GUIDELINES ON THE REGISTRATION OF WORKERS-ON-LEAVE

(BALIK-MANGGAGAWA)

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GUIDELINES ON THE REGISTRATION OF WORKERS-ON-LEAVE

(BALIK-MANGGAGAWA)Pursuant to Section 5, Rule III of the 2002 POEA Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Landbased Overseas Worker-on-Leave, the following guidelines are hereby issued:

A Worker-on-Leave shall refer to an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who is on vacation or on leave and is returning to the same employer. (Part I, Rule II, POEA Rules)

Other Documentary Requirements:

A Worker-on-Leave shall submit the following documents to the Administration or to its designated centers or units in the country or overseas for registration and for issuance of exit clearance:

Valid Passport

Re-entry visa, work permit, or any equivalent document

Proof that worker is returning to the same employer

REGISTRATION FEE

The following are the fees that a Worker-on-Leave shall pay to register and secure an e-Receipt / Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) and/or OFW Electron ID card (e-Card):

Php 100.00 - POEA Processing Fee

Php 900.00 - Medicare Coverage Premium

Php US$ 25.00 or peso equivalent - OWWA Membership Contribution

A Worker-on-Leave with valid OWWA membership and Medicare coverage shall only pay Php 100.00 for POEA processing fee.

The e-Card is issued to a Worker-on-Leave for free.

The e-Receipt / OED shall serve as travel exit clearance and exemptions from payment of travel tax and airport terminal fee.

WHERE TO REGISTER AND SECURE e-RECEIPT / OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATE (OEC) AND/OR OFW ELECTRON ID CARD (e-CARD).

A Worker-on-Leave may register individually or through the recruitment agency that previously deployed them;

A Worker-on-Leave may secure the e-Receipt /OEC or e-Card at:

Balik-Manggagawa Processing Division(BMPD) Service Area, POEA Bldg., Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

POEA Regional Centers / Regional Extension Units (REUs) and Satellite Offices *

POEA-deputized OWWA Regional Offices and Units **

Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) in various Philippine Embassies and Consulates abroad.***

Exit Clearance Delivery System (Dropbox)

* POEA Regional Centers / Regional Extension Units (REUs) and Satellite Offices:

POEA Regional Center for Luzon

3rd Floor, South Paseo Yabes Building, Rizal Ave.

San Fernando City La Union

POEA Regional Ext. Unit CAR

Benitez Court Compound, Magsaysay Ave., Baguio City

POEA Satellite Office- Region III

Balikbayan Mall. Clarkfield, Angeles City

POEA Satellite Office - Region IV 3B Hectan Commercial Center National

Highway, Brgy. Halang Calamba, Laguna

POEA Satellite Office- Region V

OWWA RU 5, ANST Bldg., Washington Drive, Legaspi City

POEA Regional Center for Visayas

Gemini Bldg., 719 M.J. Cuenco Ave., Cebu City

POEA Regional Ext. Unit Region VI

S.C. Divinagracia Bldg.,Quezon St., Iloilo City

POEA Satellite Office

UTC Bldg., Araneta-Alunan St.,Singcang, Bacolod City

POEA Satellite Office

DOLE Compound, Trece Martirez, Tacloban City

POEA Regional Center for Mindanao

AMYA Bldg., Quimpo Blvd. cor. Tulip Drive, Ecoland, Davao City

POEA Regional Ext. Unit Region X

Acersyant Bldg., Causwagan Road, Cagayan de Oro City

POEA Regional Ext. Unit Region IX

3rd floor, TAUP Building Nunez Extension, Zamboanga City

** POEA-Deputized OWWA Regional Offices and Units:

OFW Balikbayan Assistance Center

Duty Free Fiesta Mall, Sucat , Paraaque City

OWWA Tugegarao

Sycanco Bldg., Bonifacio Street, Tugegarao, Cagayan

OWWA Regional Unit Caraga

44 J.C Quirino Avenue, 8600 Butuan City

Department of Labor and Employment Region XII, AYS Building

171 Sinsuat Ave., Cotabato City

*** Philippine Overseas Labor Offices as of January 2003

I. ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

LABATT BERNARDINO B. JULVE

ALA VICENTE M. CABE

Philippine Consulate General

Room 602, 6th Floor United Center

95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hongkong

Tel. No. (852) 2866-4882/2866-7081/2823-8545 Fax No. (852) 8613521

ALA NASSER B. MUNDER

Philippine Overseas Labor Office

Tel. No. (853) 6854947 Fax :(853) 715039

Unit F, 15/F Yang Cheng Commercial Center,

Plot 5 Zone A, Praia Grande Bay, Macau

Labatt REYNALDO A. REGALADO

Philippine Embassy

1-15-5 Roppongi Minato-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Tel. No. (813) 5562-1600/74 loc. 265 Fax (813) 5545-3447

