How to Renew Your Indonesian Maid’s Work Permit in Malaysia

First of all, time freaking flies right? Siti has been with us for a year and we just renewed her work permit. I did it before 2 years ago when we had to renew Tini’s work permit but totally forgot what to do this time. So before I forget and for my future reference, I have decided to jot it down here. So here goes…

1. FOMEMA Registration Fees

For female domestic helpers, you’d need to pay RM190 for FOMEMA registration. Mode of payment : Bank draft, money order or postal order.

The registration fees should be made payable to FOMEMA SDN BHD.

For me, I bought a bank draft from Maybank.

2. Selection of Clinics

You will need to select 2-3 clinics of your choice to  bring your maid to for her medical checkup. You’d want to make sure that the clinic has an x-ray facility so you don’t have to go to 2 places for her medical checkup.

Select your clinics of choice here.  It is indicated at the website whether the clinic has an x-ray facility or not.

3. Download the Foreign Workers registration form from here and fill in the details.

4. Register at FOMEMA

Next you’d need to go to the FOMEMA office to register your domestic help for renewal of work permit.

Lot G1-G10, Level 3, Block G
Pusat Bandar Damansara
Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2094 6188
Fax: 03-2092 5610

You’d need to bring the following documents :

  • bank draft
  • Foreign workers registration form
  • Photocopy of your maid’s passport with foreign worker’s details and work permit page
  • and no, you don’t need to bring your maid along

Once done, they’d give you a form with several carbon copies.

5. Medical Checkup

Bring your maid to your clinic of choice.

You’d need to bring :

  • her original passport
  • the FOMEMA form which you got after registration in step 4.

6. Check Medical Results

It will take up to 7 working days for the results to be posted online.

7. Renew the work permit

Once you get a confirmation that your maid has passed her medical examination, proceed to renew her work permit at the immigration office. For us, we went to the Shah Alam immigration office where you can pay for the renewal of the work permit in cash (RM445 for Indonesian maids). I heard that in some places, they don’t accept cash so you better check before you head down to the immigration office of your choice.

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  1. if the indonasia maid is be4 that 6 month permit is syarikat ,can i help she change to housemaid permit?

  2. thank you for your post…i will try to proceed today and it could save RM400 if we renew ourselves…

  3. can u help me!how many days will prosses my renewal maids b’coz she will going for vacation,her visa expired on oct 4.she will go home on sept.23 and comebck on oct 4.can reply me how manydays prosses.tnx u very much.

    • After doing your maid’s medical checkup, it will take up to 5 days for the results to appear online.
      Once approved, you can head over to the immigration office and renew her visa on the spot.

  4. Really thanks for your post! I’ve been keep calling to myEG services for days but either the line can’t get through or nobody picks up the phone! FInally got ppl attended me but they just wrote down my name, email address and contact number then again no news at all! I’ve about 8 phone numbers on hand with the name of the person yet they can’t assist me and asked me do the renewal by myself after all this bullshit!
    Once again thank you so much! Your post is really a big help! :)

  5. Hi!. Thank you very much for your post. Very useful and very handy. May God bless you for all your info.!

  6. Hi Thanks for sharing this. I have tried it and it really save a lot… But I heard now we must renew via MyEg Service, is that true?

    • Hi Angie
      This post was published in 2011.
      I am not sure what is the procedure now for renewing Indonesian helpers’ permits. I just renewed for my Filipino helper and we did it via myeg ourselves. The agent could have done it for us too at a fee but they do it via myeg too.

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