“If you are an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in London, UK, and need to renew your OWWA membership, follow these steps to keep your membership active.
It is important to note that the POLO-OWWA office in London, United Kingdom is responsible for handling OWWA transactions. If you have any questions regarding the available programs and services, please contact them for assistance.”Schedule OWWA Appointment Membership London, UK
Activating your OWWA membership is crucial for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the United Kingdom to ensure access to benefits and services provided by OWWA. To activate your OWWA membership, please follow the guidelines outlined below:
Contact your nearest Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO-OWWA) in the United Kingdom. You can find their contact information on the official website of the Philippine Embassy in the UK.
Schedule a membership appointment with the POLO-OWWA office. You may need to provide your personal details, such as your full name, passport number, contact information, and employment details.
Attend the appointment at the designated POLO-OWWA office on the scheduled date and time. Bring the necessary documents, which may include your passport, employment contract, proof of overseas employment, and any other documents required by the office.
During the appointment, complete the membership application form provided by the POLO-OWWA office. Make sure to provide accurate and up-to-date information.
Pay the required membership fee. The fee may vary, so it’s best to inquire about the current amount during your appointment. OWWA typically accepts cash payments, so ensure you have the necessary funds.
Upon successful completion of the membership application process and payment, you will receive your OWWA membership certificate. This certificate serves as proof of your active membership.
Remember, if you are currently in the Philippines, you can activate your OWWA membership by visiting the OWWA Regional office in your area instead of the POLO-OWWA office.
By keeping your OWWA membership active, you can continue to avail yourself of the various benefits and services provided by OWWA, including welfare assistance, training programs, and other support systems designed to assist OFWs and their families.
If you’re an OFW in London, UK, you can apply or renew your OWWA membership by complying with the following requirements below:
Duly accomplished OFW Information Sheet
Visa validity exceeding 90 days
Original and photocopy of passport (showing the data page)
A photocopy of documents proving employment, such as an employment contract, the latest pay slip, and a certificate of employment.
A photocopy of a valid work or residence permit.
For overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) with dual citizenship, a certificate of oath and identification page.
OFWs must provide a letter of certification from their employer or company stating that they are not listed as terminated, resigned, canceled, or due for termination.
An OWWA membership fee of £23.00 is required.
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Retired OFWs who are no longer actively working and are not engaged in any income-generating activities related to overseas employment.
OFWs who have returned to the Philippines and are not planning to work abroad again.
OFWs who have been repatriated due to various reasons, such as termination of their employment contracts, health issues, or other personal circumstances that prevent them from continuing to work overseas.
Dependents or family members of OFWs who have not worked abroad themselves.
Individuals who have been declared ineligible or banned by POEA or other relevant government agencies from working overseas due to violations of labor laws or regulations.
Undocumented or irregular OFWs who do not possess the necessary work permits or visas required by the host country.
Non-Filipino citizens, even if they have been residing in the Philippines for an extended period of time.
Individuals who have voluntarily given up their Filipino citizenship and are no longer recognized as Filipino citizens.
OFWs who have acquired permanent residency or citizenship in another country and have renounced their Filipino citizenship.
It’s important to note that these qualifications and restrictions may vary over time, so it’s recommended to consult the official guidelines of OWWA or contact their office for the most up-to-date information regarding membership eligibility.
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Booking an OWWA Appointment in London
The official website of the Philippine Embassy in London, UK previously provided an appointment system for Labor and Welfare services, including the application for OWWA membership. However, currently, the appointment section on the website redirects users to the official Facebook page of POLO-OWWA London.
As of now, it is unclear whether an appointment system still exists on the website. To proceed with your OWWA membership application, you can utilize the available options provided by POLO-OWWA London through their Facebook page and email. You can send the required documents to the POLO-OWWA London office email address at firstname.lastname@example.org or send them a message via their Facebook page at https://web.facebook.com/POLOOWWALONDON.
Applying for OWWA membership in the POLO-OWWA office in London
As of the present, due to the ongoing pandemic, the Philippine government offices in London do not have an appointment system for labor and welfare services. However, most transactions can be done online. For OWWA membership application or renewal, you can still apply through the POLO-OWWA London office by following these steps:
Download the OFW Information Sheet from the following link: https://londonpe.dfa.gov.ph/images/PDF/polo/2020ofwinformationsheet.pdf. Print out the form and fill it out completely.
Scan all the required documents, which include the duly accomplished OFW Information Sheet, your Philippine Passport, Proof of Employment, and any other applicable documents. If you have dual citizenship, make sure to include a copy or scan of your Certificate of Oath and Identification Page.
Double-check that the scanned documents are complete, clear, and not blurred.
Send all the scanned documents to the POLO-OWWA London Facebook page or email.
Wait for the verification process to be completed. Once your documents are verified, you will be informed about the next steps.
Proceed with paying the OWWA membership fee as instructed by the POLO-OWWA London office.
