you are a foreign company or individual interested in hiring professionals
from the Philippines, you are generally required to conduct your recruitment
and hiring through recruitment agencies licensed by the Philippine government.
The Philippine government strictly enforces laws against illegal recruitment
performed by non-licensed agencies.
The Philippine government closely monitors and strictly regulates the
activities of companies engaged in the recruitment and deployment of
individuals for work abroad.
REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGN PRINCIPALS
There are different documentary requirements for foreign companies,
depending on where these companies are domiciled, but generally, the
following are required:
- Document verification with the Philippine Overseas
Labor Office (POLO) located in the Philippine embassy/consulate in
the country of the Principal. Principal needs to present the following
documents to POLO for verification.
- Company Profile and Incorporation Papers
- Sample Contract indicating position and wages (to
ensure that the wages do not fall below the legal requirement of State
or Home Country)
- Manpower Request
- Special Power of Attorney appointing SEAPCI as the
foreigh company's representative in the Philippines for its manpower
The fees of SEAPCI vary, depending on the number of workers required,
the length of time that workers will be processed, and the complexity
of the requirement. Generally, SEAPCI will ask questions about a number
of things before we quote our prices.