Guide on whether POEA or CFO pre-departure clearance is needed JSD-2019-22
OFWs in most cases, are required to register with POEA. Moreover, an OEC is needed for those with contracts having duration of one year or more. Those going to NZ to settle permanently, or as fiancé/es, spouses or partners of foreign nationals, are required to register with CFO. The following was furnished by CFO to the Embassy and validated with POEA and the NZ Embassy in Manila for reference and guidance of Filipino nationals departing for NZ.