Qatar Maid (update 2018)

Affluent Qatari families tend to hire maids to take care of their family affairs. However, the rules and procedures in Qatar are very complicated and should be clearly understood before hiring maids.

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Qatar Maid(Update 2018)

Affluent Qatari families, like families in countries such as Saudi Arabia and UAE, tend to hire maids to take care of their family affairs. However, the rules and procedures in Qatar are very complicated and should be clearly understood before hiring maids.

1. Conditions Limit of hiring maids
2. Nationality restrictions on maids and salary requirements
3. Responsibility issues for maid
4. Application documents for applying maid
5. Maid's Medical Testing

Background Introduction:

Qatar has a very rich oil and natural gas. At present, its natural gas reserves rank third in the world and its GDP per capita ranks the fourth in the world. Qatar's human development index belongs to the highest among Arab countries.

Qatari citizens are in the best welfare system in the world. As long as they were born in Qatar and belong to the real Qataris, they do not need to pay for medical treatment, and the coal water supply date is paid by the government. In addition, the government will subsidize Qatari people. The real Qataris do not need to work, the government responsible for his lifetime expenses.

There are 2.6 million wealthy Qatari, of which less than 320,000 are local citizens while the remaining 2.3 million are nationals and the largest are Indians, with 650,000; followed by Nepal with 350,000, Bangladesh with 280,000, Filipinos 260,000, Egyptians 200,000, Sri Lanka 145,000, and Pakistani 125,000.

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1. Conditions Limit of hiring maids

To hire an overseas maid to work for your family, if you are a man, you must be married (a single maid is illegal). As a married man hiring a domestic helper for a family, you can apply for an overseas maid or sponsor a local foreign maid as long as you obtain NOC (No Objection Certificate) from her ex-employer and the maid need to work with her former employer for at least one year.

2. Nationality restrictions on maids and salary requirements

Currently in Qatar, you can only hire maids from the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia and Nepal, and their wages are set up by Qatar and their consulate.

3. Responsibility issues for maids

Under local law, you need to sponsor your maid to work for you and become her legal sponsor. As a sponsor you are responsible for the maid's behavior and welfare. If you want to terminate the contract, you also have the responsibility to pay the repatriation fee and arrange for repatriation to her country.

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4. Application documents for applying maids

In order to get a work visa for a maid to Qatar, you must stay in Qatar for six months and have your application documents ready, including:

  • 6 months bank statement
  • NOC (If the employer applies for a maid through a husband's company, the wife may not provide it as long as the wife has a residence permit)
  • Copy of Marriage contract
  • Copy of Qatar ID card
  • Passport photocopies of the family
  • Copies of Residence Permits may be required.
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    5. Maid's Medical Testing

    Once the Immigration Department has approved the maid you are applying for, she must undergo a medical testing to check for tuberculosis, HIV, pregnancy and fingerprinting.

    The laws sponsoring and hiring maids in Qatar are complex and some of the latest changes may not be clear to us. Therefore, in addition to the maid's embassy or consulate querying the existing rules, after selecting your maid, you may look for some maid agency to handle your preocessing, eliminating unnecessary trouble.

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