Procedure for Hiring Housemaid in KSA

Maid hiring ProcedureWhen you are residing in KSA, it is illegal that you just hire maids through websites or with your friends/family references. There is a legal channel for this and we recommend all the expats residing in KSA to abide by the laws where ever they are implemented.

Conditions to hire a Housemaid in Saudi Arabia

  • An expatriate who wants to hire a housemaid has to have a suitable and legal Iqama. He has to make sure that his is residing in KSA under complete legal laws. He has to make sure that the information on his Iqama is detailed correctly and that his profession too is what he is currently working as. All these details are verified later so it is wise to check on all these before you start the application procedure.
  • If a housemaid is hired in KSA in one city, then she can also work in other cities around KSA. The city doesn’t make a difference. It is better that you contact an agency who is permissible to get maids from other countries in KSA. Doing it any other way is considered illegal in KSA.
  • The housemaid called in KSA has to be married if he is a male, while in woman there are no marriage conditions.
  • Another condition is that the person who is applying for the Housemaid has to have a salary of SR 15,000/- to be eligible for sponsoring the maid. He must have a valid Iqama and Passport.
  • Agencies working for such causes generally charge SR 10,000/- for hiring the maids. The cost includes all the expenses of calling her to KSA, arranging visa and ticket, Iqama expenses. The person who has applied for the visa has to be the sponsor of the maid; he has to make sure that the Iqama is also listed under him.
  • The housemaid applicant has to provide all necessary documents for the processing to begin. He has to list all the requirements that can include age, gender, religion and language that the maid converses in. Moreover the information regarding the family of the sponsor has to be given as well, that includes the responsibilities, the number of people she has to work for, if they are any pets etc.
  • The contract that the maid will receive will enlist all the necessary fee and pricing. It will include the salary, working hours etc.
  • Housemaids from Sri lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Kenya, Nepal, Morocco, Cambodia, Egypt and Vietnam are allowed to work as maids in the Kingdom

Procedure for Visa application

  • Visit Maktab-al- Istiqdam and fill the form with accurate details along with all the required formalities. Pricing for application is SR 2,300/- which takes about 2-3 for the visa to be issue after the payment is cleared.
  • When MOFA issues the Visa then hand it over to the agency along with the power of attorney. The rest the agency does after the amount has been cleared and paid.

 

  • smkzami

    So the 15,000 SR salary or income is compulsory for a person who needs a maid in KSA?

    • Samrah Shaikh

      Yes it is one of the requirements to hire a housemaid in KSA

  • imran ali

    can u recommend any agency that can fulfill all formalities, as i am in madinah and difficult to visist makatab isteqdam in jeddah

  • Marwan

    I have heard that only MD’s and Engineers can hair a maid, so my understanding of the above is that it is only the 15,000 SAR monthly salary, right?

  • Mostafa Kamal

    Is it possible to hire a house-driver ? (I am an expat).
    If yes, what is the procedure?

    • AzizHamid Farooqi

      Procedure is same as labor worker

  • shahid Akram Abbasi

    Would you please let me know that i have House maid visa from Pakistan a year ago, I want to renew it again bcz i could not find sufficient women. Would you tell me its procedure ?

  • shahid Akram Abbasi

    How i can renew my Housemaid visa after a year as it is going to expire after 40 days because i could not hire lady on it….. ?

    • AzizHamid Farooqi

      Just visit office

  • Shahid Akhter

    Does anyone know what is max age cap for Maid’s visa from Pakistan? This is for Saudi Arabia

    • AzizHamid Farooqi

      35 years, difficult to stamp in pakistan country, issuing visa doest not have any detail of housemaid like name passportno, age…? this will be check in pakistan country

  • Shahid Akhter

    Miad’s visa process that I followed was: (1) Company visa papers cost 2,000 SAR (2) Prepared Vakala (3) contacted an agent is Pakistan- Response that the selected Maids is too old- Hence I want to know what is maximum age cap for Maids visa from Pakistan

    • AzizHamid Farooqi

      Yes, Fee is SAR2000/-
      Do we need to submit org yellow paper visa to pakistan?
      Can i know how make Wakala paper ? and is it require to send org to pakistan?

  • AzizHamid Farooqi

    Today, I visited Maktab-al-istaqdam office to submit documents for issuing Housemaid visa but they said it is not the right office you have to visit maktab-e-amal. The correct building located right end side from the main gate of MOL, which is astatically looks old.

