How to Communicate and Provide Feedback to your Domestic Helper

Foreign domestic helpers or maids often don’t speak English as their first language, and because of that, they may lack nuance in their vocabulary or may use words and phrases that can sometimes sound ill-suited depending on the context. Many helpers or maids also rely on online tools to directly translate from their mother tongue … Read more

What are the different types of Foreign Domestic Helper (FDH) Visas?

In order to work legally in Malaysia, maids or foreign domestic helpers require a Visit Pass (Temporary Employment) / Pas Lawatan (Kerja Sementara). Immigration will commonly abbreviate this type of work visa as a PL(KS), which grants domestic helpers the right to work as full-time and live-in workers in designated Malaysian households and the freedom … Read more

How to Transfer a Maid or Helper in Malaysia to Your Employment (2021)

Covid-19 has resulted in some restrictions to the hiring of foreign domestic helpers in Malaysia. Presently (as of July 2021), Malaysia’s entry policies for maids and helpers depend on their employer’s status in Malaysia. Different helper transfer conditions will apply depending on whether you’re hiring as a Malaysian or Expatriate employer. The criteria are listed … Read more

How do I apply for my domestic helper’s Check Out Memo online? (2021)

If your worker’s employment is ending (end of contract or termination), you will be required to complete a Check Out Memo at Immigration to remove their employment records from you. The Check Out Memo is only effective if your worker leaves the country as planned. If your worker fails to board her intended flight and … Read more