Recruitment of Nepalese housemaids in the UAE and other countries has
been put on temporary hold from April 17, 2014. However, women came on
Visit/Tourist visa to UAE can change their visa to housemaid visa
depending on special approval from Immigration.
What are procedures to bring housemaid from Nepal?
Minimum age of maid should be 30 years.
Salary: Sponsor's monthly salary should not be less than Dh6,000 or
Dh5,000 plus company provided accommodation.
Maid's minimum salary: Dh900
Yearly Fees: Sponsor should pay Dh5360 as an
annual fee at Immigration (every year to be repeated. Typing Charge
Deposit at Immigration: Dh2020 to be paid in Cash at
Immigration after approval. This
amount will be refunded after Maid's Visa cancellation and exit.
Dh220 should be paid at Immigration for file opening.
The housemaid and the Sponsor/spouse should not
should be a resident in the UAE living with his/her family
Deposit at Embassy:
Refundable deposit at Nepal Embassy, Abu Dhabi Dh5000.
The housemaid must have
completed a three-week long training program in Nepal before coming
to the UAE, except those who have already worked as domestic
employee abroad. Training certificate is necessary to get
Immigration clearance from Nepal.
Reference of close
family member in UAE with proof of relationship and visa copy. Documents required for Entry Visa application at Immigration
1. Typed Entry Visa Permit application (Can be prepared from Typing
Centre). Fee:Dh310 to be paid at Typing Centre (Service
2. Maid's passport copy + one photograph with white
3. Passport copy of Sponsor and Spouse
4. Employment/Labour Contract has to be attested from
Immigration on payment of Dh120.
This can be done at the time of submitting visa application.
If the sponsor is a Government/Semi-government/Free zone Employee,
his/her Salary Certificate does not need attestation.
Investor: If the sponsor is an Investor/Partner: Copy of the Contract showing
his shareholding, Copy and original of the partners' financial
security deposit, copy of the Trade License and Partners List.
Tenancy: Copy of residence Tenancy Contract consisting of two bedrooms.
has to be attested through
Ejari online system of Real Estate
Regulatory Authority (RERA). If
you are living out of Dubai, attach Municipality attested Tenancy
Contract and Electricity Bill.
Affidavit from the
Consulate stating that the Maid is not related
with the Sponsor and spouse. Separate Affidavit to be made for both
Sponsor and spouse. (This is applicable only if the Maid is from same
nationality of the Sponsor).
NOTE: Maid's Visa will be issued same time at the counter
if the requirements are completed.
Labour Contract (3 copies) will be issued along with the Maid Visa and
that has to be signed by both the sponsor and Maid at the time of
stamping her visa. Immigration employee will ask the salary of Maid at
the time of issuing visa to enter the amount in the Labour Contract.
If the Maid is inside UAE on
Dh1230 (Approx) to be paid extra
Change (Dh680 to issue visa inside the country and
Dh550 for status amendment). In this case
no need Nepal Consulate related
procedures after get issued the visa. But No Relation
Certificate from Nepal Embassy is must if the Maid is from same
nationality of the Sponsor. This certificate is required at the time
of applying for entry visa. No need No Relation
Certificate If the sponsor is different national.
If the Maid is on
Tourist Visa, she can get visa inside country on payment of
Dh680, then she must exit to Oman or neighbor country and enter
on new maid visa. Visa change package is available from
Fly Dubai and some other airlines. In this case
no need India, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka Consulate related
procedures after get issued the visa. After getting issued Maid Visa from Immigration,
the following procedures to be completed at Nepal Embassy.
