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. 

OWWA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

A. OWWA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

 

ELIGIBILITY:

  1. OFWs with valid overseas employment and work visa, and are processed at the POEA
  2. OFWS who have acquired regular/permanent residency (Permanent or Long-Term visa holder) status in Japan with permanent and full-time employment and have remained Filipino Citizens
  3. OFWs who have left the country without proper documentation as OFW from the POEA and have acquired valid work permit and visa in Japan

DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS:

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    1. Duly filled-up and signed OWWA  OFW Information Sheet;
    2. Photocopy of proof of valid active employment
      • FOR RENEWAL WITH PREVIOUS EMPLOYER: Copy of valid Employment Contract or Certificate of Employment with hanko of employer or authorized company representative issued within a month of membership application. (Enclosed English translation if original document is in Japanese).
      • FOR RENEWAL WITH NEW/CHANGED EMPLOYER: Copy of valid Employment Contract or Certificate of Employment with hanko of employer or authorized company representative issued within a month of membership application. (Enclosed English translation if original document is in Japanese).
      • FOR NEW ENROLEE: Copy of valid Employment Contract (Enclosed English translation if original document is in Japanese). Filled-up Declaration of Intent to be an OWWA Member Form;
    3. Photocopy of valid Philippine passport bearing photo, name, and signature
    4. Photocopy of valid residence ID card. For those WITH OFFICIAL/DURING MISSION VISA, photocopy of valid official visa stamp in passport
    5. Proof of existing valid company/employer
      • FOR RENEWAL WITH PREVIOUS EMPLOYER/COMPANY: If employer is Company, Corporate Registration Number or If employer is an Individual, National ID Number (Residence Card Number or Gaimusho ID number) of employer which should be filled-up in the OFW Information Sheet.
      • FOR RENEWAL WITH NEW/CHANGED EMPLOYERIf employer is Company, Photocopy of Tokibo Tohon/Corporate Registration Certificate or If employer is an Individual, Photocopy of National ID Number (Residence Card Number or Gaimusho ID number) of employer
      • FOR NEW ENROLEEIf employer is Company, Photocopy of Tokibo Tohon/Corporate Registration Certificate or If employer is an Individual, Photocopy of National ID Number (Residence Card Number or Gaimusho ID number) of employer
    6. Returning Letter Pack (370 Yen) with your written complete name, address and contact number for sending back your official receipt and other documents

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  1. Through Walk-in/Appointment (Currently Suspended Due to COVID-19 Pandemic)
  2. Through Mailing
  • Documentary Requirements should be mailed through Letter Pack
  • Membership fee of JPY3,000 or less depending on the monthly average equivalent of US $25.00 should be mailed separately through a Genkin Kakitome, registered cash envelope of Japan Post.
    • Mailing Address:   POLO-OWWA, Philippine Embassy
                                      5-15-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8537, Japan
                                        Telephone No. 03-6441-0959

 

For more inquiries

Please contact us at:
Telephone No.          : (03) 6441-0959
Email Address          : polo_tokyopost@yahoo.com.ph
Website                     : www.polotokyo.dole.gov.ph
Facebook Fan Page :  Polo-Owwa Tokyo

 

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