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List of POLO– Philippine Overseas Labor Office Embassy and Consulate

Updated on August 3, 2012

Updated List of POLO Offices by Country Worldwide

The POLO in each country, embassy or consulate offices of the Philippines facilitates OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) with their working permits, documents, requirements, verifications, and all matters concerning labor and manpower authority in the foreign country and the Philippines. POLO is a wing of DOLE just like POEA and OWWA but it is based in the foreign countries accepting the OFWs.

If you want to work in Canada, your papers will be passing by the POLO (Philippine Overseas Labor Office) there the same way when you gather permits in Saudi, Malaysia, Dubai and other countries. OFWs who are under direct hiring are very much familiar with this than those who use agencies and accredited recruitment agencies in the Philippines.

POLO Offices Canada

Philippine Consulate General, Philippine Overseas Labor Office, 410-675 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 1N2
(1604) 682-5770
Bernardino B. Julve- Labor Attache II
Philippine Consulate General, 161 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 801, Toronto, Ontario M4P 1J5 Canada
(1416) 975-8252
Francisco B. Luna Labor Attache I

POLO Office Saudi Arabia

Philippine Embassy, P.O. Box 94366 Riyadh 11693, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
(9661)483-2201 to 03
Albert Q. Valenciano Labor Attache II
Philippine Overseas Labor Office, P.O. Box 94366, Riyadh 11693, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
9663)894-1846/ 894-2890, (9665) 01269742 (hotline) /
Adam A. Musa Labor Attache II
Philippine Consulate General, Umm Al Qurah Street, Al Rehab District 3, P.O. Box 16254, Jeddah 21464
(9662) 676-3966 /
Alejandro V. Inza Cruz-Labor Attache I
Philippine Embassy, P.O. Box 94366, Riyadh 11693, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
(9661) 480-6593
Albert Q. Valenciano OIC, Labor Attache II

POLO UAE (United Arab Emirates)

Abu Dhabi
Philippine Embassy, Villa # 8, St. No. 8, Sector 94, Zone 2, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, UAE
(9712) 639-0024(DL) / 658-2889 / 639-0023 /
Nasser B. Munder-Labor Attache II
Philippine Overseas Labor Office, Beirut Street No. 35A Al Qusais 3, Community 234, , Dubai UAE
(9714) 220-7011 / 265-9974 /
Ma. Corazon Venus N. Abad-Labor Attache I

POLO Taiwan

MECO Labor Center, 9F-2 No. 80 Grand 50 Tower, Mintzu First Road, San Min District, Kaohsuing City, Taiwan
(8867)398-2475 / 398-7078 /
Violeta D. Munoz-Labor Attache II
MECO Labor Center 11F, 176 Chang Chun Road, Chung Shan District,10479 Taipei City, Taiwan
(8862)250-79803 to 04 / 250-79812 /
Reydeluz D. Conferido-Labor Attache II
MECO Labor Center, Cathay Insurance Chung Gang Bldg., 4/F, Suite 2A, Min Chuan Road cor. Taichung Gang Road, Taichung City, Taiwan
(88642)302-9089 / 302-9093 (OWWA) /
Elias A. Cayanong-Labor Attache II

POLO Japan

Philippine Consulate General, Twin 21 MID Tower, 24F, 2-1-61, Shiromi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan 5406106
(816) 6910-7881 ext. 88 /
Philippine Embassy, 1-15-5 Roppongi Minato-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
(813) 5562-1573 / 5562-1574 / 5562-1600 (OWWA) /
Clifford A. Paragua-Labor Attache II

POLO Italy

Philippine Consulate General, Via Stromboli 1, 20144 Milan, Italy
(3902) 435-11524 / 435-11529 loc 214/219
Annabella M. Oliveros - Labor Attache II
Philippine Embassy, Via Delle Medaglie D Oro, 112-114, 00136 Rome, Italy
(3906) 397-46101 / 397-51751 (OWWA)
Viveca C. Catalig - Labor Attache II

