Direct Hire Travel Document Processing to Work in Kuwait

hands-on do-it-yourself adventure on immigration and POEA requirements

I. POEA DIRECT HIRE REQUIREMENTS

Direct or Name hires are Filipino workers who are able to secure an overseas employment opportunity with an employer without the assistance or participation of any agency. They may have been directly contacted by a foreign employer by referral or have directly applied to their company. Although your future employer would take care of your requirements (plane ticket, work visa, etc.), you must still have certain documents processed at POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration).
source: http://www.workabroad.ph/poea_guideline.php

The requirements are the following: (1) passport, (2) work visa or work permit, (3) employment contract verified or authenticated by the Philippine embassy or Philippine consulate in the country of your destination. You are also required to undergo a (4) medical examination by a DOH-accredited clinic or hospital and a (5) pre-departure orientation seminar (PDOS).

initial processing in POEA

sample authenticated document from DFA

new GAMCA office as of nov. 2011

NBI clearance for abroad

Fees and Costs (@1USD=PHP44);
POEA Processing Fee - US$100 or its peso equivalent = PHP4,400
OWWA membership fee - US$25 or its peso equivalent = PHP1,100
OWWA Medicare - Php900.00
TOTAL: PHP6,400 (this does not include other required documents such as medical exam fees, authentication fees, etc)


II. KUWAIT EMBASSY REQUIREMENTS

Kuwait embassy in the philippines is not alllowing any filipino's to process their visa on walk-in basis. Filipino's have to bring all the necessary documents to state of Kuwait via DHL. Requirements are as follows;
1. original and photocopy of passport
2. original and photocopy of work visa from employer or contract or no objection certificate
3. original and photocopy of medical certificate from GAMCA (GCC Approved Medical Centres’ Association)
4. original and photocopy of NBI clearance, authenticated by DFA
5. 1 pc. color 2x2 pic

DFA authentication list of requirements

inside PRC for certified true copy of board certificate

POEA route map

III. KUWAIT EMPLOYER REQUIREMENTS

This list of requirements are emailed and will also be sent via email as scanned copy. Take note the following (this depends on your employer and job category);
1. education / qualification / experience certifcates (authenticated by DFA and kuwait embassy)
2. marriage certificate (if married) and child birth certificate (if any)
3. clearance certificate from current employer

since i have limited amount of time to furnished everything due my work visa is effective only for 3 months and i just arrived back in the philippines over a month left before the expiry date, i divided this wonderful document journey into different set of posts to be more specific on its content;




23 comments:

  1. I was hired to work in Kuwait but due to personal problem I was not available to pursue so I cancel my application. The problem is the agency was process my papers but not yet signed any contract and plane ticket was not yet issued. My problem is my passport was hold of the agency because they told me I need to fee the processing fee of 15,000.00 not included the visa process. my Ask sir is 15thousand is the processing fee for kuwait? is this amount reasonable to fee in processing fee since I am the one who fee for my Medical. thank you please help me for this... thank you

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    1. @Nanie Valles;
      Nung nagwork ako sa KSA, nagbayad din ako ng processing fee pero kinonfirm ko yun dun sa coworker ko na nandun na. Kung wala k p kakilala s new work mo at kung s tingin mo legitimate license ng agency, i guess that amount is reasonable kasi halos same amount din nung s kin. Hope this helps :)

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  2. hi, ask lang usually how long will it take to process working visa/work permit for kuwait? thanks...

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    1. @Abegail; if complete requirements po then forwarded to local Kuwait embassy po usually maximum of 5 working days lang po delivered via DHL na.

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  3. gud day ask q lan po how many days an proces document s kuwait agency tru phil agency,

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  4. tnx po s reply, naisubmet n po ng employer q s kuwait un mga paper q visa at contract q last april 24, sb po nia twagan dw po me ng agency d2 s pilipinas. ilan days pa po b dpat q ipaghntay tnx po

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    1. @mitzi; ahh, depende sa employer mo yan. kung may separate work visa copy ka na pala (yung single piece na puro arabic) waiting you should not take long (around 2 weeks to a month siguro).

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  5. may pndala n nga po xa visa skn pero pnabalik po ng employer q s kuwait visa at contract kc ayaw po tangapn d2 agency un contract kc luma dw po un, so kumuha po employer q bgo contract s polo kuwait, expired po kc visa q june 12 ng worry lan po me n bka mg expired n un visa q.

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    1. @mitzi; ang hinihintay mo pala is re-issued Kuwait employer contract. Depende sa processing ng employer mo, I think it can reach the 12-Jun (God willing). Please take note that your agency and local Kuwait embassy will expedite the process should your re-issued contract arrived in critical date.

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  6. ah ganun po b, ok n nman po e nasa agency n dw po s kuwait un visa at contract w8 q n lan dw po d2 twagan me ng agency tnx po and godbles

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  7. good day po ulit gaano po b ktgal proces d2 local agency natn kc ngtawag po employer q n by monday o tuesday twagan n dw po me agency pero until nw nd pa po cla 2matawag, how long should i w8 pa if complete n po paper q s knla for medical tnx po

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    1. @mitzi; within this week tawag ka na, or next week week mangulit ka na. Document shipping problem na siguro yan.

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  8. Hi ask ko lang po if direct hire sa kuwait need parin daw kumuha ng local agency? pwede naman ako na lang mag ayus ng mga necessary papers and documents and medical.

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    1. @leemonyo; iche-check ng POEA yung company mo kung marami na ba sila nade-deploy na pinoy dun. Kung marami na at may job order ang position mo, ire-require ng POEA na dumaan ka sa agency via company mo. Kaya pumunta ka na agad sa POEA main at itanong mo 'tong case mo, depende kasi sa company at position applied for ang direct hire, IMHO. Thanks.

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  9. magandang araw po tanong ko lang po natanggap po ako sa oil and gas na worker thru lokal agency po dto sa atin gaano po bang katagal ang proseso bago maka alis tapos na po ako sa ph 1 ng medical at nkapagpasa na din po ng nbi (sa agency na po nagpa authenticate) .sabi po ng agency ay 2-3 months ang aantayin sa visa?

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    1. @Unknown; pls be reminded po na ang medical exam expiry is within 3mo lng po. Yup, may pagkatama po ang agency nyo pero i-remind mo sya n sana makuha mo visa mo bago mag expire medical mo. Medyo matagal n ngayon ang work visa processing s middle east.

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  10. Hi po, locak hired po ako for kuwait. Yung employer ko po wala dn idea panu proseso para mahire nila ko galing pinas.bago lng din po ksi yung cmpny. Kelangan ko pa po ba dumaan ng agecy? ska anu po mga keekanganin? tnx n advance po

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    1. @Unknown; the best way po for your safety is dumiretso po kayo sa POEA main office at itanong po ang process for direct hires for new company. Huwag ka dumaan sa agency, paniguradong peperahan ka lang.

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  11. Hi po ask q lng po qng ano po ang unang gagawin pupunta po b ng poea or mgpapamedical na bgo pumuntang poea direct hire po aq..at ano po b ang medical center na tlagang accredited ng poea..tnx po sa sagot godbless po

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    1. ang una mo pong gagawin ay pumunta ng POEA main office para i-check ang latest process for a direct-hire ofw. Andun din po sa POEA ang official list ng accredited clinics nila.

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  12. Nice knowledge gaining article. This post is really the best on this valuable topic. avio letovi

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