The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has Online Services available for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) so they can process a variety of solutions through its portal. Here we list the existing online services offered by the POEA through their website, a brief description of the services, the benefits, and what to expect from each one of these programs.
Also Read: List of POEA Programs and Services for OFWs
If you are an OFW who needs to process certain documents or you need to make an appointment, you can go to the POEA website in order to avail yourself of these programs. Please be guided according to your needs.
POEA does its best to serve the Filipino people by creating and providing programs and services to attain better work opportunities. There are many programs and services already offered by this agency. As the technology further advances, the agency’s services also improve.
The purpose of POEA online services website is to make the services of the agency accessible and more convenient. This also has a user-friendly interface which is good for digital beginners.
As POEA has a variety of projects available, here is a list of all its programs and services offered to aspiring OFWs through their website:
There are many OFWs and aspiring OFWs nationwide. Others are far from POEA’s offices. Time, energy, and effort were given by the applicants to secure their employment overseas. With this, POEA comes up with making a website that suits their needs.
It can be accessed through this website: https://ofwrecords.poea.gov.ph/. The site was made for the applicant to save time and to have a copy of their deployment records. The website is available at all times and from any location. To access their account, the applicant will be granted an Appointment Reference Number (ARN). The user has the option to cancel and reschedule the appointment. You can print a copy of your online appointment confirmation.
For those who are planning to apply abroad, this online service is for you. Manpower Registry(e-Registration is a prerequisite if you are planning to get a job abroad.
This can be accessed through this website: https://onlineservices.poea.gov.ph/. The applicant must provide real information, documents, and photos. The website has an e-Registration, POEA Helpdesk, Appointment Online, and JobFair.
The Online JobFair has a list of companies wherein the registered applicants can apply. Only those who completed the eRegistration can apply to the job listings.
BM workers who want to return to their home country should have their applications processed faster. When you go access the Balik-Manggagawa Online Processing System, there is no need to go to the POEA’s office or POLO which can save time and money.
OFWs can access the website through this link: https://www.bmonline.ph/. This is for the returning documented OFWs, undocumented OFWs, and for those who changed employment/ employer onsite. The website includes an instructional video on how to access the site. The BM should fill up their personal information to ensure faster application.
The Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) addresses the thing the applicant should know before going abroad. This is a seminar which an aspiring OFW should attend since this is a prerequisite to getting the OEC.
Online Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) is easy and convenient to attend. Here is the link to the website: https://peos.poea.gov.ph/. Online PEOS consists of 8 learning modules.
The examination that will be given is also based on these modules. The purpose of this is to equip the applicant with knowledge at the comfort of their home.
To be listed in the registry of qualified seafarers for overseas maritime work, seamen should register on the website. This will also serve as a significant resource for policy research and development on the maritime labor market. For policy research and development, the labor market is a good place to start.
The website link is https://onlineservices.poea.gov.ph//OnlineServices/POEAOnline.aspx. The website contains e-Registration, POEA Helpdesk, Online JobFair, and Appointment. The applicant can register, upgrade, edit or update his/ her record. After registration, the applicant will be given an SRC number and password for logging in.
The purpose of the Status of Recruitment Agencies is to provide information about the recruitment agencies one has been applying for. The website is updated frequently. This can aid the OFWs in choosing a legitimate agency.
Upon visiting the website link of the Verification of Status of Recruitment Agencies, the search tool can already be seen. The agencies are grouped and classified into categories.
These are land-based recruitment agencies, manning agencies, agencies with a valid license, land-based recruitment agencies with a valid license, and manning agencies with a valid license.
Anyone can search through their website to ensure their safety and to avoid illegal recruitment. This is the link to be accessed: https://www.poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/agList.asp?mode=act&mode=act.
The purpose of this is to verify whether the job orders are legit or fake. Through searching on this website, an applicant can double if the job offer was in the listings of the POEA.
The availability of job orders can be seen through this link: https://www.poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/JobVacancies/jobsMenu.asp. The job orders are classified by position, country, and agency. There is a disclaimer and a note at the bottom of the website. There is still a need to verify with the POEA if the job order is still available or not. The listings are updated as of December 6, 2021.
