Today, many families require domestic helper for numerous services like a nanny, helper or driver, etc. These services are usually needed for convenience at a general cost. People who are financially strong can easily hire helpers from other countries who would be available at their service 24/7. The employer (sponsor) is legally responsible for hiring a foreign domestic helper or a maid. Hiring a person for domestic chores involves a great amount of responsibilities. Many people are unaware of the rules to be followed for hiring or sponsoring a maid in Dubai and UAE. Steps to be followed for hiring or sponsoring helper in the UAE are as mentioned below.
Find more information about all the required documents on GDRFA website.
For a helper to enter the country you will require to apply for an Entry Permit.
As explained, medical fitness is mandatory. A normal test cost around Dh 325, you have also the option to quickly get the result if you pay extra fees.
Salary depends on the role of the job; it varies depending on various numbers of factors such as experience, scope of work, references, etc. You also have to follow certain laws enforce by the embassies of helper’s home countries Embassy set Salaries, Deposits and Minimum age of the helper which are as follows:
• Nepal - Minimum age: 30 / Minimum wage: Dh 900 /Deposit: Dh 5000
• Srilanka - Minimum age: 23 / Minimum wage: Dh 850 /Deposit: Dh 3673
• Philippines - Minimum wage: 1468 / Currently there is a hold on fresh recruitment
• India - Minimum age: 30 / Minimum wage: Dh 1100 / Deposit: Dh 9200
• Bangladesh - Minimum age: 750
The sponsor is responsible for providing basic living expenses like lodging, food and basic facilities. Annual return flight ticket to your helper needs to be provided.
Being a legal sponsor, you have to apply for a UAE residence visa which will range up Dh5000 and Dh5500 annually. This is a fee payable to the UAE government, which is not refundable.
A refundable security deposit of around Dh3000 to Dh10000 may also require by the embassy of your Helper’s home country. This may differ based on the nationality and as per the rules of the embassy.
You need to pay separate charges for medical tests, registration and Emirates ID insurance. Health insurance coverage for the helper must be provided which is a compulsory requirement for all sponsors.
There are many advantages for having a maid in Dubai and UAE. For working women, it is becoming difficult to handle both job and house work simultaneously. Due to lack of time and overburden of responsibilities it is best to hire a helper as a helping hand that would make life easy during such situations.
They are extremely skilled and capable of doing lots of activities. They perform domestic chores like cleaning, laundry, sweeping, ironing and has skill like babysitting and taking care of elderly, hence their versatility makes them significant in their services.
The biggest advantage of hiring helper is the fact that you get lots of time for yourself. You get time to be with your family, and can do things what you always wanted to do. Thus, the need of helper arises, who will be doing the job that always was a burden for you. You can rest and relax with your family member with the help of helper, and won’t need to worry about the cleanliness of your home as it is in the safe hands
When your maid is leaving your family, you can easily hire a maid online. In case if the helper is on holiday or ill, helper agencies can provide a successor. For your helper servant, so that it does not affect your housework.
Agencies with specific operating license or sponsor the head of the family can appoint full-time domestic helper. There are two kinds of full-time helpers, one which lives at sponsors family home other accommodation for helper is given away from the family home of sponsor. Even if the helper live-out responsibility of sponsor remains the same. Agencies hire out helper for part time domestic helper. You can get helper on hourly basis through agencies. Helper’ works as per committed for per job for minimum time. Rates vary from Dh 25 to 40 per hour. They also hire out nannies at similar rates.
Laws of domestic helper are designed by the General Directorate of Resident and Foreign Affairs Dubai (DNRD). As per the rules helper should not consume alcohol, unmarried helper is not allowed to live with a man or get pregnant if she is unmarried.
Many ladies come here as maids in Dubai or in UAE with an effort to support their families back home. This gives them a support to help their family irrespective of their educational background. It helps them to get a greater chance in life. They stay away from their family and take the risk of working in an unknown country just to make sure that their families back home are financially secure and live a good life as desired.