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Best Home: Your Trusted Partner for Transfer Maid Service in Singapore

In the fast-paced society we live in today, many families in Singapore rely on Migrant Domestic Workers (MDWs) to manage their households. If you're considering hiring a helper to assist you around the house, you may be aware that you have two options: directly hiring a transfer maid or engaging a maid agency in Singapore. What are the differences between these options, and which one should you choose? Let us explain.

Availability of Candidates

If you need a helper to start working quickly, the best option is to look for a transfer maid who is already in Singapore. However, employers who attempt to select a transfer maid themselves may find this process to be limiting. This is because the number of helpers offering themselves for direct hiring is often limited, and dealing with the maid's expectations directly without a witness can be uncomfortable. Additionally, current employers may impose restrictive instructions on the timing of the transfer and may also be looking for alternative replacement maids. Other issues, such as accommodation for the helpers if released to you early may also need to be addressed.

On the other hand, if you choose to engage a maid agency such as Best Home Employment in Singapore, you'll have access to a wider pool of candidates beyond traditional direct transfer helpers. Our agency offers the Advance Placement scheme, which brings helpers into Singapore before placing them with an employer, as well as a *Helpers' Exchange Program. This significantly increases your chances of finding a helper who meets all your requirements and preferences, allowing you to quickly and easily find the right match for your household.

*Best Home Employment offers a Helpers' Exchange Program (HEP) that enables employers to exchange their current helpers with us for a replacement of another new helper through our agency. With HEP, you can specify your terms, such as having the new helper take over all the responsibilities from the current helper. Furthermore, you can receive a significant discount on the service fee for your new helper. It's worth noting that your current helper need not have been from our agency previously to take advantage of this program.


When hiring a helper in Singapore, there are various pieces of employment paperwork mandated by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) that you need to prepare, including work permits and insurance policies. If you opt for a direct-hire transfer maid, you will have to handle the complexities of preparing the documents on your own, which can be a daunting and time-consuming task. On the other hand, engaging a maid agency in Singapore, like Best Home Employment, can help streamline the paperwork process for you, ensuring that all necessary administrative tasks are taken care of efficiently, and saving you valuable time and effort.


At Best Home Employment, we provide our candidates with comprehensive pre-employment training tailored to meet your specific home care needs. Our training covers a wide range of areas, including infant and maternal care, elderly and disability care, and general housekeeping. However, if you choose to go with a direct-hire transfer maid, they may have yet to receive professional training to handle the specific needs of your household. Contact us today to find your ideal helper!


Looking for a reliable and trustworthy maid agency in Singapore? Don't just take our word for it—check out our customer reviews! Our clients have consistently given us glowing feedback for our professionalism, efficiency, and personalized service. We pride ourselves on delivering quality service to our clients and their helpers; our customer reviews are a testament to our commitment.


June Cheong

“Myrell has been very helpful when I approached her to find a maid for us during the covid period this April. Despite longer process for maids to come through at that time, she was able to match us to the right maid who fit in our household well. We are pleased with the services rendered. Everything went smoothly and faster than we expected.”


Seah Eu may

“Professional, friendly and very helpful especially Jane Lock and Myrell at Thomson branch.

They will do their best to help you with your requirements on helpers, our families has been with them for many years.

And we always refer them to our friends and relatives.

Thank you again to Jane and Myrell, greatly appreciate with all your kind assistance.”

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What Are the Costs Involved in Hiring a Myanmar Maid In Singapore?
    In addition to a monthly salary ranging from $450 to $750, there are several other factors to consider when hiring a Myanmar maid in Singapore. These may include monthly levy payments made to the Ministry of Manpower, compensation for off-days, and living expenses, among others.
  • How Do I Hire A Myanmar Maid In Singapore?
    If you are looking to hire a Myanmar maid in Singapore, there are several steps that you need to follow. This includes shortlisting and interviewing potential candidates, applying for a work permit, and other processes for your selected helper. However, to save time and effort, you can engage the expertise of a reliable and reputable Myanmar maid agency in Singapore, such as Best Home Maid Agency. This will help you prevent future mishaps and make the hiring process smoother. Best Home Maid Agency also offers helpers from Indonesia, the Philippines, and transfer maids.
  • How Long Does It Take For My Myanmar Maid To Arrive In Singapore?
    Hiring a new Myanmar maid in Singapore may require several weeks for them to arrive. It is crucial to check with your maid agency for a timeline of your prospective maid's arrival. Additionally, you should inquire about legal requirements such as the work permit and employment documentation, as they also take time. By engaging the services of Best Home Maid Agency, you can enjoy a seamless and efficient hiring process. Our consultants will guide you through every step of the process, handle your maid's employment paperwork, and provide the necessary training to meet your unique household requirements.
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