What is the Testimonial of the Helper?
The Testimonial of the Helper is a supporting document indicating that the foreign domestic helper has prior working experience as a domestic worker, and this can include working experience in her place of origin.
If your domestic helper will be working in Hong Kong for the first time, the Hong Kong Immigration Department requires a Testimonial showing at least 2 years of working experience as a domestic worker.
Validity of the Testimonial of the Helper
The domestic helper may provide proof from any period of his/her life as long as he/she is of legal age to work at the time of that employment.
How to prepare for the testimonial of the Helper
A photocopy of the Testimonial of the Helper is accepted by the Hong Kong Immigration Department.
It must include the following:
- Name of the previous employer
- Description of job duties
- Address of the household
- Signature of the previous employer
Is there a template to follow?
There is no standard template provided the Hong Kong Immigration Department but below is a template on how it might look like:
|To whom it may concern:
This is to certify that Ms. [name of the helper] worked as my domestic worker during the period of [period of employment].
During her employment, she performed [Description of job duties].
[Name of the previous employer]
[Previous employer’s address]
[Signature of previous employer]
Last updated on August 29th, 2023