Shared Paternity Leave
Working fathers can apply to share 1 week of your wife’s 16 weeks of Government-Paid Maternity Leave, subject to her agreement.
If you are a working father, including one who is self-employed, you are entitled to shared parental leave if you meet the following requirements:
- Your child is a Singapore citizen.
- The child’s mother qualifies for Government-Paid Maternity Leave (GPML).
- You are lawfully married to the child’s mother.
You are entitled to 1 week of shared parental leave, capped at $2,500, including CPFcontributions.
You can take your leave as follows:
|Default, without any mutual agreement||Take 1 continuous week within 12 months after the birth of the child.|
|Flexibly, by mutual agreement||Split the 1 week into working days and take them in any combination within 12 months after the birth of the child.|
|Calculating working days||1 week x the number of working days in the week.
Capped at 6 working days.
How to apply
For instructions on applying for leave or claiming reimbursement, you can use any of the following: