INVITATION TO CONSULT WITH THE PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS LABOR OFFICE DURING THE CONSULAR OUTREACH IN HELSINKI (6 TO 8 MARCH 2020)

INVITATION TO CONSULT WITH THE PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS LABOR OFFICE DURING THE CONSULAR OUTREACH IN HELSINKI (6 TO 8 MARCH 2020)

In conjunction with the Embassy's Consular Outreach Mission in Helsinki, Finland from 6 to 8 March 2020, the Embassy would like to announce that a team from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office – London will be present and available for consultations on overseas employment, as well as to render the following services for Filipinos in Finland:

  • Registration/verification of overseas employment contracts
  • Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) issuance for workers already in Finland who will take a vacation in the Philippines
  • OWWA membership enrollment and updating

Interested persons may visit the consular outreach anytime from 8 to 6 March 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to consult with the POLO-London team and will be entertained on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Note the requirements for Employment contract registration for holders of working visa applicable if: 

  • the employment contracts have not been registered with POEA or Polo London,
  • the employees/workers transferred employment from another country to Finland, or
  • the employment documents were previously registered with the POEA prior to coming to Finland, but later transferred to a new employer.

DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS (2 COPIES EACH)

  1. Employment contract, with signature of the worker and the employer,
  2. Photocopy of passport with at least six (6) months validity;
  3. Photocopy of both pages of biometric residence permit showing the NI number/work visa validity period that would cover the date of return to the job site,
  4. Photocopy of latest pay slip or company ID, and
  5. Affidavit of the worker stating the circumstance and timeline on hoe the employment was secured.

Please refer to the Embassy's announcement regarding all other consular services available during the outreach: https://www.philembassy.no/newsroom/consular-outreach-in-helsinki-finland-on-06-08-march-2020