Friday, September 22, 2017

OEC Requirements


What is an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC)?

An Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) is a requirement under POEA rules and regulations to help ensure that Filipino Overseas Workers (OFWs) are properly documented and protected.

Only OFWs are required to get an OEC.  In this case, OFWs would include: work permit holders such as Household Service Workers as well as S-Pass, E-Pass and PEP holders.

What are the requirements for the issuance of OEC?

1.        Household Service Workers (HSW) 

  • Two (2) copies printed appointment sheet
  • Valid Embassy verified employment contract
  • Original Work Permit plus two (2) photocopies
  • Original Passport plus two (2) photocopies
  • Proof of valid OWWA membership
  • Updated receipt of Pag-ibig Fund membership contribution

 2.       S-Pass/Employment Pass 

  •  Two (2) copies printed appointment sheet
  •  Original Work Pass plus two (2) photocopies
  •  Original Passport plus two (2) photocopies
  •  Proof of valid OWWA membership
  •  Updated receipt of Pag-ibig Fund membership contribution

3.       Personalized Employment Pass

  • Two (2) copies printed appointment sheet
  • Original Employment Contract for PEP holders
  • Original Work Pass plus two (2) photocopies
  • Original Passport plus two (2) photocopies
  • Proof of valid OWWA membership
  • Updated receipt of Pag-ibig Fund membership contribution

Where and When to file an OEC? (For First Time Applicants only – by appointment thru bmonline.ph)

OEC applications can be filed at windows 3 & 4 of the Philippine Embassy (Monday to Friday from (9:00 am to 12:00pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.)

How long does it take to process an OEC?

During ordinary days (except peak season), 20 to 30 minutes provided the documentary requirements are complete.

Can a Household Service Worker (HSW) apply directly with the embassy to secure an OEC, without passing thru a Singaporean agent?

Yes, provided she has a valid employment contract processed by the Philippine Embassy, in addition to other documentary requirements stated above.

How much is the processing fee of OEC?

SG$3.00 each, payable in cash only

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