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How to secure OEC while in the Philippines


Overseas Filipino workers who intend to spend a short or long vacation in the Philippines may optionally obtain the overseas employment certificate (OEC) in the country. 

While it is possible to obtain the said document at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), Filipinos may get it from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) offices. 

Click this link to view the list of POEA offices in the Philippines where you can secure an OEC. 

Below are the requirements that one should provide the POEA in the Philippines: 

> Original and photocopy of a valid passport

> Original and photocopy of valid work visa/work permit

> Original and photocopy of Employment Contract verified/authenticated by POLO/Philippine Embassy/Consulate 

> Proof of current employment such as Certificate, Payslip, or Company ID

> Sworn Statement of the working providing explanation on how he/she was hired by the current employer 

> Enhanced Insurance Coverage from the Insurance Commission (Memorandum Circular No. 10 Series of 2022). 

A POEA representative will provide applicants with the Sworn Statement. The Sworn Statement shall be filled out legibly and notarized. It is mandatory for the Sworn Statement to be notarized. 

An applicant won’t be able to secure an OEC without an Enhanced Insurance Coverage. To secure one, click this link

If all the required documents are successfully submitted, the OEC will automatically appear on the POEA online service portal. 

To print the OEC, go back to the POEA online service portal by clicking this link

Click the Balik-Manggagawa option, click Next, and click Print OEC. 

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