Foreign domestic helpers: How to hire?
To hire a foreign domestic worker (FDW) or a confinement nanny in Singapore, you must ensure she holds a valid work permit. You can apply for her work permit personally, or through an employment agency.
Who can hire foreign domestic helpers?
You can hire a foreign domestic helper if you are one of the following:
- A Singapore citizen
- A Singapore permanent resident
- An employment pass holder
- A dependent pass holder
How long does it take to hire?
- First-time FDWs (i.e. never worked in Singapore)
Average time required is 4 to 6 weeks from date of approval
- Transfer FDWs (i.e. already in Singapore, seeking a new employer)
Average time required is 1 week from date of approval
FDWs: How to hire
For more information on how to hire a domestic foreign worker, please read more here.