Find Your Ideal Indonesian Maid In Singapore

Making up more than 50% of the foreign domestic worker population in Singapore, Indonesian helpers are the preferred choice for many Singaporean households. Their cultural familiarity, adaptability, and dedication to their work are just a few of the reasons why they are highly sought after.

At Homekeeper, we understand the importance of finding the right help for your home. As a reputable Indonesian maid agency in Singapore, we specialise in connecting employers with the perfect Indonesian helper to meet their household needs. We offer a seamless and efficient hiring process, from initial selection to post-employment support.

Are you looking to hire an Indonesian helper in Singapore? Look no further than Homekeeper Maid Agency, your one-stop maid recruitment agency in Singapore.

Why Hire a Helper from Indonesia?

Choosing the right domestic helper is a crucial decision that can significantly impact your household. Among the various options available, Indonesian maids in Singapore have become a preferred choice for many families. Here are some specific reasons why you might consider hiring an Indonesian helper.

Effective Communication

Effective communication is a cornerstone of a successful working relationship. Indonesian helpers speak Bahasa Indonesia, which shares similarities with Bahasa Melayu – a commonly spoken language among older Singaporeans. Therefore, language is usually not an issue when it comes to communicating with Indonesian helpers.

Furthermore, many Indonesian maids also have a basic understanding of English, which further enhances their communication skills. This proficiency in multiple languages enables them to understand and execute tasks more effectively, making them a valuable addition to any Singaporean household.


Indonesian maids are often praised for their adaptability. They are quick to learn and adjust to new environments, making them an excellent choice for families with varying needs and routines. Their ability to adapt to different situations and tasks can help ensure a smooth and efficient running of your household.

Whether it’s adapting to a new cooking style, managing different cleaning schedules, or learning to care for children with specific needs, Indonesian maids demonstrate a high level of flexibility. Their ability to adapt not only ensures a smooth and efficient running of your household but also reduces the time and effort required for training and supervision.

Cultural Similarities

The cultural similarities between Indonesia and Singapore also make Indonesian maids a popular choice. Both countries share many cultural aspects, including traditions, festivals, and even some food preferences. These shared cultural elements can lead to a better understanding and respect for household norms and expectations. 

An Indonesian maid is likely to understand and respect the customs and traditions of a Singaporean household, leading to a more harmonious living environment. This cultural familiarity can also help in tasks such as cooking, where an understanding of local cuisine is beneficial.

Reliability and Dedication

Indonesian maids are often recognized for their reliability and dedication to their work. They take their responsibilities seriously and strive to provide the best care and service to the families they work for. This level of commitment can provide peace of mind for employers, knowing that their household is in good hands. Furthermore, their reliability means that employers can trust them to carry out their duties even in their absence. This makes Indonesian helpers an invaluable part of any household.

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Things to Know Before Hiring an Indonesian Maid in Singapore

Before you get started with hiring an Indonesian maid in Singapore, there are a couple of things you need to know. Both the employer and the maid must meet certain criteria to ensure a successful and legal employment relationship.

Employer Eligibility Criteria

Before you can hire an Indonesian maid in Singapore, employers must meet certain eligibility criteria set by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). These criteria include being at least 21 years old, not being an undischarged bankrupt, and having the mental capacity to understand and discharge your responsibility as an employer fully.

Additionally, there are income requirements to ensure that employers have the financial capability to hire a maid. At Homekeeper, we guide employers through this process, providing comprehensive advice and assistance to ensure all legal requirements are met.

Indonesian MDW Requirements

Indonesian Foreign Domestic Workers (MDWs) must also meet certain requirements before being employed in Singapore. These include holding a KTKLN card (local identification card for Indonesian workers working in foreign countries), being at least 23 years old, and providing proof of a minimum of formal education.

These requirements are in place to ensure that the potential helper is adequately prepared for the tasks and responsibilities they will undertake. Our team at Homekeeper ensures that all our Indonesian maids meet these requirements, providing peace of mind for employers.

Work Permit for MDW

All Indonesian maids in Singapore must hold a valid work permit. The MOM issues this permit, and it is a legal requirement for all foreign domestic workers in Singapore. The application process for a work permit can be complex, involving various forms and documents.

As your maid recruitment agency, we assist employers with the work permit application process, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience. We handle all the necessary paperwork and liaise with the relevant authorities on your behalf.

