Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) is issued by POLO through the Balik-Manggagawa (BM) Online Processing System. The OEC, also known as exit clearance/pass, is a document certifying the regularity of the recruitment and documentation of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW). It exempts an OFW from paying travel tax and airport terminal fee. It is presented at the Labor Assistance Center (LAC) and the Bureau of Immigration (BI) counter at the airports in the Philippines prior to departure. The OEC serves as the OFW’s guarantee that he/she is covered by government protection and benefits.

Please click the following links for more information about OEC issuance to returning OFWs:

For professional and skilled workers

For domestic workers