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    sueaus is offline Registered User
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    Domestic Helper

    Hi all

    I am coming over to Hong Kong in the next few months. Now I was wondering if I will be able to work as a domestic helper being Australian??? I would love to work with kids or be a helper.

    If I were to come over on a working holiday visa would this allow me to????

    Thanks for the help. If I am allowed to do these things would anyone be interested in having an Australian helper??

    Thanks all
    sue

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    Domestic help is so inexpensive here (HK$3300 a month - I don't know what that is in Australian dollars), I doubt you'd be happy making so little and working so many hours.

    Why don't you look into teaching English as a tutor? There are all kinds of English tutoring/playgroup chain schools out where I am (Tseun Kwan O) and they probably have a lot more experience than a private person in getting you the right visa for working. It would behoove you to look now because it takes about two months to get a work visa.

    No matter what country you are from, you may not work in Hong Kong with a tourist visa. Am I right, Rani?

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    sueaus,

    Are you sure you are looking for a position as Domestic Helper and not just a Nanny? Qualified Nannies can earn close to $20,000/month.

    You can't work on a tourist visa, but you can sure look for work while you're here. I would contact the Mid-Wives listed in our directory as they may be able to help, and you could also place an ad in the newspapers. Have seen ads on occassion.

    Best of luck!

    Rani
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    Thanks for your help guys.

    My Boyfriend is already in Hong Kong so I will have accomadation.

    I'm just trying to look for any kind of work at the moment.

    I will look into the midwives thing.

    Thanks guys.

    I was going to try to get a working holiday vise which allows me to work somewhere for 3 months at a time.




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    sueaus are you in HK?

    Just heard of a nanny job for you.

    Rani
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    Hi

    No not yet. Planning to come in June.

    What are the details ??? You have me all excited

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    Hi, I am looking for a nanny, I have a 2 years old son, If you are well-giving gentle heart and great with kids, please let me know. I prefer Western or Thai

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