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Housemaid Recruitment from Nepal to UAE

Special Note:
Recruitment of Nepalese housemaids in the UAE and other countries has been put on temporary hold from April 17, 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 procedures to bring housemaid from Nepal?

Age Limit: Minimum age of maid should be 30 years.

Salary: Sponsor's monthly salary should not be less than Dh6,000 or Dh5,000 plus company provided accommodation.
Maid's minimum salary: Dh900

Yearly Fees: Sponsor should pay Dh5360 as an annual fee at Immigration (every year to be repeated. Typing Charge extra)

Deposit at Immigration: Dh2020 to be paid in Cash at Immigration after approval. This amount will be refunded after Maid's Visa cancellation and exit. Dh220 should be paid at Immigration for file opening. 
• The housemaid and the Sponsor/spouse should not be related
• The Sponsor should be a resident in the UAE living with his/her family

Deposit at Embassy: Refundable deposit at Nepal Embassy, Abu Dhabi Dh5000.
• The housemaid must have completed a three-week long training program in Nepal before coming to the UAE, except those who have already worked as domestic employee abroad. Training certificate is necessary to get Immigration clearance from Nepal.
• Reference of close family member in UAE with proof of relationship and visa copy.

Documents required for Entry Visa application at Immigration
1. Typed Entry Visa Permit application (Can be prepared from Typing Centre).
Fee: Dh310 to be paid at Typing Centre (Service Charge extra).

Maid's passport copy + one photograph with white background.

3. Passport copy of Sponsor and Spouse

Employment/Labour Contract has to be attested from Immigration on payment of Dh120. This can be done at the time of submitting visa application.

• If the sponsor is a Government/Semi-government/Free zone Employee, his/her Salary Certificate does not need attestation.

If the sponsor is an Investor/Partner: Copy of the Contract showing his shareholding, Copy and original of the partners' financial security deposit, copy of the Trade License and Partners List.

Tenancy: Copy of residence Tenancy Contract consisting of two bedrooms. It has to be attested through Ejari online system of Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA). If you are living out of Dubai, attach Municipality attested Tenancy Contract and Electricity Bill.

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).

NOTE: Maid's Visa will be issued same time at the counter if the requirements are completed.

Labour Contract (3 copies) will be 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. Immigration employee will ask the salary of Maid at the time of issuing visa to enter the amount in the Labour Contract.

If the Maid is inside UAE on Visit Visa, Dh1230 (Approx) to be paid extra for Status Change (Dh680 to issue visa inside the country and Dh550 for status amendment). In this case no need Nepal Consulate related procedures after get issued the visa. But No Relation Certificate from Nepal Embassy is must if the Maid is from same nationality of the Sponsor. This certificate is required at the time of applying for entry visa. No need No Relation Certificate If the sponsor is different national.
• If the Maid is on Tourist Visa, she can get visa inside country on payment of Dh680, then she must exit to Oman or neighbor country and enter on new maid visa. Visa change package is available from Fly Dubai and some other airlines. In this case no need India, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka Consulate related procedures after get issued the visa.

• After getting issued Maid Visa from Immigration, the following procedures to be completed at Nepal Embassy.

Documents required at Nepal Embassy, Abu Dhabi
1. A completed Application Form for Attestation of Demand Letter for Domestic Worker
2. Guarantee and Undertaking Letter – 1 copy
3. Police Clearance Certificate of the Sponsor/Employer – 1 copy
4. A salary certificate (employment contract) of the sponsor -1 copy (sponsors having less than Dh10,000 monthly salary excluding the cost of accommodation will not qualify to employ Housemaid; sponsor can however enclose a salary certificate/employment contract of his/her spouse in cases the salary is less than 10,000; the Embassy may ask to show the originals)
5. Certified copy of the tenancy contract or house ownership certificate, as applicable – 1 copy (the original certificate should also be shown if the Contract is not certified)
6. Copy of the Sponsor's passport – 1 copy
7. Copy of the Sponsor’s residence visa (for non-Emirati sponsors) – 1 copy
8. Copy of the ID cards (Emirates ID) – 1 copy
9. Copies of passport, visa, ID (as applicable) of the sponsor's spouse – 1 copy each
10. Copy of the sponsor's marriage certificate – 1 copy
11. Original Entry Visa (of the designated housemaid) and its copies – 2 copies
12. Copy of the Passport of the housemaid – 1 copy (Please see the date of birth to confirm that she is above 30 years old)
13. Copies of ID, passport or citizenship certificate of the Nepalese national/s with full mailing address including phone numbers and email who recommended (guarantor) the domestic Employee to the Sponsor/Employer—1 copy each
14. Employment Contract – 2 sets (4 pages in each in the given format) basic salary should be at least Dh900

• You can download the forms and other required documents from Nepal Embassy website.
• Sponsor should come to the Embassy in person to sign the documents.
• Sign the documents in presence of Embassy official.
• Document attestation fees at Embassy: Dh300
• Refundable deposit at Embassy Dh5000.
• After the attestation, the contract and a copy of the visa attested (originals) will have to be sent by the sponsor to the employee in Nepal to apply for Foreign Employment Permit from the Department of Foreign Employment, Kathmandu.
• If all the documents are ready, it will normally take a day to complete the attestation procedure at the Embassy.
• No housemaid currently working in the UAE can recommend (be guarantor) for bringing another housemaid.

Refund of Security Deposit:

If you have decided to cancel the visa of your domestic employee for whatsoever reason (you wanted to terminate her visa or your employee didn't come back to you after her vacation or your employee refused to come after you deposited security amount to the Embassy), contact the Embassy for the refund of the security deposit by completing the following procedures/documentary requirements:

(i) Ask the employee to call the Embassy during the working hours or send us an email mentioning her contact number before she is sent back to Nepal (applicable only if your employee is still with you in the UAE);

(ii) Submit a written request to the Embassy stating the reason of repatriation of your employee to Nepal with the following documents/proofs:
1.Cancellation of visa
2.Copy of air ticket to Nepal
3.Exit paper or exit stamp, and
4.Original receipt given by the Embassy at the time you deposited the money.

The Employer may also send his/her authorized representative with the said documents to collect the security deposit. Security deposit will be refunded on the same day if all the requirements are fulfilled. However, in case the Employee is not in the UAE, the Embassy requires at least seven working days to refund the money.

To prepare your Maid Visa application; call

Hor Al Anz: (Deira): 04-265 8373, 050-744 7833, 050-715 0562

Bur Dubai: 04-358 6215

Qusais: 04-239 1302

Naif (Deira): 04-259 6260

Address of Nepal Embassy, Abu Dhabi
Sector W 15-2, Villa No. 13/1, Plot No. 40
Al Karama Street, Al Karama Area
(Opposite Mos'ab Bin Omier Mosque &
close to bus parking yard
Tel. +971 2 634 47 67
Web: www.nepalembassyuae.org

Consular Hours
09:30 AM To 1:30 PM
Sunday to Thursday
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).

Dubai Immigration Help Line No. 800 5111
Special rules in Abu Dhabi for Maid sponsorship
• You cannot sponsor maid from your nationality.
• 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.

• Sponsor's salary should not be less than Dh10,000 plus executive profession.
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