Drop Down Menu




Welcome to First Gate Business Service New Page 1

 Rules and Regulations of hiring a Housemaid in Saudi Arabia

What are the procedures of hiring a Housemaid in Saudi Arabia?

• Only those foreign workers holding business occupations as per their Iqama are eligible to apply for housemaid visa. They can submit their applications at the Maktab Al-Istaqdam with the relevant documents. Business professions include Investor or Businessman (Musthasmer or Rajul Amaal in Arabic).

• Applicant’s salary must be above SR6000, as attested by the chamber of commerce. A ‘no-objection letter’ from the respective consulate must be submitted.

• There are many agencies in the Kingdom which specialize in facilitating the hiring of housemaids for their expatriate clients just as they do for Saudi nationals. Expatriate investors have a special facility to get the visa from SAGIA (Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority).

• Currently, housemaids from Kenya, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Nepal, Eritrea, Morocco, Cambodia, Vietnam and Egypt (only governesses) are common in the Kingdom.

• Charges of Managing Agencies vary depends on the nationality of maid: SR6000 for Egypt (for governess), SR8500 for Indonesia, SR9000 for Kenya, SR9000 for Vietnam, SR 9500 for the Philippines (inclusive of two-months salary), SR9000 for Eretria, and SR8000 for Morocco.

• Housemaid’s monthly salary varies depending on her nationality. Sri Lankans, Indonesians, Kenyans, Filipinos and Eritreans settle for around SR550 to SR750 per month.

• After completion of the required documentations by the Maktab Al-Istiqdam (Recruitment Office), the office will confirm the visa at the same time. Attach the sponsor’s certificate, recommendation of the expatriate’s conduct/ professional status/ salary/ reason for needing a housemaid/ iqama copy/ valid passport copies attested by the respective chamber of commerce, and two photos.

• After obtaining permission from Maktab Al-Istaqdam, pay SR2000 for the housemaid’s visa which takes a maximum of a week or two to obtain.

• After the visa is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it is sent to the maid’s country along with the Power of Attorney or POA to any agent for getting his/her passport stamped.

NOTE: Indian maid's minimum age should be 25 and maximum 50 years. This is the rule of India government for granting Immigration clearance. read more
• The prospective maids would be subjected to a crash course in their respective states in India before being sent to Saudi Arabia. Such training will be provided by labour agencies in India.

Guarantee Deposit at Indian Embassy/Consulate: US$ 2500 should be deposited at Indian Embassy / Consulate if the maid has ECR (Emigration Check Required) status passport.

Indian Embassy Jeddah Address:
B-1, Diplomatic Quarter
Riyadh, KSA
Toll Free: 8002471234
Help Line: +966 11 4884697 / 4881982
Working Hours: 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM (Sunday to Thursday)

Indian Consulate Jeddah Address:
Building of Mr. Mansoor Abdul Rahman Al Hueesh
Villa No. 34. (Behind National Commercial Bank)
Near Al Huda Mosque
Tahlia Street, Jeddah, Tel : 00966-12-6603779

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website: www.mofa.gov.sa

Maid's rights: Maximum 15 hours duty per day. One month leave after two years of service.
Related Pages
Family Visa Procedures in Saudi Arabia
Dead body repatriation formalities in Dubai, U.A.E

Mobile Network Information in KSA
Traffic Violation Inquiry-Saudi Arabia

Visa on arrival in Dubai
Visa on arrival in Qatar

Visa on Arrival in India


Maid Visa in Dubai

Police Clearance Certificate-Qatar


  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 | Abu Dhabi Visa rules | Annual Leave | Attestation | Ban-1Year | Bank Guarantee Refund | Birth in Dubai | Business Set-Up in Abu Dhabi | Business Set-Up in Ajman Free Zone | Business Set-Up in Dubai | Business Set-Up in Hamriyah Free Zone-SHJ | 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 | Clearance Letter | 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 | DOHMS Forms | DOHMS Interview Result | Driving License | Driving License Attestation Dubai Real Estate Law | ECNR | 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 | German Visa | 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 | Nepal Visa | 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 Renewal-Pak | Passport Renewal-Nepal Passport Renewal-Philippine | 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 | RAK Free Trade Zone | Real Estate Law | Real Estate License | Recruitment Procedure-Nepal | Registration of Engineer-DM | Re-entry | Relocation to RAK | Removing Partner & Adding Partner in LLC Lic | Residence Visa | Resignation | RTA Related Business Activities | RTA Related Services | Salary Certificate Attestation | Salary Increment | SATA Visa | 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 | US Visa | 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 | Work Permit Rejection |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