How to Get Your SSS Number While You're Abroad as OFW
By KD On 2/04/2016
If You're an OFW, here are 3 Ways to Get Your SSS Number While Abroad:
1. Get your SSS Number at the SSS Branch Office in the country where you are.
As of today, there are 20 SSS branches in 16 other countries. Here's a list of SSS branches overseas.
Bring your ID and birth certificate (original and copy). If you don't have your birth certificate, your SSS number will be temporary. You can make it a permanent SSS number later on when you're able to present your birth certificate at any SSS branch.
2. Get your SSS number online.
Your SSS number will be temporary. It will become permanent after you present your birth certificate at any SSS branch.
Go to this SSS page to apply for your SSS number online.
3. Mail your SSS OW-1 form to SSS Diliman, Quezon City.
Download the OW-1 form here: Overseas Worker Record (OW-1)
You can also get it here: SSS OW-1 form
Print the form and fill it up. Prepare a copy of your birth certificate and your ID.
Send your documents by postal mail to:
International Affairs and Branch Expansion Office
SSS Building, East Avenue
Diliman, Quezon City
You can also send your documents by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attach a scan of your birth certificate and your ID.
If you like to start paying your contributions as soon as possible, get your SSS number online,
then send your OW-1 form and a copy of your birth certificate and ID to SSS. Write your SSS number in your form because you already have your SSS number.
You can ask your family to pay for you at any branch of SSS, Bayad Center or SM Business Center.
The minimum monthly contributions for OFWs is 500 pesos.
Here's the latest table of SSS contributions.
Later on, after a few months, enroll in online SSS so you can check your SSS payments and records.
Remember to change your password every 6 months.