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Philippine Missions in UAE Gear Up for Midterm Elections

Registered voters in the Philippines will soon be voting for their preferred candidates in the 2019 Midterm Elections. The same goes for millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are all set to vote from April 13 to May 13 in Philippine missions around the world! ALSO READ: President Duterte Wins TIME 100 Reader Poll Here… Read more

PCG-Dubai to Hold Free Seminar on Starting a Business in the PH

Perhaps one of the greater goals that many OFWs have is to put up a business that can support themselves and their families as early as now, or even when they reach retirement age. Though working abroad as an OFW has a lot of benefits and advantages such as seeing more of the world and… Read more

OFW who Jumped off Dubai Building Hired via Social Media - DFA 4

Just the other day, we shared the news story about a Filipina worker who jumped off the third floor of a building in Dubai. Apparently, she tried to escape from her employment agency, which had been holding her captive, not giving her any food, and even keeping her passport. According to the 27-year-old Filipina, she accepted a… Read more

how to renew philippine passport dubai

For Filipinos wanting to renew their Philippine Passport in Dubai, or needing to upgrade to the ePassport, this is a post to guide you about the process. If your passport is about to expire, don’t wait further as you might get denied to travel. Please get an appointment and then head over to the PCG… Read more

how to notarize documents pcg dubai

Whether you are getting married, applying for NBI clearance, or processing officials documents, you will need to have these notarized at the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Dubai. The notarization is a process in which documents are authenticated (with red ribbon) in order to validate them. In our case, we were applying for a loan… Read more

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