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iDOLE OFW ID registration guide

iDOLE has officially launched its website, unfortunately, some OFWs are having a hard time registering. One reader said that he has tried all documents available option under the “existing document”. The error message is “not a valid agency”.

How do we go about it? This is what I did after I encountered the same error message when I used my passport number, drivers license, etc.:

  1. Under the drop down option, I selected “Latest OEC Number”iDOLE OFW ID how to register
  2. Skip this step if you know your latest OEC number. I logged into my BMonline account to get my latest OEC number.
  3. Fill up the formiDOLE OFW ID how to register
  4. Click register and now you can log in using the email and password you used to register.

NOTE: The phone number field only allows number from the Philippines since we cannot add our country code. They could easily fix this by just updating your information once you’ve logged in to your account.

Once logged in you will notice that your BM (Balik Manggagawa information are in sync)

  1. “Select Transaction button”. Click thatiDOLE OFW ID how to register
  2. Select the delivery option. (Delivery of OFW IDs outside the Philippines is still not available) Select “Delivery” and select which area in the Philippines, add your address and the zip code.
  3. Proceed with the payment. Payment has many options, you can either pay it through Bayad center, online payment, via 7 eleven, etc.

iDOLE OFW ID cost 701 Pesos and Philpostdelivery charge of 200 Pesos.

Kindly visit How to apply for iDOLE OFW ID update by clicking this link


95 thoughts on “iDOLE OFW ID registration guide

  1. How to avail ofw id…since am a long time wrking abroad always finished my contrat and transfer to another employer and another country….looking forwrd for earnest answer…thank u!!!

  2. What does the article mean by “iDOLE has officially launched its website”? If you visit https://ofw.idole.ph/, there is a prompt that reads as “THIS WEBSITE IS FOR TESTING PURPOSES ONLY”.

    This new initiative for OFWs lacks a communication plan and a poor execution during this transition phase. Wala man lang official FAQs from government agencies (e.g. DFA, Embassy, etc). Where are we getting the info about the implementation of the OFW ID? Sa media? Sa blogs? Sa iRemit? Epic fail and chaotic!

  3. tried registering on the https://ofw.idole.ph/ and i enter the last OEC number after completing everything when i click register it prompt as ” For further verification, please proceed to nearest POEA Office.” WTH??? i thought it was already ready …

    1. I think there’s still no official announcement from DOLEs if we can all register to their website. Until then, we will have to take that OEC

      1. it was already in the newspapers and published everywhere along with the official saying that ofw can simply register online to apply for an ofw id. Then why are we facing this kind of issue??? what’s the purpose of online registration if ofw cannot registered using online then??? the purpose of online registration is because they are not currently outside the Philippines so why we are getting the advise to visit the nearest POEA office for verification? it doesn’t make sense..

    2. the solution is to go to your nearest office and pay the membership renewal.. pero di pa dun nag tatapos yun.. pag nakaregister kana kailangan mo pa iactivate, pero yung activation link hindi mo parin marereceive the mail for unknown reason… i’m still waiting for mine up to this date

  4. I tried to fill in all information needed and i cannot REGISTER. It has a prompt message in the upper right that it says: “FOR FURTHER VERIFICATION, VISIT THE NEAREST POEA OFFICE”.
    Am I the only one experiencing this? I checked each and every info being asked and its all in there but giving me THE SAME PROMPT MESSAGE ON TOP! #quitefrustrating

    1. my OEC is expired..tried to go to nearset poea office…..natural po na expired kc nandto na ako sa abroad, ibig bang sabihin mag apply ulit ako ng oec kung mag vacation? eh sure namang OFW ako dahil nandito ako. kailangan pa ulit palang kumuha ng bagong OEC , eh kung hindi pa ako mag vacation ng 6 years eh di waley na ang OFW ID CARD na yan.

