Balik-Manggagawa OFW Ka Ba?

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

Bagong Bayani ka ba na nagbabakasyon?

Here are some guides that you might find useful to get an Overseas Exit Clearance.

Documentary Requirements

  • Valid Passport
  • Re-entry  visa,  work   permit,  or any  equivalent  document
  • Proof that worker is returning to the same employer (company ID, employment certificate, pay slip, etc.)

Household Service Workers returning to  Singapore shall present a copy of latest employment contract duly verified by the POLO in Singapore.

Government Fees

·        P 100.00                                   –   POEA Processing Fee

·        P 900.00                                   –   Philhealth Coverage Premium

·        US$ 25.00 or peso equivalent    –   OWWA Membership Fee

A Worker-on-Leave with valid OWWA membership and  PhilHealth coverage shall  only pay  Php 100.00 for POEA processing  fee

Forms of Exit Clearance

Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) – issued by the POLOs and other regional offices.

E-receipt integrated receipt for payments of POEA, OWWA, and Philhealth fees that also serves as the exit clearance at the airports.  E-receipts are issued by the POEA central office, POEA Cebu, and POEA La Union.

The e-receipt  and OEC are issued in 5 copies, a copy each for the POEA, the OFW, LAC, airline, and airport authority and are valid for 60 days from the date of issuance.

Multiple Travel Exit Clearance (MTEC)

The multiple travel exit clearance is a set of two or more clearances issued to airline cabin crew, flight attendants, off-shore workers, and other workers for use as an exit document that is valid for twelve months from date of issue.

Where to get the Balik-Manggagawa Exit Clearance

Filipino Workers-on-Leave or Balik-Manggagawa may now secure Exit Clearance from the following:

1. Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs)

Returning workers may have their exit clearance processed at the POLOs nearest their jobsites prior to departure to the Philippines.

2. POEA Central Office

Balik-Manggagawa Processing Center, Ortigas Ave. corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

3. POEA Regional Offices

Located in Baguio City; San Fernando City, La Union; Clark Field Angeles City; Calamba City; Legaspi City; Tacloban City; Iloilo City; Bacolod City; Cebu City; Cagayan de Oro City; Davao City; Cotabato City; and Zamboanga City.

4. POEA Labor Assistance Centers

Located at NAIA-1, NAIA-2, Mactan International Airport, and Diosdado Macapagal International Aairport in Clarkfield Pampanga.

·     For returning workers who are on emergency leave for not more than one week, provided the worker has proof of valid membership with Philhealth and OWWA

·     LAC issues a one-day exit clearance to an OFWs who is already in the airport and have a flight to catch, and after the  POEA officer has established  that the worker would lose his job if not allowed to leave within that day

5. POEA-Deputized OWWA Regional  Offices and Units

OWWA Tuguegarao – Sycanco Bldg.,  Bonifacio Street, Tugegarao,  Cagayan

OWWA Regional Unit – Caraga – 44 J.C Quirino Avenue,  Butuan City

6. Teleserv Express Clearance System

Teleserv is a courier service for returning workers who have not much time to secure their exit clearance at the POEA offices.

One-way  application process – The worker proceeds to the Teleserv counter at the POEA Balik-Manggagawa Processing Center.

The exit clearance shall be delivered to the worker’s address within 2 days from the date of filing, and shall include refund of OWWA and/or Philhealth fees if membership is still active.

Two-way  application process – The worker  can log in to www.oecdelivery.com.ph to avail of the full service.

Who are considered Balik-Manggagawa?

A balik-manggagawa or a worker-on leave refers to an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who is on vacation or on leave and is returning to the same employer.

Persons NOT qualified as Balik-Manggagawa

  • Dependents of overseas Filipino workers
  • Persons who are traveling on student visa.
  • Persons who are traveling on business visa
  • Permanent Residents of foreign countries
  • OFWs who have changed employers but have not reported for work prior to travel to the Philippines

Use of exit clearance

Having an exit clearance is proof that the worker has undergone the legal and right procedure of  overseas employment. Being a registered OFW, the worker is accorded the full protection and benefits from government institutions while he is working abroad and upon his return to the Philippines.

