How to Avoid Illegal Recruitment



Do not apply at recruitment agencies not licensed by POEA.


Do not deal with licensed agencies without job orders.


Do not deal with any person who is not an authorized representative of a licensed agency.


Do not transact business outside the registered address of the agency. If recruitment is conducted in the province, check if the agency has a provincial recruitment authority.


Do not pay more than the allowed placement fee. It should be equivalent to one month salary, exclusive of documentation and processing costs.


Do not pay any placement fee unless you have a valid employment contract and an official receipt.


Do not be enticed by ads or brochures requiring you to reply to a Post Office (P.O.) Box, and to enclose payment for processing of papers.


Do not deal with training centers and travel agencies, which promise overseas employment.


Do not accept a tourist visa.


Do not deal with fixers.



SOURCE:


Tips to OFWs from WWW.POEA.GOV.PH


How to Avoid Illegal Recruitment




CHECK OUT THE CURRENT STATUS OR STANDING OF YOUR AGENCY:


Use the link to check the status of your chosen agency. After entering the link below, type the name of your agency and click Submit. This will automatically direct you to the status of your agent, if no results were found please contact the POEA just to be safe.


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