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Can we bring our maid along?

Post by shirishw » Sun, 24 Jan 2010 6:06 pm

We are a family of three, we have a Nepali live-in maid who has been with us for some time...

I am due to re-locate to SG in couple of months, the question is can we get her to SG when we move?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 24 Jan 2010 7:38 pm

I doubt it seriously. I don't believe that Singapore recognizes them as a traditional source for that job description. You can try, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
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Post by banker » Mon, 25 Jan 2010 2:59 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I doubt it seriously. I don't believe that Singapore recognizes them as a traditional source for that job description. You can try, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
Hi shirishw, Sometime SMS blows hot air...While domestic helpers from Nepal is not common in Singapore, it is not impossible (something banned...).

To make the paper works easier, You may need to work with a Maid Agency but not necessary.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 25 Jan 2010 7:04 am

Again, my frustrated friend, you should read my posts for context instead of just something to rail at. I didn't say it was banned did I? You made that comment, not I. I didn't even say it was impossible, just improbable.

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Post by klpd » Sun, 14 Feb 2010 12:06 am

why not you contact any employment agency. can try singapore careers - http://sgcareers.com.sg

got my maid from them

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 14 Feb 2010 10:30 am

klpd wrote:why not you contact any employment agency. can try singapore careers - http://sgcareers.com.sg

got my maid from them
Is she from Nepal?
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Post by guruvishwanath » Sun, 14 Feb 2010 10:57 am

Actually you can bring your domestic helper. But you have to engage the services of a local agency for the paperwork and the process is very tedious and very strict. The same rules for any domestic helper applies and her salary conditions have to be met without fail. So if you were paying your Nepali helper say 2-5K INR then forget it! You have to match to 350-375SGD and not to mention the levy of a similar amount to the government and not also to mention the 5K SGD deposit to the government. Also, needed is the proof of basic communication skills which the consulate at the home state will have details on.

The bottom line is that yes, its possible but be ready for some major paper work macarena to come your way. :-)

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Post by jpatokal » Mon, 15 Feb 2010 12:38 pm

Start with a call to the MOM -- only maids from certain countries are allowed, and while I was unable to find the full list with a quick Google, the short version here does not include Nepal.

http://www.mom.gov.sg/publish/momportal ... ments.html
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 15 Feb 2010 2:36 pm

I just didn't bother to paste the link but the answer was in the first reply.
sundaymorningstaple wrote:I doubt it seriously. I don't believe that Singapore recognizes them as a traditional source for that job description. You can try, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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