How to Apply OEC Certificate in Amman, Jordan

For OFWs in Jordan, you should apply for your OEC every time on vacation in the Philippines and return to your job site to fulfill or extend your employment. You’ll also need an OEC, whether or not you’re returning to the same employer and job site since it is an exit document you should present at the Philippine airport to leave for overseas work. But how do you get an OEC in Jordan? To find out, read our in-depth guide as we share the application procedure for OEC in Jordan.

Also Read: Schedule OWWA Appointment Membership Amman, Jordan

Whether it’s your first time working abroad or returning to your previous employer and job site, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) requires you to get an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC). Through the OEC, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) can document and ensure they’ve legal employment abroad.

This document keeps OFWs safe from exploitation and serves as an exit clearance checked by immigration officers before allowing workers to depart the country for employment reasons. In addition, OEC holders can receive government protection, services, and benefits. That’s why OFWs in Jordan are highly encouraged to get their OEC from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Amman or POEA offices.

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If you’re returning to Jordan with a different employer or job site, you must apply for your OEC at the POLO Amman office. You also need to submit the following documentary requirements below, as stated on the website of the Philippine Embassy in Amman, Jordan:

  • Letter addressed to the POEA Administrator
  • Original Philippine passport with at least 6-month validity
  • Valid re-entry visa
  • Valid residence permit
  • Work contract and employment certificate
  • Existing records from POEA (Records Division, 6th Floor)
  • Duly accomplished OFW Information Sheet
  • Request for Clearance Form
  • Proof of Arrival/Exit from Job Site
  • Other required documents for a case-to-case basis

Furthermore, ensure to secure a POPS-BaM Appointment form as it can make the OEC issuance process much easier, and it’s unclear if POLO Jordan is accepting walk-ins. You should also keep your OWWA membership active and get a verified Employment Contract from POLO Jordan since you won’t be able to get your OEC if your employment document is not verified.

On the contrary, if you’re vacationing in the Philippines for emergency reasons and don’t have the time to visit POLO Jordan, ensure to secure the requirements and apply for your OEC at POEA. You can get your OEC at the Balik Manggagawa Processing Division in the basement of POEA’s building, located at Ortigas Avenue. For further details, you can also call POLO Jordan at the telephone numbers at the bottom of this article.

Processing Fees

The following are the applicable fees for OEC issuance converted to local currency based on the monthly foreign exchange rate:

  • OEC processing fee of P100
  • OWWA membership fee of US$25


Since POEA encourages OFWs to only engage with legal employers, OEC cannot be acquired by all OFWs, especially if they can’t comply with the documentary requirements. Additionally, OFWs with OEC can enjoy travel tax and terminal fees exemption, while their spouse and dependents can avail of reduced travel tax. Thus, POLO and POEA ensure that the following qualified workers can receive government privileges:

  • OFWs who acquired work from an overseas Employer or Sponsor via direct hiring
  • OFWs who acquired work via a recruitment agency
  • OFWs hired via POEA’s Government Placement Branch (GBP)
  • OFWs with existing POEA database records and returning to the same job site after vacationing with an employment contract or working visa
  • OFWs with existing POEA database record returning to the same employer but in a different job site
  • OFWs without POEA database records or changes employers on-site
  • Nonetheless, other Filipinos no longer need to get their OEC if they hold the following status as per POEA:
    • Immigrant
    • Permanent Resident
    • Dependent/Spouse of Foreign National
    • Intra-Company Transferee
    • Vacationing OFWs visiting other countries, except their job site
    • Trainee
    • US J1 Visa holder/ Cultural Exchange Programs
    • Other Non-OFW Status as evaluated

How to Book an OEC Appointment in POLO Jordan

Same with other processes for OEC issuance, it is essential to book an appointment via POPS-BaM whether you’re applying at POLO or POEA offices. Keep in mind that an OEC appointment is only necessary for OFWs who are not qualified to get their OEC online since they’ve changed employers and job sites or don’t have an existing record with POEA, and they need to document their employment.

So if you don’t have a POPS-BaM account yet, prepare a valid email and follow the steps below to register on POPS-BaM:

How to Register on POPS-BaM (For New Users)

  1. Visit the POEA Online Services Portal/POPS-BaM website.
  2. On the e-Registration section, click Let’s Go and Register.
  3. Check the I Accept the Terms of Use.
  4. Fill out the required fields and click Register.
  5. Check your registered email on POPS-BaM and copy the provided Temporary Password.
  6. Input the Temporary Password and change it to your chosen password.
  7. Once you’ve logged in, click My Profile on the right of the dashboard.
  8. Fill out the required details.
  9. Double-check your account details and click Update Profile.
  10. Fill out the Identification Details.
  11. Input your Beneficiary details.
  12. Upload a Profile Picture and a copy of your passport to finish the account setup.

