Levy Waiver For A Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) In Singapore

Infographic for waiver of foreign worker levy for domestic work permit holdersApply for levy waiver for a Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) In Singapore

You can get a waiver for your foreign domestic worker (FDW) levy payments only in certain situations. These include overseas leave and hospitalisation leave.

When you can get a levy waiver

You can apply for a levy waiver only if your helper:

  • Is on overseas leave for at least 7 consecutive days.
    Capped at 60 calendar days per calendar year. (Note: In light of COVID-19, MOM has temporarily lifted the cap from 60 to 90 calendar days for Foreign Domestic Workers (FDW) on overseas leave, for the year 2020.)
  • Is on hospitalisation leave issued by Singapore hospitals.
    Capped at 60 calendar days per calendar year.
  • Does not return to Singapore after overseas leave.
  • Is under police custody or is housed at the embassy.
  • Passed away.

What you need

If your helper You need
Went on overseas leave
  • No documents needed. MOM will contact you if any further document is needed.
  • If the helper chose not to return from overseas leave, you should cancel the work permit before you apply for a waiver.
Was admitted to a hospital in Singapore

Any of the following:

  • Medical certificate showing the period of hospitalisation leave.
  • Hospital bills which reflect the admission and discharge dates.
Was in the custody of the police or embassy
A letter from the relevant organisation stating the period of custody.
Passed away
  • A copy of her death certificate.

When to apply

  • You can apply for the levy waiver only after the levy has been charged and it must be within 1 year of the levy bill.
  • If the waiver period requested is from January 2015 (start month) to February 2015 (end month), you must submit the application by 31 January 2016.

How to apply

  • You need to apply online at www.cpf.gov.sg website. After logging in, choose Application for Waiver of Foreign Worker Levy (Domestic).
  • You can check your application status online after 12 working days.
  • You can view online levy waiver demo at www.cpf.gov.sg

How to calculate the waiver

Amount waived = Monthly levy rate – Levy payable

  • Waiver period: 1 – 15 September
  • Helper’s levy rate: $265 monthly (or $8.72 daily)
How to calculate
  1. Count the number of days from 16 to 30 September where levy is payable, i.e. 15 days.
  2. Find out the amount of levy payable using daily rate, i.e. 15 days x $8.72 = $130.80
  3. Amount waived = Monthly levy rate – Levy payable
    $265 (monthly levy rate) – $130.80 (levy payable) = $134.20 (amount waived)

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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