Required Security Bond & Insurance

Employers are required to provide a security bond and insurance for their Indonesian maid. The security bond is a binding pledge to pay the government if you break the law or the conditions of the Work Permit. The insurance provides accident and medical coverage for the maid.

Homekeeper can assist employers in understanding and meeting these requirements. We can advise on suitable insurance policies and guide you through securing a bond.

Required Medical Examination

Before starting work, all Indonesian maids must undergo a medical examination in Singapore. This examination ensures that your infant care maid, maid for elderly care, or domestic helper in general, is fit to work and has no infectious diseases.

Homekeeper can arrange for this examination and handle all related paperwork. We coordinate with approved medical institutions to ensure the medical examination is conducted promptly and professionally.

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Hire an Indonesian Maid in Singapore With Homekeeper Today

The process of hiring an Indonesian helper in Singapore can be tedious but fret not – Homekeeper Maid Agency is here to help. From pre-employment training to maid insurance and employment paperwork, we take care of every stage required in the hiring process. We are dedicated to ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience for all our clients.

Our commitment begins with our robust pre-employment training programme. Recognising the uniqueness of every home and its specific needs, we ensure that every Indonesian maid we recruit is equipped with the necessary skills to meet these requirements. Our training covers a wide range of areas, including infant care, cooking, housekeeping, and elderly care. To cater to any changes or specific requirements in their employers’ home care needs, we also offer enhancement training for our helpers.

Enjoy peace of mind knowing that every helper in our extensive recruitment networks has been assessed by professional recruitment specialists for suitability. What’s more, on top of regular training, we also provide enhancement training for helpers if the employer has specific home care needs to be met.

Transitioning from the training phase, we place a strong emphasis on the importance of a good match between the Indonesian maid and the employing family. To ensure this, we have instituted a stringent screening process. Each potential Indonesian maid undergoes a professional interview and screening by our recruitment specialists. This rigorous process allows us to employ only the most qualified and reliable helper, ensuring a harmonious match with your family.

Understanding the complexities and time-consuming nature of the legal and administrative aspects of hiring a transfer maid or getting a migrant worker via direct hire, we offer comprehensive support in handling all the necessary paperwork. From work permit applications to securing maid insurance, our dedicated support team manages these details, saving you from unnecessary headaches and allowing you to focus on selecting the right Indonesian helper for your home.

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Salary for Indonesian Helpers in Singapore

The Indonesian embassy stipulates a minimum wage of $500 to $800 per month for Indonesian maids. This is a guideline, and actual salaries may vary depending on the maid’s experience, skills, and the specific job requirements.

In addition to the monthly salary, employers are required to provide their Indonesian maid with a weekly rest day. If the maid agrees to work on their rest day, the employer must compensate them accordingly. This compensation is typically a day’s wage, but it can be more depending on the agreement between the employer and the maid.

There are also several expenses involved in hiring an Indonesian maid. These include:

Agency Fees

These are fees charged by the agency in Singapore for their services, which include matching you with a suitable maid, handling paperwork, and providing pre-employment training.


Employers are required by the MOM to purchase personal accident insurance and medical insurance for their maid. For policies with a start date effective on or after the first of July 2023, the insurance must provide coverage of at least $60,000 per year for inpatient care and day surgery, and $60,000 per year for personal accident insurance.

Security Bond

A security bond of $5,000 is required by MOM for each Indonesian maid you employ. This is a binding pledge to pay the government if you break the law or the conditions of the work permit.

Medical Examination

Indonesian maids must undergo a medical examination upon arrival in Singapore and every six months thereafter. The employer is responsible for the cost of these medical examinations.

Settling-In Programme (SIP)

First-time Indonesian maids must attend the SIP, a one-day orientation programme to help them understand the conditions of employment, safety precautions, relationship and stress management, and adapting to working and living in Singapore. The employer bears the cost of the SIP.

Matching Process for Indonesian Maid in Singapore

At Homekeeper, we pride ourselves on our unique and efficient matching process that ensures families find the most suitable Indonesian maid. This process is designed to be thorough yet simple and hassle-free for our clients.

Our process begins with a stringent screening of applicants from our comprehensive database of potential Indonesian helpers. We verify their skills, experience, and character to ensure they meet our high standards.

We also conduct interviews with the employer to understand your unique home care needs and situation. We then shortlist candidates who align perfectly with your preferences.

Once you’ve selected a candidate, our support team handles all the necessary documents for you and your chosen Indonesian maid. We handle everything from work permit applications to arranging for her arrival in Singapore. We also provide professional training to ensure the maid has the skills to meet your home care needs.

