Are you licensed a maid agency?
Yes, we are. Our license number is 14C7037. This license is issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to operate a Maid Recruitment and Deployment business.
What documents are needed for a first-time employer?
1) For Local employer (following details to process the maids work permit application):
- Identity Card (as well as those of members of his household)
- Proof of income in the form of Notice of Assessment (and that of the spouse if applicable) or his authority to the Ministry of Manpower to verify his income (and his spouse’s if applicable) with the Internal Revenue Authority;
or if he has recently returned after an extended absence, a letter by an officer of the company he is attached to showing:
i. His position in the company
ii. His monthly income
iii. The date employment commences
If Notice of Assessment is not available and the Employer has not paid income tax in the current or previous year,
1. his income tax assessment if he was working abroad AND
2. a statement from CPF showing his contribution for the last 3 months, if applicable.
2) For Expatriate employer (following details to process the maids work permit application):
- Passport Copy- of self and members of the family
Employment pass and dependent pass of family members living with him/her
How long does it take to get a maid from overseas?
Firstly, the application for a maid has to be completed correctly to process the maid’s Work Permit. Following which it takes anywhere from one to six weeks for the maid to arrive and commence working. The maid arrival duration may also depend on the maid nationality.
What is the maid levy and how much is it?
As per MOM regulations, an employer needs to pay the maid’s levy. The maid’s levy is a monthly tax paid to the government for every foreign domestic worker employed in the Singapore. The levy is priced at SGD$265.00 per month or SGD$10 per day, payable for the work permit validity period.
For Singaporeans with young children 16years and below or elderly above 65 years of age living under the same household, the government offers a concessionary rate of SGD 60.00 per month. The levy is collected by the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board on behalf of MOM.
Which countries can I employ a maid from?
You can only employ maids from MOM approved countries for Foreign Domestic Workers (FDW). These countries are: Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. The Latest Additional Country would be Cambodia (From October 2016)
What is a security bond and how much is it?
The employer is responsible for the repatriation of the maid once the usual contract of 2 years expires, unless it is renewed. He is required to post a security deposit (bond) of $5,000 for every maid with the Work Permit Department, MOM. If he fails to repatriate the maid after the cancellation of her work permit, there is a risk of losing the $5,000 security deposit.
Are there alternatives to the security bond of $5000?
The employer can purchase an insurance policy from various Insurance companies, which is an alternative to placing the $5000 deposit to MOM.
What is the Personal Accident Insurance?
Employers need to purchase personal accident insurance coverage for the maid. The minimum sum insured is $10,000. You can purchase such insurance with various options with different Insuring Agencies.
Do maids need to undergo medical check ups and if so, how often?
All Maids are required to go for medical check up in Singapore within 14 days from her arrival date. She must get herself examined by a certified medical institution and can only be deemed fit for work if she passes her medical test. Subsequently, medical examinations are required every six months for the medical screening for VDRL, pregnancy, and HIV. It is the employer’s responsibility to bring the maid for the 6 monthly check up.
Who would bear the medical expenses of the maid?
An Employer is liable to pay the full cost of the medical expenses, including hospitalization. It is thus wiser to get insurance coverage for hospitalization expenses for the maid.
How can the maid remit money back home?
In order for her to send money home, she can engage a remittance service with the following:
What is the average salary of a Myanmar maid?
Basic Starting Salary is SGD450.00 (Fresh) to SGD550.00. This would be much dependent on the maids’ working experiences.
What is the average salary of a Filipino maid?
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s stipulates the salary of Filipino maids as between SGD550.00 to SGD700.00. This would be much dependent on the maids’ working experiences.
What is the average salary of an Indonesian maid?
Basic Starting Salary is SGD476.00 (Fresh) to SGD600.00. This would be much dependent on the maids’ working experiences.