Domestic work, private tutor jobs illegal in China, DFA reiterates

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Posted at Jul 20 2019 09:39 AM

People visit a bridge in front of the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai, China on July 19, 2019. Aly Song, Reuters

MANILA - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday warned Filipino job seekers that it is illegal to work as household service workers (HSWs) and private tutors in mainland China.

This, after the the Philippine Consulate General in Xiamen as well as the other foreign service posts in China recorded several cases of overstaying Filipinos employed as household workers or tutors in the first half of 2019.

"Most of these cases were of Filipinos illegally crossing to China to work as HSWs," the DFA said in a statement.

The Consulate General also reminds Filipinos in China to follow Chinese immigration rules and avoid staying beyond what is allowed in their visas.

Filipinos who want to work overseas should first check job postings with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), it said.