Submission of Letter of Intent
Employment agencies hiring domestic workers and intending to apply for accreditation with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) may submit Letter of Intent indicating the following:
- Profile of the agency (name, address, officers, MOM license number, number of years in operation and other important information about the agency);
- Terms and conditions of employment to be offered to domestic workers; and
- Plans and programs being undertaken/to be undertaken to uplift the condition and situation of domestic workers.
The Letter of Intent should be addressed to the following:
The Labor Attaché
Philippine Overseas Labor Office
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
20 Nassim Road, Singapore 258395
It may be sent via regular mail or email through [email protected].
Note: All applicants will be subject to interview and background check. Due to volume and rigid evaluation of applications, applicants should expect delays in receiving a reply to their application.
Accreditation of Employment Agencies
Pursuant to the Revised POEA Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Land-based Overseas Filipino Workers of 2016, employment agencies and employers hiring Filipino workers must apply for accreditation with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). All documentary requirements for accreditation shall be verified by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO).
Requirements for Verification
The following are the requirements for POLO verification of accreditation documents:
Under One Public Notary Certificate but with Notarial Seal on Each Document
- Recruitment Agreement (RA). This is an agreement between the Singapore employment agency and the POEA-licensed recruitment agency in the Philippines containing, among others, the responsibilities of the parties with respect to the employment of Filipino workers with the following attachments:
- Photocopy of any valid ID of the signatory for the Philippine recruitment agency; and
- Photocopy of any valid ID of the signatory for the employment agency/employer in Singapore.
- Special Power of Attorney (SPA). This is an undertaking executed by the employment agency in favor of the POEA-licensed recruitment agency in the Philippines authorizing the latter to recruit workers on behalf of the former;
- Job Order (JO). This should indicate the number of domestic workers required and the salary in US and Singapore Dollars;
- Standard Employment Contract (SEC) signed on all pages by the authorized representative of the employment agency;
- Undertaking by the employment agency to monitor the employment of overseas Filipino workers and to submit a report of significant incidents relative thereto;
- Undertaking by the employment agency to observe the terms and conditions of employment of domestic workers (click here to download the form);
Additional Documentary Requirements (Notarization not required)
- Photocopy of the POEA license of the Philippine recruitment agency;
- Photocopy of the commercial registration and business license of the employment agency in Singapore (e.g., ACRA/BizFile printout);
- Banker’s Guarantee of SG$5,000, which serves as demandable security deposit for breach of the terms and conditions on the recruitment of Filipino domestic workers; and
- Accomplished Application Form for Accreditation (click here to download the form).
Recruitment Agreement: S$51.00
Special Power of Attorney: S$17.00
Job Order: S$17.00
Note: Only cash payment is accepted.
Procedures for Verification
- Request for appointment with POLO through [email protected].
- Submit documents to Window 4 on the date and time of appointment.
- Make cash payment at Window 4 as advised. Note that payment will be collected only after evaluation of documents has been completed.
- Collect the verified documents from Window 15 on the date and time as advised.
For additional inquiries, please email [email protected].