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OFW Advisories 2012


Balik-manggagawa OEC processing
Balik-manggagawa or workers returning to the same employer may now process their Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) at  SM Manila,  Global Pinoy Center, 5th Floor from 10am to 6pm daily.  read more

POEA advises recruitment agencies to make sure documents of OFWs are in order
All officers and employees of recruitment and placement agencies should ensure that their hired workers are given the opportunity to read, understand and sign their respective employment contracts. They shouild also give the workers their travel and employment papers one week before their deployment to give them ample time to rectify, amend, or adjust any discrepancies in their documents.  

Authentication of documents of OFWs bound for Palau, Micronesia, and Marshall islands
With the closure of the Philippine Embassy in Koror, Palau on 31 July  2012, the jurisdiction over the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Marshall Islands has been transferred to DFA's  Office of Asian and Pacific Affairs (OAPA). OAPA will authenticate documents issued in/originating from Palau and Micronesia. The Philippine Honorary Consul based in Majuro will still authenticate documents issued/originating from the Marshall Islands. OFWs bound for Palau and Micronesia shall submit documents for authentication to the Authentication Division of the Office of Consular Affairs of the DFA.

POEA advises recruitment agencies to make sure documents of OFWs are in order
All oficers and employees of recruitment and placement agencies should ensure that their hired workers are given the opportunity to read, understand and sign their respective employment contracts. They shouild also give the workers their travel and employment papers one week before their deployment to give them ample time to rectify, amend, or adjust any discrepancies in their documents.  

 

Not much demand for Filipino nurses in UK
The POEA said the United Kingdom is not actively hiring Filipino nurses as it warned jobseekers to be wary of supposed vacancies advertised through social media channels. READ MORE

DFA passport office at POEA building moving out
The DFA Passport Extension Office at POEA building is moving  to its new location at the Kabayan Lingkod Center, Level 1, West Lane, Robinsons Galleria, Edsa corner Ortigas Avenues, Quezon City, and will be formally opened to the public on September 24, 2012. The last day of its operation at POEA will be on Friday, September 14, 2012. Please call 737-1000 or log-on to www.passport.com.ph for appointment schedule.

lsrael visa advisory
The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs now requires a minimum of three years passport validity for Filipino nationals applying as caregivers in the said country. Applicants for work visa whose passports are below the required validity period are advised to renew their passports before filing their application.

Ban on deployment  to three countries lifted
The POEA Governing Board has issued three resolutions lifting the ban on deployment to Nigeria, Libya and South Sudan and instructed
the POEA to resume processing of documents of OFWs bound to the said countries.

Balik-manggagawa processing soon at Duty Free Phils
Returning Filipino workers may soon have their exit clearance processed while shopping at Duty Free Philippines in Paranaque City.
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OFWs need work permit to enter Egypt 
The Egyptian Passports, Emigration and Nationality Administration Office has required foreigners, including Filipinos,  to secure proper working permits or visas and not tourist or entry visas . . .
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South Korea amends policy on rehiring of foreign workers 

The Korean Parliament reduced the waiting period of foreign workers who wish to return to South Korea after finishing their contracts. It also exempted them from taking another Korean language proficiency test or employment training READ MORE

POEA bans deployment to Iraq, allows return of OFWs to Yemen

The POEA Governing Board re-imposes total ban on deployment of OFWs to Iraq, except in the Kurdistan Region, in view of the expected surge of terrorism and violence following the withdrawal of U.S. military forces last December 2011. GBR NO, 3-2012. The Governing Board also issued a resolution allowing the redeployment of returning workers to Yemen, subject to proof of existing employment as determined by POEA. GBR NO, 2-2012




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