Migrant Workers Office Doha Qatar Transfers to New Location

By the end of May this year, the Migrant Workers Office (MWO) of the Philippine Embassy in Doha will have transferred to its new location. The new office address is Building No. 17, Street No. 908, Zone No. 66, Ad Dawdah Municipality. With its new location, MWO can better serve the needs of our kababayan in Qatar.

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The institution’s former name was the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO). The nearest landmark is Nabedh Medical Center. For those taking public transportation, getting to MWO is accessible by taking the Metro Station or the bus.

MWO Announcement
Image Credit: Philippine Embassy in Qatar Facebook

Relocation of the Migrant Workers Office

The Migrant Workers Office has relocated effective May 26, 2024, according to a news bulletin from the Facebook page of the Philippine Embassy in Qatar. The new location will still be accessible to our kababayans, as they can use the Red Line of the Metro Station and get off at Katara Station. For those who prefer taking the bus, they can alight at the nearest bus stop, which is in M135 – Aba al Kharasea.

The new office also houses OWWA, SSS, and Pag-IBIG, allowing our kababayans to facilitate their paperwork and other concerns when they visit the embassy’s new hub. Also located near the new office is the Embassy’s Chancery.

Services of the Migrant Workers Office

The Doha branch of the Migrant Workers Office provides assistance to Filipinos in Qatar. Some of the help they provide includes OWWA Membership Registration, passport renewal, and OEC processing, among others. It should be noted that appointment dates might take longer, so it is best to visit the website as soon as possible.

If you have concerns or other transactions with MWO, you are required to register for your appointment. To do so, go to www.polodoha.com and create an account. Once you have an account, you will be able to navigate the website. You can also refer to this website to find out the email addresses of other concerned government offices, especially if you need shelter.

Clients are also reminded to bring their complete and valid documents when going to MWO. The appointed dates and times are strictly observed, and you would not want to waste your time if you report to the office with incomplete documents.

It is also best to check the website for future announcements such as holidays or adjusted hours, so you can manage your time properly.

Mandate of the Migrant Workers Office

The Migrant Workers Office (formerly known as the Philippine Overseas Labor Office) serves as the operating arm for implementing Philippine labor policies and enacting programs to protect the welfare and interests of Filipino workers abroad. The office also assists in verifying employment contracts and other documents related to one’s employment. Moreover, MWO coordinates and supervises the operations of other migrant workers centers.

MWO also hosts socio-cultural activities organized by the Philippine government or other entities. The office finds ways to implement community development and relations programs for its clients.

MWO Hotlines

  • OEC/BM Concerns -33182459
  • MWOFRC/Shelter -50540707
  • OWWA Concerns – 30921758
  • Assistance to Nationals – 51184242 
  • SSS – 55915961
  • Pag-IBIG – 50711514

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