Good news to all our nurses! The Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS) is in need of qualified male or female applicants for 51 Nurses and 146 Careworkers.

For 2014 hiring, please see: Japan Needs 86 Nurses, 267 Careworkers for 2014 – Application Details

Qualified applicants are advised to register online at  and personally submit the documents listed below to the Manpower Registry Division, Ground Floor, Window S and T, POEA Building, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City.

Here are the qualifications:


  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • With Board License
  • With at least three (3) years hospital experience
  • Preferably 20 to 35 years old
  • Must be physically and psychologically fit


  • Graduate from any four (4) year course and certified caregiver by TESDA
  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (under board) or any allied profession
  • Preferably 20 to 35 years old
  • Must be physically and psychologically fit

Required Documents

  1. A detailed resume with one piece 2×2 picture
  2. College diploma (for careworker applicant, diploma should be authenticated)
  3. Transcript of Records
  4. Valid PRC ID (for nurse applicants)
  5. Employment Certificates (for nurse applicants)
  6. Valid TESDA Certificate on Caregiving (for careworker applicants)
  7. Copy of valid passport
  8. Valid NBI Clearance (for travel abroad)

Deadline of submission

Deadline of submission is on July 31, 2013 (Wednesday)


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  • dhet

    good day! just wanna ask when is the next hiring of poea for nurses in japan this year? cause last year they announced it july..thank you..

  • Marvie Lopez

    hi nurses lab. kelan po ulit hiring ng careworker sa japan this 2014? hoping for your reply. thanks po.

  • Tizhia

    i was wondering if they would also hire new graduates and no hospital experience…. willing to work and can speak basic japanese. flexible to any schedule. Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Board passer?

  • cheryl bontia

    Hi nurses labs..kailan po uli ang hiring na caregiver at nurses to japan?

    • Matt Vera

      Hi Cheryl,
      No updates as of the moment. We’ll post it here if there’s a new opening.

  • Shella

    Hi, so kung RN ka, dpat d ka pa nagtetake ng board and may caregiver certificate ka to apply for caregiver?

    • Kendru

      please read the other comments below, tnx

  • Robbie

    What is second matching? Saan makikita ang mga imamatch?

    • Marko

      2nd matching is for those shortlisted applicants who are not accepted on the 1st matching. It is posted at JICWELS website.

    • jer

      cnu nakamatch sa hakuai kinen?para malaman ko kung cnu makakasama ko hehehe..tnx

    • Marko

      malalaman mu un bro sa Monday, hehe

  • Kendru

    let’s try our luck there!

  • Michelle Regala

    Nurseslabs:is it true po ba na hindi tinatanggap ang mga RN without exp. na gustong mg-apply for caregiver?

  • Jonaida Baldemor Laureta

    pwede po bang mg apply?

    • Nurseslabs

      Application has ended on July 31 po.

  • Michelle Regala

    hi…sino po ba ang mgpprovide ng Japanese language training?

    • Marko

      JICWELS will provide that via TESDA…

    • Michelle Regala

      tanx… it free po ba?matic na pgnapili ung isang applicant/sino po mgsshoulder? RN without exp.,do we need to undergo 6months training as caregiver and another 6months for language training?ganun po b un?

    • Marko

      1. Yup everything is free, except for some OFW fees like medical exam and Philhealth.
      2. Actually they are not accepting RN without experience, rather, they’re accepting underboard nurses for the position of Caregiver. RN’s can only apply for a postion of Nurse but they should have at least 3 years as a Staff Nurse.

    • Michelle Regala

      Oh my gosh!!!!really???one of my friend is an RN but she applied for a caregiver and she is now in come?

    • Marko

      I just shared my own experience based on the recent hiring by the POEA for Japan. Don’t loose hope yet. You’re a RN right? try to have an experience and for sure you’ll be competitive in any way ma’am.

    • Michelle Regala

      thank you…I am working as a volunteer nurse..hehehe…ciempre may pangangailangan din tau..

    • Jerwin Manalastas

      dati pinapayagan nila ang RN na mag apply as caregiver..nagyon di na puede

    • Michelle Regala

      Thanks….positive lng..

    • Marko

      uu nga eh, maybe they are giving chances to non-RN’s to work abroad.

  • Marko

    Can’t wait for October 7 – feeling excited…

    • Jerwin Manalastas

      nakakakaba nga haha..sana mamatch agad

  • Armin

    feeling excited and nervous at the same time, ang tagal ng august 23 and 24! goodluck to everyone na maiinterview! let’s do our best! gambatte!!

  • Zam Phi Vee

    meron nba shortlist for japan???

    • keri

      meron na check mo sa website ng poea

    • Zam Phi Vee

      yup TY.

  • Zam Phi Vee

    meron na ba shortlist sa JAPAN???

  • john

    hi kasama po ako sa nashortlist kaso sabi kailangan po magsama ng 1 kamag-anak, pano kya kung wlang available na immediate relative? thanks!

    • jerjerboi

      haha..ako din napili pero walang maisasama tom

  • Armin

    hi nurses labs tanong ko lang po if you will be posting the shortlisted applicants? and kung may idea kung kelan irerelease?? thanks!