It also exempts the OFW from payment of travel tax and airport terminal fee.

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123 thoughts on “Balik-Manggagawa OFW Ka Ba?

  1. Magandang araw po MasterCitizen,
    Nag resign po ako sa company ko sa qatar noong 2014 pa po. ngayun pong med 2016 nag apply po ulit ako sa dating companya ko po tinangap po ulit nila ako, may visa napo ako. Pasok parin po ba ako sa Balik mangagawa kahit na mahigit ng 2 years ako dito sa pinas?

  2. Gud day po…tanong ko galing ako uae less 2 years nsg resign po ako. Ngaun po kinukuha uli ako ng same employer ko. 1 year n po ako ngaun d2 s pinas. BM po b ako o need ko uli magpmedical at kylangan po b uli mag apply ng job order para skin o viza n lng po uli. Sna po msgot nyo me.salamat

  3. HELLO PO MASTERCITIZEN NABASA KO PO ANG MGA BLOG MO PO. AT HITO NGA PO GUSTO KUNG MAG TANONG. ANG PAPA KOPO AY MAY NABAYARAN NA PO SIYA NA oec SA PINAG TRATRABAHOAN NIYA SA IBANG BANSA KASI PO NA EXTEND ANG CONTRATA NIYA DATI EH NGAYON MERON NAPO SIYANG OEC RECEIPT AT ANG NAKALAGAY NGA PO SA OEC RECEIPT NGA PO NIYA IS MAG E EXPIRE PO SA JANUARY,18, 2016 TAPOS ANG BALIK NIYA ULI IS JANUARY 24 PA PO. ANO PO BA ANG DAPAT NIYANG GAWIN SANA PO MASAGOT NYO PO AKO MAG HIHINTAY PO AKO SALAMAT…….

    1. Hi Jakie,

      Kailangang pumunta ng father mo sa POEA para magpa renew or kumuha ng bagong OEC (itanong nyo na lang doon). Kasi valid lang ang OEC niya hanggang January 18, 2016. Kailangan kasi, pag alis ng OFW, valid ang OEC na dala niya.

      MC

  4. Helo good day po sir/madam gusto ko lng po mlmn if qualified ba ako na BM.babalik po ako same country but not same employer po.almost 1yr po ako nagwork dun now mhgt 1month na po ako d2 pinas.kelangan prn po b mag pdos at magmedcal po?nagwork po ako as a DH po.

  5. good Morning po MasterCitizen,
    ask ko lang po yong misis ko nasa KSA 3 months palang sya pero need nya umuwi for emergency atleast two weeks lang need nya pa ba kumuha ng balik mangagawa? saan kukuha sa KSA polo ba bago sya umalis or dito na sa pilipinas kumuha? sino po ba ang kukuha ng re-entry yong amo nya ba? pumayag naman ang amo nya pero sa kanya daw ang ticket round trip. need nya pa rin ba ang oec for revalidate or hindi na? ano po ang need nyang ayosin para makauwi for emergency at babalik din naman sya after two weeks same employer need nya pa rin bang magreport sa agency or between employer na lang.
    Maraming Salamat po sana pagpalain po kayo ng Diyos sa ginagawa nyong pagtulong sa kapwa kahit hindi kayo nagtatrabaho sa gobyerno napakalaking bagay para sa amin na malaman ang kasagutan sa aming katanungan dapat ang katulad nyo ang dapat nakapwesto sa gobyerno.