Please note that the information provided is based on the current situation at the time of writing, and it is always advisable to double-check with the relevant authorities or official sources for any updates or changes to the application process.
Paying OWWA Membership at OWWA office in London
In light of the ongoing pandemic, the Philippine Government has transitioned all financial transaction services in London to an online platform. To initiate your OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration) membership application, you will need to submit scanned copies of the necessary documents through the designated online portal.
Once you have successfully uploaded all the required documents, your application will undergo a verification process. The OWWA officials will review your application and determine whether it meets the necessary criteria for membership. This verification process is essential to ensure that only eligible individuals are granted OWWA membership.
After the verification process is complete, you will receive an email notification informing you of the successful verification of your membership application. This email will also outline the procedure to proceed with the payment of the OWWA membership fee. It’s important to note that you should not attempt to pay the membership fee unless you have received a notification from OWWA instructing you to do so.
OWWA needs to verify your application before requesting payment to ensure the accuracy and legitimacy of the membership process. Therefore, it is crucial to await their notification before proceeding with the payment of the membership fee.
By adhering to these steps and following the instructions provided by OWWA, you can successfully complete your OWWA membership application and fulfill the necessary requirements.
Step by step process of paying the OWWA membership
Once you get an email notifying approval for your membership application, you can pay the OWWA membership by following the steps below:
To pay the OWWA membership fee in London, follow these steps:
Download the BCRemit app on your mobile phone.
On the app’s screen, locate the icon for paying and click on it to start a transaction.
Look for the option for OWWA UK and select it.
Fill out the required details, including your Full Name, Employer’s Name, and Job Title.
Next, choose the payment option “£23.00 – Collection at the Embassy.”
Double-check your information and click “Confirm Payment.”
Take a screenshot of the transaction confirmation for your records.
Send the transaction screenshot to the POLO-OWWA London Facebook page or email. Include your mailing address in the message.
For OFWs in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, and Sweden, send the screenshot to POLO-OWWA London as well.
Wait for the email containing a copy of your official receipt for the OWWA membership application.
If you need to pick up the original official receipt at the Philippine Embassy in London, schedule an appointment with POLO-OWWA London before your visit.
Remember to ensure that you have completed all the necessary steps and have the required documents before visiting the embassy.
Reminders at the POLO-OWWA office in London
It is important to ensure that your requirements are complete and accurate. Incomplete requirements will not be processed.
When submitting scanned documents to POLO-OWWA London, make sure they are clear and readable.
Due to the pandemic, visiting the POLO-OWWA London office is currently not allowed. Most financial transactions for Philippine Government services are processed online.
If you need to claim your official receipt, you must book an appointment in advance before visiting the POLO-OWWA London office.
While there is no appointment system for OWWA membership applications, appointments are required for all visits to the Philippine Embassy in London. Therefore, it is advisable to contact them to schedule an appointment.
Stay updated with the latest information by checking the official Facebook pages of POLO-OWWA and the Philippine Embassy in London.
As depicted in the video, the process for renewing your membership online through the OWWA mobile app is demonstrated. The app provides various payment methods for your convenience, allowing you to choose the one that suits you best. However, if you don’t have access to an e-wallet or online banking services, an alternative option is available. You can visit any 7-11 store across the country to pay the OWWA membership fee in person.
It is crucial to ensure that you complete the payment within the given time limit to avoid any complications. Failing to do so may result in a failed transaction. Therefore, make sure to initiate and complete the payment process promptly to successfully renew your membership.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please go through the following questions and answers about OWWA membership in London, United Kingdom:
1. What is OWWA membership?
The OWWA membership is a program provided to OFWs across the globe consisting of life insurance and other beneficial services by OWWA.
2. How do I renew my OWWA membership in London?
To renew your OWWA membership in London, please ensure that you have the necessary documents and meet the qualification criteria outlined below. Once you have complied with these requirements, you can proceed with submitting your documents to the POLO-OWWA London Facebook page or email.
OWWA Membership Renewal Form: Obtain the official membership renewal form from the POLO-OWWA London office or download it from their website.
Valid Passport: Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the intended duration of your membership.
Valid Visa: Provide a copy of your valid visa or residence permit.
Proof of Employment: Submit a certification or employment contract from your employer, indicating your current employment status.
Proof of OWWA Membership: Present your previous OWWA membership card or any other proof of your previous membership.
Proof of Address: Submit a copy of a recent utility bill or any official document that displays your current address.
Active Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Status: You should be an active OFW or have a valid overseas employment contract.
Valid Membership: Your OWWA membership should not have expired at the time of renewal.
Compliance with OWWA Membership Fee: Make sure you have paid the necessary membership fee, as required by OWWA.
Gather all the required documents mentioned above.
Complete the OWWA Membership Renewal Form accurately and legibly.
Scan or take clear photos of all the documents.
Send the scanned or photographed documents to the POLO-OWWA London Facebook page via private message or email them to the provided email address.
