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Philippine flag Embassy of Philippines in Oslo

AddressNedre Vollgate 4, 4th Floor
0158 Oslo
Norway
Phonelocal: 2240.0900
international: +47.2240.0900
Faxlocal: 2241.7401
international: +47.2241.7401
Emailpe.oslo@dfa.gov.ph
NotesJurisdiction: Denmark and Iceland

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Lourdes in Norway
Sat, 16 Feb 2013 06:09 EST
NURSING JOBS IN NORWAY
ADVISORY: FILIPINO NURSES & HEALTHCARE WORKERS SHOULD BE WARY OF ADVERTISEMENTS & CONSULTANCY FIRMS THAT PEDDLE MISLEADING INFORMATION ABOUT NURSING JOBS IN NORWAY

Published on 31 January, 2013 -

The Philippine Embassy in Oslo wishes to warn Filipino nurses and healthcare workers about misleading information currently circulating online and peddled by a growing number of “consultancy” firms about the supposed abundance and ease of finding nursing and other healthcare jobs in Norway.

Said consultancy firms make these unsuspecting Filipinos believe that getting a nursing or healthcare job in Norway is easy, advertising misleading information such as “NO IELTS and/or PRC License needed” among other gimmicks, when in truth, it is not easy to find work as a foreign nurse or healthcare worker in Norway.

While it is true that IELTS is not required by most health care employers in Norway, this is only because English is not the primary language used by the country and its healthcare sector. Instead, foreign nurses and healthcare practitioners wishing to work in Norway have to pass a different and much harder Norwegian language exam and take other exams in order to be deemed employable as a nurse or healthcare worker in Norway and to do so requires that the Filipino be ready to spend a large amount for his or her tuition for further studies, board and lodging, etc. while in Norway.

And while a PRC license may not be needed for the processing of one’s visa application, said license is still required by relevant authorities in Norway in order for a foreign healthcare worker to be properly recognized as such in Norway.

Moreover, these Filipino nurses and healthcare practitioners should be advised that authorization from SAK (Statens Autorisasjons-Kontor) or the relevant Norwegian government authority does not equal work or employment nor is it equal to a nursing license. It merely recognizes that the Filipino has the qualifications of a healthcare worker, nothing more. Authorization/Autorisasjon does not equal work. Authorization/Autorisasjon is not equal to a nursing license in Norway.

Another alarming aspect about the proliferation of these consultancy firms is that they charge these unsuspecting Filipinos with, often, large sums of money for information and services that the Filipino can actually obtain for free and do by himself or herself if the latter only consulted the appropriate websites (i.e. Norwegian Embassy, SAK, etc.).

The Embassy has reported this alarming situation to the DFA and DOLE and it has handled several cases involving victimized Filipino nurses and healthcare workers who have been duped by these unscrupulous consultancy firms. Said Filipinos usually arrive in Norway without an employer and sometimes without even a place to stay. Most are deeply in debt and have no means to fund their stay in Norway, which is one of the most expensive countries in the world. Their situation makes them vulnerable to further abuse and victimization.

It is not easy to find work as a foreign nurse or healthcare worker in Norway.

While the Philippine government is working hard to address this matter, the Philippine Embassy is enjoining the Filipino Community in Norway to help spread this advisory and warn Filipinos about these unscrupulous consultancy firms and the false information currently being spread by the latter.

Moreover, related to this matter, the Embassy also wishes to reiterate its previous warning about various unlicensed, unaccredited and informal Norwegian Language Schools/Courses proliferating in the Philippines, enticing many Filipino professionals, especially nurses, to pay unreasonable fees for language classes that are staffed by unlicensed and/or untrained teachers for the chance to land well-paying jobs that are supposedly awaiting the student in Norway upon completion of the language course.

