Processing Employment Documents to Work Overseas
Finding an overseas job without the assistance of a recruitment agency is called a direct hire or name hire.
Some of the benefits of finding work this way are:
- No placement fees to a recruitment agency.
- Direct contact with your employer. You are in touch with them from the beginning.
- A feeling of fulfillment. You negotiate it all to your own satisfaction.
- Fewer complications.
- A learning experience you can share with others.
The following is my advice, based upon my experience, about how to successfully complete a direct hire application.
What You Need for a Direct Hire
Many Filipinos find work abroad in this manner, but they must complete certain steps in order to avoid problems.
- Before you do anything else, make sure you have your visa and working permit.
- Depending upon the type of job you will be doing, you are required to process your employment documents and other permits with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
- After you have completed these steps, you will be a registered Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) with the benefits of being a member of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration.
Note that there are different procedures for skilled workers and household workers. The differences are detailed below.
Requirements for Professional and Skilled Workers
When you go to the POEA, be sure to bring a black ballpoint pen and money to pay fees. Professional workers in any field must also bring an original and two photocopies of the following valid documents to the POEA office:
- passport (picture page and last page)
- employment contract
- working visa
- money for fee processing
- 2X2 photos of yourself
- PDOS certificate (this will be issued in the POEA)
- medical certificate (except for Canada, Australia, and New Zealand)
Household Service Worker Requirements
When you go to the POEA, be sure to bring a black ballpoint pen and money to pay fees. Household employees of all types must also bring the original and photocopies of the following documents to the POEA office:
- passport (picture page and last page)
- employment contract
- working visa
- money for fee processing
- 2X2 photos of yourself
- request for exemption from the direct hiring policy issued by the POLO/Labor Attache, as applicable
- TESDA NC II for HSW (except for Canada and ex-overseas HSW)
- workers heading to Taiwan need a COC from TESDA
- workers heading for the Middle East, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Israel and China workers need an OWWA certificate on language and culture orientation
- family driver Middle East workers must have personal accident insurance and motor vehicle insurance verified by the POLO/Labor Attache
- PDOS certificate (this will be issued in the POEA)
- medical certificate (except for Canada, Australia, New Zealand)
Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar
Attend your Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) at the scheduled time. All OFWs are required to have a PDOS certificate. It is very important to attend and the seminar will provide information about the country where you will live and work. Keep your PDOS certificate and have it photocopied.
Medical Examination Requirement
Have your medical exam done in any accredited medical clinic. The POEA usually provides a list of accredited clinics. Once you have completed the exam with a bill of good health, it means you are fit to work. Keep your original medical certificate and have it photocopied. You will need them at the next step.
Final Approval and Issuance of Order of Payment
Submit your evaluated documents together with your PDOS certificate and medical certificate. Once you are approved, they will give you an OP (order of payment) which you will pay.
Release of Papers and Documents
Go to window eight in the central office, or the releasing area, for the release of your original papers. Make sure you receive your passport and PDOS certificate.
Proceed to window one for your assessment of payment.
Payment of Processing Fees
Go to Window J and pay all required fees. These will include your POEA processing fee, OWWA and Philhealth.
After paying you will receive an E-receipt or Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC), which will serve as your OFW travel exit clearance at the immigration counters in the airport. Keep it, because you will use it in the airport for free travel tax, airport terminal fee, and reduced travel tax for dependents.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
Post your comments in English please
evelyn on May 17, 2019:
Can i attend pdos while processing the polo of my employer in vancouver canada bec.my employer had an agency there but me here in the phils
I dont have agency i just prepared and submitted all the papers by myself and now i have already my working visa can i attend now the pdos pls. Help me thank you.
Juan Fuentes Jr. on March 19, 2019:
I am a seaman by profession and is being hired to work in Italy as a motorman on one of their manage yacht but my problem is they wanted me to process my Schengen visa and ENG1 medical certificate if ever I could process this required documents what other procedures do I have to undertake to be legally hired and work on this company that is going to hire me and likewise be a registered OFW?
Joana marie oleverio on September 05, 2018:
Do i have a certificate of tesda for waitress?
