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How to Pay Traffic Violations in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia operates an efficient system of records of residents under the Ministry of Interior, where authorities can track offenses and violations committed against the law. Of course, accumulating violations on your record most especially if you’re an expat could mean trouble for you in the long run. Therefore, it’s important that we always follow [...]

Saudi Arabia Expects Employment Boom during Taif Season Amid Tourism Surge

The month of August is not only important for Saudis this year because of the Haj, but it also marked the beginning of Taif’s ‘Summer Season’, which is expected to create jobs and investment opportunities for young Saudis and SMEs. According to the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), as many as 15,000 [...]

How to Apply for Voluntary PhilHealth Membership for OFWs in Saudi Arabia

There’s no telling when accidents or medical emergencies can happen during our lifetime, it can take place early on or even later on life. However, it’s not important to know when these things will happen, but what we do before these things happen, especially when you’re living overseas and have the capacity to prepare for [...]

'Hello, Love, Goodbye' is First Filipino Film to Screen in Jeddah

Last year, history was made when the first cinema opened in Saudi Arabia, followed by the opening of the first multiplex in the Kingdom. Just recently, another milestone has been made… this time by the Philippine entertainment industry! ALSO READ: Aerial Video Shows Stunning Views of Saudi Arabia That’s right! The film “Hello, Love, Goodbye” is making history [...]

How to Apply for an Iqama (Residence Permit)

Aside from your visa, another important document that you should have when living in Saudi Arabia is the Iqama. All expats are required to have an Iqama while residing in the Kingdom. ALSO READ: Removal of Red Ribbon from Authentication Certificates Basically, the Iqama is a residence permit indicating your legal status to live and work [...]

Things to Know About Saudi Arabia's 'Public Decency Law'

If you’ve been living in Saudi Arabia for quite some time, then you should already be familiar with some of the do’s and don’ts in the Kingdom. In recent months, however, the country’s leaders have been discussing new laws regarding public decorum or “decency.” ALSO READ: Saudi Arabia Guide for First-Time Visitors A few months ago, in March, [...]

ADVISORY Removal of Red Ribbon from Authentication Certificates

The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh has recently announced that it shall stop affixing the “red satin ribbon” on the authentication and acknowledgement of documents, as instructed by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to all Philippine Embassies and Consulates worldwide. ALSO READ: How to Apply for a Working Visa in Saudi Arabia The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah [...]

Different Types of Saudi Arabia Visa

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia offers great opportunities for work as well as plenty of amazing places to visit. Unless you are a citizen of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, or the UAE, however, you’re going to need a visa to before heading to this beautiful country. ALSO READ: List of Prohibited & Restricted Items in Saudi Arabia Currently, [...]

Shorter Work & Office Hours During Ramadan

Now that Ramadan has begun, Muslims all over the world practice fasting during the day. Their working hours have also been reduced throughout the duration of the Holy Month. ALSO READ: List of Saudi Arabia Public Holidays in 2019 As per the Saudi Labor Law, working and office hours are shortened during Ramadan. In today’s post, [...]

VFS Global Opens Ireland Visa Application Centre in Riyadh Al Khobar and Jeddah

Ireland is known for its beautiful landscapes, historic castles, and World Heritage Sites. If you’ve always wanted to go there, then we’ve got fantastic news! The Embassy of Ireland, in coordination with VFS Global, recently launched three new centres in Saudi Arabia! Today, citizens as well as expatriate residents of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can apply [...]