Individual Contract Verification in MWO Geneva, Switzerland

Formerly known as POEA, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) requires Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to verify their Employment Contract for Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) issuance. It’s necessary for OFWs who don’t have POEA records and have changed their employers/job sites. Without a verified contract, OFWs can’t secure their OEC, an exit clearance required for Filipinos departing the country to work overseas. So read on as we share how to process Individual Contract Verification in MWO Geneva, Switzerland.

Through verifying the Employment Contract, the Labor Attaché can ensure OFWs’ contracts follow the current laws, standards, and practices of the Philippines and the host country. This document helps OFWs in protecting their welfare, rights, and benefits. Furthermore, it assures that OFWs are legally employed and staying abroad. Therefore, we encourage OFWs to process their Individual Contract Verification in MWO Geneva, Switzerland.

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If wondering who should apply for Individual Contract Verification in MWO Geneva, the worker should 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)

Moreover, OFWs no longer need to authenticate their renewed contracts if they previously obtained a verified Employment Contract with their present employer. However, OFWs should still work for the same employer and present their old verified and renewed contracts during the BM employment certificate application.


For OFWs qualified to verify their contracts, here are the following documentary requirements for Individual Contract Verification in MWO Geneva, Switzerland (prepare two (2) copies of each document):

  • Recruitment Agreement between the Philippine Recruitment Agency (PRA) and principal/employer
  • Special Power of Attorney
  • Job Order addressed to PRA – indicating the number of required positions and their average salary.
  • Master Employment Contract – signed on all pages by the FRA and employer/direct employer
  • Valid POEA License of Philippine Recruitment Agency (PRA)
  • Valid ID of PRA representative (representing the principal/employer
  • Business License and Commercial Registration – provide a notarized English translation if the document isn’t in English
  • Valid ID of the Direct employer and employer/FRA authorized signatory
  • Provide Authority by Board/Company (if the authorized signatory)
  • Contingency Plan
  • Sworn Undertaking
  • Location and photos of the facilities and accommodation
  • 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/work permit
  • Recent payslips of workers

Additional Requirements for Foreign Recruitment Agency (FRA)

  • Manpower Request (Direct employer to FRA) – indicating the number of required positions and their average salary.
  • Service Agreement (Direct employer and FRA)
  • License front the Host Country to operate as an Employment Agency

Additional Requirement for New Principal/Employer

  • Employer Profile – indicating business activities, number of years operational, and volume of the labor force)

Remember, the documentary requirements may change without prior notice. Also, there’s limited information regarding Contract Verification in MWO Geneva, Switzerland. Therefore, we advise OFWs to inquire at MWO Geneva about the latest requirements.


Apart from that, OFWs should pay the following applicable fees:

  • Contract Verification fee – CHF 30.00
  • OWWA Membership fee – US$25 converted to local currency based on the foreign exchange rate (if OWWA membership is expiring or expired)

How to Verify Employment Contract in MWO Geneva, Switzerland

OFWs in Switzerland have two options to verify their Employment Contract, thru email/mail and Consular Outreach Mission processed by MWO Geneva. Their office is at the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Geneva, not in the Philippine Embassy. To verify Employment Contract in MWO Geneva, Switzerland, follow the steps below:

Via Email/Mail

  1. Secure the complete requirements.
  2. Merge the documentary requirements into one PDF file.
  3. Send the documents to MWO Geneva via email at for pre-evaluation. (MWO Geneva will notify you if the evaluation is complete.)
  4. Once evaluated, prepare the original and one (1) photocopy of each document for Contract Verification.
  5. Send the complete documents to MWO Geneva at:
    • Migrant Workers Office (MWO) Geneva
    • 14 Allee David-Morse, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
  6. Pay the Contract Verification fee to:
    • Name: POLO UBS
    • IBAN: CH16 0027 9279 1680 8403B
    • (Note: Confirm with MWO Geneva before paying)
  7. If the requirements are incomplete, MWO Geneva will return the documents and the fees. Also, an MWO staff will email or call you for more details.
  8. Then, MWO Geneva will email you confirming they have verified your documents and are ready for pick up.

Via Consular Outreach Mission

  1. Visit the Facebook page of the Philippine Embassy in Switzerland and MWO Geneva.
  2. Inquire about the upcoming schedule and venue of the Consular Outreach Mission.
  3. Set an appointment for Contract Verification if applicable.
  4. Go to the designated venue of the Consular Outreach Mission.
  5. Submit your requirements for verification.
  6. Pay the applicable fees.
  7. Then, collect your official receipt and wait for the issuance of your verified Employment Contract.

But due to the limited information about Individual Contract Verification in Switzerland, OFWs should contact MWO Geneva to inquire about the latest process.


Please take note of the following reminders when applying for Individual Contract Verification in MWO Geneva, Switzerland:

  • OFWs in Switzerland can only verify their Employment Contracts at MWO Geneva. So OFWs should secure their verified Employment Contracts before returning to the Philippines for vacation.
  • MWO Geneva will not verify the Employment Contracts of OFWs with incomplete documents.
  • Considering the limited information regarding Contract Verification, OFWs should contact MWO Geneva to inquire about the latest process, requirements, and fees.
  • All clients visiting PCG or MWO Geneva should dress appropriately. The security personnel may forbid clients from entering the premises if they wear strictly prohibited outfits, such as sando, strapless, spaghetti-strap blouses, tank tops, skimpy skirts, shorts, leggings, and slippers.
  • For more details on Contract Verification, OFWs in Switzerland may contact the following:
  • Philippine Embassy in Switzerland’s Facebook page
  • Philippine Consulate General in Geneva’s Facebook page
  • MWO Geneva, Switzerland Facebook page
  • Email:
  • MWO Geneva Hotline: +41 79 935 6280
  • Migrant Workers Office website:


All in all, OFWs should verify their Employment Contract for their safety and benefits. This document also gives them access to the benefits MWOs and their partners provide. Additionally, it’s a requirement for OEC application, which OFWs should secure and present to the immigration, so they can leave the country and work abroad. Thus, OFWs should prioritize processing Individual Contract Verification in MWO Geneva, Switzerland, whenever needed.

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