How to Renew OWWA Membership in Taiwan

How to Renew OWWA Membership in Taiwan

Renew OWWA Membership in Taiwan
Renew OWWA Membership in Taiwan

An actual email/response from a MECO officer in Taipei last  Friday, November 1, 2019, @ 10:06 AM



Ma’am, may I request information on how to renew my OWWA membership?
What are the requirements, and what are the steps?
I’m currently working here in New Taipei City.
Good Day Sir! you can renew your OWWA membership here at MECO office located at 2F, No. 55-57 Zhouzi Street, Neihu District, Taipei City (Tel. No. 02-2658-8299). We are open on Monday through Friday, 9 am-6 pm, and also on every 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month (9:30 am-1:00 pm).
Just bring your original passport, ARC & valid contract (bring photocopy for the renewal of OWWA) and accomplished OWWA OFW Info Sheet (download link below), and prepare the payment of NT$758.
Thank you.


Take note that if there are at least twenty(20) persons or more that would like to renew their OWWA membership in your dormitory, then the OWWA officers are more than willing to personally come to your place to assist you.

Read Visa-Free Entry for Filipinos, EXTENDED!

Please note that you won’t be able to acquire an OEC(Balik-Manggagawa) and an OFW ID if you are NOT an active OWWA member.

Important to Note:

  • Bring your OLD passport, just in case.
  • *If you have just renewed your passport, then the officers will ask for your old one. Provide a photocopy of the page where the LAST Visa is attached.
  • Bring photocopies of your ARC, new passport and *old.
  • Be EARLY if you are opting to renew your membership on Sundays. It’s a bit crowded in MECO Taipei during these days of the month.
  • Download the OFW Info Sheet, print, and fill-up. The link can be found above. OFW Info Sheet is also available at MECO Taipei.
  • Two convenience stores(7-11 & Family Mart) are just nearby if ever you’ll forget to bring photocopies.
  • OWWA Membership is valid for TWO consecutive (2) years.

List of MECO Contacts and Addresses


2F, Chang Hong New Era Building
55 & 57 Zhouzi Street
Neihu District
Taipei, Taiwan
Telephone Number: (886) 2-2658-8825
Fax Number: (886) 2-2658-8867


20F Longbang Building (Building B)
No. 220 Taiwan Boulevard, Section 2
West District
Taichung, Taiwan
台中市西區台灣大道二段220號20樓 龍邦世貿大樓B棟
Telephone Number: (886) 4-23228835 to 36
Fax Number: (886) 4-23228992


9F-2, Grand 50 Tower
No. 80, Min Tzu 1st Road
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
807高雄市三民區民族一路80號9F 長谷世貿聯合國大樓
Telephone Number: (886) 7-3985935 to 36
Fax Number: (886) 7-3985929


7/F Trafalgar Plaza,
105 H.V. de la Costa Street
Salcedo Village, Makati City, Philippines
Telephone Number: (632) 848-3796 to 97
Fax Number: (632) 848-3799