Mark abseta on December 28, 2017:
Do I need to take the tesda training for household?because I graduated as an HRM and has a work experience in housekeeping..and some certificates with regards to household...just asking..need answer asap..thanks
Helen Lagnason Pada on December 10, 2017:
I understand the rules and all explanations
Pearlvienhans on December 04, 2017:
Direct hiring for us a ofw I great but,...lots of us disire that.,hoping that have a real person to talk about this. That will not cheat.
Aurora on November 07, 2017:
I'm a direct hire in Singapore. I have employer already they are my employer for almost 9 years as a domistic helper. I have a singapore visa already. My IPA expire this coming December 5,2017. I process my papers here in POEA Davao City. How many days i need to wait to realese the approval of my papers? thank you so much. GOD BLESS
Nathan on September 08, 2017:
I have the original signed contract from my employer in NZ. How will I have it POLO Certified here in Manila? Or does it have to be POLO Certified in the Consulate in NZ? Please advise. thank you.
Eufenia Atienza on September 06, 2017:
Is it necessary to have agency in the Philippine to process the papers in POEA? As of now my husband have complete documents, the medical result already done, employment visa chop on his passport, the only thing he is waiting is the documents verified & chop by the Philippine embassy in Brunei. My problem now they don't want to process the document because they insist to have agency in the Philippine which is hindrances for the Filipino Workers who want to work abroad. Is there any other way to proceed it without any stamp by the Philippine Embassy in Brunei?
Jeraldine Rasonable on August 03, 2017:
How to get the COE for direct hire in korea?
jofs on July 09, 2017:
Is it necessary that the work contract must be red ribbon where the job offer is
Bhem on June 27, 2017:
@joemart martin. We qre facing the same problem. What did you do so far?
joemart martin on June 06, 2017:
i go to poea last june 5 2017 i ask to the information where to apply the oec. she told me to go on the 2nd floor name hire office for the verification of my documents, when the staff call my number he check my documents and he ask if i have the work visa and job contract etc. after checking he told to me that i need to get the 0riginal job contract verified by POLO from consulate on the job site which is i dont have. may i ask if there is onther option for this because it very complicated to get that documents
im Jelser B.Bautista on June 04, 2017:
I hve already employer fr UK i need to help i wnt to work as Nanny i hve passport & my employer telling me im the one to pay my overseas working permet. He want to know how can i get my ovearseas perment hre. Pls! Help me i wnt to know also
Hi... on June 02, 2017:
I'm Judith.. wat showd i do? I have a visa approval in waitress now.and I don't no how to process this in embassy because i am directly hired to may employer in brunei..i want to know her f we need to do a placement fee???
Thanks hope you reply...
Emmanuel on May 24, 2017:
currently i am working here in saudi arabia and i was directly hired as a Manager for a certain service company in UAE free zone, my employer will provide the visa and employment contract. then i was instracted to complete my requirements, Red Ribbon my school credentials and then submitted to UAE embassy for authentication. after on UAE authentication i will send my documents to my employer for my visa application. my question is if i have already my working visa, will the POEA office allow me to travel without passing through recruitment agency?
Donna on May 23, 2017:
Since direct hire is banned! To those not under the category for
Relatives/ family (resident host country)
To those not under this kind of category You will be denied by the POEA and you may proceed or you find a recruitment agency to process your docs
Which you will pay additional expenses.
It was so dissapointing
Everthing is complete
Resident permit, TESDA , passport etc , but you cannot proceed due to their regulations.
Can you help which recruitment agency to go? To process such docs and get OEC for future departure!
Janet on May 01, 2017:
I heard to the news that is not allowing anyone for direct hire because of the government that they stop for giving oec is that true
Gerlie Sardalla on April 12, 2017:
How much will be the total amount of processing fees?
imelda anta on April 12, 2017:
How much is the procesing fee?
