You need to send your workers for a medical examination before you can get their Work Permits issued.
Requirements for the check-up
You must send your workers for a medical examination by a Singapore-registered doctor within 2 weeks of their arrival in Singapore. Bring along the medical examination form when the worker goes for the tests.
All non-Malaysian male Work Permit holders from the Construction, Marine shipyard and Process (CMP) sectors and holding an in-principle approval (IPA) will undergo the residential onboarding programme including enhanced medical examination and Settling-in Programme at MOM’s Onboard centre
for 3 days.
Non-CMP workers who are vaccinated overseas are required to visit a local clinic. This is to get their overseas vaccination records updated in the National Immunisation Registry (NIR).
You can arrange for them to do this when they are taking the pre-employment medical examination. Please call the clinic first to check if it offers this service.
The medical examination screens the worker for 4 types of infectious diseases (tuberculosis, HIV, syphilis and malaria) and checks if they are fit to work.
You can send your workers for more tests if you have specific concerns about their health.