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A Guide to Renewal for Singapore Work Permit

Overview: What is a Singapore Work Permit?

The Work Permit allows unskilled foreign labor force from Asia to seek employment in Singapore's promising and booming niches like services, construction, manufacturing, and marine. The entry requirements for the Work Permit are lower than for other work passes.

This means that there is a higher demand and some restrictions for hiring firms, such as levies and quotas. A bond and adequate health coverage for all WP holders. This is done to protect the local labor market for low-skilled workers in Singapore. Continue reading to find out more about Singapore Work Permit.

Singapore work permit renewal

You are allowed to renew your Work Permit 6 – 8 weeks prior to the existing wp expiry. However, before you renew your WP, you need to ensure that the following:

  • Your company has the existing quota for the work permit renewal. You may use this work permit calculator tool.
  • You have extended the security bond and medical insurance;
  • The applicant’s medical test is still current or the applicant must go to do a new medical check-up at any local clinic in Singapore.

Documents required for WP Renewal

A scan of the applicant's most recent passport bio-data, with at least two years validity.

Non-Malaysian workers require a security bond

Extension of existing Medical Insurance for the applicant

You can download the WP online notice for renewal of your work permit

Details about the delivery of the Work Permit Card: Name, NRIC, Fin, or Passport numbers, and contact details for authorized recipients to receive it