All Overseas Filipino Workers in Brunei who want to keep their OWWA membership account active can contact the Philippine Overseas Labor Office for information and inquiries. Please be guided on the steps of booking an appointment for POLO-OWWA services, and renewing your OWWA account in this country.
POLO and OWWA offices assist Filipino workers in Brunei in finding work and improving their lives. OWWA was established in response to the constitutional duty to protect OFWs’ rights under Philippine and Brunei labor laws, norms, and standards, as well as to promote their interests and well-being.
OFWs are entitled to OWWA benefits, which include emergency welfare benefits. OWWA membership fee will cost $25.00 USD and must be renewed every two years.
- Amount of Contribution
- Membership Validity
- OWWA Requirements
- How to Schedule OWWA Appointment in Brunei
- PH Embassy Brunei Consular Services
- How to Pay OWWA Membership in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
- Important Reminders
- Frequently Asked Questions
- 1. Where should I file my OWWA membership renewal?
- 2. How long will it take for the OWWA membership to be processed?
- 3. Who should I contact if I have any additional questions?
- 4. How much does the OWWA membership fee cost?
- 5. Can I directly go to the OWWA/POLO Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam Office?
- Contact Information
- Google Map Location
Amount of Contribution
The OWWA membership contribution shall be equivalent to Twenty-Five US Dollars (US$25.00).
For each contribution, membership is valid for two (2) years, regardless of contract term, change of employer, jobsite, or recruitment agency. Then, if proof of active labor is provided, OWWA membership must be renewed.
- OWWA membership fee
- Completed OWWA Information Sheet
- A copy of the passport page with the photo and personal data
- A copy of a VALID employment contract
- A copy of your current work permit and visa
- A copy of the employment contract, or certificate of employment or payslip
How to Schedule OWWA Appointment in Brunei
Based on updates from the PH Embassy in Brunei, there are special Consular Services being held every now and then. This is an opportunity for you to schedule an appointment so you can meet up with POLO and OWWA representatives.
Step 1: Stay updated with the latest Consular Mission Services by following the PH Embassy in Brunei FB Page
Step 2: Book the appointment by going to this link – https://bruneipesundayconsularservices.setmore.com/
Step 3: Enter the required information (personal details and schedule date).
Step 4: Submit your application for an appointment.
PH Embassy Brunei Consular Services
Here is a post from the PH Embassy in Brunei for the special consular services whenever they have new and upcoming events available. Please be guided on the process of booking an OWWA appointment:
How to Pay OWWA Membership in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
During the day of the appointment, make sure to follow the procedure in order for you to finally pay for your OWWA account.
Step 1: Before heading to the Philippine Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, or the location of the office for the event, make sure you have all of the necessary documents.
Step 2: Ask the guard where the OWWA office is located, and then wait in line or get a number as you enter.
Step 3: Present your completed documentation at the OWWA counter.
Step 4: Pay the membership fee to the OWWA.
Step 5: Receive your OWWA renewal receipt.
Please see these important guidelines and information about the renewal of OWWA in Brunei process:
- Please double-check that your requirements are accurate and full.
- Requirements that are not full will not be handled.
- For more information, see the Embassy of the Philippines in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam and the Philippine Embassy in Brunei.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some common questions and answers when you process your OWWA account membership at POLO-Brunei:
1. Where should I file my OWWA membership renewal?
Applications for OWWA membership can be renewed at the Philippine Embassy (Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
2. How long will it take for the OWWA membership to be processed?
If all documentary requirements are met, OWWA membership can be picked up the same day.
3. Who should I contact if I have any additional questions?
You can contact the OWWA/POLO Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam office by sending a message or calling 729-1315 / 729-1316.
4. How much does the OWWA membership fee cost?
The OWWA membership contribution shall be equivalent to Twenty-Five US Dollars (US$00).
5. Can I directly go to the OWWA/POLO Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam Office?
You may be able to go and visit the OWWA/POLO office in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, but make sure you have all of the necessary documentation, wear a face mask, and perform social distancing. Also, much better to stay updated with the PH Embassy in Brunei Facebook page so you can check the latest Consular Missions where you can activate your OWWA account.
May we remind all overseas Filipino workers in Brunei that it is very important to keep your OWWA membership active in order for you to get the maximum benefits. We hope this post has helped you understand the process of how you can register in OWWA in Brunei. Don’t take this for granted as this is already a form of insurance where you can avail of many projects for yourself as well as your dependents.
As an OFW based in this country, please follow the guidelines currently put in place on how you can keep your OWWA membership active. You may also renew your OWWA by registering in the OWWA Mobile App.
Workers in Brunei may also renew their OWWA membership by having their family members in the Philippines submit the document requirements to the nearest OWWA Regional Welfare office.
POLO-OWWA Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Main Address: Simpang 336 Diplomatic Enclave, Jalan Kebangsaan Bandar Seri Begawan, BA 2312, Brunei Darussalam
Tel. Nos.: (+673) 2241465, 224 1466, 223 8845, 222 0781
Hotline: (+673) 871 4881 (Consular); (+673) 883 0933 (Labor)
Fax No.: (+673) 223 7707
Social Security System (SSS): 2221173 / Trunk Line: 2241465, 2241466 Loc. 122
PAGIBIG Fund: 2222916 / Trunk Line: 2241465, 2241466 Loc.120
Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/PHinBrunei/
Google Map Location
If you plan on visiting POLO Brunei, here’s a quick map guide you can follow. The POLO-OWWA office is in the PH Embassy location: