What are the procedures for sponsoring a maid / nanny in Dubai / United Arab Emirates?

Finding the right kind of help is an important decision for many families in the UAE. Hiring a maid or nanny in Dubai can be a difficult and time-consuming process, if you do not have the right type of resources Alpha Solution is your best choice to help you. We can explain the different methods to sponsoring a maid in Dubai, the required documents, and the basic requirements need to fulfill to get a maid visa in the UAE.

Maid visa applications to be processed through Tabeer Centre. You can also approach Alpha Solutions hire a housemaid according to your requirements.

Rules For Maid Visa In UAE:

Whether you are looking for a full-time nanny to look after children or just a maid to help with the housework, these jobs are classified as domestic servants and are established by the UAE government. They are governed by the United Arab Emirates Housework Act. To sponsor a Domestic worker  (MAID) in Dubai, the sponsor must have a salary of at least AED 6,000 per month or a monthly salary of AED 5,000 for accommodation.  The Dubai Domestic visa can only be issued by the head of family, usually a husband. Singles are not allowed to sponsor a domestic worker in Dubai.

Other rules for issuing service visas in Dubai state that domestic workers must be over 18 years of age and can only be sponsored in India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Bangladesh and Indonesia. However, it is important to note that each of these countries has its own regulations regarding minimum wages and age. Here is an analysis of country-specific minimum wages for domestic workers in Dubai. Sponsors can pay more than the minimum wage if they want

  • India – AED 1,100
  • Sri Lanka – AED 825
  • The Philippines – AED 1,400 (and must be older than 30, but not over 60)
  • Bangladesh – AED 750
  • Indonesia – AED 800

Other Rights for Maid’s in DUBAI:

Along with the minimum wage, the guarantor will be responsible for providing other fixed benefits such as:

  • Payment of wages, as set out in the standard contract, within 10 days from the day they are due One day of paid rest per week.
  • 12 hours of rest per day, including 8 hours consecutive rest 
  • 30 days paid vacation per year
  • Medical insurance
  • 30 days of medical leave per year 
  • A round trip ticket home every 2 years 
  • Accommodation
  • Decent meals at the employer’s expense 
  • Attire suitable for the job to be carried out, at the employer’s expense
  • Possession of their personal identification papers such as passports, IDs, etc.
Documents required for sponsoring Maid:

When applying for a residence permit for a domestic worker, the sponsor must submit the following documents to the General Directorate of Residence and Foreign Affairs – Dubai (GDRFA).

  • The visa application form typed through an authorised typing office
  • An affidavit from the embassy or consulate of non-relationship, if the maid is from the same country
  • Passport and visa copies of the sponsor and the maid
  • Passport photos of the sponsor and the maid
  • Three months bank statement of the sponsor
  • Copy of the sponsor’s labor contract
  • Copy of the sponsor’s health insurance card
  • Copy of the sponsor’s tenancy contract of a minimum two-bedroom unit
  • Salary Certificate of the sponsor
  • Maid’s Medical Fitness Certificate from their country

Note: The above requirements can vary for sponsors who are UAE citizens or working in the government and private sector in the UAE. Make sure to refer to the GDRFA website for the latest information.

Steps to issue a UAE housemaid visa by the sponsor:
  • Apply for the maid’s employment permit to enter the country
  • After the maid enters the UAE, the sponsor will need to obtain a Medical Fitness Report and register for the Emirates ID
  • Apply for the residence stamp on maid’s passport
  • Issue the Domestic Worker Card for the sponsor and Emirates ID for the maid.
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