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Monday, December 3, 2012

How to Get an OEC at the Philippine Embassy Singapore

How lucky I am not to visit Philippine Embassy earlier, which is yesterday...Sunday.  I'll tell you why...

Why?
We were just discussing with my friends about the difficulty in getting an Overseas Employment Certificate or what is famously known as "OEC".  This is a document issued by the Philippine Embassy for Overseas Foreign Workers so that they will not pay the Terminal Fee and the Travel Tax at the Philippine Airport upon departure.

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My friend asked me why the Philippine Embassy doesn't have any measures in reducing the queuing time just to get this OEC.  We have some ideas in mind, thinking about the best process that the embassy might implement.

The Philippine Embassy Answered!
We then found out that the Philippine Embassy is way ahead from our idea.  Starting today, December 3, 2012, all OFWs who want to get an OEC at the Embassy will now apply for an appointment online.

The process is simple, you just go online with this link:



Follow the procedure, click the Set an Appointment and fill up all the forms.  Bring all necessary documents in getting the OEC.

The process of claiming the OEC personally takes around 30 minutes.  This is way better than 1 to 1.5 hours of waiting.


How to Go to Philippine Embassy Singapore?
Alight at the Orchard MRT Station and walk to Orchard Road and follow the road to Nassim Road.  For detailed map, please click the link below.



Please read My Experience in Getting an OEC in Singapore.

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51 comments:

  1. boooo, the website is always offline

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  2. i cannot book online for the OEC

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  3. boooooooooooo wala naman yung site lalo lang kami pinahirapan eh

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  4. weee.. the website is offline how to get the appointment.

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    1. But, it's working fine with my Google Chrome...try to refresh it.

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  5. My flight is on march 14,2013 and i still dont have OEC. I try to go online to get appointment but no avilable date before march 13. What shoul i do?

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  6. If really you can't get an OEC even on the day of your flight. You can have it in Philippines. Please check at the OWWA office at your place.

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  7. Hi!may I ask how long will it usually take to get the OEC in the Philippines?

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    1. Hi, I haven't got it personally in the Philippines, but my friend took it for a day.

      In Singapore, on your appointment date, you can get it about an hour.

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  8. how come Philippine embassy closed their office during weekends, considering most of the OFW's here in SG are only available to process their documents during weekends only.

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  9. How to book online?cannot get..no points online..lousy..

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    1. Have patience...try to click the link again. It works well with my Google Chrome.

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  10. paano po ung mga walang pc n gagamtin pr mkpag online for apointment..

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    1. You need to rent at the internet cafe, ask someone with pc or at your office and print 3 copies of your appointment.

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  11. Hindi ba pwede makakoha ng oec sa embassy kong walang appointment?

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    1. Nope, You need to show your appointment letter to Window 2 before they give you a queuing number for OEC application.

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  12. I have booked my appointment on the 29th April i have no choice..ayaw ko rin sayangin ang oras k sa pinas para lng kumuha ng OEC dun ilang araw lng leave ko..my flight is on May 16...this is a good idea by the embassy..the problem is i have to sacrifice my time at work..at ayoko sanang mag leave ng halfday para lng kumuha ng OEC..before it was more convenient to me to have it on sundays atleast walang pasok..kahit na mahaba ang pila walang nasasayang na oras sa trabaho walang pasok eh agahan lng sa pagpunta..sana may appointment din sila during saturdays o sundays kahit alternate lng..we have to admit na madaming trabaho dito na kinakailangan ng mahabang oras na overtime gaya ko..may i ask meron pa ba dun sa Lucky Plaza kung saan pwede kmuha ng OEC?

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  13. once pinoy always pinoy, kahit saan pahirapan talaga ang systema ng gov natin. tapos ang mahal mahal at ang daming tax na binabayan.

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  14. pwede po ba mag pa appoint 1 month 2 months before ang flight?

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    1. Yes you can do that as long as your employment pass, passport and OWWA is still valid at the date of your flight to PH. Once you go to the embassy, they will ask your flight details and they will indicate the validity of the OEC accordingly.

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  15. What really the pupose of getting oec

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    1. Hi Al Le, please read my post about the purpose of OEC at the link below...

      http://www.benalagnam.com/2013/05/importance-of-oec-frequently-asked.html

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  16. Hi there..ano po bang mga requirements to get an OEC at how much po ba babayaran..thank you po.

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  17. Hi, just follow the post at the link below, the requirements are there.

    http://www.benalagnam.com/2012/12/getting-oec-in-philippine-embassy.html

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  18. Do I still need to get an OEC here even if I will just be around 4 days in Philippines?

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    1. HI Danny, if you stay in Philippines for less than 5 days, you can get an OEC at the NAIA.

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  19. Hello do i need a agency for my employment contract...?

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  20. Hello,
    It's true that Embassy was offline ?
    I'm going to take my OEC
    On 29,
    Reply pls
    Thank you

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    1. Hi, It's not offline. I just opened it a while ago. The problem is that the available appointment dates are dec 26 and 27 onwards...you might as well visit the embassy early this week and take some chances to get an OEC.

      I went there last July and there are people who have no appointments. They were given a chance once the one with appointments were served.

      If you can't still get the OEC, have it issued in a POEA office in Philippines.

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  21. helo po ....may time po vh na hindi mabigyan ng oec kc fully book dw ...??

    pls reply po ..

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  22. hello ....kelangan po bah tlaga gumawa pa ng appointment online for oec?uwi po ako Dec.17 ...e ung available dates online eh jan 01-02 late na ...paanu po yan ....pwede po bah punta ng embassy kahit walang appointment??

