India is one of the countries that have been authorized by the Singaporean Ministry of Manpower to provide domestic workers. For many Singaporean families though, the idea of hiring a foreign domestic worker may seem tedious and hectic. But if you know how the process works, then it becomes very easy.
In case you are planning to hire a foreign domestic worker for the first time, there are three options you can explore. You can either hire an Indian maid that has never worked in Singapore before, hire those that are already in Singapore by transferring them from a different employer to your employment, or hire an FDW who has worked in Singapore before but has since left.
As we have indicated above, there are three options that you can explore when you want to hire an Indian maid in Singapore.
We are going to break down what you need to do in order to explore any of these options:
There are also other important things you must do in all these three cases. Other than the application of the work permit, you should also set a $5,000 security bond, get medical insurance cover for the foreign domestic worker, get personal accident insurance for the FDW, and in cases of transfer, you must get an in-principle agreement from the Ministry of Manpower that will state the date of transfer.
Once the Indian maid arrives in Singapore, as an employer you need to ensure that they make a smooth transition to the life in the country.
Here are some things you can do:
General fees guide
|Agency Fee for a New Indian Maids||$888.00|
|Agency Fee for an Experienced Indian Maid||$988.00|
|Work Permit Application 1st Medical Checkup and X-ray India 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 India 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 Indian Maid||$1,662.60|
|TOTAL FEE FOR EXPERIENCED Indian Maid||$1,687.60|
*Fees for Transfer Indian Maids
|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 Indian Maid||$1,857.60|
* Above fees and price is a general guide. Each maid agency fees and charges are different.