List of POLO by Country / Territory

Philippine Embassy, No. 1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Australia
Jalilo O. Dela Torre - Labor Attache II
Philippine Embassy, Villa 939 Road 3220, Blk 334, Mahooz Area, Kingdom of Bahrain
(973)177-40951 / 177-21234 / 177-40139 / 177-40751 /
Felixberta N. Romero-Labor Attache I
Brunei Darrusalam
Philippine Embassy, Simpang 336, Diplomatic Enclave, Kampung Kianggeh Jalan Kebangsaan, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
(6732) 237-052 (DL) / 236-981 /
Ana C. Dione-Labor Attache II
Geneva, Switzerland
Philippine Mission to the United Nations, 47 Avenue Blanc 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
(4122) 716-1930 /
Manuel G. Imson-Labor Attache II
Philippine Embassy, 158 Sevastoupoleus St., Ambelokipi, Athens, Greece
Telefax (30210) 698-3335 / 698-32165 /
Leonor C. Mabagal OIC, Welfare Officer
Philippine Consulate General, 14/F United Center, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hongkong
(852) 2866-4882; (852) 2866-7081
Manuel C. Roldan-Labor Attache II
Philippine Overseas Labor Office, No.6, Al Thiyabat Street, TLA Al-Ali, Amman, Jordan
(9626) 535-0169 / 535-0293
Mario R. Antonio OIC, Welfare Officer
Philippine Embassy, No. 5-1 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
(822)3785-3634 / 35 /
Felicitas Q. Bay Labor Attache II
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Philippine Embassy, No. 1 Changkat Kia Peng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(603) 2145-9485 / 2142-5299 / 2143-3361 /
Alicia D. Santos Labor Attache II
Philippine Embassy, Block 7, St 103 Villa No 44, Jabriya, P.O. Box 26288, Code 13123, State of Kuwait
(965) 2532-5162 (DL) / 5167 / 5164 / 2534-2109 / 2534-6507 / 2534-6508
David Des T. Dicang Labor Attache II
Philippine Embassy, 1/F and 2/F Building No. 29, Plot 511, Charles Malek Avenue, Ashrafieh Beirut, Lebanon
(9611) 204-328
Irma S. Valiente-Labor Attache I
Philippine Embassy, Gargaresh Road, Km. 7, Hay Andalous, Tripoli, Libya
(21821) 483-7059 (FWRC/OWWA) /
Nasser S. Mustafa OIC, Labor Attache II
London, UK
Philippine Embassy, 6 Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HG
(44207) 451-1832 / 451-1833 / 839-8039 /
Joan Lourdes D. Lavilla-Labor Attache II
Philippine Consulate General, Unit 1407, 14/F A|A Tower 251-A 301, Avenida Commercial de Macau, Macau SAR
(853) 2871-5039 /
Liddy R. Tanedo-Labor Attache
Madrid, Spain
Philippine Overseas Labor Office, Calle Alcala 149, 2B, 28009, Madrid, Spain
(3491) 781-8624 / 7818626 (OWWA) / /
Ramon T. Tionloc, Jr. - Labor Attache II
Philippine Embassy, P.O. Box 50420 Postal Code 115, Madeinath Qaboos, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
(96824) 605-143 /
Ernesto C. Bihis - Labor Attache II
Philippine Embassy, 4040 Al-Wahda St., West Bay, Doha, State of Qatar
(974) 44861-220 (DL) / 44870-487 (OWWA) /
Leopoldo B. De Jesus - Labor Attache II
Philippine Consulate General, Ground Floor, Nauru Building, P.O. Box 504834 CK, Saipan, CNMI MP 96950
(1670) 235-3411 / 235-6992 (OWWA) /
Julia F. Fabian OIC - Welfare Officer
Philippine Embassy, 20 Nassim Road, Singapore 258395
(65) 6835-3780 / 6733-2991 / 6834-1690 / 6732-7509 (OWWA) /
Vicente M. Cabe - Labor Attache II
Philippine Embassy, 56 Hamze IBM Abdul Mutaleb Street, West Mezzeh, Damascus, Syria
(96311) 612-5138 / 613-2626
Angel L. Borja, Jr. - Labor Attache I
Washington DC, USA
Philippine Embassy, 1600 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036
(1202) 467-9425 to 26 (DL)
Luzviminda G. Padilla - Labor Attache II


