Bureau of Emigration & Overseas Employment - Government of Pakistan

Bureau of Emigration & Overseas Employment

Government of Pakistan

Permission for processing foreign demand

On receipt of a demand from abroad, the OEP shall apply to the Protector of Emigrants on a prescribed form attaching therewith demand document i.e. Power of Attorney and Demand letter duly attested by any one of the following:

  1. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the host country or country of the employer(s);
  2. Embassy of Pakistan in the host country or Embassy of Pakistan in the employer’s country; and
  3. Embassy of host country or Embassy of employer’s country in Pakistan.

The demand letter must specify job description such as categories of workers required, number of jobs against each category, terms and conditions of the service and qualification/experience, if required, for each post. Power of attorney and Demand Letter combined will also be accepted in case it is duly attested by any of the authorities mentioned above. Visa slip/Labour approval duly verified shall also be submitted along with the demand documents. In case visa slip/Labour approval is not available, the OEP shall submit an Undertaking that the jobs are available with employer(s) and he shall be liable for action against him under the emigration laws if it is proved otherwise.

The Overseas Employment Promoter can apply to Protector of Emigrants for grant of permission on any working day. The Protector of Emigrants will acknowledge the receipt of such application and shall dispose it of on the same day before closing hours. In case of any objection on the relevant documents i.e. power of attorney, demand letter visa slip etc the same will be conveyed to the Overseas Employment Promoters in writing the same day. Every permission so granted shall be entered in a register and allotted a number (with date) in sequence in a calendar year. Permission will be valid for a period of 120 days. In case permission is not granted PE shall record the reasons thereof on application form and return to Overseas Employment Promoter on the same day. The Overseas Employment Promoter may file an appeal with the Director General against the decision of Protector of Emigrants and the decision of Director General on such appeal shall be final.