How to sponsor a nanny/maid in Dubai
Need a helping hand in the house? Want to know how to sponsor a maid visa in Dubai? As a resident, the government allows you to sponsor a nanny in the UAE if you follow the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) protocols. For your ease, we’ve put together this step-by-step guide on how to sponsor a maid in Dubai.
STEPS TO SPONSOR A MAID IN DUBAI
STEP 1: KNOW THE RULES TO SPONSOR A MAID IN DUBAI
The first step to figuring out how to sponsor a maid in Dubai is familiarising yourself with all the rules and regulations involved in the process. It is a big responsibility and requires a decent investment of funds.
As the sponsor, you will be responsible for your help’s remuneration and other benefits. This is why knowing the laws to bring a maid to Dubai and the contract terms you must fulfil is essential.
Whether you are looking for a full-time nanny to look after the kids or just a housemaid to help around the house, you must follow the rules established by the UAE Domestic Labour Law. Here are the rules that dictate how to bring a nanny to Dubai.
As per the UAE Domestic Labour Law, expats can only sponsor a maid on a temporary basis. The following entities, however, are allowed to sponsor domestic help in Dubai:
- Individuals with a monthly income of AED 25,000 from legal sources.
- Those with special permissions from the UAE cabinet.
- Senior designation holders like judges, specialists and legal counsellors.
- Patients with medical coverage, given that their family has a monthly income of over AED 15,000.
You can read the “Domestic Help” section on the UAE government’s official website to learn more about the minimum salary requirement to sponsor a maid in Dubai, along with other details.
WAGES AND LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS
The minimum wage for a nanny ranges from AED 1,400 to AED 2,500. Along with the minimum wage, the sponsor will be responsible for providing other stipulated benefits, including:
- Payment of wages, as set out in the standard contract, within ten days from the day they are due.
- One day of paid rest per week.
- 12 hours of rest per day, including 8 hours of consecutive rest.
- 30 days paid vacation per year.
- Medical insurance.
- Thirty days of medical leave per year.
- A round-trip ticket home every two years.
- 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.
In addition to the documents mentioned above, nannies will get a free Wages Protection System salary account.
The UAE Domestic Labour Law prohibits the following practices:
- The employment of a nanny below 18 years old.
- Discrimination based on caste, creed, race, religion, gender, religion, colour and political opinion.
- Verbal or physical sexual harassment.
- Forced labour/trafficking.
- Physical harm.
- Assigning tasks that are not covered under the employment contract.
STEP 2: GET YOUR DOCUMENTS IN ORDER
When applying for a residency permit for the maid, the sponsor will need to submit the following documents to Tadbeer service centres:
- Visa application form typed through an authorised typing office.
- An affidavit of non-relationship from the embassy or consulate 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 labour contract, health insurance card and tenancy contract of a minimum two-bedroom unit.
- Salary Certificate of the sponsor.
- Maid’s Medical Fitness Certificate from their country.
Please note that the above requirements to sponsor a maid in Dubai can vary for individuals (read: sponsors) who are UAE citizens or working in the government and private sector. Please get in touch with the Tadbeer office directly for the latest information about documentation.
STEP 3: BEGIN THE PROCESS OF BRINGING THE MAID TO DUBAI
Once you’ve finalised your candidate and have all the documents sorted out, you can initiate the process to get them to Dubai. It can be completed by visiting any of the Tadbeer centres in the UAE.
Tadbeer has government-approved service centres that help to sponsor domestic and household workers in Dubai. This ensures a service-level agreement between the worker and sponsor.
The facility preserves the rights of both parties and intervenes in case of a conflict. Tadbeer has an extensive network of healthcare professionals and insurance companies that can aid the worker in a health crisis. Alternatively, you can look for specialised agencies to sponsor a maid or nanny in Dubai.
PROCESS TO GET A MAID VISA IN DUBAI
- Visit Tadbeer service centres or the licenced agencies
- Apply for the maid’s employment permit to enter the country
- Submit the relevant documents
- Pay the fee
- Get a visa with insurance
- You may also have to undergo a medical test and a biometric screening to sponsor a maid in Dubai.
- You can also book a visa consultation with Tadbeer by filling out the form on tadbeervisa.com.
COST OF APPLICATION PROCESS
Fast Track Visa & Dedicated PRO Officer: AED 8,500
Note that the fee is subject to change.
DURATION OF SPONSORSHIP
The sponsorship will be valid for two years with two years of insurance.
- Tadbeer offers a door-to-door visa service, under which they collect and drop off your documents to process your request.
- Those who want to fast-track the visa application process can visit Counter 18 of Tadbeer’s outlet in Umm al Sheif Metro Station (Exit 2), Sheikh Zayed Road. They will get a dedicated PRO officer to get the job done.
FAQs ABOUT A HOUSEMAID VISA IN DUBAI
CAN YOU SPONSOR A NANNY FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY TO DUBAI?
You can, given that you follow the steps and requirements listed above.
HOW TO CONTACT TADBEER?
You can contact Tadbeer at +971-4-706-0111.
WHERE IS TADBEER’S SERVICE CENTRE?
Tadbeer Centre is located in the Indigo Sky Building, Sheikh Zayed Road.
WHAT SERVICES DOES THE GOVERNMENT OFFER TO DOMESTIC WORKERS?
The UAE government provides different services to ensure the safety and security of domestic workers. These services include dedicated service centres in all emirates and online platforms where you can file a complaint or ask questions. For more information, you can visit the websites of TAMM and MoHRE.
That ends our guide on sponsoring a maid in Dubai/UAE. If you don’t want to experience the hassle of bringing domestic help from another place, consider hiring a maid service in Dubai.
Aside from that, you can try these cleaning apps in Dubai to get services from well-trained professionals in the city.
For more information and updates on life in the UAE, stay tuned to MyBayut.