Required documents for hiring helpers

Employer’s information form

Copy of HKID form

Copy of HKID form

The copy of the water/electricity/gas bill/rates registered in the name of the employer in the last three months

If you are living in public housing estate,

If you live in public housing with purchased, you need to provide the copy of rates in the address proof.

If you live in public housing with rent, you need to provide the tenancy agreement and a copy of the water or electricity or gas bill.

Then you need to apply a temporary residence permit for the foreign domestic helper at the Housing Department office in the housing estate.

(the employer must bring the temporary residence permit application form, the notarized contract and the photocopy of the worker’s passport to the respective housing estate / housing estate office to apply temporary residence permit for the foreign domestic helper, which usually takes five to seven days to complete)

Copy of income proof

– Employer’s latest tax bill (the latest tax assessment and tax payment notice issued by the Inland Revenue Department); to prove that the employer’s annual salary exceeds HK$180,000 or

– Last 3 consecutive months of auto-pay ‘salary’ account proof or monthly salary of HK$15,000 or above or

– Fixed or demand deposits / bank deposits exceeding HK$350,000. (Last 6 consecutive months, 350,000 or more)