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How to sponsor a Filipino maid or nanny in Dubai

How to sponsor a Filipino maid or nanny in Dubai

Looking to hire a maid in Dubai? Here are some helpful tips on how to sponsor a Filipino house help or nanny in the country. The UAE has set some rules and guidelines in sponsoring a maid. Please note that the rates below may have changed due to new fees set at the start of January 2018.

What are the requirements and fees when sponsoring a maid?

1. Salary certificate of the male sponsor (Minimum salary is AED 6,000 or AED 5,000 plus company accommodation.
2. AED 5,000 to AED 5,500 to be paid at the UAE Government excluding typing charge fee.
3. AED 3,000 to AED 10,000 refundable deposit to be paid after approval. This amount can only be refunded upon cancellation of visa and proof of exit.
4. AED 220 for file opening.
5. The sponsor or spouse should not be related to the maid.
6. The sponsor should be a resident of the Emirate living with his family.

What are the additional requirements if it is the maid’s first time in the UAE?
1. Maid’s photograph (3 pc) with white background and passport details copy.
2. Sponsor and spouse passport details copies.
3. The attested employment contract of the sponsor.
4. Tenancy contract copy (Minimum property is a 2-bedroom flat) with Ejari attestation.
5. Latest DEWA bill showing the name of the sponsor or spouse.
6. No-relation certificate from the Philippine Consulate of Dubai.

What are the documents required if the maid is already living in the UAE?
1. AED 700 to AED 1,500 for visa status change.
2. No-relation certificate from the Philippine Consulate of Dubai.

Some guidelines for applying for a maid visa
1. The maximum age limit is 58 years old.
2. Bachelors are not eligible to sponsor a maid.
3. The minimum salary for a Filipino maid is AED 1,500 per month.
4. Hiring an illegal maid (or undocumented person) can get a fine of up to AED 50,000.

There will be separate fees for medical tests, Emirates ID issuance, and health insurance. For more details and updated fees, please contact the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs - Dubai at 800 5111.

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