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Finished Contract: How do I process a domestic helper visa without an agency?

If you have already found a domestic helper you’d like to hire and she is leaving a finished contract, you can process the visa while the worker is in Hong Kong.

This article has been updated to reflect the changes to the process announced by the Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO) announced on 3 August.

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STEP 1: Pick up & sign the contracts

Employers or domestic helpers can pick up the contracts and supporting information from Hong Kong Immigration. You don’t need an appointment for this.

You will be given four copies of the contract. All four copies should be signed by the employer and domestic helper and should be completed identically. If there are any mistakes, sign next to the revision.

  • One copy each for:
    • the employer,
    • the domestic helper,
    • HK Immigration submission, and
    • Submission at Philippine Overseas Labor Office

Need more information?

  • Contact the Immigration Department directly for more information on the Foreign Domestic Helper visa process.
  • Contact the Philippine Overseas Labour Office directly for more information on contract verification/notarisation.
    • Address: Office No.2. 29/F United Centre,
      No. 95 Queensway Admiralty, Hong Kong
    • Hotline Numbers:
      POLO: 5529 1880
      OWWA: 6345 9324
    • Tel: 2866 0640
    • Emergency Hotline: 5529 1880
    • Website: POLO Website
    • Facebook: POLO Hong Kong FB
  • or, if you would like to use Fair Agency’s Direct Hire service, fill up this form & we will get back to you to follow up.

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Last updated on December 22nd, 2020