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PUBLIC ADVISORY

DOLE AKAP PROGRAM

The Philippine Embassy in Paris informs our Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in France and Monaco that the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Madrid (POLO-Madrid) will start accepting applications for the DOLE-AKAP, a one-time financial assistance amounting to USD 200.00 or its local currency equivalent for OFWs who experienced job displacement due to COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that the financial assistance will be approved and distributed by POLO-Madrid and not the Philippine Embassy in Paris.

Coverage and Eligibility

The following land-based and sea-based OFWs onsite are qualified to avail the DOLE-AKAP, to wit:

-Regular / documented OFWs or Qualified undocumented OFWs;
-At the jobsite and suffered job displacement due to COVID-19 starting 01 March 2020; and
-Must not receive or be eligible to apply or receive any financial support or assistance from the employer or government of France or Monaco.
-Have not received any financial assistance from OWWA due to COVID-19.

Documentary Requirements

The following documents shall be submitted to POLO Madrid at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assessment:

Scanned completely filled up Application Form downloadable at https://www.philembassymadrid.com/labor-services-2 or fill up an online application form at https://docs.google.co​​m/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfa4fDz6BJ3GQxKD_z2UmqEe2vnUITvsvZP5VtD-gQVjEQRJw/viewform and copies of:

-Data page of a valid Philippine Passport;
-Proof of overseas employment (valid POLO-verified employment contract, OEC, or pay slip);
-Copy of recent employment history from Social Security, if available;
-Proof of loss of employment on account of COVID-19 (e.g. notice of termination, certification from employer, etc.);
-Copy of worker´s residence card, if available;
-Proof of active OWWA membership, if available;
-Additional document/s as may be required.

Application Procedure

Upon receipt of the complete documents, POLO Madrid shall evaluate the application within five (5) working days and notify the OFW-applicant on the status of his/her application within five (5) working days following the evaluation.

Ineligibility of the applicant, misrepresentation of facts in the application, and submission of falsified documents are grounds for denial / disapproval of the application.

Disbursement of Funds

If the application is approved, the release of financial assistance shall primarily be through bank transfer or money remittance centers.

For further clarification/guidance on the availment of DOLE-AKAP, attached is the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), for reference. You may also send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here for the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

Click here for the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM