Home Leave Application for Filipino Foreign Domestic Workers - ANISYA

Home Leave Application for Filipino Foreign Domestic Workers

Dear Filipino FDWs,

We have received feedback from some workers that they have successfully done their home leave processing directly at the Philippines Embassy even if your contract has not reached 2 years. The Philippines embassy website states that you must have completed the first contract of 2 years with the same employer before you can apply directly.

Given the cost difference between doing the home leave processing yourself ($104.50) and through a maid agency ($300-400), it might be worth trying to apply at the embassy first before approaching a maid agency.

You must also check if you are exempted from securing an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC). See more information here https://www.anisya.com/2017/01/guidelines-on-oec-exemption-for-filipino-domestic-workers-home-leave/.

Processing time: at least 2 months before departure.

You will need all of the following documents to apply for home leave directly:


Document Where to get it Filled in by
1. Three (3) copies printed appointment sheet download here Worker
2. Original Work Permit
3. Original Passport
4. Two-way ticket or itinerary issued by travel agency
5. Proof of OWWA valid membership
6. Updated receipt of Pag-ibig Fund membership contribution
7. Valid Embassy verified employment contractRequirements for the authenticated Employment Contract:- Two (2) copies of original employment Contract Contract must be compliant with Philippines government regulations, see this contract template Worker and Employer
– Two (2) copies of Undertaking of an Employer for HSW download here Employer
– Two (2) copies of Work Permit Worker
– Two (2) copies of Passport Worker
– One (1) copy of Employer’s IC Employer
– Seven Thousand Singapore Dollars (S$7,000.00) Performance Bond Can be purchased at NTUC Employer
– One (1) copy of the Ten Thousand Dollar Medical Insurance form Purchased at the start of employment Employer


Home Leave application would cost S$104.50. The breakdown of the costs:

Authentication of Contract S$42.50
Verification S$17.00
OWWA S$42.00
Overseas Employment Certificate S$3.00

Additional details at http://www.philippine-embassy.org.sg/labor/hsw/oec/

Dear Anisya members, please share your feedback on home leave application experience at the Philippines Embassy by posting a comment below. Your information will potentially help others save money and time.

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