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Six-monthly medical examination (6ME) for female migrant workers

As an employer, you must send your female Work Permit holders for medical screening every 6 months. This medical examination screens for pregnancy and infectious diseases such as syphilis, HIV and tuberculosis.


The 6ME must be conducted by a Singapore-registered doctor and the results must be submitted by the clinics.

As the employer, you must pay for the 6ME and any medical expenses arising from it.

Tests done during 6ME

Our 6ME letters will state which tests are due. The tests include:

Tests Frequency
Pregnancy and syphilis Every 6 months
HIV Every 2 years
Tuberculosis Once, upon 2 years of stay in Singapore

When to send your worker for 6ME

You will receive a notification letter and 6ME form by post when your female Work Permit holder's 6ME is due. She must complete her 6ME by the due date.

You can also log in to WP Online to check the previous 6ME date. You can then know when the next one is due, and also reprint the 6ME form.

If your worker is on overseas leave

If your worker is due for her 6ME while she is away on overseas leave, you can request to postpone it until she returns.

If you need to postpone the 6ME by more than 4 weeks, you will need to upload documents to tell us why. E.g. If the worker is away due to medical reasons, you will need to upload the doctor’s memo.

If your worker's employment is ending soon

If you are sending your worker home within 1 month from her 6ME due date, you can choose not to send her for the 6ME.

When to apply for a waiver

If you intend to continue hiring your worker for more than 1 month from her 6ME due date, you need to apply for a waiver.

If your worker fails the 6ME

If your worker did not pass her 6ME, you must cancel her Work Permit and send her home immediately.