How to Hire a Maid in Singapore

Hire the service of a maid agency. You can hire the service of an authorized agency in Singapore. All authorized agencies receive a license number which can be consulted on the website of the Ministry of Labor. The cleaning agency will clearly inform you about the breakdown of the fees and costs involved.

Select your desired maid profile. The agency will provide you with the biological data of the maids available for employment. You can review your biological data and select a few that you think are best suited to your needs. Some agency can arrange an interview with desired foreign workers via webcam or phone, even when you are not in Singapore. You will need to make an appointment with the cleaning agency to arrange an interview.

If you have any expectations for the maid, please inform the agency so they can provide you with the most appropriate biological data for your consideration.

Attend the Employer Orientation Program (EOP). You will need to attend a 3-hour Employer Orientation Program (EOP) if this is your first time hiring a domestic worker. This program helps you understand your role and responsibilities as an employer of a domestic helper.

You can take the EOP in the classroom or online.

Classroom EOP: $ 28- $ 30.

EOP online: $ 40.

Work permit application for the selected employee. The cleaning agency will process and request the required work permit and paperwork with MOM on your behalf. Please note that all employers must purchase personal accident insurance for their domestic employee. The agency will process all of this on your behalf and is usually already included in your service packages.

Documentation, airport maid pick-up and medical check-ups. This is usually done by the maid agency. All first-time domestic workers are required to attend a 1-day orientation program within 3 days of their arrival in Singapore. The Installation Program (SIP) helps educate them on safety precautions and life in Singapore.

Documentation work with MOM must be done within 14 days of arrival and fingerprinting and photo taking must be done within 7 days of submission of work permit card processing. If all goes well, the maid can collect her work permit card in 1 week.

Requirements for hiring a domestic worker or foreign domestic worker (FDW) in Singapore

1. The employer must be 21 years of age or older.

2. It is not an unpaid bankruptcy.

3. Have the mental capacity to fully understand and fulfill your responsibility as an Employer.

4. Have the financial capacity to hire, maintain and maintain foreign domestic workers in acceptable accommodation (subject to the approval of the Ministry of Manpower).

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