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Calling on Filipinos to Join Pageant Contests at Bayanihan Festival 2018 6

Last week, Philippine Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes invited everyone to Bayanihan Festival 2018, which will be held on December 21 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The festival is an annual event held by the Philippine Consulate in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The Bayanihan Organizing Committee, along with JCA Event Organizers LLC, is… Read More

amnesty uae 2018

PCG Dubai has released a statement concerning the UAE amnesty program for illegal residents. The program will take effect from 1 August to 31 October 2018 and they advise visa violators who want to take part in it to file during the amnesty period. Note: This applies to those who have visas in Dubai. For… Read More

When working abroad, Filipinos go to the Philippine embassy to process important documents. For instance, when Pinoys in Dubai need to renew their passport or apply for a marriage certificate, they head to the office of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in the emirate. However, since embassies often operate on weekdays, most Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)… Read More

If you are planning to renew your passport anytime soon, then you need to make an online appointment. According to the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai, “walk-in” applications for passport renewal will no longer be accepted starting April 10, 2018. Through a recent advisory, the Consulate announced that only certain groups of people are exempted from… Read More

10 years passport validity philippines

Good news to Filipinos especially those who are abroad as the issuance of the 10-year validity of our Philippine passports has begun in January 3, 2018. In a statement from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Director Geronimo Suliguin, officer in charge for DFA-Office of Public Diplomacy, mentioned that January 1 and 2 were holidays, so… Read More

In a recent forum, Dubai Police urged Filipinos to be “partners” in upholding the laws of the UAE. They encouraged the Filipino community to dial “901” when needed, as well as to download and use the smart apps of the Dubai Police for a better and safer UAE. These specific reminders came up during a… Read More

nbi clearance application dubai

For Filipino citizens, the NBI Clearance is a document which states that they are cleared of any criminal records. Although this is not often a requirement for working in Dubai, you might find yourself needing it for other purposes, such as migration to another country. Fortunately, you do not have to be in the Philippines… Read More

things to know when doing charity in dubai

The PCG (Philippine Consulate General) in Dubai and the Northern Emirates advises Filipinos working in the UAE  to avoid spearheading fund/charity drives without legal approval. As decreed in 2015 by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, VP and PM of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, Decree No (9) states that “Collection of… Read More

immigration filipinos fake documents uae

Filipinos travelling to UAE, beware of using forged or fake documents. In 2015, close to 2000 Pinoys were off-loaded due to this scenario. The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai has posted a press release where Filipinos use ‘spurious papers’ and were endorsed for a second screening because of possessing questionable documents such Affidavits of Support and… Read More

vote-elections-filipino-dubai

We recently dropped by the PCG office to cast our votes for this upcoming Philippine National Elections. For overseas Filipino workers, our voting schedule started last April 9 and will end this May 9. The month-long voting gives us time to plan our days off or time off from work to visit the Consulate in… Read More

social media uae post warning PCG Dubai

A reminder to all UAE residents to avoid posting rumors on Social Media. The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai and the Northern Emirates reminds Filipinos to avoid publishing rumors on social media sites. 1 Million AED Fine for Damaging Social Peace and Public Order A press release from PCG says to “refrain from posting or… Read More

philippine passport validity extension

The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai and the Northern Emirates announced that all applications of extension of passport validity were accommodated last 30 December 2015. After this date, no extensions of passports will be granted unless authorized by the Department of Foreign Affairs. Those passports that need extension due to various emergencies are usually granted… Read More

How to get married in Dubai for Filipinos

For Filipinos currently living in the Dubai and wish to get married, here we share the steps and process at the the Philippine Consulate General office located in Al Qusais. Below is a guide, tips and and document requirements to submit and accomplish. Please be guided accordingly to the procedures that you need to take in order to… Read More