Guide to the Migrant Workers Office in Tokyo (MWO-Tokyo)

The Migrant Workers Office in Tokyo (MWO-Tokyo), formerly known as Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)-Tokyo, is one of two offices of the Philippines’ Department of Migrant Workers in Japan.

Its main services are:

  • Accreditation of Japanese companies that employ Filipinos
  • Contract verification and welfare services for Filipino workers

MWO-Tokyo does not collect fees for the verification process.

Prefectures served by MWO-Tokyo

MWO-Tokyo serves the following regions of Japan: Hokkaidō, Tōhoku, Kantō and Chūbu (only four prefectures).

For all other prefectures and regions, visit MWO-Osaka.

General guidelines for document submission

  1. Process cycle time is 10 to 15 business days.
  2. Use the standard A4-size paper for documents.
  3. Do not staple the documents; only use paper clips.
  4. Documents should be arranged in the order written on the checklist.
  5. All details must be encoded/typewritten (no erasures).
  6. Signatures and hanko must be original (E-signature not acceptable).
  7. Each Japanese document should have a separate English translation, with an attached certificate of translation, or affixed with name, signature and/or inkan of the translator.

How to mail documents

What you need

  1. Two (2) Letterpack Plus (red) envelopes: one to mail the documents to MWO-Tokyo, and one for them to mail the documents back to you.
  2. Required documents


  1. Write your name, address and phone number on the return letterpack.
    :warning: Take photos of the tracking numbers of both letterpacks so you can track them at the Japan Post website.
  2. Put the documents and return letterpack inside the other letterpack and mail them to MWO-Tokyo:
    MWO-Tokyo Philippine Embassy
    5-15-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8537

Migrant Workers Office Tokyo, Japan seal

Contact Information

MWO-Tokyo is located inside the compound of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo.


Address and phone numbers

Address MWO-Tokyo Philippine Embassy
5-15-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8537
〒106-8537 東京都港区六本木5-15-5
Tel (03) 6441-0428
(03) 6441-0478
(03) 6441-0959 OWWA
Fax (03) 6441-3436


For welfare concerns
For accreditation
For contract verification, OEC and other labor-related concerns



At the top of the MWO Tokyo organizational chart is Labor Attaché Ramon Lamberto C. Pastrana.

The Labor Employment Facilitation Services Unit is headed by Assistant Labor Attaché Barwin Scott P. Villordon. This section deals mainly with the verification of employment contracts and other employment-related documents including the accreditation of Japanese employers.

The Welfare Services Unit of the MWO Tokyo is headed by Welfare Officer Geronico M. Herrera. This section assists Filipino workers in their problems arising out of the employer-employee relationship.

Title Name
Labor Attaché Ramon Lamberto C. Pastrana
Assistant Labor Attaché Barwin Scott P. Villordon
Processing Officers Nancy J. Oyco, Luisito M. Limbo, Rowena H. Recio, Josefa G. Monterey, Patrick E. Tenorio
Front Desk Officer & Interpreter Arisa D. Kiyono
Welfare Officer Geronico M. Herrera
Welfare Assistance Officer Josie G. Damaso
Welfare Assistance Support Officers & Interpreters Yuriko Seki, Hanako Fujisawa

MWO Tokyo organizational chart