POEA MC # 7 Series of 2003


POEA Memorandum Circular # 7 Series of 2003

Dear OFWs in Dubai,

Ito po ay patungkol sa inyong kahilingan na malaman ang mga dapat na bayaran kapag ang isang OFW  ay name hire o direct hire na walang representing agency ang employer sa Pilipinas.

Nakasaad po sa ibaba ang mga kaukulang bayarin ng isang manggagawa.

Contract Processing:

  1. Placement Fee  = equivalent to one month salary ( for agency hires)
  2. POEA Processing Fee

                  Agency Hire               = P200.00

                  Direct Hire                  = $100.00

                  Balik-Manggagawa = P100.00

                  OWWA Membership Fee          = $25

                  PhilHealth Membership Fee = P900.00

Kung tungkol naman po sa mga manggagawa na umalis gamit ang visit visa at bumalik ng bansa na nagbayad ng P2,000 mahigit samantalang ang iba naman ay P6, 000.00 na pataas.

Tiyak na naipakita po ng mga manggagawang ito ang kanilang proof of employment in Dubai, valid passport and re-entry visa na siyang requirement sa processing ng workers-on-leave o balik manggagawa.  Samantalang ang iba naman ay walang ipinakita kungdi ang kanilang employment contract na verified ng ating POLO sa Dubai.  Sa ganito pong kaso, sila ay tiyak na sa Direct Hire Unit ng POEA kukuha ng OEC o travel exit pass.

FROM: POEA INFO

Also please read online news. Click this link:  Workers who visit home but failed to obtain OEC are being asked for employment letter

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8 comments on “POEA MC # 7 Series of 2003

  1. Gusto ko lang po sana itanong,kung ano dapat ko gawin at anong unang hakbang sa pagkuha ng OWWA?
    Kasalukuyan po ako nasa Singapore ngayon.
    Matatapos kontrata ko sa Jan2012.hindi na po ako babalik sa kasalukuyan kong amo.
    Pero babalik po ako dito sa Singapore pero sa ibang amo na.kumbaga direct hiring.wala po ako agency yung magiging .amo ko ang mag pra-process ng papel ko dito.at ako din po ang magpra-process ng OWWA ko.hindi ko po alam kung papano mag paregister sa OWWA.ano po ba dpat ko gawin?sana po matulungan nyo ako.gaano din po katagal ang pagproseso ng papel sa OWWA?at magkano din po kaya ang dapat ko bayaran?sa ngayon po hindi pa ako rehistrado sa OWWA kahit nagtratrabaho ako abrod.

    • Ivy,

      Check PhilEmb Singapore website: http://www.philippine-embassy.org.sg/

      Requirements for Direct Hiring of Professional, Semi-Skilled & Seafarers
      Requirements for Direct Hiring (Professional, Skilled, Semi-Skilled Workers)
      •2 copies of notarized Employment Contract – original plus photocopy
      •2 copies of Registry of Business and Companies (ROC) – original plus photocopy
      •2 copies of In-Principle Approval (IPA) from MOM
      •2 copies of plane ticket / prepaid ticket advice (PTA)
      •2 copies of worker’s passport
      •2 copies of employer’s IC
      •Certification that medical examination will be conducted upon arrival as per MOM requirement
      Verification Fee: S$20.00
      Authentication Fee: S$42.50
      Processing Time: 2 days
      Submission Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (Mondays – Thursdays only)
      * Submit verified / authenticated documents to POEA, Direct Hire Office.

      You can also call: POLO Singapore +65 6835-3780 / +65 67332991 and +65 6834-1690

      Bong

  2. good day sir! working po me dito sa riyadh and patapos na po contract ko two months from now. I am planning to renew my contract for another year. My employer knows about it already. Ask ku lang po ano ang mga procedures sa pagrenew ng contract at ano ang kelangan dalhin na papers if mgbabakasyon po aku sa pilipinas?

