Implementation of new registration system for EPS-Korea
The Online Application for 2018 EPS-Point System starts 3 January 2018. Application shall be submitted thru the POEA’s Online Registration Facility only, which can be accessed at https://eservices.poea.gov.ph. Applicants already registered with the old eRegistry system are required to sign-up again to create and update their profile.
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines has announced that effective January 1, 2018, the visa application fee for more than 90 days stay in Korea (not applicable for tourists) is increased from Php 2,700 to Php 3,000. EPS workers applying for E-9 visa are covered by the increased visa fee.
The Korean government has changed the criteria for issuing Certificate of Confirmation for Visa Issuance (CCVI) to foreign workers under its Employment Permit System (EPS) and consequently changed the qualification for application for EPS-Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK). HRD Korea Announcement
POEA warns OFWs on job offers from a third country
Filipino workers who are presently employed overseas should be more careful about accepting offers of employment in another country.
The POEA has received reports of Filipino household service workers (HSWs) in Hong Kong, Singapore and Cyprus who were lured into transferring to another country like Dubai, Mongolia, Turkey and Russia and who later found out the conditions of employment are not what one had in mind; or worse, the offered job is non-existent.