DFA warns vs. working illegally in Egypt

February 25, 2012 10:56 pm 

MANILA, Feb. 25 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is reminding Filipinos who are seeking employment in Egypt and the general public to obtain a working visa/permit prior to departure for that country.

"The public is advised not to believe recruiters who are offering tourist visas which could allegedly be converted to a work permit upon arrival in Egypt. Irregular workers, or those who do not have proper documents, do not have the same rights as regular ones and could become victims of abuse or unlawful practices. Penalties can also be imposed by the Egyptian government on all violators," the DFA said.

The DFA added that the public is encouraged to apply through agencies accredited by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and to abide by all the rules and regulations of both the Philippines and the host country. (PNA) scs/FPV

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