My Experience in Getting an OEC
Starting December 3, 2012, the Philippine Embassy introduced the new system for OEC. Check this link on How to Get an OEC in Singapore.
Why do I need an OEC - click for more infoSo I arrived on my appointment date, the queue was quite a bit long at the gate of the Philippine Embassy. I brought with me the following:
1. 3 copies of my e-appointment. - It's in a pdf form given after my online appointment and printed it in 3 copies. (Free)
2. OWWA - The Certificate of Membership Coverage, a document given to OFWs upon membership. Valid for 12 months. ($42 per membership)
3. Pag-Ibig Fund Receipt - Receipt for the payment of Pag-Ibig Fund ($5.50)
4. Ballpen - used for signing the item #1
5. IC - Identification card which is known as Employment Pass
6. $3 cash - payment for OEC
So, I showed to the guard my e-appointment document (item 1) and he gave me a queuing number and instructed me to proceed to Window 2A.
I quickly queued up to the Window 2A because there were people flooding on that queue. I thinks it's because we are getting ready for our Christmas vacation.
Then it was my turn, I showed my documents to the officer and he asked for my documents.
Note: If you haven't paid for the latest month of your Pag-Ibig Fund, you need to pay for it first. Your OEC application will be handed to the Pag-Ibig fund section where you need to pay $5.50 and after that, wait for your name to be called at Window 2.
He took 2 copies of my e-appointment letter with my passport and checked my OWWA, Pag-Ibig Fund Receipt, IC and the $3 payment. He asked me to sit and wait for my name to be called.
After an hour, my name was called and asked me to proceed to window 2 and the lady handed me my OEC together with my passport.
Warning: Please check your passport and the spelling of your name written on the OEC. This might not be yours due to human error.
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