If you are a direct hired OFW, and recently applied for an OEC, you can check if your name is already on the list of those whose clearances were approved. This list is available online. Go to the POEA website via the below link:

http://www.poea.gov.ph/hswclearance/hsws.html
 

Note: These Notice Numbers get updated regularly and will definitely change every time you visit.

The page will show you the main directory of Notices, each number representing a group or batch of applicants with approved OECs. These Notices will open as a pdf file, and also include an instruction on how to claim your OEC.

Click on each of the Notices to find your name, you can make the indicated date as a reference. For example, if you applied in September or early October 2017, your name would probably be under Notice No. 336 if your clearance is approved:

Under this notice, the clearances were received by POEA from DOLE in October 30, 2017.

If your name is not on any of the lists and you want to check the status of your OEC application, you can contact POEA directly at 722-11-44 or 722-11-55.

71 thoughts on “Online: List of Direct Hires with DOLE Clearances or OEC”

    1. Hi Theresa,

      It depends on what job you are applying for. A licensed agency can provide you the list of complete requirements needed for that job.

  1. How get DOLE clearance for direct hire seafarer with new authenticated contract from Philippine embassy returning to the same employer and worksite? Thanks…

      1. Hi sir ely,Ask qlng if i’ll be needing to undergo another medical for poea oec..despite done nq ng medical sa iom clinic before my visa release..
        I have read kc blogs telling me that medical is needed as poea requirement..so I ask the clinic and they told me that they cant issue any med cert bec. The medical itself is a private property of the canada immigration..

          1. Thank you sir ely,

            Waiting pdn aq til now. Nov 2017 pa naiissue visa qo.mag 6 months na…nkakadissapoint po ang process dto sa philippines and ung agency n ngproprocess ng papel q..sa bagal ng usad ng application q..latest ipdate nla nsa poea agent na..yo submitted s poea plng..😭😢 so ilng months nnmn hntyin

          2. Hi Rence,

            Medyo matagal nga kung nung November pa nag-start. Sa case po ng brother ko, 2weeks lng ung oec. Pero ready na din kasi lahat ng documents nya kaya naging mas mabilis.

            At least nasa POEA na docs mo. Konting tiis na lang yan. Good luck!

          3. Nkakadissapoint po ung agency n bnbyaran nmn..d qn lng mention ung name..mrmi ngsb skn na dpt pla d n kmi nag agent mas mbilis pa..dmdting nq sa point n mgtanng kung mkakaalis pb aq..thank you sir ely..so helpful po ng blog nyo
            Another thing po..
            pdos or dole clearance po ang ang mauuna iaccomplish lc 1week na since sinbi nlang nsa poea na..wla pa advise skn ng pdos or owwa seminar mn lng..

          4. I’m sorry to hear that. Follow up mo na lang siguro sila ulet kung may schedule ka na for PDOS, pwede naman magseminar while waiting for the OEC.

          5. I just called them..my new requirement po daw as of april 10 narelease..police clearance ng employer n red ribbon sa polo..another waitibg game for me..

            just wanna share esp. Dun sa mga ngproprocess ng papera on their own..

  2. How to get OEC for direct hire if I proccess it my own without any agency, I have a skilled visa already going to Australia. And have a contract also.

      1. Hi Ely,

        Clarification on my visa, its a temporary work short stay specialist ( subclass 400) that only for 3 months. I tried to email to polo Australia and they are telling me that the ban for direct hires was still going on and need an agency to process my documents. I read in this site that if direct hire the only requirements needed is a contract with authencation from polo or embassy from job site and also you can ask for clearance directly from the director, can you give me some idea about this..
        Thanks..

        1. Hi Rod,

          You will need to follow the advise of the POLO office in Australia then. You can check the list of agencies here: http://poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/aglist.asp

          Yes, the authenticated contract is needed, along with other documents from you and your employer. The agency should be able to provide you the complete list of requirements if there are more. I am not endorsing them but, you can try to inquire from MERCAN in Ortigas; they’re located in Robinsons just across the POEA office. For our case, we picked Golden Horizon in Novaliches: http://phdocuments.com/finding-the-exact-location-of-golden-horizon-placement-agency/

          We’ve been to both agencies last year, and there are no fees for consultation. They will give you advise regarding the process, processing time, fees, and requirements. Note however that these are just my personal suggestions, you can try making inquiries or transact with any POEA licensed agency of your choice.

          1. HI Mr. Ely how about my husband who is under skilled worker as a machinist he is direct hired from dubai to nz how can we get an oec?

