Visas are one of the first things that come to mind when locating to a new country. But it often goes beyond simply securing one for yourself – if you meet the criteria, you are also able to sponsor dependants as well.
This could mean visas for parents, children, spouses. But one question that often comes up is how to sponsor a maid/nanny in Dubai.
While the visa application process is not difficult, it is worth seeking the advice of an expert before starting the process, then working with them throughout to ensure that the application that is sent in meets all the criteria, is free from errors, and so avoids any delays.
In this article, we will look at:
- The cost of a maid visa in Dubai
- Rules for housemaid visas in the UAE
- Working with Creative Zone
Cost of maid visa in Dubai
The cost of a maid visa in Dubai is approximately AED 6438.
- Once the entry permit for the maid has been granted, there is a refundable deposit of AED 2,000. (Note: this will be returned to you if the maid’s visa is cancelled/expires and the maid has left the country.)
- A typing centre fee of AED 218
- Annual fee of AED 5,520 to UAE Immigration
- Medical insurance for your maid, which starts at around AED 700 pa.
Prices can change, plus a lot will depend on the scope of work that the maid is carrying out, so it’s worth talking to Creative Zone who can give you the very latest information about costs.
Rules for housemaid visa in the UAE
Let’s now look at how to sponsor a maid/nanny in Dubai. Essentially, it breaks down into a few key areas that include eligibility, the region that the maid comes from, your specific responsibilities when employing and sponsoring a maid, pre-requisites regarding the age of the maid as well as your financial responsibilities, plus a few other contractual obligations that we’ll discuss below.
First, eligibility: To obtain a maid visa, you must be married and the head of your family. Your earnings must be a minimum of AED 6,000 per month.
Second, region: You can sponsor maids from the following countries:
- Sri Lanka
Third, responsibility: You are fully responsible for paying the maid (and their benefits) while they are in the UAE. They are regarded as your employee and you are contractually obligated to pay your maid the regulated statutory minimum wage.
These minimums depend on the maid’s nationality. They are as follows:
- India – AED 1,100
- Sri Lanka – AED 825
- Philippines – AED 1,400
- Bangladesh – AED 750
- Indonesia – AED 800
Of course, you can pay more if you wish. As with anything related to costs, it’s worth contacting Creative Zone directly to get the most up to date pricing.
Fourth, age: All maids must be aged over 18. Maids from the Philippines must be between 30 and 60 years old.
Fifth, contract: You must pay your maid’s wages within 10 days of the agreed due date. In addition, you must offer one day of paid rest each week, plus 12 hours of rest per day (including eight consecutive rest hours). We have already mentioned medical insurance, and you must also offer medical leave (30 days), and paid vacation (30 days per year).
You should also include food and accommodation, uniform or attire for work, and the cost of a round trip to their home country every two years at a minimum.
Working with Creative Zone
Now is the time to work with a specialist to ensure your application for a maid visa runs smoothly. It means you are able to get the domestic help that you need, and to make sure that you cover all the bases ahead of time, and that your application goes smoothly.
When you’re looking for up to date information on maid visas in the UAE you can be sure that what you’re getting from Creative Zone is the latest info from people who deal with this every day.
In addition to helping with your maid visa application, Creative Zone can help you with setting up your business.
While the setup process can be somewhat stressful, you can fast-track it by working with a company formation specialist. It’s the quickest way to get set up in the UAE, letting us take care of all the details and ensuring your application is free from errors.
We can also help you with opening a corporate bank account, and also offer important advice on the type of financial institution that would best suit your requirements.
Here at Creative Zone, we offer you the best solutions to start your company in the UAE. You get fast, reliable and unbiased advice on your unique business setup requirements. We can help you choose the right kind of license for your chosen business activity/activities and take you through the entire process from start to finish.
You can let us deal with the hassle of registering a company while you focus on your business. And working with us means you get the best budget friendly and cost-effective solution to help make your business dream a reality.
Over 10 years, Creative Zone has helped over 36,000 entrepreneurs set up their businesses. Whether it be a mainland business setup, offshore company setup, free zone company setup or issuing of trade licenses and any related activity for registering a company, Creative Zone is your one-stop-shop.