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Philippines’ POLO, OWWA Riyadh | How to Book an Appointment

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Table of Content

  1. The Difference between OWWA and POLO
  2. Services by POLO and OWWA and links to Book your Appointment
  3. How to Book Your Appointment
  4. Programs and Available Services
  5. Booking for OFW Transfer Contract
  6. SKILLED WORKERS’ CASES/COMPLAINTS

The Difference between OWWA and POLO

OWWA is the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, the principal state agency catering to the rights, interests, and welfare of the OFWs and their families. OWWA focuses on ensuring insurance benefits to its members. 

In contrast, POLO focuses on administering, explaining, and implementing local and Filipino Labor Policies and Employment Rules for Filipinos working in foreign countries.

Where?

The ‘POLO and OWWA office in Riyadh is one of 40 POLO offices located in Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. 

Address, 

New Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)

3267 Makkah Al Mukarramah Rd, Al Mutamarat, 8103, Riyadh 12711, Saudi Arabia

Google Maps Location

What?

POLO offices represent DOLE, the Department of Labor and Employment in foreign countries.

Why?

  1. To protect Filipino workers and verify their employment documents, job orders, and policy recommendations, especially concerning the Employment Permit System;
  2. Provide legal assistance to expatriate Filipinos (OFW) in case of welfare or other employment disputes.
  3. Seek and develop employment opportunities, regularly gather information, and conduct market research on overseas human resources requirements.
  4. Promote Filipino workers’ social and cultural well-being through various activities and programs.

Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) 

An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) going on vacation or leave can get their OEC from the Philippine Labor Office (POLO). This certificate is valid sixty (60) days from the date of issuance.

How to Book Your Appointment

Important points:

  • Type in your Full Name. 
  • Appointments with incomplete names will be canceled.
  • Multiple Bookings are Not Allowed. The System will cancel all Appointment Bookings in such an event.
  • Company Verifications require you to enter the CR Number.
  • Bookings without a CR number will be deleted.
  • On the day of the Appointment,
  • Bring your ID and a copy of the Booking confirmation. 

Security will not allow entry to persons whose Slots do not match the requested service.

OFWs filing complaints are required to get a URAF, A Unified Registry Assitance Form, from the reception desk.

Programs and Available Services

BALIK-MANGGAGAWA (BM)- Fees SR40.00 

CONTRACT VERIFICATION on TRANSFER to a NEW SPONSOR Fees- SR40.00 

OWWA MEMBERSHIP- RENEWAL Fee- SR94.00

HOUSEHOLD WORKERS – BM

STANDARD HOUSEHOLD WORKERS CONTRACT DOWNLOAD HERE: STANDARD-CONTRACT-FOR-HSW.pdf – Google Drive 

Documents required for BALIK MANGGAGAWA- DOMESTIC WORKER & SEMI-SKILLED

  • VALID PASSPORT- Copy
  • STAMPED ENTRY VISA – Copy
  • VALID IQAMA- Copy
  • EMPLOYER NATIONAL ID- Copy
  • EXIT RE-ENTRY VISA- Copy
  • Copy OF TICKET

Important Note: BRING all ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS and their copies and a pen.

Please download the Balik-Manggagawa Information Sheet here (Download OFW Sheet)

SKILLED WORKERS – BM
  • Kindly comply with the Requirements
  • Download POEA Standard Employment Contract/COMPANY CONTRACT. Applicants must conform to the given sample. 

Download the POEA Standard Contract here

POEA STANDARD EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT FOR SPONSORSHIP.pdf – Google Drive

Documents required for DOMESTIC WORKER & SEMI-SKILLEDDBALIK MANGGAGAWA,

  • NEW/Renewed CONTRACT
  • VALID PASSPORT- Orignal and 1 Copy
  • STAMPED ENTRY VISA- Orignal and 1 Copy
  • COPY VALID IQAMA Orignal and 1 Copy
  • COPY OF EXIT RE-ENTRY VISA Orignal and 1 Copy
  • TICKET- Orignal and 1 Copy

Booking for OFW Transfer Contract

Documents required for the Verification of Transfer Contracts/Sponsorship of SKILLED WORKERS going home for holidays.

  1. POEA STANDARD EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT 
  2. QIWA or COMPANY CONTRACT duly SIGNED by Both Parties and Stamped by the CHAMBER OF COMMERCE     
  3. COPY OF THE NEW IQAMA WITH THE NEW EMPLOYER
  4. COPY OF THE PASSPORT OF THE WORKER
  5. COPY OF THE EXIT/RE-ENTRY VISA
  6. COPY OF THE ROUND-TRIP TICKET

 POEA STANDARD EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT FOR TRANSFER OF SPONSORSHIP.pdf – Google Drive

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OWWA Services

Please download and fill in the Balik-Manggagawa Information Sheet (Click Here OFW INFO Sheet)

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CASE OFFICER Follow-up – Skilled Workers

SKILLED WORKERS’ CASES/COMPLAINTS

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FINAL SETTLEMENT or CLEARANCE

FINAL SETTLEMENT and CLEARANCE

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Company Verification

1. Previous Verified Job Order

2. Job Order

3. Visa

4. Previous verified commercial registration/ valid commercial registration 

5. List of current Filipino workers (indicate their names, salary, and positions)

Important. Company Verification REQUIRES CR#. The System will DELETE any Bookings without the CR NUMBER.

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SKILLED WORKERS’ CASES/COMPLAINTS

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HOUSEHOLD WORKERS’ FOLLOW-UP WITH CASE OFFICER

HOUSEHOLD WORKERS’ CASES/COMPLAINTS

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HOUSEHOLD WORKERS’ NEW CASE or FILING OF COMPLAINT

HOUSEHOLD WORKERS’ CASES/COMP