June 5, 2011
by Ana Lindenhann-admin
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Changes in the Aupair Stay in Denmark

Good news to all au pairs in Denmark effective 20th of May 2011 the maximum period of residence permit for au pairs is extended from 18 months to 24 months. However it is not extend able beyond 24 months.

Au pairs who were granted less than 24 months can apply for extension before the end of their residence permit. Remember its not automatic you have to submit a new application form which you download Application form for Extension of Aupair Permit Fill it up, state that you are applying for extension, submit to the Immigration Service or in the police station if you live outside the Metro Copenhagen area and do’nt forget that starting January 1 , 2011 there is a processing fee for the application for residence permit .You can stay with the same Host Family while the application is on process.

Submit your application of extension not later than 2 months before your permit to stay expires or you risk to that it will be rejected and be sent back to your country if you are staying illegally and be given an entry ban to Denmark for a certain period of time.

For further detail visit the Immigration Service website Extension of Residence Permit
Processing Fee
Extension for au pairs and interns
(Applications for extension of a residence permit under the Danish Aliens Act, section 9c(1))
DKK 1,650 (€ 223). I assume that the host family will shoulder the processesing fee.

Magandang balita sa mga aupairs na nasa Denmark

Simula ng ika-20 ng Mayo 2011 pwede na kayong mag apply ng extension ng inyong kontrata bilang aupair sa inyong kasalukuyang Host Family. Ito ay para sa mga au pair na may residensya na naaprubahan ng 18 buwan o 1 1/2 taon. Kailangang magsumite ng panibagong aplikasyon na kailangang pirmahan ng Host family at ng au pair. Pareho pa rin ang mga kailangang sundin ng aupair at ng Host family para maaprubahan ang aplikasyon. Kailangan lang na  ang mga insurance na kinuha ng pamilya sa inyo ay hindi pa paso dahil kalimitan naman ay  isang taon ang bisa  pero kung hindi naman ay hingin ninyo na ikuha kayo ng panibago para na rin sa kasiguraduhan ninyo at ng pamilya kung anuman ang mangyari sa inyo. Ang pagkakaiba nga lang ay kailangang magbayad ng ng 1,650 dkk pag nagsumite ng aplikasyon.

Tiyakin lang na ang pasaporte ng aplikante ay hindi pa exprired dahil duon nila ibabase ang haba ng permiso na ibibigay nila. Importante din na isumite ang aplikasyon 2 buwan bago ang orihinal na permiso ay mawalan ng bisa dahil pwede nilang hindi tanggapin kung ang visa mo ay paso na at pwede ka pang ipapulis at pauwiin sa bansa kung ikaw ang nasa Denmark ng illegal.

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May 9, 2011
by Ana Lindenhann-admin
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Au Pair Information: Reproductive Health Awareness on May14,2011

Incooperation of Au pair Network
(Babaylan,FAD,FOA,KIT & more)

your body….your responsibility…

topics;
sex & sexuality, menstruation & pregnacy, family planing,unwanted pregnancy, maternal health services, std, HIV infection & treatment,how to avoid HIV,how to receive treatment, the right use of condom, pre & post HIV test counselling,HIV quick test demonstration.

Speakers:

Dra. Maria Lurenda Westergaard ( Filipina doctor in Glostrup Hospital & a member of Babaylan Denmark)

Ravi Chandran ( Singaporian, Project leader, Cross over Organisation)

Everybody are welcome to attend the seminar & you have the oppurtunity to ask question & also for counselling.

Pls. register now; 25kr
we will also serve dinner after the seminar

for more info:
email: analind@babaylan.dk or rozvi@kit-danmark.dk

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April 15, 2011
by Ana Lindenhann-admin
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Requiem Mass for Geraldine Rivera

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Geraldine Rivera died last Saturday April 9,2011 while crossing the Coastal Road between Hellerup and Charlottenlund in North Zealand in Denmark. She was hit by a couple riding their motorbikes. She came to Denmark with the hope of helping her family out of poverty but her sudden death makes it painful and brought sorrow to her family. She came from the province of Alaminos, Pangasinan leaving behind her 85 year old sickly grandfather and a minor age brother.

