Not be in Singapore during the application for the Work Permit. She should only arrive after you receive the in-principle approval and buy a $5,000 security bond. Note: This does not apply to Malaysian domestic workers.
Criteria for first-time FDWs
A first-time domestic helper is one who has never worked in Singapore as an FDW before. This includes an FDW who:
Doesn’t have an FDW employment record with MOM’s Work Pass Division.
Has Work Permit records with MOM but did not collect her Work Permit card, or collected the card but did not eventually work in Singapore.