How to Get DOLE Certification for Application for Payment of Unemployment Insurance

Here’s a general break down of the steps you need to do in order to get the Issuance of DOLE Certification as Requirement for Application for Payment of Unemployment Insurance or Involuntary Separation Benefit. This is very useful and helpful especially if you are planning to avail the Unemployment Insurance. It is mandated to help all employees including  Kasambahay and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who are covered for the grant of the said insurance or involuntary separation benefit as detailed in SSS Circular No 2009-11.

It is mostly helpful during the times of an employee who where displaced from work due to circumstances like natural disasters or a pandemic like the corona virus COVID-19 lockdown in the Philippines. So here we break down he steps needed.

I . Who are qualified to avail? (Sino ang pwede kumuha?)

All employees (factory workers, regular employees etc.). It also includes kasambahay and OFW’s.

II. Where to file the Application for DOLE Certification? (Saan pwedeng mag file?)

Qualified employees who was involuntary separated from their work may file their application for DOLE certification  at the DOLE Field or Provincial Office where their company or employer is located or the employees reside.

(Pwedeng mag file ng application sa opisina ng DOLE kung saan nakalugar ang kumpanya or kung saan ka nakatira. Halimbawa kung sa Pasay ka nakatira, maari kang mag apply sa Pasay Field office sa 2/F, ECC Building, Sen Gil Puyat Avenue Extension, Makati City.  Maari mong makita ang NCR field office ng DOLE sa ibaba niton page.)


III. Requirements for  Processing of Application for DOLE Certification. (Mga kailangan sa pag apply)

Applicants shall be required to bring  at least (1) valid I.D.  and a copy of the Notice of Termination issued by the employer. In the absence of Notice  of Termination, an applicant may submit a duly notarized Affidavit of Termination of Employment to DOLE Field Office or Provincial Office, or Philippine Overseas Labor, as the case may be.

(Sa pag apply, kailangan mo ng 1 valid I.D. at kopya ng Notice of Termination galing sa iyong kumpanya o amo. Kung walang Notice of Termination pwede kang mag sumite ng notarized Affidavit of Termination of Employment to DOLE Field Office or Provincial Office, or Philippine Overseas Labor. Ang halimbawa ng Affidavit of Termination of Employment ay makikita sa baba nitong page.)


IV: Verification of Application and Issuance of Certification. (Kailan makukuha ang Certification?)

Within one (1) day upon receipt and verification of application with complete documentary requirements, the DOLE Field or Provincial Office or Philippine Overseas Labor Office shall issue the certification.

(Sa loob ng isang araw kung nag sumite ka ng kumpletong docuentaryo ay pwede mo ng makuha ang certification.)



CAMANAVA Field Office (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela)
Address: 5/F Araneta Square Center, Monumento Circle, Caloocan City
Tel. No: (02) 8282-1842, (02) 8283-5044
Telefax: (02) 8367-3188

Makati & Pasay Field Office
Address: 2/F, ECC Building, Sen Gil Puyat Avenue Extension, Makati City
Tel. No: (02) 8772-8210, (02) 8800-7211
Telefax: (02) 8800-7211, (02) 8336-5062

Manila Field Office
Address: 4/F DY International Bldg., 1650 General Malvar corner San Marcelino, Malate, Manila
Tel. No: (02) 8244-1532, (02) 8244-1318
Telefax: (02) 5302-9269, (02) 5302-9270

MUNTAPARLAS Field Office (Muntinlupa, Taguig, Parañaque, Las Piñas)
Address: 3/F No. 263 Valenzuela Building Alabang-Zapote Road Pamplona, Las Piñas City
Tel. No: (02) 8815-0086, (02) 8808-6165
Telefax: (02) 8808-0422

PAPAMAMARISAN Field Office (Pasig, Pateros, Mandaluyong, Marikina, San Juan)
ddress: 4/F Rudgen Bldg. II, 317 Shaw. Blvd., Pasig City
Tel. No: (02) 8477-3630
Telefax: (02) 8534-3893

Quezon City Field Office
Address: 4/F Arcadia Bldg. Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Tel. No: (02) 8921-4973
Telefax: (02) 8376-5983


DOLE Affidavit of Termination of Employment

For more information and questions, you may visit the DOLE website HERE.

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