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    1. Unfortunately, Yes...this is the new rule created by POEA.

      Don't worry, you can still get your OEC at POEA offices in Philippines.

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    2. paano ako makaappointment online ang available dates jan 2 3 6 of jan eh dec 18 ang alis ko sa pinas ang layo nang kuhanan naming 7hr ang biyahe datidati kahit last min na nakakakuha ako ditto ok pa noon anong gagawin ko makakakuha pa rin ba ako

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  23. There are two ways that might work...
    1. At the appointment section of the website, don't select the date as shown at the date selector. Type the date and time on the Scheduled Date and Scheduled Time box. The format should be "Month Day, Year DAY (example: December 17, 2013 TUE)" and the time is (example: 2:00PM).

    Fill up all the necessary information and Submit.

    Note: I tried this on my appointment this December when the date was not reflected at the date selector yet. It work for me, I don't know if it still works at this moment but worth a try.

    The reason is that some OFWs cancels there appointment and might leave some vacant slots (just my opinion).

    If not....try this next method.

    2. I went to the Philippine embassy few months ago to get an OEC. As I was waiting for my turn, I found out that the persons beside me are also waiting to get an OEC, but without the appointments.

    They were waiting for all the appointment holders to finish their OEC issuance and that's the time they can get an OEC. Of course, they have to wait for a long time and wait for these chances.

    You might want to try this move. This is not guaranteed and I don't know if it's still allowed.

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  24. January 3, 2014 nalang ang available na schedule.
    wala nang december.

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  25. THE WEBSITE SUCKS! ...very unhelpful. i am sure a lot of ofw's encountered uncompetitiveness of the site.

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  26. i am doing OEC online appointment today. But it seems not working at all. tried calling POLO number and it's busy line can't get through. Going back home in the Philippines on May 6, 2014. Can i just show up at the Embassy to get Oec is that possible even without the online appointment? Please kindly respond. Thank you.

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    1. Hi Nora, try the online application again...it might just be busy as many OFWs go for this online service. Some, like you, goes to the embassy and they are told to book online or else they wait for hours so they can sneak-in after all those with appointments are done. Without an appointment is a it of risk and waste of time.

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  27. Hello mr. Ben. Pwedi bang direct agad Punta embussy kuha ng OEC dalhin LNG doon complete requirements. kasi po flight kuna sa may5,2014 paano kaya to. Help me nman po kung ano gagawin ko. Pls reply.

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  28. You need to have an appointment, or else the embassy won't let you in. If you want to take a risk, you just go there and explain to them that you're going back to PH on May 5.

    You can also get OEC at the POEA office in Philippines...or you can have it at the airport if you only stayed in Philippines for less than 5 days. Please read my post about getting the OEC at the airport. click the link below.

    http://t.co/HXK8xPkne5

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  29. http://www.benalagnam.com/2014/04/how-to-use-your-oec-wisely-and-how-to.html

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  30. Hi,Mr Ben,makakakuha ba ako ng standard contract agad without appointment?kc poh expired na ang standard contract ko,di ako mamakuha ng OEC,paanu kaya yan sa June 17 na ang flyt ko..thanks po..pls reply.

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    1. What you can do now is to try to get from the Phil. Embassy...if not, you can get one at NAIA Terminal going back to SG if you stayed 5 days or less in Philippines, else, need to go to a POEA office.

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  31. hi po kuya ben..pno po yn d pa po aq nkakuha ng appointment letter q ei flyt q na po sa june 13..d pde kya mgwalk in nlng aq sa embassy now?..pls help me po kuya...

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    1. I think you cannot go to the Philippine Embassy without the appointment. You can try but it's 50% chance. The best thing to do is get an OEC at the NAIA airport before you go back again to Singapore or go to the Duty Free Philippines.


      http://www.benalagnam.com/2014/04/how-to-use-your-oec-wisely-and-how-to.html

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  32. hi Ben,

    salamat s mahaba mong pasensya sa ibang nag cocoment.. please lng di naman nakaka tulong ginagawa nyo nka2rami lang kayo sa pang gulo walang makuwang tulong sa mga pinag sasabi nyo.

    tanong po. pano po un pag nawala po ung documents ko naka ilang balik nadin ako sa pinas, and valid un until 2015 merun ba silang record nun dito ksi sa pinas ko kinuwa un eh.. kailangan ko ba mag bayad ulit para maka kuwa ng exit pass, at pano aq ku2wa ng apointment online?

    salamat...

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    1. If your OEC is lost, you can get another at anytime as long as your job contract in Singapore is still valid. To get an appointment, click the link at the post above 'POLO-Singapore Balik-Manggagawa Appoinment System".

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    2. San ba kukuha ng oec pag gling ka dto sa singapore sa naia or dto sa airport ng singapore? If less than 5days ang stay sa pinas..appecaite feedback asap.

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    3. There are 2 options:
      1. NAIA - You can get the OEC if you stayed Pinas for less than 5 days. You can get it at the NAIA Terminal, Look for the OWWA booth. Cost is P100.00 per OEC.
      2. Singapore Philippine Embassy - Make an appointment online, see the link above, then go to the Philippine Embassy in Singapore on your appointment date to get your OEC. Cost S$3.50 per OEC.

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  33. Hi Ben, Ask ko lang if inohonor ng POEA sa Pinas yung IPA? Renewal kasi ako and my current pass has been expired. Triny ko kasi dito sa Philippine Embasy di daw nila inohonor yung IPA. If sa Pinas ako kukuha, ok ba yun sa kanila? Paano ako makakuha ng OEC uuwi kasi ako ng Pinas this week.

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