Drop Down Menu




Welcome to First Gate Business Service New Page 1

Housemaid Recruitment from Nepal to UAE

Special Note:
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?

Age Limit: Minimum age of maid should be 30 years.

Salary: Sponsor's monthly salary should not be less than Dh25,000.
Maid's minimum salary: Dh900

Yearly Fees: Sponsor should pay Dh5850 as an annual fee at Immigration (every year to be repeated. 

+ Dh303 should be paid at
Tadbeer centre for file opening. 
+ The housemaid and the Sponsor/spouse should not be related
+ The Sponsor should be a resident in the UAE living with his/her family
+ To prepare your Maid Visa application, Call:

Qusais (Al Nahda-2) Near Zulekha Hospital: 04-239 1302, 055 273 2295, 055-345 7829
Qusais (Al Nahda-2) Behind NMC Hospital: 056-8787641

Bur Dubai: 04-358 6215, 055-9105757

Hor Al Anz: (Deira): 04-265 8373, 050-715 0562
Qusais (Damascus St): 04-258 6727, 054-300 5931

For Collection & Delivery Service; call 055 273 2295, 055-345 7829

How to apply
1. Submit online application through
Tadbeer centre.
+ Application  Fee Dh2850 including Dh2000 deposit (If the maid is out of UAE). 

+ If the maid is inside UAE: Dh3500.

Below mentioned documents are required.

+ Maid's and Sponsor's passport copy (colour)

+ Colour photograph with white background of Maid and Sponsor each.

+ Original passport of sponsor and spouse (for scanning).

+ Original Emirates ID of sponsor.

+ Original attested marriage Certificate of the sponsor with legal translation in Arabic.

+ Original Labour Contract. You can print it from Typing Centre or MOHRE website.

+  Original Salary Certificate, if the sponsor is a Government/Semi-government/Free zone Employee.

Investor: If the sponsor is an Investor/Partner: Original Court Agreement showing his shareholding, copy of the Trade License and Partners List (for LLC).

Tenancy Contract: Original Tenancy Contract consisting of minimum two bedrooms. It has to be attested through Ejari online system of Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA). If you are living out of Dubai, bring Municipality attested Tenancy Contract and Electricity bill.

+ Original Electricity and Water Bill in the name of applicant or spouse.

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). Click here for Indian Consulate Related procedures.

+ IBAN (International Bank Account Number) of the Sponsor (applicant).

Maid's Visa will be sent to your e-mail within some hours if the attached documents are perfect.

Labour Contract (3 copies) will be sent 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. + You should mention salary of the Maid at the time of typing Entry Permit application at Tadbeer centre.

If the Maid is inside UAE on Visit/Tourist Visa, Dh1400 to be paid extra for Status Change (Dh680 to issue visa inside the country and Dh720 for status amendment).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much is the expense for Maid Visa?
A: Expense before entry: Dh3500, out of which Dh2000 is refundable from Immigration after Maid's visa cancellation.
Expense after entry:
Dh6800 for Medical, ID Visa Stamping and Medical Insurance.
Apart from this,
Dh1400 should be paid for status change if the maid is inside UAE on Visit or Tourist or cancelled visa stage.

Q: Within how many days Maid has to enter UAE from the date of her visa get issued?
A: Within 60 days from the date of issue.

Q: Within how many days Maid has to complete Medical, ID and Visa Stamping?
A: Within 60 days from the date of entry / Status Change.

Q: For how many years Maid visa is stamped?
A: One year if the sponsor is expatriate and two years if the sponsor is UAE national.

Q: How much is the expense for Maid Visa renewal?
A: Dh7040 for Medical, ID Visa Stamping and Medical Insurance..
Below rule was applicable at the time of recruiting maid from Nepal directly. No need to follow this if the maid is inside UAE.

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.
After getting issued Maid Visa from Immigration, the following procedures were required at Nepal Embassy. No need to follow this if the maid is inside UAE.

Documents required at Nepal Embassy, Abu Dhabi
1. A completed Application Form for Attestation of Demand Letter for Domestic Worker
2. Guarantee and Undertaking Letter – 1 copy
3. 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 certified)
6. Copy of the Sponsor's passport – 1 copy
7. Copy of the Sponsor’s residence visa (for non-Emirati sponsors) – 1 copy
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 – 2 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/Employer—1 copy each
14. Employment Contract – 2 sets (4 pages in each in the given format) basic salary should be at least Dh900

You can 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 Embassy official.
Document attestation fees at Embassy: Dh300
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 Embassy.
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 requirements:

(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 UAE);

(ii) Submit a written request to the Embassy stating the reason of repatriation of your employee to Nepal with the following documents/proofs:
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 money.

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.

