Overstaying Pinoys in Saudi urged to 'correct' status now
MANILA - Overstaying Filipinos in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia are urged not to wait until the last minute to avail of the chance to be repatriated during the correction period.
"The Embassy calls on all overstaying Filipinos in Riyadh to proceed now to the Deportation Office (Jawazat Wafideen) and avail of the facilities under the correction period before 03 November 2013 and avoid penalties and imprisonment," said Ambassador Ezzedin Tago.
Tago said this will avoid delay in the processing of their documents by Deportation authorities especially before the E’id il Adha holidays from October 11 to 20.
Since the start of the correction period, over 3,000 Filipinos in the kingdom have been repatriated using Philippine government funds.
The embassy and consulate will continue to provide assistance for the repatriation of Filipinos during the correction period.
For those in Riyadh, the schedule at Jawazat Wafideen are as follows:
When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Where: Women’s Section, Jawazat Wafideen
Times: From 5:00 PM
Requirements: Iqama; or Original passport with entry visa or records; or Those with fingerprint (basamat) record or printout; Valid Travel Document or passport
Where: Men’s Section, Jawazat Wafideen
Times: From 5:00PM
Requirements: Original iqama; or Original passport with entry visa or records; or Those with fingerprint (basamat) record or printout; Valid Travel Document or passport
The embassy also reminds Filipinos of the following:
• Proceed early to Wafideen. Nationals from other countries are also included in the designated schedule for Filipinos;
• Ensure that there are no pending car registrations, bank loans, or unpaid traffic violation penalty or any other records under your name before proceeding to Wafideen. Those who have pending blotter or police records will also not be issued exit visas.
• Ensure that all documents presented are authentic. Possession of fake documents may result in imprisonment.
For those in the Eastern Region, the Jawazat in Dammam accepts Filipino any day of the week.
Those who do not have the following are advised to coordinate with the embassy:
• Original iqamas
• original passport with entry visa records
• Those whose fingerprints have not been registered in the Immigration database or those who cannot secure a printout of their immigration records
"Such cases will be brought by the embassy to the attention of concerned Saudi authorities," the embassy said.