DOLE Prescribing Guidelines on One-Time Financial Assistance For Displaced OFWs Due to COVID-19 - “DOLE-AKAP for OFWs”

POLO –Dubai will accept applications for the one time financial assistance of P10,000 or AED 730 for displaced OFWs on account of COVID-19.

Her are the informations on how to avail  this financial assistance for OFWs called “DOLE-AKAP for OFWs”


1  Workers must be either

        A)  Regular / Documented OFWs as defined in the 2016 Revised POEA Rules and Regulations, as follows

             -Those who possess valid passport and appropriate visas or permits to stay and work in the receiving country, and

             -Those contracts of employment have been processed by the POEA or the POLO   or

       B)  Qualified undocumented  OFWs, as follows

             -Those who were originally regular or documented workers but for some reason or cause have lost their regular documented status

           -Those whore not registered with the POEA or whose contracts were processed by the POEA or the POLO, but have undertaken actions to regularize their contract or status,  or

          -Those who are not registered by POEA or whose contracts were not processed by POEA or the POLO , but were active OWWA members by the time of availment.


2  Those who have experienced job displacement due to receiving country’s imposition of lockdown or community quarantine or having been infected by the disease, and

3   Must not receive any financial support / assistance from the receiving countries / employers


HERE ARE THE APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR THE ON-SITE OFWS ( Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras Al Kaimah and Umm Al Quwain)

1  Accomplished application form for Special Cash Assistance (download form @ via   or

       A) Submit the accomplished form with the following requirements throughthis link 

        B) Copy of valid passport with employment visa

       C)  Proof of overseas employment  ( eg  verified employment contract , OEC, valid OWWA   membership, etc)

       D)  Proof of loss of employment on account of COVID-19 (termination letter or notice of termination due to COVID-19)

       E)  For OFWs who became undocumented through no fault of their own, proof that OFW is currently involved in ongoing case ( e.g case reference number or endorsement stamped by POLO, among others)

2   Upon receipt of the worker’s requirements, POLO shall evaluate the documents and shall notify the worker through email of the approval or disapproval of the application.

3   POLO shall release to the approved OFW the AED730.00 through bank transfer / money remittance


For those who are in Abu Dhabi you may visit  for the APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR THE ON-SITE OFWS

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