To all Overseas Filipino Workers in Los Angeles, California area, and want to renew their OWWA membership can contact the Philippine Consulate General office in LA. This post will guide you on how you can apply for OWWA membership and what is the procedure.
The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) help Filipino workers in California find work and improve their lives. OWWA-Los Angeles, California’s major goal is to protect overseas Filipino workers’ rights and employment contracts in California under Philippine and California labor laws, norms, and standards.
OFWs are entitled to OWWA benefits, which include emergency welfare benefits. OWWA membership fee will cost $25.00 USD and must be renewed every two years.
- Amount of Contribution
- Membership Validity
- Membership/Renewal Requirements
- How to Schedule an Appointment in POLO Los Angeles, California
- How to Renew OWWA Membership in PCG Los Angeles, CA
- Philippine Consular Missions
- Important Reminders
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Video: Dialogue with Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles
- Contact Information
- Google Map Location
Amount of Contribution
The OWWA membership contribution shall be equivalent to Twenty-Five US Dollars (USD $25.00).
For each contribution, membership is valid for two (2) years, regardless of contract term, change of employer, job site, or recruitment agency. Then, if proof of active labor is provided, OWWA membership must be renewed.
Please be guided on the document requirements listed below on how you can renew and register in OWWA
- OWWA membership fee
- Completed OWWA Information Sheet
- Copy of a VALID employment contract
- A copy of the passport page with the photo and personal data
- A copy of your current work permit and visa
- Copy of employment contract, or certificate of employment or payslip
How to Schedule an Appointment in POLO Los Angeles, California
You can contact the PCG LA office in order to inquire about the status of your OWWA membership. Here’s how you can confirm if you can get an appointment scheduled to visit them if a walk-in is not possible.
Step 1: Verify the status of your OWWA membership by calling the POLO-Los Angeles, California office at (213) 944-2599 / +1 213-944-2519 / (213) 223-1120.
Step 2: Schedule an appointment to pay the OWWA renewal fee.
Step 3: Before visiting the OWWA-Los Angeles, California office, double-check your appointment time.
How to Renew OWWA Membership in PCG Los Angeles, CA
In case you already have an appointment and you are at the PCG Los Angeles office. You may inquire from the OWWA officers about the renewal process. Please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Present your completed documentation at the OWWA counter.
Step 2: Pay the membership fee to the OWWA.
Step 3: Take your OWWA renewal receipt.
NOTE: After acquiring your Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC), you can also renew your OWWA membership.
Philippine Consular Missions
Please take note that there are Philippine consular missions being held every now and then which enables the PH government to reach out to Filipinos in farther areas and provide assistance and follow up on various PH government services. So you can take time to get updated on the latest FB posts of the PCG Consulate in Los Angeles when they will visit other locations such as Las Vegas, San Diego, Arizona, Bakersfield, etc.
Here are some guidelines and tips about the process of OWWA renewal in the USA.
- Please double-check that your requirements are accurate and complete. Requirements that are not full will not be handled.
- For more information, see the Philippine Consulate General (Los Angeles, California), Philippine Overseas Labor Office – Los Angeles and Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some common questions and answers when you process your OWWA account membership at POLO-Los Angeles.
1. Who should I contact if I have any additional questions?
You can contact the OWWA/POLO Los Angeles, California office by sending a message, or calling (213) 944-2599 / +1 213-944-2519 / (213) 223-1120.
2. How much does the OWWA membership fee cost?
The OWWA membership contribution shall be equivalent to Twenty-Five US Dollars (US$00).
3. Can I directly go to the OWWA/POLO Los Angeles, California Office?
You may go to the OWWA/POLO Los Angeles, California office; however it is much easier if you contact the office ahead of time with your questions.
4. Which other places can I renew OWWA in the USA?
You may also check out this post about POLO-Washington DC office – How to Renew OWWA Membership in Washington DC, United States
5. I am far from these states, where else can I renew OWWA in America?
It’s much better to process the OWWA renewal online. There is the OWWA mobile app, or you can have a relative pay the membership fee in the Philippines.
Video: Dialogue with Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles
Check out the video below for more details about the current situation and health crisis. This is a discussion with Consul Badajos about matters concerning the relationship of the Philippine Consulate in LA to the Fil-Am Community.
May we remind all overseas Filipino workers that it is crucial to keep your OWWA membership active in order for you to get the maximum benefits. We hope this post has helped you understand the process of how you can register in OWWA in Los Angeles. Don’t take this for granted as this is already a form of insurance where you can avail of many projects for yourself as well as your dependents.
As an OFW based in the United States of America, please follow the guidelines currently put in place on how you can keep your OWWA membership active. You may also renew your OWWA by registering in the OWWA Mobile App.
Workers in the USA 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.
POLO-OWWA Los Angeles, California
Address: Philippine Consulate General Los Angeles, 3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 3040, Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA, 90010Telephone Number/s: +1 (213) 944-2599, +1 213-944-2519, +1 (213) 223-1120
Google Map Location
Here is a map guide to the location of the Philippine Consulate General Office in Los Angeles, California: