How to Process OWWA Membership in Norway

While Overseas Filipino Workers are given benefits and special programs by the Philippine government, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration offers life insurance that covers OFWs during difficult times. Active OWWA members are eligible to claim some benefits that not all OFWs are qualified to receive. Therefore, it’s important to apply for or renew your OWWA in order to maximize your social and welfare benefits and overcome financial challenges in the future.

OFWs in Norway can process their OWWA renewal at the Philippine Embassy in Oslo. From time to time, there are Consular Outreach Mission events that OWWA conducts across Norway to offer convenient renewal services to OFWs near their area. If you haven’t renewed your account yet, this guide will help you navigate the whole process with ease. Maximize your benefits by renewing your OWWA every two years.

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Requirements for OWWA in Norway

Renewing your OWWA account entitles you to various services and assistance so that you can enhance your living conditions, education, and career. In case of employment-related conflict, you will also be given legal assistance to settle the problem. Other OWWA benefits that you can get include medical assistance, livelihood programs, scholarships, and education training. However, there are a few requirements you need to submit to process your renewal.

In addition to proof of active employment, OFWs who want to renew their OWWA status should also complete a few important documents such as the following:

  • Duly accomplished OWWA Membership Form or OFW Information Sheet
  • Copy of a valid passport including the data page
  • Copy of the current employment contract, latest payslip, company ID, Certificate of Employment, residence or work permit, bank account statement for salary, or other documents as proof of active employment
  • For dual citizens, a copy of the Certificate of Oath including the identification page
  • Payment for the OWWA

OWWA Fees and Payment Process

The contribution for OWWA renewal in Norway is the equivalent of US$ 25 in NOK based on the current foreign exchange rate. You can only proceed to the payment process once you have completed the required documents and you have the confirmation to pay the contribution fee. Also, not everyone is qualified to renew their account such as those undocumented, resigned, canceled, terminated, or due for termination or cancellation.

The payment process depends on the renewal option you choose. For example, OFWs who will apply through the consular mission will need to pay the fee on-site. If you’re emailing your requirements, wait for the confirmation and follow the instructions given to you via email. For the mobile app applications, you can settle the payment through e-wallet or online bank. Your relatives may pay the fee for you at select payment centers using the reference number indicated in your application.

Procedure for Getting OWWA Norway Appointment Online

Currently, OFWs are not required to get an appointment before processing their OWWA in Norway. This is because there’s no online appointment portal dedicated to such a purpose. In addition, there’s no designated Migrant Workers Office or OWWA office in the country. Norway is managed by OWWA in London. If you need assistance with labor-related concerns or services, you need to reach out to the OWWA-London office via

On the other hand, if you’re going to process your renewal through the Consular Outreach Mission services of the Philippine Embassy, you need to book an appointment by emailing the concerned office. You can follow their official website and Facebook page in order to get the latest updates about the consular outreach missions that will be conducted near you.

How to Renew OWWA Membership in Norway

OFWs who are based in Norway and are taking a vacation in the Philippines with their family may apply for or renew their OWWA account at the Department of Migrant Workers office or OWWA Regional office. If so, getting an appointment is required before going to the designated office. Generally, there are two options for Filipino migrant workers in Norway to renew their accounts; either on-site or by email.

For onsite renewal, you should wait for an update regarding the schedule of the next consular mission which the Philippine Embassy in Oslo usually conducts. If you’re applying via email, you should address your application to OWWA-London’s email. Make sure to prepare all the required documents before sending them via email. Scan each document and check if they are clear and readable.

But if you’re looking for the best way to renew your OWWA status, you can download the OWWA Mobile App on your smartphone. Register your account and then simply follow the instructions to process your renewal without leaving your home. All you need to do is make a few clicks in order to become an active OWWA member.

Video: OWWA Membership Renewal Requirements 2023

In this video, you will find everything you need to know when renewing your OWWA account this year. It provides information including the requirements that you need to submit when processing your application via email, on-site consular mission, or the mobile app. Remember that you need to complete the required documents before you can settle the OWWA contribution fee using your chosen payment method.


With this helpful guide, you can now easily process your OWWA application in Norway using the most convenient option for you. Whether you’re applying for membership for the first time or renewing your OWWA for the second time, you need to complete all the documentary requirements and meet the qualifications to process your account and keep it active every two years.

For some reminders, avoid wearing slippers, ripped jeans, or tops when visiting the office to renew your account. In case booking an appointment is required, make sure to bring a copy of your confirmed appointment sent via email during your appearance. Once you have submitted all the requirements, settle the payment, and don’t forget to get your renewal receipt for future reference.

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