- Evidence showing that you are financially capable of employing a foreign domestic helper. Examples of such evidence are as follows:
- Latest notice of assessment and demand for tax issued by the Inland Revenue Department OR
- Bank passbook/statement showing auto-payment of your monthly salary not less than HK$15,000 for the last 3 months OR
- Bank passbook/statement showing auto-payment of your annual income not less than HK$180,000 OR
- Salary statement/slips issued by your company OR
- 3 months bank fixed deposit of at least HK$360,000 (If you are going to hire 2 helpers, your annual income should not be less than HK$180,000 x 2 or your fixed deposit should not be less than HK$360,000 x 2)
- The Helper and the employer shall enter into a standard Employment Contract (ID 407);
- The Helper shall only perform domestic duties for the employer as specified in the standard Employment Contract(ID 407);
- The Helper shall not take up any employment with any other person during his/her stay in Hong Kong;
- The employer will pay the Helper a salary that is no less than the minimum allowable wage (HKD$4,520) as announced by the HKSAR Government. If no food is provided to the Helper, the agreed amount of food allowance should not be less than HKD$1,075 per month;
- The Helper shall work and reside in the contractual address only;
- The employer shall provide the Helper with suitable accommodation and with reasonable privacy;
- The bona fides of the employer and the Helper are not in doub;
- There is no known record to the detriment of the employer and the Helper; and;
- The employer is a bona fide Hong Kong resident.
- Copy of the Employer’s HKID Card
- Income Proof of the Employer
(Must meet the basic requirement of an annual household income of no less than HK$180,000.If you are going to hire 2 helpers, your annual income should be HK$180,000x 2 and so on.)
Please provide one of the following items:
- Proof of Monthly salary of HK$15,000 or above for the past 3 consecutive months
- The latest demand for tax issued by the Inland Revenue Department showing that your annual salary is over HK$180,000
- A bank time deposit of at least HK$360,000 for at least 6 months
*If the employer cannot provide income proof, the supporting person(such as spouse/parents/children) should provide the relevant proof of relationship such asthe Marriage Certificate or Birth Certificate
- Address proof*such as rates/ water/ electricity /gas/ home telephone bills (if such bills are not under the employer’s name, please provide documents showing the relationship of the employer and the owner of the bill)
*Please provide proof document from the Housing Department if you are living in public housing estates
- The name of HKID of the previous domestic helpers (if any)
|Monthly Salary of the Helper(HK$4,520 x 24mths)||HK$108,480|
|Agency Fee(one-way ticket to HK is included) Ard||HK$10,000|
|Health-Check in HK||HK$850|
|Insurance for Helper (2 years)||HK$1,250|
|One-way return ticket for the helpers. Ard||HK$2,000|
|Transportation Fee for Helpers||HK$100|
|Average Expense per month (for 2 years contract)||HK$5,111|
Not less than the minimum allowable wage as announced by the HKSAR Government. The current salary is HKD $4,110. (effective from 1 October 2014).
- Employer shall prepare the daily commodities for helpers when they first report duty. If the helper reports duty in Winter, they may not have enough clothing as they are coming from tropical countries.
- Employers should provide food for the helpers. If no food is provided, employers shall pay food allowance of not less than the applicable food allowance announced by the HKSAR Government, which is currently HKD$964. (Effective from 1 October 2014)
- The Helper should only reside in the employer's residence as stated in the contract (ID407).
- Under the Employment Ordinance, the Helper is entitled to not less than 1 rest day in every period of 7 days. A rest day is a continuous period of not less than 24 hours. The dates of the weekly rest day will be appointed by the employer who must, unless the rest days are on a regular basis, notify the Helper before the beginning of each month.
- The employer is required to grant statutory holidays to the Helper in accordance with the Employment Ordinance.
- Under the Employment Ordinance, the Helper is entitled to annual leave with pay within a period of 12 months following completion of 1 year's service. If the employment contract is terminated for whatever reason, including the Helper's resignation but excluding summary dismissal by the employer in accordance with Clause 11, after 3 months or more but less than 12 months, he/she should be paid a pro rata sum in lieu of annual leave.
- Both the employer and the helper can give one-month written notice or pay one-month salary to each other to terminate the employment contract.
- Under the labour ordinance, employers have to pay the outstanding wages and provide the return air-ticket to the helper upon termination of the employment contract.
- Employers should inform the Immigration Department about the termination of the employment contract within 7 days by submitting form ID407E to the Immigration Department.
- Employers have to provide a return air-ticket to the helper for returning to their home country upon completion of a 2-years contract or upon termination of the employment contract.
- For renewing contract with current helpers, employers are required to provide round-trip air ticket for the helper.
- If a helper is unfortunately passed away in Hong Kong, the employer is responsible for sending the body and the belongings to the home country.