  6. Gud pm po..just want to ask kung mkakakuha dn po b ako ng blik mnggwa sa tuguegarao,d ko po kxe alm ang pasikot sikot sa manila,,ano po need,.need pba ng bm online or what!thnks po

  7. Thank u ah ano po ba ung name hired? Un pa din ba ung requirements na kailangan na Dalhin ko ng first time mag apply Ako ? Contract with red ribbon from employer?salamat ng marami malaki ang advice u lalo na sa katulad ko from province

  8. Good evening, Last Sept. na hire Ako na direct from china pinadlahan Nya Ako ng necessary documents kasama na ang contract with red ribbon from Phil.consulate in China.Sa contract 6 months contract ko sa employer ko but after 3 months umuwi na Ako kase wala sya na offer na Maganda work.So na contact ko another employer sa China.Ant question ko valid pa ba ang OEC ko? At pwede ba Ako kumuha ng OEC with contract galing sa new employer ko na wlang red ribbon? Kase ang Alan ko BM na po Ako ganun po ba? At d na po ba akonulit dada an sa POEA?
    Thank you!

  9. Sir, puede ba sa airport mkakuha ng OWWA, Philhealth, pag ibig & OEC. BM ako same employer, kasi 1 week lang emergency vacation ko @ holiday na. baka sarado ang POEA outlet sa amin.

  10. Hello po, kelangan po ba ang online filled up forms we just arrived in Philippines and back next week. Ano po ang mga new detailed requirements .Please reply me. Thanks and God bless

    1. Hindi na good for isang gamit lang ang OEC. Bale newly hired ka ang mangyayari sa iyo sa name hired unit ka pupunta. Inquire mo ito sa POEA Ortigas sa 2nd floor yun. Yung mga membership mo good for 1 year yun.

  11. Ng pasched ako sa online system e need ko kso nacancel ko xa twice kelan ulet ako pwede mgp sched

  12. GOOD DAY PO master tanong ko lang po, husband ko po ay nagbakasyun dito sa pinas almost 3months, tapos kukuha xa ng BM makano po ba mabayaran nya lahat kc 5 years po sya sa abroad bago nakabakasyun dito sa pinas? maramig salamat po…

  13. First of all I would like to great pleasant good day while you read my message,
    Here my question,
    I’m rehire my previous employer .nakalipas na ang limang taon, kasali PABA ako sa balik manggagawa, na confuse kasi ako dahil 5 year nanga ang nakalipas ,maka avail ba ako sa OEC? Please answer my question, thank you very much,

    1. Sa Clark hindi na kami sigurado kung nag o operate pa sila. Pero sa mga Malls specially kung saan may DFA ay mayroon na silang area naang tawag ay Lingkod Pinoy POEA ang nag papatakbo nun.

  14. Two months lang po sana ang vacation ko pero nagpa extend ako para maging five months, which was approved by my employer as mentioned in my certificate of employment. Meron akong original copy ng work at residence permit with me. Ano po ba ang maximum period of stay or vacation sa Philippines ng isang vacationing worker para ma consider na BM. Wala po kaya akong maging problem sa pagkuha ng OEC sa BM Dept?

    1. Wala naman silang requirements kung gaano katagal ang bakasyon mo as long as same employer ang babalikan. Ang advise ko lang late ka na kumuha ng OEC mo kasi baka ma expire siya good for 60 days lang yun.

  15. good day Master,

    Umalis ako nung January as balik manggagawa under Company A. Pero nung June ay nakapagtrabaho na ako sa Company B under a new contract. Pauwi ako nitong December. Considered ba akong BM? Ano ano ang mga dapat dalhing dokumento? OR Considered first timer ba ako na kailangan na naman magpamedical at PDOS?

    1. Considered balik manggagawa ka kasi naka pag start ka na sa company na yunbago ka magbakasyon dito. dalhin mo yung passport mo na more than 6 months pa valid at proof na nagta trabaho ka na sa company na yun bago ka umuwi ng pinas ( contract, I.d mo or payslip etc.)

      1. maraming salamat po sa sagot. Taga POEA po ba kayo? Sana ay kapareho ng evaluation nyo ang makatapat ko sa POEA. December is such a busy season. Sana ay talagang hindi na ako i-require na mag PDOS at medical para ma maximize ko ang bakasyon ko. Salamat again sa time mo.