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
Web: www.nepalembassyuae.org

Consular Hours
09:30 AM To 1:30 PM
Sunday to Thursday
Dos and don’ts 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.

Don’t 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 from.
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.

Sponsor's salary should not be less than Dh10,000 plus executive profession.
Related Pages
Abscond Reporting (Housemaid)
Amer Service
Cancellation-Employment Visa
Cancellation Family Visa
Cancellation-Investor/Partner Visa
Cancellation-Maid Visa
Changing Employment Visa and Dependents Visa without exit
Children Sponsored by mother
Dependent Sponsorship
Domestic Worker's Visa
DRFA (Immigration Office) Locations
Education Visa
Ejari-Tenancy Online Registration
Emirates ID
Emirates ID Lost
Fines (Visa, Labour Card, Mulikiya, OHC, Driving Lic, Trade Lic)
Freehold Visa

Family Visa-Dubai
Family Visa-Sharjah
Family Visa Cancellation
Family Visa Renew
Family Visa Stamping-New (Sponsor-Investor)
Husband's Residence Visa-Sponsored by Wife
Housemaid Ran Away
House Servant's Visa
Immigration Est. Card-New
Immigration Est. Card-
Immigration Est. Card-Amendment
Immigration Est. Card-Lost
Immigration Office
Indian Maid (change visa inside UAE)
Investor Visa-New
Investor Visa Stamping-After Entry
Investor Visa Renew
Investor/Partner visa
Maid-Abscond Reporting
Maid visa New Entry Permit
Maid Visa (Change inside Country without Exit)
Maid visa Cancellation
Maid from India
Maid from Indonesia
Maid from Philippine
Maid from Sri Lanka
Maid Visa Renewal
Medical Test
Multiple Entry Visa
Newborn baby's visa stamping
OK to Board Message
Oman visa from UAE Border
Parents Visa-New
Parents Visa Stamping after Entry
Parents Visa Renewal
Partner Visa
PRO Card-Immigration
After 6 Months
Residence Visa
Servant Visa
Stamping Visa from Old Passport to New Passport
Status Change
Student Visa
Teenager Visa
Tourist Visa
Transit Visa
Transfer Visa from Old Passport to New Passport
Visa Cancellation-Family
Visa Change-By Road-Hatta-Oman
Visa for Step-child
Visa Medical
Visa on arrival
Visa Position Amendment
Visa of Two Gulf Countries
Visas in UAE
Visa Renewal of son above 18 years age
Visa Transfer
Visa Transfer-Child
Visa Transfer-Wife-From Father to Husband
Visit Visa

Tags: Is there any procedure should I complete from Nepal Embassy to bring a housemaid? Is there any restrictions for Nepali housemaids in UAE? I want to bring a housemaid from Nepal, can I bring directly or should I approach any recruitment agent? How can I apply for maid visa in Dubai / UAE? Where should I submit maid visa application in Dubai? I am from Nepal, can I bring a housemaid from same nationality? Can I bring the maid first on Visit/Tourist Visa and change latter to Maid visa? Can I change a maid's visa to my sponsorship while she is on Visit visa under someone else's sponsorship? What is the extra expense if I bring the maid on Visit Visa first and change to Maid visa latter? What is the maximum age limit allowed for a housemaid in Dubai? Do I need to make any agreement from Nepal Embassy for Emigration clearance? Can I sponsor a male domestic help in Dubai?

Maid Visa Stamping (after entry)

