frequently asked questions
For all first-time FDWs, you are required to attend a Settling-In-Program (SIP) as well. This program aims to guide and equip you with the basic knowledge about your new working environment and, your rights as an FDW working in Singapore.
Concessionary levy rate will be $60 per month if the employer is under any of these schemes:Young child or grandchild scheme Aged person scheme Persons with disabilities scheme Payment should be made via GIRO. You can log in using your SingPass.
- FDW is on overseas leave at least 7 consecutive days.
- Amount of levy waiver is capped at 60 calendar days per calendar year.
- Hospitalization leave recognized by Singapore hospitals.
- Does not return to Singapore after overseas leave.
Personal Accident InsuranceNeed to purchase personal accident insurance of minimum $10,000
A Security BondAll employers of non-Malaysian work permit holders, including FDW, are required to post a security deposit $5,000 per maid. It must be furnished prior to FDW arrival in Singapore.
Work Permit Cancellation/ Renewal
Home Leave Application
For travelling expenses, it is strongly encouraged that both employer and FDW discuss and agree mutually.