What is Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)?

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration works for the protection and promotion of the well-being of all overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families in jobsites abroad and at home in the country. The agency has a twin mandate of delivering useful welfare service and benefits and ensuring capital build-up and fund viability.

 

How do we become a member?

With US dollar 25.00 membership contribution, an OWWA member is entitled to various benefits and services.

You can be a member by:

  • Compulsory registration upon processing of employment contracts of OFWs at the POEA; and
  • Voluntary registration of OFWs at jobsites, or through electronic registration.

OWWA Membership is valid for two (2) years.


RENEWAL OF OWWA MEMBERSHIP

Walk-in Clients

Requirements:

  1. OWWA Membership Form;
  2. Copy of existing employment contract or Certificate of Employment (with English translation and name & signature of the person who translated the document);
  3. Photocopy of valid passport;
  4. Photocopy of residence ID card; and;
  5. Renewal of membership fee of JPY3,000 or less (equivalent rate of 25 US dollar for the month.)

Through Mail

Requirements:

  1. OWWA Membership Form;
  2. Copy of existing employment contract or Certificate of Employment (with English translation and signature of the person who translated the document);
  3. Photocopy of valid passport;
  4. Photocopy of residence ID card;
  5. Renewal of membership fee of JPY3,000 or less (equivalent rate of 25 US dollar;) and;
  6. Return mailing envelope with stamp and with your complete name and address for sending back your official receipt.

Completely fill out the above forms and mail to POLO together with the above documents and payment.

POLO-OWWA
Philippine Embassy
5-15-5 Roppongi, Minato ku, Tokyo 106-8537
Japan