Check Accredited DMW-Licensed Recruitment Agencies in DMW Website

Working abroad is difficult but being scammed is twice as hard. Many people are desperate for money and wouldn’t even care where they get it from. Most of them, if not all, targeted aspirant Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). As a result, a lot of innocent people lose not only the money they work hard for and affects their mental and emotional state. This is why the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) gathered all the legitimate recruitment agencies in the Philippines on their website.

To check the list of licensed recruitment agencies, go to and click “Licensed Recruitment Agencies”. You can either search for the work you preferred or check the recruitment agencies by searching their name. The page will show you information about the agency such as contact information and their status. By doing this, you can be assured that you are dealing with legitimate and authorized manpower and that you are safe and protected by the Philippine government.

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Licensed Recruitment Agency

The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW), former Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), gives licenses to recruitment agencies that follow its policy and regulations and were able to provide the necessary documents needed to operate. They will be given a license number that they must attach to all advertisements and offices of their agency.

Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) Website

The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) provides important information on its website for those people who are looking for agencies. To check if your recruitment agency is on the DMW website, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Go to the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) Website at

Step 2: Click the Licensed Recruitment Agencies.

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Step 3: Type the name of the recruitment agency in the “search”.

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Step 4: The list of information is provided such as:

  • Name of the agency
  • Classification
  • License status
  • License status date
  • License expiration date
  • Contact information and address
  • Date of the last update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the benefits of using the DMW website?

The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) website is accessible to anyone. In this website, you can check the list of recruitment agencies registered in POEA to make sure that the agency is legitimate. 

How often does the website update its data?

The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) website updates every two (2) hours.

What should I do if the recruitment agency is not listed on the DMW website?

There are multiple ways to contact the  Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) if the recruitment agency is not listed on DMW website. You can send an email through, call at (02) 551-8888, or visit their office at Blass F. Ople Bldg. Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City.


The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) wanted to ensure Filipino workers’ safety by providing a website that everyone can access to check the legitimacy of a recruitment agency. This is to ensure that all agencies will follow the rules and regulations given by the Philippine government and that no Filipino will get abused or scammed.

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