Leonor Dologuin on January 23, 2017:
We have a client in Ethiopia who needs 120 Light Duty/Hvy Duty Drivers Steel Fixers, Form Workers and Labors. Problem is the attestation of the Philippine required documents in Ethiopia which our client found hard to secure. Then our client informed us that their sister company recently hired 40 Filipino workers through their Turkish representative--40 more is coming through a very simple procedure--- only attest the workers contract, visa, passport copy and other documents in Ethiopia and then process in the Philippines for deployment.... i would like to ask under what kind of Recruitment is this? Direct Hire? Name Hire? and is this allowed with participation of an Agency in the Philippines? Thank you for shedding some light on this....
Clarita Villaruz on December 18, 2016:
What does COC from TESDA mean?
Daisy B. on November 19, 2016:
Good evening, somebody asked me to apply for direct hiring in the UK but he told me that i should pay all the working visa expenses first then the company will pay me back once i arrived to UK. Do i need to pay for the visa expenses because all i know the employer will provide and pay the visa for direct hiring. What will i do?
Rudyl Posas on November 02, 2016:
Good day sir/maam; I need your advice if possible.I am a seafarer usually under a manning agent here in philippines.But because Iam looking for a better salary i tried to apply direct to a yacht.My situation goes like this:The captain of the yacht i was applied was asking if they will hire me can i exit here in philippines going to france since the yacht was based in france.exiting here not as a seaman but when i arrived in france i will be working on the yacht as a seaman.Is it possible that i have only my passport and a schengen visa then i can enter to france already?looking forward your good advice and thank you.
chaniikam on August 22, 2016:
Do you know if I can re-hire my domestic helper to come back to HK under Name hire? she used to work for our family...
annetanio on March 01, 2016:
I have sponsor under the name of company in kuwait. They hire me as direct. When I was in poea to get a list of documents I need for my clearance to exit, they just told me that I need visa, working permit and original contract authenticated by polo in kuwait with official reciept. But when my sponsor stars processing my papers and went to polo in kuwait, they adviced him to get registered and need agency to process my papers as skilled worker. I dont understand, what is the use of direct hiring if we still need agency to assist me so I can work abroad? It doesnt make sense to me. I need help how to get a verified or authenticated contract from polo without hassle and not need agencies to assist us? Please teach us how? Will apreciate your advice. Thank you
gene on February 26, 2016:
hi im a direct hired from korea as nanny,
but my employer processed F1 visa for me instead of working visa..
the immigration did not allow me to fly because they ask me OEC,,
this morning i went to poea and told me that i should provide same requirements...
im just worried because i read a comment that the poea did not give her OEC because the employer should accredited to poea,,,what's the sense of direct hiring?..
i don't want to waste my money and effort :(
i started to get medical exam..
pls email me for the reply firstname.lastname@example.org
thank you soo much..
Leo Calimutan on February 24, 2016:
Mam, this is leo calimutan from iloilo city. I have a employer abroad and my working visa is under process in washington D.C because theirs no Philippine Embassy in Antigua and Barbuda. Do I need to undergo Medical Exam accredited by poea before departure? Please I need your help.
jean on January 27, 2016:
hi ,i ask Juan noel in London if the job order is active?I hire for direct .thanks
liezyl on January 13, 2016:
Hi good day. .just wanna ask that I have work in uk someone sponsor me to process my visa ... and also they will be one to get a tickket for me ...is their any documents that I need . ? Hope someone help me
jes on December 13, 2015:
Hello. Applicable po ba ito for "Direct hiring of FDH in Singapore"
ggf on December 09, 2015:
Good Day.. its true that direct hire in Dubai is no longer accept in POLO? because HR in my employer told me that. I want it to confirm this to you ... please i need you favorable answer my concern ...
ggf on December 07, 2015:
I have a offer letter and working Visa , it can approve in Philippine Embassy in Dubai and Verified my offer Letter with out my contract? what if the better way. So I can process this as soon as possible ...
