1. What is OWWA OFW e-CARD?

OWWA OFW e-CARD certifies that you are an active member of OWWA and entitled to access the products and services of the agency. This is also recognized as a government-issued ID.

  1. Who can apply for OWWA OFW e-CARD?

All Balik-Manggagawa with active OWWA membership, valid Overseas Employment Certificate/Exemption Number and valid passport can apply for the OFW e-CARD.

  1. Can new OFWs apply for this e-CARD?

As of the moment, this e-CARD only caters Balik-Manggagawa as it is still in Phase 1. Soon, phase 2 will be launched and other OWWA active members will be catered.

  1. Who are the Balik-Manggagawa?

According to the POEA Rules and Regulations, a Balik-Manggagawa is an OFW who finished his contract or currently finishing the employment contract and will return to the same employer.

  1. What are the benefits of OWWA OFW e-CARD?

OWWA OFW e-CARD offers different benefits for active OWWA members including

  • Access the agency’s products and services faster and easier
  • Serves as an exit clearance
  • Chance to acquire Digital OWWA OFW e-CARD at the OWWA Mobile App that will serve as your OWWA OFW e-CARD
  • Get a permanent OWWA/OFW membership number
  • Accepted as a government-issued Identification Card
  1. How can I know the status of my OWWA membership?

You can check your OWWA membership status by downloading the OWWA Mobile App on your mobile phone. You can download it for free from Google Play and App Store.

  1. If my OWWA membership expires, where can I renew?

You can renew online through the OWWA website, POLO OWWA office abroad, or at the Regional Offices of OWWA in the Philippines.

  1. How to apply for the OWWA OFW e-CARD?
  • Visit the official website of OWWA at owwa.gov.ph
  • Click the banner that offers free OWWA OFW e-CARD
  • Fill in all the necessary information
  • Pick the OWWA Regional Welfare Office to pick up your e-CARD
  • Check the Data Privacy and answer the Captcha
  • Click “Submit”
  • You will get a tracking number that you will use when claiming the OWWA OFW e-CARD
  • Provide your e-mail address or Facebook profile for the status of your card
  • Get the OWWA OFW e-CARD at the chosen OWWA Regional Welfare Office

SEE ALSO Guide Into Getting OFW ID Card


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