Based on the Work Permit regulatory conditions, migrant domestic workers (MDWs) are only allowed to perform domestic chores at the residential address declared to MOM.
However, we understand that you may need your MDW to take care of your child or parent at a relative’s house.
You must notify MOM before you can proceed with the arrangement. To notify MOM, you must first:
- Obtain your MDW’s written agreement to take care of your child or parent at your relative’s house.
- Ensure your MDW does not perform the full load of housework in both households.
- If the MDW needs to stay overnight to take care of your child or parent at your relative’s house, please ensure her accommodation meets the requirements.
As an employer, you remain responsible for your MDW’s upkeep and maintenance, which include providing acceptable accommodation, adequate food and medical treatment.