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Documentary Requirements for Registration of Overseas Filipino Workers Hired by Employers who are Exempted from the Ban on Direct Hiring

Excerpt from https://laborlaw.ph/ban-on-direct-hiring-for-overseas-employment-101/11439/

Pursuant to Section 125 of 2016 Revised POEA Rules, the Direct-Hire OFWs hired by those employers exempted from the ban on direct hiring may be registered by the Administration upon submission of the following documents to the Direct Hire Assistance Division:

For Professional and Skilled Workers

  1. Verified/authenticated original employment contract signed on each page by the employer or the authorized representative containing terms and conditions which are over and above the POEA employment minimum standards with the company profile, business license/commercial registration of the employer;
  2. Passport valid at least six (6) months before the date of intended departure;
  3. Valid and appropriate visa or work permit;
  4. Certificate of medical fitness to work from a DOH-accredited medical clinic for OFWs;
  5. Proof of certificate of insurance coverage covering at least the benefits provided under Section 37-A of RA 8042 as amended;
  6. Notarized statement by the worker on how the employment was secured, attaching the photocopy of the employer's passport/ID and contact details;
  7. Certificate of attendance to the Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) and Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) conducted by OWWA. (Part VI[a], Ibid.)

Fees and Costs

1) Cost to the Employer

The following fees and costs shall be paid by the employer:

  1. Visa, including the stamping fee;
  2. Work permit and resident permit;
  3. Round trip airfare or offsetting benefits;
  4. Transportation from the airport to the jobsite;
  5. POEA processing fee;
  6. OWWA membership fee; and
  7. Insurance coverage. (Part VIII, Ibid.)

2) Cost to the Worker

The worker shall shoulder the following documentation costs for his/her overseas employment as well as his/her membership to social protection program of the government:

  1. Passport;
  2. NBI/Police Clearance;
  3. NSO authenticated birth certificate;
  4. Transcript of Records and diploma issued by the school, certified by CHED and authenticated by the DFA;
  5. Professional license issued by the PRC, authenticated by DFA;
  6. Certificate of competency issued by TESDA or other competent certifying body for the job applied for;
  7. DOH prescribed medical/health examination based on the host country Medical protocol; and
  8. Membership with Phil Health, Pag-lBIG Fund and Social Security System. (Part VII[b], Ibid.)

Kenya doesn’t have a designated POLO. The nearest POLO-OWWA offices are in Rabat, Morocco, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Contact Details

Philippine Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya

POLO-OWWA Rabat, Morocco