How to Set an OEC Appointment Online: A Quick Guide for OFWs

Last Updated on 10/23/2020 by FilipiKnow

If you’re not qualified for online OEC processing and exemption, you’ll be required to use the appointment system of BM Online.

This is where you’ll schedule regular OEC processing on your preferred date, time, and POEA branch or Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO).

Here’s how to set an appointment through BM Online:

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  1. Access the BM Online system.
  2. Under “Already Registered,” enter your email address and password. Click the Login button.
  3. At the bottom of the OEC Number Verification pop-up, click the link for appointment setting.
  4. Upload your latest photo.
  5. Fill out the My Profile page with the required information.
  6. Click the Acquire OEC or Exemption button.
  7. Enter your expected flight schedule (in MM/DD/YYYY format). Click the Submit button.
  8. You’ll be taken to the Select Locations page. Click the drop-down menus to choose your preferred POEA or POLO location and branch for OEC processing. Click the Next button.
  9. A calendar will be displayed where you can view available slots in your chosen location. Click on your preferred date and time.
  10. A Schedule Details pop-up will show. If you’re okay with the schedule, click the Set Appointment button.
  11.  Click “My Transactions” on the left side. Under the Appointments tab, you’ll see your confirmed appointment schedule.
  12.  Click the Print Info Sheet button. This will take you to your Online Appointment Information Sheet.
  13.  Click the Print Appointment button to print your appointment form.
  14.  At the bottom of your printed appointment form, put your printed name and signature.

Related: How to Get OEC Exemption Online: An Ultimate Guide for OFWs

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On your appointment schedule, visit your chosen POLO or POEA office, proceed to the OFW Green Lanes, and submit the following OEC requirements:

  • Printed BM Online appointment sheet 
  • (Original and photocopy of) passport valid for six months from the departure date
  • Photocopy of valid work visa, work permit, alien resident certificate, or any equivalent document
  • Original copy of valid employment contract verified/authenticated by the POLO/Philippine Embassy/Consulate
  • Proof that you’re returning to the same employer e.g., valid company ID, latest payslip, or current certificate of employment
  • For OFWs with existing POEA record and returning to the same employer but to a different country: Letter from the employer confirming the transfer of jobsite
  • For OFWs who are not yet registered with the POEA or who changed their employer on-site: Sworn statement/Affidavit explaining how you’re hired by your current employer (Check sample affidavit here.)

Frequently Asked Questions.

1. I tried to set an appointment but there are no more slots left. Can I walk in at POEA/POLO instead?

Yes, provided that you have a valid reason. For example, you can explain that you only have 10 days of vacation and are scheduled to leave soon. You can support this by showing your visa and other requirements listed above.

Take note, however, that priority shall be given to those who have secured an appointment online.

As a last resort, you can get the OEC directly at the airport. However, they can only issue an OEC if you have a valid reason that may have prevented you from going through regular processing. For instance, you can get an OEC at the airport immediately before your departure if you can prove that you’re on emergency leave and you already have a confirmed flight booking.

2. I’m a direct-hire OFW. How can I get an OEC?

The process of applying for an OEC for direct-hire OFWs is completely different from that of OFWs hired through recruitment agencies. Click here to learn more about the updated process of obtaining an OEC for direct hires.

Go back to the main article: BM Online System: An OFW’s Complete Guide to Getting OEC

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152 thoughts on “How to Set an OEC Appointment Online: A Quick Guide for OFWs

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  2. Hello po, direct hired po ako dito sa pinas, my employer have sent me the documents already, the verified contract and all from Dubai, what will be the best steps po to get OEC and to have pdos ,owwa and peos?
    Please advice me po, my employment visa will expire soon on March 18 and I’ve been sending email to get appointment in dhad but I don’t get any response. So I decided to go to POEA tomorrow to ask an advice or if they could assist me without appointment much better as I really need to finish everything before.

    1. Here’s our detailed guide for direct hires:

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  6. Hi Panu po b mag pa appointment sa OEC.. ng try nko din click ung submit pero wla pa confirmation…pano ko po malalamn??

  7. Pwede po bang kumuha ng OEC khit wlang appointment kc my record n po ako Doon same employer dn po ako vacation

  8. Hello Admin, I need your advice, 6 years na po ako sa dating kong company. For those years, oec exemption ang kinukuha ko. Ngayon my new employer na po ako, I am trying to set an appointment para makakuha ng schedule para sa oec gamit ng registered email address ko kaso wala pong pop-up verification o link (click here for appointment) na lumalabas. Do I need to register a new email address para makakuha po ng oec appointment? Sana po matulungan nyo po aq. Salamat po.

    1. Sorry for the delayed response. How did you resolve the issue? I suggest calling the POEA directly. This might be a technical issue or something. Alternatively, you can do a walk-in application instead.

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