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Dependant Work Pass Holder

Post by prekha2005 » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 2:06 pm

Can a dependant work pass holder work as a part-time domestic help?

I have been approached by the wife of a FIN holder, who has joined her husband in Singapore, to work as a part-time domestic help at my place. She will be charging SGD 10 per hour and would work two days a week for 2 hours each.

Is it legal to employ a dependant pass holder and is this sort of practice common in Singapore? Do I have to inform the Ministry of Manpower and get a consent letter signed?

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Post by beppi » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 2:49 pm

Legal: No.
Common: Yes.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 3:39 pm

Word to the wise, if she gets caught, she and you BOTH will get deported faster than you can say Foreign Domestic Worker.

She cannot get a LoC from a private individual (which you would be). She can only get a LoC from a proper company and then can only work at that company's location.
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Post by prekha2005 » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 5:06 pm

Thanks for the info! I have not employed her yet and after knowing that it is illegal, I would rather manage on my own, than fall into any sort of potential trouble!

On the other hand, Singapore seems to have made it very difficult and very expensive for anyone to employ domestic helpers!

I was earlier in Hongkong (which by all means, is a far more expensive place to live) and the domestic helpers were so readily available and quite, quite resonable! Most of them took anything between SGD 4.50 to SGD 6 per hour and were plentiful in number!

Here, it seems that the goverment has done its best to discourage people from employing domestic help (A good thing in one way) by putting in so many terms and conditions and making the whole thing so expensive!

What would be then the best way to employ a part-time helper? Through an agency? Or get hold of an independent PR / Singaporean working as a domestic helper?

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Post by Mad Scientist » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 5:14 pm

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