Revalidation of Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) which Expired during Community Quarantines in the Philippines, Lockdowns or Travel Restrictions in Countries of Destination and Unforeseen Flight Cancellations due to Force Majeure

POEA Advisory No. 6 Series of 2021

Revalidation of Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) which Expired during Community Quarantines in the Philippines, Lockdowns or Travel Restrictions in Countries of Destination and Unforeseen Flight Cancellations due to Force Majeure All concerned parties particularly departing Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are hereby informed that O ECs which expired during the period of community quarantines in
the Philippines, lockdowns or travel restrictions in countries of destination and unforeseen flight cancellations due to force majeure shall be revalidated for deployment purposes.

Subject to relevant POEA issuances as well as existing government 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 shall proceed to the Labor Assistance Center (LAC) in the Philippine International Airports on the day of their departure andsubmit 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 guiidance of all concerned.