Do I need to pay any fee to apply for a job?

The Overseas Filipino Worker shall pay the following fees and costs:

  1. Documentation costs:
    1. Passport
    2. NBI/Police/Barangay Clearance
    3. NSO authenticated birth certificate
    4. Transcript of Records and diploma issued by the school, certified by the CHED and authenticated by the DFA
    5. Professional license issued by the PRC, authenticated by the DFA
    6. Certificate of Competency issued by TESDA or other competent certifying body for the job applied for; and
    7. DOH prescribed medical/health examination, based on the host country medical protocol.
  2. Membership with Philhealth, Pag-Ibig and the Social Security System. (Section 50)

Source: Revised POEA Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Landbased Overseas Filipino Workers of 2016, Rule V. Fees, Costs and Contributions, Section 50.