Can I hire a member of staff on a part or full-time basis?
- All members of your household staff must be sponsored by you or must be hired through a professional agency. For more information please refer to the household staff fact sheet.
How can I obtain an entry permit for my maid?
- Please contact your community security.
I would like to hire a part-time/full-time maid on a regular basis who is on someone else’s sponsorship. Can this person be issued with an entry permit to the community?
No. Entry permits will be only be issued for maids under the sponsorship of unit owners or tenants.
As per local law, a person can only work for you as a maid or another household staff member, if he/she is sponsored by you OR if you hire the services of an individual through a reputable agency. You cannot employ a person on someone else’s sponsorship, even if they obtain a NOC from their sponsor. This is illegal and you could be fined up to AED 100,000 by the local authorities.
I have friends in other communities and would like to visit them occasionally. Do I need to obtain an access permit to enter other communities?
- No. You do not need to obtain an access permit to enter other communities, as you are considered a visitor.
I want to work in units other than my sponsor’s on a part-time basis. Can I do so?
- No. According to local law, it is illegal to work for anyone other than the household that sponsors you.