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Filing From Outside Oregon
Filing Your Initial Application

 
If you are in the United States, you can file your initial application online through our Online Claims System, or by calling 1-877-345-3484.   
 
To file your initial application from outside the country, you must call (503) 451-2400 and select option 1.  

Beginning with weeks claimed on or after February 23, 2014, if you live outside the United States, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands or Palau you will no longer be considered available for work and will not be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.  This is true even if you have  legal authorization to work in the country of residence.  There are a few exceptions:
 
  • If you are living in Canada and have work authorization in Canada, or 
  • You are the spouse or domestic partner of an individual who is stationed at a US military base or US foreign embassy and all of the following conditions are met;
    • job opportunities exist on the military base or embassy for family members of those stationed there;
    • you live within a reasonable commuting distance of those job opportunities; and
    • you are willing to accept the prevailing conditions of the job opportunities. 
 

If you did not work in Oregon during the last 18 months, you will need to contact the nearest Employment Department (sometimes referred to as Employment Security) office in a state where you worked.  


Filing Your Weekly Claims From Out Of State


If you move out of state after filing your initial application, you need to immediately notify us of your new address and phone number.  You can change your address and phone number online, or by calling (877) 345-3484.  
 
Weekly claims can be filed online through our Online Claims System, or by calling our Weekly Claim Line at 1-800-982-8920. 

 

Filing Your Weekly Claims From Outside The United States
 
If you move out of the country after filing your initial application, you must immediately notify us of your new address and phone number.   An investigation will be made to determine if meet the requirements listed above in the “Filing Your Initial Application” Section.   Call us at (503) 451-2400.  (Our toll free numbers do not work outside the United States.)
 
From outside the country, Weekly claims can be filed online through our Online Claims System, or by calling our Weekly Claim Line at 503-224-0405.