The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has created e-Services (online services) that allow OFWs to have easy and quick access to services while they are overseas. Some of these OWWA e-Services include the OWWA Uwian Na, OASIS Application Tracker, OWWA eCard, OWWA Mobile App, etc.
The (OWWA) is a branch of the Philippine Department of Migrant Workers. It safeguards the interests of OFWs and their families by providing social security, cultural services, and assistance with employment, remittances, and legal issues. Please follow the guidelines below on what services you can avail by going online:
- 1. OFW Assistance Information System (OASIS)
- 2. OWWA OFW e-CARD
- 3. OWWA OFW e-CARD Tracker
- 4. OWWA Mobile Application
- 5. OWWA Rebate Portal
- 6. OWWA ‘Uwian Na’ Mobile Application
- OWWA Login
- Frequently Asked Questions
- 1. Who can apply in OWWA e-Services?
- 2. Is OFW e-Card free?
- 3. Is it possible to use an OFW e-Card as a government-issued ID?
- 4. How will I be able to keep track of my OWWA membership status?
- 5. Who is eligible for the OWWA rebate?
- 6. How much can you get from the OWWA rebate program?
- 7. Who is eligible for the OWWA “Uwian Na” Program?
Now that everybody is going digital, it is good that even the official website of OWWA is getting updated. We noticed that they have a new design and they have made the interface much more efficient so that OWWA members can access the online services available to them.
The OWWA eService platform is accessible to all OWWA members (a member is either an OFW or their dependents). Members can access e-Services through the following:
- Personal Computer
- Smartphone – Android and iOS
- Globe Telecom’s G-Connect service
1. OFW Assistance Information System (OASIS)
The OASIS is a web-based platform that aims to make the repatriation process easier and more efficient, as well as provide assistance to the large number of returning OFWs.
At least five (5) days before the scheduled repatriation, all OFWs planning to return to the Philippines during the COVID-19 pandemic are required to register in the OASIS, which may be accessed via oasis.owwa.gov.ph.
By registering with OASIS, OFWs are giving DOLE, POLO, OWWA, and POEA the information they need to respond to OFW concerns and provide appropriate services, such as repatriation, testing, quarantine, transportation, and reintegration and/or reemployment programs, in the event of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Check out Florantz TV’s YouTube video ‘2021 OASIS-OWWA HOW TO REGISTER OASIS/ OASIS-OWWA FOR RETURNING OFW’ if you want to learn more about how to register on OASIS.
2. OWWA OFW e-CARD
The OFW eCard is the official ID card for active, authorized, and documented OFWs. Its goal is to improve and enhance service delivery to member-OFWs by making access to OWWA programs and services, as well as other social benefits, easier and faster.
Because it also acts as a legal ID, it will minimize the documentation requirements for OFW transactions with POEA and the Bureau of Immigration. In addition, the OFW eCard can be presented to any Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) as well as any embassy or consulate office in another country as a government-issued identification card.
3. OWWA OFW e-CARD Tracker
It’s now simple to keep track of your OWWA membership status. Using your phone, simply download the OWWA Mobile App. In a matter of seconds, it’s easy and quick. You can also go to OWWA’s website, which has a link.
If you are currently working abroad or in the Philippines, you can also check your membership status by visiting any POLO-OWWA office or any OWWA Regional Welfare Office in your area.
Check out Ktine Enaje’s YouTube video ‘HOW TO GET OWWA E-CARD IN 2021? GUIDE FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS’ to discover more about how to apply for an OWWA e-card online.
4. OWWA Mobile Application
The OWWA Mobile Application is an OWWA e-service that allows members to view their OWWA profile and renew their membership. The software is available for download on Google Play and Apple Store for OWWA members. The goal of this mobile app is to make it simple to find out about OWWA’s programs and services. You can also use the OWWA mobile app to renew your membership, making it easier for you to stay active.
5. OWWA Rebate Portal
It is in compliance with the OWWA Act or Republic Act 10801 which specifies the payment of an equivalent amount to members of the OWWA who have not received any benefit, service, or program from the agency for the past ten years.
The OWWA rebate is only a small portion of the overall OWWA commitment. It isn’t a cash-back or reimbursement of the entire OWWA contribution. Depending on how much they have contributed, seaman, OFWs, and their qualified beneficiaries will now be eligible for rebates ranging from PHP 941 to PHP 13,000.
The OWWA Rebate Portal allows the OFW member to sign up and register their information so they can verify their OWWA status and also add their details to inquire if they can apply for a rebate request.
6. OWWA ‘Uwian Na’ Mobile Application
“Uwian Na” is a mobile application that allows OFWs to register and be transported to OWWA Hotel Quarantine Facilities. When the pandemic begins in 2020, this is one of the OWWA’s initiatives.
You may also watch the VFam Tv YouTube video ‘OFW HATID PROBINSYA | OFW ARRIVAL PROCEDURE STEP-BY-STEP | OWWA UWIAN NA PROGRAM | BALIK PINAS’ if you want to learn more about the OWWA ‘Uwian Na’ Program.
Members should acquire their OWWA Login ID before they start using certain services such as the OWWA Mobile App and OWWA Uwian Na Portal.
Please make sure to keep your login details secure to avoid identity thefts or other forms of cybercrimes. After all, it is only you who should have access to your OWWA ID and Password.
For all other services, you may be able to track your application or submit your information right away.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have some questions about OWWA eServices, please check out the following bullets below:
1. Who can apply in OWWA e-Services?
OFWs who have been a member of the OWWA for more than 90 days.
2. Is OFW e-Card free?
Yes, the OWWA OFW e-Card is a free service provided by OWWA. If you lose your card, though, you will have to pay for a new one to replace it.
3. Is it possible to use an OFW e-Card as a government-issued ID?
Yes. If you need to use a specific service, you can show the ID at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate, or the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO).
When applying for a loan, you can also include your e-Card as one of the prerequisites.
4. How will I be able to keep track of my OWWA membership status?
To verify the status of your membership, simply download the OWWA Mobile App. For iPhone users, the app is free to download from the App Store, and for Android users, it is free to download from the Google Play Store.
If you’re still in the Philippines, you can contact the local OWWA Regional Welfare Office, or POLO-OWWA if you’re still in another country.
5. Who is eligible for the OWWA rebate?
OFWs who have been members of OWWA for at least ten years with at least five or more contributions and have not used any of OWWA’s programs or benefits are eligible for the rebate program.
6. How much can you get from the OWWA rebate program?
Depending on how much they have contributed, seaman, OFWs, and their qualified beneficiaries will now be eligible for rebates ranging from PHP 941 to PHP 13,000.
7. Who is eligible for the OWWA “Uwian Na” Program?
The OWWA ‘Uwian Na’ Program is open to OFWs who have arrived in the Philippines from other countries.
When it comes to designing and implementing welfare programs and services that meet the requirements of its members-OFWs and their families, OWWA is a national government organization with a specific responsibility.
OWWA e-Service is one of their current programs. The OWWA e-Service strives to improve and enhance member-OFW service delivery by making access to OWWA programs and services, as well as other social benefits, easier and faster for members-OFWs.