The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai and the Northern Emirates and the Migrant Workers Office in Dubai and the Northern Emirates ( strongly advise Filipinos to exercise vigilance and extreme caution in pursuing job offers and application for employment that are posted in social media (Facebook, Tiktok, Instagram, Youtube, etc.) by certain immigration and visa consultancy firms, promising deployment in other countries like Canada, Italy, Norway, and Poland, through the third-country/cross-country recruitment scheme. Filipinos who were defrauded by these unscrupulous companies have paid exorbitant fees for non-existing employment.

While there may be legitimate immigration and visa consultancy firms, OFWs or prospective workers are advised to deal only with licensed Philippine Recruitment Agencies when intending to work overseas or to transfer to another country for employment. Overseas job seekers may confirm the legitimacy of job orders per position, agency, and country through the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) website at

For the public’s information and guidance.

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