Renewing Maid’s Work Permit Yourself – A step by step summary of the process

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.

Renewing maid’s work permit – Step 1: FOMEMA

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.

Renewing maid’s work permit – Step 2: Health Screening

4. Renew your maid’s work permit at the Immigration Department.

Renewing maid’s work permit – Final Step: Immigration

That is all there is to it. 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Renewing Maid’s Work Permit Yourself – A step by step summary of the process

  1. Thanks for the steps, its really easy and it takes exactly what were described here to complete the work permit renewal, easier than send to the Agend to do and furthermore, save more than RM200 overall.

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  3. Thanks for writing this process up! It was as easy as you said & far better than paying the ridiculous sum of Rm 5800 we were quoted by an agent!!

  4. hai mumsgather, this is my first time to help my indonesia maid to renew her permit. she had been work with with more than 3 year. is it mean that we no need to do the (fomema) health screening?? so we can direct go to imigresen to renew her permit without bring our maid along?? and what document we need to bring?

    Hello Sweann, the process for renewing after 3 years is so simple, I forgot to update it on my blog. You do not need fomema health screening. You do not have to bring maid along. Just bring maid’s passport and the fee in cash (if I remember correctly). Best thing to do is to call up the pusat imigresen and check with them. We did ours early in the morning so it was very fast. All the best.

  5. Hi mumsgather,what about if my maid passport is expired on DEC 2012 and work permit is on Jan 2012.Should I renew my maid passport?

    Hello nramn, As far as I know, if your maid’s passport period does not cover her work permit period, then yes, you have to renew her passport.

  6. hi, i found out the infos are very useful.
    i want to renew my bibik(maid)’s visa as well, done the fomema part.
    however for the immigration, may i know what sort of forms that we need to fill in prior to come over there.. since I hope not to waste time for queuing up getting a form and wait again for the form submission.


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