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Q. What are the steps involved in employing a Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW)?
A. The followings are the steps in brief;
i ) Search and select your desired Maid Agency
ii) First time employer to complete the Employers Orientation Programme
iii) Apply work permit for the selected Maid Agency
When work permit approves;
i) Purchase the Maid Agencys Personal Accident Insurance and get the security bond done
ii) Make arrangement for the Maid Agency's arrival.
i) Collect the Maid Agency at the airport
ii) Bring the Maid Agency for a medical check-up
iii) Within the next 3 days after arrival, the Maid Agency has to attend the compulsory Safety Awareness Course (SAC)and pass the MOM-stipulated test.
iv) Within 14 day of arrival, submit documents to Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for processing.
v) Within 7 days after the document submission, bring the Maid Agency for photo taking and thumb printing at the MOM.
vi) 4-5 days later, collect the work permit card at MOM.
Q. I am single and am staying in a 3 room HDB flat, am I eligible to hire a Maid Agency?
A. You can hire a Foreign Domestic Worker(FDW) if your annual income is $30,000 and above.
Q. How much Is the Foreign Domestic Worker(FDW) Levy?
A. $295 per month.
Q. Are there any educational requirements for Foreign Domestic Workers?
A. She must have a minimum of 8 years of formal education and possess the necessary educational certificates as a documentary proof of her education.
Q. Is it illegal for a Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) to have a boyfriend in Singapore?
A. It is not illegal for a FDW to have boyfriend, however the concern is always associated with the problems that she may have or caused because of the boyfriend.
The Work Permit and Security Bond conditions states that:
a) The FDW shall not get married to a Singapore citizen or a permanent resident during her stay in Singapore;
b) The FDW shall not become pregnant during her stay in Singapore;
c) The FDW shall not indulge or be involved in any illegal, immoral or undesirable activities, including breaking up families in Singapore.
Q. What should I do if caught my Foreign Domestic Worker behave suspiciously/intimately with a man at my home?
A. You should make a police report immediately and if possible obtain the particulars of the man. As for the Maid Agency, perhaps it’s a good idea to repatriate her for her irresponsible behavior and for breaking your trust.
A CANDY FACTORY PROJECT 2009
From a collaborative research
Takuji Kogo + Charles Lim
Supported by ART NETWORK ASIA
KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL 2009 IMIN
HOMI / TOYOTA