Fri. Apr 26th, 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

FAQ

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?

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

Source: FB  | OWWA.gov.ph

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

    1. Nagbayad ako ng owwa membership nung umuwi ako. Pero pag nag aaply ako ng ecard. Lagi reply n hindi p daw ako bayad. Nagverify misis q sa main. Sa record bayad naman ako. Bakit ganun?

        1. How to apply ecard my oec balik manggagawa ay lagpas na ng 60days lagi akung nag apply sa online envalid na daw oec ko paki tulungan naman po ako para maka kuha na ako ng ecard julito Pulido ng jeddah ksa

          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

      1. Bat po ko makapag apply ng e-card online palagi lang check you name and birthdate tama naman yong details ko

          1. HI…If there’s anyone here apply for ofw ecard online? ano po ba ang compatible web browser sa pag apply? paki share nman po kc in my case exempted po ako sa OEC un nga lang kapag inapply ko na ung i.d online ang sabi check your name etc…Hope somebody will help me kung paano po. TY…

        1. Hello po, tanong ko sana kung ilang days ba makukuha or i release ang owwa ecard? Pa send nlng po ng sagot sa email ko please….

      1. Good day maam/sir.
        Panu po mg apply ng e-card if you are still abroad. Nag apply po ako pero hinahanap ako ng active oec please help po thanks..

          1. ang alam ko po ung picture na gamit nyo sa BMonline.ph ang gagamitin. Hindi ko sigurado, pero po kasi ang alam ko integrated sila.

      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

      1. Good po! May tanong lng po ako kung totoo bah na may makukuha na 5k money for our beneficiary,kung isa kang Active OFW,at active member ka ng OWWA!salamat po and best regards..

  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?

  27. Pwede po ba ako ang mag fill up ng OWWA E-CARD PARA SA Mama ko? Sabi nya kasi kung pwede ako nalang daw kumuha kung pwede daw po. E sesend nya nalang daw sakin ang mga info na kailangan.

  28. paano malalamam kung na accept na yung sinabmit ko na form tpos lumbas flag ng pinas tpos ikot lang ng ikot yung bilog na nasa gitna?

  29. Paalala: Siguraduhing may hawak na valid Balik-Manggagawa OEC o Exemption number at active member ka ng OWWA bago mag-apply ng OFW E-Card…. ito lang ang laging lumalabas s page ko khit lahat nasulatan na..

  30. Good Morning po…

    ask q lang po ung status po ng ofw ecard q ay ready to pick-up na po siya..kaso wala na po ako sa pinas. pwede po ba magulang q na lang kumuha? salamat

  31. Good day, tanong ko lang po paano pag naka alis na ulit ng bansa yung ofw tapos ready na for pick up yung e-card nya dito sa pilipinas? makukuha po ba yun? anak nya po ako salamat.

  32. Pano ung ilang months na dito sa ibang bansa at invalid na oec at d na babalik sa amo o mag aapply plng sa iba uli need pa makapag apply uli bago makakuha e-card unfair nmn sa amin na ibang nagwork sa bahay un.. minsan lng kami makapagmobile tapos invalid at error lang nakukuha nmin pag apply

  33. Hindi successful ang application ko sa OFW E-Card. Meron akong valid OEC Exception pero bakit pinapaupdate sa akin ang OWWA membership ko? Bakit ako nakakakuha ng OEC Exception kung hindi narenew ang OWWA ko? Paki advise naman po. Salamat!

  34. good day Sir/Mam

    matanong ko lang po Valid OEC po ba talaga kailangan para makakuha ng OFW E CARD, kahit 32 years na po ako dito sa KSA pabalik balik lang po? kababalik ko po nung august 29 , 2018, one month vacation.

    thanks,
    Amor

  35. Good day admin

    Ask ko lang po kung mag sesend sila ng email pag ready to pick up na po yung E-CARD ko ? And kung magkano po lahat ang babayaran sa office pag nag claim …thanks in advance po ☺️ Have a nice day

    1. May tracking number po na ibibigay sa inyo pagtapos nyong mag submit ng application at gagamitin nyo po itong tracking number para matrack kung ready na ang ID nyo. Nasa post din po dito kung saan pwedeng itrack

  36. Hi PO nag apply PO ako Ng e card pano malalaman Kung kilan pwd makuha Ang e card PO ,bkit PO walang picture n kinuha s e card application PO.salamat PO.

  37. I applied during my vacation in Philippines and now i get back to my work in abroad and i got the confirmation that my OWWA ID is ready for pick up. Can i collect when i get back again in Philippines on next year 2020? I don’t have any relatives close to the pickup point which i mentioned when i applied for the OWWA ID, or can i change the pick location?

    1. As of now, there’s no option to change the pickup location nor information on what will happen for uncollected IDs. I think the best option is to contact them through the below info

      (+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

  38. Hi nagaapply po ako dito pero lumalabas oec ko daw expired na samantalang kakauwi ko lang last aug 21 bakit po ganun?

  39. Good morning po .. ask ko lang po if nag apply ako ng ofw card online ngaung buwan po . Tapos by MAY ko pa po pwede ipick up okey lang po ba yun ? Nasa taiwan pa po kasi ako and by MAY pa ako makakauwi . Salamat po

  40. hi po. kaka galing ko lang kahapon aa owwa at nagbayad po ako ng 760NT.
    For Renewal, pero everytime na iuupdate kuna napupunta ako sa landbank site para magbayad. paano po ba gagawin? kase nakapag bayad naku.

  41. Hello, good day po! 3 po kming sabay n umuwi ng Pilipinas last march 18 from Israel, one of the requirements is to renew our OWWA membership na sya nming ginwa. Dalawa po kmi ng ksama ko nkapag- apply n ng OFWecard. iyong isa ko pong ksama di makapag-apply ng OFWecard kasi sbi sa computer need to renew ng OWWA membership pero nagbayad na po sya sa Israel bago pa man umuwi… need na po nya iapply iyong OFWecard bago po siya bumalik ng israel. ano po ga2win pra maiapply na?
    Sana po matulungan at matugunan ninyo ang aking katanungan.

  42. Hi I’m helping my FDW to apply for OWWA Ecard online. Can her husband pick up the ecard for her in case its not yet available when she is still in the Philippines? If yes, what documents should she prepare for her husband? Thank you for your help

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