Guidelines for OEC Processing During Peak Periods
Posted on Wednesday, 7 March 2012
The Philippine Embassy in Singapore wishes to announce that due to space constraints, and in order to ensure the safety and security of applicants for Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) it will be imposing a quota on the number of OEC applicants received at the Embassy and the Embassy’s OEC extension service at Lucky Plaza on Sunday, 18 March 2012 and Sunday, 25 March 2012.
Only 150 OEC applications will be accepted at the Embassy’s OEC extension service at Lucky Plaza on the above dates, and will be processed according to the following schedule:
Application Nos. 001-075: 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Application Nos. 076-150: 1:30 P.M. onwards
Likewise, on the above dates, only 800 OEC queue numbers and 400 OWWA queue numbers will be issued at the Embassy, and will be processed according to the following schedule:
Queue Nos. 001-200: 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 P.M.
Queue Nos. 201-400: 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Queue Nos. 401-600: 1:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Queue Nos. 601-800: 3:00 P.M. onwards
Applicants without queue numbers, or with queue numbers that are not yet scheduled for processing, will be restricted from entering the Embassy to prevent overcrowding. The Embassy reminds applicants to refrain from bringing companions, to avoid further congestion of its public waiting areas. The Embassy reserves the right to restrict the entry of non-applicants.
To further facilitate the speedy processing of OECs, applicants are reminded to ensure that their documentary requirements are complete and in order. The list of requirements for OWWA membership and OECs are available at http://www.philippine-embassy.org.sg/labor/owwa/ and http://www.philippine-embassy.org.sg/labor/oec/ respectively. The necessary forms may be downloaded and printed out ahead of time from http://www.philippine-embassy.org.sg/forms/ under “Labor Forms”.
In order to avoid inconvenience in obtaining necessary documents during peak travel periods such as Holy Week, applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule their visits to the Embassy from Monday to Thursday and in advance of their planned travel dates.