The Philippine Embassy in Oslo with the kindness of the Philippine Consul Poul Krough are arranging the repatriation procedures and pursuing the insurance of those who ran her over to cover all the expenses and indemnities with the support of the Filipino community in Denmark.

You are all welcome especially au pairs who wants to pay their last respect to the remains of Geraldine youa re welcome at the St. Anne’s Church Dronning Elizabeth 3, 2300 Kbh. S at 2.00 pm. As expressed by au pairs in the Fagebook page they were really affected by Geraldine’s faith and they are willing to contribute to help her family in this time of sorrow.

Donations and any amount contribution is greatly appreciated as it will be used to pay for defray expenses and the rest will given to the Rivera family. You can give your donations during the mass or you can give it my organization’s account and we will forward to Filcom Denmark

Bank Details:
EIK BANK
BABAYLAN-DENMARK
Registration Nr – 6610
Account Nr – 2494890 Write in your note: Geraldine.

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April 6, 2011
by Ana Lindenhann-admin
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Aupair Information -Emergency and First Aid

Event Description:

Information Meeting on Emergency & First Aid , Owning a Real Estate Property in the Philippines. Guest Dr. Lurenda Westergaard and Milagros San Jose. Includes Questions and Answer, Counselling and Networking

Event Date

04/09/2011

Event Time

From: 16:00 – To: 20:00

Event Venue

H.C Ørstedvej 28 C, 1879 Fredireksberg

Event TimeZone

(GMT+1) Europe/Copenhagen

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December 7, 2010
by Ana Lindenhann-admin
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Information Meeting for Aupairs – Aupair Support

Event Description:

They will go through the au pair scheme, explaining the conditions and the rights and obligations of au pairs and host families. The Aupair Support will answer also your questions and give advice. If you have any issues that you would like to talk about privately, there will be an opportunity for individual counselling immediately after the information session

Event Date

12/07/2010

Event Time

From: 19:00 – To: 21:00

Event Venue

Borgergade 10, 5. sal, DK-1300 Copenhagen

Event TimeZone

(GMT+1) Europe/Copenhagen

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November 30, 2010
by Ana Lindenhann-admin
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Consular Outreach December 10-11, 2010

To Filipino citizens who still have the green passport and about to expired within 6 months then now is the time to renew it. The Philippines Embassy in Olso will be conducting Consular Outreach on December 10-11, 2010 at the Stor Hal located at the basement of St. Anne’s Church at Dronning Elizabeth Alle 3, 2300 Kbh. S. To those who don’t know how to get to St. Anne’s Church you have to to take bus 5A from the Central station going to Lufthavn (airport) or to Sunbyvesterplads if you stop at Tycho Brahes Alle which is the closest bus stop that is already zone 3 be careful usually there are bus controller at the bus stop because that’s a border between zone 1 and 3 so if you are coming from far away places and want to save 1 zone go down 1 stop before which is Englandsvej/Øresundvej (in front of LIDL supermarket)  and walk toward Dronning Elizabeth Alle and when you see the May Flowershop  turn right when you see the church the stair on the left going to the basement is the Big Hall (Stor Hall).

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Here is the announcement from the embassy:

Dear Friends and Kababayans in Denmark,

Enclosed, please find, the latest announcement of the Philippine Embassy concerning the Mobile Machine Readable Passporting Service & Consular Outreach of the Philippine Embassy scheduled for 10-11 December 2010 at the Store Sal of Sankt Annæ Kirke.

