Work Permit Application Fee

Per Application Inclusive Of MOM Cost

Our Services Include:

  • Pre-application information and advising on Singapore Work Permit
  • WP Online filing of “Work Permit Application”
  • Tracking Work Permit application status while under processing
  • Liaising with direct MOM officer in charge, if required
  • Responding to MOM’s requests for additional information, if any
  • Arranging for issuance of Work Permit upon in-principle approval (IPA)
  • Filing of appeal in case of rejection of Work Permit application


  • Medical Check-Up Cost – Add $0.00, if required
  • Purchase Insurance (Workmen Compensation) – Add $0.00
  • Purchase Security Deposit Bond – Add $0.00 Per Annum

Singapore Work Permit Application

The Work Permit allows semi-skilled foreign workers from countries of approved origin to work in certain sectors. Find out your sector’s requirements, foreign worker levy and quota, and how to apply work permit

Basic-skilled workers from approved source countries who want to work in Singapore’s in-demand sectors are issued a Work Permit (WP). A WP is valid for two years, subject to the validity of the worker’s passport, the Banker’s/Insurance Guarantee, and the duration of the worker’s employment, whichever is shorter.

The worker is only permitted to work for a specific employer and in a specific occupation. The eligible salary must be less than S$2,000.

Our services include reviewing your candidacy, acting as a liaison with MOM, “apply work permit”, processing renewals, appealing, and tracking your application.

Apply Work Permit

Steps for applying and check the status of application online.


  • A non-Malaysian worker must not be in Singapore at the time of work permit application.
  • If this is the first time you are applying for a Work Permit, you need to declare your business activity and the requirements for Work Permit
  • The duration of the Work Permit is usually 2 years, but it may be shorter depending on:
    • Validity of the worker’s passport: validity will be 1 month before the passport expires.
    • Duration of the security bond: validity will be 2 months before the security bond expires.

Certain steps before the pass is issued.

Before applying

  • Know Work Permit requirements by sector
  • Know your quota and levy (First-time employers)
  • Declare business activity (Construction and process)
  • Apply for man-year entitlement (Construction, process, marine shipyard)
  • Apply for prior approval (Process maintenance) Apply for in-principle support

Before arrival

  • Apply For Work Permit Online
  • Buy security bond
  • Buy medical insurance and submit details
  • (First-time, construction) Register the worker for SIP

Upon arrival

  • (First-time, construction) Send the worker to attend SIP
  • Register worker’s address
  • Send the worker for medical exam
  • Get the Work Permit issued Register
  • Fingerprints and photo Receive the Work Permit card

Work Permit Procedure

Foreign workers from approved source countries working in the construction, manufacturing, marine shipyard, process or services sector.

Employer or Appointed licensed employment agent (EA) needs to apply WP.

There is no minimum requirement for work permit.

Up to two years, depending on the validity of the worker’s passport, employment period, and security bond.

Not available work permit holder.

Yes. Employers are limited by a quota for their industry and have to pay a monthly levy for each worker

Medical insurance must be provided by employers.

Processing time: within 1 week. Some cases will take more time.

To submit a work permit application:

  1. Get a written consent from the foreign worker to apply for Work Permit.
  2. We will submit the application via WP Online
  3. MOM cost $35 for each application.
  4. Check the status of your application after 1 week.
    It takes around 1 week to process the application. It may take longer if additional information is required.
  5. Monitor the outcome online. If your application is approved, We will forward you the documents to print:
    • In-principle approval (IPA) letter
    • Work Permit application form

You need to complete these steps to prepare for your workers’ arrival in Singapore.

Before your workers arrive

  1. Buy security bond for non-Malaysian workers.
    • Ensure that insurer sends MOM the security bond details. It takes up to 3 working days.
    • The security bond must take effect when they arrive. Otherwise, they will be refused entry into Singapore and will have to pay to send them home immediately.
  2. Buy medical insurance for them.

When your workers arrive

  1. Within 2 weeks of arrival, send them for medical examination by a Singapore-registered doctor.
  2. Print and complete the Security Bond form.
    • For sole proprietorships and partnerships, the form should be signed by the sole proprietor or partner.
    • For private limited companies, it should be signed by a directors who is registered with ACRA. If the director wishes to appoint an employee to sign the form, he must provide a written authorisation to MOM.

Processing time: Immediate

Work Permit Issued

A Malaysian

  • After entering Singapore.
  • Before the short-term visit pass (i.e. immigration white card) expires.
  • Before the due date stated on the in-principle approval (IPA) letter.

If you can’t get the Work Permit issued on time
e.g. examination results or new passport is not ready

WP Online to extend the IPA letter. Need to do this before the due date stated on the IPA letter.

A non-Malaysian

  • After entering Singapore.
  • Within 14 days after arriving in Singapore.

If you can’t get the Work Permit issued on time
e.g. examination results or new passport is not ready

Log in to WP Online to request for a Special Pass. The IPA will be automatically extended.

Changing to a new employer

  • Before the current Work Permit expires.
  • Before the due date stated on the IPA letter.

If you can’t get the Work Permit issued on time
e.g. examination results or new passport is not ready

Log in to WP Online to extend the IPA letter. You need to do this before the due date stated on the IPA letter.

To get the Work Permit issued:

  1. Register the worker’s residential address and mobile number using OFWAS.
  2. Must wait for at least an hour before logging in to WP Online to request for Work Permit to be issued.
  3. Log in to WP Online to request for Work Permit to be issued.
Make sure you print the IPA letter and the Work Permit application form before getting the pass issued.
  1. Provide an address (home or office) where the card will be delivered.
  2. Nominate up to 3 authorised recipients to receive the card, and provide their NRIC, FIN or passport number, mobile numbers and email address.
  3. Pay MOM cost $35 for each Work Permit issued.
  4. After the Work Permit is issued, print the notification letter.

The notification letter:

  • Is valid for 1 month from the date of issue. Request to extend the validity if you have a change of travel plans.
  • Should be given to the foreign worker. It allows them to travel in and out of Singapore while waiting for the Work Permit card.
  • States if the worker needs to report to MOM Services Centre – Hall C to register fingerprints and photo.

When: Within 1 week after pass is issued (if required)

Check the notification letter for whether the worker needs to register at MOM Services Centre – Hall C. If it is required, the worker needs to register within 1 week of issuing the Work Permit.

You must make an appointment for the worker to register.

For the appointment, the worker should bring:

  • Original passport
  • Appointment letter
  • Notification letter

When: 4 working days after registration

MOM will deliver the Work Permit card to the given address 4 working days after the worker registers and gets documents verified.

For workers who do not need to register, we will deliver the card 4 working days after verifying their documents.

The authorised recipients will get an SMS or email with the delivery details at least 1 working day before delivery.

You can also check the card delivery details in WP Online.

Download SGWorkPass to scan QR code on your new card to check status, expiry date and more.

If card delivery fails

After unsuccessful deliveries, you’ll have to collect the card at the service desk of MOM Services Centre – Hall C.

You or an authorised person can collect the card 3 working days after the second attempted delivery. You don’t need an appointment for collection.

Bring along these documents for card collection:

  • Candidate’s original passport.
  • Notification letter.

If you authorise someone to collect it on your behalf, make sure they bring these along:

  • An authorisation letter from the employer.
  • NRIC or passport for verification.