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  OFW Information Sheet;
  2. Copy of valid employment contract and/or recently issued within  a month of 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. For those with official visa, photocopy of valid official visa stamp at passport;
  5. If employer is a COMPANY:  Copy of Tokibo Tohon/Corporate Registration Certificate (required for initial application or renewal with a new employer only) or Corporate Registration Number filled in the OFW Information Sheet (required for renewal with the same employer only)
    If employer is an INDIVIDUAL: National ID Number (Residence Card Number or Gaimusho ID number) of your employer;
  6. For INITIAL APPLICATION ONLY: Filled-up Declaration of Intent to be an OWWA Member Form;
  7. 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;
  8. Membership fee of JPY3,000 or less depending on the monthly average equivalent rate of 25 US Dollars.

B. Requirements if through MAIL

 

(download checklist)

  1. Filled-up OWWA  OFW Information Sheet;
  2. Copy of valid employment contract and/or recently issued within  a month of 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. For those with official visa, photocopy of valid official visa stamp at passport;
  5. If employer is a COMPANY:  Copy ofTokibo Tohon/Corporate Registration Certificate (required for initial application or renewal with a new employer only) or Corporate Registration Number filled in the OFW Information Sheet (required for renewal with the same employer only)
    If employer is an INDIVIDUAL: National ID Number (Residence Card Number or Gaimusho ID number) of your employer;
  6. For INITIAL APPLICATION ONLY: Filled-up Declaration of Intent to be an OWWA Member Form;
  7. 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.
  8. Membership fee of JPY3,000 or less depending on the monthly average equivalent rate of 25 US Dollars.
How to Submit Application?

Kindly mail the above-stated requirements (Nos. 1-7)
While membership fee/money (No.8) will be mailed separately through a Genkin Kakitome, registered cash envelope of Japan Post to address:
POLO-OWWA
Philippine Embassy, 5-15-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8537, Japan

For more inquiries please contact us at:
Telephone No.          : (03) 6441-0959
Email Address          : [email protected]
Website                     : www.polotokyo.dole.gov.ph
Facebook Fan Page :  Polo-Owwa Tokyo

 

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