Philippines: There are no regulatory requirements for pre-hire checks, but labour law allows employers to conduct pre-hire checks, including birth certificate, NBI clearance, education verification, and previous employer references. Foreign nationals must also obtain a valid work visa. Private Employment Agencies must also secure a licence from the Department of Labour and Employment before conducting recruitment activities.

Zinc's background check turnaround times

Please note these background check turnaround times are averages for the country. Actual check times may vary and depend on a number of factors including the resident country's process time as well as the candidate's document submission speed.
Financial (mins)
20
Criminal (days)
10
Media (mins)
14
Reference (days)
2
identity (mins)
140
Education (days)
12.57
Address (days)
2
Sanctions (mins)
25

Right-to-work rules

Rules apply for citizens as well as non-citizens working in the country
National ID Accepted?
N/A
Passport
Yes
Other passport accepted?
No
Any other routes (any type of citizen)

N/A

Body name
Department of Interior and Local Government
Foreign Citizens

N/A

Natural citizens: Alternative routes

Unified multi-purpose IDProfessional regulation commission IDBirth cert.

Background check summary

Education Checks: permissible
Criminal Checks: restricted
Adverse media: some restrictions
Union membership: restricted
Political views: restricted
Address: some restrictions
Country details
Birthrate
24.89
Population
109,581,078
capital
Manila
GDP ($/capita)
4600
TLD
.ph
developed/developing
Developing
Currency
Philippine Peso
Net migration
-1.5
Literacy(%)
92.6

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