UPDATE: Replace with iDOLE OFW ID – No More OEC Balik Manggagawa. POEA Balik Manggagawa Online Application. Workers will have to pay P100 Apply for OEC Online. Here’s on how to get OEC online, the fastest way to get Overseas Employment Certificate. Watch the video below:

Returning Filipino workers (OFW) can now bypass the long lines in their local embassies or consulates by using the new online program by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

POEA (OEC) Online Application Form OFW on Vacation, rehired, or returning

Officially launched on October 16, the online portal Balik-Manggagawa Online application Processing http://bmonline.ph/ enables workers to apply for their Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) or exit clearance online and have the approved version printed anywhere at any time.

POEA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac on Thursday said only POEA-registered workers on vacation, rehired, or returning to the same employee may use the system.

Filipinos who do not meet the above criteria will be redirected to a page where they can choose a date, time, and place for the processing of their OEC.


Workers will have to pay P100 for processing fees and P19.50 for e-payment service.


      1. Visit the Balik Manggagawa website. For first time users, applicants are required to register details such as name, birthday and gender and provide an active email address to receive verification.
      2. Once account has been verified, return to the Balik Manggagawa website and log in. Prepare documents such as passport and visa copy, original OEC – must be issued in the Philippines.
      3. Fill out the information sheet and enter date of departure from the Philippines.
      4. For first time OEC applicants, an appointment system allows them to choose where and when to pick the OEC.
      5. After clicking ‘Set Appointment’, review the details of the form as it appears on the page for preview.
      6. For return visitors who don’t need appointment at designated pickup points, user will be led to an e-payment facility where he or she can choose to pay using online banking systems. Upon payment, user will be led to the “self-print” option. Print three copies of the OEC along with the system-generated certificates and receipts.

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  1. good afternoon i am melhvin unisa ibales,i am a ofw from saudi arabia and im on vacation and i will be coming back on february 5 2017 and until now i am having problem to make an appointment with poea to pay my oec.is it possible if i can just walk in or go there in poea i personal thank you

  2. Gud evening po I am sheena reburiano marcos im a OFW from palau and I’m on vacation and I will be coming back on Feb 10 2017 and I dont know how to get a appointment with poea to pay my oec?

    Thank you…?

  3. Gud evening po I am roldan panganiban im a OFW from Jeddah Saudi Arabia and I’m on vacation and I will be coming back on Feb 16 2017 and I dont know how to get a appointment with poea to pay my Overseas Employment Certificate(OEC)?

    Thank you…?

  4. Step 1. Login or Register to Balik-Manggagawa (bmonline.ph/)
    Log-in if already registered or fill-up the registration form if new user. Upon complete registration, confirmation link will be sent to your registered e-mail address; thus working e-mail address is a must. Inside the confirmation e-mail, click the confirmation link so that your new account will be activated.

    Step 2. Edit Personal Data
    Once logged in, this will be your home page. In this page, you can edit your Personal Data, Contract Particulars and Legal Beneficiaries/ Qualified Dependents.

    Step 3. Provide Expected Flight Schedule
    Step 4. Select Locations for New Appointment
    Step 5. Select Locations for New Appointment

  5. Hello,im berlina jimenez sales ofw from russia.im on vacation now and having trouble of getting appointment of getting oec.is it possible to get oec by walk in?

  6. Hello mam,ive already done on my 1st step then recieved the confirmation link in my e mail and click it to confirm and signing for 2nd step then suddenly off the gadget i used without sending,when i repeat to do it again it says the email has been already taken.whats should i do next to connect it again?

  7. hi good morning, can i ask a question about to get and regester the oec? im already sign the form of new user then im sending. but im not recieve the link to let me know im finish to regester? how to recieve my acount activate? thank you, pleas help me because my vecation finish on 13 of may.

  8. Pg sinabi ba ng poea na your exemted to oec wl kyang mging problemasa immigration pg balik mo ng ibng bansa tanung lng poh salamat sa sasagot.

  9. May account na po pero pag click mo ng ask for oec exemption or appointment wla nman lumalabas na choices kung among available date ng appointment at ng branches..ilang araw nang nag try ng nag try wla pa din hanggang fill up lang ng account tapos wla nman pla patutungohan..

  10. Gud pm mam kuha po sana ako ng balik manggawa galing po ako qatar paano po ba magpa schedule true online pra po mlaman k kung kailan ako pd pmnta dyan..aalis po ako ng april 13,2017 thanks and reply..

  11. Hello im shiela ofw from jeddah i have 17days more on my vacation stil i cant understand the oec bmonline nka register nku ng account ani dapat gwon na mas mabilis punta n lng aq ditectly sa poea walk in

  12. Last Sept. 2014, I was a direct hire in a school and i got my oec before i traveled going to that particular country. This coming April, i plan to visit my family. I tried to register for my oec but unfortunately, it was invalid email. These are my concerns;
    1. What are the other possible way to register for my oec becuase i have an existing oec 2 years ago?
    2. Can i use the new user to get a new oec and update my profile?
    3. Can i just go directly to the POEA without an appointment due to this particular issue?

    Thanks so much for the reply. I really appreciate it.

  13. I have been trying to enter my OEC Number which was provided to me last year prior to my deployment but the poea database cannot seem to find my record. In this case, do I need to make an appointment to get a new OEC? Will I be able to get the OEC on the same day of my appointment?

  14. may i need ,that i have to find a work… that i do my best as good honor in all of my ambition to help my inspiration ,my parents…..thanks….

  15. hello im irene arcilla ..balik mangagawa po ako..kelan po pwede mgpaschedule pra s OEC..ba2lik n po aq s july 4

  16. I am Wilfredo salvador of Saudi Arabia I can not enter on poea website can I go direct to poea main office to pay my oec .
    Thank you ..

  17. Iam Virgilio Sanchez working in Dubai – i already registered on the BMonline sytem but i doesn’t accept my
    previous email id & Password? I try to sign in again as a new user but my email is already taken?

    Please advise what to do now? I’m here in manila for 10 days vacation. please advise?

  18. if is it first time on bm online and i have the appointment already how will i pay?..there in your office or thru easy payment?
    and another one i clicked yes in the beginning that im still in my employer which is not so i made mistake but i have appointment tom.is your office will fix my employer name..please help..thnx

  19. Good day,

    Hi I am Catherine,I would like to us do I need to get a new OEC? I had a vacation last year, march 28,2016.

    Thank you,


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