FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR DISPLACED OFWs DUE TO CORONA VIRUS DISEASE (COVID-2019)
APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR OFWs CURRENTLY IN QATAR
1. OFWs shall submit (download, fill-up and upload) the following through the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) website www.polodoha.com.ph:
i. Accomplished Application Form for Special Cash Assistance downloadable from the POLO website to be filled up, scanned and uploaded together with the following -
ii. Copy of Passport or Travel Document;
iii. Proof of overseas employment i.e. valid POLO-verified overseas employment contract, OEC copy, Residence I.D.s visa/re-entry visa, among others or permit to stay in the receiving country;
iv. Proof of loss of employment on account of COVID19; and
v. For OFWs who became undocumented through no fault of their own, proof that the OFW is currently involved in an ongoing case (e.g. case reference number, case endorsement stamped by POLO, among others).
2. After submission, your documents have been successfully uploaded to the POLO Qatar "DOLE-AKAP for OFWs" website and is now in queue for evaluation. Kindly wait for our e-mail notification on the status of your application. Please be reminded that successful website submissions does not guarantee automatic approval since there are only limited slots for beneficiaries of the program. Once the number of slots have been filled out and the fund is depleted, we will be constrained to stop processing/evaluating current applications and accepting new applications.
3. If approved, the concerned POLO shall release the USD200.00 through bank transfer/money remittance.
"OFW applicants are further advised to submit documentary requirements on-line and NOT to visit the POLO office for cash assistance applications to avoid overcrowding, to maintain social distancing and to prevent further spread of the virus."
TO APPLY FOR "DOLE-AKAP for OFWs" CLICK IMAGE BELOW
(Note: Please be informed that the website will be temporarily shutdown daily at 2:00 PM
for server maintenance. It will resume immediately as soon as the maintenace is finished.)
If you are already in the Philippines or about to travel and return to the Philippines, please be advised to file your application to the program with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) through this link: https://dole-akap.owwa.gov.ph/