  5. atat na atat ka din. that wont happen just an overnight system. ikaw nakakainis. sinisisi mo pa si Sec. Bello, gumagawa na nga ng maayos na pamamalagad

  6. Nakapasok n po ako at nkpag registered dito sa OFW One Stop Shop Services.. na fill up ko na po lahat ng mga tanong.. at nilagay ko po sa POEA ortigas ko po kukunin ang OFW card ko.. pwede na po ba agad makuha or maghihintay pa po ako ng days, weeks or months bago ko po makuha ang OFW card ko. THanks po…

  7. nope same it happen to me, pero yun wife ko nagkap register and ready to pickup sa poea main office..ganun din lumabas sa akin for further verification..tyempuhan lng ata..pasaway sila

  8. Sa akin nmn walang transaction…wla ako mclick sa transaction..di tuloy mka proceed..kung mkaproceed mn failed may error..”selected branch id is invalid”

  9. I tried magregister then ang lumalabas is for further verification bla bla. pero when I tried registering my girlfriend’s account okay naman at successful. Nakapag log in narin ako..

  10. Just today. Shipping is only for PICKUP and no payment options so probably it’s free as they say. I chose PICKUP at POEA (Baguio) but the system can’t proceed/finish the process, it says the branch id is invalid.

    1. Most probably the only option that we have now is POEA ortigas. and yes, it is free as per Sec. Bello’s announcement few months back.

  11. the iDOLE OFW ID is free of charge many times Sec. Bello and Sec. Uson said about this because many ofw’s complaining about asking a processing fee so please stop asking for fee. this is FREE FREE FREE….put that in your head!

  12. Hi would you have any idea if Cebu office already have the IDs?
    I got an error that says Selected Branch is invalid. please help. thanks

      1. pinuntahan na ng mismo sa ortigas ang sabi nid ng 2nd schedule paki explain un 2nd schedule at san ang link non kz wala naman ako nakita na option para sa schedule

  13. able to register thru idole site but there’s no email sent for the activation. anyone experience this? or anyone knows how to contact them (email, contact number, etc.)?

  14. My previous inquiry here suddenly deleted.

    I’m able to register but the website didn’t send a verification link to my email address. Please help me.

  15. What is the main problem why we cant register in this website? My other friends already registered and also i already applied for my exemption of oec when you filled up the form there is a dialog box appearing stating “FOR FURTHER VERIFICATION PLS PROCEED TO POEA OFFICE?
    Please help us in this matter.

  16. i have a same issue as you, have you received any verification email yet? i tried to click contact at the bottom but it’s not working and tried to send email regarding this issue to info@poea.gov.ph i don’t know where i can ask questions on howcto fix this, i tried making new account using my previous eoc (not the latest one) but it says i am already registered so i can’t make a new one, maybe i’ll wait for tomorrow for the verification email but if doesn’t come i don’t know what i should do,

  17. If one has no definite plans to travel back home to the Philippines in the near future, then how how do you create an online account without a valid OEC number?

  18. Makakakuha din po ba yung hindi pa.nkakauwi??kc nag register aq further verification poh…kc yung OEC q nung 2015 pa…

    1. expired OEC, di pwede tulad ko nasa abroad pa kasi.

      my OEC is expired..tried to go to nearest poea office…..natural po na expired kc nandto na ako sa abroad, ibig bang sabihin mag apply ulit ako ng oec kung mag vacation? eh sure namang OFW ako dahil nandito ako. kailangan pa ulit palang kumuha ng bagong OEC , eh kung hindi pa ako mag vacation ng 6 years eh di waley na ang OFW ID CARD na yan.

  19. How can I get iDOLE OFW ID now,if im here in abroad still! and it would be expire my OEC by next year of July 2018

  20. I am just successfully registered, but my option is to getr my Idole Card in POEA Ortigas. But so far I am waiting for appointment basis which still not reflect into my registration.

    How many weeks that the system will reply.

    Thank you for your answer.

  21. Why activation link sent in my email was not working, if I click it says no file. Anybody can help to solve this, I can’t make new account again because it was already registered needs to activate only in an email sent to me by info@dole.ph

  22. everything is set meron na reference # pic up location pero ng puntahan sa ortigas ang sabi kailangan pa daw ng 2nd schedule? anung scond schedule at san kukuha ng 2nd sked paki ayos un system nio oi nakakaistorbo kau lalo sa mga ofw na limitado lang oras sa pinas

  23. Got the same issue. For further verification, please visit the neareat POEA branch. Anyone who have resolved it so far? I appreciate your advice.

