1. Where and how can I get a foreign job?
Foreign jobs can be attained through any of the following way:
2. Are there any foreign jobs available?
Click to View: Foreign Jobs through Licenced Overseas Employment Promoters (OEPs)
3. What is Protection and how can I get Protection?
According to Emigration Ordinance 1979 every Pakistani proceeding abroad on work visa should have to get protected. Protection is that the Foreign Service Agreement (FSA) signed between the individual and foreign employer / OEP and counter signed by the Protectorate of Emigrant (PE) to ensure the implementation of the terms and conditions of that contract. In case of any violation of the contract, emigrant may register a complaint.
One can get protected himself from their respective P.E office after submitting required documents and prescribed Government fees. (For Details click here)
4. How can I be assured that I am contacting the right person for foreign job?
Genuineness of the OEP can be assured from the P.E office and as well as from the valid OEP Licence list available on this website. (click to view)
5. What precautions I should observe in getting a foreign job via an OEP?
i) Valid licence of OEP.
ii) Valid Demand.
iii) Read the terms and conditions carefully.
iv) Counter verify the terms and conditions from P.E.
v) Insist on receipt on any payment.
6. How to process the foreign demand?
In case a foreign Government appoints any Overseas Employment Promoter to process its demand the Overseas Employment Promoter shall apply to the Director-General, Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment for according approval to process such demand. The Director-General may, after such inquiry as he may deem necessary, allow such Overseas Employment Promoter to process the demand of a foreign Government through the Protector of Emigrants.
Any demand for persons or class of persons for Employment abroad from an employer in foreign private sector shall be submitted by the Overseas Employment Promoter to the Protector of Emigrants who shall scrutinize the demand and, on being satisfied that the Overseas Employment Promoter is in possession of power of attorney from the employer and a letter of manpower demand, duly attested by the Pakistan Embassy or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the employer’s country or the Embassy of the employer’s country in Pakistan and the wages and other terms and conditions of service offered are reasonable, grant permission to process such demand; provided that the Director-General may, in special cases, for reasons to be recorded in writing, waive the provision of this sub-rule. In case there is any deficiency or variation in the terms and conditions being offered to the persons for employment abroad and the terms and conditions laid down by the Bureau or the Federal Government, and the Protector of Emigrants is of the opinion that the demand is not fit for processing, he may refer the case, giving his reasons for his opinion, to the Director-General. On receipt of the demand, the Director-General may, after considering the reasons given by the Protector of Emigrants, grant or refuse the processing of the demand and the decision of the Director General shall be final.
If permission for processing of the demand is granted, the Overseas Employment Promoter shall recruit persons of all categories according to the qualifications laid down in the demand. The Overseas Employment Promoter shall ensure that the demand is appropriately utilized during the validity period of 120 days or within such extended period as the Director General or any other officer authorized by him, may for reasons to be recorded in writing, grant in special cases.
7. How to register the emigrants for protection?
i) Intending Emigrant submits following documents for registration to the concerned section for processing / verification in case of Employment through O.E.P.
ii) After documents verification, the Intending Emigrant is guided to the Briefing Hall for orientation / briefing. At the same time: the record is registered, registration number is alloted, Protector Sticker is pasted on passport and complete case is forwarded to the Protector of Emigrant.
iii) Protector of Emigrant officer signs (embossed) on passport and forwards the passport for delivery.
iv) O&B officer briefs all necessary aspects regarding health, legal-rights etc. and guides him to get his passport and documents.
For details, please navigate to the page: Emigrants -> How to get Emigrant's Protection -> (ii) Process Flow of Registration through Overseas Employment Promoters (OEP)
8. How can I renew my licence?
A licence shall be valid for three consecutive calendar years or part thereof and may be renewed by the Director-General on an application made in that behalf to him in Form 3, through the Protector of Emigrants, at least one month before its expiry and on payment of renewal fee of fifteen thousand (15,000) rupees per annum, after a demand notice has been issued by the Director General. Provided that if an application for renewal is made after the expiry of the said period, an additional fee of one thousand (1000) rupees shall be charged from the Overseas Employment Promoter.
The licence shall be renewed by the Director-General.
