(a) The employer is financially capable of employing a Helper after his/her household expenditure has been deducted. In general, for every Helper to be employed, the employer must have a household income of no less than HK$15,000 per month or assets of comparable amount to support the employment of a Helper for the whole contractual period. The monthly household income figure of HK$15,000 may be adjusted by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) from time to time.
(b) The Helper and the employer shall enter into a standard Employment Contract (ID 407) as specified by the Director of Immigration.
(c) The Helper shall only be required to perform domestic duties for the employer as per the Schedule of Accommodation and Domestic Duties attached to the standard Employment Contract (ID 407).
(d) The Helper shall not be required or allowed by the employer to take up any other employment with any other person during his/her stay in the HKSAR and within the contract period specified in Clause 2 of the standard Employment Contract (ID 407).
(e) The employer undertakes to pay the Helper a salary that is no less than the minimum allowable wage announced by the HKSAR Government and prevailing at the date of application for employing the Helper.
(f) The Helper shall work and reside in the employer’s residence1 as specified in Clause 3 of the standard Employment Contract (ID 407).
(g) The Helper shall be provided with suitable accommodation and with reasonable privacy2.
(h) The bona fides of the employer and the Helper are not in doubt; there is no known record to the detriment of the employer and the Helper. For details of matters which will be taken into account, please refer to section IV on “Breaches” below.
(i) The employer is a bona fide resident in the HKSAR.
Source: Hong Kong Immigration Department-Hiring Domestic Helpers from Foreign Countries (Simple Guide) [ID(E)969]
Basic Labor Laws