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The Good News About the Free iDOLE OFW ID Card and How to Get Yours

The OEC will be replaced by OFW ID or I-DOLE as approved by President Rodrigo Duterte. Processing of the new iDOLE OFW ID begins 12 of July 2017.

The Balik Manggagawa or Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) is one document that every Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) must secure to complete the process and pass immigration. Others have to fall in line for hours just to secure this document. Some have online appointment but the queue is still the same.

By the end of July 2017, the OEC will be abolished, according to Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III.




Below are important points to remember about the OFW ID or I-DOLE.

  1.  It is FREE for all OFWs registered with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
  2.  The OFW ID or I-DOLE can be used in any government transactions with SSS, Philhealth, Pag-IBIG.
  3.  It can be used as a beep card when taking rides in LRT and MRT.
  4.  It can be used as a debit or credit card in the soon to be opened OFW Bank.
  5. In the future, the OFW ID or iDOLE will also serve as E-Passport.

This is absolutely good news for the “Bagong Bayani” of the Philippines, we, the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Let us just wait for constant updates when the government starts to issue OFW ID or I-DOLE.

How to get your iDOLE OFW ID

  1. Go to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) main office or regional office near you.
  2. Bring your primary or secondary identification materials such as PRC ID, SSS, TIN, PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG, Driver’s License or Passport for further confirmation of the legitimacy of your identity.
  3. Wait for your turn, then go to the person in-charge and ask for the processing.
  4. If necessary, present your Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC).
  5. Wait for the verification process.
  6. Next is the processing of your new iDOLE OFW ID with your OEC integrated on it along with your unique OFW ID number, wait until the system finish the process.

Congratulations! you have your new iDOLE Overseas Filipino Identification (iDOLE OFW ID).

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10 Thoughts to “The Good News About the Free iDOLE OFW ID Card and How to Get Yours”

  1. Rizza bueza

    How about the ofw in abroad? Were can e get this idoleid?

    1. kababayan

      Maghintay nalang po muna tayo ng anunsyo sa ating embahada kung kelan pwedeng kumuha ng iDOLE card ung nsa labas ng bansa. (Kala-launch lang po sa Pinas, at marami pa’ng aayusing guidelines ang DOLE)… Salamat 🙂

  2. Jani

    Is it possible to take that OFW id in embassy abroad?

    1. kababayan

      Sa ngayon po ay sa Pinas lang muna, kala-launch lang po at marami pa aayusin na guidelines. Cguro sa pag-uwi nyo nalang po kayo kumuha. 🙂

  3. Ar-jay Zaplan

    Paano sa katulad kong 1st time mgabroad n wla png oec at mgbabakasyon n ako ngaun setyembre

    1. kababayan

      Kumuha po muna kayo ng OEC, marami pa pong technicalities sa launching at guidelines na kailangan… Salamat.

  4. Remedios Gajo Gamos

    Paano po kame maka avail ng id..nandito po kame sa saudi?

    1. kababayan

      Kumuha po muna kayo ng OEC, marami pa pong technicalities sa launching at guidelines na kailangan… Salamat.

  5. Jogenis Garcia

    pwede bang kumuha sa online,tapos papadeliver k nlng s bahay namin.nasa india kc ak ngayon,sa april 2018 pa ang uwi ko

    1. kababayan

      Sa pagkakaalam ko po ay di pwedeng magpakuha lang po kayo, kse kailangan ang presensya nyo..

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