How to Sponsor Maid Visa in Dubai? Step-By-Step Guide
Hiring a maid in
Dubai is a part of lifestyle and most of the households are having one or two
maids to take care of the daily chores in the house. If it is your first time
to hire a housemaid, then this step-by-step guide about how to sponsor maid
visa in Dubai is just for you.
If you have managed
to find a maid through your own search or via an approved agency, then you can
obtain a UAE residence visa for your maid by visiting the Ministry of Human
Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) licensed and approved Tadbeer Center. These
facilities are now providing competitive maid packages that are significantly
less expensive compared to the private sponsorship.
employer sponsorship or sponsorship from an authorized recruitment agency to
legally work in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A Tadbeer agency is the only
legal way for hiring or sponsoring maids in Dubai as it is a highly transparent
and centralized system for hiring domestic workers in the UAE.
promotes an ethical and fair hiring procedure that is based on experiences and
skills. Tadbeer makes it simple for residents of the UAE, whether they are
expatriates or UAE nationals, to find, hire and sponsor their domestic workers.
In addition to this, it ensures that the workers' rights are protected while
also supervising the paperwork, scrutinizing and verifying the details of each
Processing - Documents Required
The first step in
the maid visa Dubai application process is to prepare all of the required
documents ahead of time and be ready to submit them before the respective
Required (Hiring Family)
- Copies of the husband and wife’s
Passports and Visas in colour.
- Copy of Marriage Certificate
(Attested in UAE).
- Copies of Emirates ID (Husband
- A copy of the Ejari, Title
Deed, or Tenancy Contract.
Passport (8 months validity during the visa processing).
of Current Visa (Visit visa or visa cancellation document).
of Emirates ID (If existing EID available).
Size Photo (With white background soft copy covering full face).
amount to be paid (approximate) is AED 10000+ VAT which covers the below:
and Salary Card
NOC provided by Tadbeer (Free to travel outside UAE with Client/Family)
hiring family needs to pay a basic salary (as agreed between the family and the
housemaid) to the Tadbeer Center + service fees of approximately AED 160.
process and transfer salary through the WPS (Wage Protection System), as
mandated by MOHRE to ensure that the maid salary is received fully and on time
to protect the worker and the family. Tadbeer agency will also provide
housemaids with free bank accounts and ATM cards.
Approval and Stamping - Steps to Follow
If the housemaid
is not from the UAE, she must enter the country on an entry visa from her home
country before the date specified in the entry permit.
Change of Status
If the maid is
already in the country, she must change her visa status. Following the approval
of an Entry Permit, this is the next step (Inside the country).
Medical Fitness Examination
the residence visa, it is required to type the medical test documents and visit
the approved government health centers to get the medical fitness test done.
Please keep in mind that the medical fitness report/certificate is only valid
and effective for 90 days.
Emirates ID and Biometrics (for new housemaid visa) is a must for residence
visa approval. It's important to note that the Biometrics of your maid requires
to be done within 10 days of generating the Emirates ID application to prevent
the application being invalid.
Obtain Medical Insurance
must have tied to a proper medical insurance plan. The Medical Insurance Policy
will get issued once the labour contract is signed and a FIT medical
certificate is submitted along with the copy of Emirates ID typing.
Create an Employment Contract
For new visa
applications or if the sponsor has an old contract, a MOHRE Employment Contract
must be printed.
Apply for a Residency Visa
The final step is
to have the maid's passport get stamped with the residency visa. It is done
once your maid residence visa application gets approved by the authority.
Note: The validity of
the Emirates ID and Residence Visa application will differ for the Emiratis,
GCC Residents and the Expats and is as follows:
Citizen): 2 Years Validity
GCC Resident: 2 Years
Expat Resident: 1
Obligations Towards Worker
must be paid within 10 days of the due date as specified in the standard
paid day off per week.
hours of rest per day, including 8 hours of uninterrupted rest.
paid vacation days per year.
coverage offered by the employer.
total of 30 days of medical leaves per year
two years, a round-trip ticket to travel home.
meals at the expense of the employer.
work attire should be provided by the employer.
of original copy of personal identification documents such as passport, ID,
- A dispute can be carried to the MOHRE by either the employer or the domestic worker. Then the ministry will try to settle the dispute amicably considering the interests of both parties within two weeks. If it is not resolved within that duration, then the case will be referred to a court.
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