I did a bit of digging and the following is my timeline of to-do's i came up with, pls have a look and let me know if it looks right
Before Arrival of FDW
- Copy of FDW Passport
- Copy of FDW Highschool Diploma
- Signed employment contract by both sides
(FDW must not be in Singapore during the application for the Work Permit. She should only arrive after you receive the in-principle approval and buy a $5,000 security bond.)
From what I know, ctually she can arrive on SVP, once she has the IPA, head to Johore to return back on the pass. There's no need to let her arrive separately. This is common practice - and agencies have regular cars with drivers to do the U turn in Malaysia, same day return.
My only confusion is the OEC part, who will produce the documents for Agency side? (as i do it myself)
re OEC (Or what I call blood money
Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC)
The Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) is a requirement under the rules and regulations of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to help ensure that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are properly documented and protected.
The OEC, sometimes also called the “exit pass,” is required to be presented to international ports of exit in the Philippines as proof that the holder is a bona fide OFW. It is thus necessary when a Household Service Worker (HSW), or any OFW, goes back to the Philippines for home leave, if he/she intends to return back to the country of employment.
OEC is not needed until she travels back to Philippines as this is a Philippine requirement.
Fret not about that now.
PS. Now you know how much money the embassy makes out of Maids ?
all supposedly to protect the maid ...