The minimum age for the deployment from the Philippines of female domestic workers is 23 years old, while the minimum compensation is US$400.00 or the minimum compensation for domestic workers in the host country, whichever is higher.


Verification of Individual Employment Contract for Landbased Domestic Workers (Agency Hire)
Procedure Requirements
1.     Verification of Individual Employment Contract/s (IEC) for domestic workers may be included in the accreditation process if there are identified Filipino workers already.


2.     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).


3.     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.


4.     The employer will pay the Verification Fee made payable to “Labor Office” or “Office of the Labor Attache”in the amount of US$10.00 per IEC via:

FR US: US Postal Money Order

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


5.     POLO verified IECs will be released through courier either to the FPA or to the PRA. POLO-WDC is currently using the services of FedEx.


If the FPA 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 FPA 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.

6.     The POLO verified EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT can be signed by the worker in the Philippines.


7.     The PRA will file the POLO verified IEC/s with the POEA for final processing and issuance of Overseas Employment Certification for initial deployment of a Filipino worker. (Please see the process on how to obtain an OEC.)


For any concerns regarding this process, send an email to

1.     [Template from PRA] IEC for Domestic Workers – signed on all pages by the principal or his/her authorized representative and notarized


2.     For Islands: temporary work permit, work permit


3.     Data page of worker’s passport


4.     Affidavit of Employer on COVID-19 – notarized


5.     PAOS Undertaking – notarized


6.     Copy of Official/Valid ID of Signatory


7.     Employers Information Card


8.     Employee Information Card


*If verification of IEC/s will be done after the accreditation process is done with the POEA, please attach a copy of POLO verified Job Order.