10 Easy Steps to Apply for an OEC Online

For Filipinos working OVERSEAS

Other ways to get an OEC:
POEA centers | Embassy | Airport


I am one with all the Filipinos around the world clamoring for the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) to be abolished. But until this piece of paper is mandatory for us to exit our country and go back to work, let us do this the easiest way we can.

Now you can get and pay for your OEC Online. Anywhere. Anytime.

I have used this online service 5 times during my trips home (2014-2015) and I strongly recommend you use it as well, providing you meet the criteria:

OFWs on vacation returning to the same  employer/principal and jobsite
with existing employment visa / work permit
have a record in the POEA database
previously issued OEC/E-Receipt under the same employer/principal

If you do not meet the above criteria, you will be redirected to the BM APPOINTMENT PAGE for regular processing of OEC’s on your chosen date, time and processing site. I suggest you book your appointment online as well as this will make life way easier.

Balik-ManggagawaOnline Processing System

1. Create your account even before you fly. Go to https://www.bmonline.ph/ and register as a new user.

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2. Fill in all details making sure all information is correct. You can upload your ID photo which will show on your OEC copy. You can also add your cover photo, which I did because I’m cool like that. Haha.

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3. Enter your expected flight schedule. The OEC validity is 60 days so make sure you’re flying out within that period.OEC (3)

4. Confirm that you are returning to your employer. If not, then you have to set an appointment.

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5. Choose your mode of payment.OEC (6)

Option 1: BANKS over-the-counterOEC (13)

Option 2: BANKS online
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Option 3: NON-BANKS over-the-counter
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Option 4: G CASHOEC (14)

For me, I find SM the most convenient choice as I can do a lot of other errands after I pay for my OEC.OEC (10)

6. Send the payment instructions to your email.

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7. The email will come within a few minutes. Read instructions carefully. It will tell you when you are supposed to complete your payment. Note that the payment will only reflect the next day, so apply and pay at least 1-2 days ahead of your trip.

8. Print the email and pay in any SM Payment Counter – where normal bills are paid. Go early in the morning on a weekday to save time.


9. The next day, you will receive your payment confirmation.


10. A few more minutes and you will receive your OEC copy. Print 3 copies and off you go!

If you do not not receive your copy thru email, you can always go back to your online account and retrieve the copy from “My transactions” section.

Note: You still have to pay for your OWWA, PAG-IBIG and PHIL HEALTH.

Avoid the mob drama and exhaustion of applying onsite for your OEC and make the digital world work for you. Let’s still hope that they get rid of these useless document though!


Happy trip, everyone. Hope this helps!


82 thoughts on “10 Easy Steps to Apply for an OEC Online

  1. Hello psible p png mg re schead ng appoinment kc ngkamali ako 4 yung schead n nkuha ko ang dating ko ng pinas sa 9 pa po thnk u


  2. hello po, ask ko lng po nakakuha n po ako ng oec so ngaun po d po matutuloy flight ko sa date po na nilagay ko sa oec, e rerebook nlang daw po ako, pero wala pa po sinabi kung kailan, makakakuha po b ulit ako pag na expire po yong oec ko


    1. kailangan pa po ba kumuha ng oec ngaun kapag mag babakasyon ka po sa pilipinas dto sa abu dhabi o pinas? paano po kung nkakuha ka na dati? ano po ba ang latest ngaun sa pg kuha ng OEC. thanks po


  3. Hi.. Pano pag nagpalit ng employer.. In my case galing po ako Saudi arabia at dmiretso po dto sa UAE to my new employer. Ano po yung procedure?

    FYi.. Meron n po ako BM online account pero yun employer ko pa nung nasa KSA ako. Thanks!


  4. Hi gusto kulang malaman pagnaka visa ka ng dubai pwede kaba kumuha ng oec sa abu dhabi kasi dito ung work area naassign.
    Patulong lang po. THANKS.


  5. hi po need ko ng i print ang my transaction ko tapos na aqng mag bayad last june 7 2016 ng oec ko saang site ako pupunta to got my oec thnk you


  6. hello po mali po middle name nailagy ko ano gagawin ko.di m delete.gawa b uli aq new acct?help pls.or okay lng un since middle initial lng nmn?


  7. Good non poh,sa laht.ung kaibgn ko ngatulong sa kin..kung paano kukuha ng OEC,.unang una tapos na kming gumawa ng Gmai.account..paano mkapgset appointment., guy’s. Pls.Ned nmin tlga. Ksi urgent vacation ksi.somebody help. Pls.


  8. Hello po

    I’ve got my new passport and I am trying to get an OEC and OWWA online but its says There is a need to renew your passport since its validity is below six (6) months from your intended date of departure, even i already update my passport number on my account online.


