Bureau of Emigration & Overseas Employment - Government of Pakistan

Bureau of Emigration & Overseas Employment

Government of Pakistan

Roles and Functions of Overseas Employment Promoters (OEPs)

An Overseas Employment Promoter (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.

The Overseas Employment Promoters, in private sector are playing a vital role in overseas employment. The Overseas Employment Promoters are granted OEP licence enabling them to proceed to nontraditional manpower recipient countries in the world in general and traditional manpower needy countries in the Middle East in particular for having contracts with the leading employers of the aforesaid region to procure maximum manpower demands for Pakistani workforce. The Overseas Employment Promoters after hectic efforts bring demands and report to the concerned regional office called Protectorate of Emigrants for grant of permission for the recruitment of Pakistani workforce. After the permission is granted, the demand is published in the leading newspaper. Ultimately the employer himself or his representative or the Overseas Employment Promoter himself on behalf of the employer completes the process of recruitment. Thereafter the selected and recruited persons are registered with the relevant Protector of Emigrants. At the time of registration the intending migrants are fully briefed about the terms and conditions of the Foreign Service Agreement, Rules & Regulation and other important information of the host countries.