Sun. Jan 20th, 2019
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Steps on how to apply for OWWA OFW ecard

If you have an active OWWA membership and with valid OEC, you can get your OWWA OFW eCARD for membership and benefits for FREE.

All you have to do is to follow these instructions:

Visit OWWA website

OWWA OFW e-card step 1

Fill out the application form and select OWWA regional office on where you want to claim your OWWA OFW ecard

OWWA OFW e-card step 2

Click the submit button after completing the form

OWWA OFW e-card step 3

Add your e-mail address or your Facebook profile name to monitor your card status and by visiting this link to check for the delivery status (card status tracker)

OWWA OFW e-card step 4

Get the OWWA e-card on your chosen OWWA regional welfare office

OWWA OFW e-card step 5

What is the OWWA OFW eCARD?

OWWA OFW e-Card is a proof that you are an active member of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration or OWWA. This can also be used as a valid government identification card (ID) and can be presented to Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) or the Philippine embassy if you seek any of their help or service.

Who can apply for OWWA OFW ecard?

All “Balik-manggagawa” with active OWWA membership, valid OEC / Exemption number and valid passport could apply for OFW e-card.

Can newly deployed OFW apply?

For the time being, OWWA OFW ecard is only available for Balik-manggagawa.

Who are those balik-manggagawa?

According to Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) Rules and regulations, balik-manggagawa is an OFW that has completed or is currently completing the employment contract those who are working on the same employer.

What are the benefits that we can get from OWWA with this ecard?

  1. As an exit clearance going out of the Philippines
  2. Permanent OWWA / OFW membership
  3. As recognized government issued ID

Source: FB  | OWWA.gov.ph

100 thoughts on “Steps on how to apply for OWWA OFW ecard

      1. May valid oec at nakarenew na po aq ng owwa pero di pa rin successful..ang sabi mag renew daw aq ng owwa..eh tapos na nga aq magrenew

  1. I already applied for E-Card and currently i am working in the middle east. Is it possible my son will claim the said ID on my behalf?

  2. Gud day po,
    Bkit di ako mk send ng application paulit ulit ung tanong pngalan at apelyido eh tama nmn sagot ko ano p po dpt gwin.

      1. Please check your entries (first name, last name, middle name and birthdate).
        Paki check ang iyong sagot (unang pangalan, panggitnang pangalan, apelyido at araw ng kapanganakan).

        Eto lang po lagi lumalabas

  3. Gusto ko pong mag apply ng ecard.. isang ofw po ako pangalawang balik ko na po ito sa kuwait. Paano po maka pag apply ng ecard.

  4. Good morning po,
    Makakakuha po ba ng ofw e-card ang isang ex-abroad? Pano po kng aang oec eh kan 2016 pa poh?pede pa po ba yn oec nmber nito?

  5. is it possible to apply OFW e-card while im hir in malaysia….kababalik ko lng gling bakasyon last sept. ngaun ko lng nalaman ito….at gano katagal bgo ma release ang card

    1. Yes, you can apply. Online naman po sya kaya ok lang. meron pong pang track ng status ng card kung narelease na. wala pong specific time frame na nakasulat kung gaano katagal o kabilis ung pag release ng card

    2. panu kung bagong tranfer sa ibang bansa at bagong imployer na dna
      dumaaan sa pinas nag aply at dating mtagl na sa ibang emfloyer,

  6. Nagsubok po ako mag submit sa ofwecard site peronpalagi nagkaka error. Ang sabi “Please check your entries (first name, last name, middle name and birthdate).
    Paki check ang iyong sagot (unang pangalan, panggitnang pangalan, apelyido at araw ng kapanganakan).” pero kumpleto naman po lahat ng nilalagay kong information. Lumipat na po ako ng computer na pagsa-submit-an pero nag e error pa rin. Ano po ang gagawin ko para makapag submit?

  7. Nandito po ako sa Taiwan,,pwde po ba na dito na lng po ang pick up sa OWWA office nila dito.kaso po sa pick up location po sa application form bale sa NCR lng po sa OWWA Center lng nakalagay sa options.Eh wala po pwde mag pick up pag ready na po ung card.ano po pwde gawin,Salamat po.

  8. Good day po sa inyo dyan sa OWWA gusto ko po sanang mag apply ng OWWA e card kaya lang po paso na yung aking BM OEC number kasi po ang validity ng BM BALIK MANGGAGAWA ay dalawang buwan lang po yata ako ay isang taon at isang buwan na po ako dito sa saudi sinusubukan ko po sa BM exemption pero ayaw pong tanggapin pakitulungan naman po ako. ako ay kulang 14 years ng miyembro ng owwa yan lang po ang gusto ko magkaroon ng OWWA ID salamat po

  9. Good day po, pwede po ba akong mag apply ng owwa ecard sa pag uwi ko doon sa cdo owwa office sabay sa pagrenew ng oec ko ngayong pagbakasyon ko sa sunod na taon

  10. Bakit po ayaw tanggapin ang aking application? Completo naman po sana pag fill up ko. Pag i submit ko na sasabihin na( pls check your entries first name, last name, mid name and birthdate) eh na fill upan na nga eh.. Nakakalito anong problema pls help me malapit na po bakasyon ko.. Maraming salamat po sa sasagot nito… God bless at Mabuhay!!!

  11. A blessed day po! Gaano po katagal bago marelease ang ecard?namroblema po ako kc invalid dw OEC no. don’t know why.

  12. Hello po, bakit di po maiprocess ang application ko po online?

    Wala po akong middle initial kaya i leave it blank ang kaso po ayaw naman mag submit? Laging my lumalabas na please check your firstname,middle name, surname.

