Special Note: Philippine missions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai stopped verifying maids’ contracts from June, 2014. However, women came on Visit/Tourist visa to UAE can change their visa to housemaid visa depending on special approval from Immigration.
What are the procedures to sponsor a Filipino Housemaid in Dubai/UAE?
An expatriate can sponsor a housemaid if the following conditions are met:
Salary: Sponsor’s monthly salary should not be less than Dh25,000.
Yearly Fees: Sponsor should pay Dh5850 as an annual fee at Immigration Department. Payment through Tadbeer Centre. (every year to be repeated. including typing charge).
File opening charge: Dh303 should be paid through Tadbeer centre. If you had paid before, system will not ask again.
� The housemaid and the Sponsor/spouse should not be related
� The Sponsor should be a resident in the UAE living with his/her family
Maid’s Salary: Minimum monthly salary for Filipina maid is Dh1469 ($400). Minimum Age: 23 and a weekly off. These are the rules of Philippine government.
+ To prepare your Maid Visa application, Call:
Qusais (Al Nahda-2) Near Zulekha Hospital: 04-239 1302, 055 273 2295, 055-345 7829
Qusais (Al Nahda-2) Behind NMC Hospital: 056-8787641
Bur Dubai: 04-358 6215, 055-9105757
Hor Al Anz: (Deira): 04-265 8373, 050-715 0562
Qusais (Damascus St): 04-258 6727, 054-300 5931
For Collection & Delivery Service; call 055 273 2295, 055-345 7829—————————————————————————————-
STEPS TO FOLLOW
+ Make No relation Certificate from your Consulate (This is applicable only if the Maid is from same nationality of the Sponsor). Take below mentioned original documents to Tadbeer Centre and submit application online. White colour Visa will be mailed to applicant’s E-mail address after approval. If you need pink colour visa, you can visit any GDRFA Dubai branch after receiving approval SMS. No extra fee. Passengers from some countries need pink colour visa for Emigration clearance.
+ Application Fee Dh2850 including Dh2000 deposit(If the maid is out of UAE).
If the maid is inside UAE: Dh3500. (Including Typing charge)Out of this, Dh2000 will be refunded after Maid’s Visa cancellation and exit. If the application got rejected, you can refund this amount to your bank account without visiting Immigration office. Click here to go to refund page.
Below mentioned documents are required.
+ Maid’s and Sponsor’s passport copy (colour)
+ Colour photograph with white background of Maid and Sponsor each.
+ Original passport of sponsor and spouse (for scanning).
+ Original Emirates ID of sponsor.
+ Original attested marriage Certificate of the sponsor with legal translation in Arabic.
+Original Labour Contract. You can print it from Typing Centre or MOHRE website.
+ Original Salary Certificate, if the sponsor is a Government/Semi-government/Free zone Employee.
Investor: If the sponsor is an Investor/Partner: Original Court Agreement showing his shareholding, copy of the Trade License and Partners List (for LLC).
Tenancy Contract: Original Tenancy Contract consisting of minimum two bedrooms. It has to be attested through Ejari online system of Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA). If you are living out of Dubai, bring Municipality attested Tenancy Contract and Electricity bill.
+ Original Electricity and Water Bill in the name of applicant or spouse.
Affidavit from the Consulate stating that the Maid is not related with the Sponsor and spouse. Separate Affidavit to be made for both Sponsor and spouse. (This is applicable only if the Maid is from same nationality of the Sponsor). Click here for Indian Consulate Related procedures.
+ IBAN (International Bank Account Number) of the Sponsor (applicant).
+ Click here for the procedures of after entry
Labour Contract (3 copies) will be sent issued along with the Maid Visa and that has to be signed by both the sponsor and Maid at the time of stamping her visa. + You should mention salary of the Maid at the time of typing Entry Permit application at Tadbeer centre.
+ Maximum age limit to apply for Maid Visa is 58 years old (varies case to case).