    Thank YOU…

    • Chad,

      Ang renewal of contract ay automatically renewed po kung ikaw ay mag re-entry sa iyong employer. Usually wala na pong pinipirmahan na bagong kontrata, pero kung meron man like new salary sa iyong muling pagbalik, ito ay kadalasan ginagawa in a form of a letter from the manager to Personnel Depat. na may increase ka when you arrive from vacation. Ang dokumento na ito ay naka file sa iyong 201 files. Ibig sabihin na sa iyong pagbabalik ikaw ay nasa unspecified period of contract at ang iqama expiration date ang maging basihan sa iyong end of contract.

      Pero kung mayron kayong bagong kontrata na pinirmahan bago ka aalis for vacation, ibig sabihin kung ano ang nakalagay na date sa kontrata ay siyang basihan kung kailan ma expire muli ang iyong kontrata. In this case you are in specified contract at hindi ang date ng expiration ng iyong iqama ang basihan sa end of contract.

      Pero gaya ng sabi ko po sa inyo, seldom po na mag issue ng bagong kontrata ang mga kompanya sa KSA. Kaya kung may salary increment ka agreed between you and with your employer, it must be written in an official document for your copy and for the company’s employee’s 201 file as evidence na ikaw ay may increase the day when you arrive from vacation.

      Tungkol sa mga dokumento na dalhin sa Pinas, ito ay ang mga sumusonod na mga requirements for the issuance of OEC:

      1) Original Passport
      2) Copy of the Visa (Exit and Re-entry)
      3) At mga kopya ng Resibo or Certificates like OWWA/Philhelath, etc. (dati mong mga binabayaran sa Pinas noong ikaw ay umalis patungong KSA)

      Salamat sai yong pagbisita.

      Bong

  3. Bong,

    Thank you, my friend was so worried that he might not be able to go out of the country again because of this new rule. Thanks again
    DON

  4. How about those who left the Philippines 4 years ago as tourist and found a job in a foreign country and was able to go home and visited the POEA for the OEC and got approved twice already and now planning again to visit the Philippines for the third time (Annual vacation). Is the person considered still as undocumented filipino filipino worker?or Balik Manggagawa.

    I need your advice.

  5. Undocumented Filipino workers face tighter screening
    Workers who visit home but failed to obtain OEC are being asked for employment letter

    By Jay B. Hilotin, Chief Reporter, XPRESS
    Published: 16:14 April 28, 2011

    Dubai: Dubai-based Filipinos visiting Manila may face a tough time coming back to the UAE, as the Philippine authorities have tightened screening of workers who came here on a visit visa and later found employment.

    Such workers are considered “undocumented” and must produce a number of papers proving their employment, failing which would bar them from boarding their flight back to the UAE after spending time at home on an annual or emergency leave.

    A number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Dubai have reported facing trouble during upon exit from the Philippines.

    Officials of the Philippine Overseas Labour Office (Polo) in Dubai, an arm of the consulate, confirmed the new requirements but clarified it only applies to those who went home without obtaining their overseas employment certificiate (OEC) in Dubai.

    “It is POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) that requires the documents to those applicants/OFWs who left the Philippines with undocumented status — meaning departed the Philippines on visit visa and after sometime found employment in the UAE,” a Polo official in Dubai told XPRESS.

    POEA is the state agency that regulates foreign employment of Filipinos.

    An OEC, which costs Dh10 and exempts Filipino overseas workers from paying travel tax (Dh160), is also used by Manila to ensure their workers abroad are documented and insured.

    It can be obtained by personal appearance, with proof of employment and a valid residence visa.

    In addition, nannies applying for an OEC must present a contract stating their monthly salary as $400 (about Dh1,470).

    All OEC applicants in Dubai must pay membership and insurance cover with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and must sign up with “Pag-Ibig”, a home mutual fund.

    Filipino workers who go home on vacation but failed to obtain an OEC from Dubai are now asked to produce an employment letter from their human resource department and an original labour contract; as well as copies of passport, UAE residence, UAE Labor Card and the company’s commercial license. These must be authenticated by the Polo against a Dh40 fee, the official said.

    Many Filipinos have nixed the move as another money-making venture, but others welcomed it.

    “It is for our own good,” said Lisa Magno Concepcion, leader of the Filipino Community in Dubai. “There are established rules in place. Everyone leaving our country for whatever purpose must be properly documented.”

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