How to Verify Employment Contract in Abu Dhabi, UAE

OFWs who work in Abu Dhabi, UAE must have their employment contracts verified in order to obtain an OEC (Overseas Employment Certificate). OFWs can complete contract verification through POLO offices. Take note that the contract verification is applicable when the OFW has switched to a different employer or if they don’t have a POEA record yet.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you must always wear a face mask and use social distance when visiting the POLO Abu Dhabi, UAE office.

In this article, you’ll learn about the process and guidelines for obtaining an Employment Contract Verification in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Note: If you are based in Dubai, please follow this guide to Contract Verification in Dubai.

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Qualifications

  • Filipino workers that have changed jobs onsite and are registered with POEA.
  • Filipinos working in Abu Dhabi, UAE without a POEA record.
  • Filipino nationals who have been authorized for an employment visa by the Immigration Department.
  • Change of employer and/or name of employer for the first time in the UAE (for example, from a tourist or from another nation).
  • Household service workers (HSWs) (contract verification is every 2-year renewal for UAE citizen sponsor and every year for foreign national sponsor).
  • Others on a fixed-term contract (this needs contract verified every renewal).

Requirements

Individual Contract Verification for Domestic Workers

Documents Required for HSW:

  • MOHRE Contract, one (1) original copy and one (1) photocopy (with DW code 25 to 30 pages)
  • Original and photocopy of duly completed “Addendum to the UAE Domestic Worker Contract” (signed by Sponsor/Employer and Domestic Worker)
  • Original Passport
  • Signature on the Contract of the First Party (Sponsor/Employer) must match the signature on the Passport and/or Emirates ID
  • Three (3) copies of a valid Residence Visa or three (3) electronic copies of a valid New Emirates ID and visa, as well as the original Emirates ID (for those with no Residence Visa Stamp)
  • Valid passport with three (3) copies

Documents Required for the Sponsor/Employer:

  • Two (2) copies of valid Passport
  • Two (2) copies of Emirates ID
  • Two (2) copies of valid Visa (for Expat Sponsor/Employer only)

If the Sponsor’s/Passport Employer’s and Emirates ID both have no signature the Sponsor/Employer must come into the office to have his signature and/or thumb mark taken. A video clip of the sponsor signing if he or she is very old or very sick is acceptable.

If the worker’s visa is not for Abu Dhabi but he or she is working there:

  • The worker must show proof that the sponsor/employer lives/works in Abu Dhabi, such as a tenancy contract, a billing statement, and a telephone bill.
  • Otherwise, please visit the POLO Dubai website to schedule an appointment: https://www.polodubaiportal.org/

Individual Contract Verification for Skilled / Company Workers

Documents Required for Skilled / Company Workers:

  • MOL (Ministry of Labor) or other legitimate contracts (where applicable): one (1) original copy and one (1) photocopy
  • Three (3) copies of a valid Residence Visa, or three (3) electronic copies of a valid New Emirates ID and visa, as well as the original Emirates ID (for those with no Residence Visa Stamp).
  • Original Passport
  • Valid passport with three (3) copies

If the worker’s visa is not for Abu Dhabi but he or she is working there:

  • Worker must present Work Location/Jobsite Certification from the company in Abu Dhabi where he or she is employed.
  • Otherwise, please visit the POLO Dubai website at https://www.polodubaiportal.org/ to schedule an appointment.

Salary Requirements:

  • Salary Certificate and payslip are required if the basic salary is less than 1500 AED. Contracts can only be confirmed if they meet the POEA’s minimal standards for employment contracts.
  • Salary Certificate (SC) and payslip are required if the gross salary is less than 1500 AED. No SC, no document processing.
  • If a nurse’s basic salary is less than 3500 AED, a salary certificate is required; if unavailable, the worker must submit “Sinumpaang Salaysay.”