Glenn A on December 07, 2015:
I was working before in Qatar, so my contract of my previews company is already finish. so I decide to go back here in Philippines. Before that one company hiring me a same position of my previews work. But base in Dubai, as a direct hire. But first I come home and waiting for my working Visa. But I don't have a contract . they told me if i reach to Dubai after i have my contract to process . I have a Visa and offer letter. So it possible that our Embassy in Dubai can verify my offer letter and approve this , so I can process this as soon as possible.
jingldc on October 03, 2015:
I just want to ask if u have an idea how to get an oec in manila poea. Im a performing artiste in singapore with a 6 mos contract. I dnt have a poea record coz i left as a tourist. I went to the phil embassy here bt they said i must apply that from manila. I have my orig contract and work pass ID here and i need to go bk for 5 days only this oct. Pls help coz i dnt want to spend my days at d poea.
rob on September 19, 2015:
Good day sir/ma'am i just want yo ask, how to get pdos online registration going to qatar?
Because when i get to online registration there's no qatat in the selection country.
I'm a direct hire from qatar i have my visa and employment contract. I hope you can advised me how to start to get pdos and medical. I really dont have idea what to do
maye anne on September 06, 2015:
This concern is for my husband, he is hired directly to work in Taiwan. His broker told him that he cannot be able to work there because he's registered late by our PSA (Philippine Statistic Authority). We had complied all the requirements, and we are even willing to pay for the necessary fees. How does it's true, regarding this matter? I just can't believe them because I know that they only have a hidden agenda, I think they just mislead us to back out for they have their own person to take the slot. I am aware that we don't need an agency neither a broker, if we are direct hire. But can you give us more information and guidelines about the qualifications and other concerns on how to ask a residence permit in Taiwan.
Karen Guingaban on July 16, 2015:
Good evening,could you please help me with this,when I applied for OEC last May of 2013, I paid my philhealth-Medicare,now, I wanted to pay for 2014 and I forgot that I don't even have card.could you please help me how to get a card.
Kk on July 16, 2015:
im a direct hire to UK, just want to ask how to have my contract verified by PoLo in UK? Who will send it to them, me or the employer?
To Ryan RN. Please answer I guess we have the same situation . Thanks a lot
mariateresa on July 08, 2015:
May i ask where does "outlet manager" (for singapore job) belong? professional or skilled worker? pls answer me, im confused... i am an Associate Graduate direct hired from SG.. THANKS a Lot..
eden consulta on July 02, 2015:
gud day im looking an employer that can be hire me, im have ten years experience in sales.
liz ino on June 16, 2015:
Hello! I really hope you could help me coz i am about to give up my job in China because i cant get an OEC.
I am also direct hired and have already my working visa. I went to POEA a month ago but they looked for an authenticated contract. Mine wasnt. The company in china who hired me went to the Phil Embassy there to have it authenticated. But, they advised that it should be notarized and that's only step 1. But, they cant have it done since the notary office wants my employer who resides in Canada have a personal appearance.
Now, I dont know what to do. Is there an agency that can help me get OEC? Or is it possible that my unauthenticated contract be accepted? Kindly give me advice. Thank you very much.
tracyG on May 25, 2015:
Hi I need advice po from those who have successfully processed a Direct Hire for a Professional (Telecom Engineer)
i have doubts with the contract - sabi nila kahit iauthenticate POLO pag dating sa POEA sa pinas pede madecline kasi may template daw. Ang authentication daw dito as Dubai ay hindi in parallel sa POEA with regards as format etc.,
(d daw yata maganda ang coordination ng dalawang gov;t agency??)
Rossel ombao on May 20, 2015:
Good day, ahm, may i ask some question please,. is there any of us here familiar with "GOOD HIRE"? This is located at 343 PRESTON STREET OTTAWA, ONTARIO K1S IN4 based on location attached to their email.... I am applying for a job for canada tru online, but they required me to pay for "JOB MATCHING" worth 69$ about 3,900 pesos.. then i want to make sure that this true because i want to pay it.. hope you can help me based on your experience please!!!!!!!
ricky cordova brigole on May 15, 2015:
For me good applicant no comment , thank you sana ganyan tayo mga filipino hindi lang pakitang tao .if qualifeid ,complet paper for The hiring position in poea and immigration no problem will successful applicant .