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      Nathan 4 months ago

      My Canadian employer complied with the necessary documents in POLO office in toronto a long time ago.

      how long does it take to get my OEC so that I can leave here in the Philippines.

      Thanks and Godbless.

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      mike 7 months ago

      hello and Good day,

      im a direct hire in beijing as a Landscpe Designer and i got here thru M visa and then they fix all my papers here (work permits and Z visa) and now are ok. my Question is if i go back to philippines and get a OEC will there be a problem?

      note:i have already work in china before in Shanghai and Shenzhen with same employer but now in beijing is a new employer.

      thanks and best regards

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      leen 2 years ago

      Hello ! I would like to ask regarding the application of visa to Australia . I already have employer there . And she wants to pay for my visa cost . How can I help her provide information on how she could process my visa? Thank you .

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      liz 2 years ago


      I hope you could give me a piece of advice because I am about to give up my job in China. My problem is the same as Ryan's. I am directly hired by an academy in China. However, POEA didn't accept my contract because it's unauthenticated. The school where I will work tried to bring it to the Phi. Embassy in Shanghai. However, it needs to be notarized. To cut the long story short, they cant have it authenticated. Is there really no POLO in China? Thank you very much in advanced.

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      twentyfive 3 years ago

      Since you are going to Italy, use your Italian visa when you leave the Philippines. If they saw your Canadian Visa and asked you about it, tell them the truth. You have nothing to worry about since you're not doing something wrong or illegal. You are just an OFW who visited the Philippines again and working in Italy has brought you more opportunities. Relax and always smile and cheerful when you talk to the immigration officers. God bless you!

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      Myra 3 years ago

      Dear Madam, I am writing this letter for inquiry, i'm working here in italy. Now, I am applying for working visa as live in caregiver in Canada and my application is already processed at the Canadian embassy here at italy. My question is this, if ever I am given a working visa for Canada and my start of work would be by september, but I would like to take a vacation first to the Philippines when my visa is release before i go and start my work to canada. Since i got my visa here to canada, i would like to come back here then from here to canada. Would i have a problem in the immigration at the philippines and the immigration here in italy? Because i have a working visa in canada? Thank you.

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      ryan 4 years ago

      Hello mam! i would like to ask concerning my sister's case. she has been hired directly by a company in Beijing as senior consultant in a company. she has already gotten her work visa from the Chinese embassy about 12 days ago. unfortunately she was not able to get OEC due to her contract which the POEA said has to be authenticated and verified. By whom? or which department or so? And since this is the first time for this company in beijing to hire filipino so tey are not aware about this thing. today i head the same case of two teachers who is alsp securing for OEC and were ask the same requirement-to have their contract verified and authenticated by POLO. and i have read n this article that the authentication of contract should be done in the country of destination (job site) where there is POLO. problem is the list of polo around the world there is no CHINA. SO woukd that mean that the company of my sister in beijing should have the contract be authenticated at the Philippine embassy in beijing before sending to my sister ? please help me. my sister's company have already sent contract with the company stamp and representative signature twice and still didn't honor by the POEA.

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      rasheela reyes 4 years ago

      good day,

      I would like to ask, if i need to process my POLO? I was direct hired in Essex England as nanny and the processing my documents right now was the agency in london, every now and then i am communicating my employer. As per discussion, they will be the one to process all my documents needed, once done they will send it here in the Philippines thru British embassy. and the embassy will call me for the releasing. My plane ticket will also be send by me employer.

