| Posted in Authentication, Certificate of Employment, COE, Department of Foreign Affairs, DFA, PRC, TOR | Posted on 10/11/2010 10:46:00 AM
Finally, I’m done with all the papers that needed to be authenticated for my application as a nurse overseas. The TOR and Diploma from my school, the Board Rating, License and Certificate of Registration as a Nurse from PRC and my Certificate of Employment (COE) from previous work, all finished after 2-3 weeks of processing.
The Transcript of Record and Diploma from my school is easy to process. I just requested from our Registrar to have the documents to be authenticated, I paid the certain amount needed including the fees for mailing the papers to CHED and was told to come back for the stub for release at DFA Manila. I paid additional fees at DFA Manila when my docs was scheduled for release, waited some time and was able to get hold of my papers from school with a red ribbon and seal from DFA.
I was able to get my papers from PRC authenticated with less hassle than I expected since they partnered with DHL for delivering the documents to DFA and to someone's doorsteps. But it was more expensive than what I thought. I have my license, certificate and board rating photo copied, attached and paid for documentary stamp and paid at the cashier. The rest of the process I forgot due to some confusion and stress brought by the massive numbers of Nursing students registering for Licensure Exam that day. But I advise anyone who is attempting to deal with any business at PRC to start at the information booth first, get a copy of paper to be filled out and read/follow the instructions at the back. It should turn things smoothly. I was able to process my papers for around 2 hours. The authenticated documents were delivered at our doorstep after a week.
In case of processing of Certificate of Employment (COE), I was asked by the agency to get my papers notarized at Manila City Hall. I have my COE photocopied, was instructed to go to room 201 in 2nd floor, paid 50 PhP and was instructed to go to room 400 and paid at a cashier near that room. I came back the other day for the documents and took them with me at DFA together with the stub for my school’s documents.
Getting the documents at DFA went fine and pretty fast too. The staffs are polite and they gave the necessary instructions clearly. By the way, the DFA building for authentication is located at 2330 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Philippines (near Libertad LRT station). For the map, click here. If you have any questions or concerns, just leave it at the comment section, I’ll be glad to help.