Ace on April 30, 2015:
Hi good day,
Can i use my medical certificate (the one i used from embassy visa stamping) for acquiring oec at poea? The clinic who issued my certificate is a GAMCA accredited and POEA accredited. Would that be possible?
Khjean Henecia on April 30, 2015:
Hell twentyfive, hru? I just wanna ask what are d reqrments for direct hiring to Jeddah, KSA? And how much is the processing fee to PEOA?,Pls I Need ur advise asap... Thank u ver much..
Angel on April 26, 2015:
A question and i need a further advice that may can help to work in abroad. Situation:
I was directly hired by my employer in south america. Since the company that hired was not able to be accredited again by the agency that they use before me. Therefore, i have my working visa, contract, and itinerary. To pass on Philippine Immigration in the Airport, i need OEC as one of the documents that i need to provide. I went to POEA to get this OEC. Sadly, POEA never gave me an OEC. Reason; my employer was not accredited by POEA anymore and POEA suggested to me that my employer should apply an accreditation to any agency so i can get my OEC. In this connection, what is the sense of direct hiring. Some employer doesn't want to work with Philippine Agency because some agency are really abusive. Please i need your advice. I lost a lot of money, time and effort about my situation. Please thanks.
Mary Ann lopez on April 16, 2015:
Good evening ma'am/sir.i am in taiwan now and this coming august is my finish contract.and then my employer wants me to come back but my problem is i have 1year left because i work here in taiwan for 11years already.is there any possible that they will give me or issue me a visa to work for 1year only.
GardoB on April 12, 2015:
where should I go for the authentication of my employment contract? I've only received the scanned copy of the contract from the employer the we've both signed and a copy of IPA from MOM in Singapore. Thank you
shin on April 09, 2015:
Hi maam. Im a call center agent i have a passport and im looking for a job in dubai do you have any suggestions? Website or company that i can submit my resume?
twentyfive (author) on April 07, 2015:
you don't need to pay anything if that was a real employer
DENNIS GALERIA on March 30, 2015:
apply agree follow the intruction
Teepee on March 18, 2015:
hi ms jenalyn and evryone! How true is this, need ba ng agency low and high skilled workers sa qatar kahit direct hire ka? What's the sense of being "direct hired" if u will undergo an agency??
Janice achame on March 16, 2015:
I want to be a agents to help many people want to have work in other country
ice on March 12, 2015:
Hi... just want to ask why it took so long for my exit clearance? 9th day today (9 working days) and still no update when it will be release...
Fidel B.Duellosa on January 20, 2015:
good morning,im an ofw skilled worker before as a distribution lineman.for now i am applying in the internet on direct hiring but still no response.i need your help for me to apply any direct hiring for uk,australia and canada as a distribution lineman.thank you very much hoping to hear you as soon as possible.ive been applying for almost two years now.
email@example.com on December 22, 2014:
Morning mam/sir may tanung lng po ako sana.san po ba manggagaling ang contract ko since wl po akong agency.hintay ko po sana ang sgot nio.maraming salamat po
firstname.lastname@example.org on December 17, 2014:
Good morning mam/sir.saan po ba kukuha ng employment contract ang employer ko since wl po ako agency.ito po ba ay galing ng MOM?salamat po sa pag response
stanley atienza - Qatar on December 17, 2014:
I am trying to hire 2 Filipinos, who is actually my friends and I directly recruited them. Unfortunately, POLO here in Qatar were requiring them to go through an agency in which I am confused since I recruited them directly. Is this a new policy that everyone has to have an agency coming out from Philippines?
