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POEA reminds OFWs returning abroad to re-validate expired OECs for deployment purposes


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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued a statement reminding OFWs on the on the re-validation of overseas employment certificate (OEC) which expired during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

“All concerned parties particularly departing OFWs are hereby informed that OECs which expired during the period of ECQ shall be re-validated for deployment purposes,” the statement read.

Newly-hired and returning OFWs which expired OECs within the ECQ period shall proceed to the Labor Assistance Centre (LAC) in the Philippine International Airports on the day of their departure.

Four requirements are need to re-validate the OECs: original copy of OEC, copy of employment contract, copy of valid work permit/visa, and valid passport.

“The LAC shall evaluate the documents and validate with the available records if the worker’s employment documents have been processed and approved by POEA. Upon verification, the LAC will stamp the expired OEC’ ‘CLEARED’ and shall be deemed revalidated,” the statement added.

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