  3. hi rod;

    I went outside country last october 2017 as a tourist,then got hired and now have working visa.
    I plan to go home but I worry about the process of OEC.

    how could i get one.

    1. Hi Jerome,

      It looks like your case still falls under direct-hiring. You will need to seek help from a licensed agency if you want to get an OEC.

      1. Sir good afternoon,i have the same case with mr.Jerome do you have any list of license agency giving an OEC?

  4. How long do you have to wait for your name to show up in main directory of Notices. Does it take a month to process the clearance?

  5. Hello Ely,

    I have an employer in Singapore who is willing to hire me again. I was in fact approved for an S-Pass in Singapore last November 2017 but since it was already strict since that time, they end up cancelling my work visa. I’m having a hard time finding a local accredited agency here in Cebu City. Do you happen to know a list or any recommendation you know that can help me process OEC here in Cebu? Is it also possible for the placement fee to be waived?

    Please advise.

    Thanks.

    1. Hi Wendell,

      I don’t have any recommendations, but based on the list from this link http://poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/aglist.asp , here are your options:

      1. CARAVEL PHILIPPINES NAVIGATION INC Manning Agency
      6/F, SKYRISE 1, I.T. BLDG, CEBU I.T. PARK, BRGY. A CEBU
      Tel No/s : (032) 415-8137/ 09177066584
      Email Address : crewing@caravelphil.com
      Website : http://www.caravelphil.com
      Official Representative : JOVEN G VANGUARDIA
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 5/1/2017 to 4/30/2021

      2. CEBU ACE-MARITIME INTERNATIONAL INC (FORMERLY MARITIME FACTORS INC) Manning Agency
      G/F, GMC PLAZA BLDG., M.J. CUENCO AVE COR. LEGASPI CEBU
      Tel No/s : (032) 5208855/5207278/2687274/5207663/09188160000
      Email Address : cam@cebuace-maritime.com.ph
      Website : N/A
      Official Representative : ALEXANDER ERENITA PINEDA
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 9/14/2016 to 9/13/2020

      3. CREW ASIA INC Manning Agency
      U- 802 & 803, 8F, CEBU HOLDINGS BLDG., CEBU BUSINE CEBU CITY, CEBU
      Tel No/s : 232-6210/231-6287
      Email Address : hr@crewasia.ph
      Website : http://www.crewasia.ph
      Official Representative :
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 4/15/2016 to 4/14/2020

      4. EASTERNSTAR LINE INC Manning Agency
      RM 311, 3F, LDM BLDG, M J CUENCO AVE COR LEGASPI S CEBU CITY, CEBU
      Tel No/s : (032) 415-5233
      Email Address : manning@easternstarline.com.ph
      Website : None
      Official Representative : ALBERTO T MALAGA
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 2/23/2017 to 2/23/2019

      5. ESPANDIA MANPOWER CORP Private Employment Agency
      UNIT D, JTL APT., 41 J.P. LAUREL ST, BRGY. KASAMBA CEBU CITY, CEBU
      Tel No/s : (032) 2545639/ 0915-3198611
      Email Address : espandia13@yahoo.com
      Website : NA
      Official Representative : ROSELIE L BENDANILLO
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 6/3/2016 to 6/3/2018

      6. EURASIAN MARITIME CORPORATION Manning Agency
      2F, NEW STAR CENTER A.S. FORTUNA ST BAKILID MANDAUE CITY, CEBU
      Tel No/s : 63-32-344-5313/344-1587/421-1316
      Email Address : info@eurasianmaritime.com
      Website : http://www.eurasianmaritime.com
      Official Representative : BELINDA C WONG
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 10/13/2015 to 10/12/2019

      7. EURO-ASIATIC SHIPPING, INC. Manning Agency
      UNIT 1405, 14/F, KEPPEL CENTER, SAMAR LOOP COR CAR CEBU CITY, CEBU
      Tel No/s : (032) 266-7616/ 0917-8626858
      Email Address : admin@euro-asiatic.com
      Website : http://www.euro-asiatic.com
      Official Representative : ENRICO MARIANO H ATIENZA
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 8/22/2016 to 8/21/2020

      8. FEHAN GLOBAL RECRUITMENT SERVICES INC Private Employment Agency
      ROOM 203 9-2 N ESCARIO CORNER TOJONG STREETS CEBU CITY, CEBU
      Tel No/s : 2318890
      Email Address : fehanglobal@gmail.com
      Website : None
      Official Representative : LEANDRO A APARENTE JR
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 12/13/2017 to 12/13/20