If an Overseas Employment Promoter improves his performance, he shall be entitled to renewal of his licence in subsequent years.
If at the time of renewal of licence the Director-General is satisfied that the Overseas Employment Promoter has been guilty of misconduct or his performance has been unsatisfactory or he has committed breach of the provisions of the Ordinance or these Rules, he may, by written order, refuse to renew the licence after giving him an opportunity of being heard.
An appeal shall lie to the Federal Government against the order of refusal to renew a licence.
9. About OEP code of conduct?
Every Overseas Employment Promoter shall:
10. How and when do I need to renew my protection?
As long as the terms and conditions remain same your protector is valid. For fresh protection approach P.E office with new agreement/contract as other required documents.
11. How can I renew and claim my insurance compensation?
One can renew his insurance after two years from concerned P.E office in Pakistan or concerned Pakistan Embassy in host country.
For insurance claim, in case of death, with in the validity period of insurance the nominee or the near relative can submit the claim in concerned P.E office and in case of disability the emigrant himself can submit his case in concerned P.E office.
12. How to register a complaint?
Any complaint can be filed in any of the following office:
13. What is an Overseas Employment Promoter (OEP)?
An OEP is one who desires to engage, or to assist or to recruit any person to emigrate shall apply for a licence to the Federal Government and shall with his application furnish such information and documents, pay security and fee, and at such time and in such manner as may be prescribed.
14.How can I get a new OEP Licence?
An application for the grant of a licence shall be made to the Federal Government through the Director General, in triplicate, in Form 2 (Click here to download Licence Issuance forms), together with a certificate of character from the District Magistrate or any other person authorized by the Federal Government in this behalf, and non refundable application fee of five thousand (5000) rupees. In case there is already an Overseas Employment Promoter licensed under these rules bearing the same or similar name as that of the applicant, the Director General may require the applicant to change its name suitably omitted.
The Director General, on being satisfied with the applicant shall forward the application alongwith the relevant documents to the Federal Government for their consideration. The Federal Government may, on being satisfied with the applicant and after such inquiry as it may deem fit, approve the grant of licence and direct the applicant to deposit license fee of fifteen thousand (15,000) rupees and a security of three hundred thousand (300,000) rupees for good conduct, in the following manner, namely:
On furnishing evidence of deposit of licence fee and security, the Federal Government may grant a licence in the form as set out in Form 1 (Click here to download Licence Issuance forms), which shall be non-refundable.
15. Where can I get new Licence form?
Click here to download Licence Issuance forms
16. I am switching/changing my job from one company to another company. I already have Protector done on my passport. Do I need to get Protector again for the new job?
Yes, you have to get new Protector Clearance for the new job from the relevant Protectorate of Emigrants office in Pakistan.
17. How to verify genuine Foreign Job Advertisement in Newspaper?
Contact the relevant Protectorate Offices. For contact details, kindly follow the link: URL: http://beoe.gov.pk/protectorate-of-emigrant-offices
18. How to get compensation in case of death / disability during work?
Compensation of insurance is Rs. 1 Million (in case of valid Insurance). If the emigrants has not renewed his Insurance cover after two years then he is not entitled for any compensation.
19. How to Restore / Renew after an OEP Licence is cancelled?
OEP Licence cancelled, can't be renewed as per rules. Also cancelled OEP Licence cannot by any means restored.
20. What extra documentation is required for Iraq visa protector?
Due to uncertain conditions in Iraq Bureau has devised extra precautions in order to safe guard the interests of Pakistani workers in Iraq. Therefore the extra conditions regarding employment to Iraq are:-
21. Can medical diagnostic center recruit or send manpower abroad?
No diagnostic center can recruit or send manpower abroad. Therefore, you are requested to apply through valid Overseas Employment Promoter Licence holder, agencies working under the jurisdiction of local Protectorate office.
22. How to register complaint against advertisment by a fake recruiting agent?
Provide the details of the case along with supporting documents if the complaint is against a person other than a valid Overseas Employment Promoter i.e. fake recruiting agent - the complaint is referred to Federal Investigation Agency for action as per rule 29(4) of the Emigration Rules, 1979 under intimattion to the complainant.