  16. ma-expired na po un visit visa ko this coming july20 pero di pa po ako nkkpgprocess ng mga necessary documents upon departure… ano2x po required docs na dapat ko po dalhin?

  17. hello po.. ask ko lng po.. same situation po kame ni Gladz.. mg-3yrs napo ako dto sa pinas, then rehired po ako ng same old employer ko po, but visit visa po un pinadala sakin.. nkpg apply na po ako before ng OEC,OWWA, Philhealth back 2009. ngbalik manggawa dn po ako last 2010.. then ng-stay po ako sa pinas just last 2011 po.. mabbigyan po kya ulet ako ng OEC if visit lng po un visa ko pero mei mga supporting docs po from my same old company?

  18. Ask ko lang kung maituturing parin ba akong BM if 2 and half years na ko dito sa pinas?..but now my same old employer is hiring me again?…anu-ano kayang requirements ang kailangan?…at mga fees ang dapat bayaran?..need ko rin ba mag PDOS at medical?…

  19. Good morning po..babalik n po ako s ubai june 12 2013..dio po ako ag babayad ng poea owwa at oec…visit visa po nung umalis 2010..kc po medyo mshaba bakasyon ko almost 3mos kaya nag plan ko dito magyad lhat..eh ano kya po pocess ggawin ko dumting po ko march 18,2013 aalis po ako june 12.2013 mgakno po kaya lahat babayaran ko at saan ko pwede magbayad,,please hlp me..

    1. babayaran mo lang ang owwwa mo, philhealth at sss mo sa POEA kasama ang OEC. Mga 3-4K lahat yan.
      ganun lang babayaran mo lang. dalhin mo ang passport mo at employment contract.

  20. camcam,

    4 months po ako pinas, nrealease po ako amo before sa bahay, then i got job in kuwait may visa n po ako pabalik kaya lang po ang nakarecord sa poae yung old employer ko pa, ang dala ko lang po n documents dito pinas ay visa,passport not exceeding 6 months and payslip,feb 5 n po alis ko

  21. Hi Master Citizen

    Good day,

    I have want to ask a question, I’m a sea-based worker here in Solomon Islands, pero dumaan po ako ng POEA direct hired para po makakuha ako ng OEC, so ngayon I’m end of contract na but they renewed it. ngayon po uwi ako ng pinas para mg-bakasyon, tanung ko lang po kung ano ano po ang mga dapat kelangan n documents or requirements para po makakuha ulit ako ng OEC? sana po ay matulongan ninyo ako at ng makapg-prepare nrin po ako. yun lang po at maraming maraming salamat and may god bless you, & merry Xmas

  22. Ask lang po, Isang beses lang ba ginagamit ang Balik Manggagawa? For example umuwi n ako nung July tpos bumalik ako ng saudi ng August, eh kung uuwi uli ako ngyong december, kukuha ba ako ng bagong balik manggagawa o pwede ko pang gamitin uli pabalik ng january ung OEC ko?

  23. Greetings Sir,
    I have read your blog and i need your opinion on my concern.

    i was employed in Saudi Arabia last year, i went on my first vacation after 6 months of my employment, then went for my second vacation after 4 months however i was not able to come back to Riyadh due to unfortunate circumstance back at home (so automatically i am AWOL).

    fortunately i was able to find a new employer in North America (POEA told me i’m Name Hire but i have not told POEA of me being AWOL on my First Contract in Riyadh). I already have my Working Visa and PDOS this month.

    My question is will i be in trouble? meaning will they hold me in the airport here in the Philippines due to me being AWOL in Riyadh??
    or will POEA deny me an OEC since i went AWOL on my first contract in Riyadh??

    I really need your opinion in this matter Sir, Thank you very much sir.

