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    Agency fees

    I have been quoted $2500 for agency fees which includes 1-time consulate fee, visa fees and 1 year guarantee (no medical). Is this quite reasonable? Comments or links to previous similar threads will be much appreciated.

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    should include the medical too....
    we paid $2200 and it included all of the above...
    keep in mind that the 1 year guarantee means that if it doesn't work out you STILL need ot pay the consulate fee and the medical and the visa fee, just not the agency fee again.

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    I paid around $3500 for everything. It was a direct hire so the agency did not have to look for someone for us. The DH did not have to pay any commission. Did I overpay?

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    ELT,

    I paid around the same as you for a Direct Hire but it included a one-way ticket from Manila.
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    yes, it did include the ticket. so the $2200 did not include ticket i assume?

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    no ticket included. i had to pay for a one way ticket which was $700-800 if i remember correctly

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    Thanks for your feedback - I suppose that if I get a local helper, there's no need to pay for a ticket to fly them over? What other fees are there apart from medical (the agency told me that it would only cost an extra $550 for this).

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