      Please need your help, since on my part I'm a little bit confused.

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      twentyfive 4 years ago

      The employer doesn't need to be registered in the POEA in direct hiring, the documents and permits are done by the employee. Under Name Hire rule, there is a limit of 10 employees allowed for direct hiring. If the employer exceeded that number, the employer must use an agency accredited by the POEA to hire more workers.

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      rn-yap 4 years ago

      should a direct hiring employer from canada should be a poea registered?

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      Kaythie 4 years ago

      What is POLO?

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      Mr.PT 4 years ago

      Hi.. we are working as physical therapist in Hail,Saudi Arabia for 1- 1/2yr ,our problem is that they don't give us iqama which is illegal.We are far from the city and mode of transportation is also a problem.We will be ending our contract after 6 months and we want to go home when it is finish but our boss looks like he want us to extend because he don't give us iqama.Please help us.thank u

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      emma 4 years ago

      hi.. how can i make my labor contract authorized? my phil employee said a labor contract needed to signed up and it has to be nearsite with red ribbon. how can i get that? There is no POLO in Mongolia.Can i get it from South Korea? my phil employee is supposed to work in Mongolia

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      rcjcmd 4 years ago

      I need advise about direct hiring or being name listed. I'm presently working in Bahrain and will be ending my contract soon, then I got hired directly in a country were there is no Phil. consulate near it. Is it ok if I process my papers here in our embassy in Bahrain to be name listed if for example I could get all the requirements like work visas and contract so I can change my status as an OFW in my new employment? I was planning to do this to avoid the hassles of paper work back home. Hope to get a response ASAP, Thanks!

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      twentyfive 5 years ago

      That is very complex. I suggest you look for a very good and reputable agency here in the Philippines to do the processing for your work and the POEA stuff. At least they are familiar with all points including the freelancing consultant thing. Happy New Year and good luck :)

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      innobryn 5 years ago

      Hi ms.25,

      I thanked God I found this helpful and informative page. Ms. 25 i need your advice regarding the employment contract from my German employer. I was hired directly through internet as a QC and Sewing technician at the same time. I’ve been already in Shanghai China last November 21,2012 up to December 07,2012 for business negotiation and quality matters. Before I depart to Shanghai I remind my German employer about the employment contract, for me to seek the legalities of an OFW status.

      My employer emailed me this.” I’m currently preparing your contact.We can't issue a employment contact at this time due to:

      with our German office a lengthy process is needed and your salary will be subject to German government taxes, which are quite steep.- we have not yet established a Chinese office

      -with one of our cooperation partners is difficult to as Chinese authorities are quite strict + will ask you to pay 30% tax.

      Therefore we suggest the alternative that you act as a freelancing consultant, based in the Philippines, whom we contract. That also means you have to issue us an invoice for each salary,

      Now named consultancy fee, as well as an invoice for all the other expenses. Meaning the invoice has to come from you and not individual bills as last time. The bills are ok as an attachment.

      Please reconfirm the address you are based for this type of contact.

      Viele Grüße/best regards”…

      My employer is pretty good and trustworthy my problem is..I don’t know and I have no idea about the freelancing consultant with regards to registration process in POEA.I want to be a documented OFW.

      Please give me advise how and what are the process and procedure for a freelancing consultant.

      Your quick response is highly appreciated.

      More power to you

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      twentyfive 5 years ago

      The list from the POEA website currently does not include POLO in Germany perhaps there isn't one right now. You can however contact the Embassy of Germany in Manila at 25/F Tower 2, RCBC Plaza

      6819 Ayala Ave (cor Sen. Gil Puyat Ave), Makati City. The complete contact details for the embassy is at this page

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      hibiscus 5 years ago

      To whom it may concern,

      Good morning. Can you tell me the exact location of POLO in Germany?

      Would appreciate your quick respone.

      Thank you and have a nice day.