      9. GOLDEN GATEWAY INTL MANPOWER SERVICES INC Service Contractor
      1F&2F, EAGLE 2 BLG, 28 ORCHID ST,CAPITOL SITE CEBU
      Tel No/s : 2531566 / 2531548 / 09255750712
      Email Address : goldengateway@yahoo.com
      Website : NONE
      Official Representative : ANALEN R IMAI
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 10/28/2014 to 10/27/2018

      10. I U P P INCORPORATED (INTER-UNIVERSE PLACEMENT PHILS) Private Employment Agency
      RMS 3B&3J GEMINI BLG M.J. CUENCO AVE CEBU CITY, CEBU
      Tel No/s : (032) 2326813/ 0915-2764439 (mobile)
      Email Address : iuppcebu2014@gmail.com
      Website : None
      Official Representative : JANNITH NG GELAGA
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 10/26/2015 to 10/25/2019

      11. JOHN MAURICE INTERNATIONAL INC Service Contractor
      UNITS 1 & 2 (2ND LEVEL), THE RAFAEL YU BLDG, 77 GE CEBU
      Tel No/s : (032) 2361925/2544873/5213388/5217234/5214904
      Email Address : johnmauriceinternational@yahoo.com
      Website : None
      Official Representative : EMELYN D RODULFA
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 8/23/2014 to 8/22/2018

      12. KAI KONNECTIONS INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER SERVICES INC Private Employment Agency
      2ND FLOOR SHUDON BUILDING SAAC I BUAYA LAPU-LAPU CITY (OPON), CEBU
      Tel No/s : 3415301
      Email Address : None
      Website : None
      Official Representative : JUVY G IKEUCHI
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 12/15/2016 to 12/15/2018

      13. LEES UNITED INTERNATIONAL CORP. Private Employment Agency
      PLARIDEL STREET, LOOC, MANDAUE CITY CEBU
      Tel No/s : (032) 2682998/(032) 513-5212
      Email Address : leesvic@yahoo.com
      Website : http://www.leesunitedintl.com
      Official Representative : ESTRELLA B NG
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 2/21/2016 to 2/20/2020

      14. PINAMUNGAHAN TOWAGE CORP. Philippine Registered Vessel
      F. RAMOS ST. CEBU CITY
      Tel No/s : 5641916 / 361700
      Email Address :
      Website :
      Official Representative : JOSE MARI MORAZA
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 4/23/2014 to 1/28/2017

      15. PRIMARY STRUCTURES CORPORATION Construction Contractor
      PSC BLDG 333 V RAMA AVENUE CEBU CITY CEBU CITY, CEBU
      Tel No/s : (63-32) 2538026/2541455/2531030/2536026
      Email Address : http://WWW.PRIMARY.COM.PH
      Website : NA
      Official Representative : WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER LIU
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 3/31/2012 to 3/31/2014

      16. PSC PRIMARY SKILLS INC Private Employment Agency
      U2 GF EAST AURORA TWR 3 PRES QUIRINO KASAMBAGAN CEBU
      Tel No/s : 2601884
      Email Address : psijobs@primary.com.ph
      Website : primaryskills.com.ph
      Official Representative : PAULETTE D LIU
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 10/21/2015 to 10/20/2019

      17. RICHELLE MANPOWER AGENCY CO. Private Employment Agency
      G/F, 2175 VILLALON SUBD, ANDRES ABELLANA EXTENSION CEBU
      Tel No/s : (032) 520-3554/ 09088697234
      Email Address : richellepower@ymail.com
      Website : http://www.richelle-manpower.com
      Official Representative : RACHELLE I ERAMIS
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 11/3/2014 to 11/3/2018

      18. RIELT MARITIME INC Manning Agency
      GF, BF PAJO BLG, M.L. QUEZON, BRY PAJO, LAPU-LAPU CEBU
      Tel No/s : 520-9209/ 340-6274
      Email Address : manning@rieltmaritime.com.ph
      Website : http://www.rieltmaritime.com.ph
      Official Representative : CAPT REYNOLD L TORRES
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 8/15/2016 to 8/14/2020

      19. SUCCESS ROAD INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER CO Private Employment Agency
      NO 287 A DEL ROSARIO SREET GUIZO MANDAUE CITY, CEBU
      Tel No/s : 2683520/2723915
      Email Address : successroad.inc.gmail.com
      Website : None
      Official Representative : LEONIDA E MIZUTA
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 10/23/2017 to 10/23/2019

