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Sending a foreign domestic worker home

When your foreign domestic worker’s employment ends, you need to complete certain steps before she departs for her home country.

Before you send your helper home:

  • Ensure that your helper has a valid passport.
  • Buy her a direct air ticket to the international airport in her home country, nearest to her hometown.

    You must pay for her air ticket and it must include check-in luggage.
    • If there are no direct flights and a transit is necessary, you should give a reasonable amount of allowance for your helper to sustain herself during her transit.
    • You and your helper should discuss and agree on the transit arrangement and amount of allowance before purchasing the air ticket.
  • Her departure date must be within 2 weeks after cancelling her work permit.
  • Resolve all outstanding employment issues (e.g. salary).