Advisory on Procedures to Obtain Final Exit for Repatriation


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Advisory on Procedures to Obtain Final Exit for Repatriation

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The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh advises all Filipinos in the Kingdom who have decided to be repatriated to the Philippines of the procedures of concerned Saudi authorities for repatriation.

Pursuant to the announcement issued by the Saudi Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Labor on the exemptions and facilitations approved by Royal decree regarding violations of the rules and regulations of residency and labor laws, the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh informs all Filipinos of the following procedures for repatriation:

FOR MEN 

Requirements

1. Iqama (or copy of iqama)

–   In the absence of iqama, must be able to provide the iqama number

2. Valid Philippine Passport or Philippine Travel Document (TD)

–   Visit philembassy-riyadh.org for instructions on how to retrieve “surrendered” passports;

–   If you do not have a valid passport, request for the issuance of TD, submit copy of passport (or any other ID showing picture and full name) and 2 pcs. passport-size photos. TD issuance is free of charge.

Procedures:

  1. Ensure clearance from pending liabilities (car registrations, bank loans, etc.)
  2. Apply in person to the Directorate General for Expatriates (Idaratul Wafeedin). See attached map.
  3. Secure your immigration record print-out
  4. Secure an endorsement for issuance of exit visa
  5. Secure exit visa stamp
  6. Secure immediate airline booking. Exit visas expire within 7 days.

The no objection of the previous employer is not a requirement.

FOR WOMEN (SEMI-SKILLED AND SKILLED WORKERS)

Requirements

1. Iqama (or copy of iqama)

–    In the absence of iqama, must be able to provide the iqama number

2. Valid Philippine Passport or Philippine Travel Document (TD)

–  Visit philembassy-riyadh.org for instructions on how to retrieve “surrendered” passports;

–   If you do not have a valid passport, request for issuance of TD, submit copy of passport (or any other ID showing picture and fullname) and 2 pcs. passport-size photos. TD issuance is free of charge.

Procedures:

  1. Apply in person to the Directorate General for Expatriates (Idaratul Wafeedin). See below map.
  2. Secure your immigration record print-out
  3. Secure an endorsement for issuance of exit visa
  4. Secure exit visa stamp
  5. Secure immediate airline booking. Exit visas expire within 7 days.

FOR WOMEN HOUSEHOLD SERVICE WORKERS (HSWs)

(For endorsement to the Saudi Social Welfare Authority-SSWA)

Procedures:

  1. Ensure that you have previously enlisted for assistance with the Embassy.
  2. If you have not yet enlisted, call Mr. Richard Senerez of POLO-Riyadh at 011-481-6448.
  3. If you have enlisted, POLO is calling female HSWs for endorsement to the SWA in batches of 30 per day and calls days in advance.  Please wait for the call.  If you are called and you say you are not ready, you will be drop to the end of the list.

There is no need to come to the Embassy, POLO-Riyadh or Bahay Kalinga to enlist.

All Filipinos are advised to regularly visit the Embassy’s website at www.philembassy-riyadh.org for updates and advisories on the latest developments.END

Source: Philippine Embassy in Riyadh/ No. PR-086- 2013/ 14 May 2013

Location: Directorate General for Expatriates (Idaratul Wafeedin)

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