|Workers Requiring Special Travel Exit Clearance|
Bureau of Immigration Issues Guidelines for Filipinos Departing the Philippines for Abroad
The Philippine Embassy wishes to inform the Filipino Community in Brunei Darussalam that the Bureau of Immigration has issued guidelines providing for definite parameters in the strict enforcement of immigration departure formalities.
The said guidelines are intended to help prevent trafficking in persons, illegal recruitment, and other related offenses.
Filipino travelers are classified under the following category:
WORKERS REQUIRING SPECIAL TRAVEL EXIT CLEARANCE
The following are required to secure a Special Travel Exit Clearance from the POEA:
A. PEZA registered companies sending their workers to South Korea for a training program with worker trainee visas;
B. Seafarers who are under the employment of a Philippine shipping company who are assigned to accompany or "conduct" a vessel that is being imported by the said shipping company from a foreign port to the Philippines, also referred to as a "conduction crew" since they remain to be under the employ of their local companies;
C. Filipino seafarers who are required to undergo special training abroad as prescribed by the prospective foreign employer;
D. Filipino workers and spouses who are covered by the Work to Residence Policy, and who have applied to for immigration to New Zealand with no pre-arranged employment with an employer prior to their departure; and
E. Filipino workers required to undergo final interview or qualifying examination abroad as prescribed by their prospective foreign employer.