How to Verify Employment Contract in Macau

The POEA requires that the employment contract be verified before issuing an OEC to an OFW. To ensure that Filipino migrant workers’ employment rights, benefits, and welfare are appropriately protected and respected at the worksite/place of employment, the Labor Attaché uses a contract verification method. The OFWs’ work contracts must comply with the most recent employment laws, regulations, and practices in both the Philippines and the host country.

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Employers of Filipinos who are based in Macau and need to verify their employment contracts can process this at Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), MACAU-SAR, Unit 1406, 14th flr. AIA Tower Avenida de Comercial de Macau.

When visiting the POLO Macau, it is advised to wear a facemask and maintain a social distance. In this article, you’ll learn about the procedures, requirements, and guidelines for acquiring an Employment Contract Verification in Macau.

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  • Filipino workers that have changed jobs onsite and are registered with POEA.
  • Filipinos working in Macau 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 Macau (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.

Employment Contract Verification for Household Service Workers (HSWs)

  • One (1) original and one (1) copy of valid English Employment Contract with minimum basic salary of MOP 4,770 (excluding housing allowance)
  • One (1) original and one (1) copy of signed Addendum Form and Employer’s Information sheet (Please take note that the employer’s signature on the Macau ID copy must match.)
  • Two (2) photocopies of Employer’s ID (If not possible, have the Macau Public Notary notarize your signature in the job contract.)
  • Two (2) photocopies of workers valid Philippine Passport with Macau Visa Permit
  • Two (2) photocopies of copy of workers non-resident ID card
  • One (1) original and one (1) copy of Certificate of insurance (The coverage must be similar to the advantages and requirements offered under the legally required insurance coverage specified in Section 37-A of Republic Act 8042, as amended.)
  • Two (2) photocopies of Domestic Helper Comprehensive Plan (Macau Insurance)

Employment Contract Verification for other categories

  • One (1) original and one (1) copy of English Employment Contract
  • One (1) original and one (1) copy of Certificate of insurance (The coverage must be similar to the advantages and requirements offered under the legally required insurance coverage specified in Section 37-A of Republic Act 8042, as amended.)
  • One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of Certificate of Employment, Pay slip or Company ID
  • Two (2) photocopies of worker’s Philippine passport with Macau Visa Permit
  • Two (2) photocopies of blue card
  • Two (2) photocopies of business license or company registration number
  • One (1) original and one (1) copy of basic information about the company

How to Process Contract Verification in Macau

Check out the procedure below on how to process employment contract verification in Macau.

Step 1: Click and open the link.


Step 2: Choose your preferred date and time on the available dates.

Step 3: Fill in all the needed information.

Step 4: Review the appointment details then click the “Submit” button.

Step 5: Check your email for appointment confirmation.

Step 6: Gather all of the necessary requirements.

Step 7: Go to POLO Macau on your scheduled appointment day. Show your approved appointment letter and valid ID to the assigned security personnel.

Step 8: 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 9: Get a token number from the assigned personnel.

Step 10: Go to the processing window and submit your documents.

Step 11: Pay for the employment contract verification fees.

Procedural Guidance

Here are some helpful tips and reminders to keep in mind during the contract verification process:

  • Check the Philippine Consulate General and POLO Macau website and Facebook Page since verification process may change due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • 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.
  • Incomplete document submissions, payments, or other deficiencies, such as missing signatures, will not be accepted.
  • 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.
  • All applicants must bring their own pens.
  • All applicants are encouraged to arrive at the POLO Macau office well-dressed. Shorts, transparent clothing, or slippers are not permitted.
  • To avoid delays, employers should closely comply with all requirements.
  • Feel free to call +853 2871 5039 Sunday to Thursday 10:00am to 3:00pm (Closed on Macau and Philippines public holidays).

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any further questions regarding “How to Verify Employment Contract in Macau”, 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. 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.

4. Can I go to the POLO Macau office directly to verify my employment contract?

No, you cannot go straight to the POLO Macau office. Prior to visiting, the POLO Macau office requires an appointment. You can book your appointment online. Link:

5. What is the POLO Macau’s office hour?

The POLO Macau is open from Sunday to Thursday 10:00am to 3:00pm (Closed on Macau and Philippines public holidays).

6. What is the POLO Macau’s address?

The POLO Macau’s address is Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), MACAU-SAR, Unit 1406, 14th flr. AIA Tower Avenida de Comercial de Macau.

7. What is the POLO Macau’s hotline number?

You can reach the POLO Macau office at +853 2871 5039. You can also send a message to Polo Owwa Macau via messenger. Link:

8. What is the email address of POLO Macau?

The email address of POLO Macau is

9. 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.


The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) requires POLO contract verification in order to register a recruited or employed Filipino worker and process the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC).

Authorities in Macau are on high alert for illegal immigrants, so make sure your contract is verified. You’ll have access to all of POLO’s benefits and services, as well as those given by POLO’s Macau-based partners, once you’ve verified your contract.

Only workers whose employment contracts haven’t already been verified by the Administration will have their employment contracts verified by POLO Macau.

Contact Information

Philippine Overseas Labor Office – Macau

Address: Units 1404-1406, 14/F AIA Tower Avenida Comercial de Macau SAR China
Office hours: SUNDAY-THURSDAY (except holidays), 9:00AM-*5:00PM *Processing cut-off time until 4:00 pm only
Telephone: (+853) 2875-7111 | (+853) 6698-1900 (Emergency Hotline)
Duty Officer/OWWA/OEC Hotline: (+853)62587887
E-mail Address:
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Google Map Location

In case you need to go to POLO-Macau, here’s a map guide you can follow. The POLO office is also in the PCG Macau office:

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