There’s always so much work to be done at home. For someone who has kids, a job somewhere in the city, or even an elderly person living with them, juggling between the tasks at work and at home can be literally impossible. This is why the idea of hiring a Filipino maid in Singapore comes handy.
A foreign domestic worker can help take care of household chores and other assigned responsibilities. This can really relieve a lot of pressure in balancing your work and home life.
One of the biggest strenght among others that Filipino maids have over other nationalities is their proficiency in the English language. They are able to understand their employers carry out their instructions better.
One of the ways to hire a Filipino maid is through an employment agency.
Although it’s still possible to hire a Filipino maid without engaging an employment agency that specializes in foreign domestic workers, for someone who’s doing this for the first time it’s highly recommended that you explore the services of an employment agency.
Picking the right employment agency, however, is not easy and here are some tips to help:
The employment agency will require that you sign a service agreement before you can use their services. The service agreement will be the basis of the transactions made with the agency.
A good agreement must include the following:
It is good to note that different employment agencies in Singapore have their own unique ways of doing business. It’s always advisable to take some time and understand how a specific employment agency works and where you fit in as a potential employer.
Hiring a Filipino maid in Singapore using employment agencies is one of the easiest options for people who are doing this for the first time. You can visit SearchMaid.com anytime and access to over 200 employment agencies at once.
Employing a Filipino maid - General fees guide
(i) New and Ex-Maid
|Agency Fee for a New Filipino Maids||$888.00|
|Agency Fee for an Experienced Filipino Maid||$988.00|
|Work Permit Application 1st Medical Checkup and X-ray Filipino EC Processing Transportation E-Issue to MOM||$30 $60 $200 $80 $30|
|Settling-in Program (SIP)||$75 for New; $0 for Experienced|
|Replacement – 6 months (Excluding Filipino EC Processing, SIP, and Insurance & BG)||UNLIMITED ($400 Processing for Each Replacement)|
|Accident and Hospitalization Insurance Plus Banker's Guarantee of $5,000 (Non-Transferable)||$246.10|
|Optional – Indemnity Insurance Excess $250||$53.50|
|TOTAL FEE FOR NEW Filipino Maid||$1,662.60|
|TOTAL FEE FOR EXPERIENCED Filipino Maid||$1,687.60|
*Fees for Transfer Filipino Maid
(ii) Transfer Maid
|Work Permit Application||$30|
|E-Issue to MOM||$30|
|Replacement – 6 months (Excluding SIP and Insurance and BG)||UNLIMITED ($60 Processing Fee per Replacement)|
|Accident and Hospitalization Plus Banker's Guarantee of $5,000 (Non-Transferable)||$246.10|
|Optional – Indemnity Insurance Excess $250||$533.50|
|TOTAL FEE FOR TRANSFER Filipino Maid||$1,857.60|
* Above fees and price is a general guide. Each maid agency fees and charges are different.