The Philippine Embassy through its POLO has launched the Balik-Manggagawa Online Processing of Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) for returning workers.
The BM Online Processing System is a web-based facility that enables a balik-manggagawa, or a vacationing OFW to apply online for an overseas employment certificate (OEC) anytime anywhere. This aims to expedite the issuance of OEC to vacationing OFWs who will return to their respective foreign employers/ principals. The opening page of the system contains an Instructional video that will guide the BM in using the facility.
Who may avail of the online facility?
OFWs on vacation who are returning to the same employer/ principal and job-site, with employment visa/ work permit who have a record in the POEA database, and previously issued an OEC/E-Receipt under the same employer/ principal may avail of the BM Online Processing System.
BM workers who do not meet the said criteria are advised to still access the BM Online Processing System for them to avail of the appointment service through its APPOINTMENT PAGE for regular processing of their OECs on their preferred processing site and appointment date and time. Those with appointment will be prioritized in the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO).
Requirements for Vacationing OFWs (BM)
- POEA BM Information Sheet – signed and properly accomplished
- Copy of passport with Re-entry Visa
- Employment contract duly signed by the employer Standard_Employment_Contract.doc
- Copy of ticket or itinerary of travel
- Copy of Employer’s ID
NOTE: Please register at www.bmonline.ph and print your OFW Information Sheet
Verification Fee – US$ 10.00
Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) – NIS 10.00
OWWA Membership Fee – NIS 90.00 (Paid in Shekels. Amount varies every month due to prevailing exchange rates.)