    • jerjerboi

      kakareleased lang po..cxheck the poea website

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    • kerla

      nagapply po ko pero wala po un name ko sa shortlisted…600+ daw nagapply pero 100+ lang nasa short..congrats sa napili!!

  • aya

    Nurseslabs ang qualification po sa pag caregiver ay na meet ko po but R.N na po ako wothout experience. Since d naman po pwedeng mag apply as nurse sa japan. Pwede po bang mag apply as caregiver? I am planning to have my language traing sa makati this january 2014. Ayoko lng dn po kc masayang ang maging future effort ko kung hindi pla pwede.hehe salamat

  • marky

    are they still accepting application?

  • jennifer g. perez

    good day po!hindi po ba nabibigyan ng chance if 40 year old na but pyschologically,physically fit and knows how to speak japanese?and a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

  • abee

    Hi. I graduated in 2010. Took tye board in july of same yr. My prc registration date is sept 2010. WOrked immediately afterwards. Will that count as 3yrs experience. I live in the province po and I want to make sure I dont waste my time and theirs. Thank you po. God bless.

    • foreverlove

      hi abee…its ok…one of the requirement kc 3yrs dapat hospital experience.

    • jc

      hi po,,ung experience ba sa hospital eh ok lng ba kht volunteer nurse lng???

  • Coco

    Hi. Ask ko lang panu malalaman if active pa ung POEA E-Registration ko? nakakalog-in naman ako at nakalagay sa status eh Registered, ok ba ung ganun? 2008 pa kc nung nagregister ako. Please reply. Thanks.

    • Nurseslabs

      That’s fine.

  • b05

    what does authenticated diploma mean? i am planning to apply as a careworker in japan, will appreciate any feedback, thanks

  • Zam Phi Vee

    ,ke.lan [po shortlist for JAPAN

    • ninz

      sa august 15 daw sabi ni sir hans leo cacdac. and august 23-30 and sched ng interview. Goodluck to all nurses and caregiver applicant.

  • Armin

    Magbibigay din kaya sila ng free Japanese language training?

  • krizzie

    Is there any way that nurses here abroad can apply online? I am here in Saudi Arabia.

    • foreverlove

      hi krizzie…i think personal dapat if you want to pass all the requirements.

  • khaye

    as mentioned above kahit wala po experience as caregiver ok lang?thanks

  • mondymarvz

    mga tsong at sure pag pumunta kayu dun eh meron na kayung registration online sa POEA website.get the registration number ( very important) …and make sure dala nyo ang mga orig docs na nakasaad sa requirements coz they will check it

  • grace

    i am a certified nursing assistant. with TESDA certificate.. can i still apply?

    • Nurseslabs

      Do you apply on the remaining qualifications?

      Graduate from any four (4) year course and certified caregiver by TESDA

      Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (under board) or any allied profession

      Preferably 20 to 35 years old

      Must be physically and psychologically fit

  • rave

    where can i pass my requirements?

    • Nurseslabs

      Please read the post.

  • evelyn labutan

    hi.. how about to apply as caregiver, needed ba tesda certificate kahit r.n or needed lang un sa any four year course ..

    • Nurseslabs

      Please read the post. You need to have a TESDA cert.

    • iona

      hi i am qualified for this offered job i am a nurse as well as caregiver but my question is bout sa otr ko po,separate po b ung otr ko ng nursing at caregiver na isusubmit plz reply

  • zel

    gud day nurseslabs.. i am qualified for the job but i am here in the province. can i pass my resume to your poea province office? will wait for your response. thank you very much!

    • Nurseslabs

      We have asked the POEA administrator about this. Let us await his reply.

      UPDATE: Yes you can submit your requirements/documents at any POEA regional and satellite offices

  • Armin

    Kailangan po ba notarized/ with red ribbon ang ToR, diploma at certificate of employment?

    • mondymarvz

      nag submit ako sa POEA..di naman kailangan red ribbon or notarized..

    • Armin

      thanks sa reply! madami ba ang nag aapply? pila ba? baka sa monday pa kasi ako makapag submit ng requirements eh..

  • mj

    how much is the salary for hired nurses in Japan

    • Nurseslabs

      Sorry, it was not mentioned.

  • Nurseslabs

    Note that if you don’t have the qualifications needed above and so as the requirements/documents, don’t waste your time applying.

    • evelyn labutan

      hi.. how about to apply as caregiver, needed ba tesda certificate kahit r.n or needed lang un sa any four year course .

    • Nurseslabs

      Hello, please read the post again.

    • mike

      ok lang po ba kahit hindi pa naka aunthenticate ung diploma,dala ko naman po ung original.

  • Carlo Jane Dela Cruz

    Hi nurses labs….wen po posting ng shorlist 4 germany?thanx po

  • edwin

    ung coe ba kelangan na may end or pede lng nakalagay presently working???tnx

  • Nikky Jamito Caramoan

    Pwede ba akong mag apply dun sa care worker post? RN ako and 2 years lang ang nursing experience ko. And wala akong tesda cert.

  • Mark

    gusto ko mag apply as nurse kaso 2 and a half years plang experience ko, bitin pa nga… :(