Here’s the step by step guide to get your OWWA OFW e-Card Online.

The purpose of OWWA OFW e-card is to provide OFWs easy access to the Philippine agency’s programs and serves as proof of OWWA membership.

The e-card can be used for OWWA services such as welfare programs, scholarship applications, training programs, and other social benefits.

All you have to do is to follow these instructions:


Fill out the application form and select OWWA regional office on where you want to claim your OWWA OFW e-card


Click the submit button after completing the form


Add your e-mail address or your Facebook profile name to monitor your card status and by visiting this link to check for the delivery status (card status tracker)


Get the OWWA e-card on your chosen OWWA regional welfare office.


What is the OWWA OFW eCARD?

OWWA OFW e-Card is a proof that you are an active member of OWWA. This can also be used as a valid government ID and can be presented to POLO or the Philippine embassy if you seek any of their help or service.
Who can apply for OWWA OFW ecard?

All “Balik-manggagawa” with active OWWA membership, valid OEC / Exemption number and valid passport could apply for OFW e-card.

Can newly deployed OFW apply?

For the time being, OWWA OFW e-card is only available for Balik-manggagawa.
Who are those balik-manggagawa?

According to POEA Rules and regulations, balik-manggagawa is an OFW that has completed or is currently completing the employment contract those who are working on the same employer.
What are the benefits that we can get from OWWA with this ecard?

  1. as an exit clearance going out of the Philippines
  2. Permanent OWWA / OFW membership
  3. As recognized government issued ID


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