+ Bachelors are not eligible to sponsor a Maid.+ If a family needs more than one maid, the DGDRFA reserves the right to decide depending on the size of the family, income levels, etc.
Note: Dh50,000 is what you may have to cough up in fines for hiring an illegal maid.
Dubai Immigration Help Line: 800 5111
Philippine Embassy, Abu Dhabi
W-48, Street No. 8, Secto4 2-23, Plot 51
Al Qubaisat, Abu Dhabi.
Tel. +971-2-6390006Timing: 8am to 1pm (Sun – Thu)
Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) – Dubai
Qusais: 35, Beirut Street, Extn. 2, Al Quais 3, Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel. +971 4 220 7011
Hamriya: Villa No. 111, Street 132,
(Along Abu Hail Road)
Al Hamriya, Deira, Dubai
Tel. +971 4 266 7745 ———————————————————————–
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much is the expense for Maid Visa?
A: Expense before entry: Dh3500, out of which Dh2000 is refundable from Immigration after Maid’s visa cancellation.
Expense after entry: Dh6800 for Medical, ID, Visa Stamping and Medical Insurance.
Apart from this, Dh1400 should be paid for status change if the maid is inside UAE on Visit or Tourist or cancelled visa stage.
Q: Within how many days Maid has to enter UAE from the date of her visa get issued?
A: Within 60 days from the date of issue.
Q: Within how many days Maid has to complete Medical, ID and Visa Stamping?
A: Within 60 days from the date of entry / Status Change.
Q: For how many years Maid visa is stamped?
A: One year if the sponsor is expatriate and two years if the sponsor is UAE national.
Q: How much is the expense for Maid Visa renewal?
A:Dh7040 for Medical, ID, Visa Stamping and Medical Insurance..
Dos and don�ts to avoid trouble with maids
+ Give the maid a true picture of what to expect before she comes to work for you. Make her understand she is not coming for a holiday abroad
+ Choose a maid who does not have an ailing husband or small kids back home. They may have genuine concerns and can easily become homesick
+ Wait for a month before you stamp the visa on the passport. That gives you enough time to study her behaviour and commitment to work.
+ Don�t let your housemaid go out unaccompanied for a long period of time. You are inviting trouble.
+ Always keep monthly salary slips and make your maid signs on them on their pay day. You may need to show proof at the embassy (GN).
Special rules in Abu Dhabi for Maid sponsorship
+ To sponsor a Maid on Abu Dhabi visa will cost the equivalent of her annual salary. The minimum monthly salary should be according to the criteria set by the country where the maid comes from.
Indian: Dh1100, Filipina: Dh1469 ($400), Sri Lankan: Dh825, Indonesian: Dh800, Nepali: Dh900 and Bangladeshi: Dh750. That means the visa stamping fee for an Indian maid is Dh14000 for one year. This amount to be repeated every year. Apart from this, you have to complete formalities of concerned embassy/consulate. For Indian maid, you have to deposit Dh9200 at Indian embassy/consulate. For Nepali maid, you should deposit Dh5000. These amounts are refundable after cancellation of maid visa.
Special rules in Sharjah for Maid sponsorship
+ To sponsor a Maid on a Sharjah visa will cost the equivalent of her annual salary. The minimum monthly salary which you could declare is Dh700. It’s going to cost at least Dh8,400 per year whereas in Dubai it is Dh5000 per year. This amount to be repeated every year plus other expenses like normal visa fee, Medical, Emirates ID.
+ Sharjah Immigration Address: South of King Faisal Street (take SZR to Sharjah, exit on King Faisal Street, then turn right when you see the big mosque. Go one major block and it is on the corner – turn left and then an immediate right into the district). Tel. No.: 06 572 67 77.
Special rules in Ras Al Khaimah for Maid sponsorship
+ To sponsor a Maid on a Ras Al Khaimah visa will cost the equivalent of her annual salary. The minimum monthly salary which you could declare is Dh800. This amount to be repeated every year plus other expenses like normal visa fee, Medical, Emirates ID.
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