Officials in Poland have advised foreign jobseekers, including Filipinos, against job offers there that impose fees on applicants, saying such offers may not be legitimate.
In a statement Friday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said based on the information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Polish work permits are issued by Voivode, where the company or place of residence of a person who hires an employee or the company to which a foreigner is assigned is registered.
It said the MFA has reminded migrant workers in Poland that employers bear the sole responsibility for paying and acquiring the necessary permits to hire foreign workers.
"The entity entrusting the foreigner with the execution of work applies for a work permit for the foreigner," Poland's migrant information site said. However, workers already in Poland who wish to change jobs "has to obtain a new permit"
The MFA also does not recommend making any payments to entities which offer work or demand payment for obtaining a work permit in Poland.
"The reliability of job offers and related documents should be verified with the relevant Offices of the Voivode (Urz?dWojewódzki)," the DFA said.
Foreigners having doubts as to the reliability of entities that offer jobs in Poland are encourage to check these offers directly with the Polish consular offices board. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News