Maid's passport and work permit - who keep?

With most families being dual-income-with-kids, outsourcing home cleaning and home economics to domestic helpers is almost a way of life for Singaporeans. Come in and discuss issues pertaining to maids and home management.
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Funz
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Re: Maid's passport and work permit - who keep?

Post by Funz » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:38 am

According to MOM, employers are not supposed to keep the helper's work permit and passport.

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Re: Maid's passport and work permit - who keep?

Post by Joanne25 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:03 pm

Funz wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:38 am
According to MOM, employers are not supposed to keep the helper's work permit and passport.

I agree. My parents never keep the passport and work permit of all the maids we had. Even they are considered working foreigners, they should be enjoying freedom like this simple way of letting them keep their passport. That is also one way to let them know that you trust them so that they should also be worthy of your trust too.

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Re: Maid's passport and work permit - who keep?

Post by JassyT » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:38 pm

I have several bad experiences with my previous maids even if we are doing our best to be nice to them. With the current maid we have, I keep her passport to avoid the same fate.

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Re: Maid's passport and work permit - who keep?

Post by doodbug » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:52 pm

MOM doesn't allow employers to keep passports (also cannot keep money for FDWs, I recall).

FDWs are smart and have friends - you won't want to give them any reason from lodging a complaint.

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Re: Maid's passport and work permit - who keep?

Post by Gilian039 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:58 pm

doodbug wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:52 pm
MOM doesn't allow employers to keep passports (also cannot keep money for FDWs, I recall).

FDWs are smart and have friends - you won't want to give them any reason from lodging a complaint.
I agree. Better safe than sorry.


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