  9. Hello Po

    I’ve got my new passport and I am applying my OEC online and also OWWA but it says There is a need to renew your passport since its validity is below six (6) months from your intended date of departure even i already upadate my passport number online,


  10. Hello po..meron npo akong account pno po mag sign in kc magpapaappointment po ako pgkuha ng OEC..nag try nko pero new user lng nkalagay..ano po ang site na puntahan ko pra mkpagpdala sign in ako.salamat po


  11. Kumuha po ako ngayon ng oec thru bmonline.. Bakit po ang validity for exit is up to june 24, 2016 only. Akala ko po 6 months ang validity non. Eh july 1, 2016 pa po ang uwi ko ng pilipinas. Magagamit ko pa ba yong oec na kinuha ko po ngayong araw na to? Paki sagot naman po. Salamat.


  12. Ask ko lang po regarding sa pag pa online sched q rh hindi inapprove kasi yong passport ko ay maeexpire this august2016.flight ko pabalik po sa uae ay sa may 2016 need ko daw irenew yong passport ko kaso hindi kasya ang isang buwan na bakasyon ko bago ko marenew passport ko dahil need ko pa kumuha ng nbi for renewal and it takes so long pa,.sa pagbalik ko na sa uae ko na kasi irerenew passport ko,possible pa ba na makakuha aq ng oec


  13. tanong lang sir, nagkaproblema OEC ko conflict sa name ng sponsor,gano kaya katagal maayos yun march 28 expired visa ko tapos dadaan pa holyweek yun na lang problema para makakuha ng ticket may chance pa po kaya ako makaalis,please po sana masagot to malapit na po kasi expiration ng visa ko..salamat


    1. i already made an account but after clicking the option to set an appointment.. no window will appear to set… so what will be the next step after signing up? i have watch an instructional video… my computer is giving me less options like there is no next step.. i want to set an appointment because its showing no record after entering my OEC number or passport number… i am returning to same employer. thanks


  14. After filling up po ung Step 3, (Flight Schedule), Hindi nag appear and Step 4.(Confirm that you are returning to your employer). (Set appointment agad) May mali ba akong nagawa?


  15. Hi
    We are four girls, 3 exabroad and one first timer.
    We are hired directly as a cleaner by a freezone company in ajman,uae.
    But to exit Philippines we need the employment visa and documents to be certified by the POEA in abudhabi so we can apply for OEC in Philippines.

    That freezone company says that they don’t know about poea and they never did it before for other cleaners.
    So please guide me about the POEA charges and process and time taken to process it in Philippines embassy in abudhabi so I can tell the company to do it for me.

    And after getting those certified documents after poea, can I apply online for OEC to get it fast.

    Please please help.


  16. Kindly help me, i applied for an eoc and had an appiontment last Jan 5, 2016. Unfortunately upon paying the oec Ive notice some that if it exceeds 60 days bfre departure I should apply for another oec. However its not refundable. My departure is on March 9. My first oec will expire on March 6. I re applied for new oec so that the expiration will be on april. So last Feb 1 I applied online and paid it last Feb 8. I took 1 week and until now no oec number . Its still pending till now.. kindly assist me .. thank you


  17. Mga boss pno po ung skin may isang mali n letter sa last name q pero may appointment nq.at ndi qna mcorrect ung spelling ayaw n nya mabago khir edit q.ung account qpo ung personal data..ok lng po kaya un??please anwer


  18. Paano b pumunta sa my transaction ang gulo ng proseso ang dami ountahan bayad n ako sa poea ortigas nagbigay ng link ganun paano b ako punta sa transaction para pri


  19. Hi hello I need me more info how to aplay the appointment OIC i want to vacation to the philipine this coming March but wen I come back her in UAE I want to change the tikit in visa to go in vacation to Pakistan plzzzz I need me replay to how in wht more requirement to how I go to Pakistan to visit her


  20. Hi hello I need me more info how to aplay the appointment OIC i want to vacation to the philipine this coming March but wen I come back her in UAE I want to change the tikit in visa to go in vacation to Pakistan plzzzz I need me replay to how in wht more requirement to how I go to Pakistan to visit her


  21. Hi, quick question, i was instructed from POEA to get an appointment instead of obtaining an oec online. And i did, paano ko po maswitched yong appointment ko as there is no way n change the option. My flight will be on 29 this month. need your advise very badly.


  22. Hi po any option on how to cancel my first appointment sa pinas kasi po gusto kona dito sa AUH iprocess ung OEC by end of Dec. kaso lumalabas we already have an existing appointment. Hope you can help.