SRA/LOA Online Application System
Special Recruitment Authority (SRA) and Letter of Acknowledgement (LOA)
The online system is an integrated online application that can be accessed through POEA official website. This allows recruitment and many agencies to apply and submit online application requirements for issuance of SRA and LOA via online facilities.
Compared to manual submission the SRA, LOA processed online application promotes paperless transaction saves time by not having to personally appear at POEA to file an application. All licensed recruitment and manning agencies can submit applications for SRA LOA. Here is the link to the site: https://apps.poea.gov.ph/oraa/login.aspx.
Adjudication Cases Monitor
The adjudication cases monitor includes the labor disputes between the employers of the OFWs. The website displays the boxes in which you need to encode the case number inside the boxes. You can check the case in the website. The website link is this: https://www.poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/adjucases/caseinquiry.asp.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have other inquiries about the POEA program, please check out the following FAQs for reference.
How do I know if I am registered with POEA?
1. Check the status of the Licensed Agency by Searching it on the POEA portal. What you need to do is go to the POEA website.
2. Check the status by Searching the existing POEA Job Orders according to Agency.
3. Manual Verification, Call POEA hotline numbers.
How do I activate POEA E-registration?
1. Visit the POEA e-Registration website.
2. Click the “Register” button at the bottom of the landing page.
4. Fill in the information needed and hit the register button.
How can I register in POEA?
1. Go to www.poea.gov.ph.
2. At the homepage of the POEA website, click online services then proceed to Verification of Status of Recruitment Agencies.
3. Type the name of your chosen recruitment agency at the Enter Agency Name Box.
4. Check on their records the status and the legality of your chosen agency.
How do I edit my profile on POEA?
1. Log-in to your account using your User Name and Password.
2. Click Update Profile Button and Select the Information to be upgraded/edited/updated then save.
How do I update my e-Registration?
1. Register an Account. Visit https://eservices.poea.gov.ph/Home to create an account.
2. Sign Up. In POEA’s e-Services website, choose eRegistration tab.
3. Click Submit.
4. Email Activation.
5. Setting Password.
6. Creating/ Updating Your Profile.
7. Your e-Registration Number.
8. Personal Information.
9. Saving Your Work.
How do I find my POEA E-registration number?
Applicants will receive a registration number after the registration process has been completed.
How do I find my seafarer’s registration number?
A Seafarer Registration Number will be generated by the website, which you may print after a successful registration.
How can I check my OEC?
1. Go to the BM Online Processing System. Click here to access the BM Online system.
2. Create a BM Online account.
3. Log in as an “Already Registered” user.
4. Upload your photo.
5. Fill out the online forms.
6. Provide your flight schedule.
7. Pay the OEC fee.
8. Print your OEC.
How to Get an OEC Exemption Number Through BM Online?
To get an OEC exemption, log in to your BM Online account before your scheduled return to your employer. Then click on “Acquire OEC or Exemption.” If you’re exempted, the system will display a confirmation message with your BM Exemption number and pre-departure instructions on what documents to present at the airport.
How do I update POEA E register 2?
1. New Users, Click On “Register” Accept the terms and conditions.
2. Use “Forget Password” for Existing Users. The new website address is https://www.onlineservices.poea.gov.ph.
3. Check Your Email.
4. Log in and Change Password.
5. Done and Dashboard.
Video: POEA E-Registration Online Service
Check out this video tutorial below which shares information about the eRegistration of the online service portal of POEA below:
Now you have an idea about the available online services from POEA and what each of these services offers to OFWs and their families. Always remember that you can verify the legitimacy of your recruitment agency through POEA’s website to ensure that you are working with a licensed and accredited organization. You can also update your profile, register for e-Services, or check your OEC status online.
Being an OFW can be quite challenging and such a hassle, especially when processing documents required to go abroad looking for job opportunities, consuming time, energy, and money. Through POEA’s online services, the processing is now at the tip of our hands.
With just a few clicks and verification of our agency, we can now be assured that the process is legal and safe. With these online services, we hope to make the lives of every OFW easier and worry-free.