NSF can apply / are granted for the following types of leave:
NSF is entitled to 14 days of leave per year. Leave for service of less than a calendar year will be calculated proportionately to the length of service.
During the residential training in the National Service Training Institute (NSTI), NSF are allowed to take the weekend off from Friday evening till 9.00pm on Sunday night. However, they may be required to stay in the camp on weekends for standby duties.
All NSF should consult their Unit Medical Officer (MO) should they fall sick. Sick leave can only be issued and endorsed with a valid medical certificate (MC). Such MCs are those authorised by a government doctor / SCDF MO or registered private practitioner. MCs issued by Chinese 'sinsehs' and spiritual healers will not be accepted. NSF are required to inform their unit and submit the MC immediately after reporting back to work.
Compassionate leave may only be granted to a NSF provided he has no leave balance and faced with any of the following circumstances:
- Dangerous illness, imminent death, or death of wife, child, parent or next-of-kin;
- Serious domestic problems where the NSF presence is essential to avoid domestic hardship.