Republic of the Philippines
Department of Migrant Workers
Blas F. Ople Building, Ortigas Avenue cor. EDSA, Mandaluyong
Series of 2023
END OF PILOT TEST OF THE DMW MOBILE APPLICATION
The Pilot Test for the DMW Mobile App and the OFW Pass ends on September 29, 2023.
The Pilot Test phase aimed at evaluating the functionality and performance of the DMW Mobile App, determine areas for improvements, assess the capacity of the DMW to manage the App, and generate recommendations on the next phase of the digitalization initiative of the Department.
While implementing the necessary improvements to make it easier for OFWs to apply for and secure exit clearances and other services online, the DMW advises the public of the following:
The Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) will continue to be a valid exit clearance for OFWs until further notice from the DMW.
The OFW Pass will continue to be available to users from the ten (10) Pilot countries and the Philippines through the DMW App. The 10 Pilot Countries/territories are the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Singapore, Qatar, Oman, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, and United Kingdom.
The DMW App will be made available to more countries and territories in the future. The DMW will announce the expanded coverage after consultations with the Migrant Workers Offices (MWOs) and OFWs in the new countries.
Similarly, the following online platforms for securing OECs/OFW Pass will continue to be available:
Online Platform OFW Category 1. POPS-BAM Balik Manggagawa 2. POPS-LAB Land-based, agency-hired OFWs 3. POPS-SEA Sea-based OFWs 4. POPS-GOV OF Ws under Government-to-Government (GTG) hiring 5. POPS-Direct Direct hires
- OFWs may still apply for and secure their OFW Passes/OECs in person through DMW Office in the Philippines or through the MWOs.
For the information and compliance of all concerned.
HANS LEO J. CACDAC
Office of the Secretary
CONTROLLED AND DISSEMINATED
By DMW General Services Division on October 12, 2023