OWWA Membership - Regional and Overseas Offices

How to apply and to become an Owwa Membership? The OWWA or Overseas Welfare Workers Administration is an affiliated agency of the (DOLE) or Department of Labor & Employment. It is the direct membership welfare institution that handles the concern and benefit of member-overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

Benefits of an OWWA Member
For a US$25.00 membership contribution, an OWWA member is designated to the following benefits:

  • Insurance Care Benefits
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Education and Training
  • Loan Guarantee Fund
  • Social Services
  •  Family Welfare Assistance
  • Workers Assistance and On-site Services

Two ways how to an OWWA member

  • Enrollment upon processing of contract at the POEA
  • By voluntary registration of OFWs at job-sites overseas

If you have questions concerning any of the following:

  • Public query on OWWA programs and services,
  • Application to assist OFWs who are in-distress abroad           
  • Follow-up on previously-filled requests for assistance,   
  • Checking of world developments affecting OFWs or   
  • Allocation with OWWA regional and overseas offices?

You may contact the 24-Hour Service of the OWWA Operations Center or OP Center

  • Hotlines Numbers: 833-OWWA or 833-6992, 551-6641 or 551-1560
  • Text : (0917) TXT-OWWA or (0917) 898-6992
  • Fax Numbers: 804-0638 or 551-6651
  • Email Address: opcenter@owwa.gov.ph
  • OWWA Website: www.owwa.gov.ph

OFWs who spontaneously registered and paid the OWWA membership contribution at the (POLO) or Philippine Overseas Labor Office. They are entitled to OWWA benefits and services, that include availing of business loans under the OFW-RP program and more.

The requirements of OFWs when applying an OWWA loan, the member should submit to partner banks in applying for the reintegration loan assistance such as - An OWWA certification that the borrower is a legitimate OWWA member, has completed EDT and has good credit history and personal data.

Certified and interested eligible borrowers may come to the nearest OWWA-Regional Office and LBP branch, or contact the NRCO at telephone numbers - 526-2633 / 526-2392.

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