To all OFWs or soon-to-be OFWs as well as seafarers, please be advised that the POEA website now redirects to the DMW website.
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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is one of the Philippine government agencies that will be merged into the new OFW department called the Department of Migrant Workers. That is why the POEA link will now be the DMW link.
DMW Office in Transition Stage
The new DMW office is currently in a transition stage and systems are being put in place so that the new office will be the one to handle the inquiries through POEA.
It is projected that by 2023, the new DMW office will be fully operational. That is why it is good that you are aware of these changes because they will affect the way you process your papers for deployment overseas.
Please be patient as the new office is still in the process of setting things up. You may visit the DMW website from time to time to check on the latest updates. Thank you.
What is the Department of Migrant Workers Act?
The Republic Act 11641, also known as the Department of Migrant Workers Act, is a manifestation of how the Philippine government values Filipino migrant workers.
The Department’s duty is to improve the safety of our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in order to protect them from predatory employers and rogue recruiters.
The DMW office will also assist OFWs and their families who remain behind in basic services. Furthermore, the incoming Administration’s aim is for there to be an OFW Hospital in each state so that the hospitals may be accessible to Filipino Migrant Workers.
The new website of the DMW office can be accessed at dmw.gov.ph. The Facebook Page is at https://www.facebook.com/dmw.gov.ph
It will be a one-stop shop for everything to do with OFWs. It will have an online application and registration system, as well as up-to-date job listings, and other critical information for every migrant worker.
While the old websites are in a transition phase, it can be challenging at times when the previous links are no longer working.
While the Philippine government agency is working hard to provide you with the most up-to-date and correct information regarding the OFW business, it is also striving to improve.
OEC Certificate Balik Manggagawa Online in DMW Website
The processing of Overseas Employment Certificates (OEC) is one of the most popular services accessible through the POEA website. Since the POEA’s former website URL has been disabled, it is critical that if you submit an OEC application through the DMW eRegistration System, you can do so by visiting the DMW eRegistration Portal here – https://onlineservices.dmw.gov.ph/OnlineServices/POEAOnline.aspx
The POEA website is now the DMW website. The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) is a new department that has taken over the responsibilities of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
The DMW office is still in the transition stage and systems are being put in place, so there may be some delays in processing papers. You can visit the DMW website for updates on their progress.