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

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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 and bring the following OEC requirements:

  • A printed online appointment sheet 
  • (Original and photocopy of) valid passport 
  • Photocopy of valid work visa, work permit, alien resident certificate, or any equivalent document
  • Valid and verified employment contract


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.

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

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

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  2. Hello,
    How will I know the schedule of my appointment for contract verification?
    Thank you.

    1. Unfortunately, you can’t edit the employer’s name online. You’ll have to go through the regular OEC processing.

      For more info, read this:

    1. “POEA offices nationwide still process walk-in OEC applications. However, you still need to sign up for a BM Online account and set an appointment online before visiting a POEA branch.”

      1. Paano po kung wla na available na slot before ng flight ko anong best way po ang ggwin.or pwde po b n walk in nalang kng ndi mkaset ng appointment

      2. Yes, you can walk in at POEA instead. Please see the FAQ section above for more details.

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  4. Hello nkaregistered po ako sa BM dati nang bago ako umalis..problema diko matandaan email and password ko.. Paanu mkakuha mg oec..pwede po ba walk sa philippine embassy.. Thank u po

    1. You can find the answer here:

  5. Hi my boss forget what email and password she used, when she does the online appointment for oec what should I do? How can i print my oec?

    1. You can find the answer here:

  6. Hi, I find this website very useful. I’m a newly hired employee, I was wondering how long would it take for me to receive an OEC. I was actually leaving for my flight yo Auckland today and remembered a friend told me about needing OEC. Luckily, I was still able to rebook. I need to leave Philippines as early as possible because my Employer is waiting for me. Should processing OEC be a problem for me? Thanks, your help is much appreciated.

    1. Sorry for the late response. Have you secured an appointment already? OEC processing only takes 10-15 minutes on the day of appointment if there’s no issue with your profile details and you’ve submitted all the required documents.

  7. hi meron napo akong bagong oec kakagawa ko lang.Ang tanung ko po hinde lumalabas sa accnt ko ung appointment meron kaso empty panu po un.Ok lang ba na pumunta poea na walang appointment tapos ok narin po ung requiements ko dto ko kinuha sa jeddah consulate.thanks

  8. Hello Good day,
    Just want to ask i am trying to set an appointment but there is no available slots from december 27 onwards on all region4A sites. are they going to update the schedule?
    Thank you.

    1. It’s best to inquire at POEA either personally, online, or through a phone call. You can also regularly check the availability of slots.

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