In order to renew your work maid’s work permit, you will have to go through the following steps but not necessarily all of them. I have provided links to my posts about each step in more detail.
Note: I am referring to Indonesian maid only for my post.
1. Renew your maid’s passport. You will need to do this only if the passport expiry date is not enough to cover the work permit extension date. For example, my maid’s passport expires in May 2011. Her work permit is till July 2010. Extending the work permit till July 2011 will mean that her passport expiry date is not enough to cover the work permit period. As a result, I have to renew her passport. Take note that when you renew the passport, it is for a period of 3 years and the date begins from the date you renewed the passport, not the date of expiry eg. in our case, the 3 years does not begin from May 2011, it starts from April 2010 ie the date of renewal.
How I renewed my maid’s passport at the Indonesian Embassy. (the first time)
Updated: On 28th May, 2012, I renewed my maid’s passport at the Indonesian Embassy again for the 2nd time. Here is How I Renewed My Indonesian Maid’s Passport Myself (the second time)
2. Register your maid with FOMEMA for health screening. This is mandatory for the first 3 years. If you are renewing work permit for year 3 going forward to year 4 onwards, it is not compulsory but you can still do it if you want to.
3. Take your maid for a medical check-up at a clinic of your choice. You choose the clinic at the point of registering with FOMEMA. 10 working days after you have done the medical check-up, you can check your maid’s medical results online or call FOMEMA.
4. Renew your maid’s work permit at the Immigration Department.
That is all there is to it.