  24. Dear Sir/Ma am,
    Mayron na po akong OEC at my account napo sa idole web site. Pero di ko po ma open ang one stop dahil may message window na nagpaalala to upload photo.
    Paano ko po e upload ang picture ko po e walang option to upload kasi ang lumalabas ay ang photo sample at ang instruction.
    Please help and advice.

  25. Help po. Nung nag create account ako mali po yung nailagay ko na email . So hindi ko ma activate yung account . Help pooo thanks

  26. hello po,naka create napo ako kaso wala nman ma click na transactions buttom eh idole one-stop-shop lng meron tas pag click ko po yan sample lang ng photos lalabas..pls help namn po oh…salamat

  27. i have created my account last december at gusto ko sanang mag-edit sa information ko ngayon kasi may bago po akong passport number at OEC number at saka celfon number. hindi pa ako nkapag request ng ofw caard kasi nagka- crash at that time na yun. please help

  28. During registration this message appears “For further verification, please proceed to nearest OWWA Office.” whats next after this?

  29. Anong klase to?kala ko pag nalagay mona lahat pati oec q na latest taz click q ung proceed—-anong ngyari sabi eh papuntahin pa aq sa poea para vrificastion?ang klasing kalokohan to?may oec aq galing poea taz kaylangan pa kumpirmahin?talagang nggagago kayo at napakabagal nio.magaling lang kayo tumanggap ng sahod 15-30.OFW STAFF ayusin nio kaya aq nag online pra hindi na aq aalis pa ng bahay pra puntahan mismo ang dole.lalong lalo na sa POEA.

  30. Sir / Mam,

    gusto ko pong palitan ang email address ko kasi mali yung nagamit ko, hindi ko mabuksan para e verify yung account ko for one stop shop, pede nyo po bang email sa akin kung paano ko mapalitan.

    thanks & regards,

  31. kayong mga taga poea mag sabi kayo ng tututo.wla naman form dito. puro kayo balita hindi naman tututo.sabihin nyo kung marong id na makukuha o wala.

  32. After registration, this message shows after registration. “For further verification, please proceed to nearest POEA Office”. What shall I do to this?

  33. Applied 14th Nov 2018 and got this error note upon clicking submit:

    For further verification, please proceed to nearest POEA Office.

    Any further information that I need to furnish/update?

  34. still I did not receive my activation link in my email, tried many times. It seems the DOLE systems is not properly working…. hay naku seems not reliable…

  35. good afternoon po, nag create account po ako for idole id. Bakit po ganun sbi magsesend po ng link sa email ko gang ngayon po wala po ako natatanggap 24 hours po ba yun? Salamat

  36. wala na pong OFW ID at kahit yung pinalit nila na OWWA eCard e wala na rin d na nila tinuloy. Tulad nyo hinihintay ko rin sa system na iannounce kung kelan at saan ko mapipick-up un ID ko pero wala, kaya last week naisipan kong lumuwas fro Batangas to POEA main at dun o nalaman na yung hinihintay nating ID is naabolished na. Di man lang sila nag-effort na ipaalam sa atin na di na pla nila tinuloy un project nila na un.

  37. Ndi ko po ma register ung OWWA E-Card ko? and why po wla ng sched sa Ortigas POEA para sa OEC?
    everytime po na nag la log in ako sa sa idole .gov.ph eto po nalabas na error..This site can’t be reached idole.dole.gov.ph’s server IP address could not be found.
    How to register po ang OWWA e-card namin if ganito?
    Please advice

  38. I am not applying anymore for OEC. Everytime i go for vacation, i am applying only for “Exemption Certificate” from Balik-Manggagawa online. What OEC Number should i used for the online registration of acquiring iDole card. Of course, all my OEC’s have expired. Do i need to get a valid OEC in order to apply for iDOLE card? thanks for your advise

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