  23. bakit ganun hawak q namn oec receipt q pero pag nag enter aq ng number s last issue oec number lagi not found ang lumalabas pls help 😦


    1. Magtatanong lng po 4yrs na po ko sa amo ko nong nkaraan November 29,2015 pero ito pong december 24,2015 pinagbabakasyon po niya ko pero ang tpos pa po ng kontrata at visa ko ay February 08,2016…diretso po kc ako ng apat na taon sa amo kong ito kumuha po ko ng appointment ko ng oec dito po sa dubai consulate kaso nga lng po pinoproblema ko po kung ano po ang ilalagay ko sa last arrival ko sa finill up ko po na information sheet..ano po ba ang Mgandang gagawin ko


  24. Pahirap… pa online online pa OEC na yan…walang kwenta… hirap naman ayaw mag upload sa last na date kung kelan ka mag papa appointment ayaw …lumalabas another branch daw…. hay naku bakit ba kase kailangan pa ng OEC…. pera pera lang naman gusto ng pamahalaan ng PINAS>>> bulok na sistema..


    1. Q: What is an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC)?

      A: It serves as a proof that you are a documented OFW who is allowed to exit the Philippines to fulfill job contracts overseas. It is also a clearance/certificate that proves that your exit or departure to the Philippines is valid since you are returning to an employer abroad.

      The OEC serves for the following purposes:

      it serves as an exit pass for OFWs at the airport
      it exempts you from paying travel tax and airport terminal fee
      It assures that a worker is covered by government protection, benefits and assistance.

      Processing Fee: PhP 100

      You may visit POEA Ortigas or any regional offices (poea.gov.ph for the list and location of offices) or call 7219496; 7210785 for assistance / queries on BM Online


    2. Hello po..meron npo akong account pno po mag sign in kc magpapaappointment po ako pgkuha ng OEC..nag try nko pero new user lng nkalagay..ano po ang site na puntahan ko pra mkpagpdala sign in ako.salamat po pareply naman po agad >!!!!


  25. Need Help… hindi ko ma upload and picture sa profile maski na less tha 1mb lang.. if i click upload hindi siya nag se-search ng location of the folder


  26. Paano pag wala na OEC number ko previously? Hindi po ba pwedeng i-retrieve na lang yun ng system kaysa i-manual entry ko? nawala ko na kasi yung dati.


  27. Hello po, uuwi po ako ng pinas by next week. Under husband visa po ako. Kailangan ko din po ba ng OEC pabalik ng dubai? Pls reply po asap sa mga nakakaalam po. Maraming salamat. 😉


    1. as per d2 sa phil embassy abu dhabi meron daw ibang certificate for those na nakahusbands visa na equivalent ng OEC. try to call the phil embassy in dubai.


  28. I am sponsoring my niece for a visit in Abu Dhabi. The Immigration Officer asked for the OEC in addition to the affidavit of support and salary certificate. Is it possible to obtain an OEC even if I’m not flying back to our country? Can I present the flight booking of my niece instead to get the OEC?


    1. Hi there Lisa, why do they need an oec? Ur niece is travelling as a tourist. OECs are for ofws only who flew home amd want to return to their country of employment. You can fight back and tell this to the immigration officer. I have sponsored all my family as tourists in abu dhabi, back and forth and an OEC was never needed as i did not leave the country.


  29. Nakapag fill up na ako sa OEC online appointment kaso wala pa akong result for schedule…. flight kona kasi ngayong october 8… ASAP


  30. Hello po..ask ko lang ang mode of payment niya pang pinas lang ba? Im here po sa dubai san ako pwede mag pay ng oec ko..direct na lang po ba sa consulate office dito sa dubai.?


  31. hi there! pahelp namn. nagtry ako nito kaso ang problema nung una kong log in ay naclick ko ang set appointment at nacomplete ko ang details thinking na lalabas ang payment options sa nxt step. kahit anong gawin ko puro talaga paset ng appointments ang next step. gusto ko pa namn na mgbayad through dragon pay since sa exchange ako ngwork. ano ang gagawin ko? may chance paba na makapagbayad ako online? o need ko na talaga set ng appointments? salamat. sana may sasagot.


    1. Hi Linfa, double check mo ung requirements and eligibility to pay online… Baka meron sa field ung nasagot mo na hindi applicable for online payment kaya its giving u ‘set an appointment’.


    2. I think for the 1st time you need an appointment online to obtain an OEC then for succeeding OECs you can pay online and print yourself yan ang sabi sakin nung una akong kumuha ng OEC gamit ang bmonline.


    1. Hello Dear,

      Kahit anong fill up ko hindi ako makapag set ng appointment. Can you do a field by field instuction?



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