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Filipino Community in Saudi Arabia Urged to Heed Saudi Ministry of Health Guidance on MERS Coronavirus

April 15, 2014 Embassy Advisories 8 Hits
No. PR-053-2014 15 April 2014 Filipino Community in Saudi Arabia Urged to Heed Saudi Ministry of Health Guidance on MERS Coronavirus (Riyadh, 15 April 2014) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh urges the Filipino…

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February 26, 2014 Embassy Advisories 1235 Hits
Philippine Embassy in Riyadh Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Press Release PR-030-2014-F27 February 2014 “Call Center” ng Kagawaran sa Paggawa ng Saudi Arabia920001173 (Filipino version)(Riyadh, Ika-26 ng Pebrero 2014) Ipinapaalam ng Embahada ng Pilipinas sa…
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Extension of Passport Validity

The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh announces that the regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization require that all non-machine readable passports should be out of circulation before 24 November 2015. 

                                                

Filipinos in the Kingdom are advised to secure an appointment for the renewal of their non-machine readable passports and secure an ePassport to avoid problems in the future.


However, non-machine readable passports that are valid for less than six (6) months or those that have already expired may be EXTENDED IN THE FOLLOWING INSTANCES (in accordance with DFA instructions):


  1. Death in the family requiring the OFW and members of his/her dependentfamily to urgently travel to the Philippines;
  2. Medical emergencies requiring the OFW and members of his/her dependent family to urgently travel to the Philippines or another country for medical treatment;
  3. OFWs returning to their employers abroad with valid employment contracts processed by the POEA; and
  4. Those going home on final exit visas.

In these instances, proof of urgency such as a copy of the death certificate, medical certificate, valid employment contracts processed by the POEA or the Philippine Overseas Labor Office of the Embassy or the Consulate, along with plane tickets with confirmed flight details shall be presented.

 

ONCE THE EXTENSION IS GRANTED, THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS SHALL THEN APPLY:

 

  1. THE EXTENSION SHALL ONLY BE DONE ONCE AND SHALL NOT BE BEYOND 31 OCTOBER 2015;
  2. The applicant shall also apply for an ePassport at the same time the application for the extension is filed with the Embassy or Consulate;
  3. Payment of the consular fees for the extension of the passport and the application for the ePassport; and
  4. The extended passport shall be submitted for cancellation on the date of the release of the ePassport. 

Those who are going home on final exit visas shall no longer be required to apply for ePassports with the Embassy.

 

Applications for extension of the validity of passports of persons who will be travelling for visit or tourism purposes only shall not be given due course.