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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Who Are Not Included In The OEC EXEMPTION?





Read also: How To Update BM ONLINE Account And Get OEC EXEMPTION





The POEA issued  Memorandum Circular No. 6, Series of 2016 --POEA Implementing Guidelines on OEC exemption of selected vacationing workers (balik-manggagawa) -- Effective September 15, 2016


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According to the circular the following shall NOT BE INCLUDED on the said OEC exemption







1.  BM Worker returning to DIFFERENT employer and/ or jobsite;


2.  Watchlisted workers and/or OFWs with watchlisted employers;

3.  OFWs returning to restricted or non-compliant country;

4. Workers without POEA record/ NO RECORD FOUND/ DISCREPANCY IN ANY RECORD;

5. Undocumented workers (i.e. Tourist to OFW, Dependent to OFW, Student to OFW);

6. Seabased workers who changed position to Landbased worker. 

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According to this memorandum, qualified OFWs are no longer required to pay OEC. These includes:

1. BM Wokers or OFWs returning to the same employer or jobsite.

2. BM Workers who have existing record/s in POEA database. 

In order to avail the OEC exemption, an OFW needed to update his or her account through BM online. You may follow the procedure listed here  to verify if you are exempted. 

OFWs who are exempted from paying the OEC will need documents and proof that they are indeed OFWs in order to get exemption from payment of TRAVEL TAX and TERMINAL FEE.

For your guide on these documents check here. 
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