Wait for confirmation from POLO-OWWA London regarding the receipt and processing of your renewal application.
If necessary, follow any further instructions provided by POLO-OWWA London for the completion of the renewal process.
Note: It is always advisable to double-check with the POLO-OWWA London office or their official website for any updated information or additional requirements before proceeding with your renewal application.
3. Do I need to book an appointment with OWWA in London?
The availability of appointments for the OWWA membership application at POLO-OWWA London is uncertain at this time. However, if you plan to visit the offices in the Philippine Embassy to claim your OWWA official receipt, it is necessary to book an appointment in advance. To obtain more information and clarify any doubts, it is recommended to contact POLO-OWWA London directly. They will be able to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding appointments and inquiries related to OWWA membership applications.
4. How to renew OWWA membership online?
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5. How do I check my OWWA membership online?
You can check your membership status using the OWWA mobile app and log in to your account. Below your profile name, you will see if your membership is “ACTIVE” or “INACTIVE”.
6. How much is OWWA membership?
The OWWA membership is $25 or £23.00 in London, UK.
7. Can I pay for the OWWA membership online?
BCRemit app: If you are applying for membership with POLO-OWWA London, you can use the BCRemit app to pay the OWWA membership fee. This app likely provides a convenient and secure way to make the payment.
OWWA mobile app: If you are renewing your OWWA membership using the OWWA mobile app, you can pay online through an online bank or e-wallet. This means you can link your bank account or e-wallet to the OWWA mobile app and make the payment directly.
Online banking: Depending on the specific online banking services available in your country, you may be able to pay for OWWA membership through your online banking portal. This typically involves logging into your online banking account and initiating a transfer or payment to the designated OWWA account.
E-wallets: Similarly, if you have an e-wallet account such as PayPal, PayMaya, or GCash, you may be able to use it to pay for OWWA membership. E-wallets often provide a user-friendly interface for making payments and transfers.
OWWA Regional offices or payment centers: If you prefer not to pay online or if online payment methods are not available to you, your relatives can pay the OWWA membership fee at the nearest OWWA Regional office or authorized payment center. These offices or centers should be able to assist with the payment process.
It’s important to note that payment methods and processes may change over time, so it’s always best to consult the official OWWA website or contact their customer service for the most up-to-date information on how to pay for OWWA membership online.
8. Which bank may be used by OFWs and OWWA to pay for their membership?
If you’re looking for other ways to pay the OWWA membership fee, you can pay at the Land Bank of the Philippines and members of Bancnet ATM.
9. Is OWWA membership mandatory?
Yes, OWWA membership is mandatory for all OFWs and automatic when they process their employment under POEA.
10. Are all OFW member of OWWA?
No, not all OFWs are members of OWWA as they only accept legal workers. So OFWs who are undocumented cannot become OWWA members but can legalize their employment if they want to apply for membership.
11. How long is OWWA membership valid?
The OWWA membership is valid for two years ending on the date of application.
12. Why my OWWA membership is inactive?
Based on the information provided, it appears that the OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration) membership becomes inactive under certain circumstances:
Two-Year Validity: If you have passed the two-year validity period of your OWWA membership, it will become inactive. This means that you would need to renew your membership to continue enjoying its benefits and services.
Work Visa Expiration: If your work visa expires, your OWWA membership automatically becomes inactive. This suggests that OWWA membership is tied to the validity of your work visa, and you would need to renew your membership when you obtain a new work visa.
Change of Employer: If you switch to work for a new employer, your OWWA membership also becomes inactive. The two-year validity of the membership only applies under the same employer indicated during the application. Therefore, if you change employers, you would need to update your OWWA membership accordingly.
In summary, the OWWA membership can become inactive after two years, upon work visa expiration, or when switching to a new employer. It is essential to keep track of your membership status and take appropriate action to renew or update it as necessary to continue benefiting from OWWA services.
13. Do I need to renew my OWWA membership?
Yes, you need to renew your OWWA membership to access the benefits provided by OWWA and have someone to assist you during difficult times.
14. What are the benefits of OFW from OWWA?
There are loads of benefits OFWs, and their dependents can avail themselves from OWWA, including:
Education and Training Benefits
Repatriation Assistance Benefits
15. Who can avail of OWWA benefits?
The OWWA benefits are available by registered or active members and their legal dependents. So renewing your membership is necessary to access the varying benefits of OWWA.
In summary, at present, OWWA membership renewal appointments in London, UK, are not available. Nevertheless, you can apply for or renew your OWWA membership by submitting scanned copies of your documents to the POLO-OWWA London Facebook page or by email.
Moreover, if you intend to visit their office, it is important to note that you must still contact them to schedule an appointment. This is necessary as they have implemented Covid-19 safety restrictions and require appointments for all visits.”
Operating Hours: 9:30 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday
Address: 3F, 6 Suffolk St, London SW1Y 4HG, United Kingdom
Telephone Number: (+44) 20 7839 8078
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