​​​​Notice to Passport Applicants

Personal appearance is required for all passport applicants.

Applicants are encouraged to book an appointment online for their convenience.

Send the philippine overseas labor office (polo) an email

The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)

World Trade Centre Office Complex

999 Canada Place, Suite 611, Vancouver, BC, CANADA V6C 3E1

​Tel. No.: (604) 641-1234

E-mail:  polo.vancouver@yahoo.ca; polo_vancouver@dole.gov.ph

For emergency, call the POLO hotline (604) 767-3354

1. Checklist of Requirements        

     A. Name/Direct Hiring System

     B. Agency Hiring System

     C. Addendum to the Contract

     D. Board Resolution Template    [Page 1]    [Page 2]

Important Notices:

  • DOLE suspends processing of OECs

  • POEA Advisory No. 37 Series of 2016. Implementation of Ban on Direct Hire

  • Administrative Order No. 155 suspends the processing and issuance of Overseas Employment Certificate/Overseas Exit Clearance (OEC) for all directly hired OFWs starting 25 April 2017. This does not cover those verified by POLOs prior to said period.
  • Effective 01 July 2013, we will return without action all submissions for verifications that are found to be incomplete in terms of documentary requirements and payments of fees. 
  • "Incomplete" means not only lacking in the required documents but refers to those with inaccurate information or data given such as employment contracts and/or addendum without date, name and signature of the employer or the duly authorized representative, and contracts that do not contain basic provisions like salary per hour (which must not be lower than that indicated in the LMO or that which is generally accepted in the industry if the skills category is LMO-exempt) and the frequency of payment (which must not be less than twice a month).  It also refers to wrong or inaccurate payment of verification and authentication fees.  

2.  OWWA Membership/Renewal Requirements

3.  OEC Requirements

4.  Information Sheet  

​​​​The Philippine Consulate General is located at the World Trade Center Office Complex, 999 Canada Place, Suite 660 Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3E1

The Consulate is open from:

  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday)
  • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (every last Friday of each month)​

except on Philippine & Canadian holidays.

The Consulate is closed on:

01 Nov - All Saint's Day
13 Nov - Remembrance Day
30 Nov - Bonifacio Day

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