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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

TWO APPLICANTS FOR ABROAD WAS A VICTIM OF ILLEGAL RECRUITMENT OF THIS WOMAN


If you are applying as household service worker, such as domestic helper, family driver, family cook, etc. You don't have to pay placement fee. 
Seafarers or seaman are also exempted from paying placement fees. 
There is a list of countries that exempts workers from paying placement fees. US (H2B Visa), UK, Ireland, Norway, Netherlands, Japan, New Zealand at Canada (Manitoba, Saskachewan, Alberta and British Columbia)
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OFWs: Know The Basic Fees You Should Pay For When Applying For Jobs


If you don't fall into the exempted category, your agency might collect or might not. If there is a placement fee that should be collected from you it should not exceed the 1 month equivalent of your basic salary. There are still agencies that hire OFWs for Middle East that does not require placement fee. 

Pay only the placement fee once you have signed the contract, and ask for official receipt (OR). 


It is also very important to have the appropriate visa for the job you are applying for. Never allow the agency or foreign employer to give a visa different from the job being offered to you. There are many cases of OFWs specially in the Middle East where OFWs are promised with  jobs in hospitals, hotels, or restaurant but they ended up working as domestic worker. The visa on your passport can also serve as your protection, and it will help you enjoy the benefits of your profession. 

There are list of professions that gives you chance to bring your family with you, and your profession will be based on what is on your visa. 
READ HERE
LIST OF POEA DELISTED, SUSPENDED, AND CANCELLED LAND AND SEA-BASED RECRUITMENT AGENCIES
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