List of DMW Online Services and Programs

The Department of Migrant Workers or DMW, formerly known as the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), created various programs and services to cater to the needs and gives convenience to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). From processing the applications to coming back to the Philippines as OFWs, the DMW wants to give smooth transactions to save everyone’s time. And because of this, they are now transitioning the procedures online so that Filipino workers can access them anywhere and anytime.

The POEA is now deactivated and has been replaced since the DMW was established. You can visit the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) website at this:

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Programs and Services

Here’s detailed information to give you a better understanding of what programs and services you can avail of.

Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS)

The Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) is a mandatory seminar provided by the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) to all Filipinos who want to become OFW. This seminar gives them information about the labor standard in their chosen host country, the rights of migrant workers, workplace safety, cultural communication, and so on. The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) created this seminar to help Filipino workers decide if they really want to work overseas. It also helps them prepare mentally, physically, emotionally, and psychologically to prevent any problems that may occur during their stay abroad.



The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) created the e-Registration system to make easier and faster transactions when applying for a job. This is where applicants need to create their profiles and upload their documents. In this way, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) can access and check your documents and protect you from illegal recruiters.


OFW Records Management System (OFW-RMS)

The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) created a database of information that contains personal information, documents, and employment history of all registered Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). This system helps employers find suitable employees for their company and helps Filipino workers track the history of their employment.


BM Processing (Balik Manggagawa)

The BM Processing was created to help OFWs apply for Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) online. The OEC is a mandatory certificate needed before leaving the country to work overseas. The BM Processing System is also used to apply for a job online by sending applications and resumes online for employers to see.


Direct-Hire Processing

Some Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) didn’t want to go through a recruitment agency and/or were hired directly by employers overseas. If this is the case, the Filipino worker can create a profile account in Direct-Hire Processing System to set up a job application for direct hire.


Online Recruitment Authority Application (ORAA)

The Online Recruitment Authority Application (ORAA) was created for employers to apply for a license to recruit migrant workers. This system will also ensure that the employers will follow the labor laws and that they are legitimate employers and not fraud. It also handles applications for Special Recruitment Authority (SRA), Letter of Acknowledgement (LOA) for recruitment authorities.


Video: Dept. of Migrant Workers to be first digitally empowered government agency

Watch this interview with the Department of Information and Communication chief Atty. Ivan John Uy and Migrant Workers Secretary Susan “Toots” Ople about the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) being the first digitally empowered government agency in the Philippines.


Applying for a job overseas is difficult. You need to spend time and money just to apply for work that will make you move far from your families and friends. But this was before the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) made it easier and faster. The Philippine government wanted to create a digital system that will work for the government, Filipino workers, and employers.

This system makes it easier for the DMW and other government agencies to verify the documents and to create a database that will employers can also check to hire people they need.

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