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If you have an active OWWA membership with valid OEC, you can get your OWWA OFW e-Card for membership and benefits for FREE.
What is the OWWA OFW e-Card?
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 e-Card?
All “Balik-manggagawa” with active OWWA membership, valid OEC/Exemption number and valid passport could apply for an OFW e-card.
Can newly deployed OFW apply?
For the time being, OWWA OFW e-card is only available for Balik-manggagawa.
Who are the “balik-manggagawa”?
According to Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) rules and regulation, balik-manggagawa is an OFW that has completed or is currently completing the employment contract working for the same employer.
What are the benefits that we can receive from OWWA with this e-Card?
The e-card can be used as an exit clearance going our of the Philippines, proof of permanent OWWA/OFW membership, and it is a recognized government-issued ID.
Credits : Sulyapinoy , The Official Publication of Filipino EPS Workers Association – South Korea