Please take note that this is going to be a LIMITED Consular Outreach. As per instructions from Manila, we will be limiting this consular outreach to a maximum of 200 applicants (100 for each day) who should have Green Philippine passports that are either:
1. Expired, or
2. About to expire in the next six (6) months (i.e. passports which will expire anytime between December 2010 to May 2011)

This is due to the eventual phasing out of the Machine Readable Passport (MRP) to give way to the new & improved ePassport which we will be issuing soon.
The enclosed announcement is REQUIRED READING for all qualified applicants as it also contains a list of requirements.
Below is the link to our photo guidelines, which is also REQUIRED READING for all qualified applicants:
http://www.philembassy.no/consular-services/passport/machine-readable-passport
Others who do not qualify for this Consular Outreach are encouraged to wait for the electronic passport (ePassport) outreach to Copenhagen by the Embassy in early 2011. They are encouraged to visit www.philembassy.no from time to time for further announcements.
In the meantime, allow us to thank you in advance for your continued support and cooperation in this project. Feel free to spread the word.
Salamat at mabuhay po kayo!

Sincerely,
Lenna
LENNA EILLEEN C. DE DIOS-SISON
Third Secretary and Vice Consul
Philippine Embassy
4th Floor, Nedre Vollgate 4
0158 Oslo, NORWAY
+47 2240 0904 (Direct Line)
+47 2241 7401 (Fax)

Requirements for Renewal of passport:

  • Personal appearance
  • Duly accomplished application form which can be downloaded here
  • 3 pieces colored passport photos against colored background take within the last six (6) month
  • Present the old green passport and photocopy of the data page and the back cover, photocopies of the latest Immigration departure and arrival stamps

Additional Requirements of Lost  or damaged passports:

  • you need the original copy of police report in English
  • Photocopy of your lost passport or original birth authenticated certificate
  • other supporting document for example; Marriage contract, PRC/IBP ID, Land Title, GSIS record, Old SSS E1 form or digitized ID, School form or Transcript of records, Driver’s license, Baptismal certificate, Income tax return and other document that shows full name, birth details and citizenship of apllicant.

Payment:

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October 30, 2010
by Ana Lindenhann-admin
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Pinoy Christmas Party in Odense Denmark

Event Description:

To all Pinoys in Odense and nearby towns. You are all invited to come & join us celebrate an early Christmas event at Hockeyklub Odin on November 06 at 5pm! Babaylan-Denmark and Friends from Odense are organizing this event as a reach out for all au pairs around the area. There will be an Au Pair Info E…vent, Cultura…l Show, singing, dancing, dinner buffet and raffle draws. Entrance is free but drinks are sold at a reasonable price. This event is sponsored by Western Union and Lebara. For more info pls call or drop a line to Luzie Seno Hansen or Babaylan FB page. See you all there!!!

Event Date

11/06/2010

Event Time

From: 18:00 – To: 23:00

Event Venue

Hockeyklubben Odin

Event TimeZone

(GMT+1) Europe/Copenhagen

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October 27, 2010
by Ana Lindenhann-admin
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Invitation to all PINOYS in Odense- PASKOHAN SA ODENSE

Calling all Filipinos in Odense and nearby areas to join the Christmas Party in Hockeyklub Odin FREE ENTRANCE/DINNER just buy drinks at reasonable prices just bring 50dk worth of gifts for the exchanging of gifts.  Please contact Luz Hansen 3027 2512 or Freme 3029 8943 for details.

Christmas Party Invitation to Filipino Migrants and Aupairs in Odense

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October 25, 2010
by Ana Lindenhann-admin
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Aupair Application Process for Norway and Denmark

