For OFWs in Kazakhstan with expired OWWA membership, prioritize renewing your membership to access long-term benefits. If you obtained employment through a visit visa, consider applying voluntarily for OWWA membership. We have created a comprehensive guide for OWWA membership in Kazakhstan, including contact details of relevant offices that can assist you. Read on! Schedule OWWA Appointment: Membership in Kazakhstan”
OWWA is a government agency that promotes and protects the welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their dependents. They work with DOLE, POLO, and DMW/POEA to ensure legal employment and access to OWWA benefits.
OWWA membership is highly beneficial for OFWs and their dependents. It provides support and services for education, livelihood, and well-being. OFWs can also seek legal assistance and financial aid during conflicts with employers. OWWA serves as insurance, offering medical, disability, calamity, death, and burial assistance. Renew or apply for OWWA membership in Kazakhstan to enjoy these benefits.
To apply for or renew your OWWA membership in Kazakhstan, you need to fulfill the following documentary requirements according to the Facebook post of the Philippine Embassy in Russia:
- Duly-accomplished OWWA Information Sheet.
- Copy of valid Philippine passport (showing data page)
- Copy of Employment Contract or any of the following proof of employment:
- Company ID
- Copy of payslip
- Copy of bank account salary entries
- Work or residence permit
- Application for Philippine insurance with employer’s signature
- Other relevant documents proving employment
- OWWA Membership fee of US$25.00 converted to KZT based on the foreign exchange rate.
OWWA provides services, programs, and assistance to benefit many OFWs and their dependents. However, not all OFWs can become members. To qualify for OWWA membership, OFWs should have active and continuous work, be legal or documented workers with valid permits and visas. Permanent residents in foreign countries who remain Filipino citizens with full-time or permanent employment can also be OWWA members. Those who do not meet these criteria, including employees, cannot be OWWA members.
- Due for termination
- Due for cancellation
- Under the “No work, No pay” scheme
Booking an OWWA Appointment in Kazakhstan
As of now, an online appointment system for OWWA membership in Kazakhstan is not available due to the absence of a designated POLO office. However, the Philippine Embassy in Russia conducts Consular Outreach Missions in Kazakhstan. OFWs in Kazakhstan can contact the embassy to confirm if they process OWWA membership registration and renewal.
Additionally, OFWs in Kazakhstan can inquire about OWWA membership with the nearest POLO offices in Berlin, Beirut, and Riyadh. If they are on vacation in the Philippines, they should contact the DMW or OWWA Regional office to book an appointment.
Applying for OWWA membership in Kazakhstan
The Philippine Embassy in Russia is conducting a Consular Outreach Mission in Kazakhstan. However, it is unclear whether they process OWWA membership. We advise OFWs in Kazakhstan to contact the embassy or their agency for assistance.
OFWs can also conveniently renew their OWWA membership using the mobile app. This process is highly recommended as it eliminates the need for an appointment and allows for easy submission of requirements. Renewing your OWWA membership can be done at your convenience.
Paying OWWA Membership in Kazakhstan
peraphase it”As stated, the Philippine Embassy in Russia conducts a Consular Outreach Mission in Kazakhstan. So OFWs can pay the contribution fee on-site if the OWWA membership process is available. You can also pay the OWWA membership fee on-site if processing your membership at DMW or OWWA Regional office. On the contrary, paying the OWWA membership fee is easier using the OWWA mobile app. Under this process, you can pay the contribution fee through an online bank, e-wallet, or payment center in the Philippines. You can also ask your relatives to pay the contribution fee if you’re not in the Philippines. Step-by-step process of Paying the OWWA membership Via Consular Outreach Mission (Philippine Embassy in Russia)
To obtain OWWA membership, follow these steps:
- Contact the Philippine Embassy in Russia.
- Book an appointment for OWWA membership.
- Visit the designated application site on the appointment day.
- Submit your requirements for evaluation at the OWWA counter.
- Pay the OWWA membership fee.
- Obtain your OWWA membership official receipt.
Alternatively, you can use the OWWA mobile app:
- Download the OWWA mobile app on your device.
- Register an account and provide an active email address.
- Check your email for temporary login details.
- Enter the login details in the OWWA mobile app.
- Click the Information button to view your membership status.
- If inactive, click “Renew Membership Here” and accept the Terms of Service.
- Review or update your employment details if needed, then click Submit.
- On the LandBank payment portal, select your preferred payment method.
- Copy the Reference Number and follow the payment instructions.
- Take a screenshot of your transaction or the electronic receipt provided.
Please note that this information is accurate as of my last update in September 2021. It’s always advisable to verify the steps and requirements with the Philippine Embassy or OWWA directly.
Reminders for OWWA Membership in Kazakhstan
Please take note of the following reminders if renewing or applying for OWWA membership in Kazakhstan:
As of now, there is no designated POLO or online appointment system for OWWA membership in Kazakhstan. The nearest POLO offices can be found in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Germany. OFWs in Kazakhstan have several options to process their OWWA membership, including the Consular Outreach Mission conducted by the Philippine Embassy in Russia, the OWWA mobile app, DMW, or the OWWA Regional office.
When visiting the Embassy or any government office, OFWs should adhere to the dress code and avoid wearing sleeveless or tank tops, sando, shorts, miniskirts, ripped jeans, and slippers.
If processing OWWA membership on-site, OFWs in Kazakhstan should bring proof of a confirmed appointment schedule, a Covid-19 vaccination card, or a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to the visit.
To obtain more details on OWWA membership, OFWs in Kazakhstan are advised to contact the Philippine Embassy in Russia, the nearby POLO offices, and their agency. They can also visit the official websites and Facebook pages of these entities for the latest announcements.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How to book an appointment with OWWA in Kazakhstan?
As of writing, an online OWWA appointment isn’t available in Kazakhstan.
2. How do I renew my OWWA membership in Kazakhstan?
You can renew your OWWA membership in Kazakhstan through Consular Outreach Mission, OWWA mobile app, DMW, or OWWA Regional office.
3. How to renew OWWA membership online?
Download and register an account on OWWA mobile app to renew your OWWA membership online.
4. How much is OWWA membership in Kazakhstan?
The OWWA membership fee in Kazakhstan is US$25.00 converted to KZT based on the foreign exchange rate.
5. Can I pay for the OWWA membership online?
You can pay for the OWWA membership online via OWWA mobile app.
6. How long is OWWA membership valid?
OWWA membership is valid for two years.
7. Why my OWWA membership is inactive?
The OWWA membership becomes inactive if the two-year validity has passed or you’ve changed employers.
8. Is OWWA membership mandatory?
OWWA membership is mandatory if processing employment at DMW.
9. Are all OFW member of OWWA?
Not all OFW since OWWA has since OWWA has qualification criteria applicants should meet.
10. Who can avail of OWWA benefits?
OWWA benefits are available to active members, while inactive members can only access limited benefits.
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