Verification of Individual Employment Contract for Domestic Workers Workers (Balik-Manggagawa)
Procedure Requirements
1.     Submit a complete set of requirements to the POLO-WDC by sending original copies at:


POLO-WDC Mailing Address:

Philippine Overseas Labor Office

Embassy of the Philippines

1617 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington DC, USA 20036


Please take note that the Philippine Embassy’s state is the District of Columbia (DC) and NOT WASHINGTON (WA).


2.     Upon receipt of the documents, the POLO-WDC will check the completeness of the documents.


We aim to complete the process within five working days, however, this is subject to completeness of documents submitted.


3.     Verification Fee to be made payable to “Labor Office” or “Office of the Labor Attache” in the amount of US$10.00 via:

FOR US: US Postal Money Order

FOR ISLANDS: US Bank Draft for island banks with a US Bank Counterpart


4.     POLO verified IECs will be released through courier either to the foreign employer or to the worker. POLO-WDC is currently using the services of FedEx.


If the employer has a FedEx account, prepare an electronic FedEx shipping form, sample:


Sender: Name of the FedEx account holder

(Do not put POLO-WDC as the sender)

Address: The Philippine Embassy

1617 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington DC, USA 20036


If the employer has no FedEx account, please go to the FedEx website, determine the cost by typing the Philippine embassy address as the shipping address and the employee or PRA’s address as the recipient. Then make payment payable to “FedEx” via:

FOR US: US Postal Money Order

FOR ISLANDS: US Bank Draft for island banks with a US Bank Counterpart


We will not accept shipping labels acquired/prepaid directly from FedEx stores using the old FedEx hand-written form.

Please provide us information on where to send the documents: Name of worker/ Representative/Company, Complete address with zip code, and contact number.

5.     The worker will file the POLO verified IEC with the POEA for final processing and issuance of an Overseas Employment Certificate. (Please see the process on how to obtain an OEC.)


For any concerns regarding this process, send an email to


1.     For US: US Domestic Contract required by the US Department of State

For Islands: Individual Employment Contract for Domestic Workers – signed on all pages by the principal or his/her authorized representative and notarized


2.     For US: appropriate work permit

For Islands: work permit


3.     Data page of worker’s passport


4.     Affidavit of Employer on COVID-19 – notarized


5.     Copy of Valid ID of Employer


6.     Employers Information Card


7.     Employee Information Card


8.     Proof establishing employment with current employer such as current certificate of employment, etc.