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Work pass holders required to update MOM on new residential address or mobile number within five days of any change

Posted on 18/12/2020 by Paula Formantes


With effect from 23 December 2020, all work pass holders, excluding foreign domestic workers (FDWs), are required to update the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on their new residential address or mobile number within five days of any change, as part of their work pass conditions under the Employment of Foreign Manpower (Work Passes) Regulations (EFMR). 

The accuracy of this information is critical in facilitating communications to work pass holders and contact tracing by the authorities when necessary. Please inform your foreign employees that they are to update MOM of their new details via the following channels:

   •   Work Permit holders: FWMOMCare mobile application
   •   S Pass holders: FWMOMCare mobile application
   •   Employment Pass holders: Employment Pass Online (EPOL) 

under the EFMR, Work Permit holders are required to inform their employers upon any change to their details, within 5 days. Employers of Work Permit holders (excluding FDWs) are also required to update any change in their Work Permit holders’ residential address or mobile number in the Online Foreign Worker Address Service (OFWAS).

Penalties for non-compliance may include the revocation of work passes and suspension of work pass privileges.

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