Purpose/Nature of OEC

  • An exit permit/employment certificate issued to OFWs which should be presented to the Immigration counter at the airport prior to departure from the Philippines.
  • Proof of payment that a worker has been duly documented by the POEA and has paid the processing fee and OWWA membership contribution.
  • Entitles a worker to travel tax exemption and free terminal fee.
  • Valid for sixty (60) days only from the date of issuance.

Who are entitled to OEC

  • OFWs who are on vacation and returning to the same Employer in Ireland
  • Undocumented OFWs (tourists, dependents, students, businessmen) who have found work and have partially served his/her employer in Ireland

Documentary Requirements

The following must be presented/submitted to the Office of the Labour Attaché, Philippine Embassy, London:

  • Original Passport with valid re-entry visa/work permit (with photo copy)
  • Duly accomplished OFW Information Sheet (form available at the Office of the Labour Attaché, Philippine Embassy or visit the Forms section of this website)
  • Proof of valid OWWA membership
  • Copy of Employment contract/Employer’s certification (for new registrants/undocumented workers)


  • Two pounds (£2.00)