Press Release No. 088-2012
29 May 2012
Ambassador Ezzedin H. Tago thanked the Filipino community leaders and volunteers in the Eastern Region who helped the Embassy consular team during the Embassy’s 10th consular outreach in 2012 and the 7th consular outreach for the Eastern Region.
“We fully appreciate the sincere volunteerism and bayanihan of the community members in the Eastern Region,” said Ambassador Tago.
The Philippine Embassy team traveled about 400 kilometers to Al-Khobar and rendered consular services to 763 Filipinos over the weekend of 24-25 May.
Consul Mohd. Noordin Pendosina Noor Lomondot led the consular team which encoded 536 e-passport applications, 6 lost passports and processed 166 notary, 8 authentication, 16 birth registration, and 29 emergency passport extensions.
The Embassy team also included Mr. Melchor Remoral, Ms. Masrisa Nasser-Pancoga, Mr. Acas Bayabao Jr., , Mr. Saipoden Manalao, Ms. Eva Dionio, Mr. Manuel Duran Jr., and Finance Officer Ms. Aniline Punzalan.
The next Embassy on Wheels will be on 14-15 June 2012 at Al-Jazeera International School Dammam at Al-Rakah District in Al-Khobar and this will be devoted for passport services only.
The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh announces the temporary suspension of E-Passport appointments through SMS or text messages effective 01 June 2012. This is for both consular outreach and for appointments in Riyadh.
All applicants for renewal are advised to schedule an appointment for the renewal of their passport through the Embassy’s website www.philembassy-riyadh.org. The online appointment system allows the passport applicant to choose the date and time of their preferred appointment, and confirms through an email sent by the software.
As appointments for the next two consular outreach missions are full, the Embassy also reminded all Filipinos to plan their intention to apply for a passport well ahead of the expiry date due to the demand for appointments and passports and the capacity of the team to process the biometrics of applicants.