July 24, 2023


MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Friday, July 21, piloted a Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) mobile app to introduce the “OFW Pass” and further automate transactions for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).The OFW Pass, which will be hosted on the DMWMobile app, is the digital alternative to the overseas employment certificate (OEC). The OEC, also known as an exit clearance, certifies the regularity of recruitment and documentation of an OFW and is proof of his or her registration with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (which was merged into the DMW when the department was created). OFWs traditionally present the OEC to immigration officers when they go back and forth to their host countries and the Philippines.

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