Friday, November 30, 2012


The Labor Offices of the Philippine Consulate General and Philippine Embassy in Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively reminds Overseas Filipinos Workers (OFWs), who are vacationing in the Philippines and returning to the same employer in the UAE, to secure a POEA travel exit clearance in order to be allowed to leave the Philippines.

The OEC, which has a validity of 60 days, can be obtained from POEA’s Head Office, regional centers, satellite units, and deputized OWWA offices, as well as Philippine Overseas Labor Offices in various Philippines Embassies and Consulates. POEA has already opened its One-Way Delivery System (Dropbox) at the Balik-Manggagawa Processing Division in POEA, and On-Line Application ( as convenient and time-saving ways for OEC issuance.

OFWs in Dubai and the Northern Emirates who prefer to get the OEC from POLO-OWWA in  Dubai or Abu Dhabi must meet the following requirements:

1. Personal appearance of OFW-applicant;
2. Original passport and stamped visa;
3. Accomplished information sheet (available in POLO-OWWA and from the Samahang Pinoy Kawanggawa website: OFW ADVISORIES / OEC CERTIFICATE);
4. PAG-IBIG Membership for a minimum of AED10.00 (mandatory coverage per RA 9679 or the Home Development Mutual Fund Law which took effect on 27 August 2009);
5. OWWA Membership for AED92.00 (payment valid per contract duration at a maximum of 2 years);
6. OEC Processing fee of AED10.00;
7. For Household Service Workers, in addition to the above:
- Immigration Contract stating a monthly salary of at least US$400
(the Philippine minimum requirement) or its equivalent of AED 1,500,
to be verified by POLO for AED40.00. This will also be presented at
the Philippine Airport Immigration
- Undertaking and Information Sheet signed by the Sponsor (available
from the website)
- Copy of the sponsor’s passport and residence visa

Labor Attach√© also informs OFWs that the POEA has restored the validation of the exit clearance at the Labor Assistance Counter (LAC) in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals starting March 1, 2011. Click the attached link for complete info >>> OEC VALIDATION AT POEA-NAIA

The OEC serves as exit pass, as an exemption certificate from payment of travel tax and airport terminal fee, and as a worker’s guarantee that he is covered by government protection and benefits.

For further queries, feel free to ask questions / comment via this post.
~ Samahang Pinoy Kawanggawa

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