Press Release 069 – 2012
07 May 2012 - The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh sent a consular team led by Vice Consul Paulo Saret to Sakaka in Al-Jouf Region on 3-4 May 2012 to extend consular services. Sakaka is 1100 kilometers north of Riyadh.
The team included Mr. Arturo Arpia, Mr. Melchor Balladolid, and Mr. Acas Bayabao, Jr. from the Consular Section.
During the two-day consular outreach mission, the team served two hundred two (202) e-passport renewal applicants, and two (2) for lost passport. Two (2) passports were extended for those who would be traveling home very soon, five (5) Reports of Birth were documented, and six (6) notarial services were rendered, for a total of two hundred seventeen (217) clients served.
“I thank SAMPILAK, or Samahan ng mga Manggagawang Pilipino sa Al Jouf at Kahilagaan (SAMPILAK) and the Guardians AGWI, two community organizations based in Sakaka, for their invaluable help to our consular team and their spirit of bayanihan in services of Filipinos in Al-Jouf. Without their help, we could not have served our nationals as we had done,” Ambassador Tago said.
Consul Mohd Noordin Lomondot will lead the next consular outreach mission to Al-Khobar on 10-11 May at the Al-Jazeera International School in Al-Khobar. This mission will be limited to passport services only.
Consular services for passports are by appointment which could be requested by SMS (0540269731) or book online to the website (www.philembassy-riyadh.org).
The appointment system is free of charge and the applicants can enlist themselves directly by text or online on the Embassy’s website.
By SMS (text) send a text message to 0540269731 with the following:
EOW(space)full name(space)city in KSA
Example: EOW Juan Santos Dammam
On the Embassy’s website (book online): www.philembassy-riyadh.org
The EOWs for May and June are full. The next EOW with available slots is 12-13 July 2012.
Press Release 041-2012
12 March 2012
The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh reminds all Filipinos who applied for passports over six months ago and not claimed it yet to do so as soon as possible.
The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh and all Philippine Foreign Service missions have been reminded to strictly implement Department Order No. 37-03 dated 23 September 2003 requiring the cancellation of passports unclaimed after six months from issuance.
Applicants who fail to claim the new passport within the six (6) period have to re-apply and pay the prescribed passport fees.
The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh shall cancel all Philippine passports unclaimed by the applicants or their authorized representatives after six (6) months from the date of issuance.
Filipinos are reminded to inform their respective employers accordingly to avoid unnecessary inconveniences.