Cancellation of Work Permit for Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) In Singapore

Cancellation of Work Permit for Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) In Singapore

Cancellation of Work Permit for Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW / Helper)

You must cancel a Work Permit if she no longer works for you or when the Work Permit expires. You must also return the cancelled Work Permit card.

 

At a glance

When to cancel

Depending on which comes first, you must cancel the Work Permit:

  • Within 1 week after last day of notice; OR
  • 1 day after the Work Permit expires.
Who can cancel
  • Employer or appointed employment agent (EA)
How much it costs
  • Free Of Cost (FOC)
How long it takes
  • Cancellation is immediate
When levy stops
  • 1 day before cancellation
Note:
  • If your helper has left Singapore and will not return to work for you, you must cancel the Work Permit within 1 week from the departure date.

  

Before Cancelling

You need to
  • 1) Agree on the last day of work with your helper.
  • 2) Settle all outstanding employment issues, such as paying of salary.
  • 3) Ensure that your helper has a valid passport.
  • 4) Buy a direct air ticket to the international airport in the helper’s home country, nearest to the hometown:
  • You must pay for the air ticket and it must include check-in luggage.
  • The departure date must be within 2 weeks from the cancellation.

Note: If there are no direct flights, you and your helper should discuss and agree on the following, before buying the air ticket:

  • The transit arrangement, such as connecting flights and layover hours.
  • The amount of allowance to sustain your helper during the transit.

 

How to cancel Work Permit while the Helper is still in Singapore

To cancel the Work Permit while the helper is still in Singapore
  • Log in to WP Online and cancel the Work Permit.
  • Print the Special Pass. The Special Pass allows your helper to legally stay in Singapore before leaving.
  • Give the Special Pass to your helper.
  • The helper must show the Special Pass to the immigration officer when leaving Singapore.
Tip
  • If you need the helper to work only for a short period beyond the Work Permit expiry date, you can request for a short extension of her permit.
When levy stops
  • 1 day before cancellation
Discharge of Security Bond
  • The security bond will usually be discharged 1 week after your helper’s departure, and other conditions are met.

You must ensure your helper leaves as scheduled.

 

How to cancel Work Permit while the helper has left Singapore

To cancel the Work Permit while the helper has left Singapore
  • Log in to WP Online and cancel the Work Permit.
  • Choose the cancellation reason “My helper or I wish to end this employment or she has gone home and will not be returning”.
Discharge of Security Bond
  • The security bond will be discharged within 2 weeks after MOM has verified that the helper has left Singapore.

 

After cancellation of Work Permit

After cancelling WP
  • Once the Work Permit is cancelled, the helper cannot work, even while waiting to leave Singapore.
  • Levy will be charged until 1 day before the cancellation.

  

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.

 

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.

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