    Ano po ba ang dapat kong gawin sa Middle initial?

  13. Goodday po, nagregister po ako pero ang laging sinasabi ay expired oec number. Kakukuha ko lng po ng oec ko last Nov 27, 2018.

  14. Paano po pag walang valid OEC Exemption number kasi hindi pa naman uuwi? How many days ang issuance ng ID incase mag stay lang ng 1 month sa Pinas makukuha ba?

  15. Hi… I’ve been trying to fill out the form to apply online but with no luck. Like the others whose comments I’ve read here, I’ve also been getting the same error message everytime I submit the application. I tried your suggestion not to click on the reCAPTCHA but it still didn’t work. It still prompts: Please check your entries (first name, last name, middle name and birthdate).
    Paki check ang iyong sagot (unang pangalan, panggitnang pangalan, apelyido at araw ng kapanganakan)
    Has anyone here able to figure this nuisance out? Please help.

  16. GOOD DAY SIR/MAM,

    KAKABALIK KO LANG PO NUNG 29/08/18, MATANONG KO LANG PO KUNG PWEDE PA PO BA AKONG MAG FILLUP @ MAG SUBMIT NG FORM PARA MAKAKUHA NG OFW E CARD?

  17. Hi po…ibig po bang sabihin ng for pick up yun sa status ok n yung ecard ko po at pwd n xang makuha …nakaonline n po kc ako at ok naman fallow ko lng mga steps…venirify ko po sa ecard status ko for pickup n po..thanks

    1. Kung ready for pick up na po ibig pong sabihin na pwede ng makuha sa owwa regional office na pinili nyo. update nyo po ako kapag nakuha nyo na po.

  18. Hello,paanu pag wala akong oec,kasi matagal na akong d nakauwi,it means hindi ako maka pag apply ng e card? Please help.

  19. How can I revised the email Add COz I entered IT wrong
    And Can I get My ID After a year?
    Do I Need to Show this ID at the AirPort before departure?

  20. mgandng araw po… n fill-up an q n ung form, name ,middle name ,last name , bday, contact no.,passport no., OEC no., saan nais kunin ung card, nag check aq s box ng I accept the data private policy, nag check aq s im not a robot… ok nmn, and then i click the submit application… pero ayaw padin i accept… and then palaging nag aapear yung chech your name ,middle name , last name , bday… nk 1hour n po aq … paulit paulit… salamat po…

        1. Para sa anumang katanungan o tulong patungkol sa OFW e-CARD maaaring tumawag sa (+632) 804-0639 , (+632) 833-0244, (+632) 551-3647,(GLOBE) (+63) 977-396-2809, (+63) 977-3962-819, (+63) 977-396-2818, (+63) 977-396-2804,(SMART) (+63) 918-605-3017, (+63) 918-605-3026, (+63) 918-605-3037, (+63) 918-6053-046 o mag email sa support@owwa.gov.ph

  21. hello nag register ako pero palaging passport error sya kahit kna copy ko na ung passport number ko from my OWWA BM record pero same pa rin. ung kasama ko sa work nakuha na ng kapatid nya. nka bakasyon nman ako last year bakit lumalabas palagi maling passport.
    need help!
    Thanks

  22. Hi po,I filled out all the blank tama naman po lahat yung nilagay ko pag dating sa submit application d naman po sya ma open to enter sana yung email add ano po kayang gawin ko?thanks po

  23. Ala po ksing owwa d2 s march p po ang pnta nla d2 e uuwi po ako ok n po ang oec ko .. ung application ntapos ko na po naisubmit kna rn po kso sbi magbayad mna ako ng s owwa .. e pano un s pinas n po ang magkakapgbayad tpos ska n rn po ang makakapag apply ng e card ganun po b ang mangyayari

    1. as long po as meron kayong updated OWWA membership pwede na po kayong mag apply. sa Pilipinas nyo po makukuha sa regional office kung saan nyo po pipiliin na kunin

  24. I already have the OFW e CARD issued at OWWA Koronadal City on 29 November 2018 and I traveled back to Kuwait with Gulf Air Flight GF 155 last January 5, 2019 (2 days ago because today is Jan. 7, 2019). The Check-in Counter attendant did not accept and recognize my OFW E Card. She asked me of the print out of my latest OEC. I told her that I did not print my OEC because it was already replaced by OFW e Card. She said that even I will explain to the Manager, she will not honor my OFW e Card so I showed to her the picture of my OEC in my Iphone. The attendant at the counter showed only that she was blind and no idea about OFW e Card. Their Manager should educate her and update her about the latest government programs related to OFWS so that she will not look empty minded at the counter.

    1. Para sa anumang katanungan o tulong patungkol sa OFW e-CARD maaaring tumawag sa (+632) 804-0639 , (+632) 833-0244, (+632) 551-3647,(GLOBE) (+63) 977-396-2809, (+63) 977-3962-819, (+63) 977-396-2818, (+63) 977-396-2804,(SMART) (+63) 918-605-3017, (+63) 918-605-3026, (+63) 918-605-3037, (+63) 918-6053-046 o mag email sa support@owwa.gov.ph

  25. Ilang araw po kaya bago makuha ung ofw card po? babalik na po kasi ung tito ko sa Jan 15. Ngayon pa lang sya nag-apply ng ofw card. Pwede po kaya ung tita ko ang kumuha?

  26. Hello po
    I got my ofw ecard already. May I know if I need to register this card or not. Is this valid already to use as exit clearance? Does it mean no need to get OEC?

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