Housemaid Recruitment

The Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India has decided to introduce changes to the service agreements of housemaids being brought from India to Oman with effect from June 20, 2011. The changes are aimed at protecting the housemaids from abuse and providing skilled manpower to the Omani households. The changes have also been notified to the Ministry of Manpower by the Indian Embassy. The issue was also discussed between representatives of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs and the Omani Ministry of Manpower during Joint Working Group meetings under the MOU on Manpower between the two countries. The changes are as under:

  1. Employers will be required to produce a salary certificate of minimum RO 1000.000 p.m.

  2. Employers will be required to provide a bank guarantee of RO 1100 (with 3 years validity period) while recruiting a housemaid. The security guarantee will be used for the repatriation of the housemaid only in case her employer fails to honour the service agreement. In the normal course, the amount is reimbursable to the employer.

  3. In case a sponsor intends to relieve his housemaid in favour of another sponsor, the new employer will have to complete the eMigrate procedures.

  4. In case of an employer having more than 6 members in the family, more than one housemaid will have to be employed.

  5. The age of the housemaid will not be less than 30 years and not more than 50 years.

  6. When repatriating the housemaid, the ticket is to be booked by a direct flight to destination.

  7. Salary to the housemaid must be paid through banking channels. Where banking channels are not available, a bilingual salary slip signed by both the sponsor and the housemaid will be required.

  8. The minimum salary of the housemaid should be RO. 75/- (Rial Omani Seventy Five) per month.

The Indian Embassy has requested the concerned Omani authorities to circulate the new regulations and to disseminate the information widely.

Procedure for getting NOC for Housemaids - English

Procedure for getting NOC for Housemaids - Arabic


Mandatory documents checklist

House maid Agreement Forms 

List of Goverment approved Recruiting Agencies for Housemaid