How to Hire

After finding your nanny / maid, the next step now is to hire, sponsor and do all the required paperwork. Although it seems like a daunting task, this part is the simplest as we have identified and partnered with services that make it smooth (and completely online for you).

After many discussions with families and testing many visa service providers, Peekaboo Nannies have identified services and negotiated preferred rates for its users. It can be done fully online and with the help of a dedicated agent (PRO) who can answer all your specific questions, do all the paperwork and also queue and represents you at all UAE government service branches involved – making your hiring 100% legal and compliant with UAE regulations

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Send us your basic information and a PRO agent will contact you within a day to continue the process – 100% online

    The Cost
    Description Cost
    Visa Cost – as per UAE regulations Mandatory cost for maid or nanny hiring as per UAE regulations (Tadbeer)
    AED 11,000
    Pro Service Cost PRO service handles all of the paperwork and 8+ agency visits on your behalf to make everything online for you
    AED 2,325
    Total Visa Cost AED 13,325
    This visa is valid for one year for expat sponsors and two years for local sponsors.
    The Process

    The visa application process takes approximately 15-20 days during which the PRO handles the end-to-end process


    Documents required for sponsoring a nanny:

    • Passport-sized photos of the sponsor and nanny,
    • Passport copies of the sponsor and the nanny.
    • Sponsor’s month’s bank statement.
    • The sponsor’s Salary Certificate.
    • A copy of the sponsor’s tenancy contract (minimum two bedroom home)

    Please note that as the PRO progesses on the process and visits the different agencies additional documents might be required by the authorities.


    Does this process comply with UAE laws and requirements?
    Yes, this process is 100% compliant with the latest UAE laws and requirements for nanny and maid hiring – as the PRO processes the visa through Tadbeer centers. Also note that this process is mandatory (even if the helper has her own visa her husband for example)
    What does the price include?
    The visa fee includes the mandatory visa cost as per UAE laws and regulation as well as the PRO dedicated support. This include the medical test, visa processing, Emirates ID issuing, … Medical insurance is not included and should be taken separately – here again the PRO could assist
    What does the PRO service entails?
    The PRO dedicated services handles your end-to-end process for the visa application: Collecting documents (via email) from you, visits and back and forth from all required government offices (5+), coordination for the medical test of the helper, passport delivery with the visa and Emirates ID of the helper
    Is the visa processed by Peekaboo? Is Peekaboo the Sponsor?

    No, you will be the private sponsor of the nanny/maid. As we are not a maid agency, Peekaboo only puts you in touch with specialized PRO that has been tested and vetted by families using our service.

    Can we process the visa differently? Are there cheaper options?

    The AED 11,000 government fee is mandatory as per UAE laws and regulations. However, the AED 2,325 PRO service is not mandatory – you can decide to handle the process directly yourself. Note that many families shared the feedback that the process without a PRO is quite heavy, requires many government offices visits and that steps could be unclear for non experts. The PRO fee is discounted and negotiated by Peekaboo for its users.

    What is the renewal fee?

    The visa renewal fee for the following years is the same as the initial visa processing fee.

    What does cancelled visa mean (in the nanny profile)?

    Cancelled visa means that previous employer released her and that she is ready to find a new employer. It doesn’t mean that the nanny is staying here illegally or that the visa has expired.

    Is the process the same if the visa is not in the UAE?

    If you bring a nanny from outside the country, the process can be much heavier. Note that Peekaboo Nannies platform only provides profiles of nannies and maids already in the UAE