Friday, August 19, 2022

Direct Hire OFW Travel Document Processing to UAE

All Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Requirements Processing, updated as of July 2022


"Perhaps the hardest part of finding your courage is remembering how you lost it in the first place." 

For online submission of the direct hire documents, please follow this step-by-step instruction and check this POEA Online Services link 

Back to corporate world after almost two years of solitude wandering (career break) in Latin America (2020-2021) and my Homeland (2021-2022) #livealifeyouwillremember 

Coming from the Philippines, I applied online for an Engineering position with one-shot bloody panel interview (I think the hardest I have so obviously I don't expect to pass). Luckily and surprisingly, the employer emailed me for some documents needed to submit and congratulate that I passed the position I'm applying for. Deployment requirements depend on the country of destination and job position. Ask also the Department of Migrant Workers for the latest update at landbasedpoeadirecthire@dmw.gov.ph under POEA Memorandum Circular No. 08 series of 2018 (Direct Hire Guidelines).

Main Requirements of UAE Employer:
2. National Police Clearance / Certificate of Good Moral Character
4. Other documents listed in provided pre-employment checklist such as passport copy and photo, etc.

Main Requirements of Department of Migrant Workers (Memo Circular No. 08 page 3-4):
1. Authenticated Contract from POLO (from employer) with POLO Endorsement Letter
2. Work Visa / permit (from employer) 
3. Insurance coverage certificate (from employer)
4. Passport with 6 months validity (from OFW) 
6. Notarized statement how did you find the job (from OFW) 
7. Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) Certificate (from DMW / OFW) 

Main Requirements of NAIA Immigration for OFW bound to UAE:
1. Work Visa / permit 
2. Attested Work Contract 
3. PDOS Certificate 

Pre-Employment Requirements Total Expenses: PHP 12,179

Direct Hire OFW Travel Document Processing to UAE

MY JOURNEY AS A DIRECT-HIRE ENGINEER BOUND TO UAE

June 23, 2022 Thu - contract finalized with employer, pre-employment checklist provided. Sent request for Certificate of True Copy of my TOR / Diploma to the State University where I graduated (take time).

June 30, 2022 Thu - submitted whatever available I have in pre-employment checklist, pending is the Medical Exam result, National Police Clearance and UAE Embassy Attested Education Certificate.

July 07, 2022 Thu - 2nd email update sent to employer for National Police Clearance (6 months validity).

July 14, 2022 Thu - 3rd email update sent to employer for Medical Exam Result (fit to work) (3 months validity). Claimed TOR / Diploma CTC after almost 3 weeks of payment. Then, I went to DFA Consular Office in Cubao for Apostille requirement.

July 18, 2022 Wed - I received an email from Employer that they applied for my work permit already.

July 19, 2022 Tue - asked for 10am scheduled released of my Apostille (bring photocopy of any valid ID), then went to VFS Global in Makati for UAE Embassy Attestation for PHP 6,004 (5,500 for UAE Embassy, 504 for VFS Service charge, courier fee included). To be delivered at home address within 10 working days. 

July 23, 2022 Sat - received my UAE Embassy Attested Education Certificate via LBC courier

National Police Clearance, 6 months validity (July 2022)

Pre-Employment Medical Exam, 3 months validity (July 2022)

TOR / Diploma CTC in Sealed Envelope as required for State University Graduate

State University for TOR / Diploma 2022

DFA Authentication / Apostille for TOR / Diploma CTC 2022

UAE Embassy attested Education Certificate 2022

UAE Embassy attested Education Certificate 2022

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