    -Aspiring OFW

  24. from dubai po ako, nandito ako ngayon sa pinas for my vacation 2nd time.. last year nagbayad ako sa dubai ng oec, owwa saka pag ibig, walang philhealth doon, then,ngayon po plan ko is magbayad nalang dito sa clark.. how much po ba ang magagastos pag ganun? last year po august vacation ko..ngayon naman is october 6till nov 6 po ako dito..

  25. hi there im currently working here in canada as livein caregiver ask ko lang po if may re-entry visa nako need pa po ba ng OEC dian sa pinas?

  26. Master, kung nakaalis po ako as tourist / business visa and then pagdating ko sa country na pinuntahan ko e nakapag work po ako ng halos 3 months.. uuwi ako ng pilipinas para magbakasyon.. sa name hire pa kaya ako or pwde na kaya ako ma issuehan ng OEC as balik manggagawa? –thanks

      1. master pwede mg tnong kc babalik ako ng riyad kpag kumuha b ng oec kailngn p ba ng contrata dun din ako sa dti kong amo pabalik blik n po ako dun

  27. Hi master citizen! Kung magbabakasyon po sa pinas (as balik manggagawa) pero meron din po akong bakasyon sa ibang bansa sa gitna ng bakasyon ko (babalik ulit sa pilipinas pagkatapos). Dapat po ba ako kumuha ng 2 OEC para sa 1 pabalik sa employer at 2 para sa international trip?

    Pwede bang gamitin ung OEC for personal trips (as OFW)?

    1. Nakalagay kasi sa OEC ang jobsite mo so hindi yan pwede gamitin for travel to other locations. Malamang pagbalik mo dito from your vacation ka na lang kumuha ng OEC pabalik sa jobsite mo

      1. Ahh thanks sa reply master citizen! Akala ko pwede na rin ung OEC para maexempt sa other taxes for personal vacation (as OFW perk). Good to know!

  28. master gud am po ask ko lng po kung ano pong ibig sabihin ng name hire doon lng po b yan s mga nagwowork s labas or housemaid

  29. Dear sir,
    Ask ko lang po kc pauwi po kc ang brother ko from Indonesia for 1 week vacation.Umalis po sya last month w/ visa valid for 6 months pero hindi po sya dumaan sa POEA since ang nakalagay po sa passport nia ay hindi naman po working.Muntik na nga po syang i hold ng immigration pinakita nia lang po ang certification nya na sya ay mag te training lang sa isang company doon pero actually magwowork po talaga sya doon.pagdating nia po sa Indonesia ay may working permit na sya at may multiple exit re entry na po sya para makapag bakasyon for 1 week.ask ko lang po para hwag magkaproblema sa immigration kailangan po bang kumuha ng oec since may re entry visa na po sya? saan category po sya balik manggagawa or name hire?wala daw po kc sa Phil Embassy nag iissue ng OEC doon yun lang daw pong certification of permanent residency lang ang iniissue nila. ayaw po kc naming magkaproblema sa immigration kc iniisip nila lahat ng lalabas ng bansa kahit tourist magtatrabaho. pls. pakisagot lang po .:) salamat po

    1. Kung first time magrereport sa POEA, malamang name hire unit yan.
      Ang gawin ng kapatid mo, pumunta sa POEA, pumunta sa OEC division, sasabihin naman doon kung kailangan umakyat sa name hire.
      Then bibigyan na siya ng OEC

      1. Master hindi pa po siya nagpupunta sa POEA.so name hire po siya? paano po yun 1 week lang ang bakasyun nya/e di ba po kailangan pa nun ng PIDOS at medical?kaya po ba matapos ng 1 week noon?salamat po Master.

      2. Since new employer naman siya at nag tatrabaho na siya sa bagong employer niya, dalhin nya ang contract, payslip at ID sa bagong employer at pumunta na sa balik-mangagagawa section.

        Yan ay kung nagsimula na siya magtrabaho sa bagong employer bago nag bakasayon.

        Kung hindi pa at magsisimula pa lang siya sa bagong employer, name hire talaga yan. Malamang may mga babayaran lang siya na fees.

