Learn about the requirements and general guidelines you must meet.
You should be at least 21 years old, not bankrupt, and mentally able.
Your helper must meet the age, nationality, and education requirements to get a Work Permit.
Your helper is entitled to 1 weekly rest day and proper living conditions.
If you’re employing a helper for the first time, or if your hired help is working in Singapore for the first time.
What you must do before, during, and after the employment period.
Apply for a Work Permit for your helper on your own or through an employment agency.
For low-income employers or senior citizens who are not staying with any working adults.
You must buy a $5,000 bond for each non-Malaysian helper you employ.
You must buy insurance that meets the minimum coverage requirements.
You must send your helper for a medical examination before you can get her Work Permit issued.
Get the permit issued within 2 weeks from your helper’s arrival or 7 days from Stay-Home Notice completion.
Check if you’re eligible to pay less levy or get tax relief on your levy payments.
For those living with a child below 16, senior aged 67 or above, or person with disabilities.
If your helper is on overseas leave for at least 7 consecutive days, or on hospitalisation leave in Singapore.
For working married, divorced, or widowed mothers with school-going children.