email@example.com on December 16, 2014:
Mam i need help po.galing po ako ng singapore ngaun nsa pinas na po ako.may employer na po ako pero d n po sana ko daan ng agency.anu po ba ang kailangan ko para mkapasok uli aq ng singapore
bruce on December 03, 2014:
bakit ganun ang laki ng babayadan sa POLO office aalis kana lang mag hahanap buhay sa ibang bansa pahihirapan kapa bago umalis peperahan kapa.. anung klaseng gobyerno meron tayo
leejay on November 26, 2014:
My Question sir/maam.:direct hired po ako sa sister company namin sa china.my 2 years contract po ako kaylng po hanggang 1 year lang po yung pinatapos nila after ng 1 year working visa ko pinauwi napo ako/kami sa dahilan pong ayaw napo daw ng gov't china mag renew ng visa sa company namin dahil po daw binabawasan nila yung nagtatrabahong pilipino sa companing pinapasukan kopo sa china dahil narin po daw sa isyu ng spratlyst island before.pinauwi plang po ako last august 2014...tanong kopo makatarungan poba yung nangyari sa akin/sa amin?..sabi din po ng company namin wala po daw magagawa ang company namin dahil po it's a gov't issue po daw.salamat po.
Dubaiprob on November 13, 2014:
bakait kailanagn pa dumaan ng agency sa polo? Paano pa natin matatawag na direct hire kung dadaan pa ng agency? Sobrang laki ng hinihingi ng agency 5k aed. Around 50thousand sa peso. Paano dun sa hind masshoulder ng company at walang pambayad? Wag po sana natin perahan ang mga bagong bayani ng bansa. Hindi po naghahakot ng pera ang trabaho nila. Nagpapakahirap sila lumayo sa pamilya tapos yung iba mamemera lang.
tiko on November 05, 2014:
gud day po.. may tanong po ako.. nakasign na contract ma po ako pero matagal dumating ang visa at nabigay ko na yung passport sa agency.. anu po kailangan ko gawin para makuha ko ulit passport ko sa agency? tnx
tee_pee on October 30, 2014:
regarding the working visa, must it be authenticated (visa-stamped) by the embassy first before submitting it to POEA? like, should i bring my qatar working visa first to qatar embassy in makati before I go thru the whole POEA procedure?
merly dela cruz olivas on October 18, 2014:
gud day ma'am/sir I just want to ask if ok lng po b yung direct hired from singapore po..tpos dna po ddaan sa tesda,owwa at pdos?kc po dun nmn po dw kmi ngapply kea dun dn dw po kmi mgsign ng contract...actually po my employer n daw po aq..tumawag po kc cla.gmit ang number na +000 ngwworied po kc aq.iggrab ko po kea un?help me po pls..
candelaria, girl on October 08, 2014:
Im waiting for my visa and contract, im already waiting... ill ask if it is ok if my medical is photocopy because my original copy gives my employer in oman....
shiela on September 22, 2014:
I have problem about my agency..tapos na ako mg pdos fit to work sa medical.at naka sign contract na po ako. my visa na din ako..pano po yun kinancel ng agency ang visa ko daw kasi ng leanding ako sa ibang lending.kc my inuufor sila na lending nila na 8000 pesos tapps pag dating ng taiwan babayaran ko ng 80000 nt na.ano pp laban ko sa agncy
marie chel rosario on September 12, 2014:
good afternoon po...magkno po ang tamang babayaran sa agency pag babalik sa dating employer...?
Happy Birth from Las Piñas on September 04, 2014:
20five,naiinip na! tryhard to apply for locomotive field tech. i am also a direct hired like the others at riyadh and got passed the two interviews .!passed the medical exm. Vaccin i got signed contract have been waiting a month even if my joining date is A.S.A.P. i am STILL follow up like the agency also sad "STILL waiting for another job order" Until i decided to ask CEO employer & HR Manager who have both signed at my contract for that matter. And finally wonder that the agency have differrent alivi beetween us ,, for the reason why my sister husbond tHe HR manager and CEO have same answer trough their follow up '' We still have fully airlinebook and trying to book for another airlines.
marilyn on September 03, 2014:
good day po pinababalik po ako ng dati kong employer sa saudi ask k lng po sana kng pwede sa poea kna lng idaan ang proseso ng papers ko or kelangan pa ng agency.,,,
lucille on September 03, 2014:
hi mam sir...
goo day po mytanung lang po sana ako i was applied po sa agency 3 months ago all my document are there already ......but the process is very slow i alreadyhave my contract the visa is there my midical is done too but until now i don't know when i finally leave to riyadh again ........and im planning to back out....how much it coast po ba kong mg back out ako at gusto ko po makuha nalan g passport ko and mgkan po kaya mabayaran ko sa agency kong sakaling mg back out ako
please i want to know a soon as possible hope to hear back from you guys,,,,,,,,,, thanks
julito bohol on August 19, 2014:
Kindly update me for job vacancy for new Zealand please .....
