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OFW Seafarers/Seaman: How to Register in POEA
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These are the POEA registration procedures/application for OFW (Overseas Filipino Workers) Seafarers/Seaman.


Seaman OFW POEA application/registration

Description

This service allows the OFW Seafarers/Seamen to register/apply in POEA.

Office/Location
Seabased Employment Accreditation and Processing Center (PSO)/Mezzanine Floor

Clients/Customers
Individual Seafarers, Licensed Seabased Agencies

Requirements for OFW Seafarers/Seaman
  • New Entrants
    1. Application Form
    2. Valid Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (SIRB)
    3. Certification, Authentication, Verification (CAV) issued by the Department of Education (Dep Ed),
    4. Commission on Higher Education (CHED) or Technical Education Skills Development Authority
    5. (TESDA) (except fisherman)
    6. Basic Safety Training Course Certificate
    7. One (1) piece 2 x 2 picture and one 1x 1 picture
    8. SSS premium print out and certificate of employment for those with one year sea experience or with two years related landbased experience (for female applicants)
    9. Employment contract for agency endorsed applicants
  • Change Rating or Upgrading of Rating
    1. Application Form
    2. Valid Seafarers Identification and Record Book (SIRB)
    3. Old Seafarer’s Registration Certificate (SRC)
    4. Certificate of Employment and SSS Premium print out if with one year inter-island experience or with two years related landbased experience
    5. Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) license for officers
      (PRC ID, Board Certificate, Endorsement Certificate or Certificate of Competency)
    6. One (1) piece 2x2 picture and one 1x 1 picture
    7. Employment contract for agency endorsed applicants
  • C3 Registration (Agency Endorsed) - Issued to registrants who do not meet the minimum requirements of regular registration but possess certain skills, related trainings or have limited sea / land job experience.
    1. Application Form
    2. Employment Contract from hiring agency
    3. Valid Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (SIRB)
    4. Certification, Authentication, Verification (CAV) issued by Dep Ed, CHED or TESDA (except fisherman)
    5. Basic Safety Training Course Certificate
    6. One (1) piece 2 x 2 picture
    7. Certificate of Employment with SSS premium print out or Training Certificate for related position (except fisherman)
    8. Guarranty Undertaking executed by agency head / representative
    9. Request for processing seafarer/s
    10. Seafarer’s information sheet
  • C2 Registration - Issued to C3 registrants who have rendered less than one year sea service from date of C3 registration. (A Seafarers Registrants Certificate is issued upon completion of 12 months sea service).
    1. Application form
    2. Employment Contract from hiring agency
    3. Request for Processing Seafarer/s
    4. Valid Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (SIRB)
    5. One (1) piece 2 x 2 picture
    6. Old C3 certificate.
Fees (How much does it cost?)
PhP50.00 - New/Upgrading of SRC/C2-C3
PhP150.00 - lost SRC

Procedures on How a OFW Seafarer/Seamen can register in POEA?

Follow the steps:
Person-in-charge
Regular Registration:
1. Get application form from security guard at the lobby from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and at the entrance to Mezzanine floor after 8 a.m.
Guard on duty
2. Fill out form, attach one (1) 2x2 picture and submit complete documents to the receiving counter at the SRC Unit, Mezzanine floor and wait for the result of the evaluation.
Evaluator
3. Complete documents shall be retuned to the applicant with an Order of Payment. (Incomplete documents shall be returned with instructions to comply with the lacking requirements).
Evaluator
4. Proceed to the POEA Cash Division, 5Th floor for payment of the required fees and issuance of the official receipt.
Cashier
5. Resubmit complete documents at the designated counter for encoding Present the official receipt to the releasing counter for the release of SRC
Encoder
6. Present the official receipt to the releasing counter for the release of SRC
Releasing Officer
7. After receiving the SRC, sign on the space provided for signature of seaman and attach one (1) 1x1 picture before having the SRC laminated
Releasing Officer
C3 And C2 Registration (Agency Endorsed):

1. Submit agency request with the requirements at the designated counter
Evaluator
2. Wait for the result of the evaluation

3. For those with complete documents, proceed to the cashier for payment of fees (incomplete documents shall be returned with instructions to comply with the lacking requirements)
Cashier
4. Resubmit requirements with official receipt to designated counter for preparation of C2/C3 certificate/ approval and initial/signature of Division Chief / Director II
Evaluator, Division Chief/Director II
5. Wait for the release of the documents at the Sea based Employment Contracts Processing Division
Releasing Clerk

Duration/Process Cycle Time
3 hours per application

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Total comments: 1
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1 jeffjohn • 1:54 PM, 08-February-2012
Can i get seamans book at cebu philippines?

How many days will i be able to get it? and the estimated cost?

thanks

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