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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


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