I have found a indo fdw and the existing employer is agreeable to transfer the maid over to me.
After checking with a couple of maid agents who quoted $150 to $250 fee to do the paperwork, (but not the legwork), I thought I will try to do the paperwork myself.
Can anyone give me some advice.
The procedure seems clear, from MOM website. However, I was advised by the MOM enquiry officer that the time frames are rather inelastic.
I thought of getting the online in principle approval first, then take a couple of weeks to arrange the insurance before getting the wp issued. This is because I need some time to arrange to send my existing filo maid home and I want to make sure the new maid's application is ok and wp issued before I release the existing maid.
However, MOM said the inprinciple approval is only valid for 14 days - so I have to arrange insurance and submit the application within the 14 days.
Thus he suggested:
10 June - Submit online application.
11 June - In principle approval.
11 June - Arrange insurance.
14 June - MOM will issue wp
15 June - Cancel existing maid wp
20 June - Repatriate existing maid (must be done within 7 days of cancellation of wp? I thought it is 14 days).
so it appears, if I wish to repatraite existing maid on 20 June, I can only submit online application earliest on 10 June, otherwise, I may breach the MOM rules??!!
Doe anyone have any experience?
Time frame to apply wp for transfer maid
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