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Are workpermit holders allowed to travel on their own?

Postby Dooply » Tue, 09 Oct 2012 9:00 pm

Well, there is this guy in my company who is on workpermit. He wants me to book a ticket for him flying out friday night and return on sunday night so that he can go see his family for a couple of days. I will only be doing this for him as a favour since I am on cordial terms with him. (I am not his boss/superior/manager etc).

Tiger airways says they don't have a problem if the credit card holder is not travelling. Airline issues aside, does anybody knows if this is allowed as per MOM rules? Can a workpermit holder travel on his own accord or does he need some kind of permissions etc ??

I will try calling up MOM helpline tomorrow but thought I might be able to pick a few brains here !!

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Postby taxico » Tue, 09 Oct 2012 9:36 pm

i know house helps that get to go back home for their annual holidays... without their employers.

i'm guessing it's okay - kinda weird (and wrong) to be chaperoned by the employers, otherwise...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 09 Oct 2012 9:53 pm

Sure WP's can travel. Just look on the back of the WP. Should say multiple entry visa on it somewhere. Remember, the hoard of Malaysians that swarm across the causeway like hornet on their bikes. All on WPs.

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Postby Dooply » Tue, 09 Oct 2012 10:08 pm

Ohh, thanks SMS for the informative answer. Now I wont have to turn him down :)

Thanks again !!

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Sure WP's can travel. Just look on the back of the WP. Should say multiple entry visa on it somewhere. Remember, the hoard of Malaysians that swarm across the causeway like hornet on their bikes. All on WPs.


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