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Factors that Returning Overseas Filipino Workers must Consider

Any Filipino working abroad can attest to the fact that nothing can substitute the feeling of flying back home to be with their families again after many years of being separated due to working abroad. On the flip side, overseas Filipino workers are aware that they need to go through so much hassle when preparing for their vacation. The truth is that they must put an emphasis on many factors in order to ensure that they get the best out of their vacation. On that note, below are some of the key factors that returning overseas Filipino workers must put into consideration.



The first thing that overseas Filipino workers must put into consideration when returning home is the budget. After all, returning overseas Filipino workers cannot get the best out of their vacations if their finances are not in order. This is especially the case for those who are planning to acquire some properties in the Philippines. That said, all expenses must be thought of when flying back home.  Of course, it includes the transportation expenses.


On a different note, it is imperative to ascertain that they have a way to take out their money from their bank accounts given the fact that they are only allowed to bring enough amount of cash. For instance, one is encouraged to wire money to their family members prior to flying back home. It is also important for them to remember that monetary transactions in the Philippines are mostly on a cash-to-cash basis.


The climate is another factor to put into consideration when returning home. Those who are coming from a country dominated by a cold climate can leave their winter clothes since they will not be using it during their stay in the Philippines. They should also make themselves aware of any severe weather conditions.


The most frustrating thing that can happen to a returning Overseas Filipino Worker is when everything is all set only to find out they are not allowed to fly due to some issues in their documents. This is the reason why one of the most important things to consider is the documents. The truth is that they must always secure their travel permits prior to booking a flight. That is not all; they must also secure their POEA Balik Manggagawa Certificate in order for the immigration officials to allow them to pass through. Although it is very important to note that, an OFW ID will soon replace the POEA Balik Manggagawa Certificate.


As we end this article, it is worth mentioning that the factors mentioned are only some of the many factors that returning overseas Filipino workers must put into consideration. Nonetheless returning home is much easier as long as they follow the abovementioned factors.…

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