OFW Assistance Information System (OASIS)

The OFW Assistance Information System (OASIS) stands as a groundbreaking initiative by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) aimed at revolutionizing the repatriation process for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This online platform acts as a centralized database, streamlining the coordination of essential services and support from various government agencies to ensure an efficient and orderly assistance delivery. Designed with the welfare of OFWs in mind, the system simplifies access to repatriation support, legal aid, financial literacy programs, and reintegration services, ensuring that the transition back to the Philippines is as seamless as possible for our kababayans abroad.

Targeted primarily at OFWs affected by the pandemic—whether due to job loss, completion of contracts, or those on vacation and looking to return home—OASIS stands as a symbol of hope. By consolidating personal and employment details through a straightforward online registration process, the system not only facilitates an organized return but also enables the government to track and respond to the needs of returning OFWs more effectively. With over 1.4 million repatriated individuals benefiting from its services during the pandemic, the system underscores the Philippine government’s commitment to the well-being and protection of its overseas workers. As it continues to evolve, OFWs and their families can expect an even greater level of support and transparency in the assistance provided by the government, reinforcing the importance of staying informed and proactive in utilizing the platform.

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Introduction to OASIS

OASIS is an online platform developed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) designed to streamline the process of repatriating OFWs back to the Philippines amidst the COVID-19 crisis. It acts as a centralized database, gathering essential information from OFWs to coordinate various government agencies’ support and services efficiently.

Significance of this e-Service

Prior to the OFW Assistance Information System, navigating support during repatriation for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) was cumbersome and slow. The system transformed this landscape, slashing processing times, centralizing data for efficient resource allocation, and enabling data-driven decision making. Over 2.4 million users and 1.4 million repatriated individuals during the pandemic illustrate its impact. 

Adhering to data privacy laws and aligned with national legislation, the system goes beyond repatriation, offering legal aid, financial literacy, and reintegration support. This empowers OFWs by providing a direct communication channel and fosters transparency in assistance delivery. As it expands, OASIS stands poised to become an even more important pillar for the well-being and protection of Filipinos working abroad.

Legal Basis

The establishment of OASIS aligns with the Philippine government’s commitment under various laws and regulations to protect and support OFWs. These include the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act, which mandates the state to provide full support to OFWs, including legal, financial, and social aid.

Benefits of OASIS

  • Streamlined Repatriation Process: The system facilitates an organized return of OFWs by coordinating necessary services like testing, quarantine, and transportation.
  • Access to Government Services: Registered OFWs can easily access information and avail themselves of government services and assistance tailored to their needs.
  • Data Tracking and Efficiency: The system helps the government track the needs of returning OFWs and monitor the assistance provided, improving service delivery and planning.

Eligibility / Qualifications

To qualify for OASIS registration and assistance, individuals must be OFWs who are planning to return to the Philippines, especially those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes those who have lost their jobs, are on vacation, or have finished their contracts abroad.


The primary requirement for benefiting from the system is completing the online registration form available on the OASIS official website. OFWs must provide accurate personal information, employment details, and flight information.

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Benefit from OWWA OASIS

Online Registration: Visit the official OASIS website (oasis.owwa.gov.ph) and fill out the online form with the required information.

Select Language Preference: Choose between English and Filipino for easier navigation and understanding of the registration process.

Complete the Form: Enter accurate and complete details as required by the form, including personal information and employment details.

Consent for Data Processing: Agree to the terms and conditions regarding the processing of your data under the Data Privacy Act of 2012.

Submit Application: Review your information for accuracy and click the “Submit Application” button.

Email Notification: Await an email confirmation indicating your successful registration. This email will also contain instructions on how to update your information if necessary.

Recent Updates

POLO-Berlin Hosts Digital OFW Session, Equipping Overseas Filipino Workers with Online Skills

Over 120 migrant Filipinos in Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, and Russia recently participated in The Digital OFW, a pilot online digital literacy training program organized by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Berlin. In partnership with Digital Tayo from Facebook and BounceBack Philippines, the program aimed to provide basic skills to navigate online services and promote responsible social media use among overseas Filipino workers. The program received support from Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and the Philippine Ambassadors to the respective countries.

OASIS: Accelerating Response to Returning OFWs’ Needs

The OFW Assistance Information System revolutionizes the way we address the needs of returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). With its efficient and streamlined processes, the system aims to provide quick and effective assistance to OFWs upon their return to the Philippines. Watch this video to learn more about how the system is changing the game for OFW support.



The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has introduced the OFW Assistance Information System, a tracking system aimed at ensuring swift and reliable assistance for OFWs returning to the country during the pandemic. The system enables the government to identify the whereabouts of evacuated OFWs, allowing for prompt preparation of aid upon their arrival.



The platform is a testament to the Philippine government’s commitment to supporting its citizens working abroad, especially during global crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. By ensuring a streamlined repatriation process and easy access to government services, the system promotes the welfare of OFWs. It’s helpful for OFWs and their families to understand the registration process and the benefits of OASIS to fully utilize the support provided by the government. Let’s continue to stay informed and safe.

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