      3. yes Master nawowork na po siya sa new employer nya bago po sya magbakasyon itong month po na ito bale mga 5 days lang po sya magbabakasyon ka tatawag lang nya po kasi Ramadan holiday daw po.

  30. good evening sir,

    I was reading your blog and they are really helpful and very informative…ofw are lucky to acquire these information for free and with no hassle at all. thanks.

    HIngi po sana ako ng advise nyo sir abt my case. Pinapunta po ako dito ng employer ko to represent their company and do a small work here in Manila. dumating po ako dito last year ng august and till now andito pa po ako. ngaun po, my employer is sending me to Vietnam to do a small work there in behalf of our company. kailangan ko po ba ng OEC since hindi pa naman po ako babalik sa Saudi. After Vietnam, pupunta po ako Cambodia then back to Philippines. After i finish here in Manila, maybe around august, that will be the time that i will be going back to KSA to endorse my work before i come back here in the Philippines. In addition po, ung contract ko with my employer sa saudi will end this September.

    Please advise me po what to do…

    with many thanks,
    Shimoto

    1. Yang OEC kasi, it gives you special privileges or benefits like you don’t have to pay travel taxes. You can file for that many times naman to enjoy that benefit when you come home to the country and leave back to your employer. Pero kung sagot naman ng company mo yung travel expenses mo, then hindi mo na kailangan yung exemptions ng OEC.

      1. thanks a lot Master Citizen… i have another concern po… kasi i was offloaded last sunday by the immigration and now that is their requirement. Ngpunta n rin po ako sa Immigration then they asked me to go to POEA. Ung advise po ng officer sa POEA is kuha daw ako ng OEC and ung justification nya when I asked is that my purpose of travel daw is work. I dont know also if she understood my point but the officer at the POEA was taking my case lightly and she just advised me to get OEC.

        Master Citizen, I also think that their justification at the NAIA Immigration ( I am referring to one officer ) is not valid kasi he was saying n ” malay namin kung from Vietnam then you will fly to KSA.” I told him, why would I do that when I dont have re-entry visa to KSA. then, ang sabi lng po is ” basta, OEC lng po kailangan ntin”. I think Immigration officers must maintain their credibility by providing clear advise to the travelers to avoid unnecessary delay.

        is there a specific office where i can get in touch with to have my case be reviewed because i don’t like others to go through what ive been through…simple things like this should be adressed properly by this governement officers because that is what we are expecting them from them.

        Many thanks,
        Shirly

      2. Alam mo naman ang mga tao, iba iba ang ugali. May mabait, meron naman asshole 🙂
        Nakakuha ka na ba ng OEC. 100 pesos lang yan, so get one para matigil na yang mga yan.
        Official naman ang pagkuha ng OEC and if that is all they need, give them one.
        SOme of the employees of our government either lack knowledge or character. Most of the time both.

      3. Thanks Master citizen! ung OEC, parang tinaasan n rin…kasi when I checked, ung total breakdown nya is aumaabot ng 2700 (+) since my Philihealth or my OWWA is expired. Pero, i really would like to raise this concern about the Immigration at the NAIA. I think they can serve the people better if they are equipped with knowledge and they take their work seriously.

        Thanks again and good day mastercitizen!

  31. sir,

    ask ko lang po nag resign ako s company after completing 3 yrs of my contract then umuwi ako s pinas, then rehire ulit ako same company after one year would I be considered as balik manggawa or I will start as name hire again.

  32. Hi MasterCitizen,

    I am not sure kung BM ako or BM name hire kasi nagbayad ako ng OEC at OWWA nung alis ko sa Pilipinas pero di ako nakapagprocess/bayad sa POEA (so tingin ko wala ako sa database nila). If in case BM name hire ako, would you know kung kailangan ko pa mag-medical at PDOS? I’m also confused kung anong documents ung kailangan ko for a smoother processing sa POEA para maayos ko na pagbakasyon ko sa Pilipinas. Please help.

