The amount of remuneration for the specified skilled workers should be EQUAL to or MORE than the amount that a Japanese national would receive. – Item 4. (1).(a) of the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and the National Police Agency of Japan AND the Department of Labor and Employment of the Republic of the Philippines on the Basic Partnership Framework for Proper Operation of the System Pertaining to Foreign Human Resources with the Status of Residence of Specified Skilled Worker
All Direct Employers and Dispatch Companies (Accepting Organization) should have an accreditation with POLO/POEA under SSW Program. – DOLE Department Order No. 201 and 201-A series of 2019 on the Verification Guidelines on the Deployment of Workers to Japan under the Residence Status of Specified Skilled Workers (SSW)
HOW TO APPLY?
STEP 1 - LOOK FOR PARTNER PRA
Companies/employers must first find a partner Philippine Recruitment Agency (PRA) Check the list of accredited/licensed PRA at Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) official website: http://poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/agList.asp?mode=actLB
STEP 2 - SUBMIT
Submit complete documentary requirements to POLO Tokyo through post mail. (5-15-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8537 Philippine Embassy, Philippine Overseas Labor Office). Company details in the letterpack should be written in romaji/English. Attach a return letter pack (JP), or filled-up chakubarai (sagawa).
STEP 3 - EVALUATION
POLO Tokyo Processing Officer to evaluate the documents and its contents. Evaluation Period: Fifteen (15) working days. INCOMPLETE application will be returned. Companies/employers can only follow-up if no notice/feed-back was received after 15 working days.
STEP 4 - INTERVIEW AND/OR SITE VISIT
If everything is found to be in order/complete after the evaluation, POLO will conduct an interview and/or site visit. (Interview details/conditions will only be discussed when the company has successfully passed the evaluation stage). If there are items for correction/revisions after the interview, POLO Tokyo shall return the documents to the Employer/Principal for correction/revision. If complete, proceed to the next step. NOTE: Onsite or Virtual monitoring is to be conducted for application for additional job order.
STEP 5 - ENDORSEMENT/VERIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS
If everything goes smoothly after the interview, POLO will verify the documents and issue an Endorsement/Memorandum. POLO releases Verified Documents to the EMPLOYER/COMPANY.
STEP 6 - FORWARDING TO PRA
EMPLOYER/COMPANY sends ORIGINAL Verified Documents to its partner Philippine Recruitment Agency (PRA).
STEP 7 - SUBMIT TO POEA
The Philippine Recruitment Agency (PRA) submits ORIGINAL Verified Documents to POEA for final approval.
STEP 8 - POEA ACCREDITATION/REGISTRATION
POEA evaluates the original Verified Documents, if everything is in order, POEA will approve then issue accreditation/license to Employer/Company.
STEP 9 - PRA RECRUITMENT
The Philippine Recruitment Agency (PRA) can now start recruiting and/or processing the employment documents of the worker.