Singapore Work Pass Card from Ministry of Manpower

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower is currently in the process of creating and introducing a new Singapore Work Pass Card format. The new Work Pass Card system will feature greater security and provide for quick and easy inquiries into work pass validity and authenticity.

What is the new Singapore Work Pass Card format?

The new Work Pass Card format will remove information from the physical card. Currently, application date, issue and expiration dates, and occupation are shown on the physical Work Pass Card. Going forward, this information will only be available through a new mobile app “SGWorkPass”, a new website, and the current Work Pass System’s inquiry functions.

Employers will be able to scan a QR code printed on the new card with the SGWorkPass mobile app. This scan will check the most updated status of the work passes. Additionally, the scan will also verify information such as date of expiry and occupation.

Who does this new Singapore Work Pass Card format affect?

Employers based in Singapore with employees from outside the country.

What should employers expect with this new Singapore Work Pass Card system?

The new system implementation is on track for March 2018 activation. Starting in March, employers should follow the new process for Employment Pass, S Pass, Dependent’s Pass, and Long Term Visit Pass. Employers should use the new SGWorkPass mobile app to check whether a Work Pass is valid. Internal company information systems should have data tracking and recording in place. Employers should also verify they are monitoring each Work Pass expiration date.


Global Mobility Solutions’ team of global relocation experts have helped thousands of our clients with country-specific work pass requirements, and we can help your company understand how to comply with the new Singapore Work Pass Card system and requirements. Contact our experts online or give us a call at 800.617.1904 or 480.922.0700 today.

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