How to Book OWWA BARMM Butuan City Appointment

Overseas Filipino workers who are based in Cotabato City can visit the OWWA Regional Office BARMM region. This is one of the main Regional Welfare Offices where OFWs can visit in order to ask about OWWA services and programs. Please check out the guidelines outlined below on how you can visit this particular OWWA office.

BARMM means Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and it is located in western part of Mindanao. It consists of the followin provinces: Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

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 the BARMM region, 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 USD, and it must be renewed every two years.

how to renew owwa barmm cotabato office

Amount of Contribution

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

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 Information Sheet
  • OWWA membership fee

Note: OWWA-Cotabato City is ARMM main office. OWWA-Cotabato City can be reached via e-mail or phone.

How to Schedule an Appointment in OWWA Cotabato City 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 BARMM 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 Cotabato City via Phone

Step 1: Contact the OWWA-Cotabato City, Philippines (BARMM) at 0917-622-0140 (Globe) / (064) 557-1815 / (064) 421-7237 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-BARMM, wait for their confirmation of your appointment.

Step 4: Ask the guard where the OWWA office is located, then wait in line or get a number as you enter.

Step 5: Take your completed documents to the OWWA counter.

Step 6: Pay the OWWA membership fee.

How to Renew OWWA Membership in Cotabato 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.

Important Reminders

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions and answers people ask about the OWWA Cotabato City office:

1. What is the OWWA-BARMM e-mail address?

The e-mail address is armm@owwa.gov.ph.

2. What is the OWWA-Cotabato City, Philippines (BARMM) hotline?

You can call the hotline at 0917-622-0140 (Globe).

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 day.

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

You can reach them 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-Cotabato City (BARMM)?

Yes, you can directly go to office but make sure to wear your face mask and practice social distancing. Verify first on what time and day they process OWWA membership renewal.

7. What is the location of OWWA BARMM?

2nd flr Mags Audio Accessories Bldg, 039 Quezon Avenue, Cotabato City 9600

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 programs.

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-Cotabato City, Philippines (ARMM)
Address: 2nd flr Mags Audio Accessories Bldg, 039 Quezon Avenue, Cotabato City 9600
Telephone Number/s: 0917-622-0140 (Globe), (064) 557-1815, (064) 421-7237
Email: armm@owwa.gov.ph
Website: https://owwa.gov.ph/
Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/owwabarmm

Google Map Location

Please see a map guide of the OWWA ARMM office:

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