The Filipino community is advised that the Philippine Embassy will be opening a field office in Riyadh for the following consular services:
WHAT : CONSULAR FIELD OFFICE FOR
- Travel Documents
- Releasing of Found Surrendered Passports
- Extension of Found Surrendered Passports
- Requesting Search for Surrendered Passports
WHERE : ELITE International School ( Olaya District, P.O. Box 60949, Riyadh 11555)
WHEN : Saturday, 18 May 2013 – Wednesday, 5 June 2013 (Saturdays to Wednesdays, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM)
The Embassy would like to remind Filipinos that the current grace period of the Saudi Government for correcting irregular residency and labor status ends on 3 July 2013.
Those who have no new employer to transfer to, especially those without a valid passport, are advised to go home to the Philippines before the end of the grace period. They can still return to Saudi Arabia in the future if they are able to obtain valid visas.
Those requiring Travel Documents are those who intend to go home to the Philippines during the current grace period.
The requirements for Travel Documents are:
- Colored photo with white background (preferably passport size)
- Duly-accomplished passport application form (available both at the field office and from the Embassy website)
- Copy of old passport or other supporting documents
- No fees, free of charge
Found Surrendered Passports
Those who received calls from the Embassy can claim their found surrendered passports at the consular field office. The passport will be only be released to the person it was issued to. No representatives allowed. This service is free of charge.
Those who want to extend the validity of their found surrendered passports can also do so at the consular field office. The extended validity will be one year. The fee is SAR 80.00
Filipinos can also come to the consular field office and submit a request, via a drop-box, to find his / her surrendered passport in the Embassy’s database. The Filipino should then await a call from the Embassy regarding his request. Request forms are available at the field office. This service is free of charge. (END)
Philippine Embassy in Riyadh (Press Release No. PR-088- 2013 15 May 2013)