The Ministry of Manpower has announced proposed changes to the format of work pass cards. Quick Response (‘QR’) codes will be introduced and incorporated into a free SGWorkPass mobile application that can be downloaded.  The purpose of this is to allow employees to check their work status on smartphones. Users without smartphones will still be able to access work passes and Employment Passes online.

The Ministry of Manpower is expected to implement the virtual work pass in three stages on different dates depending on employment sector.  Both employer and employee will be able to access virtual work pass information.  The new format is expected to be fully integrated by Spring 2018.