POPS-BaM: Guide to POEA Online Processing System for Balik-Manggagawa

Whether you’re seeking job opportunities abroad or applying for an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC), the POEA Online Processing System for Balik-Manggagawa (POPS-BaM) has you covered. This system replaces the old BM online processing system and enables vacationing OFWs to obtain their OEC online. It also serves as a reliable platform for Filipino workers searching for overseas job offers, offering protection against illegal recruitment and human trafficking.POPS-BaM: Guide to POEA Online Processing System for Balik-Manggagawa

POPS-BaM aims to provide a fast and convenient online experience, allowing users to obtain OECs and submit job applications digitally. Additionally, the system shares data with relevant government and recruitment agencies, streamlining the validation of OFWs’ documents and credentials to ensure their eligibility for job applications.

To learn more about the portal and how to use it, refer to our comprehensive guide on the POEA Online Processing System for Balik-Manggagawa (POPS-BaM).

What is POPS-BaM?

POPS-BaM is the abbreviation for POEA Online Processing System for Balik-Manggagawa. It is a new online system introduced by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), now known as the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW). POPS-BaM allows Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to obtain their Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) online, eliminating the need to visit POLO offices abroad or DMW offices in the Philippines.

This system is designed for OFWs who are on vacation in the Philippines and plan to return to the same employer and job site with an existing DMW record. Its primary purpose is to provide convenient online services, specifically for processing the OEC, which is a mandatory exit clearance for departing the Philippines for overseas employment. POPS-BaM is also accessible to foreign employers, recruitment agencies, and other government entities involved in managing overseas employment programs.

To avail of the online services, job seekers need to register an account on POPS-BaM.


POPS-BaM, apart from providing the convenience of securing an OEC online, offers additional online services that greatly benefit OFWs and Filipino workers aspiring to work abroad. By creating a POPS-BaM account, you gain access to the following services:

  1. 24/7 availability of the portal.
  2. Vacationing OFWs can obtain an exemption and their OEC online through POPS-BaM, as long as they are returning to the same employer and job site and have an existing DMW record.
  3. Filipino workers and other OFWs seeking new job opportunities can take advantage of the Online Jobfair hosted on POPS-BaM, featuring ongoing and upcoming job fairs.
  4. Job seekers can submit their applications online through the portal.
  5. POPS-BaM account users can create an online profile and resume, including their education, experience, and relevant documents.
  6. The portal serves as an online appointment system, enabling users to schedule an EPS appointment or visit to POEA for fast and hassle-free transactions.
  7. POPS-BaM features a DMW Helpdesk, where users can create and inquire about tickets related to their concerns or retrieve their old BM records.
  8. Users can access overseas employment information, submit requests for principal’s registration, apply for agency licenses, pay processing fees, and verify transaction status.

Create a POPS-BaM account to enjoy these convenient online services for OFWs and Filipino workers.


POPS-BaM is an online portal open to all OFWs and Filipino workers who want to work abroad. However, users should only create one e-Registration account. Having multiple accounts can impact their record history and delay contract processing. If users enter incorrect information, they should file a ticket through the POPS-BaM helpdesk system. It’s important to note that contract information relies on the details provided in the POPS-BaM account, so users should ensure that their information is accurate.


To use the new POPS-BaM system, follow these steps:

  1. Create an e-Registration account using a valid and active email address.
  2. Check your email for the temporary password to log in to your POPS-BaM account.
  3. Have your passport ready for registration.
  4. Attach your passport and profile picture to the portal after registration.

Fill in your account details to access the portal’s services.

How to Register on POPS-BaM Online

Step 1: Visit and register on POPS-BaM.

Register a POPS-BaM account thru this link: https://onlineservices.dmw.gov.ph/OnlineServices/POEAOnline.aspx.

Click Let’s Go and Register on the e-Registration section and accept the term of use to proceed.

Step 2: Fill out the New Account Registration.

On the New Account Registration page, read the reminder and warning. Next, enter the following details that appear the same in your passport:

  • First Name
  • Middle Name
  • Last Name
  • Suffix Name (If applicable)
  • Gender
  • Email Address (Username)
  • Birth Date

Click the Register button. Then, review the details you have provided before clicking the Yes button.

Step 3: Check your email for the temporary password.

Step 3: Check your email for the temporary password.

On the next screen, a prompt will appear indicating that the account creation was successful. Copy and save your e-Registration number and click the Home button.

