How to Avail OWWA’s ICT Program for OFWs

Families of OFWs can now avail the free service offered by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), which deals with Information or Communication Technology (ICT) and aims to bridge the communication gap between OFWs and their family members through the use of Internet technology.

Through the training program, OFWs and family members can make good use of their free time and gain new skills, such as the use of basic applications which include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. On top of this, applicants can also take courses on digital media, web design, word processing, and presentation fundamentals.

How to Avail OWWA’s ICT Program for OFWs
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Applying for OWWA’s ICT Program for OFWs

Other than opening communication lines to OFWs and their families, the free ICT program will also open other opportunities for OFW beneficiaries or dependents for employment.

The OWWA-ICT Program is free to all OFWs (vacationing or inactive) and their beneficiaries/dependent(s), but is on a first-come, first-serve basis and offered on a yearly basis through OWWA’s Regional Offices nationwide.

Interested and eligible applicants may register at the nearest OWWA Regional Office and provide the following documents:

  1. For Active OFWs:
    • 1×1 ID picture
    • Completely filled out application form available at the OWWA Regional Office
    • Photocopy of the OFW’s passport
    • Seaman’s Book (for sea-based OFWs)
    • Valid OWWA membership (OWWA OFW e-Card or OWWA receipts)
    • Visa

Note: If the OFW cannot provide any proof of OWWA membership, he/she can ask the OWWA officer to check it on their online database.

  1. For OFW Dependents:


  • 1×1 ID Picture
  • Duly accomplished Application Form
  • Photocopy of OFWs passport
  • PSA-certified original copy of Marriage Certificate


  • 1×1 ID Picture
  • Applicant must not be 21-years of age
  • Duly accomplished Application Form
  • Photocopy of OFWs passport
  • PSA-certified Birth Certificate

Sibling/s (if the OFW is single)

  • 1×1 ID Picture
  • Active OFW must be single
  • Applicant must be single and not more than 21-years old
  • Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) of the applicant
  • Duly accomplished Application Form
  • PSA-authenticated Birth Certificate of OFW and applicant to establish relationship
  •  Photocopy of OFWs passport

Other requirements needed to be presented by applicants:

  • Any available school records (e.g. transcript of records, form 137 or school cards, high school or college diploma)
  • Barangay clearance
  • Cedula

To know more about the programs and services offered by OWWA, you can visit their official website.

This is just one of the many services OFWs and their families can avail from OWWA. There are many other government programs for OFWs, namely in partnership with TESDA, among others.

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