- Funny Signs
- Olympic Park & Watching the Games
- Pisa, Italy – Oct. 9, 2008
- Vienna, Austria – Oct. 7, 2008
- Frankfurt, Germany – Oct. 2, 2008
- Venice, Italy – October 8, 2008
- Paris, France – Sep. 30, 2008
- Paris, France – Oct. 1, 2008
- Amsterdam, Netherlands – Oct. 3 & 4, 2008
- Seoul, South Korea – May 1 to 3, 2009
- Backstage Pass During the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies
The POEA is encouraging returning workers to use this facility especially during peak months of March to May and November to January. The returning workers can pick the location, date and time when they would like to have their OECs processed. The counter locations are located at the main office in Ortigas, Duty Free in Paranaque, SM Manila and Trinoma Mall. You can book your appointments up to one month in advance and only from 10am to 5pm.
Requirements for processing remains the same and must be in original form. They are as follows:
Passport – valid at least 6 months from the date of departure
Valid work visa / work permit or equivalent document
Proof of employment that you are returning to the same employer (i.e. Employment Contract, Certificate of Employment, Company ID, pay slips)
Two (2) copies of the BM information sheet which you’ve filled in online.
Fees involved when processing the OEC as of today (Nov 5, 2012):
POEA Processing Fee – Php 100 for each OEC
OWWA Membership Contribution – USD 25 (in peso equivalent) per contract coverage (I am unsure of this information as last time I checked it was renewable every two years.)
Philhealth Contribution – Php 1,200 for one year coverage
Pag-ibig Contribution – Php 100 minimum amount per month
For items two to four, if you’ve already paid those fees and the coverage are still valid, bring the original receipts as proof of payment.
To book an appointment online, please proceed to http://bmappointment.poea.gov.ph/ If you’re uncomfortable booking an appointment online, you may still have your OEC processed at the following processing sites:
Duty Free Philippines, Paranaque
SM Manila, Global Pinoy Center (5/F) – on pilot run
POEA regional centers and extension units
Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs)
Since this is a new system, I cannot share with you yet my experience in getting an OEC with an online appointment. The circular didn’t say what will happen if you miss or was late for your appointment. If you happen to use this system, do share your experience with us on the comments below.