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Singapore Work Pass Cancellation Guide

This Singapore work pass cancellation guide will throw light on the circumstances, like when and how to cancel work pass. Our expert team will streamline the process of work pass cancellation by handling every aspect in a meticulous manner.

Work pass Cancellation process is an important aspect that often associates with Singapore expats or foreign work forces. This write up will provide an overview of Singapore work visa cancellation process and other related information.

When to cancel Singapore Work Pass?

Singapore work pass can be cancelled when you

  • Resign or terminate by employer from your existing job and plan to leave Singapore permanently
  • Resign and join a new employer in Singapore
  • Retrenched by existing employment and wish to find alternative job in Singapore
  • Resign from existing employment and plan to start own business in Singapore

How to Cancel Work Pass in Singapore?

You can cancel your work pass by yourself, through your employer, or with the help of an authorized visa agency. Cancellation process can be initiated either manually or through online via MOM website. Upon submission of cancellation form, the MOM officer will review all your documents before proceeding with the cancellation. You will be issued an acknowledgement letter and STVP (Short Term Visit Pass) with 30 days validity at the counter of MOM, which indicate that you work pass has been cancelled successfully.

When a work pass cancelled, all related passes such as Dependant’s pass and LTVT (Long Term Visit Pass) tied to the work pass would be automatically cancelled. Upon receipt of the cancellation acknowledgement letter, you must return your original work pass and other related pass by dropping it at the MOM’s office. Or else, you can also post the relevant passes within 7 days from the date of cancellation.

Important Formalities to Consider Before Leaving Singapore

  • It is highly essential for you to ensure that you have cleared all tax dues.
  • In case if you have any overdue taxes, you may be prevented from leaving Singapore by a stop order certificate. In such case, you will need to obtain a release letter from IRAS.
  • Make sure to settle the lease agreement with your landlord if you happen to live in a rented accommodation.
  • Notify the bank, insurance companies, credit cards that you hold accounts with them and check with them if there is any formality that you need to comply with.
  • Make sure to close your accounts with utility providers

Please Note:

If you are not planning to leave Singapore and want to set up a business instead, then you must apply for an appropriate pass. If you have a new job offer in hand after having resigned or terminated from the job, your new employer would apply for a new work pass on your behalf.

At TaxationsServices.com.sg, we are ever ready to serve you with responses to your queries pertaining to Singapore work pass cancellation process. Please feel free to contact us on following telephone no. +65-6635 6405 / +65-6728 9142 or send a mail at info@taxationservices.com.sg

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