Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) is a clearance issued to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), known as Balik-Manggagawa (BM) who exit from the Philippines for employment purpose.
Pursuant to Section 35, Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act 1995 (Republic Act 8042), OFWs shall be exempted from the payment of travel tax and airport terminal fee upon presentation of the OEC exit clearance which shall serve as:
  • Travel exit pass for OFWs at the airports
  • An exemption certificate from payment of Travel Tax and airport terminal fee upon presentation to the airline counter and airport terminal fee counter
  • Worker’s guarantee that he/she is covered by government protection and benefits;


  • OFWs on leave/vacationing or returning to same employer after a specified term of contract or to same employer who has transferred to another jobsite.
  • OFWs who have partially served their present employer.
  • Undocumented OFWs (tourists, dependents, students, businessman) who became OFWs and have partially served the same employer


  1. Valid original passport
  2. Official Receipt for the valid OWWA Membership payment
  3. Valid re-entry visa, work permit or any equivalent document
  4. Copy of Plane ticket or printed e-ticket
  5. Others, as may be necessary - Any proof that OFW is returning to the same employer (such as: company ID, employment certificate, pay slip, etc). for WOL/BMs with newly issued documents and visas or if OFW has no record on file at POEA
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