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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.