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How to send a direct hire helper home?

Post by jaema » Wed, 22 Sep 2010 7:35 pm

Unfortunately our direct hire maid is not working out. She is very depressed and misses her family and son. I understand this and have been giving her time to adjust, and even advancing salary for her to send back home, but she has decided she just wants to go home. Since this is a direct hire situation I have no idea how to go about doing this, so any advice is appreciated.

1) Can I just buy a ticket and she leaves tomorrow, or do I need to apply for a special visa for her? She has been in Singapore for 1 month . She is legally allowed to work in Singapore, I am just afraid the Philippines immigration won't let her back into the country.

2) How do I go about cancelling her work permit/pass, insurance, bond, etc.?

3) I want to respect her wishes and send her home since she wants this, just want to make sure I do everything legally and fairly.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Post by Asian_Geekette » Sun, 26 Sep 2010 3:00 pm

jaema,

1. If she's a citizen of the Philippines, no need to worry that the immigration there won't let her back in. Who ever gave you the idea that she won't be let back in? :shock:

2. A quick query in Google led me to this government link:

Work Permit Online cancellation:
http://www.mom.gov.sg/foreign-manpower/ ... ation.aspx

To be on the safe side, make sure that you accompany your helper to the airport to see that she checks in and goes to the immigration area.

I'm sorry to hear that it didn't work out.

Hope the above information helps.

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Post by jaema » Sun, 26 Sep 2010 5:02 pm

Thanks so much Asian_Gazette I am grateful for your help and advice. I do wish this would have worked out but she just doesn't want to stay and I won't force her to do so.

Thanks again. :)

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Post by merichan » Sun, 26 Sep 2010 5:18 pm

Asian_Geekette wrote:jaema,

1. If she's a citizen of the Philippines, no need to worry that the immigration there won't let her back in. Who ever gave you the idea that she won't be let back in? :shock:

Actually from what I remember there are mandatory overseas worker funds or something like that that they need to pay to come back in the Philippines if they did a full contract...

don't know if it applies to partial contract... I would check with Phillipines embassy...


would try to have confirmation without giving any name though...

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