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What Are the 5 Steps to Know about Renewing Your Philippine ePassport in Saudi Arabia?

If you find yourself in need of an ePassport renewal in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, there are certain things that you need to keep in mind. And with its benefits, every Filipino should consider getting one for ease of use and travel anywhere in the world. In travel papers, the MRP meets the ICAO’s [...]

Pag-IBIG Programs & Services for OFWs in Saudi Arabia

In an earlier post, we shared about the Social Security System and where you can pay contributions as an OFW. Today, we are going to talk about another Philippine government corporation: the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF), or more commonly known as the Pag-IBIG Fund. Basically, the Pag-IBIG Fund offers a national savings program that enables [...]

Insurance for COVID-19 Now A Requirement to Enter Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has announced that all passengers who test positive for COVID-19 but do not require hospitalization would be placed in institutional quarantine for 10-14 days, depending on their condition of recuperation. READ ALSO: Saudi to Require All Travelers to Complete Online COVID-19 Registration Before Entry According to the most recent requirements, all airlines must [...]

Gov’t to Require All Travelers to Complete Online COVID-19 Registration Before Entry

According to a circular issued on Thursday, June 17, by Saudi Arabia’s civil aviation authority, all international visitors and their companions, including Filipinos visiting the Kingdom, must register for their Coronavirus (COVID-19) immunization data prior to departure. The ability to register one’s vaccination status online would help to speed up travel procedures at Saudi airports [...]

How to Apply for Saudi Police Clearance

A police clearance is a document which certifies that a person has no pending legal cases or criminal records in the place where he/she resides in. It is a common requirement when applying for a job, applying for residency or citizenship in another country, and other similar purposes. In Saudi Arabia, a police clearance may [...]

Where to Pay SSS Contributions in Saudi Arabia

Have you recently arrived to work here in Saudi Arabia? Are you wondering how you can continue paying your Social Security System (SSS) contributions? In this article, we will talk about the SSS program, its benefits, and representative offices in the Kingdom. The SSS is a government-run social insurance program in the Philippines for workers in the [...]

In an earlier post, we shared a guide for Filipinos who are planning to get married in Saudi Arabia. This time around, we are going to talk about another family-related topic: how to report the birth of a child who is born to Filipino parents in Saudi Arabia. Reporting a child’s birth to the Philippine [...]

Vaccinated Travelers Entering Saudi Exempt from Quarantine

Vaccinated travelers will not be subjected to quarantine upon arrival in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi government announced on Tuesday (June 1). The quarantine requirements for those who had been fully immunized were lifted by the Kingdom’s General Authority of Civil Aviation. READ ALSO: COVID-19 Vaccine for OFWs Must Be Shouldered by Employers – PH Gov’t [...]

Etiquette for Businesses - Do's and Don'ts in the Workplace

A few months ago, we shared the story of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who got fired for making a TikTok video in the workplace, while wearing a job uniform. Although this may not seem like a big deal in some countries, it is considered a serious matter here in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For [...]

How to Apply for the Philippine National ID Online – 3 Steps

On Friday, April 30, online applications for the national ID began, with the aim of registering 70 million Filipinos in the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) by the end of 2021. READ ALSO: How to Renew your Philippine Passport in Saudi Arabia The Republic Act No. 11055, also known as the “Philippine Identification System Act,” established [...]