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. Requirements for WALK-IN CLIENTS

 

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  1. Filled-up OWWA Membership Form;
  2. Copy of recent employment contract and/or Certificate of Employment with hanko of the employer or authorized company signatory (Translated in English);
  3. Photocopy of valid Philippine passport bearing photo, name and signature;
  4. Photocopy of valid residence ID card;
  5. If employer is a COMPANY: Corporate Registration Certificate/Number (Kaishahojin Bango of Tokibo Tohon);
    If employer is an INDIVIDUAL: National ID Number (Residence Card Number or Gaimusho ID number);
  6. Membership fee of JPY3,000 or less depending on the monthly average equivalent rate of 25 US Dollar, and;
  7. For NEW MEMBERSHIP: Filled-up Declaration of Intent to be an OWWA Member Form.

B. Requirements if through MAIL

 

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  1. Filled-up OWWA Membership Form;
  2. Copy of recent employment contract and/or Certificate of Employment with hanko of the employer or authorized company signatory (Translated in English);
  3. Photocopy of valid Philippine passport bearing photo, name and signature;
  4. Photocopy of valid residence ID card;
  5. If employer is a COMPANY: Corporate Registration Certificate/Number (Kaishahojin Bango of Tokibo Tohon);
    If employer is an INDIVIDUAL: National ID Number (Residence Card Number or Gaimusho ID number);
  6. Membership fee of JPY3,000 or less depending on the monthly average equivalent rate of 25 US Dollar. Send the payment to our mailing address through Genkin Kakitome, registered cash envelope of Japan Post;
  7. For NEW MEMBERSHIP: Filled-up Declaration of Intent to be an OWWA Member Form, and;
  8. Enclosed a returning Letter Pack 370 Yen or Japan Post Smart Letter 180 Yen with your written complete name, address and contact number for sending back your official receipt and other documents.

Kindly mail the above-mentioned requirements and payment to:

POLO-OWWA

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

Telephone Number 03-6441-0959

 

 

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