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Remember Your Singapore Work Visa Renewal

Lee April 6, 2016
Posted by Lee on April 06, 2016  /   Posted in Working Visa
Remember-Your-Singapore-Work-Visa-Renewal Six to eight weeks before the Work Permit (WP) expires, a renewal notice will be mailed to the employer.
 
The employer needs to renew the Work Permit using WP Online before the expiry date. If the renewal is made after the permit’s expiry date, employers will have to pay penalty for overstaying and defaulting levy.
 
Please take note of the following information before renewing the Work Permit:
 
Note: There are instances where MOM does not grant two years upon renewal of the worker’s WP. This happens when the validity of the worker’s (a) passport or (c) Banker’s or Insurance Guarantee is less than two years. Validity of passport
 
  1. A FDW’s passport must be valid for at least seven months from the expiry date of the existing Work Permit.
  2. Work Permit renewal application form or renewal notice
  3. The Work Permit renewal application form or renewal notice should be completed.
  4. Security bond
  5. The security bond form for non-Malaysian FDWs must be completed and signed by the legal employer.

       
    • Print from WP Online; or
    • (By accessing ‘Enquire’ > ‘Security Bond Status’ on the side menu function)
    • Download the Security Bond Form

     
  6. Security deposit
  7. Employers are to furnish a new security deposit or extend the existing security deposit for non-Malaysian FDWs.

       
    • A new security deposit of $5,000 in a Banker’s or Insurance Guarantee must be submitted to the Controller of Work Passes. It must be valid for 26 months. Alternatively, the existing Banker’s or Insurance Guarantee may be extended.
      • For the extension of the existing Banker’s or Insurance Guarantee, the bank or insurance company must transmit to MOM’s Work Pass Division using the same Guarantee Number and for the same FDW/existing group of FDWs. A new security bond Form is not required if the existing Banker’s or Insurance Guarantee is used.
      • If you wish to use the remaining period of the Banker’s or Insurance Guarantee, the Work Permit will only be renewed up to two months before the Banker’s or Insurance Guarantee’s expiry date, subject to other employment criteria.
    • The bank or insurance company must transmit the Banker’s or Insurance Guarantee details successfully to the MOM’s Work Pass Division before the e-renewal of the Work Permit. The effective date of the Banker’s or Insurance Guarantee can be:
      • On or before the day of renewal of the Work Permit; or
      • Post-dated up to one day after the expiry date of the existing Work Permit (For example, if the Work Permit expires on 17 December 2012, the effective date of the Banker’s or Insurance Guarantee should be 18 December 2012).

     
  1. Medical insurance
  2. A new medical insurance must be provided for the renewal of the Work Permit. Alternatively, the existing medical insurance can be renewed.
  3. For medical insurance policies taken up or renewed on or after 1 January 2010, the insurance coverage must be at least $15,000 per year for each FDW’s inpatient care and day surgery. The medical insurance may be purchased from the bank or insurance company that provides the Banker’s or Insurance Guarantee for the security deposit.

       

       
    • Personal accident insurance
    • A new personal accident insurance must be provided for the renewal of the Work Permit. Alternatively, the existing personal accident insurance can be renewed.
    • The new personal accident insurance can be effective on or before the day of renewal of the Work Permit or post-dated up to a day after the expiry date of the existing Work Permit.
    • The bank or insurance company must transmit the details successfully to MOM’s Work Pass Division before the e-renewal of the Work Permit. For domestic workers who are only required to furnish a personal accident insurance (excluding security deposit), the employer or authorised employment agency is required to submit a copy of the insurance to the Work Pass Services Centre.

 
Validity period and FDW’s maximum employment period The validity period for a Work Permit is generally two years.

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