The Work Permit for Malaysian Confinement Nannies is a short-term permit usually issued for up to 16 weeks starting from the birth of your child.
Find out who is eligible and how to apply for the Work Permit.
Get an overview and key facts about the Work Permit for hiring a foreign Confinement Nanny to work in Singapore.
Find out key facts about the Work Permit for confinement nanny:
|Who it is for|
|Who can apply|
|What is the duration|
|Is it renewable|
|Passes for family|
|Foreign worker levy|
Eligibility for Work Permit for confinement nanny
You can hire a confinement nanny from Malaysia on a Work Permit to help with your newborn. Both you and the nanny need to be meet the eligibility criteria.
To hire a foreign confinement nanny, you need to:
- Be 21 years old and above at the time of application.
- Get a Work Permit for your confinement nanny.
- Pay a monthly levy.
- Have a newborn under 4 months old.
The maximum validity of the Work Permit is 16 weeks starting from your child’s date of birth. If you apply after your child is born, the validity will be shorter.
Confinement Nanny eligibility
Your confinement nanny must:
- Be a Malaysian.
- Be 23 to 70 years old at the time of the application.
- Work at your residence.
You and your confinement nanny are bound by the basic Work Permit conditions. For example, the nanny cannot work for other employers in an occupation other than that stated in the Work Permit.
You will need to pay monthly levy fees for your confinement nanny. The amount is as follows:
- If the new born child is a Singapore citizen: $60 per month.
- If the new born child is non-Singapore citizen: $265 per month.
Note: If you have another foreign domestic worker registered under your name, you will get a combined monthly levy fee deductible by GIRO.
- A medical examination is optional. You may want to send your confinement nanny for a medical checkup because she will be in contact with your newborn.
- You should buy medical insurance of at least $15,000 to cover your nanny during her employment with you.
Extend the stay of a Confinement Nanny
You can request to extend your confinement nanny’s stay in Singapore if her visit pass is cancelled or if the duration given for the visit pass is less than her employment period.
When your confinement nanny enters the country, Singapore immigration will give her a single-entry visit pass that allows her to stay here for a certain duration.
You will have to request for an extension of stay for her if:
- The duration of the visit pass is less than the employment period for her Work Permit.
- She leaves Singapore during the employment period. Her visit pass will be cancelled when she leaves, and you will have to ask for an extension each time she leaves and returns to Singapore.
To extend her stay:
- Submit the following documents using iSubmit:
- Electronic or scanned copies of your request letter.
- Your confinement nanny’s Disembarkation/Embarkation cards or passport.
- Notice of issuance of the Work Permit.
- Under Request Type, select Option 5: Work Permit Application Matters for Foreign Domestic Worker (Supporting documents and Appeals) and 6ME for FDW & FW.
It will take 14 days to process such requests. You should submit the request early so that it can be processed before her current visit pass expires.
If the request is approved, your confinement nanny can stay in Singapore until her Work Permit expires.