Online Application for POEA OEC is Available

I would like to share you guys the email that I have received today from my fellow OFW, This post is applicable to all OFW like me. The message shows that POEA has now an online facility for all OFW. This facility could save as time in Processing our OEC.

OEC1 New On-Line Application Process for the Issuance of the POEA Travel Exit Clearance for Balik-Manggagawa/Workers-On-Leave (BM/WOL)

By: Philippine Embassy

The POEA, in its letter dated 13 June 2008, has informed of the new-on-line application process for the issuance of the POEA travel exit clearance for Balik-Manggagawa/workers-on-leave (BM/WOL).

Previously, OFWs would have to proceed to the POEA office and Philippine Overseas Labor Offices to apply for their exit clearance. With this online application system, the OFW can avail of the 2-way delivery system through the internet and have the clearance delivered back to their residence. There will be no need to go to the POEA. Since the application is online, this can be done virtually anywhere where there is an internet connection. This gives OFWs more time to spend with family and friends while vacationing in the Philippines .

To apply, the BM/WOL simply logs onto and follow the instructions as detailed in the website. The service is available nationwide.

Should the BM/WOL decide not to avail of the 2-way Delivery System, they have the option to print out the OFW Info Sheet after applying on line and proceed to the POEA to file their application.

The BM/WOL may also secure their POEA travel exit clearance at the following:

a. Balik-Manggagawa Processing Division (BMPD), Service Area, POEA, Blas F. Ople Bldg., Ortigas corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City
b. POEA Regional Centers/Regional Extension Units ( REUs ) and Satellite Offices
c. POEA-deputized OWWA Regional Offices and Units
d. Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLO) in various Philippine Embassies and Consulates abroad
e. Exit Clearance One-Way Delivery System (Dropbox) POEA Service Area
f. POEA, REU-La Union, Cagayan de Oro, Tacloban, Davao, POLO-Jeddah and Singapore, for the issuance of the Multiple Travel Exit Clearance (MTEC). The MTEC is a set of two or more clearances issued to workers-on-leave/balik-manggagawa (BM/WOL) for use as an exit document within a period of twelve months from date of issuance. It allows the WOL/BM who exits from the Philippines more than once in a period of 12 months to secure his exit clearance on a one-time basis.

For more information, the OFWs may also visit POEA website at
The new system is part of POEA’s continuous effort to provide quality service to OFWs.

On my next vacation to Philippine I might as well try this facility.

Dexter Panganiban

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  1. 2
    arleen buenaobra

    paano ko po ba makukuha ang oec ko gamit lang ang email? para po sana hindi na ako bumalik pa sa office sa manila. taga quezon province po kasi ako.

  2. 13
    jenylyn custodio

    ganu po katagal bago ma release ang oec…ang oec po ba para lang sa balik mangagagwa..or sa bagong apply din poo..

  3. 19

    However, you still have to print out the application and send it to POEA via Aboitiz, along with photocopies of necessary documents. The form is actually one for new OWWA membership. Plus, check out the fees from the website.

    “Please prepare P2,650.00 for BM OEC Processing Fee, OWWA, PhilHealth, and delivery service fees. If your OWWA or PhilHealth membership are still active, the membership fees for these will be refunded together with the delivery of your OEC.”

    Hasel pa ren talaga.

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