Documents required at Nepal Embassy, Abu
A completed Application Form for Attestation of Demand Letter
for Domestic Worker
2. Guarantee and Undertaking Letter 1 copy
Police Clearance Certificate of the
Sponsor/Employer 1 copy
4. A salary certificate (employment contract) of the sponsor -1 copy
(sponsors having less than Dh10,000 monthly salary excluding
the cost of accommodation will not qualify to employ Housemaid;
sponsor can however enclose a salary certificate/employment contract
of his/her spouse in cases the salary is less than 10,000; the
Embassy may ask to show the originals)
5. Certified copy of the tenancy contract or house ownership
certificate, as applicable 1 copy (the original certificate should
also be shown if the Contract is not
6. Copy of the Sponsor's passport 1 copy
7. Copy of the Sponsors residence visa (for non-Emirati sponsors) 1
8. Copy of the ID cards (Emirates
ID) 1 copy
9. Copies of passport, visa, ID (as applicable) of the sponsor's
spouse 1 copy each
10. Copy of the sponsor's marriage certificate 1 copy
11. Original Entry Visa (of the designated housemaid) and its copies
12. Copy of the Passport of the housemaid 1 copy (Please see the
date of birth to confirm that she is above 30 years old)
13. Copies of ID, passport or citizenship certificate of the Nepalese
national/s with full mailing address including phone numbers and email
who recommended (guarantor) the domestic Employee to the
Sponsor/Employer1 copy each
14. Employment Contract 2 sets (4 pages in each in the given format)
basic salary should be at least Dh900
download the forms and other required
documents from Nepal Embassy website.
Sponsor should come to the Embassy in
person to sign the documents.
Sign the documents in presence of
Document attestation fees at Embassy:
Refundable deposit at Embassy Dh5000.
After the attestation, the contract and
a copy of the visa attested (originals) will have to be sent by the
sponsor to the employee in Nepal to apply for Foreign Employment
Permit from the Department of Foreign Employment, Kathmandu.
If all the documents are ready, it will
normally take a day to complete the attestation procedure at the
No housemaid currently working in the
UAE can recommend (be guarantor) for bringing another housemaid.
Refund of Security Deposit:
If you have decided to cancel the
visa of your domestic employee for whatsoever reason (you wanted to
terminate her visa or your employee didn't come back to you after her
vacation or your employee refused to come after you deposited security
amount to the Embassy), contact the Embassy for the refund of the
security deposit by completing the following procedures/documentary
(i) Ask the employee to call the Embassy during the working hours or
send us an email mentioning her contact number before she is sent back
to Nepal (applicable only if your employee is still with you in the
(ii) Submit a written request to the Embassy stating the reason of
repatriation of your employee to Nepal with the following
1.Cancellation of visa
2.Copy of air ticket to Nepal
3.Exit paper or exit stamp, and
4.Original receipt given by the Embassy at the time you deposited the
The Employer may also send his/her authorized representative with the
said documents to collect the security deposit. Security deposit will
be refunded on the same day if all the requirements are fulfilled.
However, in case the Employee is not in the UAE, the Embassy requires
at least seven working days to refund the money.
To prepare your
Maid Visa application; call
Hor Al Anz: (Deira): 04-265 8373,
050-744 7833, 050-715 0562
Address of Nepal Embassy, Abu Dhabi
Sector W 15-2, Villa No. 13/1, Plot No. 40
Al Karama Street, Al Karama Area
(Opposite Mos'ab Bin Omier Mosque &
close to bus parking yard
Tel. +971 2 634 47 67
09:30 AM To 1:30 PM
Sunday to Thursday
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dos and donts to avoid trouble with maids
Give the maid a true picture of what to
expect before she comes to work for you. Make her understand she is
not coming for a holiday abroad
Choose a maid who does not have an
ailing husband or small kids back home. They may have genuine concerns
and can easily become homesick
Wait for a month before you stamp the
visa on the passport. That gives you enough time to study her
behaviour and commitment to work.
Dont let your housemaid go out
unaccompanied for a long period of time. You are inviting trouble.
Always keep monthly salary slips and
make your maid signs on them on their pay day. You may need to show
proof at the embassy (GN).
Dubai Immigration Help Line No. 800 5111
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Special rules in Abu Dhabi for Maid
sponsorship You cannot
sponsor maid from your nationality. To sponsor a Maid on Abu Dhabi visa will cost
the equivalent of her annual salary. The minimum monthly salary should
be according to the criteria set by the country where the maid comes
Indian: Dh1100, Filipina: Dh1469 ($400),
Sri Lankan: Dh825,
Indonesian: Dh800, Nepali: Dh900 and Bangladeshi: Dh750.
That means the visa stamping fee for an Indian maid is Dh14000
for one year. This amount to be repeated every year. Apart from this,
you have to complete formalities of concerned embassy/consulate. For
Indian maid, you have to deposit
Dh9200 at Indian embassy/consulate. For
Nepali maid, you should deposit Dh5000. These
amounts are refundable after cancellation of maid visa.