POEA: No Placement Fees for Domestic Workers, Caregivers, Seafarers

No placement fees for Filipinos working abroad as domestic workers, caregivers and seafarers.

 This was the reminder of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to prospective overseas Filipino workers.

 In a post on his Twitter account, POEA head Hans Leo Cacdac also said there will be no payment of placement fees for OFWs bound for the United States (using H2B visa), Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands.

 On the other hand, placement fees are allowed for employment in other countries or territories, provided the fees are only for one month’s salary, are payable only after an employment contract is signed, and an appropriate official receipt specifying the purpose of the payment is issued

 Cacdac reminded OFWs to “deal only with a POEA-licensed recruiter (or) with a POEA-registered foreign employer.”

(Source: Joel Locsin/JDS, GMA News)

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