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  • How long does it take to get a maid from overseas?


    If the application is done in correct manner to process the Work Permit for the maid, it takes anywhere from one week to four weeks for maid to arrive and start working for the employer. It also depends on the country of maid in some cases.

  • What is the Maid Levy?


    As per MOM (Ministry of Manpower) regulation, an employer needs to pay the maids levy, which is a kind of monthly tax, paid to government on every single foreign domestic worker employed in republic of Singapore.

  • How much is the maid levy?


    The Levy is $295.00 per month or $10 per day, payable for the period the work permit is valid. For Singaporean with young children below 12 or elderly living under the same household above 65 years of age, the government offers a concessionary rate of SGD170.00 per month. CPF Board, as the collection agent, collects the Levy on behalf of MOM.

  • What are the countries Can I employ maid from?


    You can only employ maid from MOM (Ministry of Manpower) approved source of countries for FDW (Foreign Domestic Workers). The countries are: Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh.

  • What is a security bond and how much is it?


    Employer is responsible for the repatriation of the maid once the usual contract of 2 years expires unless it is renewed. You are required to post a security deposit (bond) of $5,000 for every maid with the Work Permit Department, MOM. If you fail to repatriate the maid after cancellation of her work permit, you risk losing the $5,000 security deposit (bond).

  • What are the alternatives available against the $5,000 security deposit?


    Employer can purchase an insurance policy from ANDA or NTUC Income, which is much more cheaper alternative as compared to making the $5,000/- deposit.

  • Do the maid need to undergo medical check ups and how often?


    Yes, Within 14 days from the date of to Singapore, she must get herself examined by a certified medical institution and only if she passes her medical test as deemed to fit for working then she can work for the employer. Such medical examination is required every six-month for the medical screening, for VDRL, pregnancy, and HIV.

  • Who bears the responsibility for medical expenses of the maid?


    As an Employer, you are liable to pay full cost of the medical expense, including hospitalization. So its better to have insurance coverage for hospitalization expenses for your maid.

  • What are the criteria to claim tax relief for maid&nbsp


    There are certain guidelines that you may be eligible for tax relief if you meet any of the following conditions:

    you are a married woman and has elected for separate assessment.you are married and your husband is not resident in Singapore.you are separated or divorced or widowed and living with your Unmarried child for whom you can claim child relief.

  • Maid went missing?


    You should cancel her work permit immediately to stop the levy payment. You are then given 1 month to locate and repatriate her. Otherwise, you risk losing the $5,000 security deposit.

  • Maid got pregnant?


    You must repatriate the maid immediately.

  • What documents are needed for a first-time employer?


    There are 2 types of employers: Local and Expatriate

    A local employer needs to provide 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
    2. and a statement from CPF showing his contribution for the last 3 months, if applicable.

    An expatriate employer needs to provide following details to process the maids work permit application:

    1. Passport Copy- of self and members of the family
    2. Employment pass and dependent pass of family members living with him/her
    3. One of the following: