How to Book OWWA Catanduanes Appointment

Overseas Filipino workers who are based in Catanduanes can visit the DOLE office located at the Provincial Capitol Building in Virac. This is a field office of OWWA Bicol Region 5 and it lets Pinoys in the area inquire about OWWA services and programs. Please check out the guidelines outlined below on how you can visit this particular OWWA office.

Also Read: List of OWWA Regional Welfare Offices in the Philippines

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), a Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-affiliated organization, is the lead government agency entrusted with safeguarding and promoting the welfare and well-being of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their dependents.

If you live in Catanduanes, Philippines, and want to work in another country, you’ll need to get some paperwork to prove your eligibility. Being a member of the OWWA comes in helpful in this situation. The OWWA is a dedicated agency that protects and upholds the rights of OFWs wherever they are in the world, as well as monitoring kababayan working in different parts of the world.

OWWA payments, which include emergency welfare benefits, are available to OFWs. The membership fee for the OWWA will be equivalent to $25.00 USD, and it must be renewed every two years.

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Amount of Contribution

The OWWA membership contribution shall be equivalent to Twenty-Five US Dollars (US$25.00).

Membership Validity

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.

Requirements 

  • 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 employment contract, or certificate of employment or payslip
  • Completed OWWA OFW Information Sheet
  • OWWA membership fee

Note: OWWA-Catanduanes is Region 5 field office. OWWA-Catanduanes can be reached via e-mail or phone.

How to Schedule an Appointment in OWWA-Catanduanes (Region 5-Field Office) via Email

Step 1: Email them your full name, address, phone number, and the service you’re considering in.

Step 2: Before visiting the OWWA-Catanduanes, Philippines (Region 5-Field Office) wait for their confirmation of your appointment.

Step 3: Ask the guard where the OWWA office is located, then wait in line or get a number as you enter.

Step 4: Take your completed documents to the OWWA counter. Step 5: Pay the OWWA membership fee.

How to Schedule an Appointment in OWWA-Catanduanes (Region 5-Field Office) via Phone

Step 1: Contact the OWWA-Catanduanes, Philippines (Region 5-Field Office) at 0912- 724-2018 to confirm your OWWA membership status.

Step 2: After verifying your OWWA membership status, ask them whether there is an open slot for renewing your OWWA membership.

Step 3: Before visiting the OWWA-Catanduanes, Philippines (Region 5-Field Office), wait for their confirmation of your appointment.

How to Renew OWWA Membership in Catanduanes Office

Step 1: Ask the guard where the OWWA counter is located, then wait in line or get a number as you enter.

Step 2: Take your completed documents to the OWWA counter.

Step 3: Pay the OWWA membership fee and get your official receipt.

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Catanduanes Provincial Capitol office

Important Reminders 

  • Verify first on what time and day they process OWWA membership
  • Please double-check that your requirements are accurate and
  • Requirements that are not full will not be
  • Bring your own
  • Always wear your facemask and practice social
  • For more information, see their Facebook page and Website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions and answers people ask about OWWA Catanduanes: 

1. What is the OWWA-Catanduanes, Philippines (Region 5-Field Office) e-mail address?

OWWA-Catanduanes, Philippines (Region 5-Field Office) e-mail address is region5@owwa.gov.ph.

2. What is the OWWA-Catanduanes, Philippines (Region 5-Field Office) hotline?

You can call OWWA-Catanduanes, Philippines (Region 5-Field Office) hotline at 0912-724-2018.

3. 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

4. Who should I contact if I have any additional questions?

You can reach the OWWA-Catanduanes, Philippines (Region 5-Field Office), by sending a message through their Facebook page.

5. How much does the OWWA membership fee cost?

The OWWA membership contribution shall be equivalent to Twenty-Five US Dollars (US$25).

6. Can I directly go to the OWWA-Catanduanes, Philippines (Region 5-Field Office)?

Yes, you can directly go to OWWA-Catanduanes, Philippines (Region 5- Field Office) but make sure to wear your face mask and practice social distancing. Verify first on what time and day they process OWWA membership

7. What is the location of OWWA-Catanduanes, Philippines (Region 5-Field Office)?

2nd Floor Provincial, Capitol Building Virac, Catanduanes

8. What are the benefits of becoming an OWWA member?

Members of the OWWA are eligible for a variety of social benefits, as well as education and training, repatriation, and reintegration services. They also get access to special

9. When should I renew my membership with the OWWA?

Each contribution has a two-year validity period, regardless of contract length, change of employer, jobsite, or recruitment agency. Following that, OWWA membership must be renewed if proof of active employment is presented.

Contact Information

OWWA Catanduanes
Main Address: 2nd Floor Provincial, Capitol Building Virac, Catanduanes
Telephone Number/s: 0912-724-2018
Email: region5@owwa.gov.ph
Website: https://owwa.gov.ph/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/owwabicol, facebook.com/owwa.catanduanes

Google Map Location

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