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A Guide to Foreign Worker Tenant Enquiry Service (FWTES)
The Foreign Worker Tenant Enquiry Service (FWTES) allows you to check how many foreign workers are occupying either a HDB flat or a PRP (Private Residential Premise) in Singapore.
The Purpose of the Foreign Worker Tenant Enquiry Service
The FWTES will enable employers to check on the number of non-domestic work pass holders in Singapore who are residing in either HDB or PRP premises.
What Is Needed for the FWTES?
To use the FWTES, you will need to have a CorpPass account if you don’t already have one. If you already have an account, you need to login to your CorpPass account and go to the assigned eServices tab. Here, you should be able to view the Foreign Manpower eServices option as one of your assigned options.
If you are unable to view this service, you will need to get your CorpPass admin or sub-admin to assign the eService to you.
More Information About the Foreign Worker Tenant Enquiry Service (FWTES) System
If you are a homeowner in Singapore, you are eligible to remove foreign workers who are no longer residing in their HDB flat or PRP. Homeowners will be able to trace tenancy through the Foreign Worker Tenant Enquiry System for PRPs. This will enable them to easily remove the names of foreign individuals who are no longer residing at the premises.
Through the FWTES, homeowners will also be able to keep tabs on whether their address has been used for fraudulent purposes. If affected, the homeowner should lodge a report directly to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Singapore. MOM will investigate each case that is lodged.
MOM investigates each report that is received from affected homeowners. Stern enforcement action is taken against those who make false declarations. If an employer is found to have falsely declared the residential address of their foreign workers, they could face a fine of up to $20,000 or up to 2-years jail time or both for every address that has been misused. These employers will also be barred from hiring foreign nationals in the future.
Foreign workers on the other hand, who have been found guilty of falsely declaring their addresses will be sent back home and barred from being employed in Singapore.