What is a transfer maid?
A transfer maid is a foreign domestic worker (FDW) who is currently employed but plans work for a different employer. What distinguishes a transfer maid from one who is currently living in her country (sometimes loosely referred to as a "new" maid) is that the prospective employer is able to meet and interview the transfer maid (candidate) face to face whereas she can only evalutate a "new" maid by her biodata. Biodata can be inaccurate, to say the least.
By extension the term is applicable to domestic workers who are currently in Singapore and therefore available for a face to face interview.