    • You have to fill the form and then get the token to reach counters.
    • You can download the forms from below link and get filled at home electronically.
    • Pay Visa fee before SAR2000/- under Istaqdam->Labor visa-> domestic longterm Work visa.
    • Documents to be required;
    o Filled & signed form (leave blank housemaid detail )
    o Employment letter include salary with chamber stamp(Arabic)
    o Whole family Iqamas copy
    o Your passport copy with visa and border detail
    o Bank statement for last 6months with bank stamp
    • They ask for which city Karachi & Islamabad ?(For Pakistani housemaid)
    • They issue right way yellow slip having detail of istaqdam of house maid (عمالة منزلية)
    • 2-3 days waiting period to get online in Pakistan country

    Links:
    Maktab-al-istaqdam office
    https://www.google.com.sa/maps/place/Istiqdam+Office,+6c+St,+Al+Mazruiyah,+Dammam+32414/@26.4380498,50.1207014,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x3e49fb0b18204d91:0x29e2c671374c49f7

    maktab-e-amal
    https://www.google.com.sa/maps/place/Ministry+of+Labor/@26.4318459,50.1066813,18.75z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0x2fa625d634f609a5?hl=en

    Form
    http://musaned.gov.sa/Content/Uploaded/%D8%B7%D9%84%D8%A8%20%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA%D9%82%D8%AF%D8%A7%D9%85_v2.pdf

    • AzizHamid Farooqi

      In continuation from above………

      • Check online after 3 days on Enjaz website for online information and to add details of approved agent from Pakistan who processing visa stamping and then

      • Have to endorse from local MOFA approved agent. They charged SAR900 only for endorsement without any contract document but for other countries, who has “country recruitment housemade contract” then they will do as well.

      • Now, Saudi Arabia process has been done

      • Then, gives all required documents and details of housemade to pak agent for visa stamping on passport. The will handle all other activities.

      Enjaz website

      https://enjazit.com.sa/Enjaz/GetVisaInformation/Person

      • Omar Chaudhary

        Dear Aziz,
        What is the status of your application? I was told by on of my colleagues that getting maid from Pakistan has been stopped or banned. But reading your post seems this is not the case. Can you confirm the you are getting the maid from Pakistan?
        Regards….

        • AzizHamid Farooqi

          I am still searching maid in Pakistan. But agent who is doing visa process in pakistan tell that therahf123456e is no problem….i will update once i move forward. Thanks

          • Omar Chaudhary

            Thanks.
            I wanted to know, does the profession make difference if the monthly income meets the criteria?
            I came to know that it’s only for engineers, doctors and senior managers.
            Can you please advise?

          • AzizHamid Farooqi

            I am not sure but I think profession make differences.

    • Muhammad Farhan

      Hi Aziz, Thank you for the information, just needed to confirm if you were able to complete the process and whether your maid has arrived?

      • AzizHamid Farooqi

        AOA Farhan,
        Still i am in process as difficult to find suitable maid…..but my another friend bring maid last months.

        • Muhammad Farhan

          Thanks Aziz! JazakAllah for the information.

        • Ahmed

          hi Aziz. Its confirmed that we can hire a maid from Pakistan or its not allowed?

          • AzizHamid Farooqi

            It is allowed, there were 6 cases done in last one year.

        • Muhammad Farhan

          Hi Aziz, Thank you so much for the information you had shared. Based on your information, I was able to get the visa for a maid today! Can’t thank you enough! May Allah reward you for this deed!

          • Saeed

            Dear Farhan,
            Thanks to you brothers Aziz and Farhan for the useful info posted by you guys on this site. Could you please share what are the steps to follow after obtaining visa from Istaqdam. I’ve also obtained a visa and need to complete the next steps.

        • amna tariq

          Salam o alykom sir ,
          I got a visa issued at my name for a pakistani maid almost around 3 weeks back, and all the info you have here was a really big help .
          I m also searching for a maid inpakistan , and feel that its a really hard task .

          Do you know what is the time period for the visa to get expired, I mean the maid have to travel within what time ??

          • AzizHamid Farooqi

            Thats good u got visa and finding maid in Pakistan really very hard. I am still searching….I have hired one agent for this work but not found good and suitable maid.
            one of local agent in Saudia told me, this maid visa expiry in 2 years. But I not confirmed from other authority.

          • Saeed

            Dear Aziz AoA,
            Firstly thanks a lot for sharing this valuable information. Secondly, I’ve also obtained the yellow paper from Istaqdam and now in order to proceed with the remaining steps smoothly I need a few clarifications about those steps as follows:
            1) At the Enjaz website there are multiple options for delegation like “add delegation” and a general option for “delegate for all jobs at the embassy”. Which one should be chosen?
            2) The delegation also involves online payment of fee of about 10.5 $?
            3) Is there any list of the MOFA approved agents for endorsement?
            4) Do they endorse the yellow paper or the print out of Enjaz info?
            5) What is to be sent to the agent in Pakistan?
            6) Any idea, can the process in Pakistan be handled in person instead of through an agent?

