|example of new OFW ID Card|
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Starting July 12, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will launch the OFW ID card with its partner agencies such as SSS, DBP, PHILPOST, among others.
OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) can avail of the ID cards for free. They just need to go to POEA’s website to fill out the necessary information.
“So this is for OFWs who are scheduled to leave and for applicants,” said DOLE Usec. Dominador Day said.
Overseas workers don’t need to pay for the processing of their ID card, which will be delivered by Phil Post to their respective addresses.
“One of the costs of hiring an OFW is the ID. This for the benefit of the OFWs anyway so the employers must shoulder the expenses for it,” USec. Day said.
DOLE targets to provide ID cards to more than six million OFWs.
Believes the new system will help in the faster processing of documents of Filipino migrant workers, especially those who set to leave for abroad.
An ID card will serve as a proof that the documents of an OFW are legally processed by POEA.
Along with the Overseas Employment Certificate, it will also serve as the travel exit clearance and is valid for up to two years.
Likewise, an OFW with an ID card will no longer need to pay for travel tax and terminal fee.
via UNTV News