      20. WEST CEBU PEOPLE SOLUTIONS INC Private Employment Agency
      3F TSUNEISHI GRP ADM BLDG WCIP-SEZ BUANOY BALAMBAN CEBU CITY, CEBU
      Tel No/s : 032-2312299/032-2308403
      Email Address : ingle.rafols@yahoo.com
      Website : None
      Official Representative : JINGLE G RAFOLS
      Status : Valid License
      License Validity : 8/30/2016 to 8/29/2020

  6. Hello Ely,

    I would like to ask for your help regarding my case….I worked as a SEA BASED and just now I will be assigned in SHORE BASED…same company online the jobsite was changed. I am qualified for “SECTION 124.Exemption from the Ban on Direct Hiring” of this document (see page 31): since now I am classified asDIRECT HIRE….

    Thanks, Rey

    1. Hi Rey,

      I recommend that you visit the POEA office and present your papers, or discuss you case with them for assessment. My guess is, you may only need an OEC as a returning OFW (and to the same employer), and not the OEC for new and direct-hired workers. But it would be best if you consult the POEA regarding this.

      Thanks, and Good Luck!

  7. Hi! Ely
    I have a problem regarding my OEC. I need an exemption from Dole because I’m direct hired. I came back to the Philippines last month and my new employer wants me to fly back to Japan soon . Please guide me on what to do because I cannot get OEC because of the POLO requirements. Please help me! Thank you!

  8. Sir good afternoon im paulo,I have the same case with mr.Jerome do you have any list of license agency giving an OEC?

    Thank you very much..

    1. Hi Romer,

      I think they don’t have a consistent turnaround time, it could be between 1-4 weeks. As of today, the latest list of names that they published is dated March 9, 2018.

    1. Hi Apple,

      If you are already in Thailand, I think you can process your papers to an OWWA branch in Thailand.

      By “professionals”, they mean professionals and skilled workers which are qualified under the exemptions – and it’s up to the POEA to determine that. But if you check the comments here, it looks like this exemption is no longer applicable either.

  9. hi po ppnu po mging exempted s ban , panu po mag clearance s dole , un sister ko po kc na hired ng employer ko dto s canada same employer ko dto s canada at permanent resident n pk ako dto , galing din po ako ng philippines direct hired noon 2014 , panu po kay mag pa clearncr s dole valid po b un reason ko pra maexempted sa ban , anu po dapat gawin ,, salamat po

  10. Can i still get oec even though my contract is not yet authenticated? My name is already in dole clearance website but my problem is my employer told me that they cannot process my authenticated contract because according to them i need to there in thailand to have it authenticated? What are other options that you may recommend for me to have oec?

    1. Hi Loren,

      If your name is already on the list of applicants with DOLE clearances, simply the follow the instructions on how to get your OEC. May instruction po dun sa baba ng listahan.

  11. hindi po kami kasama sa list since nag start sya 2017 kasi ofw ako way back 2011 my oec ako then matagal ako sa uae with different employers since 6 yrs din akong walang uwi uwi so ngaun naka hanap ako nang employer direct from dubai to nz what will i do to get an oec pag uwi ko dyan this year.

  12. Hi,

    I asked my friend to call POEA and check if I can process my POEA without going through an agency since I am a direct hire currently working in Thailand. Sabi ng POEA mag book lang daw ako ng appointment sa balik manggagawa then dalhin mga important documents. so baka implemented pa rin yung exemption. You can ask a friend also to confirm with POEA by calling their hotline. Not sure kung ito talaga yung process but we’ll see pag uwi ko ng Pinas.

    1. Hi Apple,

      Thanks for sharing! I think that is indeed the process pag galing na abroad, mag-book lng ng appointment sa BM online. The need for an agency is only for first-time workers na direct-hire.

      Kindly update us here when you have time. 🙂

      Thank you!

  13. Hi,

    How do I get DOLE Clearance? I think this is my only option as the ban for direct hiring is still not lifted 🙁 . I am currently working here in the Philippines at a subsidiary office of a multi-national company and our mother-company in Canada, offers me a job and i accepted it. Only to find out that there was a ban. Please help. Thank you in advance.

  14. Hi,

    I have been reading some comments and seems you do know the way around DIRECT HIRE BAN,
    can I just ask if its really possible for me to process my papers with poea and dole without going thru an agency?
    I am an ofw from Singapore but bec my contract ended I have to go back to PH.

    and now I got hired to teach in Japan and have all the necessary documents to process my visa however I don’t know what to write in a letter to be exempted by the DIRECT HIRE BAN.

    would you be kind enough to let me know what to say and how to contact DOLE?

