How to hire a Transfer Maid in Singapore?

June 1, 2023
How to hire a Transfer Maid in Singapore?

1st Way – Takeover your relative’s or friend’s or colleague’s maid if they don’t need her services any more. Your relative’s children are older already and don’t need a maid in the house. Or your friend may have lost his/her job and don’t need a maid anymore. Or just maybe, your colleague is leaving the country as he/she is posted to another country, so don’t need their maid anymore. Whatever the reason or scenario, this is the best possible choice for you as you will save the most money and have a true account of the maid’s performance as I am sure your relative, friend or colleague will have no reason to lie to you to make you takeover their maid right?

And if you are unsure how to proceed to getting a Work Permit for the transfer maid you will takeover, simply approach our maid agency and this is called a “Direct Hiring”. So our agency will simply charge you a documentation fee to take charge of submitting the Work Permit application to the Ministry of Manpower on your behalf.

2nd Way – Take a look at online forums / groups to post your job requirements and offer or simply reach out to a transfer maid who has posted more information about herself online. Be wary of illegal agents who have no license to operate as a recruiter, they may approach you to hire their maid which you should not deal with them as it is illegal and you may get cheated of your money. Best is to report them to the relevant authorities as well.

Once again, if you have managed to interview any of them which is easy to do so, but the hard part is when you are ready to proceed to submit the Work Permit application to the MOM, but you DO NOT have the release paper signed by her employer because the employer refused to give her a release paper. So what can you do about it? Nothing. What has just happened is actually very common especially so during this pandemic because many employers are not finding it easy to hire a maid themselves, so they rather not release their current maid to you. So you wasted your time basically and have to repeat the whole process again.

Therefore, when going through this route, first thing to ask the maid who claims she can transfer is, “do you have a release paper signed by your employer?” If she said no or maybe, then it’s best not to waste your time on interviewing her.

By the way, click here for a guide on what questions to ask the maid during the interview.

3rd Way – Using the services of a maid agency to hire a transfer maid in Singapore. Do note that during this pandemic there is indeed a shortage of transfer maids available in Singapore, as many employers are not willing to release their current maid for transfer because they can’t get a replacement so easily as pre-covid. Hence, not many maid agencies have transfer maids available. And it’s always advisable to deal with an established maid agency as their reputation is everything to them, rest assured that such agency will definitely share the real reason on why the maid is on transfer with you. The best kind of transfer maid is the one who has finished her latest contract.

A good indication that the maid agency is doing a good job in matching the right maid to the right family is to look at their retention rate. Currently, Universal Employment Agency Pte Ltd has one of the highest retention rate which is testament that they have been matching their maid well.

So if hiring a transfer maid is your final decision, then do take action now. Call us at 6735 3456 or simply submit your requirements online. Thank you!

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