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Procedure[edit]

The Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA) is an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and a membership institution. It protects and promotes the welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their dependents in jobsites abroad and at home in the country. If you are a Philippines citizen who wish to work or are already broad that need secure certain documents to support your right to work overseas. This is where the OWWA membership comes in. Aside from tracking the kababayan working all over the world, the OWWA is the dedicated agency that protects and upholds the rights of OFWs wherever they may be across the globe. Please follow the below guiding to apply for Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA) Membership:

  1. Prepare the requirements:
    • The OWWA membership Form: link
    • Your copy of existing employment contract or Certificate of Employment (with legal English translation if needed)
    • Your photocopy of valid passport
    • Your photocopy of residence ID card
    • The additional documents:
      • The registration certificate number (Kaishahojin Bango of Toki Botohon) of the company (for case of company employer)
      • The national ID number of the Individual employer (Residence card number or Gaimusho ID number) for case of Individual employer.
  2. Apply for OWWA membership
Visit a suitable OWWA agency and present the required documents. Please follow all of officer’s guiding to apply for your Overseas Workers Welfare Association Membership. Pay the applicable fee and an Official Receipt will be issued by the office. The membership shall be active for two years upon payment of fee and subject for renewal after two years.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • The OWWA membership Form
  • Your copy of existing employment contract or Certificate of Employment (with legal English translation if needed)
  • Your photocopy of valid passport
  • Your photocopy of residence ID card
  • The additional documents:
    • The registration certificate number (Kaishahojin Bango of Toki Botohon) of the company (for case of company employer)
    • The national ID number of the Individual employer (Residence card number or Gaimusho ID number) for case of Individual employer

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
Government Office
Address: F.B. Harrison St, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines
Website: owwa.gov.ph
Directory

More detail in the - link


Note: NTC issued Memorandum Order No. 10-10-2017 last October 27, 2017, directing all telecommunications providers in the country to migrate all its customers to eight-digit telephone numbers.

3000-YYYY to 3499-YYYY – Bayan Telecommunications, Inc.
6000-YYYY to 6699-YYYY – ABS-CBN Converge, Inc.
6700-YYYY to 6999-YYYY – Eastern Telecommunication Philippines/ Telecommunications Technologies Philippines Inc.
7XXX-YYYY – Globe Telecom, Inc./ Innove Communications, Inc.
8XXX-YYYY – PLDT, Inc./ Digital Telecommunications Philippines, Inc.

A customer who still incorrectly dials the old seven-digit number will hear a special announcement saying the format has been changed to eight-digit, for a period of three months after the migration (March 18, 2019 to June 17, 2019).

To know more: Migration to 8-Digit Landline Number

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Eligibility[edit]

Philippines citizen who wish to work or are already broad that need secure certain documents to support your right to work overseas

Fees[edit]

USD 25 but maybe varies on each office.

Validity[edit]

2 years

Documents to Use[edit]

OWWA Membership Form



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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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Instructions[edit]

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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.



Required Information[edit]

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e.g.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.



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Need for the Document[edit]

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration or OWWA is an attached agency of the Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE). It is the lead membership welfare institution that serves the interest and welfare of member-overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).



Information which might help[edit]

Members may avail of these programs and services :

  1. SOCIAL BENEFITS :
    1. Disability and Dismemberment Benefit
    2. Death Benefit
    3. Burial Benefit
  2. EDUCATION AND TRAINING BENEFITS:
    1. Pre-Departure Education Program (PDEP):
      1. Country Specific Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS)
      2. Comprehensive Pre-Departure Education Program (CPDEP)
    2. Scholarships, Training and Incentive Programs
  3. WORKERS WELFARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:
    1. On-Site Welfare Case Management
    2. In-Country Welfare Case Management
  4. REPATRIATION PROGRAM
  5. REINTEGRATION PROGRAM

To know more - Link



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

OWWA Website: http://www.owwa.gov.ph/



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