Good news to all overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Now there is a faster and more convenient way to apply for their clearances as the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) launched an online registration system. The new system aims to speed up the documentation process of all departing and returning OFWs.
The POEA Chief, Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz informed that application for POEA clearances can now be done via the internet. Baldoz said, "With the new process, a returning worker may visit www.poea.gov.ph to fill out and submit online the OFW information sheet, and print the document. The printed information sheet has bar codes for easier uploading of information to the POEA database."
Where to submit the printed information sheet?
For regular processing: To the POEA Balik-Manggagawa Processing Center
One-way delivery system: Teleserve Balik-Manggagawa Express Office at the agency's office in Ortigas, Pasig City
Two-way delivery system: To any Aboitiz/To Go branch
International airports require departing OFWs to present their exit clearances.
Issuance of exit clearances is also available at the regional and deputized offices of POEA as well as Philippine Overseas Labor Offices.
Baldoz added that an online registration system is also available for jobseekers who wish to get an overseas job via the POEA’s government placement branch.
Visit the POEA website to use the new registration system. Previously registered applicants can access the old online system to edit their registration profile.