  15. Hi Sir Ely,

    Good afternoon, mag ask lang ako kasi po nagpass ako ng letter of appeal for direct hired worker. Sabi saken after 2-3 days nasa poea na ang documents ko. Kaso finollow up ko through phone call, walang sumasagot. Pano po kaya yun? Baka masayang lang kasi ang pera at time kung pupuntahan ko sa poea kasi Pampanga pa ako. Thanks po sa sagot.

    1. Girlie san kaba nag pasa nang apeal sa direct hired? Magkano binayaran mo? Para din makapag pasa din ako nang appeal sakin..

  16. Hi po sir ely uuwi po ako ng pinas para magrenew ng passport as required by my new employer. i have been working abroad for 3 years and now I will change my employer. first time ko din pong kukuha ng OEC dahil tourist po ako nung lumabas ng bansa and then i got hired. Government po sa ibang bansa ang new employer ko. can i process my POEA without the help of the agency? or pwede din po ba balik mangagawa but change employer kahit first time ko po kukuha ng OEC. thanks po.

    1. Hi Jerick,

      Hindi ka po ba nagprocess ng OWWA mo dyan sa abroad? If not, pwede ka po siguro mag-inquire sa kanila dyan bago ka umuwi. I think, for as long as my record ka na sa kanila, qualified ka na as Balik Manggagawa. If yes, try mo po mag-register dito: https://www.bmonline.ph/

      1. Yes sir ely member na po ako ng OWWA. So paguwi ko po pwede ako sa BM pero change employer lang?at hindi ko na din po kelangan dumaan ng agency para kumuha ng OEC? Ung direct hire ban po ba para lang sa mga first time OFW? Medyo confuse lang po kasi ako sir kasi direct hire din po ung new employer ko. Thanks po ulit sir ely.

        1. Sa pagkakaalam ko po. Yes, mga first time lang at direct hire ang OEC. Mas mabuti po siguro na mag-inquire kayo sa OWWA dyan para sure.

          1. Bali po madali na lang ako makakakuha ng OEC kahit po direct hired din ako nung new employer ko sir ely? Maraming salamat po sa inyo!

  17. Hello Ely, please refer to the Labor Code of the Philippines. Yes, there is a ban for direct-hire, pero may exemptions po na dapat i-approve ni Labor Secretary. There is no need to contact an agency kung may contract ka na at wala pang affiliated agency ang employer mo. All we need to do is set an appointment and letter with the POEA Administrator/Secretary for us to get a DIrect-Hire approval.

    1. Hi Rosiel,

      Thanks for sharing! I hope this will help others who are confused with the process. Care to share more details on how to set an appointment? Should applicants direct their letters to the POEA office in Ortigas?

      Thanks!

    2. Hi Rosiel! Please tell us on how to set an appointment with POEA. Thank you very much. Medyo malaking gastos kase ang agency. Direct-Hired ako as Researcher in South Korea. I hope you can help me

  18. Hi, yung husband ko umuwi siya dahil end contract na sya. Yung shop nila has a new owner,it means only that they have a new employer. The new employer gave him a new contract, re entry and ticket to return in Saudi. Ok naman po sila. My question lang po ako, ano sya direct hire ba case nya?

  19. Tama si Rosiel! ung sa husband ko 4 days lang na complete ung 4 sigatures sa poea and nasa DOLE na din ung papel nya for clearance, meron po ba dito my idea kung ilang days inaaabot un sa DOLE

  20. Tama si Rosiel! ung sa husband ko 4 days lang na complete ung 4 sigatures sa poea and nasa DOLE na din ung papel nya for clearance, meron po ba dito my idea kung ilang days inaaabot un sa DOLE.

  21. As per DOLE 2 signatures ang kailangan dadaan muna kay Sec. Say bago kay Sec. Bello tska pa lang ipapasa sa POEA for step 2. Nakaka inis lang kasi hindi nila alam kung kailan mapipirmahan dahil wala ung mga secreatry sa office at next week pa ang balik!! Wala na talaga pag asa ang pinas sa bagal ng mga proseso😣

  22. Hi Ely! I hope you can answer my question. I am hired as a Researcher (E-3) VISA by Ghent University Global Campus in South Korea. Ang question ko lang kailangan ko pa ba dumaan sa Agency para makakuha ng OEC? Wala bang ibang way para makakuha ako ng OEC ? Pano ako makakakuha ng clearance from DOLE?

    Maraming Salamat!!!

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