questions about the working visa process for Filipinos

Hello,

I'm from the Philippines and have recently accepted an offer to work in POM.

I was informed that the employer has now applied for the work permit. As read in some posts here, it takes a month or 2 to process this. Though, I'm not sure if this is still the case now? Would be nice if someone who has recently applied for this could share their experience on this too. Thank you.

However, my questions for the Kabayans are about the visa process. (I apologize in advance for the many questions)

Normally, what are the requirements to be submitted in order to start the visa process? -- Work permit? Medical exam results? Passport? What else?

Will the approved work permit be sent to the embassy directly?

Will the applicant be the one who submits personally the documents at the embassy?

How long does it usually take to have the visa stamp these days? Is the applicant the only one who can collect the stamped passport, or can anyone collect it with an authorization letter?


The reason why I'm asking for your advice, is that I'm not from Manila. I'm trying to avoid incurring further costs of flying to and fro, and housing expenses as well. I will be flying to Manila for the medical exam and was wondering if I should stay there until the visa stamp is ready. Please also advise if there are other documents I need to prepare (to make my time in Manila worthwhile) that should be needed in the visa processing.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this and for your valuable advice :)

-Anne

Hi Anne. I've also accepted an offer from POM. They're now working on the work permit and I've done the pre-employment physical. They've asked me to start securing a red ribbon for my birth certificate, cenomar and nbi. It's been more than a month since they started processing my work permit. My future employer has advised me to stay on my current job in the meantime so as not to incur any income loss

Thank you DocB for your reply.

I've started securing those three docs for the red ribbon too. Is the pre-employment physical exam different from the medical exam required for the visa, the one which should be done in one of their list of accredited hospitals?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this.

Regards,
Anne

Hi Anne,

Hope you don’t mind if i butted in. I do have some questions as well, i have a friend who’s working in PNG, she happens to have a friend who owns a company and who’s looking for an accountant. Unfortunately, the company hasnt had the slightest idea in hiring a Filipinos for they hired Chinese. With this, she’s asking my friend with the process. May i ask what will be the triggered point!? is it working permit!? is the company will apply it for you!? Apologies if i have so many questions.

Thank you so much

-Leslie

Tabasalc :

Hi Anne,

Hope you don’t mind if i butted in. I do have some questions as well, i have a friend who’s working in PNG, she happens to have a friend who owns a company and who’s looking for an accountant. Unfortunately, the company hasnt had the slightest idea in hiring a Filipinos for they hired Chinese. With this, she’s asking my friend with the process. May i ask what will be the triggered point!? is it working permit!? is the company will apply it for you!? Apologies if i have so many questions.

Thank you so much

-Leslie

Hello Leslie,

Apologies for the late reply. Merry Christmas!

Um, I’m sorry I’m also not familiar with the hiring process in PNG, but from what I know, it’s the employer who applies for the work permit. As to the requirements, I think it depends on the position the applicant is applying? Hmm.. what I submitted to the employer are the signed employment contract, signed application for the work permit, notarized diploma, passport copy, pictures, and my resume. I’m not sure if all these docs are required for the application of the work permit, as I think some of these were for the authentication at the Philippine embassy in PNG.

Sorry, I’m not much of a help. I suggest your friend check with the Labor department of PNG and also the Philippine embassy there to be sure :)

Good luck!

-Anne

Hello, can you please advise if the employer is applying for your work permit and who in Manilla will guide you through the POEA / OEC process?

Trish_B :

Hello, can you please advise if the employer is applying for your work permit and who in Manilla will guide you through the POEA / OEC process?

Hi! Yes, it's the employer who applied for my work permit and they hired an agency in Manila to process the poea/owwa requirements. :)

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