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Jul
27
2016

Oman extended multiple entry visa validity to 3 months

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Oman revised its rule with their multiple entry visa by stretching validity to three months instead of three weeks.

 

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Oman extended multiple entry visa validity

Multiple entry visa holder can now return to the Sultanate for two three-month periods within a year.

 

Oman officials said this move will help investors and tourists have more time to roam the country and spend their money, generating more income for the sultanate.

 

Citizens of 30 countries including United Kingdom, most of central Europe, Ireland and parts of eastern Europe are eligible for the new visa rule. However, India, Bangladesh and Philippines’ residents are required to have a sponsor in Oman before they can apply for the new extended visa.

 

 

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Jul
21
2016

TESDA Online Courses OFWs Can Take

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TESDA Online Program

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) can take online courses offered by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to acquire certification needed for their work abroad.

 

TESDA’s free online program was created so technical education will be accessible to Filipinos as an effective way of learning with the use of internet.

 

An OFW can take online programs by signing up first for an account with a valid email address.

 

Some of the online courses OFWs can choose from includes:

  • Waiter servicing
  • Room attendant servicing
  • Valet servicing
  • Laundry servicing
  • Provide housekeeping services to guests
  • Guest room attendant servicing
  • Diesel engine tune up
  • Automotive battery servicing
  • Packaged air conditioner unit servicing
  • Swedish massage
  • Thai massage
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Ship’s catering
  • Software development fundamentals
  • CAD/CAM operation
  • Android development for beginners
  • UX design for mobile developers

 

For the complete list of courses, go to TESDA’s website.

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Jul
15
2016

OFWs can now renew passports at Robinson’s Galleria

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OFWs will no longer wait in line to renew their passports.

 

The Department of Foreign Affairs or DFA opened their satellite office located inside Robinson’s Galleria for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

 

DFA National Capital Region-Central satellite office at the mall will assist passport renewal for OFWs.

 

OFW passport applicants with complete documents who will come before 12 noon may expect their passport renewal processed on the same day. The satellite office will entertain OFWs from 8am to 12 noon, even if the mall opens at 10am.

 

For further information, OFWs may approach the DFA NCR-Central or call (+632) 631-0806 or email them at dfa.ncr.central@gmail.com.

 

Related article:

DFA’s OFW Lane in Robinsons Galleria Soon to Open

 

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Jul
6
2016

POEA to OFWs: Don’t pay for an Australian visa

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Overseas Filipino workers or OFWs were advised by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) not to pay for their Australian visa for a job abroad.

 

POEA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said applicants should be careful of job offer that requires payment for work or sponsorship visas.

 

The Australian government had passed its Migration Amendment Act last December 2015 which also prohibits sponsor, visa applicant or other third party engaging in a paid transaction for the following:

 

  • Nominating to sponsor a person
  • Becoming an approved sponsor
  • Threatening to dismiss someone affecting their visa status, and;
  • Withdrawing a nomination application

 

Violating this which is considered as criminal offense will result to two-years imprisonment or a fine of $64,000 for a person and $324,000 for a company or organization.

 

However, the Australian government said they will allow payment of a reasonable amount for professional fees to registered migration agents for services such as preparing, lodging, and advising the outcome of an immigration application.

 

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Jul
1
2016

PhilEmbassy in Riyadh close for Eid El-Fitr

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The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh posted in its website that they will be close on July 5-7, 2016 for the celebration of Eid El-Fitr of the Muslims in Saudi Arabia.

 

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Overseas Filipino workers in the kingdom are advised to do transactions in the embassy when they return to regular working hours on July 10, 2016.

 

 

 

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