How to book an OEC Appointment in POPS-BaM

Once you have already registered a POPS-BaM account, complete your account setup and ensure that the employment details you have provided are all correct and only created one account to avoid conflicts during the processing of your OEC. But if you have an old POPS-BaM account, POEA encourages transferring it to the new POPS-BaM system. To do so, click Transfer Old BM records under the DMW Helpdesk section of POPS-BaM. Then, wait for at least 8 hours to proceed with booking an OEC appointment with POLO Jordan by following the steps below:

  1. Visit the POEA Online Services Portal/POPS-BaM website.
  2. On the e-Registration section, click Let’s Go and log in.
  3. On the dashboard, click Balik Manggagawa under My Links and click Next.
  4. If your profile is incomplete, provide the required data to proceed.
  5. Input your flight date and click Next.
  6. If you’re not a Balik Manggagawa or not returning to the same employer and job site, answer NO to the questions to proceed with the booking.
  7. Update the details on your contract and click Submit.
  8. Choose a Processing Site and click Next.
  9. Take a screenshot or print your confirmed POPS-BaM appointment form.

How to Apply for OEC in POLO Jordan

After you’ve booked an OEC appointment, complete the documentary requirements before you visit the new location of the POLO Jordan office at Building No.3 Al Shoula Street (behind Taj Mall, beside Huthayfah Ibn Al Yaman Mosque), Abdoun Amman, Jordan 11190. On the other hand, POLO Jordan will not release the OEC of workers without existing POEA records, verified Employment Contracts, and those who arrive in the country with a tourist or visit visa and acquired a work visa.

Instead, those workers should first request a Contract Verification from POLO Jordan since it’s a requirement when applying for OEC at the POEA office in the Philippines. For those far from Amman, you can get OEC by partaking in the Consular Outreach Mission conducted by the Philippine Embassy and POLO across Jordan. To apply for OEC in POLO Jordan, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the new POLO Jordan office on the date of your appointment.
  2. Proceed to the receptionist and submit your requirements.
  3. The officer-in-charge will ask about your employment status and hand out forms that you should fill out.
  4. Wait for your documents to be verified, and pay the applicable fees.
  5. Then, wait for the issuance of your OEC.

How to Get OEC Online in Jordan

For OFWs returning to the same employer and job site in Jordan or returning workers hired by the GBP, it is encouraged to get your OEC online via POPS-BaM since you’re qualified to get an OEC exemption. So you don’t have to pay the OEC processing fee. To get OEC online in Jordan, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the POEA Online Services Portal/POPS-BaM website.
  2. On the e-Registration section, click Let’s Go and log in.
  3. If your account details are incomplete, provide the missing data to continue.
  4. Input your Flight Date and click Next.
  5. Answer Yes to the questions to confirm you’re a Balik Mangggagawa or a worker returning to the same employer and job site.
  6. Print your OEC online and ensure to only request your OEC within 60 days of your return flight date.


For more details on OEC, please watch the video below:

As discussed in the video, one of the first requirements to apply for OEC in POEA is the printed POPS-BaM online Appointment form. Without this, OFWs cannot queue at POEA to get their OEC since the office only considers walk-ins for workers who have confirmed flight bookings in less than a week.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please check out these common questions and answers about the process of getting an OEC in Amman Jordan:

1. How can I get an OEC exemption in Jordan?

You can get an OEC exemption by logging in to your POPS-BaM account and ensuring that you’re returning to the same employer and job site.

2. How can I book an OEC appointment online?

Register and log in to your POPS-BaM account to book an OEC appointment online.

3. Can I get OEC in Jordan without an appointment?

While it isn’t clear if POLO Jordan requires an appointment, it is necessary to book one when processing OEC.

4. Can I get OEC at the airport?

If you’re on emergency leave or have confirmed flight bookings, you can get OEC at the Philippine airport.

5. How long is OEC valid?

The OEC only has 60 days of validity.

6. How much is the OEC fee in Jordan?

The OEC fee in Jordan is P100 converted to local currency.

7. Can I get OEC without OWWA membership?

An active OWWA membership is essential for OEC issuance.


With our guide on how to get OEC in Jordan, we hope that securing your exit clearance from POLO or POEA is made a lot easier. In addition, be sure to apply for your OEC within your return flight date from Jordan as it only has 60 days validity.

So if you’re vacationing in the Philippines soon, ensure to book an OEC appointment or get your OEC online using POPS-BaM before your flight date back to Jordan to avoid delays at the airport.

Contact Details

POLO Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Operating Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Sunday to Thursday
Address: Building No. 3 Al Shoula Street (behind Taj Mall, beside Huthayfah Ibn Al Yaman Mosque), Abdoun Amman, Jordan 11190
Telephone Numbers: +962 6 535 0293 (Office of the Labor Attaché), +962 6 535 0169 (Office of the Welfare Officer)
Emails:, (For the Labor Attaché), (For the Welfare Officer)
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Google Map Location

Please check out the map guide of the office in Jordan for the POLO department to renew your OWWA account:

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