Republic of the Philippines
Republic of the Philippines
1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Australia

POLO ADVISORY 03, Series of 2020

/ overseas labor office

(Name Hire/Direct Hire)


In light of efforts to standardize the implementation of the provisions under Section 27 of DOLE Administrative Order no. 168, series of 2013 otherwise known as Manual of Operations, Policies and Guidelines for the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) pursuant to the provisions of R.A No. 8042 (Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995), as amended by R.A No. 10022, starting February 1, 2020, below are the requirements for verification of employment documents under Name Hire/Direct Hire for Filipinos who are still in the Philippines and will start to work in Australia, Nauru, Vanuatu, Tuvalu and New Caledonia:

  1. Original copy of employment contract with the signed addendum attached as Annex A, signed on all pages by the employer and the worker

  2. Hard copy/printed copy of the worker's passport

  3. Hard copy/printed copy of the worker's visa

  4. Hard copy/printed copy of company's business registration/license

  5. Hard copy/printed copy of employer’s passport or driver's license

  6. Hard copy/printed copy of company certification/declaration signed by authorized signatory of the company using their letterhead that they have not hired more than 5 Filipino workers processed under Name Hire in POEA and that the company has not partnered with Philippine Recruitment agency to process the deployment of their workers.

Verification Fee: AU$54.00 Payable to POLO-Philippine Embassy through Australian Money Order or Bank Draft

Please send the original requirements, Money Order and a pre-paid self-addressed return envelope through mail/courier to this address:

Philippine Embassy-POLO, 1 Moonah Place Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Australia

The POLO Endorsement Letter for the exemption in the ban for direct hiring along with the verified employment documents need to be sent to the worker in the Philippines for submission to POEA evaluation and processing of Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) after satisfactorily complying all the requirements set by the POEA evaluator/processor. The OEC issued will be presented by the worker to the Immigration Officer before exiting the Philippines to work abroad.

For workers who are bound to work in New Zealand, Marshal Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Cook Island, French Polynesia, and Niue kindly transact with POLO - Wellington through their
e-mail address:

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