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What is Overseas an Employment Certificate (OEC)?
All departing OFWs, whether new hires or Balik Manggagawa are required to secure an Overseas Employment Certificate (OECs) which shall serve as exit clearance and an exemption from payment of travel tax and airport terminal fee. This is also your proof of being a documented overseas worker.
Your recruitment agency can help you process the OEC and the processing will take up to three weeks.
- Employment contract
- Valid Passport
- Medical certificate and other supporting documents as may be required.
- Valid Medical Certificate from DOH-accredited medical clinics.
- Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar Certificate (PEOS)
- Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) Certificate issued by OWWA
Once submitted, the documents will undergo evaluation, approval from POEA and endorsement from DOLE before the release of OEC.
Here are the documents required to secure an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) online and for exemption:
- Online Appointment Information Sheet print-out from this website.
- Valid Passport with at least 6 months validity from departure date
- Valid work visa/employment or any equivalent document; and
- Valid verified employment contract.
The Overseas Employment Certificate's processing is P100 per e-receipt/OEC.
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