LabattALLAN L. TIMBAYAN

Philippine Consulate General

Rooms 101 to 301, Advan City Bldg.,

2-3-7 Uchiawajicho, Chuo-ku

Osaka, Japan

Tel. No. (816) 69107881 ext. 88 Fax No. (816)6910-7868

LABATT MERRIAM C. CUASAY

ALA CENON WESLEY P. GACUTAN

Philippine Embassy

20-B Nassim Road

Singapore 258395

Tel. No. (65) 835-3780 Fax:(65) 7325789 AS OF 16 JAN. 02

LABATT LAMBERTO L. MARIN

Philippine Embassy

No. 1 Changkat Kia Peng

50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel. No. (603) 2145-9485

Fax No. (603) 2142-5299

LABATT JUSTO CESAR C. CARONAN, JR.

Philippine Embassy

4th Floor, Badia'h Complex

Mile 1 Jalan Tutong

Bandar Seri Bagawan 1930

Negara, Brunei Darussalam

Tel. No. (6732) 237-052 (DL) Fax No. (6732) 236-980

LABOR REP. ESTHER F. GUIRAO

ASST. LAB. REP. VIRGINIA P. CALVEZ

MECO Labor Center

Metro Bank Plaza

4th Floor, 107 Chung Hsiao

East Road, Sec. 4, Taipei, Taiwan

Tel: No.(8862)277-36620/277-87951 to52 Fax:(8862) 277-87953

ASST. LAB. REP. ROMULO V. SALUD

MECO Labor Center 2/F

Metro Bank Plaza

4th Floor, Metro Bank Building

No. 146 Suwei 2nd Road

Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Tel. No. (8867) 332-6294/332-6257 Fax No. (8867) 3361756

ASST. LAB. REP. MAE U. JOSOL

MECO Labor Center

2F, 476 Chung Cheng Road,

Taichung City, Taiwan

Tel. No. (88642) 205-1306; (88642) 2063051

LABATT REYDELUZ D. CONFERIDO

Philippine Embassy 9th Diplomatic Center

1376-1 Seocho-Dong

Seocho-Ku, Seoul 5723654 (OWWA)

Tel. No. (822) 572-3654 to 55 Fax: (882) 572-3655 (Telefax) (DL)

II. MIDDLE EAST

LABATT JAINAL T. RASUL, JR.

ALA MHD. NUR AL-DIN A. TAMANO

Philippine Embassy

King Fahad District

Olaya Road P.O. Box 94366 Riyadh 11693

Tel. No. (9661) 483-2201 to 05; Fax ( 966 ) 483-2196/483-2204

ALA JALILO DE LA TORRE

POLO Communication Center, Al Khobar

Telefax: (9663) 8975743/864-9256

ALA CARLOS O. STA. ANA

Philippine Consulate General

P.O. Box 16254, Jeddah 21464

Tel. No. (9662) 6658462 Telefax: (9662) 665 8462

LABATT ANNABELLA M. OLIVEROS

Philippine Embassy

P.O. Box 3215, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Tel. No. (9712) 6315- 525 Fax: (9712) 6218-266

LABATT DESIGNATE CARMELITA A. ARRIOLA

Filipino Workers Resource Center

Mr. Salim Khamis Sabt Villa# 5, 23rd Street, Jafliya, Satwa

P.O. Box 4960 Dubai, UAE

Tel. No. (9714) 398-0011 Fax: (9714) 398-8802 (DL)/398-2111(OWWA)

Labatt RAMONCITO S. MARINO

Philippine Embassy

Villa 992A, Road 3119, Area 331 Adliya, Manama

Tel. No. (973) 270-597 (973) 710977; (DL) 246-470; 710200 (OWWA)

246-300(TL) Fax: (973) 258-202

Labatt ANGELO JIMENEZ

ALA VIVO V. VIDAL

Philippine Embassy

P.O. Box 26288

Code 13123, State of Kuwait

Tel. No. (965) 532-9315(965) 534-2109 (DL)

Fax: (965) 532-9319

Labatt-Designate ALICIA D. SANTOS

Phil. Embassy

1/F and 2/F Design Building

Abdullah Machnouk St. Cor. Rafic Raslan St.