How to Process Contract Verification in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Please follow the guidelines below on the step-by-step process of contract verification in Abu Dhabi POLO office:

Step 1: Visit this link to schedule an appointment. – https://poloabudhabi.weebly.com/contract-verification.html

Step 2: Scroll down until and click the “Schedule an Appointment” icon.

how to book appointment for contract verification in abu dhabi

Step 3: Click SLOT A on the Appointment Pages

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Step 4: Choose your preferred date and time.

Step 5: After you choose your preferred date and time you will receive an email confirming the scheduling of your appointment.

Step 6: On your appointment date, go to POLO Abu Dhabi, UAE. Show to the assigned security personnel a screenshot of the approved appointment, your original valid passport, and your original Emirates ID.

Step 7: The assigned security personnel will check your name to the list of approved appointments for the day. To avoid long lines, bring the complete set of requirements.

Step 8: Get a token number from the assigned personnel and proceed to the receiving counter for document evaluation.

Step 9: Pay the 40 AED verification fee and wait for your verified contract to be released.

Procedural Guidance

  • No Appointment, No Entry
  • To avoid any delays, bring all required documents in a COMPLETE set.
  • Feel free to call 0547258482 or 0504796527 Monday through Friday between 3 and 6 p.m. for an urgent appointment on contract verification

Video: Required Documents for Contract Verification and how to Get OEC in Abu Dhabi

For tips and step-by-step tutorials on how to get your Employment Contract Verification in POLO Abu Dhabi, UAE, check out our fellow kababayan Joseph & Cheys YouTube video guide below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you have any further questions regarding “How to Verify Employment Contract in Abu Dhabi, UAE”, see the list of frequently asked questions and answers below.

1. What is Employment Contract Verification?

Employment Contract Verification verifies that the OFW has a job and an employer, and that the contract conditions match the POEA and host government’s minimum requirements.

2. Is it possible to get OEC without a verified contract?

A verified employment contract is the most important requirement for the issue of an OEC. Only the POLO or the POEA can provide verification services.

3. How long does contract verification take?

When you pay the verification fee, you can get your contract verification the same day.

4. Can I skip getting employment contract verification?

No, you can’t skip getting your employment contract verification because it’s one of the first steps in getting your OEC.

5. Can I go to the POLO Abu Dhabi, UAE office directly to verify my employment contract?

No, entering the Abu Dhabi, UAE office requires a pre-booked appointment. You can book an appointment online or in person at their office.

6. What is the POLO Abu Dhabi, UAE office hours?

The POLO office in Abu Dhabi, UAE is open Monday to Thursday 7:30 am to 3:30pm and Friday 7:30 am to 12:00 noon.

7. What is the POLO Abu Dhabi, UAE hotline number?

You can reach the POLO Abu Dhabi, UAE office at +97156-270-9157 / +97155-616-9779 (For Arabic) / +97154-725-8482.

8. What is the email address of POLO Abu Dhabi, UAE?

The email address of POLO Abu Dhabi, UAE is poloabudhabi@yahoo.com / verify.poloauh@gmail.com.

9. How much does it cost to process employment contract verification?

The processing fee for employment contract verification is AED 40.00.

Summary

The POEA must verify an OFW’s employment contract before an OEC can be issued in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Before visiting the POLO Abu Dhabi, UAE office to verify the employment contract, the OFW must make an appointment.

This article explains how to obtain verification of an OFW’s employment contract, as well as the requirements, qualifications, and frequently asked questions.

Contact Information

To OFWs in Abu Dhabi can reach Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Abu Dhabi with the following info:

POLO-Abu Dhabi
Address: W-48, Street No. 8, Sector 2-23, Plot 51, Al Qubaisat, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tel. Nos.:  +971 56 270 9157 / +971 56 947 4771
Email: poloabudhabi@yahoo.com
Website: www.poloabudhabi.weebly.com

Google Map Location

OFWs in Abu Dhabi can visit the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Abu Dhabi located at the PH Embassy of UAE in Al Mushrif. Here is a map location to the POLO Abu Dhabi office for your reference:

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