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According to the POEA guidelines, the following defines a Balik-Manggagawa?
Worker-on-Leave - a worker who is on vacation or on leave from employment under a valid and existing employment contract and who is returning to the same employer, regardless of any change in jobsite, to finish the remaining unexpired portion of the contract
Rehire - a worker who was rehired by the same employer after finishing his/her contract and who is returning to the same employer, regardless of a change in jobsite.
POLO registered worker - a returning worker whose employment contract was not processed with the POEA but was subsequently verified and registered with the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in the jobsite and who is returning to the same employer either as a worker-on-leave or rehire, regardless of any change in jobsite. Same employer / principal refers to the employer named in the employment contract previously processed with the POEA, or registered with the POLO at the jobsite.
- Passport valid for at least 6 months from the time of departure
- Proof of existing employment (such as valid employment contract, employment certificate, valid company ID, pay slips)
- Valid visa / re-entry permit / work permit or equivalent document
MTEC is a single issuance of travel exit clearance good for at least 3 exits within the validity period of the existing contract of the worker whose contract with the same employer has a duration of not less than twelve (12) months from the date of application for travel exit clearance. MTEC shall strictly be used for travel to the worker’s jobsite.
Who Can Apply For MTEC?