Balikmanggagawa or workers returning to the same employer may now process their Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) at  SM Manila,  Global Pinoy Center, 5th Floor from 10am to 6pm daily.  The project is presently under a pilot test run.

Workers are required to present the following:

 Passport valid for 6 months from time of departure

 Valid working visa/work permit

 Proof of employment such as Certificate of Employment, Company ID, payslip and other equivalent document

The following are considered as balikmaggagawa:

1. a worker who is on vacation or on leave from employment under a valid and existing employment contract and who is returning to the same employer regardless of any change in jobsite, to finish the remaining unexpired portion of the contract;

2. a worker who was rehired by the same employer after finishing his/her contract and who is returning to the same employer, regardless of a change in jobsite; and

3. a returning worker whose employment contract was not processed with the POEA but was subsequently verified and registered with the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in the jobsite and who is returning to the same employer either as a worker-on-leave or rehire, regardless of any change in jobsite.

Returning workers may also get their OEC at the following processing sites:

 Duty Free Philippines, Parañaque City

 POEA Regional Centers and Extension Units

 Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs)

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