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Aug
25
2016

SSS Office in Jeddah’s Work Schedule for September

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The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia announced that the Social Security System (SSS) office will be open on all Saturdays of September, 2016. SSS officers will assists overseas Filipino workers who would settle their past-due loans.

 

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Aug
12
2016

KSA King offers assistance to stranded OFWs

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Overseas Filipino workers or OFWs will received support from the Ministry of Labor in Saudi Arabia as ordered by the king.

 

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Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III said King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia instructed the Ministry of Labor to give assistance to the more than 11,000 jobless OFWs affected by the crisis in Gulf states.

 

Among the support to be given are:

  • Waiver of immigration penalties due to expired working visas
  • Plane fares for OFWs returning to the Philippines
  • Food aid
  • Re-employment assistance for OFWs who wants to work in other companies
  • Legal assistance to money claims

 

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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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