Stringent screening of applicants from recruitment partners to ensure we only employ the most qualified and reliable

We upload qualified applicants’ biodata to our database 300+ profiles at any time with all the key info for you to browse through

We shortlist candidates based on your home care needs after speaking with you and understanding your unique situation

We Make Finding Your Ideal Helper Simple And Pleasant In Just 4 Simple Steps


You select a candidate of your choice from our database of hires, complete with biodata and key information


Our support team processes the necessary documents for you and your helper-to-be


We fly her into Singapore and professionally train her to meet your home care needs


Equipped with the required skills based on your home care needs, your helper starts work in your home!

Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring an Indonesian Helper in Singapore

How can Homekeeper Maid Agency assist me in hiring an Indonesian maid?

At Homekeeper, we aim to save you time and effort in hiring your Indonesian maid. We provide a comprehensive service that includes a stringent screening of potential maids and personalised shortlisting to ensure you’ll find the best Indones maid for your unique home care needs. We also handle all necessary paperwork, including work permit applications and insurance to make the hiring process smooth and hassle-free.

What are the additional requirements for hiring an Indonesian maid through the Homekeeper Maid Agency?

When hiring an Indonesian maid through Homekeeper Maid Agency, employers must meet the eligibility criteria set by the Ministry of Manpower, including age, income, and residency requirements. Employers must also provide a security bond and insurance for their maids. As part of our comprehensive service, we will guide you through these requirements to ensure compliance and legality of hiring an Indonesian maid.

What sets Homekeeper Maid Agency apart from other maid agencies in Singapore?

Homekeeper sets itself apart from other maid agencies in Singapore through its unique and efficient matching process. We are committed to providing highly trained and reliable Indonesian maids. As a licensed agency by the Ministry of Manpower, we have affiliations with well-trained and certified maids. Our transparent information and operation flow and extensive experience in managing procedures and documentation ensure a smoother and more reliable hiring process. This is particularly beneficial for first-time employers who may find the process daunting.

How can I prepare for my Indonesian maid's arrival in Singapore?

Preparing for your Indonesian maid’s arrival in Singapore involves several steps. Firstly, ensure that you have a suitable living arrangement for her, respecting her privacy and comfort. Secondly, familiarise yourself with her rights and responsibilities set out by the MOM to ensure fair and legal treatment. Lastly, be ready to provide guidance and support as she adjusts to her new environment and job. It may take time for her to adapt to your family’s routines and expectations, so patience and open communication are key.

How long does the process of hiring an Indonesian maid usually take?

Hiring an Indonesian maid can vary in duration depending on several factors. These include the availability of suitable candidates, the processing time for permits, and the scheduling of interviews. Generally, the process can take a few weeks to complete. At Homekeeper Maid Agency, we strive to make this process as efficient as possible. We keep you informed at every step, managing expectations and ensuring a smooth experience. We aim to help you find the right helper with minimal delay and inconvenience.

What Satisfied Families Have Said

Doris Chua

Both my mum and myself have been really happy and satisfied with the domestic helper that we employed recently. This could not have been done without the help of Steven. We highly recommend Steven, who is very responsive and professional during this process.

From recruitment to the helper's arrival, it is just seamless - Steven prepared all the documents, quarantine, training, banks, etc. etc, we did not have to worry at all! Thank you Steven!

Mr Hong

"Want to say a big thank you to Josephine in Elias Mall branch for her kindness and patience to me and my family. I'm really enjoy Homekeeper Home-to-home service. I don't need to visit branch for entire hiring process. Everything can be done online. 

In this challenging time, getting a new helper from overseas is not easy. She is very patient to match the right profile for my family and always respond to my query even on her off days. 

Everything would not have been as smoothly if she didn't give us her guidance into getting our new helper into Singapore from Indonesia. We managed to clear SHN and swap tests successfully. And we are thankful for our smiley new helper this time of the year. 

I am very happy with her service and also the process in Homekeeper to bring in a new helper."

Ms Tew

"From the moment I send in enquiry via WhatsApp, I have the best service experience from Steven.

Everything from A to Z was explained to me in detail. Every question was answered precisely by Steven.

Many domestic helper's profile was shown to me. He also recommended several domestic helper which he thinks fit my requirement.

After sales service was prompt and his response was fast. Very happy and fortunate I engage MDW with Homekeeper Maid Agency instead of other Agency. Will highly recommend my relatives and friends to Homekeeper especially Steven.

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