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Housemaid Recruitment from SRI LANKA to UAE

How can I bring a housemaid from Sri Lanka?
An expatriate can sponsor a housemaid if the following conditions are met:

Salary: Sponsor's monthly salary should not be less than Dh25,000.

Yearly Fees: Sponsor should pay Dh5767 as an annual fee at Immigration (every year to be repeated. Typing Charge extra)

Deposit: 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 as file opening fees. 
+ The housemaid and the Sponsor/spouse should not be related
+ The Sponsor should be a resident in the UAE living with his/her family

Age: Sri Lankan maid's age should not be less than 23 years if she comes on maid visa from Sri Lanka.
+ Medical fitness report from Sri Lanka. This report should be attached with maid visa application.

Maid's Salary: Minimum Monthly Salary for Sri Lankan Housemaid: Dh850

Documents required for Entry Visa application at Immigration

1. Typed Entry Visa Permit application (Can be prepared from Tadbeer Centre).
Fee: Dh2742 to be paid at Tadbeer Centre (Typing charge extra). If the maid is inside UAE: Dh3325.

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.

House Rent Agreement: Copy of residence 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, 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). Affidavit Fees Dh110 to be paid at Sri Lankan Consulate / Embassy.

If the Maid is inside UAE on Visit Visa, Dh1324 to be paid extra for Status Change (Dh680 to issue visa inside the country and Dh644 for status amendment).

In this case no need Sri Lanka Consulate related procedures after get issued the visa. But No Relation Certificate from Consulate is must if the Maid is from same nationality of the Sponsor. This certificate is required at the time of applying for entry visa at Immigration.

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.
+ Maid Visa is valid for one year: if the sponsor is an expatriate
+ Maid Visa is valid for two years: if the sponsor is UAE National

+ Working hours of the maid should not exceed 12 hours per day
+ Air ticket from Sri Lanka to UAE at the time of joining and return after completion of the contract.

+ After getting issued Maid Visa from Immigration, the following procedures to be completed at Sri Lankan Consulate / Embassy.

Documents required at
Sri Lankan Consulate / Embassy
Sponsor's passport copy.
2. Domestic Worker's passport copy.
3. Duly filled Contract Form with the sponsor's signature.
4. Original visa and two photocopies thereof.
5. Fees Dh185
6. Deposit of Dh3675 (US$1000) by the sponsor for domestic female workers only. This deposit is refundable on termination of the contract of the maid subject to conditions mentioned in the contract.

+ To get Immigration clearance from Sri Lanka, the child (if any) of maid should not be less than six years of age. She has to get clearance letter from the government agent in her Village. Then approach Bureau of Foreign Employment with the clearance letter, Original visa and Employment Contract attested by Sri Lankan Consulate / Embassy, UAE.

Documents required for Refund of Security Deposit:
You need to approach the Consulate/Embassy only after departure of the Maid

1. Application for refund of Security Deposit
2. Copy of the passport with departure stamp
3. Copy of the Employment Contract
4. Original Cash Receipt
5. Visa cancellation receipt issued from Immigration
6. Copy of the return Air ticket
7. A letter from the employee saying that no dues from the employer (No claim certificate). This letter you have to get signed before the exit of Housemaid.

To prepare Maid Visa application; Call

Qusais (Al Nahda-2): 04-239 1302,
055 273 2295, 055-345 7829

Bur Dubai: 04-358 6215, 055-9105757

Hor Al Anz: (Deira): 04-265 8373, 050-715 0562
Qusais (Damascus St): 04-258 6727, 054-300 5931

Address of Sri Lankan Consulate, Dubai
Al Hudaiba Area, Al Mankool Street, Street 322-B, Villa No. 2, Dubai.
Tel. +971 4 398 6535, 04-398 6991
Web: www.slcgdxb.com

Consular Hours
Mondays to Fridays from 0800hrs to 1500hrs
All works related to attestations and registrations can only be done during 0830hrs to 1300hrs and accounts department is closed thereafter. Please be on time to submit application before 1300hrs.
No application will be entertained after 1300hrs.

Sri Lankan Embassy, Abu Dhabi
Embassy of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Villa No. 03, Sector E-4, Madinat Zayed
Abu Dhabi Ė U.A.E.
Tel: +971-2-631 6444
Click here for location map
Web: www.srilankaembassyuae.com
Dos and doníts 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.

+ Donít 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 apply for Maid Visa from your own nationality.
Sponsor's salary should not be less than Dh10,000 plus executive profession.
Sharjah Immigration Office Address:  South of King Faisal Street (take SZR to Sharjah, exit on King Faisal Street, then turn right when you see the big mosque. Go one major block and it is on the corner - turn left and then an immediate right into the district). Tel. No.: 06 572 67 77. Click here for other immigration branch address.
Hiring an Absconding Maid
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.
If the sponsor is an Indian Resident, more procedures to be completed from Indian Consulate/Embassy for immigration clearance. read more
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