    Thank you so much!

    1. Kung babalik ka sa same employer, then BM ka lang. Kung bago ang employer na babalikan mo or bago ang employer mo, BM Name Hire Unit ka pupunta.Sa Name Hire, maaaring kailanganin nga ang medical at PDOS.

      Kugn nakapagbayad ka na dati ng OEC at OWWA, then sa POEA dumaan yun, kasi ang OEC ay galing sa POEA.

      1. Thanks for the immediate response MasterCitizen! Follow up question pala, just for my curiousity, kung nagchange ka ng employer and di ka nman lumipat ng location possibly need pa rin ng medical at PDOS?

      2. Thanks MasterCitizen. I’m still with the same employer (just to set things straight). I just felt the need to ask just in case hndi nila ako nadocument ng maayos sa database nila for some reason… I’m expecting the worst.

        Thanks again for your posts and your quick responses! I learned a bunch and I’m pretty sure other people did too!

        If you don’t mind me asking, (and is not related to OEC) how do you know so much about the citizenship processes and all? what was the inspiration in creating this blog? do you work for the government?

      3. Hi Lara. No I don’t work for the government. Personally, in the little I know (nagtatanong din ako minsan sa mga question na hindi ko alam agad ang sagot), I get personal satisfaction na may natulungan ako kahit na information lang ang na share ko. It helps make my day kahit minsan nakakapagod din :).

        Pero Filipinos should help each other as much as people should help one another in any way they can.

      4. Wow how kind and noble of you! Sana nga mas marami pang Filipinos who act and think like you do. You are inspirational. Keep it up! 🙂

  33. @MasterCitizen, ask ko lang po nagwork po ako abroad pero I had to cancel it kasi may malaking concern ako dito sa pinas lets say mag one year ako doon and has been 9 months now pero hindi ako nagtrabaho sa local. Now the same company wants to rehire me.. will I be considered as balik bayan or not? thanks!

    1. Hanna, since re hire ang contract mo, malamang sa name hire ka ulit pupunta. Pwede mo naman subukang kumuha ng OEC muna as balik manggagawa, sila ang magsasabi kung kailangan umakyat ka sa name hire unit.

  34. I would like to know if I am qualified to apply for OEC as balik-mangagawa.
    I am being rehired by my old company in China which I left in December 2007. I now have a new working visa and will be joining them shortly after I get my OEC. However from January 2008 to July 2010 I worked in India and Malaysia. From August last year I worked in local employment until now when my old company in China offers to rehire me. I still keep one of my old contracts and certificate of employment with the Chinese company.
    Please advise what requirements I need to apply for OEC.

  35. “OFWs who have changed employers but have not reported for work prior to travel to the Philippines”

    Dito po ako sa Austria since 2007, nagpalit po ako ng employer nung 2010. Baling Manggagawa ba ako, or Name hire? Balik Pinas ako sa December para sa bakasyon.

  36. hello mastercitizen, would you know how one can get a poea id? i read that it is issued for free when one gets the oec. however, my friend was not issued one. would you know if someone else may go to poea and get the id for him? thanks.

  37. Tanong ko lang may bagong rule ngayon ang POEA about balik mangagawa na if you left the Philippines as tourist and got the job in that foreign country you are not considered as Balik mangagawa, yon sabi so kailangan pumunta sa Name hire Unit processing, so ibig sabihin na even if you left the Philippines 4 years ago tapos nakauwi na ako naka punta narin ako sa POEA twice to get the OEC pag umuwi ulit ako di pa rin ako considered na Balik mangagawa?kailangan ko parin mapunta sa name hire unit? paki advise lang po

    1. Don, nagbago ka ba ng employer? Kung nakakuha ka na ng OEC before and the same naman ang details (same employer) ulit nung kukunin nyong OEC mabibigyan ka ng clearance. If same employer, balik manggagawa ka hindi name hire. If new employer, then name hire ka.

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