According to the Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia, the consular outreach mission scheduled at last week of October has been moved to October 18 to 19. Photo credit to kaagapaymo.org

According to the Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia, the consular outreach mission scheduled at last week of October has been moved to October 18 to 19.
The embassy stated in its website, the schedule was changed to accommodate the Hajj holidays.

The embassy said, “In observance of Hajj holidays the scheduled Embassy On Wheels (EOW) in Al Khobar on 25-26 October 2012 has been rescheduled to 18-19 October 2012.”

The venue of the Embassy on Wheels will be the Al Jazeera International School Dammam in Al Rakha District, Al Khobar.

The embassy added, for applicants of passport renewal, only those applicants with appointment will be entertained. “In accordance with previous announcements and the implementation of the appointment system the team will not be able to accommodate any applicants with no prior appointment, except for applicants for infant and lost passports.”

About 800 Filipinos in Jubail in Saudi Arabia availed the services from the Philippine Embassy’s “Embassy on Wheels” consular outreach program there from September 14 to 16.

The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh said the consular services were held at the Global Tamimi Camp 2 in Jubail.

“The Consular team served around 800 Filipinos, bringing the electronic passport (ePassport) to another Saudi city which is almost 480 kilometers from Riyadh,” the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Philippine Ambassador-designate Ezzedin Tago thanked the community leaders and volunteers in Jubail who helped the Consular team.

Led by Consul Mohd. Noordin Pendosina Noor Lomondot, the consular team rendered the following services:

• encoded 685 ePassport applications

• processed 57 notarials, two authentication, 11 reports of birth, and 73 passports amendments/extension.

The DFA announced the next “Embassy on Wheels” will be in Dammam, Eastern Region on September 29 and 30 at the Aljazeera International School in Dammam, Eastern Region.