            Hoping to receive a quick response.
            Thanks.

          • AzizHamid Farooqi

            Below area the answers according to what I done.
            1.I choose add delegation.
            2. Yes it should be paid.
            3. I do not have any list but you can check on website musaned.com.sa.
            4. They will do every thing online but for evidance they will see yellow paper once u visit them.
            5.nothing hard copies evething send as soft copies.
            6. either approved person or You can do it only but other person cannot. This is what I know it.

            My advice first search agent in Pakistan.(if u need I can share contact.) And then search local Saudi Arabia agent (I can share contact for jubail city).
            The agent can do enjaz all works FOR YOU.
            THANKS

            So you have maid arranged? I am getting struggle to get it.

          • Saeed

            Dear Aziz AOA,
            Thanks a lot. You have always been a ray of light here.
            Could you please be more specific about what you mean by the local agent doing all Enjaz work (other than “add delegation” and “fee payment”). Another question, any idea how long will the access to Enjaz website information be valid? As for the maid I have talked to one but her documentation and fitness are a big question mark, you know it is very difficult to bring/convince anyone to come. In which city are you looking for, I may be able to ask someone over there, rest depends on luck. Would appreciate if you could share details about agent in Pakistan. How much is the cost and time taken over there?

            Thank you and Jazak Allah.

          • AzizHamid Farooqi

            You can do it add delegation and fee payment which isonly input but you have to have contact local agent in Saudi to endorse the details of agent who doing work process for you in Pakistan. So that local agent in Saudi can do all works includes inputs and endrose for you which is to avoid any mistake if we doing yourself.
            For validation I do not know but that should be valid till the visa valid, logically.
            My friend, if you have maid arranged you can safe money then only have to pay medical+visa fEE total around PKR35000.
            Other agent can arrange maid for you. In addition to above fee they will charge you twice of agreed maid salary which carry SAR1000 TO 1500.
            I kindly send ur what’s up for any further guidance.
            Thanks

          • Saeed

            Thank you again for further guidance. My Email is ms63haq@gmail.com
            I will be thankful if you provide your Email so that I get guidance.

          • hanif

            @azizhamidfarooqi:disqus sb, i thought maid from pakistan are prohibited?
            you can get maid from pakistan?
            moreover if the maid has young children, can she bring or not

          • AzizHamid Farooqi

            In my knowldge and based on recent cses maid are allowed from Pakistan and MOM KSA are issuing the visa.
            Maid can not bring her childrens as it is not allowed.
            Thanks

    • Muhammad Farhan

      Also, to help brothers in Riyadh, the office you need to visit in Riyadh is at Exit 9.

      https://goo.gl/maps/H9wArtM26g62

      • AzizHamid Farooqi

        Yes farhan. Sorry I misses that thing if you not have number your GOSI number call on this number to get it for registration of GOSI.8001243344.

      • Al Islam is the way out

        Please i have some able men and women who are nigerians,and are ready for maid work and driving job in saudi Arabia.How can they apply for these jobs?please any link?

    • Q Shaikh

      Dear Mr. Farooqi,

      I have a Pakistani maid which i brought last year. She is going on final exit this month. Can I bring another maid on the same visa???

      • AzizHamid Farooqi

        Aoa Shaikh,
        Technicaly no issue, but one of my colluage had a tough expriance with no result to utilize same visa for another maid. This is Saudi Arabia, if you have time to get new maid then try excercise by visiting MoL.

    • Bashir Ahmad

      Thanks for useful information. Jazzak ALLAH Khair

    • Taimoor Naseer

      Good day Aziz,

      Could you please share with me the Agent details in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Do you think the whole process shall be hassle free if I just submit everything to the agent and ask them to fill up everything?

      My email address is: taimoor.naseer@gmail.com

      Waiting for your reply.

      Thanks.

      • AzizHamid Farooqi

        AOA Taimoor,
        Pakistan-Karachi Agent. Ammad 00923222421951(Whatsup) (They are very good even he has service to arrange maids)
        Saudi Arabia – Jubail Al jaber rect Shanawaz 00966 133635604.

        No agent can do everything in saudi arabia. they will only endorse the issued visa online.
        In Pakistan, Agent will handle everything till the maid arrive in Dammam.

