For nurses and caregivers who wish to work in Japan, this is the time to submit your applications. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced that their agency is ready to accept applications for the 4th batch of Filipino nurses and caregivers that will be sent to Japan.

The recruitment of nurses and caregivers to Japan is handled by POEA in cooperation with the Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS). According to the POEA, Japan employers prefer to hire applicants within the age bracket of 20 to 35 years old. Hiring institutions in Japan also gives weight to the physical and psychological fitness of candidates. Applicants are then advised that to observe their training/work schedule which may include weekends. Applicants who can communicate with the Japanese language have a big edge over other applicants. The said criteria are based on the first, second and third batch of recruitment of nurses and caregivers to Japan.

Applicants who will be chosen for the 4th batch of recruitment would attend a pre-employment orientation. To be considered for the open positions, one needs to register at the POEA Manpower Registry system and maintain an active status.

Qualified applicants who pass the interview and are successfully matched with a
Japanese institution shall undergo the three (3) months Preparatory Japanese
Language Training (PJL T) which is sponsored by the Government of Japan and
will be conducted at the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
(TESDA), Taguig City. Upon entry to Japan, another six (6) months Japanese
language training will be conducted.

Applicants must possess the following qualifications:

Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing;
With Board License;
With at least three (3) years hospital experience; and
Must be physically and psychologically fit

A graduate from any four (4) year course and certified as a
caregiver by TESDA; or a Graduate of Bachelor of
Science in Nursing; and
Must be physically and psychologically fit

Qualified applicants shall personally submit the following documents to the
Manpower Registry Division, Ground Floor, POEA Building, EDSA corner Ortigas
Avenue, Mandaluyong City or register online at

Here are the requirements. Take note that priority will be given to applicants with complete documents.

• A detailed resume with one piece 2x2 picture
• College diploma (for caregiver applicant, diploma should be authenticated)
• Transcript of Records
• Valid PRC 10
• Employment Certificates (for Nurse applicants)
• Valid TESDA Certificate on Caregiving
• Valid passport
• Valid NBI Clearance (for travel abroad)

Qualified applicants from the Visayas and Mindanao area shall personally submit
the above mentioned documents to the following addresses or register online at or

POEA Regional Center for Visayas
Mezzanine Floor, LDM Building
M.J. Cuneco Avenue corner Legaspi City
Cebu City

POEA Regional Center for Mindanao
2nd Floor, AMYA II Building, Quimpo Boulevard corner
Tulip Drive, Ecoland, Davao City

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