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Wednesday, January 04, 2017


One Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) is now available at 15 location nationwide. Ten of this is in provinces outside Metro Manila.

One Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) is now available at 15 location nationwide. Ten of this is in provinces outside Metro Manila.

According to the press release of Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), one-stop centers for OFWs are now available at the following locations:

1. Manna Mall, San Fernando City, La Union

2. City Tourism Office, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

3. Baguio Convention Center, Baguio City

4. Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga

5. OWWA Regional Office 4A in Calamba City

6. Robinson’s Place, Puerto Princesa City,

7. Pacific Mall, Legaspi City

8. SM City, Cebu City

9. Robinson’s Place, Iloilo City

10. Robinson’s Place, Bacolod City

11. DOLE Regional Office No. 8, Tacloban City

12. Goodwill Center, Zamboanga City

13. OWWA Regional Office No. 10, Cagayan de Oro City

14. Butuan City Hall Complex, Butuan City

15. New City Hall, Koronadal City

OFWs from the above-mentioned provinces need not travel far to process their requirements and documents for working abroad. This OSSCO also reduces transportation expenses of OFWs and shorten the processing time for their documents, hence in one place, 14 government offices are gathered together.

Here are the following government offices and services offered by the one-stop shop for OFWs:

1.Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)

  • Passport services
  • Passport validity extension for Balik-Manggagawa (vacationing Workers)

2.Overseas Welfare Workers Administration (OWWA)

  • Processing of OWWA membership/renewal of membership
3. Technical Education and Skills Development (TESDA)
  • Assistance for competency assessment
  • Verification of certificates and special order
  • Assistance forrReplacement of National Certificates (NC)/ Certificates of Competency (COC)
  • Training assistance and scholarship program
  • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)
  • Issuance of Professional License
4. Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)
  • Issuance/revalidation of seaman’s book
5. Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF)
  • Processing of Pag-ibig membership
  • Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC)
  • Payment of Philhealth contribution
  • Member registration and updating 8.
6. Social Security System (SSS)

  • Registration and membership data amendment
  • Acceptance of loan and benefits claim applications
  • Loan verification and status
  • UMID capturing and card releasing
  • Response to queries

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7. Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)

  • Processing and copy issuance of
  • Certificate of Live Birth
  • Certificate of Marriage
  • Certificate of Death
  • Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR)

8. Bureau of Immigration (BI)

  • Departure clearance information

9. National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)

  • Issuance of NBI clearance
10. Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
  • Verification and authentication of school credentials
11. Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA)
  • Travel tax payment
  • Processing of travel tax exemption and reduced travel tax
  • Response to queries
12. Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
  • Documentation of workers (Landbased and Seabased)
  • Documentation of workers-on-leave/Balik-Manggagawa
  • Registration of land based worker-applicants
  • Verification/certification of OFW records
  • Provision of legal assistance
  • Response to queries
The service centers will be open from 8 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday.

This article is filed under: OFW News, One-Stop Service Center for OFW, OFW Documents Process