How To Use POEA Online Seafarer Registration (Replacement of SRC)

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration issued the online seafarer registration guidelines in conformity with POEA Governing Board Resolution No. 13, Series of 2016. The POEA online registration of seafarers was implemented to replace the SRC (Seafarer’s Registration Certificate) system. It also aim to provide a universal identification system of Filipino seafarers that is honored throughout the government agencies and Port States in compliance with ILO Convention No. 185 or the Seafarer’s Identity Document Convention.

Before the implementation of online registration, seafarers would go to POEA main office for application and upgrading of their SRC. But since its launch last September 26, 2016; seafarers now would only need to go online and register at www.poea.gov.ph and update everything from there.

What are the requirements of POEA online seafarer registration?

According to POEA guidelines, registrants should be:

  • At least 18 years old (except cadets)
  • Graduate of maritime courses or any related courses applicable to maritime employment
  • Seafarer’s Information and Record Book (SIRB) issued by MARINA
  • No medical or legal impediments to qualify from overseas employment

The guidelines also stated that seafarers who already registered under the SRC system or  those seafarers who already have an SRC need not to register the online seafarer registration system . But it also added that seafarers should register to be included in the list of qualified seafarers for overseas employment. So I ended up registering anyway even though I already have my SRC because I’m curious about the new system.

How to use the online seafarer registration system of POEA?

1.) Go to www.poea.gov.ph and at the bottom part of the homepage look for “Online Registration for Seafarers” under “Online Services” section. Or you may click this link “Online Registration for Seafarers“.

2.) At the Seafarers’ Online Registration website, click “Create Account” for new users. Fill up the details required in the blank spaces such as your name, SIRB number, and birth date. You also need to nominate your own password when you create an account.

How To Use POEA Online Seafarer Registration - New Account

3.) After creating an account, you will be directed to the next page where you will input details such as Personal, Education, Trainings, and Work Experience. Fill up everything as necessary and click “Submit” button when finished.

How To Use POEA Online Seafarer Registration - Personal

How To Use POEA Online Seafarer Registration - Education

How To Use POEA Online Seafarer Registration - Trainings

How To Use POEA Online Seafarer Registration - Work Experience

4.) Once your profile have been saved, the system will generate your SRN (Seafarer Registration Number). Take note of it. Your SRN will be your permanent username for accessing and updating your online seafarer account profile. Use it together with the password you entered on Step 2 to access your account. Never reveal or expose your SRN for security purposes.

How To Use POEA Online Seafarer Registration - SR Number

By the way, the SRN generated by the online system is the same with my old registration number on my SRC. Therefore, I believe it is really not needed to register online if you already have your SRC. But if you want to update your information, I think it is really convenient to use the online system rather than going to POEA main office.

5.) Click “Continue” button to update your online profile. You can input additional training, work experiences, and update your personal information. Congratulations! You are now a registered seafarer.

Those are the easy steps to utilize the POEA online seafarer registration system. If this post was helpful, please share it to your friends. If you have any questions, just drop by at the comment section below.

Anvin Argañosa

An Electronics Engineer by profession. A land-based worker turned into an ocean dweller. An "aspiring" business tycoon and financial advocate. A loving father to my daughter Julian. And a very obedient husband to Ann (wink!).

13 thoughts on “How To Use POEA Online Seafarer Registration (Replacement of SRC)

  • December 8, 2016 at 11:55 am
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    hi! is it okay to create a new account? nagkamali kasi ako sa birthday na nalagay ko. pag mag.edit kasi walang nakalagay na birthday. thanks

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  • May 3, 2017 at 8:19 pm
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    Hi.. My SRN No. Po ako naregester ko na tanong ko lang po kc curious lang ako kailangan pa ba ung id na tulad dati panu ako maka kuha yan?TANX PO

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    • May 12, 2017 at 8:01 pm
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      Pana po kng nacancel ung continue button

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      • May 14, 2017 at 7:46 pm
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        Log in lang po kayo ulit then pwede nyo pa rin maupdate additional information.

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    • May 14, 2017 at 8:38 pm
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      Hi! Hindi na po kailangan yung lumang ID. Just present the Seafarer Registration Number to your agency. You can print it out after successful registration.

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  • May 10, 2017 at 11:49 am
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    Sir.. bakit po yung sa akin ay iba ang srn na binigay. Di po ba sabi nyo pareha lng ang srn at src bakit po binigyan ako ng bago?

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    • May 14, 2017 at 7:49 pm
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      Not sure sir bakit iba binigay na SRN sayo. Sa case ko po kasi nung nag register ako online same lang SRN sa SRC ko.

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  • August 7, 2017 at 1:05 pm
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    ung sken.. wla akong makitang information ko. bkt ganun?.d ko na rn ma edit ung information ko.

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  • August 8, 2017 at 1:28 pm
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    Sir pano ko marecover yung src account?? Di ko po kasi ma open, Please help me Salamt po!

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  • August 12, 2017 at 7:48 pm
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    sir panu po yun nkagawa nako ng src acc pero hindi ko po mabuksan.

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  • August 15, 2017 at 4:38 pm
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    ask ko lang po nag online file na po ako ng src paano po makakakuha ng id card nya po.

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  • September 13, 2017 at 10:35 pm
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    hi!! my paraan ba para makapareprint from online ng src id? dahil nasira usb ko at andun nakasave srn number ko. kaya po hnd ko malog in account ko. please help me

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