Procedures for Au Pair Application (Norway & Denmark)
1.) The host family downloads the contract from UDI (if from Norway) / New to Denmark (if from Denmark) website and signs it.
2.) The host family brings the signed contract to the Philippine Embassy for attestation. He/she is requested to present a valid identification (ID) card or copy of passport.
3.) The host family sends the attested contract to the au pair for her to sign and submit to the Norwegian Embassy in Manila (Note: The Norwegian Embassy in Manila also processes visa applications for those in the Philippines wishing to travel to Denmark)
4.) The Norwegian Embassy processes the application
5.) Once the application is approved and the visa is obtained, the au pair obtains an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) after submitting the following to the latter:
a. Au pair contract signed by the au pair and the head of the host family duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy in Norway which has concurrent jurisdiction over Denmark,
b. Copy of passport with the stamped valid au pair visa
c. Pre Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) certificate issued by the Overseas Welfare Administration (OWWA)
d. Valid “fit for work” medical examination result

Important Notes for Host Families:

1.) To avoid sending the contract back and forth, please bring the contract to the Philippine Embassy first before sending it to the au pair. The Embassy only needs to attest the identity of the host family and not the au pair’s.
2.) Host families who are from places far from Oslo may send the contract by mail accompanied by a copy of the host family’s identification (ID) card and/or passport data page bearing a similar signature to that affixed in the contract. An authentication fee of 197.50 NOK may be paid through the Embassy’s bank account, DnB NOR Account No. 5083.05.14756 with IBAN NO4950830514756 and SWIFT CODE DNBANOKKXXX. If they wish the Embassy to send the contract to them by mail, an additional 150 NOK (for those in Norway) / 200 NOK (for those in Denmark) will be needed to cover the cost of postage.
3.) Please note that host families who choose to transact business with au pair agencies should do so on their own responsibility. The Embassy and the Philippine government has not authorized any agency to recruit au pairs in its behalf.

You can download the Guidelines for the Selection and Deployment of Filipino Aupairs to Denmark here

Source of Information: The Philippine Embassy in Oslo

Standard Contract for Aupairs in Norway

Complete set of Aupair residence permit application to Denmark

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October 24, 2010
by Ana Lindenhann-admin
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Good News!!! The Aupair Ban lifted for Denmark

Good news to young Filipinosl!!! If you fulfill the requirements to be an aupair in Denmark  no more problem at the airport because the ban has been lifted.  Here’s the press release from the Philippine Embassy in Norway which you can read the orginal post  here

Miniature Nyhavn in Legoland, Denmark

The Philippines has officially lifted the ban on the deployment of Filipino au pairs bound for Denmark. The news was relayed by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs to the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway which has jurisdiction over Denmark. The information was also conveyed to the Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and the Bureau of Immigration in Manila. The lifting of the ban came after long months of negotiations between the government of Denmark and various agencies of the Philippines including DOLE/POEA, the DFA and the Bureau of Immigration.

The Danish Ministry of Immigration had agreed to include in the contract, stipulations requested by the Philippine Government, intended to provide additional protection for the au pairs. These are the inclusion of a repatriation clause in the contract clearly stating that the cost of the repatriation of an au pair in case of serious injury or death will be borne by the host family or an insurance agency, and the requirement of additional insurance (medical/health/accident) in case the au pair gets sick or meets with an accident.

On its part, the Philippine government has instituted certain internal procedures meant to prevent human trafficking and provide a pre-departure orientatino seminar for au pairs in order to orient them about the new culture and environment awaiting them in Denmark.

In the past, conflicts between au pairs & host families had been attributed to a lack of understanding by the au pairs of the true meaning of the program and his/her role, rights and responsibilities. The Seminar is intended to address this gap.

The guidelines and procedures in the implementation of this new policy could be found in the headline section of the Embassy website.

Please note that host families who choose to transact business with au pair agencies should do so on their own responsibility. The Embassy and the Philippine government has not authorized any agency to recruit au pairs in its behalf.

In 2009, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo initiated the process of having the ban lifted by approaching the Ministry of Immigration of Denmark, which had indicated readiness to bridge the differing policies of the two governments on the au pair issue. Meanwhile, the Department of Foreign Affairs spearheaded the move to lift the ban, in consultation and coordination with the DOLE and POEA and the Bureau of Immigration.

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