Sun. Apr 21st, 2019

3 Advantages Of Being An OFW You Need To Know

Overseas Filipino Workers sacrificed a lot of things to give their family the best life they could have. Their love towards their family is unmeasurable. Truly, they are our modern heroes.

For all the hard works they’ve done that benefited our country as well, it is just right to give them the best service they deserve.

Here are the 3 advantages of being an Overseas Filipino worker you need to know.

Travel Tax Exemption And Discount Privilege For The Family

travel tax exempted

Nowadays, traveling is one of the many goals of the Filipinos. You might not know about it but, OFWs are exempted from the P1,620 Travel Tax. What more, your spouse, as well as your children, are given a discount of P300.

And that’s not the end of it. Say goodbye to long queue as you are given a priority fast lane upon baggage check-in.

Courtesy Lanes At Department Of Foreign Affairs

Say goodbye to the long waiting when you want to get a DFA appointment. With the opening of 86,889 passport renewal slots, you can now apply for your passport related concern with ease.

To top it all, DFA provided the OFWs a Courtesy Lane. You can now go directly to DFA without even scheduling an appointment online.

iDOLE Card To OWWA e-Card

Gone are the different ID’s in different transactions. To provide OFWs ease in their many transactions, the Philippine Government replaces the iDOLE to OWWA eCard.

OWWA e-card is your ID for easy access to the Philippine agency’s programs. What more, it also serves as a proof of OWWA membership, proof of registration in POEA plus, serves as Overseas Employment Certificate OEC.

Read: What Are The Benefits Of Having OWWA OFW eCard?

And that’s not all, the Philippine Government also increased the OFW assistance fund to $1 Billion. The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration OWWA is now ready for any upcoming OFW emergencies.

Make the most of these advantages as this is just the start of many advantages you deserve. Salute to our modern heroes, OFWs!

1 thought on “3 Advantages Of Being An OFW You Need To Know

  1. Sir/Mam,

    nag apply po ako ng OWWA OFW E CARD, nag fill up po ako ng form kaso hindi pala pede pag walang valid OEC no. kaya mag hihintay pa po ako makauwi at makakuha ng Valid OEC pag dating dyan sa pinas, Pero maganda po ang may e card kasi napakahirap na mag provide ng mga documento tuwing mag update ka ng mga benefits na makukuha mo.

    thank po,
    GBU all

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