PhilEmb Advisory re: Passport Extensions


PHILIPPINE EMBASSY Advisory 120-2011

4 December 2011

DFA Discontinues Gratis Passport Extensions

The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh advises Filipinos in the Kingdom that the Department of Foreign Affairs has discontinued the extension of Machine Readable Ready Passports (MRRPs) gratis (free of charge) as the delivery of electronic passports (e-Passports) has normalized.

Those applying for the extension of their passports’ validity shall be required to pay the consular fee for the extension of passport’s validity. The fee for extension of passport validity is 80 Saudi riyals.

However, applications for extension of passport’s validity may be given due course only when the applicants simultaneously file their applications for e-Passports. The fee for passport renewal is 240 Saudi riyals.

The Embassy urges all Filipinos to check the validity of their passports, and to ensure they apply for renewal of their passports early or at least six months before the expiry of their passports in order to avoid any inconveniences.

The Embassy also reiterates to all applicants its earlier advice for them to secure an appointment for passport renewal through text (SMS) to 0560503895 or preferably online on the website (blue button on the right side) which provides for instant confirmations for appointments. Only a limited number of walk-in applicants are accepted at the Embassy’s Consular Section, and an appointment makes time spent at the Embassy shorter.

The requirements for passport renewal are the original passport, photo copy of data pages, accomplished application, and fee of 240 Saudi riyals.END

Contact information re: Philippine Embassy in Riyadh. Fax  No. 482–3945, Email:  filembry@sbm.net.sa. For more information, please visit Philippine Embassy website: http://www.philembassy–‐riyadh.org .

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8 thoughts on “PhilEmb Advisory re: Passport Extensions

  1. Hi good day, mag eexpire po ang passport ng husband ko ng july 2012, sa august po sya uuwi. pwede po kayang ipa extend and validity ng passport nya. currectly working po sya sa riyadh. thanks

  2. Sir mag expire na passport ko sa september 2012, uwi ako ngayong march 2012 at mag renew ako passport sa pinas at pagbalik ko sa saudi ng may 2012, na bago at renew na ang passport ko, di ba magkkaproblema sa immigration sa exit reentry visa ko, dahil bago na ang passport number ko. sa bahrain causeway immigration ako dadaan.
    salamat,
    alan

    • Puwede kang mag renew ng passport sa Pinas dahil malayo pa naman ang September. Siguradoin mo lang na kasama po ang old passport mo sa new passport pag daan mo ng immigration dahil sa old passport mo naka tatak ang iyong visa at ang tatak kung kailang ka umalis sa bansang iyong pinagtrabahoan at dumating sa paliparan ng Pinas.

  3. thats good to know mr. bong. plano ko kasing lumipat ng ibang kompanya sa saudi rin. sisiguraduhin ko lang na mabigyan ako ng exit visa. pag sa pinas nako dun kona lang ipa renew ang passport ko bago ko esubmit sa agency for visa issuance. tama po ba ang plano ko?

  4. Sir magandang araw po. Sa May 2012 mag e expire passport ko. Kung mag exit ako sa march kelangan pa bang ipa renew ito or hinde na? I’m thinking the latter since exit visa na ilalagay sa passport ko. Appreciate your response thanks in advance. Bert M.

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