A verified Employment Contract is a primary requirement when applying for Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC), an exit clearance required for Filipinos leaving the country to work abroad. Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the Czech Republic who wish to verify their Employment Contract refer to the Migrant Workers Office (MWO) in Berlin, Germany, for labor-related concerns and services. If you’re wondering how to secure this document, read on as we share how to process Individual Contract Verification in Prague, Czech Republic.
As of writing, there’s no designated MWO in the Czech Republic. This country is currently under the jurisdiction of MWO Berlin. So OFWs in the Czech Republic should verify their Employment Contract thru MWO Berlin, allowing the Labor Attaché to check if their contracts adhere to the prevailing laws, standards, and practices of the Philippines and the host country. Moreover, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) requires this document for OEC application. Therefore, we advise OFWs in the Czech Republic to verify their Employment Contract with MWO Berlin.
If you’re wondering if you should process Individual Contract Verification in Prague, Czech Republic, check if you meet any of the qualifications below:
- Filipino nationals without POEA records but working abroad or those who transferred job sites with a new employer
- Filipino workers registered with POEA but have changed their employers on-site.
- Filipino workers with potential employers and an employment visa approved by the Immigration Department
- Filipino nationals who legally migrated to a foreign country and converted from migrant status to a worker status (such as dependents, permanent residents, petitioned family members, spouse, or fiance visas)
- Filipino workers on a fixed-term contract (verify every renewal)
For OFWs who have previously secured a verified Employment Contract with their present employer, it’s no longer required to authenticate the renewed contracts. But they should present their old verified and renewed contracts when applying for the BM employment certificate, given they are still working for the same employer.
According to a Facebook post from MWO – Geneva, their office no longer covers the Czech Republic. Although there is a Philippine Embassy in the Czech Republic, the country doesn’t have a designated MWO. Instead, the jurisdiction over the Czech Republic is now under MWO Berlin, Germany. Thus, OFWs in the Czech Republic may refer to the following documentary requirements for Individual Contract Verification as per the Philippine Embassy in Berlin, Germany:
For Skilled Workers (including Nurses) hired via an Agency
- Recruitment Agreement – between the Philippine Agency and the principal (employer or placement agency)
- Jor Order – stating the positions, number of required workers, and salary per position.
- Copy of the principal/employer’s valid Commercial Registration or Business license – with business information and activities, number of years in operation, and current size/volume of the labor force (provide copies of local and English translation)
- Master Employment Contract – signed on all pages by the principal’s authorized signatory
- Copy of National/Residence ID of the principal’s authorized signatory
- Passport copy of the Philippine agency owner
- Copy of worker’s Philippine passport (data page only with signature) – valid for at least six (6) months before the intended date of departure
- Copy of valid visa/existing work permit
Additional Requirements (if the principal is a placement agency representing the employer)
- Copy of the employer’s valid Commercial Registration or Business license (provide copies of local and English translations)
- Master Employment Contract – signed on all pages by the employer and authorized signatory of the placement agency (translated/written in English)
- Manpower Request from the employer
- Service Agreement – between the employer and placement agency
- Copy of National/Residence ID of the employer’s authorized signatory
Fees (per document)
For Individual Worker
- Contract Verification Fee – EUR 9.00
- Recruitment Agreement – EUR 9.00
- Job Order – EUR 9.00
- Master Employment Contract – EUR 9.00
Total: EUR 27.00
For Group of Workers
- Contract Verification Fee – EUR 27.00
- Recruitment Agreement – EUR 27.00
- Job Order – EUR 27.00
- Master Employment Contract – EUR 27.00
Total: EUR 81.00
How to Verify Employment Contract in Prague, Czech Republic
As stated, OFWs in the Czech Republic should refer to MWO Berlin, Germany, regarding labor-related services, such as Contract Verification. There are also two ways to verify Employment Contracts in Prague, Czech Republic. The first option is to request Contract Verification at MWO Berlin thru email/mail. Secondly, the Philippine Embassy in the Czech Republic conducts Consular Outreach Missions where they offer Contract Verification.
To verify an Employment Contract in Prague, Czech Republic, follow the steps below:
- The principal/worker should gather the complete documentary requirements.
- Combine the documents into one PDF file.
- Send the PDF file to MWO Berlin via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for pre-evaluation.
- The evaluator will check if the requirements are correct and complete.
- Next, MWO Berlin will instruct the principal/employer to send the original and one (1) photocopy of each documentary requirement via mail/courier to the following address:
- Philippine Migrant Workers Office (MWO)
- c/o Philippine Embassy in Berlin
- Luisenstraße 16, 10117 Berlin (Mitte)
- Telephone No. +49 (0) 30 864 9500 Local 301
- If the requirements are complete, MWO Berlin will advise the principal/worker to pay the applicable fees by transferring the payment to:
- Account Name: Embassy of the Philippines Berlin Philippine Overseas Labor Office
- Account No.: 701 1625110 00
- Swift Code: DEUTDEBB101
- IBAN: DE96 1007 0100 0162 5110 00
- Name of Bank: Deutsche Bank AG
- Address: Unter den Linden 13/15 10117 Berlin
- Note: Wait for MWO’s instruction before making the payment/deposit.
- Afterward, MWO Berlin will send the verified employment document via mail/courier to the recipient.
Via Consular Outreach Mission
- Visit the Facebook page of the Philippine Embassy in the Czech Republic.
- Inquire about the schedule and venue of the upcoming Consular Outreach Missions.
- Set an appointment for Contract Verification if necessary.
- Head to the venue of the Consular Outreach Mission.
- Submit the complete requirements.
- Pay the applicable fees.
- Then, collect the official receipt and wait for the issuance of the verified Employment Contract.
For inquiries, email MWO Berlin, Germany, at email@example.com.
To sum up, OFWs in the Czech Republic can verify their Employment Contracts with MWO Berlin by submitting the complete requirements thru email/mail. Furthermore, the Philippine Embassy in the Czech Republic conducts Consular Outreach Mission with MWO, so OFWs can conveniently verify their contracts on-site. That’s why OFWs should process Individual Contract Verification whenever they change their employer/job site and before vacationing in the Philippines.