Go to your email and check the temporary password to log in to your POPS-BaM account (see photo above).

Step 4: Log in to your POPS-BaM account.

Return to POPS-BaM, log in to your account, and click Let’s Go. Provide your email address and click the Next button. Next, enter the temporary password and click the login button.

A prompt screen will appear, asking you to change your password (see photo above). Read the reminders before you enter a new password and click the Change Password button.

After registering your POPS-BaM account, you can now provide your Pagibig ID, profile picture, and a copy of your valid passport. Remember to complete your account details in order to access the online services on the portal.

What is BM Online?

The Balik-Manggagawa (BM) online processing system has been replaced by POPS-BaM. BM was the previous portal for vacationing OFWs who were returning to the same employer and job site to secure their OEC online. Similar to POPS-BaM, BM online enabled returning OFWs to obtain an exemption and OEC without visiting POLO offices in their host country or DMW offices in the Philippines. However, since POPS-BaM replaced BM on June 30, 2021, the BM Online processing system is no longer operational.

How to Transfer Old BM Records to POPS-BaM

OFWs can transfer their old BM records to POPS-BaM by creating an e-Registration account. The transfer process takes 2 to 6 hours, and the old BM records will be automatically transferred to the new account. Follow the steps below to complete the transfer:

    1. Create an e-Registration account.

Wait for 2 to 6 hours for the old BM records to be transferred to the new account.:

  1. Go to the POPS-BaM website.
  2. Click Transfer Old BM records under DMW Helpdesk.
  3. Read the reminders.
  4. Next, fill out the required fields.
  5. Review the details you have entered and click the Find Record button.


Please take note of the following reminders when using the POPS-BaM website:

POPS-BaM replaced the old BM online system on June 30, 2021. BM online users must register a POPS-BaM account to transfer their old records. The portal is open to land-based and sea-based OFWs and Filipino workers aspiring to work overseas. Complete profile details are required to access online services through POPS-BaM. When creating a new account, provide a valid and active email address to receive the temporary password for login. If there are any incorrect details or if the confirmation email with the temporary password is not received, file a concern ticket on the DMW helpdesk section of the portal. The information on the POPS-BaM account must match the data on the user’s passport. Vacationing OFWs returning to the same job site and employer with an existing DMW record can use POPS-BaM to obtain an exemption and OEC online. It takes 2 to 6 hours to transfer old BM records to a newly registered POPS-BaM account. If 6 hours have passed, use the facility under the DMW Helpdesk section on the portal to transfer the old BM records. Only one POPS-BaM account should be created per OFW. Creating a new POPS-BaM account will impact the worker’s records and contract processing. Remember, providing incorrect information or creating multiple accounts may result in the cancellation of the privilege to use the POPS-BaM website or disqualification for POEA processing.


To learn more about POEA Online Processing System for Balik-Manggagawa (POPS-BaM), please watch the video below:

Users can now transfer their records from their old BM account to POPS-BaM without logging in. To do this, visit the POPS-BaM website and locate your old BM records. If you have a record, enter your POPS-BaM e-Registration number to initiate the transfer. However, before transferring, you need to register a new POPS-BaM account and obtain an e-Registration number. Once you have the number, enter it to transfer your old BM records to your new POPS-BaM account.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the meaning of POPS-BaM?

POPS-BaM is the acronym for POEA Online Processing System for Balik-Manggagawa. It is a newly launched portal designed to replace the old BM online system.

How to use POPS-BaM?

To use POPS-BaM, OFWs and Filipino job seekers should create an e-Registration account through this link: https://onlineservices.dmw.gov.ph/OnlineServices/POEAOnline.aspx. Once the account is created, they can start using the online services provided by POPS-BaM.

How to create a POPS-BaM account?

To create a POPS-BaM account, you need a valid email address. Prepare your passport details as they should match the account information. Fill out the required fields during registration and check your email for the temporary password. Log in to POPS-BaM using the temporary password, then change it and log in again.


The POEA Online Processing System for Balik-Manggagawa (POPS-BaM) is a functional platform connecting OFWs, Filipino job seekers, employers, recruitment agencies, and government agencies.

This portal makes it possible to access online services, such as securing an OEC and applying for jobs overseas. Thus, OFWs and Filipino workers should utilize POPS-BaM for convenience and get better job opportunities abroad.

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