Filipino workers in Jordan are being advised to take-up the amnesty programme being offered in the country.
Those who lost their work visas, residency permits, etc, can avail themselves of a 60-day amnesty programme and correct their status in the country.
“I urge all workers whose stay in Jordan is irregular to heed the Jordan government’s offer of amnesty and legalise their stay. This is for your own good,” said Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.
Baldoz issued the reminder after the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Amman reported the amnesty to her. “I also urge our irregular workers in Jordan to take advantage of this opportunity by visiting the Labor Directorates of the Ministry of Labor in their places of stay where they can fix their documents and correct their status,” she said.
Herrera said there will be no retroactive fees for foreign workers who rectify their status in the first month of the amnesty and pay their work permits.
However, those who use the amnesty and rectify their status in the second month will have to pay the previous year’s permit fees and the new permit fees.
The campaign is not just targeting Filipinos but is open to all nationalities and migrant workers.