Filipinos who are based in Israel and need to verify their employment contracts can process this at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) – Philippine Embassy, Rehov Bnei Dan 18 62260 Tel Aviv, Israel.
The Contract verification ensures that the OFW has a job and an employer, and that the contract conditions meet the POEA and host government’s minimum requirements. The verified employment contract must also be given to the POEA BM Centers in the Philippines in order for OECs to be issued, and it may be requested by Philippine Immigration Officers before departure.
It is important to wear a facemask and keep social distance when visiting the POLO Israel office. Please check out the procedures, requirements, and guidelines for acquiring an Employment Contract Verification in Israel.
- How to Process Contract Verification in Israel
- Procedural Guidance
- Frequently Asked Questions
- 1. What is Employment Contract Verification?
- 2. Is it possible to get OEC without a verified contract?
- 3. How long does contract verification take?
- 4. Can I skip getting employment contract verification?
- 5. Can I go to the POLO Israel office directly to verify my employment contract?
- 6. What is the POLO Israel office hour?
- 7. What is POLO Israel’s address?
- 8. What is the POLO Israel’s hotline number?
- 9. What is the email address of POLO Israel?
- 10. Can I verify my employment contract instead of my employer?
- 11. How much does it cost to process employment contract verification?
- Contact Information
- Google Map Location
- Filipino workers that have changed jobs onsite and are registered with POEA.
- Filipinos working in Israel 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 Israel (for example, from a tourist or from another nation).
- Others on a fixed-term contract (this needs contract verified every renewal).
Note: OFWs who have already had their contracts verified with their present employer do not need to have their renewal contracts verified again. They can just show their old verified contract and their renewed contract when applying for BM, as long as the Employer remains the same.
The qualified Filipinos’ employers will process the verification of their employment contracts.
Requirements for Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Standard Employment Contract of Household Workers for Diplomats
- Letter requesting the processing of the contract from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), along with an explanation of how the worker was introduced to the employer
- Original and photocopy of the employment contract (duly signed by the employer and worker)
- Two (2) copies of the employer’s letter to Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs requesting the worker’s visa
- Two (2) copies of the employer’s passport or ID
- Two (2) copies of the worker’s passport
How to Process Contract Verification in Israel
Check out the procedure below on how to process the employment contract verification in Israel.
Step 1: Click and open the link to make an appointment – https://sites.google.com/view/tlvpe-consular/home
Step 2: Click the “POLO Appointment” among the consular services.
Step 3: Fill in all required information and click “Susunod” or “Next.”
- Last Name
- First Name
- Middle Name
- Contact Number
- Preferred appointment date for the Current Month
Step 4: Choose your preferred time and click the “Submit” button.
Step 5: Check your email for appointment confirmation.
Step 6: Make a printout of your confirmed scheduled appointment.
Step 7: Gather all of the necessary requirements.
Step 8: Go to POLO Israel on the day of your appointment. Show the assigned security personnel your approved appointment confirmation and a valid ID.
Step 9: Your name will be checked against the list of scheduled appointments for the day by the assigned security personnel. To avoid long lines, bring the complete set of requirements.
Step 10: Get a token number from the assigned personnel.
Step 11: Go to the processing window and submit your documents.
Step 12: Pay the verification fee of $12.00 and the authentication fee of $25.00, and then wait for your verified employment contract to be released.
Here are some helpful tips and reminders to keep in mind during the contract verification process:
- Employers should make sure that the employment contract is dated and signed on all pages by both the employee and the employer.
- All documentation should be submitted in two (2) sets or copies.
- After you pay the verification and authentication fees, your documents will be released shortly.
- If the employer completed the employment contract verification, the employer must give the original processed document to the employed worker or to the Philippine Recruitment Agency, which will then present it to POEA as part of the procedures for the issue of exit clearance.
- Incomplete document submissions, payments, or other deficiencies, such as missing signatures, will not be accepted.
- To avoid delays, employers should closely comply with all requirements.
- Feel free to call 03-601-0521 / 03- 544-4531 / 03-602-2496 Sunday to Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm (Closed on Israel and Philippines public holidays).
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any further questions regarding “How to Verify Employment Contract in Israel”, 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?
After paying the verification and authentication fees, you will receive your employment contract shortly.
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 Israel office directly to verify my employment contract?
No, you cannot go straight to the POLO Israel office. A scheduled appointment is required at the office. An appointment can be scheduled online.
6. What is the POLO Israel office hour?
The POLO office in Israel is open from Sunday to Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Closed on Israel and Philippines public holidays).
7. What is POLO Israel’s address?
POLO Israel address is Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) – Philippine Embassy, Rehov Bnei Dan 18 62260 Tel Aviv, Israel.
8. What is the POLO Israel’s hotline number?
You can reach the POLO Israel office at 03-601-0521 / 03- 544-4531 / 03-602-2496. You can also send a message to Philippine Embassy in Israel via messenger. Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/PHinIsrael
9. What is the email address of POLO Israel?
The email address of POLO Israel is email@example.com.
10. Can I verify my employment contract instead of my employer?
Yes, as long as you have all of the requirements, you can process your employment contract verification, although it is preferred that the employer perform it. Because foreign employers that hire Filipinos must work through a legally licensed Philippine recruitment agency and sign a recruiting agreement with them.
11. How much does it cost to process employment contract verification?
The processing fee for employment contract verification is $12.00.
Verifying your employment contract guarantees that you, as an OFW, have a legitimate job and employer abroad, as well as that the contract terms meet the minimum requirements of the POEA and the host government.
Only employment contracts of workers who have not been previously registered with the Administration will be verified by POLO Israel. The OFW must make an appointment before visiting the POLO Israel office to verify the employment contract.
To avoid contract verification delays, you must carefully follow the procedures and complete your requirements.
POLO-OWWA Tel-Aviv, Israel
Address: Rehov Bnei Dan 18, Tel Aviv-Yafo, 62260 Israel
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Contact Number: POLO: +972.3.6022.496 / +972.3.5444.531, OWWA: +972.3.6022496 / +972.3.5444.584
Facebook Pages: https://facebook.com/PHinIsrael/
Google Map Location
Below is a map guide to the location of the POLO-OWWA office in Tel Aviv. The OWWA office is located at the same building as the Embassy of the Philippines in Israel: