As an employer, you need to meet the eligibility criteria before hiring a migrant domestic worker (MDW).
To hire a helper, you must:
We will also consider your care-giving needs (e.g. young children or elderly family members) and financial ability to hire, maintain and upkeep the helper in an acceptable accommodation.
If you are a first-time employer of a helper, you must attend an Employer Orientation Programme (EOP) before you can apply for a Work Permit.
A security bond is a binding pledge to pay the government if either you or your helper breaks the law or Work Permit conditions. The bond is in the form of a banker’s or insurer’s guarantee.
You must buy a $5,000 security bond for each helper you employ, except for Malaysian helpers. You cannot ask your helper to pay for the bond.
Before your helper arrives in Singapore, you must:
If you do not complete the steps above, your helper will be refused entry into Singapore and you will have to pay to send her home immediately.
You will be discharged from the security bond liability only if you meet all of these conditions:
If all conditions are met, the security bond will usually be discharged one week after your helper has left Singapore.
You’ll be notified by post when the security bond is discharged.
Your security bond may be forfeited if any of these happens:
You will not be liable for your helper’s violations (such as those relating to pregnancy) if you can prove that you have:
The Settling-in Programme (SIP) is a 1-day orientation programme for first-time MDWs to educate them on safety precautions and living in Singapore.
The topics covered include:
You are advised to register your MDW for the SIP early to secure a training slot within 7 days upon her arrival in Singapore, excluding (Sunday and public holidays).
You will need to submit the following documents when your MDW goes to the SIP training centre:
Migrant domestic workers (MDWs) need to meet the age, nationality/citizenship and education requirements to get a Work Permit.
Source country or region
From an approved source country or region, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand
Minimum 8 years of formal education with a recognised certificate.
We at Zhe Agency make sure that all of our assistants adhere to MOM requirements. Employer can have peace of mind,