SPONSORING A MAID SHARJAH
Families living in Sharjah who would like to hire a caregiver for their children can sponsor a maid or a nanny from overseas. As the maid’s sponsor you must have a UAE residency visa and be paid a minimum monthly salary of AED 6,000. When your maid arrives in the UAE you have 60 days to apply for her residency visa.
Sponsoring a Maid – The Procedure
Arranging sponsorship for your maid is a two-step process – you will need to obtain an entry permit or an employment visa so she can enter the UAE, then you will need to apply for her UAE residence visa.
Your maid must be a national of Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Indonesia or India. It may be possible to hire a nanny of another nationality; consult one of the nanny agencies based in the UAE for further information. Each country has its own requirements for minimum age, minimum wage, and working conditions.
If the maid is the same nationality as you, you must obtain a document from your consulate to prove the maid is not related to you.
If you would like more information on obtaining or renewing a Sharjah maid visa, and for the most up-to-date documentation requirements, costs and procedures, visit the Sharjah General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (SNRD) website: http://www.snrd.ae/en/