Is it cheaper to get transfer maid?

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Is it cheaper to get transfer maid?

Postby matrix0405 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:21 pm

Agent fee are quite expensive. Used to be $299, now becomes $599. Is it true that you can bypass the agency fee if you get a transfer maid and do some MOM paper work yourself? Anybody hired a transfer maid before w/o using an agent? (Or you found the maid yourself but just pay the agent for helping with the MOM paper work for transfer?)

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Re: Is it cheaper to get transfer maid?

Postby concern_mum » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:50 pm

yes, you can do your own paper work. There is a guide in MOM website. You can save on the agency fee. First you need to download a form in MOM website. This form you will need the current employer to sign too. I cannot remember how i did it 2 years ago but it is quite simple procedure. All you need is to have singpass, the maid must have a valid passport with more than years validity.

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Re: Is it cheaper to get transfer maid?

Postby lynntan15 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:16 pm

Heard that it is 1.2k now for agency fees.

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Re: Is it cheaper to get transfer maid?

Postby concern_mum » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:20 pm

so it is better to keep your current maid than get another maid from the agency.

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Re: Is it cheaper to get transfer maid?

Postby Zhuge » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:36 am

how many people have done this?
seem like can save a lot of money which goes to agencies

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