The Embassy wishes to warn the public of the pitfalls of falling prey to these unaccredited schools and agents. The Norwegian Government has not accredited, licensed or recognized any Norwegian Language School/Course operating in the Philippines for profit nor does it deal or cooperate with any agent or agency. The Norwegian Embassy has released several warnings about said schools and agents such as the link below and encourages visa applicants to go to the Norwegian Embassy directly.

http://www.norway.ph/embassy/visainfo/news/agents/

Filipinos who have fallen victim to these Philippine Norwegian Language schools arrive in Norway expecting to immediately find work only to discover that further Norwegian language courses are needed at additional expense and that the visa issued to them by the Norwegian Embassy is not enough time for them to finish the needed language courses and find a job. This makes them vulnerable to abuse and human trafficking.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.norway.ph/embassy/visainfo/permits/language/

Filipino professionals wishing to practice their profession in Norway should equip themselves with the proper information by visiting trusted information sources such as Norwegian government websites (Norwegian Embassy in Manila, Norwegian Labor & Welfare Organization or NAV, Norwegian Registration Authority for Health Personnel or SAK, etc.) to avoid falling victims to human trafficking and so as to be in full control of their professional future.
Rosie
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 04:51 EST
my bf visit to phils.
Hello, Good Morning, MY BF he is swedish man and we are going to visit phils and he would like to stay longer is he need to a have a visa? me and him will marry here in sweden... kindly pls help me what are we going to do? Maraming salamat po sa inyo and more power...
mtchie
Mon, 4 Feb 2013 13:45 EST
aupair getting married
hi i am currently have an au pair visa and will end the contract this dec 2013...my boyfriend w/c is a norwegian citizen and i is going to get married on june...what visa i can have or need to apply after getting married or do i have to apply? whats the process i need to do..im curious i dopnt know what to do after my contract...do i have to apply for a new visA? I HOPE SOMEONE CAN ANSWER ME
Albert
Mon, 4 Feb 2013 04:32 EST
lost passport
i tried to surf and find out kung ano ang mga requirements para sa mga lost passportee.. ano po ba dapat kailangan gawin, kasi po wala akong makita dito sa website nyo, can anyone help me to find out please,, thanks a lot po
jane
Sun, 3 Feb 2013 16:15 EST
renewal of passport
Hi just wanna ask kailan po kayo mag punta ulit sa Denmark for the renewal kasi po expire na passport ko this july.hope to hear from you!!!

Jane
Tommy P. Lim
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:14 EST
Nursing Jobs in Norway
Hi, Im working in Saudi Arabia as a Nurse in a Military Hospital, there seems to be an advertisement that Norwegian Hospitals are accepting nurses with or without PRC licence, is this true? More power.
rochelle
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 05:09 EST
hello po ako c rochelle diez.. itatanong kulang po kung okey po ba lahat ng pinapadala kuna report of married last sept.06,2012 philippine embassy norway kasi wala po akong natanggap na copy na dapat ipapadala sa akin.. salamat ..
email: micahdregger@yahoo.com.

Thank you so much and God bless you..
Claire
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 04:35 EST
Passport renewal
Hello,
Magandang araw sa inyo dyn mam/sir! Tanong ko lng po kung ano mga kailangan na papers pra sa pag renew ng passport? Kailangan pa po ba na pumunta dyn s Norway? Magkno din po ang bayad sa pag renew? Ma-xpired na po s Feb2013 at uuwi po ko this coming July. How long po ang proseso sa pag renew..D2 po ko nktira sa Sweden..

Thanks!
caro line flor
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:43 EST
marriages
hello! I sent an email to your portal about applying visa to Phils, until now I didn't receive any reply, we are looking forward to have the replies soon as possible because we have all the documents needed for marriage and valid dates only 4 months. Hoping for you kind accurate respond about this matters.
Jerrick Olsén
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:47 EST
passport renewal
Hello po, kailangan pa po bang pumunta dyan sa norway para mag renew ng passport? Kasi po busy po ako ngaun kaya wala po akong time pumunta ng norway. And how long does it takes or wait for the renewal of the passport? please help me.

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