It’s my last Pending public holiday for this month today and I went to HR to check any update about my vacation. I wanted to make sure that I won’t face any problems before and after my vacation from visa & contract renewals to getting clearances of coming back here in Bahrain. I have mentioned in my previous posts that my visa and contract will expire this March. Whew, so it’s been two years since I signed that contract and have decided to stay, live, & work abroad!
I walked with my roommate since she’s doing mid-shift 10am-7pm. And we found Bahrain with fog! Well, it’s not as thick as the fog I see in Baguio back in the Philippines but hey, this only happens once or twice a year in Bahrain. I cannot let this moment pass without taking any photo. Although, it’s a photo of my roommate, we were on a rush so I didn’t bother to ask her to take a photo of me. She was running late already.
If you will notice from a far, it’s foggy but it’s not that thick though.
I arrived at HR 10 minutes before 10 and checked my pending public holidays and vacation. I wanted to make sure it’s approved and voila! One more signature and it’s approved. The HR Admin arrived around 10am and told me that she was looking for me yesterday. Ha ha. I told her that I was clearing my Pending public holidays. She wanted me to review & sign the e-ticket that was proposed by our partner agency. I reviewed it for around 20 minutes and asked a few questions at our Visa clerk with my concern about renewing my residence/working visa and contract a month before it expires due to its registration processing at our embassy. I don’t want to get my OEC back in the Philippines. My brother told me that it’s always better to get it from here since there’ll be no hassle and I won’t spend money that much. Some of the Filipino employees here also assured me that it’s always best to get the Overseas Employee Certificate. OEC serves as a proof that a company is existing and you are really working there. The government thought of this because some of the Filipinos in the past are going abroad without any employers and end up going back home due to the employer’s legality.
I signed it and well.. I just need to wait for the renewal of my contract and visa 😉