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THE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO APPLY FOR A WORK PERMIT FOR YOUR CONFINEMENT NANNY IN SINGAPORE

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This article guides Mummies and Confinement Nannies on obtaining a Work Permit and arriving in Singapore. The guide also covers Medical Insurance and payment of the Foreign Worker Levy.

STEP 1: MUMMY

1. Apply for your Nanny's Work Permit 4 weeks before your EDD, and you will receive an In-principle Approval Letter (IPA) within a week. Apply on the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) website here.
2. Send the Employee's Copy of the IPA to your Nanny once you receive it from MOM. Here is a sample of the Employee's Copy of the IPA for your reference:

STEP 2: NANNY

3. Ensure the IPA you received from the Mummy is valid. You can check the validity here.

STEP 3: MUMMY

4. It is advisable to buy Medical Insurance of at least S$15,000 to cover your Nanny during her employment with you. You can contact Ms. Xin or any other health insurance agent.
Ms. Xin's Medical Insurance package costs around S$100 (GST included):

Schedule of Benefits (per worker) Coverage/ Limits
Limit per Disability $15,000.00
Hospital Room & Board (max 60 days)
(Singapore Government/ Restructured Hospital)
4-bedded
Intensive Care Unit Room & Board (max 10 days) As Charged
Hospital Miscellaneous Services As Charged
Surgery As Charged
Specialist Consultation, Examination and Laboratory Test (Pre-Hospitalization charges) maximum 90 days prior to admission As Charged
Post-Hospitalization Treatment maximum 90 days after discharge from Hospital As Charged
Free Additional Coverage*
1. Repatriation of body remains benefits (non-work-related death) $3,000.00
2. Accidental Permanent Total Disability benefit (non-work related) $10,000.00

*Only 1 of the free additional benefit is payable.

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5. Inform your Nanny once you give birth.

STEP 4: NANNY

6. Apply for your SG Arrival Card through the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) before arriving in Singapore. You can apply through ICA's website or the Android and iOS apps.
7. Provide the Mummy with the DE Number on your SG Arrival Card.
8. Ask the Mummy to request for your Work Permit to be issued after you arrive.

STEP 5: MUMMY

9. Request for your Nanny's Work Permit from MOM. You may need to apply for more than 28 days to be safe. You also have the option to extend or cancel the Work Permit after application.
10. You are required to pay a Foreign Worker Levy every month until termination of employment. You can find the payment information here.

MORE INFORMATION

Visit this page on the MOM website for more information about applying for your Confinement Nanny's Work Permit and paying the Foreign Worker Levy.
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