As you all know, earlier this month, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III launches the OWWA OFW eCard for the “balik manggagawa” OFWs. This is in accordance with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to further the services to OFWs.
The purpose of OWWA OFW e-card is to provide OFWs easy access to the Philippine agency’s programs and serves as proof of OWWA membership.
Who can avail to this?
The “balik manggagawa” OFWs who have an active OWWA membership and OEC can avail to this free e-card. First timers OFWs cannot avail to this program yet. Furthermore, it is said that there’ll be at least 250,000 OFWs who will benefit in the first implementation phase of the e-card program.
How to apply for this card?
OWWA Admin Hans Leo Cacdac said in the interview that any returning “balik manggagawa” can immediately apply online, just log on to owwa.gov.ph.
Read more: Steps on how to apply for OWWA OFW e-card
Admin Hanz added that they can’t accommodate sending the card in another country yet as they’re still fixing some technical problems. So all e-cards are for pick-up at OWWA office near you.
Moreover, Admin Hans added that any members of the family can pick your e-Card provided they have authorization.
What are the other benefits of OWWA e-card?
OWWA eCard is anchored with the document processing for DFA, Bureau of Immigration, and BOEA Bureau Overseas Employment Administration. Some of the benefits are:
- DFA- OWWA OFW ecard will be recognized by DFA as your valid ID whenever you renew your passport
- BI- Whenever you exit, OWWA OFW e-card serves as a proof that you’re a legitimate OFW.
- POEA- Instead of using your OEC paper, you can now use your e-card as your OEC.
In addition, the member will now know what are his entitlements under OWWA programs and services through this e-card and it’s free.
OWWA OFW e-CardInterview w/ OWWA Admin Hans Leo Cacdac
MOCHA USON BLOGさんの投稿 2018年11月26日月曜日