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Some OFW facts regarding vacationing with an exit clearance benefit. 🙂

Vacationing OFWs are also called Balik-Manggagawa


The exit clearance come in the form of an E-Receipt (electronic receipt) or an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) certifying to the regularity of a workers recruitment and documentation and ensures exemption from travel tax and airport terminal fee.  It is presented at the POEA Labor Assistance Center (LAC) and the Bureau of Immigration (BI) counter at the airports, prior to departure.

The E-Receipt or OEC serves as the worker’s guarantee that he/she is covered by government protection and benefits.

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.

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.

A POEA OFW Overseas Exit Clearance can be requested for door-to-door delivery through the POEA Balik Manggagawa OEC Express Delivery service


Source: http://www.poea.gov.ph/balik/balik2007.html and http://www.poea.gov.ph/about/hiring.htm


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  1. Gudday po.. ask q lng po,, pabalik n po aq s kuwait this coming dec 13,, kaso po ung passport q ay ma xpired s feb 2017, so wla n po xa six monts,, wla n po aqng tym pra mg pa renew ng passport, so panu po un hnd n po b aq pwd kumuha ng oec dhl s passport q? Kht po s dati q pong amo aq bblik? Need q po ng sagot asap,, salamat po..

    1. Hi Normielyn,

      Kung ang babalikan mo naman na place of work at employer ay pareho pa din, hindi mo na kailangan ng OEC. Pwede ka din mag tanong sa agency mo para maka siguro.

      Ang tanong ay makaka alis ka pa din ba kahit na wala nang 6 months ang validity ng passport mo?


      1. Kung parehong trabaho, parehong location, parehong employer ang babalikan mo, hindi mo na kailangan ng OEC.

        Ang dapat mong inaasikaso ay yung validity ng passport mo. Dahil may OEC ka man o wala, kung 2 months na lang valid ang passport mo, baka hindi ka pa din paalisin. Ang concern mo dapat ay ang validity ng passport mo.


  2. Gud pm po MC, kakauwi ko lng po last aug28 nato at pinapabalik n po ako ng amo dis jan5 actually my ticket n po ako at yong dala ko lng po n doc. Eh passport at visa ko,makakakuha po kaya ako ng oec? Sna po mka repli kau agad, salamat po.

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