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When can your new helper start working?

A helper can start to work as soon as he/she is issued with a new visa. If he/she still has a current valid visa, she is not allowed to work with any other employers.‘Finished contract’ helpers can usually start 4-6 weeks after starting the paperwork process.Helpers who are terminated due to relocation or financial reasons [...]

2021-03-04T18:50:38+08:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: |

When to pay for a helper’s flight ticket?

According to the practice instituted by the Labour Department, an employer is obliged to provide domestic Helper’s flight ticket to Hong Kong and responsible for the travel expenses from Hong Kong back to his/her country of origin under the employment contract. For terminated helpers, he/she must be provided with travel expenses back to his/her country [...]

2021-03-04T18:47:10+08:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: |

Can a helper cross-country?

A helper cannot cross-country. Meaning, if a helper wishes to work in Hong Kong while he/she is now located in any countries other than the country of origin, he/she must return to the country of origin and process all the documents in his/her own country.

2021-03-04T18:44:26+08:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: |

Medical check-up upon helper’s arrival?

Medical check-up will be done in the helper's home country; however it is okay if the employer prefers the helper to take a medical check-up upon arrival, extra charges apply.In Hong Kong and Singapore, it is optional to send your helper for a medical checkup after she arrives. In some Middle Eastern countries such as [...]

2021-03-04T18:42:59+08:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: |

Can I hire a part-time helper?

Holder of Hong Kong Foreign Domestic Helper Visa is NOT allowed to get hired for a part time job. Hiring a part-time helper is against the law and is subject to penalties. It can result in substantial penalties to both employer and helper. If you are looking for part-time help, you should hire a person [...]

2021-03-04T18:41:38+08:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: |

Can I hire a live-out helper?

According to the Employment Ordinance, a Helper must stay in his/her employer’s premises. Some Foreign Domestic Helpers get hired for a part time job is also against the law and is subject to penalties.

2021-03-04T18:39:11+08:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: |

Can I bring a helper to China?

Yes. You can take your Helper to China but you cannot ask her to work and let her stay there for a long period of time. Helper should have a special visa entry from Immigration. The employer also needs to have a supporting letter from the Hong Kong immigration Department.Please be reminded that working in [...]

2021-03-04T18:36:26+08:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: |


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