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

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

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

You must renew your helper’s Work Permit before it expires. Before renewing, you also need to complete certain steps, such as getting your helper’s insurance package (security bond, medical and personal accident insurance).

 

At a glance

When to renew
  • After you receive the renewal letter, you can renew your helper’s Work Permit online.
  • You should receive the letter from MOM about 8 weeks before the Work Permit expires.
  • However, if you need to renew her Work Permit earlier, you can submit a request.
Who can renew
  • Employer, sponsor or authorised employment agency (EA)
How much it costs
  • $35 per renewal
What is the duration of the renewed permit
  • Up to 2 years.
  • It may be shorter in certain situations.
How long it takes
  • The outcome is immediate
Note
  • You can make an appeal if your helper is not eligible for renewal.
  • However, any appeal is unlikely to be successful unless you provide new information in the appeal.

 

Duration of renewal

The Work Permit is usually valid for 2 years. However, it may be shorter in these situations: 

In this situation

The duration will be until

The validity of the insurance package is less than 26 months
  • 2 months before the insurance package expires
The helper is approaching 60 years old
  • The day the helper turns 60 years old
Note / Remarks
  • The duration of the renewed pass is not affected by the length of validity of the passport.
  • You should make sure your helper’s passport is valid if she is travelling out of Singapore. Embassies may impose requirements on the renewal of passports.

 

When to renew

You should receive the renewal letter from MOM about 8 weeks before your helper’s Work Permit expires.

After you receive the renewal letter, you can renew her Work Permit online.

If your helper plans to travel overseas just before the expiry date, you should renew the Work Permit before she leaves Singapore.

Note:

You can go to WP Online to:

  • Print a copy of the renewal letter if you didn’t receive it.

 

Late renewals

If you renew the Work Permit late, you’re still liable for the levy after it expires. Levy penalties or overstaying fine, if applicable, may also be imposed.

Note:

  • You can request for an extension if you’re unable to renew the Work Permit on time.

 

Documents required

You will need the following documents and information for renewal:

Documents and information

Instructions

Scanned copy of the personal particulars page of the worker’s passport (including pages that have amendments)
  • MOM must have a record of your helper’s most updated passport if it has been renewed.
Security bond (for non-Malaysian helpers)  
  • Get a new security bond.
  • The bank or insurance company must send the new security bond details to MOM before you renew the permit.
  • The effective date of the security bond can be post-dated up to 1 day after the expiry date of the existing Work Permit.
  • If you are renewing through an employment agency, they should get you to complete the Renewal Declaration Form
Personal accident insurance
  • Extend your helper’s existing personal accident insurance or get a new policy.
  • You can buy the PAI from the same bank or insurance company where you place the security bond.
Medical insurance 
  • Extend your helper’s existing medical insurance or get a new policy.
  • You can buy the medical insurance from the same bank or insurance company where you buy the security bond.
Details for a secure card delivery (only if the temporary work permit states that your helper will be getting a new card)

MOM will ask you for:

  • An address (home or office) where the card will be delivered.
  • The names and mobile numbers of up to 3 authorised recipients to sign for the card.

 

 How to renew

Processing time
  • Immediate
Where to renew
  • You can renew the Work Permit online
To renew the permit
  • Log in to submit the application and upload the required documents.
  • Refer to the renewal letter for specific instructions.
  • Pay $35 for each renewal. You can pay by VISA, Master Card or eNETS debit.

 

 After the Work Permit is renewed

After the Work Permit is renewed, print and check the temporary work permit to see:

If temporary work permit states

The existing card

Getting a new card
  • Must be returned according to instruction given in the notification letter.
Continue using the existing card
  • Must be kept by the helper.
  • Note: If you return it when you don’t need to, you have to pay $60 to replace the pass.

 

 Return the old Work Permit card

To Return the card
  • If you need to return the old card to MOM, you or your employment agency can post it to Work Pass Division, Ministry of Manpower, 18 Havelock Road, Singapore 059764.
  • You can use the “card return” function on WP Online to:
  • Check if MOM has received the card.
  • Tell MOM why you are unable to return the card.
When returning the work pass card

 

  • Do not deface, cut up or punch holes into it.
  • Do not tape the card onto a letter.
  • Do not glue or tape multiple cards together.

  

Please refer to our GUIDES for more information, SERVICES to meet your requirements or CONTACT us if you wish to avail these or many other services.

ACHI 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.

Please refer to our GUIDES for more information, SERVICES to meet your requirements or CONTACT us if you wish to avail these or many other services.
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