Philippine Embassy, Caritas Au Pair Center, and Norwegian Directorate of Immigration hold online briefing for Filipino au pairs in Norway

Philippine Embassy, Caritas Au Pair Center, and Norwegian Directorate of Immigration holds online briefing for Filipino au pairs in Norway

(above) Lara Isabel Tudurí Berg from Caritas Au Pair Center, Inge Daniel Home from UDI, Christiansen Cabahug and Josel Mostajo from the Embassy; (below) Hind Dakhil from UDI, Albee Blasquez and Erwin Navarro from Caritas Au Pair Center (Screenshot taken from the Caritas Au Pair Center Facebook page)

18 March 2021 – The Philippine Embassy, together with the Caritas Au Pair Center in Norway and the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), conducted a timely online briefing for Filipino au pairs in Norway. With majority of au pairs being Filipino women, the briefing is included in the Embassy’s lineup of activities to celebrate the National Women’s Month this March.

During the online briefing, the Embassy discussed its services for Filipino au pairs in Norway, including the attestation of au pair contracts and emergency assistance through the Embassy’s Assistance-to-Nationals section.

Resource persons from the Caritas Au Pair Center and the UDI presented their respective mandates and services affecting au pairs in Norway. The UDI explained that Filipinos who have been granted au pair permits, including those coming from the Philippines and from countries outside Norway, are still not allowed to enter Norway. The Caritas Au Pair Center clarified the rules on the computation of holiday pay, taxes, and changing of host families.

During the briefing, the Embassy mentioned that as of 18 March 2021, returning Filipino au pairs will not be allowed to enter the Philippines as announced in the NTF Memorandum Circular No. 5, series of 2021. The Embassy stressed, however, that the rules may change at any time. On 19 March 2021, a day after the briefing, and upon the issuance of NTF Memorandum Circular No. 6, s. 2021, the Embassy released an advisory stating that all Filipino citizens, whether returning Filipinos or overseas Filipino workers, will be allowed to enter the Philippines. (Refer to COVID-19 Public Advisory No. 54 posted on the Embassy website)

The online briefing may be viewed on the Caritas Au Pair Center Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/caritasaupair/videos End