Category Archives: Hiring a domestic helper

Informations on administrative procedures with regards to hiring a domestic helper in Singapore
Informations concernant les formalités administratives liées à l’embauche et le permis de travail d’une employée de maison à Singapour

Processing Philipino contract at the Embassy of the Philippines


Any Philipino helper working in Singapore must be registered with her embassy. Going to the embassy requires to make an appointment online for many document processing but not always! There is 1 situation where  no appointment is needed. How to … Continue reading

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Direct hire of a Philipino helper: process and costs


I found this blog “Just sharing” where a Singapore PR gives all details of the process and costs involved with a direct hire of a Philipino helper very helpful.   There are more than 300 comments but read through as … Continue reading

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RENEWAL of WP: what is new?


Renewing a domestic helper’s Work Permit is easy and has been recently simplified. 1. All documents can be signed a home by the employer and sent to MOM via their website WPOL (work permit online) 2. When MOM has verified … Continue reading

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NO TRIAL PERIOD FOR DOMESTIC HELPERS


No trial period for domestic helpers in Singapore who start a new job (explanations) I was questionned on my Facebook page about the possibility for a domestic helper in Singapore to be hired with a trial period before she is … Continue reading

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A VERY SAD STORY…


This is the true story of a Filipino helper who had to go back to the Philippines against her will…and even against her employer’s will! She is the poor victim of a system : nobody intended to voluntarily harm her, … Continue reading

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Helpers from Indonesia: the burden of placement fees


Coming to Singapore to work as a FDW (Foreign Domestic Worker as per MOM’s vocabulary) has a tremendous cost for all those originating from Indonesia…with no foreseeable change… The so called “placement fee” is the amount of money that candidates … Continue reading

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Day-off for domestic workers in Singapore


Maybe you have heard or read recently that Singapore has decided to grant a mandatory day-off to domestic workers [see here] But we still see or hear about domestic workers who don’t have day-offs… So what is the law precisely? … Continue reading

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Renouveler le passeport de votre employée philippine


Votre employée doit renouveler son passeport? Prévoyez 6 semaines de délai (incompressibles) (votre employée peut tout faire elle-même) BON à SAVOIR: Le passeport est un document d’identité personnel, propriété de l’état émetteur; à ce titre, c’est à l’employée de payer … Continue reading

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Renewal of Philipino passport


Your Philipino domestic helper has to renew her passport? Allow 6 weeks before you can collect the new passport The whole procedure is explained on the website of the Embassy. But let me give you a quick overview: Step 1: … Continue reading

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