POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia signed Advisory No. 48 Series of 2020 concerning the Revalidation of Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) which Expired during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).
Departing OFWs especially this May, June, July, please take heed. Make sure your OEC is revalidated as soon as possible.
Here is the complete info on the POEA Advisory on Expired OEC:
All concerned parties particularly departing Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are hereby informed that OECs which expired during the period of Enhanced Community Quarantine shall be revalidated for deployment purposes.
Subject to POEA Memorandum Circular No. 7 Series of 2020 as well as existing ECQ regulations being implemented by local government units, national quarantine protocols, immigration formalities and travel restrictions imposed by the Philippines or countries of destination, newly-hired and returning workers with expired OECs within the ECQ period shall proceed to the Labor Assistance Center (LAC) in the Philippine International Airports on the day of their departure and submit the following documents:
- Original copy of expired 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 has been processed and approved by POEA. Upon verification, the LAC shall stamp the expired OECs “CLEARED” and shall be deemed revalidated.
For the information and guidance of all concerned.