Checklist of Forms and Documents Required for Application for Domestic Helpers from Abroad

Checklist of Forms and Documents Required for Application for Domestic Helpers from Abroad

S/NForms/Documents requiredType of Application
Entry visaContract renewal
after contract has
run its 2-year full
course
Completion of
remaining period
of the current
contract
Change
employer

1.

Visa/Extension of Stay Application Form for Domestic Helper from Abroad (ID 988A)

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2.

Application for Employment of Domestic Helper from Abroad (ID 988B)

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3.

An original copy of the new standard Employment Contract (ID 407)

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4.

Original of the Helper's travel document

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5.

Copy of the Helper's travel document

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6.

Copy of the Helper's Hong Kong Identity Card (if any)

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7.

Copy of the employer's Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card/Hong Kong Identity Card/passport

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8.

Proof of the employer's financial position (Copy)

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9.

Proof of the employer's residential address (Copy)

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10.

Testimonial of the Helper

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11.

Release letter from current employer showing the date of expiry/termination of the contract

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12.

Employer's supporting letter to confirm continuous employment

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Note: * For applications submitted online, the original employment contract (notarised, if so required by the local consulate) should also be available for inspection upon collection of the extension label.

** For in-person applications only.

*** For the applications made by post, drop-in or online. After receiving the collection letter, the applicant or employer (or authorised representative) should bring along the collection letter (and authorisation letter, if applicable) and the applicant's travel document to collect the extension label at the Foreign Domestic Helpers Section.

**** Proof of employer's financial position and residential address is not required (provided that the employer's average household income remains no less than HK$15,000 (for each domestic helper to be employed) and there is no change in the residential address).

Nevertheless, further supporting documents may be required in individual cases.