Here's my email. Julitobohol715 @gmail.com
emerson vocal on August 18, 2014:
hello there i am emerson vocal from kuwait 20 visa but my employer said that he want me to transfer at 18visa so he will send me back to the philippines to process my papers he said he will send me the thru DHL the visa in the philippines and i have to process this one without using any agency ....is that possible???? and if that is possible what is the processing i need to do ?how and how much i need to spend for everything from papers to medical??? pls send me back yur answer because maybe this end of the month he will send me so pls. help me.... thank you all and more power to you/.....
Faith on August 17, 2014:
i am a skilled worker, direct hire going to kuwait, agency process my documents here in philippines, i got my valid visa, employment contract, medical clearance and PDOS , my agency process all the required documents and filed up to POEA, it took almost a week already in POEA, how long it takes to be approved by POEA? my visa will expire this august 30,2014.
Theresa Jequinto on August 11, 2014:
Hi mom sir good day! I have a cousin she will come here in Bahrain she already a visa and she will process her papers in agency but I'm worry because her medical is 2 weeks expire and she need to give that to agency. It's ok to give that medical even 2 weeks expire or she need to take a medical again. Thank you and god bless
Clinique on August 06, 2014:
Hi twentyfive, i resigned from work 2months ago from an institution to which i've been employed for 5 years,but then my back up plans didn't really work out so i contacted my previous employer and applied for reinstatement which they gladly accept and started processing. They said they will make pass for the 2 months that i'm away as an unpaid leave. My question is, since it's just 2 months and it's with the same employer, do i still have to undergo PDOS and medicals if i get reinstated?
sapphire on July 20, 2014:
Good day to all!I'm also a direct hire from dubai.. so the first step I did was go to poea. Poea told me tat they need my contract to verify by polo dubai. So my employer go in polo but unfortunately polo said tat I need to use agency coz direct hire is not allowed now in Philippines. I'm wondered y poea don't know this issue.. and my employer needs to pay 4500 dhms for everything.. my question is how many days does the agency will process my papers?
leonardo payumo on July 14, 2014:
my emloyer send me visa go to bahrain , at pasado po ako sa medical,okey lang po ba na scan yung copy, dahil email lng nila sakin,kaylagan pa po ba yung copy ng contrata, at magkano po yung babayaran sa POEA ,salamat po
Reny telmoso malazarte on July 09, 2014:
god day sir & mom,, aim reny malazarte aim ready to work in canada aim enterested,, aim here in reyadh saudi arabia,, my work is tile setter,, pless helf mi,, my company in reyadh no god,, iaim go home in company this coming october,, pless gi mi a work,,,, thank u so much,, godbless
purple cherry on July 03, 2014:
@Batch85 : thanks for the GAMCA info. How long and how much did you spend for the medical process? Thanks!
twentyfive (author) on June 25, 2014:
You should verify 2 things in POEA first before you decide if the job abroad is legit:
1. Verify if that job has a valid Job Order
2. Verify if the agency in POEA is accredited and its licensed is not yet expired
Verification can be done via phone call or online at the POEA website.
yahiko on June 24, 2014:
The agency is the one asking for the processing fee STELLA TRAVEL SERVICES then i told my employer he said pay 340 gbp and he will pay the rest..im so confused.
twentyfive (author) on June 24, 2014:
Yeah sounds like scam coz if they are legit and real, they won't ask you money. They will process everything if they really want and need you
yahiko on June 24, 2014:
Please help me...i was hired as aprivate duty nurse in UK...My employer told me that he will provide the 50-60% of 850 GBP for the processing of documents there so the price will be 340 GBP..he introduced me to an agency to processed my documents and will be forwarded to the embassy here..is this a scam? Though i applied online..or its the way it goes? Thanks
Raymark on June 24, 2014:
How to apply? I have a complete requirements tnx
Batch85 on June 21, 2014:
Advice to all direct hire or name hire. As my personal experience this month of June 2014, you can have your Medical Clinic Referral direct from GAMCA in their office at Arkansas cor. J Bocobo St . Just prepare 2 photocopy of passport for GAMCA and for the Medical Clinic.