        Let me know if you need any further detail. Thanks

        • Mohammed Mohsin

          Dear Brother Aziz

          I need to discuss in detail one issue, can you please share your cell Number

          • AzizHamid Farooqi

            Ok
            My cell is 00966 537394738

        • Nadir

          Thank you for your guidance Aziz, I would like to know to get an e-wakala via enjazit website. Not able to track the application on enjazit yet. Any advise. I am using the visa number and the application number together with my passport number, however, is still not working.

          • AzizHamid Farooqi

            i do not think it create problem, on enjazit website require 1.visa# 2visa issue authority 3iqama 4.image code.
            its simple …try using internet explorer instead of chrome (some time it happen)

  • Rashaad Joel

    MD’s and Engineers can hire a maid, so my understanding of the above is that it is only the 15,000 SAR monthly. Is this correct?

    • AzizHamid Farooqi

      YES

  • Tallha. Sonalkar

    Hi Friends ,
    So my understanding is — having Salary more than 15,000 SAR , a person is eligible to get a housemaid in Saudi Arabia ,
    & payment of 2000 SAR for Visa fees , So the Housemaid would be on our Sponsorship
    My Q??
    1.How to renew his/her iqama every year ,
    2.can the Housemaid be brought from India .
    Please advice and any other hidden charges if so

    • Naserian Joyce

      I have a house servant feom kenya with passport and ikama she has been here just want to change places

  • Naserian Joyce

    Hello friends, am a kenyan lady working in saudi for the past 4 years, i got experince i this place.
    However i have a propose i need to start a house servant man power company already j have few men from tanzania with passports and few ladiesm if any one know s someone who needs workers get back on me through joycenaserian92@gmail.com, direct visas please

  • Sarwar Alam

    Assalam-o-alaikum!! Can I bring maid from India whom I know? If yes what is the procedure or if no, alternatives?

    • AzizHamid Farooqi

      Was, I am not sure for India for this you have visit Mom office. Procedure is same for all country.

  • sami

    Asslam Alaikum Mr.AzizHamid, I would like to know,If the salary certificate with chmaber of commerce seal is enough or Is it mandatory to take GOSI certificate.Once you apply with all the documents how amy days are required to get the visa in hand.

    • AzizHamid Farooqi

      Salary and GOSI certificate both are require.
      If you have documents with fee paid, you will get visa on spot.

      • sami

        Thank You Mr. Aziz Hamid

      • Mirzam

        Asalam o alikum. . Aziz bhi. Pls guide exact salary and in gosi both should be the same …

        • AzizHamid Farooqi

          I have not xchecked this info but i do not think its a problem.

        • Zeeshan Ikram

          GOSI component includes only Basic Salary and Housing Allowance as its required by law — as per law 3 basic salaries are considered as housing allowance for the year — which is normally 25% of BS —

          your actuall salary can be different from GOSI

          • AzizHamid Farooqi

            GOSSI cert mentioned salary must be lees than or equal to Actual salary.

        • Nadir

          I have recently done this. You should be able to get your GOSI salary from your HR or payslip. Register yourself on the GOSI website and you can download the GOSI certificate straight away. Yes, I can say that Zeeshan is correct, the salary is basic and may be slightly different/less from than what you actually receive.

  • Saeed

    Can anyone share details about any MOFA agent in Riyadh for electronic endorsement/ratification of visa for maid?

  • sami

    Salam Mr. AzizHamid,
    I have the contributor ID ,But how to get the GOSI certificate, I am not able to login.Can pls provide the steps to take the GOSI certficate online.

    • AzizHamid Farooqi

      Call 8001243344 Gosi Contributer and your Contributer number and create user on gosi ksa websitehttp://www.gosi.gov.sa/portal/web/guest/e-certificate-verfication
      And print certificates.

  • Saeed

    Anyone know what is validity of endorsement by saudi agent on maid visa?

    • AzizHamid Farooqi

      Agent told me about 2 years

    • AzizHamid Farooqi

      What i know…………visa expire in 2 years and with endorsement as well

  • Kuku

    Can i bring a housemaid from Zimbabwe whom I know.?

    • AzizHamid Farooqi

      For housemaid these below countries are available only on online musannd website…..You may check personnel to visit MOL office.
      Fillpines
      Nigeria
      india
      pakistan
      Bangladish
      sirlinkha
      Vithnam
      combodia

  • Zeeshan Ikram

    Is there any one who has recently used musaned website to apply for housemaid visa – please share your experience – i am tyring to create user account on http://musaned.gov.sa/ but getting error.

    • mabs miah

      hi. I am having the same issue. have you managed to register and create and account?

    • Nadir

      I was having the same problem when I was trying, I got some help from a Saudi to fill this in Arabic. For some reason it worked when he applied on behalf of me in Arabaic rather than changing it to English. Also, possibly the time should be a working day/ during work hours. Please check. I was successful.

