Hi everyone, does anyone have any experience hiring a foreign domestic worker directly from the Philippines? I have gotten MOM approval and have the In-Principle Approval as well as the insurance and bond. The problem is getting my fdw out from their country. The embassy says that I must use an accredited agency to do a direct hire. We are trying to avoid a hefty loan on my potential helper's side so we aren't going through any agency. Any advice? Seems like their immigration is very strict now. Getting into Singapore is no problem; it's getting out of Philippines.