How to get visa for Nanny / Care taker in Singapore?

What is the type of pass should apply for nannies in Singapore?

Malaysian confinement nannies can work in Singapore for up to 16 weeks, beginning with the birth of the employer’s child. Because the work duration is short, confinement nannies will receive a Work Permit letter rather than a Work Permit card.

How to apply for a Work Permit for a confinement nanny in Singapore?

Foreign confinement nanny can apply either on your own or through an employment agency.

The application is submitted electronically. The following is the application form for obtaining a Work Permit for a confinement nanny in Singapore:

  • Write a consent letter in which you agree to be employed and consent to the application being submitted.
  • The employer or EA accesses the Ministry of Manpower’s eService and fills out the application form.
  • Attach all the documents
  • The employer or EA accesses the Ministry of Manpower’s eService and fills out the application form.
  • You can apply here.

Eligibility for Nanny

Employer’s eligibility

You must meet the below criteria:

  • At the time of filling the application, you must be at least 21 years old.
  • Get your confinement nanny a Work Permit.
  • You must pay a monthly levy.
  • The newborn must be under the age of four months.

Confinement nanny eligibility

Confinement nanny must meet the below criteria:

  • Consider yourself a Malaysian.
  • You must be between the ages of 23 and 70 at the time of application.
  • Work from your home.

When and where to apply?

You can apply from four weeks before the expected date of delivery to sixteen weeks after the child is born. You can apply it yourself or through an agency.

Documents required for Confinement nanny

Before you submit the application, you and your employer must have the following documents:

  • In case the employer is a Singaporean or Permanent Resident, a copy of their ID card is required.
  • If the employer is not a Singaporean or Permanent Resident, a copy of their passport or Employment or Dependent’s Pass is required.
  • A copy of your passport along with travel documents.
  • A copy of your ID
  • A copy of a doctor’s letter stating the child’s expected birth date.
    If the child has already been born, a birth certificate/notification of live birth is required.
  • A copy of the educational certificate.

Who can apply?

An employer or appointive employment agent can apply for a work permit.

What is the cost?

There is a charge of $35.

What is the processing time?

It usually processes within one week, unless a few more pieces of information are required.

Procedure to extend the stay of Nanny’s visa

If your confinement nanny’s visit pass is canceled or its duration does not cover her employment period, you can request that her stay in Singapore be extended.

When your confinement nanny arrives in Singapore for work, she will be given a single-entry visit pass that allows her to stay for a set amount of time.

Below are the conditions:

  • If her visit pass is not valid for the duration of her employment. If she is transferring to another employer in Singapore, you can make the request for her, or she can hire an employment agency to do so.
  • During her employment period, When she leaves Singapore, her visit pass will automatically be canceled, and you must request an extension each time she leaves and returns to Singapore.
  • Moreover, You can submit the application form along with documents.
  • Must submit the application at least 2 weeks before her visit pass expire.

The below documents need to be submitted for extension:

  • Her Disembarkation/Embarkation (D/E) card, both sides front, and back (maximum 1MB)
  • Her passport’s personal information page (maximum 1MB)

What are the extension fees?

Each extension made after 3 months from the date the visit pass was issued will incur a $40 fee.

What will happen if you don’t extend the visa?

Once the nanny departs or left Singapore, the visit pass extension is no longer valid.

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