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 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?
- As an exit clearance going out of the Philippines
- Permanent OWWA / OFW membership
- As recognized government issued ID