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Domestic and Household Workers

Visa Services offered by our center is a one-stop solution for all processes involved in the government typing in Dubai, renewal and new visa services, entry permits for all domestic and household workers include, Walk-in Services 6 days a week, VIP Express and VIP Collection and Processing all for government typing, renewal and new entry permits for maids, nannies, drivers, cooks, who are classified as domestic and household workers and cleaning services.

Our Center managed by Housekeeping Co. offers a total solution for busy families in all government typing procedures, and provides a level of service in guest relations that affords families to be with their loved ones instead of sitting in a typing center waiting for documents to be typed and processed.

Walk In / Visit the Center

Go straight to reception to collect a Qmatic token for your services requested. You will be seated in the waiting area, and called when a typist is ready to process your documents. Each type of typing transaction has a step-by-step approach and is subject to approval by the approving authority ( MOHRE and GDRFA) prior to proceeding to the next step.

Renewals have less steps involved, however here is a guide to the process in sponsoring a new maids and in obtaining her visa.
Visa Services as follows:

Step Government Process
1 Opening Sponsor File
2 Entry Permit
3 Change of Status
4 Medical Fitness Test
5 Emirates ID
6 Medical Insurance
7 Employment Contract
8 Residency Visa Application


Step-By-Step Process

Opening Sponsor File

Required if sponsor not previously sponsored another dependent or maid.

This is the first step required for a maid visa in Dubai

Comments :
Requires 24 hours for approval-notification will be sent via sms

Entry Permit

You can apply for an entry permit for your Domestic / Worker Deposit Payable for Expats only AED2,000 (you will need your IBAN number for deposit refund)

Comments :
After typing process Notification of approval will be sent via sms Employment Visa will be sent via email from MOI-GDRFA
(Proceed to Step 3)

Inside UAE :
if worker is under visit or cancelled visa status.
After typing process Notification of approval will be sent via sms
(Proceed to Step 3)

Outside the UAE :
If worker still has to enter the UAE and you would like the worker to enter the country on an employment visa ( which at this stage is called an entry visa)
After typing process Notification of approval will be sent via sms

Change of Status

This is the next step after getting an approval of Entry Permit (Inside country).

You have until the expiry date on the Change of Status document to complete the residency visa application or else your application will be invalid.
The validity of this application is up to 60 days.
Notification will be sent via Email from MOI/GDRFA

Important note:
Your domestic/household worker cannot leave the country until Residence Visa has been stamped. In case of emergency reasons, Entry Permit
application can be cancelled so he/she can leave the country accordingly.

Medical Fitness Test

Medical Fitness Test– As per UAE Law, all domestic and household worker must be “ fit to work” before a residence visa is issued.

Typing must be done prior to the worker going for medical .

Medical Examination must be completed in approved Government Health Centers.

Important Note:
Medical fitness/certificate is valid for 90 days only.

Emirates ID

Emirates ID application is required to get a residence visa approval. Biometrics must be completed if your domestic/household worker is applying for the first time. Validity of this application is as follows:

Local (Emirati): 2 years
Expat: 1 year
GCC: 2 years

Important Note:

Biometrics for new applicants must be completed within 10 days from the time Emirates ID application has been generated or else the application will be invalid.

Medical Insurance

Required for all domestic and household workers.

Policy is issued after labour contract is signed, “FIT” medical certificate and Copy of Emirates ID Typing is submitted.

Employment Contract

New Domestic Workers Law 10/2017

Immigration employment contract for year 2017 and 2018 is accepted.

MOHRE employment contract needs to be printed for new visa applications or if the sponsor holds an old contract.

Residency Visa Application

This is the final step in getting a residence visa for your domestic/household worker.

The residence visa stamping/sticker should be available on your worker’s passport once the application has been approved. Validity of the residence visa application is as follows:

Local (Emirati): 2 years
Expat: 1 year
GCC: 1 year

Contact Us

Housekeeping Domestic Workers Services LLC, Showroom No #4
Indigo Sky Building - Sheikh Zayed Road -
Umm Al Sheif - Dubai