Editor’s Note: This is for Filipino readers only.
We are gearing up for our vacation back home. One of the priority before departure is the Overseas employment Certificate, a.k.a. OEC.
No offense, but I detest going to the Embassy. Long queue. Chaos. Initially I planned to get my NOC in our province but then I was not sure about our Nanny’s OEC because it’s her first time to go for vacation.
So, I decided to obtain it from here together with her.
I registered both of us in https://www.bmonline.ph/. If you are registered already, just log-in.
Then it will prompt you to complete your profile. Be sure that you have a photo available because you need to upload it.
Flight schedule needs to be provided also. Take note of the important reminders about passport and visa validity to avoid any problems.
After you complete the profile section, it will take you to the location selection. Just choose your region and the Embassy or Consulate nearest to you.
Choose the schedule that suits you. It will show also the available slots for each time.
After you chose the schedule, go to ‘My Transactions’ then ‘Appointments’.
Print the info sheet. This is actually the form that they will give in the Embassy when you apply for OEC and you don’t have an online appointment.
The following has to be attached to the info sheet.
- Passport copy with the visa page
- Eticket copy
- PAG-IBIG payment receipt
- Contract copy
- Bring your original passport
They also accept payment for those who doesn’t have PAG-IBIG payment receipt.
We spent only like half an hour to process our OEC. Unexpectedly, an easy breezy process.
Just make sure you get the right direction when you are in the Embassy. There’s one Filipino guy who is standing in the gate entrance. He will guide you. The problem is he doesn’t provide the correct directions.
When I asked him where to go since we had an online appointment already, he told us to go where the crowd was (where they issue forms and accept PAG-IBIG payments).
While completing the form, I noticed that it was the same with the info sheet from the online appointment. So I asked again the ladies in the counter and showed them online appointment. Then they advised to proceed directly to where the OEC was being issued.
Another thing. This room, where the OEC is processed, is closed. They will just open it when they call out the priority numbers from the forms that you get from this PAG-IBIG payment counters.
Our appointment was 10am. So I insisted to the lady who was calling out the priority numbers for OEC that we have online appointment. She asked to wait. When it was 10am sharp, we asked her again. It was only that time that we were entertained.
We were allowed to go inside the room and process our OEC.
It was easy, but make sure you have the right directions otherwise you will be waiting for nothing.