One of the document requirements that you need to secure when renewing your OWWA account is the OFW Information sheet. This is also known as the OWWA Membership Form or the OWWA Application Form. This form contains details that you need to fill out such as your personal details, employment details, and beneficiary details.
Much like applying for insurance, you need to enter your information into a form to apply for OWWA Membership. However, if you have problems securing the OWWA Information Sheet, there is an online service where you can download this document onto your computer or mobile device. Please check out this guide for more details about this form.
All OWWA members must submit a print copy of the OFW Information Sheet attesting to their knowledge and understanding of their rights and responsibilities as an OFW.
Paperworks and requirements for OFWs don’t end after you’ve landed in your destination country. There are plenty of memberships you need to join and process. And since it’s about membership, there are some requirements that you also need to prepare.
If you are renewing your membership with OWWA, an OFW Information Sheet needs to be filled out. OWWA is requiring this application form to keep your account active. Now, here are the things you need to know about this document and how to get one.
What is OFW Information Sheet?
The OFW Information Sheet is a document from Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). This form includes your personal information such as employment contract records and beneficiary details.
You can get this form during the application process of your contract at the POLO-OWWAoffice. Another way is through the on-site membership program of OWWA, this is applicable for OFWs that are already abroad. Yes, you can get the information sheet online. Everything was made accessible for you, especially during this time of the pandemic.
What is the purpose of the OFW Information Sheet?
The OFW Information Sheet is one of the most frequently requested and important documents for Overseas Filipino Workers.
When applying for OWWA membership, you need to submit an OWWA form aside from other requirements, so that the agency will be able to create a record for you as a new member. Without this information sheet, OWWA will not be able to check about your employment status abroad as well as the important information about you.
- You will need this during the enrollment processing of the contract at OWWA office
- You will need this for applying with the OWWA’s On-site membership program.
- Employment purposes, visa application, reduced travel tax, loan application, burial assistance benefits, insurance, repatriation assistance, legal services, DFA, TESDA, and OWWA program are among the other uses of the OFW Info Sheet.
- Online Appointment Form
- Any form of Valid ID with photo (Passport, Company ID, Driver’s License, PRC Card, NBI Clearance)
If requested by family or relatives of OFW
- Online Appointment Form
- Valid Government Issued ID
- Consent letter of the OFW to release his/her information record
- Proof of relationship with the OFW
- Parent: PSA Birth Certificate of the OFW
- Spouse: PSA Marriage Certificate
- Children: PSA Birth Certificate of OFW’s child
- Sibling: PSA Birth Certificate of both the sibling and OFW
How to Download the OFW Information Sheet?
You can download a copy of OFW Information Sheet through the website of OWWA https://owwa.gov.ph/images/downloads/OWWA-OFW-INFORMATION-SHEET.pdf
You can also download a copy of OFW Information Sheet here http://philcongentoronto.com/consular/docs/ofwinformationsheet.pdf
Information Requested in the Form
As we’ve mentioned above, the OWWA membership form requires some details from the OFW application. Here’s a list of these details that you need to fill out:
- Personal Data
Since your records and membership for OWWA willy rely on this paper, you need to provide some of your data. This includes your Full Name, Address in the Philippines, Civil Status, Gender, and Passport Number.
- Beneficiary Details
This part will let you write all your dependents or legal beneficiaries. You need to provide all the information for each dependent such as their complete name, age, date of birth, contact number, email address, and relationship to you.
- Contract Information
This will include the name of your employer, company, contract duration, address, contact number, country, position, monthly salary, and agency.
OFW Information Sheet Sample
If you are still hesitant in renewing your OWWA membership, don’t be. You need to be an active member of OWWA to get all the privileges you and your family might need. Please check out this sample photo of the OFW information sheet for your reference:
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some common questions that people ask about the OFW info sheet. Please be guided with the answers.
1. Can I renew my OWWA membership without Information Sheet?
No, OFW Information Sheet is one of the major requirements of OWWA membership renewal. However, if your account is already on the system and there are no changes with your employer or beneficiaries, it will be easier for your to renew your membership.
2. What if I made a mistake filling in the necessary information on my form?
You can print another copy, or ask the representative to give you another copy of the blank form if you are currently in the OWWA branch near you.
3. Can I get the information sheet online?
Yes, you can visit OWWA website and download the information sheet and have it printed.
4. Do I need to pay for the OFW Information Sheet?
No, it’s completely free.
5. What should I put on the “OFW Type” in the information sheet?
Just put seabased or landbased, depending on your profession. Seafarers should place sea-based. Land-based OFWs should put land-based..
6. Can I get the information sheet without record in POEA?
If you have an OEC before you leave the Philippines, then you automatically have an information sheet.
7. What if I didn’t make it on the scheduled time and date?
You need to go to your account and book another appointment. Make sure to get an appointment time and date that you can commit.
8. Can I book an appointment while abroad?
Yes, but make sure that you will be physically present in PH on your appointment date. If you can’t make it, at least a family member will come for you.
OFW Information Sheet is one of the most used forms for OFWs. If you wish to renew your OWWA membership, this information sheet is a major requirement you need to provide. So make sure to fill up this form with honesty and integrity because OWWA and other government agencies for OFWs will depend on this document for your record.
You should also avoid tampering with the document to avoid confusion on the part of the encoder when they finally input your personal information on the system. If you are hesitant while filling up the form, you can always ask for OWWA’s staff assistance.
After paying for your account, OFWs can check their membership status using the OWWA Mobile App. It also allows you to view and update information, as well as pay for membership renewal. The OWWA Mobile app is free to download from Google Play and the App Store.