According to the rules set by the Ministry of Manpower, you need to purchase a security bond for each non-Malaysian foreign worker before the worker arrives in Singapore.
What is a security bond?
A security bond is to ensure that you and your workers comply with the conditions of work permit. As this bond is between you and the government of Singapore, you are not allowed to ask the maid to bare these charges.
As of now, you need to place a security bond of $5,000 for each non-Malaysian Work Permit holder you want to employ. The bond is in the form of a banker’s or insurance guarantee to support the security bond.
The bank or insurance company will send an electronic information to the Ministry of Manpower. The processing time may take around 5 days to complete.
When will the bond be discharged?
The MOM rules says that you may be discharged from the security bond liability for a worker only if you meet all of these conditions:
You have cancelled the Work Permit.
The worker has returned to home.
You did not breach any of the conditions of the security bond.
When the bond will be forfeited
However, you will not be liable for your workers’ violations (such as those relating to pregnancy) if you can prove that you have:
Informed them of the Work Permit conditions they must comply with.
Reported a violation when you first become aware of it.
To understand all the rules involved to hire maids in Singapore, you may any time contact us at any of our branches. All our domestic helpers are specially selected and trained, and possess the adequate skill sets to deliver proper domestic services to their employers.
We will help you with all the rules involved with MOM and will undertake all the necessary paperwork.