Batch85 on June 20, 2014:
Good day, twentyfive
I received a direct hire job offer from Qatar. I passed the online interview, we both affixed our signature on the contract and they send me work visa.
When I process my documents at the POEA, it was found that the company still have valid agency accreditation until July 2015 and according to the POEA the agency should process my documents.
However, the agency also could not process my documents because the company job order was already expired.
And the bad news, the company have no more intension to re-new the JOB Order on the agency.
Now, I’m nowhere to go.
Kindly give me assistance to my situation.
mike on June 12, 2014:
Hi po pls answer my question?
R9 on June 10, 2014:
i already have my working visa it was process by my employer, i already signed a contract, now i already have my medical, but the POEA requires me to give a document to my employer to sign, a document that state an additional benefits, my employer did not signed, because we already have a contract between me and my employer, what should i do, because my employer doesn't want to sign.
rosariopasoot on June 08, 2014:
Hi good afternoon,ask ko Lang po kung ok Lang na scanned copy Yung visa at contract ko na dadalhin ko Sa poea..direct hire po ako Sa Oman at ok Lang po na na mag take n ako mg medical bago pumunta Sa poea
benjie quiamco on May 26, 2014:
hi twentyfive, i want to know if the poea is also updated with new rules in polo all over the world, I'm currently working here in Abu Dhabi and i was employed here as direct hire, i did not go any agency same with my brother in law, last year my employer also give working visa but this recent days i want to take also my other relative i was surprise that we need to go to agency,and they show me the new rules which is last september 1,2013 my question is that why the poea don't know this new rules this is 9 month already from the implementation so that we were aware on this, 2nd labor department in the Philippines,polo,poea don't have the same rules when it comes to employment abroad,I always in poea website if there is new memorandum publish on its site but i did not see any memo that direct hire is not allowed in u.a.e its make me disappointed because i can no longer help my relatives my employer don't want to shoulder the agency expenses worth 5000 plus Dirham thank you.
Nehemiah B Sagun on May 22, 2014:
toto po ba ang direct hiring ng taiwan for factory workers..?may hiring kasi dito s mindanao..
April on May 20, 2014:
how many days evaluation process from your agency POEA to get the Certificate? after all the requirements done?
nelson on May 10, 2014:
i am an Education graduate and a SMAW NCII tesda,and i am now still looking for a job overseas or in local..thnks godbless
mitch on May 04, 2014:
good day, my employer already give my visa and contract to kuwait agency last april 24, according to my employer the agency will call to do proces my paper here in philippines, want to ask how many days more should i w8 for they call to start the process because my visa will expired on june 12, thank you,
Maxima Tindugan on April 23, 2014:
Good morning po my name is Maxima Tindugan i am from Bohol i just want to know how long to wait my clearance certificate from DOLE so that i can get my oec going to Tokyo Japan i really need it this month before my sister end her contract for her employer. I hope the department of Labor understand my situation i was there in Japan as tourist just to introduce my sister employer so that i can work there legally . My sister spend a lot of money for this i was so worried because might be her employer will change his mind to get other maid
alen alivio on April 10, 2014:
hello. I already have my temporary working visa as a live-in caregiver for canada. I am now for pdos. I would like to know the requirements for me to bring.
alen on April 10, 2014:
hello, meron na po ako visa for canada as a live-in caregiver. Nabasa ko sa mga post na kelangan pa i-aunthenticate ang cotnract sa POLO. Applicable pa po ba ito until now?Meaning, bago ako pumunta sa POEA to register at mag attend ng PDOS. I still have to wait for the authenticated contract from Canada?