Maid need SGD150 to pay for airport tax

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Maid need SGD150 to pay for airport tax

Postby yunzz » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:26 pm

hihi! i am new here. in a very diffcult situation. hope to get some advice.

my indo maid has been working for me for 10months and suddenly wanted to go back after she got her first full pay of $340. she says she can feel that something had happened to her elder son and she wants to go back immediately. i let her go back for 1 week. i called her in indo and asked her whether her son in fine and if she still wants to come back. she say her son is fine and she still wans to come home, so i bought a return ticket for to come back this morning. this morning she called me and say need to pay airport tax of sgd50, if not they dun let them take plane.
i say i will remit to her. then she say it's sgd150.
so i remit to her but she cannot make it for her plane, so i bought a new air ticket for her. i have been trying to call her hp but it's always engaged.

anyone knows about this $150 airport tax from jakarta?

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Re: Maid need SGD150 to pay for airport tax

Postby MMM » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:57 pm

http://www.kbrisingapura.com/maid_leave.php?lang=eng#4

Following is the guideline on Maid home leave by Indonesia embassy.

The exit tax is IDR1million. If you did not apply for exemptions, she has to pay.

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Re: Maid need SGD150 to pay for airport tax

Postby Pen88n » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:59 pm

yunzz wrote:hihi! i am new here. in a very diffcult situation. hope to get some advice.

my indo maid has been working for me for 10months and suddenly wanted to go back after she got her first full pay of $340. she says she can feel that something had happened to her elder son and she wants to go back immediately. i let her go back for 1 week. i called her in indo and asked her whether her son in fine and if she still wants to come back. she say her son is fine and she still wans to come home, so i bought a return ticket for to come back this morning. this morning she called me and say need to pay airport tax of sgd50, if not they dun let them take plane.
i say i will remit to her. then she say it's sgd150.
so i remit to her but she cannot make it for her plane, so i bought a new air ticket for her. i have been trying to call her hp but it's always engaged.

anyone knows about this $150 airport tax from jakarta?


Hi, I used to travel to and fro from Jakarta. The airport tax is only Indonesian Rupiah 150,000 which works out to be approx < SGD$25.

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Re: Maid need SGD150 to pay for airport tax

Postby bigsnoopy » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:48 pm

MMM wrote:http://www.kbrisingapura.com/maid_leave.php?lang=eng#4

Following is the guideline on Maid home leave by Indonesia embassy.

The exit tax is IDR1million. If you did not apply for exemptions, she has to pay.


No point helping the maid to pay in Singapore as they (Indonesia Checkpoint) will still collect the money from the maid on departure (even though she show proof that it is paid in Singapore).

This happen to my friend's maid.

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Re: Maid need SGD150 to pay for airport tax

Postby PaPaSmurf » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:28 pm

think your maid is conning you

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Re: Maid need SGD150 to pay for airport tax

Postby POA Teacher » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:21 am

bigsnoopy wrote:
MMM wrote:http://www.kbrisingapura.com/maid_leave.php?lang=eng#4

Following is the guideline on Maid home leave by Indonesia embassy.

The exit tax is IDR1million. If you did not apply for exemptions, she has to pay.


No point helping the maid to pay in Singapore as they (Indonesia Checkpoint) will still collect the money from the maid on departure (even though she show proof that it is paid in Singapore).

This happen to my friend's maid.

If she has your SG address in her passport (If her passport was issued in Indon you need to bring it to the Embassy for endorsement of your address), she does not have to pay the exit tax in Indonesia.
However the guys at the airport will try to pull a fast one on them and ask them to pay.
My maid's gone home 2x. On exiting Indo on her first trip, she was asked to pay (Indo- land of korupsi). And she did, despite my having told her before that she won't have to. (She even thought one of the guys was kind and helpful, helping her to bargain down the price :laugh: ).
But on the second trip she was not asked to pay.

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Re: Maid need SGD150 to pay for airport tax

Postby i3mum » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:21 am

My maid also just came back from her home leave, she was told to pay SGD$100. Before she left, I have told her she need not have to pay. She called me when she was in Jakarta airport, the man insisted to ask her to pay. I got my friend who could speak to the man in malay, but ended up have to pay. I think they are out to extort!

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Re: Maid need SGD150 to pay for airport tax

Postby Tresille » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:32 am

i3mum wrote:My maid also just came back from her home leave, she was told to pay SGD$100. Before she left, I have told her she need not have to pay. She called me when she was in Jakarta airport, the man insisted to ask her to pay. I got my friend who could speak to the man in malay, but ended up have to pay. I think they are out to extort!



My maid just came back from Jogyakarta, she paid IDR100,000. She saw another maid paid IDR150,000. She was asked to pay at the entrance before allowing her to enter the airport. :rant: :rant:

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Re: Maid need SGD150 to pay for airport tax

Postby i3mum » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:30 pm

That's still ok, think about $15? They simply are out to extort $$ regardless if apply home leave or not.

Tresille wrote:My maid just came back from Jogyakarta, she paid IDR100,000. She saw another maid paid IDR150,000. She was asked to pay at the entrance before allowing her to enter the airport. :rant: :rant:

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Re: Maid need SGD150 to pay for airport tax

Postby yanton9 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:56 pm

Hi Yunzz,

was wondering if things got settled for you? How did you resolve this situation? I'm in a similar situation right now.. except its related to KTKLN...

My grandma's maid requested to go back (contract not up yet) to settle family issues. Her husband had an affair and wants a divorce. She has a 5 year old daughter and some minor properties so she wants to have it settled. We gave her 10 days and she was agreeable. She still has a part of her pay (SGD 130) with us as a form of assurance. She was still contactable right up till yesterday - we waited for her in the airport in vain, only to find out from Garuda airlines that she was denied entry at Semarang because she does not have her KTKLN and has to pay an approximate 750,000 rp (later i was told 500,000 rp) for it.

Am stranded and not sure what I should do..

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