P.O. Box 136631, Beirut, Lebanon

Tel. No. (9611) 803 024 Fax :(9611) 803 025

Labatt RICARDO S. NARTINEZ SR.

Philippine Embassy

Shra El Dul (Ben Ashure)

P.O. Box 12508

Tripoli, Libya

Tel. No. (21821) 483-3966; (21821) 489-4327 as of 16 JAN.02

LABATT ELEUTERIO S. COJUANGCO

Philippine Embassy

P.O. Box 50420 Postal Code 115

Madeinath Qabbos, Muscat

Sultanate of Oman

Tel. No. (968) 605-143 Fax: (968)605-177/76

LABATT HENRY M. PAREL

Philippine Embassy

4040 Al-Wahda Street, West Bay

Doha, State of Qatar

Tel. No. (974) 4861-220 (DL) 4870-487 (OWWA) Fax: (974) 4883-858

Labatt JEFFREY D. CORTAZAR

Philippine Embassy

13/F Textile Center Building

2 Kaufman St.P.O. Box 50351, Zip Code 61500

Tel. No. (9723) 516-2344 Fax:(9723) 516-2341

III. AMERICAS AND TRUST TERRITORIES

LABATT ARACELI MARAYA

Philippine Consulate General

5th Floor, Nauru Building

P.O. Box 500731 CK, Saipan, CNMI

Tel No. (1670) 235-3411 Fax: (1670) 235-3412

LABATT ARTURO L. SODUSTA

Philippine Embassy

1600 Massachusettes Avenue

N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036

Tel. No. 1202.467.9426 to 26 (DL)

Fax (1202) 887-5830

LABATT ROMEO A. YOUNG

Philippine Consulate General

151 Bloor St., West, Suite 455

Toronto Ontario, M5s 1S4 Canada

1S4 Canada

Tel. No. (1416) 9758252 Fax No. (1416) 9758277

IV. EUROPE

Labatt CORAZON C. ALFONSO

ALA ALEJANDRO S. SANTOS

Philippine Embassy

Via Delle Medaglie D' Oro

112-114, 00197 Rome, Italy

Tel. No. (3906) 397-46621 loc.205 Fax: (3906)397-46101

Labatt ELENA L. CALINGASAN

Philippine Consulate General

Via Santa Maria Segreta 6, 202123

Milan Italy

Tel. No. 3902)86451447/716 Fax No.(3902) 864-5094/864-51423 (OWWA)

Labatt GEORGE A. EDUVALA

Post Bus 85733

2508 CL The Hague, Kingdom of Netherlands

Tel. No. (3170)362-8838 Fax: (3170)362-7314

Labatt YOLANDA C. PORSCHWITZ

Philippine Mission to the United Nations

Philippine Consulate General

47 Avenue Blanc

1202 Geneva, Switzerland

Tel. No. (4122) 716-1930 Fax No. (4122) 7387513

Labatt DANILO P. CRUZ

Embajada De Filipinas

Phil. Overseas Labor Office

Quadalquivir, 6 28002 Madrid, Spain

Tel. No. (3491)561-4478 Fax: (3491)561-4146

Labatt VICTOR JULIO P. ABLAN

Office of the Labor Attache

Philippine Embassy

Suite 8 Macmillan House,

96 Kensington High Street, London W8 4SG

Tel No. (44207) 937-7733 (DL) 978-2589 (TL) Fax No. (44207) 938-2589

WelOf LIDDY TANEDO

Philippine Embassy

26 Antheon Street

Paleo Psychico

Athens, Greece 100557

Tel. No. (301) 672-1883/672-1837 Fax No. (301) 6721872

PERSONS NOT QUALIFIED TO REGISTER AS WORKERS ON LEAVE:

Dependents of Overseas Filipino Workers (They can avail of the privilege of reduced travel tax by applying at the Philippine Tourism Authority)

Persons who are traveling on student visa.

Persons who are traveling on business visa

Permanent Residents of foreign countries.(They can avail of the privilege of travel tax exemption by applying at the

PTA)

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who changed employers are considered New Hires