The new fees for recruiting domestic workers includes four packages provided across 11 “Tadbeer” service centres has announced by The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
First package relates to the recruitment of domestic workers from outside the country. The maximum recruitment fee for this package is AED14,000 for Filipino workers, AED15,000 for Indonesian and Sri Lankan workers, AED5,000 for Ethiopian workers, AED6,500 for Kenyan and Ugandan workers, AED2,000 for Indian workers, AED7,000 for Bangladeshi workers, and AED14,500 for Nepalese workers, excluding government fees for entry visas, accommodation and medical check-ups.
Second package relates to hiring domestic workers who are registered for a contractual period of six months. After six-month the workers will be allowed to work as resident workers for their employers. They must pay a fee after the end of their contract, which is AED8,000 for Filipino workers while Indonesian, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi workers will pay AED4,500. Ethiopian, Kenyan and Ugandan workers will pay AED3,500 and Indian and Nepalese workers will pay AED6,000.
Third package involves the temporary recruitment of domestic workers for a two-year period. They will not be allowed to work as resident workers for their employers and the monthly fee for this package is AED2,500 for Filipino and Indonesian workers, AED2,300 for Sri Lankan, Ethiopian and Ugandan workers, and AED2,250 for Kenyan, Indian, Bangladeshi and Nepalese workers.
Fourth package includes a flexible system for employers who can hire works based on their requirements whether hourly, daily or weekly. The cost of workers from all nationalities are AED120 for four hours daily, AED200 for eight hours daily, AED1,120 for seven days, AED3,500 for 30 days, AED3,250 monthly for six months, AED3,000 monthly for 12 months.