What are the procedures to sponsor a Housemaid/Nanny in Dubai/UAE?
Sponsoring a Housemaid -Dubai
Maid visa applications to be processed through Tas’heel Centers. You can find a housemaid and apply for the visa through Tas’heel Centre or approach Tadbeer Centre to select a housemaid according to your requirements.
An expatriate can sponsor a housemaid if the following conditions are met:
Salary: Sponsor’s monthly salary should not be less than Dh6,000 or Dh5,000 plus company provided accommodation.
Deposit: Dh2060 to be deposited at Immigration through typing centre (typing charge extra). This amount 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.
File opening charge: Dh218 should be paid through typing centre (typing charge extra). If you have paid file opening fee before, you can bring that sticker for scanning.
The housemaid and the Sponsor/spouse should not be related
Medical Insurance should be renewed yearly. Approximate Dh675 per year.
– All charges, including Deposits, Guarantees, Courier and file opening fees will be processed through typing centre at the time of application. Refund can be processed only to the sponsor’s Bank Account. IBAN (International Bank Account Number) of the Sponsor (applicant) is required.
– You need to visit the immigration (GDRFA) only if such SMS received. You will receive application status SMS about approval or modification. 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 certain countries need pink colour visa for Emigration clearance.
New Entry Permit for Housemaid Sponsored by an Expatriate
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.
Below mentioned documents are required.
Maid’s passport copy (colour) + one photograph with white background.
Original passport of sponsor and spouse (for scanning).
Original Emirates ID of sponsor.
Original attested marriage Certificate of the sponsor.
Original Labour Contract. You can print it from Typing Centre or get it from Tas’heel Centre. Fees: Dh105.
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)
Bur Dubai: 04-358 6215
Hor Al Anz: (Deira): 04-265 8373, 050-715 0562
Qusais (Damascus St): 04-258 6727, 054-300 5931
After got visa issued, prepare Maid’s Employment Contract from the concerned Consulate. (Eg: India, Sri Lanka) and send it to her home country for immigration clearance.
eMigrate for Indian maids.
for the procedures of after entry
Maid’s Visa will be issued same day if the requirements are completed.
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.
Wages of Maids
The rate for Filipina is Dh1460 ($400), Sri Lankan Dh825, Indonesian Dh800, Nepali Dh900and Bangladeshi Dh750.
Affidavit / No relation Certificate from Indian Consulate
Illegal Maid: Dh50,000 is what you may have to cough up in fines for hiring an illegal maid.
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).
Dubai Immigration Help Line No. 800 5111
Public can register complaints with the Department by calling 04-7074878 or 04-7074889.
The person who hires an absconding maid faces a Dh50,000 fine as per Article 34 of the Foreigners’ Entry and Residency Law, or otherwise faces a maximum jail term of six months. Absconding maids will be jailed and deported.” (The employer will be fined Dh100,000 if he/she hires two such absconders.