All returning OFW (Overseas Filipino Workers) travelers to the Philippines are required to register and get a copy of the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) Online Exemption. The Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) which is issued by POEA serves as travel exit clearance to certify that each OFW process a valid working visa or permit abroad. The OEC guarantees each OFW that he/she is fully covered by the Philippine government’s protection and benefits.


#1 How To Register

OEC E-Registration OEC Online Exemption Guide
Photo: POEA Online Services Portal - https://onlineservices.poea.gov.ph//OnlineServices/POEAOnline.aspx

A. Visit the POEA Online Services website.
B. Head to the E-Registration section and choose Let’s Go
C. Click Register, to create an account.
D. Click on Accept The Terms of Use and Privacy Statement
E. Enter the required information; First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Gender, Email Address, and Birth Date
F. Once done, click Register
G. Login to your email account and retrieve the temporary password.
H. Login your account, update and change your password

OFW members who recently change employer abroad will need to update POEA record.
How To Change Employer Requirements POEA-OEC Online


Balik Mangagawa Dashboard OEC Online Exemption Guide
Photo: POEA E-Registration - https://onlineservices.poea.gov.ph//OnlineServices/POEAOnline.aspx

A. Once login, upload the soft copy of Passport and Profile Picture
B. Update Profile information and add in Beneficiary details


Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC)

A. Click on Balik Mangagawa
B. Ensure that Passport and Beneficiary Data are available
C. Retrieve the OEC information
D. Print a Copy of the OEC (Overseas Employment Certificate)


For more information on OEC Online Exemption Guide, please visit Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA);

POEA Helpdesk: 
Website: https://onlineservices.poea.gov.ph

For Documentation requirements and procedures:
Balik Mangagawa Proessing Division
Tel Nos: (02) 8724-6342 | (02) 8721-0785

For e-Registration concerns:
Employment Branch
Tel Nos: (02) 8722-1173

For Technical concerns:
ICT Branch
Tel Nos: (02) 8727-7778 | (02) 8721-9496

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