Have questions about foreign worker dormitory managed by Vobis?
Read some of our Frequently Asked Questions:
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Is cooking allowed?
Is there toilet inside their room?
No, but toilet and shower facilities are in common area at every level.
Is laundry service available?
Yes, residents simply drop off their clothes at our laundry room, our laundry staff will wash, dry, fold and have them ready the following working day.
What other facilities are there?
All our dormitories are equipped with free wifi at common area, gym, games room, tv room, outdoor sports area, outdoor recreational area and equipped with minimart, canteen, barber shop and beer garden. Click here to find out more about our facilities.
How many people in each room?
Our standard room can accomodate not more than 12 residents.
How big is the standard room?
Each standard room is 48sqm for 12 residents.
Can I add more than more than 13 workers into the room? P.S.: I don't mind paying more.
Strictly no. Overcrowding of workers in the dormitory rooms is illegal. For the welfare and hygiene of the residents, we are very strict in enforcing our requirement of having not more than 12 residents in each dormitory rooms.
Where are your dormitories?
We have 3 dormitories in 2 locations providing accomodation for up to 21,000 workers.
Do you have dormitory in the East? Like Kaki Bukit?
No, we do not have any dormitory at Kaki Bukit and East area at the moment. Check out our locations here!
What is provided in the room and what does workers need to bring?
Bedframe, lockers, ceiling fan, metal storage shelf, power plug are provided within the room.
What documents do I need to prepare to check in my workers?
Photocopies of your workers' work permit and passport will be needed. Where the worker do not yet have a work permit, in-principle approval (IPA) issued by MOM is acceptable as well.
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What is FEDA?
FEDA stands for Foreign Employee Dormitories Act and is established in 2015.
Who is affected by FEDA
All dormitories with a capacity of above 1,000 have to obtain a license under the Act. You may be pleased to know that all 3 of Vobis dormitories are licensed under FEDA.
How does FEDA affects me?
Vobis works closely with our client and residents to ensure that requirement pertaining to cleanliness, registration and documentation of workers are in place.
How does FEDA affect workers?
Workers, our residents, can expect a certain level of standard in terms of cleanliness, hygiene and provisions when staying in a licensed dormitory like Vobis dormitory.
Where can I find more information on FEDA?
Can I register workers' address to MOM?
Yes. That is if your worker are a legitimate resident at Vobis dormitory.
Is Vobis dormitories licensed?
Yes, all 3 of Vobis dormitories are licensed under FEDA and listed in Ministry of Manpower (MOM) as licensed.
Is Vobis dormitories approved?
Yes, Vobis dormitory is an acceptable accomodation and we are licensed under Foreign Employee Dormitories Act(FEDA).
How much does each costs for each worker?
Simply fill in this form to get a non-obligatory quote on our rates! Please note this is just a preliminary quote and subject to contract.
What is included in the cost?
Our rates include the service and maintenance charges, utilities charges, conservancy charges, laundry charges. GST where required is also specified accordingly in our quotation.
Do you charge by per head?
Yes, but we have very limited number of room whereby we rent out on a per-head basis. For such rental, your worker will share the room with 11 other residents to form a room of 12 per room.
Any hidden costs?
Our charges are very transparent and applicable charges are all specified clearly within the quotation (Letter of Offer) that are provided to you when you request for quotation.
How many months' deposit is required?
The standard two (2) months' deposit is required for all contracts.
How much to pay upfront before move in?
Two months' deposit, one month advanced rental and mandatory one-time registration fee is payable upfront.
How long are the contract?
Our agreement with client is a fixed one (1) year contract. However, many of our residents are long term clients who have stayed in Vobis dormitory for more than 10 years.
Can I don't sign contract or don't put down deposit? I pay promptly every month.
No. Vobis is an ISO certified company and we have standard operating procedure to comply with to consistently provide you with quality service.