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    Agency Quotes

    I was under the impression that getting an agency to do a direct hire (we know the helper, she's in a contract, wants to terminate and start with us) would cost around the $3 - 3,5K mark but one agency quoted me over $6K. It's an agency that has had lots of positive feedback and seems reliable though. Another agency quoted us half of that, at the $3000 price range we were originally expecting.

    Any advice or experience?

    Thank you

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    no way i would pay $6k.

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    Thanks Carang. I didn't think so. I wonder why they quoted this much? So many members on here have said this Agency was great. I'll copy and paste the relevant part of the email: "check or cash to pay your agency fee. ($4900) + Phil. Mandatory Insurance ($1116) ,total of $6016"

    Now, this helper we want to hire will have to go back to the Philipines and wait for her new visa there. Is this why?

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    We maybe talking abt the same agency here. Last yr, they quoted us 5k + to do the same. We ended up not hiring the person instead we chose our current helper from their pool.

    U can def get it done within 3-3.5k. We have checked with other friends.

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    And yes, they told us the person we were interested to hire originally had to go back to philippines mandatory. 2 mths.


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    Did a direct hire from Indonesia, also paid $3K to the local agency to take care of paperwork. Helper stayed at the Indonesian training facilities until her visa is ready.

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    Thanks everyone. We'll go with the cheaper option and hope nothing is added on top!

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    You prob need to pay the 1k insurance on top of the 3k fee even with the cheaper agency
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