How to Book OWWA Cebu Appointment (OWWA Region 7)

To all Overseas Filipino workers who are based in Cebu and want to inquire about OWWA services and programs can go to the OWWA Region 7 Cebu city office. Please make sure that you set up an appointment in the event that walk-ins are not allowed. This article will guide you in the process of inquiring about benefits as well as the contact location of the OWWA Cebu office, contact hotline numbers, the process of booking an appointment, and the process of renewing your OWWA membership.

Note: OWWA Region 7 covers the following provinces in this region – Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor.

For the rest of the Filipinos based in other regions, please check out this OWWA Regional Welfare Office directory – List of OWWA Regional Welfare Offices in the Philippines

The Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA) is a membership organization and a Department of Labor and Employment affiliated agency (DOLE). It protects and promotes the welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families both domestically and overseas. This is when being a member of the OWWA helps a lot.

If you are an OFW and a resident in Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor, or Negros Oriental, the nearest OWWA office is in OWWA Region 7. The OWWA is a specialized agency that protects and upholds the rights of OFWs wherever they are in the world, as well as monitoring the Pinoys 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 (USD $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

  • Completed OWWA OFW Information Sheet
  • OWWA membership fee
  • 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

Note: There are two ways to schedule an appointment for OWWA membership renewal in Cebu, Philippines. You can make an appointment by sending them an email or calling and texting their phone number.

How to Schedule an Appointment in Cebu via E-mail

Step 1: Send an email to region7@owwa.gov.ph with them your full name, address, phone number, and the service you’re considering in.

Step 2: Before visiting the OWWA-Region 7, Philippines 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 OWWA Appointment in Cebu, Philippines via Call / Text

Step 1: Make an appointment by calling or texting them at (032) 254 3199 / 0917-809-4754 / 0918-921-4932.

Step 2: Confirm your appointment with the OWWA office in Cebu, Philippines before going.

Step 3: Ask the guard where the OWWA office is located, and 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.

Step 7: Get your OWWA renewal receipt.

How to Renew OWWA Membership in Cebu Main Office

In the event that you are allowed entry to the OWWA counter office, you may pay your OWWA membership there. Please follow the steps to renew it in Cebu OWWA 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.

Step 4: Get your OWWA renewal receipt.

How to Renew OWWA Membership in SM City Cebu

On another note, you can easily renew your OWWA membership by going to a One-Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO). Located at the 2nd floor Government Express Center, inside SM City Cebu, North Reclamation Area, Mabolo, Cebu City, you can visit the OWWA counter and pay your OWWA right away. You just have to wait in your queue when you visit the site.

This One-Stop Service center for OFWs is open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm. Contact them at: +632 255-7868.

new owwa SM City Cebu OWWA counter

Important Reminders

Here are some important guidelines and reminders about the OWWA renewal process.

  • Please double-check that your requirements are accurate and complete.
  • Requirements that are not full will not be handled.
  • Bring your own ballpen.
  • Always wear your face mask.
  • For more information, see their Facebook page and Website.

Also Read: OWWA at Your Service: SPIMS Beneficiaries at Cebu Provincial Capitol

Video: OWWA Official Goes to Cebu

Check out this video clip below which showcases the OWWA agency visiting Regional Welfare Office 7 to check on the latest happenings of this agency in Cebu. This video was part of the OWWA at Your Service episodes.

Video: Filipino Shares Location of OWWA, POEA, and DOLE Region 7 Cebu Office Building

Check out this video uploaded by a Filipino where he shares the location of POEA and OWWA Cebu building in Gorordo Avenue. Please be guided so you can have an idea how the office looks like.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

1. How much does the OWWA membership fee cost?

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

2. What is the OWWA-Cebu, Philipines Hotline?

You can reach OWWA-NCR, Philippines’ hotline at 0917-809-4754 / 0918-921-4932

3. Who should I contact in Cebu if I have any additional questions?

You can reach the OWWA-NCR, Philippines office, by sending a message, dialing (032) 231-5291 / 254-3199, or sending a message through their Facebook page.

4. Are there any job hirings in OWWA Cebu?

The official website of OWWA has a Careers page where you can check from time to time if they open job opportunities in Cebu region. So make sure to follow their official website for this.

5. Can I directly go to the OWWA-Cebu, Philippines Office?

No, you won’t be allowed to go straight to the OWWA-Cebu, Philippines because the OWWA office is restricting the number of members who can transact due to the pandemic.

6. What is the location of OWWA NCR?

2nd Floor, DOLE-RO7 Building, General Maxilom Avenue, cor Gorordo Ave, Cebu City, 6000

7. 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 programs.

8. 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.

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, job site, or recruitment agency. Following that, OWWA membership must be renewed if proof of active employment is presented.

Summary

While this is the process of going to the OWWA Cebu office to renew your OWWA account, you do not need to go there if not necessary. You can simply renew your OWWA membership account online or go through the OWWA Mobile app to activate your membership.

If you need to contact a specific OWWA office in your province, there are other welfare offices available in every region. Please check out this directory post – List of OWWA Regional Welfare Offices in the Philippines

Contact Information

OWWA Region 7 – Cebu Office
Address: 2nd Floor, DOLE-RO7 Building, General Maxilom Avenue, cor Gorordo Ave, Cebu City, 6000
Telephone Number/s: +63 32 231-5291 / +63 32 254-3199 / 0917-809-4754 / 0918-921-4932
Email: region7@owwa.gov.ph
Website: https://owwa.gov.ph/
Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/OWWA7

Google Map Location

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