Filipinos who are based in the country of Jordan and want to renew their OWWA account can visit the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Amman. Aside from this, the Philippine Embassy also conducts Outreach missions wherein they visit other areas in Jordan in order to reach out to Filipinos and provide OWWA renewal services as well as other government transactions. Please be guided on the process for OWWA membership renewal in Jordan below.
Also Read: List of POLO-OWWA Offices Abroad
Jordan and the Philippines established diplomatic relations on March 1, 1976. Carlos P. Romulo, then-Foreign Affairs Secretary, and Zaid Al-Rifai, then-Prime Minister of Jordan, signed an agreement that marked the beginning of the two countries’ friendly relationship.
The main objective of OWWA-Amman, Jordan is to ensure that overseas Filipino workers in Jordan have their rights protected under Philippine and Jordanian labor laws, rules, and standards, as well as their employment contracts.
OWWA benefits, which include welfare benefits in times of need, are available to OFWs. The OWWA membership contribution fee will be $25.00 USD, and it will need to be renewed every two years.
- Amount of Contribution
- Membership Validity
- How to Pay OWWA Membership in POLO-OWWA Amman, Jordan
- Consular Outreach Services
- Important Reminders
- Video: OFW Shares How to Get to POLO-OWWA Jordan Office
- Video: Filipina Receives DOLE-AKAP Assistance in Jordan
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Contact Information
- Google Map Location
Amount of Contribution
The OWWA membership contribution fee will be the equivalent of $25.00 US Dollars or JOD 18.
Each contribution is valid for two (2) years, regardless of the length of the contract, the change in employer, location of employment, or recruitment agency. If proof of employment is provided, OWWA membership must be renewed after that.
Please see the following requirements in order to renew you OWWA in Jordan:
- Completed OWWA OFW Information Sheet.
- A photocopy of the Philippine passport with a photo, name, and signature.
- Copy of current employment contract or Certificate of Employment.
- Membership contribution will be the equivalent rate of 25 US Dollars.
How to Pay OWWA Membership in POLO-OWWA Amman, Jordan
Please check out the following procedure when you walk-in at the POLO office in Amman on how you can renew your OWWA membership.
Step 1: Visit the OWWA office in Amman, Jordan, at No. 113 Al Manar Bldg, Khalil Yassin al Talhoni St., Hay-diyar Dier Ghabar, Amman, Jordan.
Step 2: Fill out the form with your complete name and temperature.
Step 3: Inform the security guard that you are renewing your OWWA membership.
Step 4: Before entering, wait for your number to be called.
Step 5: Present your completed documentation at the OWWA counter.
Step 6: Pay the membership fee to the OWWA.
Step 7: Receive your OWWA renewal receipt.
Consular Outreach Services
In other instances, POLO-OWWA, together with the PH Embassy, also conducts Consular Outreach activities in other places in the country. These are events where the PH government reaches out to Filipinos in other areas in order to make it more accessible to process Philippine documents especially when they are far from the office.
Here is an example Consular Outreach event that was posted on the Official FB Page of PHL in Jordan. Please stay tuned to the FB page in order to know when these events take place:
Please do follow these important guidelines and reminders when you visit the POLO-Jordan office when you renew your membership:
- Requirements that are not full will not be handled.
- If you’re heading to the OWWA-Amman, Jordan office, make sure that you are dressed appropriately so you can get in.
- New OWWA members are eligible to engage in OWWA’s regular activities and services, as well as special programs, after three (3) months of membership.
- Stay updated on the Jordan – POLO OWWA and Philippine Embassy in Jordan’s Facebook page to see if OWWA renewals are available in your area.
You can watch SPFatton’s channel on YouTube to know more about how to get to the OWWA-Amman, Jordan office and when is the best time to go.
Video: Filipina Receives DOLE-AKAP Assistance in Jordan
Check out this other video below which showcases a Pinay sharing her experience claiming her DOLE-AKAP assistance, a PHP 10,000 cash aid, for being affected by the health crisis. Here’s the clip below:
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some common questions and answers about renewing OWWA in Jordan. Please be guided accordingly:
1. Can I directly go to the OWWA- Amman, Jordan Office?
Yes, you can go straight to the OWWA office in Amman, Jordan; just make sure to bring your completed documents, wear a facemask, and maintain social distancing. Aside from this, there are Outreach missions being held in different areas in Jordan by the Philippine Embassy. So please check out the official FB page for updates for when these events take place so you can renew your OWWA during these dates.
2. How much does it cost to join OWWA in Jordan?
The OWWA membership fee will be the equivalent of $25.00 US Dollars or 18 Jordanian Dinar.
3. When is the office going to be open?
The OWWA-Amman, Jordan office is open Sunday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The office is closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Philippine and Jordanian national holidays.
4. Who should I contact if I have any additional questions?
You can contact the OWWA-Amman, Jordan office by sending an e-mail to email@example.com, sending a message, or calling +962 6 593 0385.
So this is the process of renewing OWWA at the POLO office in Amman. May we remind everyone that it is very good to keep your OWWA account active to maintain the maximum benefits you can get as a member.
As an OFW based in Jordan, please follow the rules and policies currently put in place about visiting the office before visiting them. On another note, you may also renew your OWWA by registering in the OWWA Mobile App.
Workers in Jordan may also renew their OWWA membership by having their family members in the Philippines submit the document requirements to the nearest OWWA Regional Welfare office.
OWWA Amman, Jordan
Address: No. 113 Al Manar Bldg, Khalil Yassin al Talhoni St., Hay-diyar Dier Ghabar, Amman, Jordan
Contact Number: OWWA: +962 6 593 0385, Office of the Labor Attaché: +962 6 593 038564,
Email: OWWA: firstname.lastname@example.org, Office of the Labor Attaché: email@example.com
Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/Jordan-POLO-OWWA-108092100755636/, https://www.facebook.com/PHLinJordan/
Google Map Location
Below is a map of the location of the POLO-OWWA office in Amman, Jordan. Please be guided accordingly.