Are you planning to work overseas, or currently an OFW who need to process documents from Philippine government agencies?
Well, do your transaction at One-Stop Service Centers for OFWs (OSSCO) to save on money, time and for fast processing of documents needed in your work.
The Philippines Overseas Administration (POEA), which is an agency attached to the Department of Labor and Employment, has lead the establishment of One-Stop Service Centers for OFW or OSSCO offices in 10 provinces here in the Philippines. This is aside from the OSSCO in POEA main office in Mandaluyong City.
Operating from 8AM to 5PM, Monday to Friday, these one-stop centers made accessible to current OFWs and those planning to work abroad, the frontline services of the Philippine government which they need in relation to their overseas jobs.
List of One-Stop Service Centers for OFWs (OSSCO) and its location
- Baguio City- Baguio Convention Center
- Pampanga- Clark Freeport Zone
- Calamba City- OWWA Regional Office 4A
- Puerto Princesa City- Robinson’s Place
- Cebu City- SM City
- Iloilo City- Robinson’s Place
- Tacloban City- DOLE Regional Office No. 8
- Zamboanga City- OWWA Regional Office No. 9
- Cagayan De Oro City- OWWA Regional Office 10
- Koronadal City- New City Hall
What are the Benefits of OSSCO to the OFWs?
The one-stop service centers aim to reduce the transportation expenses of OFW by having all the government agencies in one place.
For OFWs or those who plan to work overseas, visit the One-Stop Service Centers to decrease the processing time of your documents.
What are the services available in the One-Stop Shop for Overseas Filipino Workers?
- Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)– Passport Services; Passport Validity Extension for Balik- Manggagawa (vacationing workers)
- Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)– Documentation of Workers; Documentation of Workers-on-Leave/ Balik-Manggagawa; Registration of Land Base Workers- Applicants; Verification/Certification of OFW Records; Provision of Legal Assistance; Response to Queries
- Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)– Processing of OWWA Membership/ Renewal of Membership
- Technical Education Development Authority (TESDA)– Assistance for Competency Assessment; Verification of Certificates and Special Order; Assistance for Replacement of National Certificates (NC)/ Certificates of Competency (COC); Training Assistance and Scholarship Program
- Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)– Issuance of Professional License
- Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)– Issuance/Revalidation of Seaman’s Book
- Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF)-Processing of Pag-ibig Membership
- Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth)– Payment of Philhealth Contributions; Member Registration and Updating
- Social Security System (SSS)– Registration and Membership Data Amendment; Acceptance of Loans and Benefit Claim Application; Loan Verification and Status; UMID Capturing and Card Releasing; Response to Queries
- Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)– Processing and Copy Issuance of: Certificate of Live Birth; Certificate of Marriage; Certificate of Death; Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR)
- Bureau of Immigration (BI)– Departure Clearance Information
- National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)– Issuance of NBI Clearance
- Commission on Higher Education (CHED)– Verification and Authentication of School Credentials
- Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA)– Travel Tax Payment; Processing of Travel Tax Exemption and Reduced Travel Tax; Response to Queries
- Philippine National Police (PNP)
- Bureau of Internal Revenue
POEA is planning to create more one-stop centers in the future.
OFWjobs will update the List of OSSCO when new one-stop centers will open to guide our OFWs where to find these centers.
An important reminder for those planning to work in other countries, check the status of the agency before applying! Apply only at legitimate and POEA accredited recruitment agencies!
Do share to friends working in other countries and to those who want to work abroad!
There are now 15 One-Stop Service Center for OFW (OSSCO). The additional centers are
- San Fernando, La Union- Manna Mall
- Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- City Tourism Office
- Legazpi City- Pacific Mall
- Bacolod City- Robinson’s Place
- Butuan City- Butuan City Hall complex
We will be posting here updates on new OSSCO location as soon as announced by POEA.
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