How to Book OWWA Region 1 La Union Appointment

Overseas Filipino workers who are based in Region 1 – La Union can visit the OWWA Regional Welfare office located in San Fernando City. This office is a regional welfare office and it allows Filipinos in the city to inquire about OWWA services and programs. Please follow the guide below in the event you need to renew your OWWA membership.

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The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is a membership organization and an affiliated agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).  It protects and promotes the welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their dependents.  It was founded in 1977 under the name Welfare and Training Fund for Overseas Workers.

If you are a resident of La Union, Philippines (Region 1) and want to work in another nation, you will need to obtain certain documentation to prove your right to do so. This is where belonging to the OWWA comes in useful. The OWWA is a dedicated agency that protects and upholds the rights of OFWs wherever they are in the world, as well as monitoring the 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.

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

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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.

OWWA Renewal 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 La Union (Region 1). You can make an appointment by sending them an email or calling and texting their phone number.

How to Schedule an Appointment in La Union, Philippines (OWWA Region 1) via e-mail

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

Step 2: Before visiting the OWWA-La Union, Philippines (Region 1) 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 Appointment in La Union, Philippines (OWWA Region 1) via Phone / Text

Step 1: Make an appointment by calling or texting them at 0908-863-4250 / 09998395646.

Step 2: Confirm your appointment with the OWWA office in La Union, Philippines (Region 1) before going.

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.

Step 7: Get your OWWA renewal receipt.

How to Renew OWWA Membership at La Union Office

In the event that you are allowed entry to the OWWA La Union office, you may pay your OWWA membership there. Please follow the steps to renew it in the 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 and get your receipt.

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OWWA Region 1 office
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Important Reminders

  • 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.

Video: OWWA Agency visits Region 1

Check out this video clip below which is part of the OWWA at Your Service program. They visited the Regional welfare office 1 and checked out the projects being implemented to OFWs in this area:

Frequently Asked Questions

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

1. 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.

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

You can reach the OWWA-La Union, Philippines (Region 1) office, by sending a message, dialing 888-4584, or sending a message through their Facebook page.

3. How much does the OWWA membership fee cost?

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

4. Can I directly go to the OWWA-La Union, Philippines (Region 1) Office?

Yes, you can directly go to OWWA- La Union, Philippines (Region 1) but make sure to wear your face mask and practice social distancing.

5. What is the location of OWW-La Union, Philippines (Region 1)?

2nd Floor Kenny Plaza San Fernando City, La Union

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. What is the OWWA-La Union, Philippines (Region 1) Hotline?

You can OWWA-La Union, Philippines’s (Region 1) hotline at (0908-863-4250 / 09998395646.

Summary

While this is the process of going to the OWWA La Union 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.

Contact Information

OWWA La Union, Philippines (OWWA Region 1)
Address: 2nd Floor Kenny Plaza San Fernando City, La Union
Telephone Number/s: (072) 700-0330 / (072) 700-2792 / 0908-863-4250 / 0999-839-5646
Email: region1@owwa.gov.ph
Website: http://owwalaunion.com/, https://owwa.gov.ph/

Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/owwarwo1https://www.facebook.com/owwa.launion

Google Map Location

Please see a map guide of the OWWA La Union region 1 office location for your reference below. The office is located in San Fernando City:

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