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Are we eligible? What is the criteria?

Employer requirements for hiring an FDW

As an employer, you need to meet the eligibility criteria before hiring a foreign domestic worker (FDW).

Who is eligible

To hire an FDW, you must:

  • Be 21 years old and above

  • Not be an undischarged bankrupt

  • Have the mental capacity to fully understand and discharge your responsibility as an employer.

We will also consider your financial ability to hire, maintain and upkeep the FDW in an acceptable accommodation.

First time employing a maid

If you are a first time FDW employer, you must attend an Employer Orientation Programme (EOP) before you apply for an FDW.

What is the Employers' Orientation Programme

The Employers' Orientation Programme is a 3-hour programme that will help you understand your role and responsibilities as an employer of a foreign domestic worker (FDW).

First-time employers must complete the EOP at least 2 working days before submitting a Work Permit application.

Refer to this pre-hiring checklist.


Sammy Tan: +65 98161928
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