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Settling-in Programme (SIP) for Work Permit holders

The SIP is a 1-day orientation programme to educate foreign workers on Singapore’s social norms, their employment rights and responsibilities, Singapore laws and where and how to seek assistance.

At a glance
Who must attend All non-Malaysian work permit holders who are either:

  • Construction, marine shipyard and process sectors: First time working in Singapore or Returning workers on in-principle approval (IPA).
  • Manufacturing sector: First time working in Singapore.
When to attend
  • Within 2 weeks of foreign worker’s arrival in Singapore; or
  • 7 days after completing SHN.
Where to attend Foreign workers in:

  • Construction, marine shipyard and process sectors:
    • Migrant Worker Onboarding Centre
    • (https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/onboard-centre)
  • Manufacturing sector:
    • MWC @ Soon Lee Recreation Centre
      51, SOON LEE ROAD
, Level 2, Singapore 628088
Duration
  • 1 day.
Is it mandatory
  • Yes.
  • Foreign workers must attend SIP before Work Permit can be issued.
Cost
  • $75 (including GST), borne by the foreign worker’s employer.
Registration
  • https://sip.mwc.org.sg/
Languages
  • English, Bengali, Burmese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Tamil & Thai.
Documents required Your foreign worker must bring the following documents to the SIP training centre:

  • IPA letter – full set, employee’s copy
  • Foreign worker’s passport

Note:

Attending SIP at MWC @ Soon Lee Recreation Centre

To attend the SIP class, your workers must present both (1 & 2):

1) Proof of a negative test result for:

  • PCR test taken within the last 48 hours.

OR

  • ART test taken within the last 24 hours. Your worker must show the ART result using FWMOMCare.

2) Green AccessCode status on their SGWorkPass.

What is it

The SIP is a 1-day orientation programme to educate foreign workers on Singapore’s social norms, their employment rights and responsibilities, Singapore laws and where and how to seek assistance.

The topics include:
  • Understanding Singapore
  • Local practices and social norms
  • Remittance and unlicensed money lenders
  • E-remittance
  • Protect yourself from Infections
  • Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) requirements
  • Mobile application orientation
  • Safe Rest Day
  • Living safely during COVID-19 (in dormitories)
  • Employment Laws
  • Employment and Work Injury Compensation Rights
  • SGSecure & Other Key Laws
  • Mental health
Register for SIP

To ensure that your foreign worker gets a training slot within 2 weeks of arrival in Singapore or 7 days after completing SHN, you should register for the SIP early.

The Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) will conduct the SIP on behalf of MOM.

For more info, visit the MWC website at: https://sip.mwc.org.sg/

FAQ on Settling-in Programme (SIP)

Can my migrant workers be exempted from attending Settling-in Programme (SIP) as I have an urgent project for my migrant workers?

No.

If your migrant workers are working in Singapore for the first time, they must attend the SIP before their Work Permits can be issued.

You can register as soon as you know their arrival date.

For more info, visit the MWC website at: https://sip.mwc.org.sg/

For registration of Settling-in Programme (SIP), when does the 14-day window start?

The 14-day window for registration of SIP begins on the second day of their arrival in Singapore.

If your migrant worker landed in Singapore at night on 1 August, the 14-day window starts on 2 August. Your migrant worker must attend SIP by 15 August.

How do I change the date for the Settling-in Programme (SIP) for my migrant workers?

You can re-register your migrant workers for a new SIP class, as long as it is still within their first 14 days of arrival in Singapore.

You can register for SIP classes at https://sip.mwc.org.sg.

Please contact MWC at sip@mwc.org.sg if you need clarifications on class schedules or operational issues.

What should I do if my foreign worker is unable to attend the Settling-in Programme (SIP) within the first 14 days of arrival in Singapore?

If your foreign worker is unable to attend the SIP within the first 14 days of arrival in Singapore, you need to email mom_fwsip@mom.gov.sg with your reasons and supporting documents. MOM will then assess your appeal.

Source of Information for all Work Passes & their related matters is from the Ministry Of Manpower, Singapore.

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

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