Maid Visa Renewal


  Back |

Printer-Friendly version

Print Page  | Email this article



Tell a Friend


Welcome to First Gate Business Service

Abscond Reporting | Adding Partner & Removing Partner in LLC Lic | Additional Booklet | Address Change | Affidavit for Child's Passport | Affidavit for Maid Visa-Indian Consulate | Agreements | Annual Leave | Attestation | Ban-1Year | Bank Guarantee Refund | Birth in Dubai | Business Set-Up in Dubai | Branch of a Foreign Company | Cancellation | Certificate Attestation | Change of Address | Change of Name | Change of Spouse Name | Changing Employment & Family Visa without Exit | Cheque Bounce | Children sponsored by mother | Civil Company | Company law | Consulate Procedures for Maid Visa | Consulate Works-Ind | Contracting Lic-Renew | Credit Card Debt | Damaged Passport | Date of Birth Correction Death Cert. Attestation | Death Cases | Death Compensation | DED Fees | DED Services | Dependent sponsorship | Designations | Detach Child from Mother's Passport | DNRD Locations | DOHMS Fees | Driving License | Driving License AttestationECNR | Education Visa | Educational Institution | E-Gate | Ejari-Tenancy Contract Registration | Embassies & Consulates | Emergency Leave |Emirates ID | Emirates ID Lost | Employment ban | Employment Contract-Ind.Consulate | Employment Visa | Employment Visa during Ban | Employment Visa Renew | Employment Visa Stamping-new | Employment rules |E-Signature Card | FAQs-Visa | Family Visa Abu Dhabi | Family Visa-Ajman | Family Visa Cancellation | Family Visa-Dubai | Family Visa hold | Family Visa Renew | Family Visa Sharjah | Family Visa Stamping-After Entry | Fines | Freehold Property Visa | Free Zones | Fujairah Free Zone | General Trading | Gratuity | Housemaid Affidavit | Husband's Residence Visa | Immigration Clearance | Immigration Establishment Card | Immigration Card Renew | Immigration Card Amendment | Immigration Card Lost | Immigration Office | Immigration Services | Important Telephone Numbers | Import Code | Indian Maid- Change Visa inside UAE | India Tourist Visa | Industrial Projects | Inheritance | International Driving Permit | Investor Visa | Investor Visa Stamping | Investor Visa Renew | Investor/Partner Visa Cancellation | IVS Global | Jebel Ali Free Zone | Labour Card Renewal l Labour Contract | Labour Contract FAQs | Labour Contract-New (after entry) | Labour Dispute | Labour Establishment Card | Labour Establishment Card Amendment | Labour Law | Labour Services | Legalization at UAE Embassy | License Cancellation | License Modification at DM | License Renewal - Contracting | Limited Contract | LLC formation | Local Service Agent | Location Change (license) | Loss of Passport | Lost Labour Card | Lost Reporting | Maid from Nepal | Maid from Sri Lanka | Maid Visa-New | Maid Visa Stamping | Maid Visa Renewal | Map of Consulates | Maternity Leave | Marriage Solemnization at Consulate | Media License Medical Facility Licensing | Medical Treatment Visa | Medical Test | Mission Visa | Modify Contractor Regn.-Foreign Co.| MoH & DoH Exams | Multiple Entry Visa | Municipality Activities | Municipality Exam | Municipality Services | Newborn Baby's Passport | Newborn Baby's Visa | New Contracting Lic | NOC for issuance of Passport for Child | Notarization | Notice Period | NRI Certificate | Nursery | Occupational Disease | Occupational Health Card | OK to Board | Online Service | Out Pass | Overtime | Parents Visa-New | Parents Visa Stamping-After Entry | Parents Visa Renew Partnership Agreements | Partner Visa | Part-time Job | Passport in Maiden Name | Passport in Married Name | Passport Lost | Passport Renewal-Ind | Passport Additional Booklet | Passport Validity Extension | PCC Attestation-UAE Embassy Delhi | PCC Dubai | PCC-India | PCC Out of Country | Pharmacist Exam | Pharmacy License | Photo Change | Police Clearance Certificate-UAE | Police Related Services | Power of Attorney | Probation Period | PRO Card-DED | PRO Card -Immig | PRO Card-Labor | Profession Change | Professional Firm | Professional License | Professions | Real Estate License | Registration of Engineer-DM | Re-entry | Removing Partner & Adding Partner in LLC Lic | Residence Visa | Resignation | RTA Related Business Activities | RTA Related Services | Salary Certificate Attestation | Salary Increment | Saudi Visa | Servant Visa | Severance Pay | Sharjah Visa rules | Sole Establishment | Sponsorship Declaration | Spouse Name Endorsement | Status Change | Student Visa | Surrender of Indian Passport | Tas'heel Centers-MOL | Tas'heel Business Center-for DED Services | Tatkaal Passport | Tawasul Card new | Tawasul Card Renew | TC Attestation-Consulate | Teenager Visa | Termination of Contract | Thailand Visa | Theft Car | Tourist Visa | Trademark Registration | Transfer Visa from old Passport to new | Transit Visa | Trade License | Trade License Renewal | Translation | UAE Embassies World-wide | UAE Legal System | UK VisaCentre-Dubai | Umrah Visa | Undertaking for Studies | Unpaid Salary | Validation letter-Driving LicenseVisa Cancellation-Employment |  Visa Cancellation-Investor/Partner | Visa Change-Hatta | Visa for Step-child | Visa on Arrival-Dubai | Visa on Arrival-India | Visa on Arrival-Qatar | Visa Position Amendment | Visas of two countries | Visa Renew-son above 18 years old | Visa Transfer | Visa Transfer-Child | Visa Transfer-wife | Visit Affidavit for Family Member | Visit Visa | Will Attestation | Work in UAE | Work Permit | Work Permit for relative sponsored | more


First Gate Business Service, Office No.2, Al Shamsi Building, Near Zulekha Hospital, Opp. Al Madeena Supermarket, AL NAHDA-2, Qusais, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Tel.+9714-239 1302, 04-252 22 22, 04-265 8373, 04-258 6727 Email: visaprocess.ae@gmail.com