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Transfer Maids in Singapore

Transfer maid in Singapore by Best Housekeeper

Hiring a new helper can be tough. The whole lengthy process of choosing your helper, doing all the interviews, the applications on the agency’s side, and even the wait for the arrival of your new helper can take from anywhere between a month or so, and sometimes you just need that helper urgently. Fortunately, there is a way to get your help fast, sometimes even within a week!

What does a Transfer Maid mean?

The answer to your prayers are the transfer maids in Singapore. These are maids that are already in Singapore and are already under an employer, but for various reasons are looking for another employer to transfer over to, hence the term ‘transfer maid’. Because these maids are already in Singapore and are just looking to transfer over to a new employer, they sometimes can be hired within a week or so, a far cry from hiring a new maid from her home country, whose application process can be pretty long and tedious.

Thankfully, a lot of these downsides to hiring a new maid can be circumvented by going the route of hiring a transfer maid. Because these maids are in Singapore, it is possible to have a face to face interview with them, and to get to know the potential helper in the flesh. You’ll get to know their quirks, their size, and also get the chance to ask more in-depth questions to the candidates to better enable your choice in the end.

Another great factor in favour of going the transfer maid route is the culling of potential disruptions that might happen when someone is in another country, be it flight delays, or even immigration issues!

So if a transfer maid is what you are looking for, you have come to the right place! Here at Best Housekeeper, we strive to bring you the very best that we can, and to get you your new help in as little time as possible, all while providing you with potentially the best service you can find in Singapore!

So how exactly do you hire a transfer maid in Singapore? We’ve come up with a short step-by-step guide on the process of hiring a transfer maid.

Step 1

Come to Our Transfer Maid Agency

We provide attractive rates for the service fees, and with our wide selection of transfer helpers, you can be sure you will find the right helper for you!

You can find us at:
304 Orchard Road,
#04-105, Lucky Plaza,
Singapore 238863

Or contact us at:
P: +65 68767948
E: info@besthousekeeper.sg

Step 2

Interview the maids

Once you are here, interview the maids. It is crucial when hiring any potential help, especially when that help will be living under the same roof as you. You will want to make sure that you can get along with the new helper, as well as making sure that the helper has the right requirements for you. Check out this page if you want more information on the different types of domestic helpers in Singapore, and also check out our FAQ if you have any other questions!
Step 3

Confirm the Transfer Maid

Once you have shortlisted your transfer maid, all you need to do is to sign some documents, and to pay a deposit. Let us handle the rest of the tedious application process, while you just need to sit back, relax, and wait for your new helper to start.
Step 4

Pick up the Transfer Maid

After all is well and done, we’ll give you a call to let you know that your application was successful. From there, just come down to collect your transfer helper, pay the balance payment and placement fee, and sign some documents.
You're all set

Voila! A transfer maid at your service!

You have successfully employed a transfer maid in Singapore!

Do take note, if you are a new employer, do visit this page to know more about all the ins and outs of becoming an employer to a domestic helper.

If you feel that a transfer maid is not for you, check out this page for more information on new hires from their respective countries!

Transfer Maids vs. New Hires: Which is Right for You?

The choice between a transfer maid and a new hire depends on several factors, including the immediate need for domestic help, the desire for someone with local experience versus the opportunity to train someone new, and the readiness to navigate an adjustment period. Transfer maids offer the advantage of immediate integration and known work history, making them a suitable option for those who need help quickly and prefer someone already familiar with Singapore. On the other hand, new hires can be the right choice for families willing to invest time in training and seeking a longer-term commitment with their domestic helper.

Consider what aligns best with your family's needs, lifestyle, and preferences. Both options provide unique benefits, and the right choice will depend on your specific circumstances and what you value most in a domestic helper.

How to Conduct a Successful Interview with a Transfer Maid?

Interviewing a transfer maid is a crucial step in the hiring process, allowing you to gauge whether she will be a good fit for your household's needs and dynamics. A well-conducted interview can reveal insights into the maid's experience, skills, work ethic, and compatibility with your family. Here are some tips to help you navigate this process effectively:

  • Prepare in Advance: List down the qualities, skills, and experience you are looking for. Decide on the questions you want to ask to assess these areas effectively.
  • Create a Comfortable Environment: Make the interview as relaxed as possible. A comfortable setting will encourage open communication, allowing you to get to know the candidate better.
  • Be Clear About Expectations: Discuss your family's needs, routines, and any specific requirements you have. Clear communication from the start helps set the right expectations on both sides.

Your next transfer helper is one click away

Once you have decided on the type of maid that you want, you can head on down to a preferred agency of your choice.
Incidentally, here at Best Housekeeper, we have a Match Me Service, where we can match a helper to best suit your needs.