The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has issued an email circular dated July 11 for employers wishing to repatriate foreign national employees.

Key Points:

  • Employers who wish to repatriate foreign employees must view the eligibility criteria and submit the relevant information here.
  • The following protocols will also apply for Indian national employees:
    • Employers must provide the employee’s address and contact number in India, as the India High Commission (IHC) will require this information for flight facilitation. Submissions without this information cannot be processed.
    • Employers who have previously made submissions to MOM without the above information are requested to re-submit them here.
    • Employers are also required to register their interest as soon as possible on IHC’s website at The latest repatriation flight details can be found here.
  • Employers that have other foreign employees residing in dormitories will have to wait for the dormitories to be cleared before purchasing air tickets to send them home. Dormitory status can be found here.
  • In addition, employers must ensure that their employees are not serving any Quarantine Order or Stay-Home-Notice the day of their flight departure.

Background: MOM recently updated entry procedures for pass holders, as the country continues its phased reopening of the economy.

Additional information: Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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