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Help! Transfering helper from HK

Post by cucinka » Tue, 17 Mar 2009 2:04 pm

Hello I am moving to Singapore from Hk and taking my helper with me.
I would like to have some insights from somebody who already done this as I couldn't find anything on the internet and I don't have much time left
Also could somebody advice me a good agency for processing the visa?

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Post by uamaggie » Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:10 am


Some agencies have business and offices in both HK and Singapore. They can give you more insights. Sorry can't give you the exact names coz I didn't keep their buz cards. But you can easily find on web. I remember one is in Nort Point. Good Luck.

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Post by cbavasi » Tue, 31 Mar 2009 3:34 pm

It's all pretty straightforward. We processed our own paperwork - but in hindsight I should have just gone through an agency. On the Ministry of Manpower website go to the Foreign Domestic Workers link. You would be applying for a maid new to Singapore (or has she worked in Singapore before - which would be easy since she would already have an existing record here.) You will need to take a course online (go to the Singapore Polytechnic site and there is a course listed for first time employers for a FDW in Singapore - I think you will need your FIN number - or husbands' FIN to proceed). If you want to use an agency try Prestige, 121 Personnel or Apac. These have all been used by friends. I think the fee when we were moving was around $750 for processing all the paperwork for bringing in a new maid. (It was about $400 for a transfer maid).

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same predicament

Post by sammy001 » Wed, 06 May 2009 10:16 am

hi all,
I would be moving to singapore in July and would like to bring my helper from hong kong.
Was hoping u could advice me on the process as u have already been thru it.
Hope all went well.

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