OWWA Appointment: Online Schedule Visit for OWWA Services

Overseas Filipino Workers who need to transact with any Overseas Workers Welfare Administration office should book an appointment prior to their visit. Setting an OWWA appointment online may be easy, but requirements depend on the office near you. Before you schedule an appointment, make sure to check the specifics required by the OWWA branch you want to visit.

Note that different MWO offices abroad and DMW-OWWA offices in the Philippines may have a different way of setting up an appointment, so make sure to stay updated on the process of your nearest MWO offices (if abroad), or DMW-OWWA branch (if in the Philippines). Please follow the guidelines below on general tips when booking an online appointment with OWWA.

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Why Book an OWWA Appointment Online?

Knowing how to transact with any OWWA office or branch in the Philippines and overseas is important for all Filipino migrant workers. Booking an appointment can be done online, either through the mobile app or their appointment scheduler online. You can also send them an email request in order to get more detailed information about the entire process.

Keeping up to date with OWWA services will help you benefit from the programs they offer for OFWs and their families back home. An OWWA appointment helps overseas workers to settle their OWWA membership fees, inquire about any existing services and projects, and renew inactive OWWA memberships.

Benefits of Securing an OWWA Appointment

When you book an OWWA appointment online, you can benefit from the following:

  • Confirmed entry at any OWWA or POLO-OWWA office when visiting.
  • Allowed to transact on your preferred time and date with any OWWA or POLO-OWWA branch.
  • Check the requirements and prepare them for the transaction or visit.
  • Verify if the OWWA office you want to transact with can process what you exactly need.
  • Get professional assistance and avoid making multiple trip in order to process your documents with the OWWA or POLO office.

Requirements for an OWWA Appointment

The requirements you need to prepare when making an online appointment with OWWA depend on the reason you’re visiting them for. However, the following are general requirements OFWs need to secure when setting an appointment:

  • Valid government ID.
  • OWWA membership proof.
  • Duly accomplished OWWA OFW Membership Information Sheet.
  • Active employment contract or any equivalent proof.
  • Qualified dependents list including parent, child, and other family members.
  • Valid employment contract with signatures.
  • Valid passport with personal information and visa page.
  • PSA-issued marriage certificate.
  • Birth certificated from PSA.
  • Valid work permit or employment pass.
  • Recent payslip.
  • Death certificate issued by PSA.
  • Visa with validity of 90 days or more, necessary for overseas workers applying via POLO abroad.
  • Membership fee.

Steps in Booking an OWWA Appointment Online

Depending on the office or branch you are visiting, it’s important to check whether the nearest OWWA branch in your area accepts walk-ins or not. Generally, you are encouraged to book an appointment via their official website in order to be accommodated and process what you need as an OFW.

If you’re an OFW based in or outside Metro Manila, Al Khobar, and Kuwait, there’s a specific guideline to follow. Here are the step-by-step process of securing an OWWA appointment through the OWWA Regional Welfare Office Website:

Step 1: Go to the OWWA Appointment scheduler in order to set an appointment via the OWWA Regional Welfare Office official website. Just follow this link: https://appointment.owwa.gov.ph.

Step 2: Choose an OWWA Regional Welfare Office near you.

Step 3: Choose a program that you need to make the appointment for such as check claiming reintegration, etc.

Step 4: Click on the Next button, then choose a date and time for your appointment in the pop-up calendar.

Step 5: On the next page, complete the OFW Information Sheet by entering all the required details.

Step 6: Click Next and ta the Confirm button once you have completed the sheet.

Step 7: Click Submit to send in your appointment details.

Step 8: Wait for the confirmation email and slip that the OWWA will send to your email address.

Step 9: Don’t forget to print your confirmation slip because you need to bring it with you when visiting the OWWA office.

If you want to book an appointment via email, these are the steps to follow:

1. Check the OWWA directory and get the email address of your chosen OWWA RWO office.

2. Send in your personal details and the service you need for the appointment.

3. You will receive a confirmation email containing your appointment details.

4. Go to the OWWA office on your scheduled appointment, make sure you bring the confirmation slip.

The best way to book an appointment is to visit the official website of the POLO-OWWA or OWWA. From there, you can easily follow the prompts to set an have your planned visit confirmed by the designated office.

Video: How to Book an Appointment in POLO-OWWA Riyadh

If you’re an OFW in Riyadh, this video will help you book an OWWA appointment online without the hassles. Just follow the steps on the video and wait for the confirmation email that will be sent to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Should I set an appointment with POLO-OWWA or OWWA Regional?

If you’re abroad, book with POLO-OWWA; if you’re in the Philippines, you can book with the OWWA Regional Office near you.

2. Why is it not working when I click on the date for my appointment online?

The date is no longer available.

3. Can I walk in to any OWWA office?

Depending on the requirements of the OWWA branch near you, confirmed appointments are generally encouraged before visiting the office.

4. Can my confirmed OWWA appointment be canceled?

Yes, you may cancel your appointment using your reference number and account profile on the website.

5. Why are the dates highlighted in gray while trying to book and OWWA appointment?

It means they are all booked and no longer available.


With this comprehensive guide to booking an OWWA appointment, it’s now easier for OFWs to schedule their visit and get confirmed online. Just make sure to prepare all the requirements and your confirmation slip before visiting the OWWA or POLO-OWWA office near you.

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