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
Fill out the application form and select OWWA regional office on where you want to claim your OWWA OFW ecard
Click the submit button after completing the form
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)
Get the OWWA e-card on your chosen OWWA regional welfare office
What is the OWWA OFW eCARD?
OWWA OFW e-Card is 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 the 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?
- As an exit clearance going out of the Philippines
- Permanent OWWA / OFW membership
- As recognized government issued ID
Where can I get / claim my ecard?
You can only claim your ecard from OWWA regional offices in the Philippines
Can I apply for OWWA eCard even if I am not an OFW?
NO. You should be a legal OFW
How do I know if my OWWA eCard is ready for pickup?
You can use this eCard tracker
Can I get my OWWA eCard if I am outside the Philippines?
No, you can’t. But your family can. You only need to give an authorization letter and a copy of your passport
How can i track my eCard if I don’t have the tracking number?
You can go to eCard Tracker and use your passport number and your birthdate to track it.