  • Abdullah Chaudhry

    Anyone with 8000 SAR salary per month can get for personal Maid / Driver Visa via agent channel as I did it. You just need below documents.
    1- Your profession should not be of driver, cleaner or labor.
    2- Your salary should be 8000 SAR per month, less than that would be costly.
    3- Your salary at GOSI portal should be registered 8000 if not then your bank statement for last 3 months is required.(Only one is required from GOSI or Bank Statement)
    4- You can apply maid & driver visa for below countries:
    Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Laos Pakistan, India, Philippines, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. (There may be some other countries also)
    5- Iqama copies for you and your family.
    And later you have to confirm for which city or consulate you want to get visa for, like for Pakistan you can get for Karachi & Islamabad. All the above documents and information you have to submit to the Agent and within 24Hrs time period the visa is issued and you can check that in Absher as well. And three days later the visa is updated at MOFA KSA website also. You don’t need the yellow paper once the visa is updated at MOFA.

    I preferred with agent process because its safe your time and also safe you getting humiliate at GOVT offices.

    • AzizHamid Farooqi

      Thanks Abdullah…really updated helpful information

  • mabs miah

    Hi. I am having trouble registering on the musaned website. it keeps on saying ‘please check the information that you have entered’. my info is correct. I have tried in English and Arabic and still it doesn’t work? anyone else have this problem?

    • Zeeshan Ikram

      For creating user account — You need to make sure below things —

      1 – First Name and Last Name as per your name on iqama – set in Absher – to know this login on mobile app – and see your profile – name in first line is first name and name on second line is last name

      2 – Use same case of Alphabates as its on Abshir / iqama – if its all capitals , use all capital letters only

      3 – for Region / City / District you can take this exmaple in below link

      http://musaned.gov.sa/en/node/44

      Hope this will work

      • mabs miah

        Thank you so much – it worked when I used capital letters to type my name!

      • AzizHamid Farooqi

        Thanks Zeeshan for sharing new info

        • anna

          I am a pakistani doctor in Moh in tabuk i want to bring maid from pakistan . plz guide. She is willing to come here.

          • AzizHamid Farooqi

            You may call me 0537394738.

      • anna

        Aoa. I am a female Pakistan doctor in tabuk. I want to bring maid from Pakistan . plz guide can i apply in Tabuk. N what is procedure . i need it urgent. Plz.

  • Nadir

    Has anyone got experience of obtaining an e-wakala via the enjazit website?

    • Abdullah Chaudhry

      Yes its simple and easy just you have to add the agency address there and get online attested from any registered recruitment office.

  • TM

    Hi. Anyone with maid from Pakistan? I need help with the rules and procedures.

    • AzizHamid Farooqi

      Manyone bring maid from pakistan. Pls readout all comments or call me. Thanks

      • TM

        Thanks. I read the comments. I want formalities on arrival of maid. Like papers required to receive her on airport, her medical, iqama, is labor card required and other things like this. CAn you share this with me.

        • AzizHamid Farooqi

          No such requirement on arrival on Airport if maod comes from pakiatan. Only have to tell name and nationality at housemaid counter they will see her passport and handover to only sponser after 1 to 2 hrs after arrival time.
          Medical normal aame as iqama medical from any Clinic. Or hospotal. Iqama can be apply online thru abshar after medical online and collected thru at ur registered national address at nearest Saudipostin 2 days.

          • TM

            Thank you. What you mean by 1 to 2 hours after arrival time and what about labor card. is it not required for maid? I mean th card issued for 2400 by labor ministry for employees.

          • AzizHamid Farooqi

            Means after arrival of maid it takes 1 to 2 hrs for processing housemaid entry and get online in their system then only they release maid to the sponser.
            Iqama will be made only with sar600 fee.

          • TM

            Thank you for information. It was very helpful.

          • TM

            I checked your below comments. Maid visa valid for 2 years only or she can stay as far iqama renewed? For a maid you have to get new visa every two years. When the 2 years period start from her iqama date or date on yellow slip? Is there moi/istaqdam link to check visa validity.

      • Jamal

        Salam Aziz, appreciate if you could provide any clue.
        How much it cost, to transfer housemaid locally..?
        Can expat allow to have two housemaid at a time..?

  • Ninsa Siddik

    ASSALAMUALAIKUM..HAS ANY ONE RECENTLY HIRED A KNOWN SERVANT FROM INDIA?ANY NEW RULES ? HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? HOW ABOUT THE TOTAL COST FOR HIRING?I HOPE SOMEONE HELPS ME IN THIS REGARD