Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Interview By MOM

Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Interview By MOM

A person is interviewing a womanForeign Domestic Worker (FDW) Interview By MOM

Your FDW may be selected to go for an interview required by MOM, especially if she’s in the first few months of employment. If she is selected, her attendance for the interview is compulsory. Find out what to expect for the interview.


What is the FDW interview

If your FDW is selected, you will receive a letter notifying you of the scheduled date and time. As her employer, you must ensure that your FDW attends the interview on the date scheduled. The interview will be conducted by the Centre for Domestic Employees (CDE) on behalf of MOM.


What is CDE?

CDE is a non-governmental organisation set up by the Singapore’s National Trades Union Congress (SNTUC) to help both local and foreign domestic workers address work-related challenges that they may face.


What are the questions subject to Interview?

During the interview, your FDW will be asked employment related questions, such as:

  • How well is she adapting to her work environment?
  • Was she provided with adequate food and rest?
  • She will also be reminded on the importance of safe working conditions as well as her rights and responsibilities.


Why does MOM interview your FDW? (Why FDW is interviewed by MOM?)

Your FDW will need to adjust to her new working and living environment, especially if she’s working in Singapore for the first time. If she can adapt well, she will be able to settle in more quickly. This will help foster a good relationship between your family and the FDW.

The interview will hence help MOM understand how your FDW is adjusting and allow timely intervention, if necessary.


Preparation for the interview

Is it mandatory or optional
  • FDW Interview by MOM is mandatory
  • Centre for Domestic Employees, 75 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118507.
  • Phone: 6303 6840
  • Email:
  • The specific date and time will be in your interview letter.
  • 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Documents to bring along
  • The interview letter.
  • Her Work Permit card.
  • Her employment contract.
  • Any other documents, if requested.
Who can accompany your FDW
  • You, or your household members, can accompany your FDW for her interview. However, the interview is conducted only with your FDW.
To confirm the appointment
  • If you lose your interview letter, you can call CDE at 63036840 on weekdays between 9 am to 6 pm to confirm the scheduled appointment.
How to reschedule
  • If your FDW is unable to attend the interview, you need to reschedule the appointment.
  • You need to contact CDE at least 3 working days before your scheduled appointment date.
For non-compliance (if FDW does not attend)
  • If your FDW does not attend the interview, her Work Permit may be revoked by MOM.


Please refer to MOM website at and for more detailed information and up-to-date guidelines with regulations.


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