Cancellation of Employment Pass (EP)

Cancellation of Employment Pass (EP) In Singapore

You must cancel an Employment Pass (EP) if the pass holder no longer works for you or when the pass expires. You must also discard the cancelled pass card. 

At a glance

When to cancel

Depending on which comes first, you must cancel the Employment Pass (EP):

  • Within 1 week after last day of notice; OR
  • 1 day after the Employment Pass (EP) expires.
  • You can submit a cancellation request up to 14 days in advance. (E.g. If you want the pass to be cancelled on 15 February, you can submit the request from 1 February.)
While becoming a PR
  • You don’t need to cancel the Employment Pass (EP) if the pass holder becomes a Singapore permanent resident.
  • MOM will cancel it automatically.
Who can cancel
  • Employer or appointed employment agent (EA)
How much it costs
  • Free Of Cost (FOC)
How long it takes
  • Cancellation is immediate, unless you are submitting an advance cancellation request.
  • If the pass holder has left Singapore permanently, you must cancel the Employment Pass (EP) within one week from the pass holder’s departure date.
  • When the Employment Pass (EP) is cancelled, all related Dependant’s Passes, Long Term Visit Passes (LTVP) and Letter Of Consent (LOC) will also be cancelled.


Before Cancelling

 You need to
  • 1) Seek tax clearance from the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS).
  • 2) Settle all outstanding employment issues, such as paying of salary.
  • 3) Buy an air ticket to send the pass holder to the international airport in the home country, nearest to the hometown, unless the pass holder agrees in writing to bear the cost.


How to cancel the Employment Pass (EP)

To cancel while the pass holder is still in Singapore
  • Log in to myMOM Portal.
  • For pass holders who are still in Singapore, you can request for a 60-day Short Term Visit Pass (STVP) to give them a valid stay in the meantime.
  • The pass holder and you will both receive the STVP by email.
  • The pass holder needs to show the STVP and a valid passport to the immigration officer when leaving Singapore.
To cancel while the pass holder has left Singapore
  • Log in to myMOM Portal.
  • Cancel the Employment Pass (EP).


Discard the old pass card

The card is to be cut
  • You must cut the old work pass card in half upon successful cancellation.
Purpose of cutting the card 
  • The purpose of cutting the old work pass card in half is to prevent any misuse.


How do I check if an EP is cancelled?

You can check if an Employment Pass is cancelled by checking the validity of the pass. You don’t need to log in for this.

Link: https://www.mom.gov.sg/eservices/services/check-work-pass-and-application-status


Please refer to MOM website at www.mom.gov.sg or www.cpf.gov.sg for more detailed information and up-to-date guidelines with regulations.

ACHI BIZ is one of the licensed Employment Agencies in Singapore. We will assist your work pass related applications and appeals at our level best with the regulatory authority Ministry Of Manpower (MOM) for successful outcome.

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