This checklist outlines the steps to complete for hiring a G-5 employee from the Philippines. These steps and paperwork are in addition to the standard Request a G-5 Visa for a Prospective Employee Residing Outside the US submitted to State Department for the eFax.
G-5 Visa Sponsor Eligibility
Application documents and approvals are provided by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) within Embassy of the Philippines in the US.
Embassy of the Philippines
Philippines Overseas Labor Office
1617 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
+1 (202) 467-9426
Please contact POLO directly for most recent documents referenced below and the current process steps to complete prior to having your prospective G-5 employee travel to the US. WBG HR is able to provide only very minimal guidance or assistance in this additional process.
US Consulate will decide whether to issue G-5 visa. Prospective G-5 carries following documents to US Consulate for interview:
Note: The U.S State Department has strict photo guidelines for visa applications.
Note: Processing time is 6-8 weeks with US Embassy and POLO after pre-notification has been approved by US State Department. The Bank Group has no influence over process timeline or decision of the US Consulate. Travel planning should account for current process timeline to avoid flight delays or change fees.