Getting on the Direct Hire Phase in POEA

hands-on do-it-yourself adventure on immigration and POEA requirements
november 24 to december 15, 2011
DFA red ribbon authentication process
visiting the new kuwait embassy in taguig city

continued...

main concern:
download first the list of requirements on the web before going to POEA office.

address:
Blas F. Ople Building, Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City
how to get there: just ride mrt line 3 then alight to ortigas station. afterwards, walk your way on estimated 500 meters distance to the bldg (pls see map).

POEA location map

fees:
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)

applicant accommodation:
daily basis (9-5pm and M-F).

requirements for skilled and Professional Workers:
1. Employment Contract
2. Valid visa/ entry/work permit/ no objection certificate (NOC), or equivalent document
3. Valid Passport
4. Valid Medical certificate from DOH-accredited medical clinic
5. One (1) piece 2 x 2 picture (for medical referral)
6. Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) certificate from POEA
7. Labor Market Opinion Confirmation - for Canada Bound Workers only
8. Labor condition application – for USA bound workers only.

what to do:
1. wear long pants and close shoes (shorts and sandals not allowed).
2. bring any valid ID.
3. just follow procedure at the backpage of the application form or just ask any POEA personnel present.

POEA direct-hire division waiting area


POEA direct-hire division waiting area

other concerns:
1. as per POEA Governing Board Resolution no. 4 (please see attached file), Foreign employers who are registered/accredited with private recruitment agencies are not allowed to directly hire workers. thus, check 1st to POEA database by walk-in to the direct-hire department if your company has their accredited recruitment agency.
2. foreign companies are allowed for direct-hire process only if they hire OFW of less than 11 employees. If it is more than already, they have to have their accredited agency at all costs.
3. no matter how will you try, accredited agency is the only allowed by POEA to process your travel docs. thus, you have to pay at most 1-month of your salary for the processing fee.

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