According to the Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia, all OFWs in Saudi should get a police clearance before their departure from the country.
“The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh reiterates its advice to Filipinos who think they may need a police clearance in the future to secure a Saudi Police Clearance before final exit or departure from the Kingdom. The police clearance is a requirement for those who seek employment or residency in other countries.”
How to Obtain a Saudi police Clearance
For OFWs who are still in Saudi Arabia:
- Get Letter of Endorsement (LOE) addressed to the police. The LOE may be obtained at the Philippine embassy.
- Copy of passport, iqama, and pay a fee of SR100.00 (P1,140.41)
- Bring the LOE to the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs for authentication. Present the authenticated LOE before the police authorities for the police clearance
For OFWs who have already left Saudi:
- Request Letter addressed to the Embassy stating the purpose of the Police Clearance and email address, if any
- A duly accomplished Fingerprint Card obtained through the State Police of the country where the applicant is presently residing.
- Photocopy of passport used in Saudi Arabia clearly showing the applicant’s photograph and all visas. Copy of iqama.
- Two recently 2 X 2 colored pictures with white background
- Other relevant documents, if any, to support the application for Police Clearance
- Embassy’s notarial: SR100.00 (US$25.00)
- Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs authentication fee of SR30.00 (US$7.50)
For Filipinos who have already left the kingdom, the process is longer and may take two to three months upon receipt of documents and payment. In an announcement on its website, the embassy also advised Filipinos to remit fees amounting to SR130, excluding bank charges to the Saudi Hollandi Bank, Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh, account of the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, account number 037-040-790-790.
Apparently, the Embassy’s Dollar Bank Account previously used for such remittance has been closed.