Saturday, September 17, 2011

How To Renew Your Passport in Riyadh

If there is only one ID a Filipino should have, it should be a passport. Not only is it one of the most recognized documents in the Philippines, it's also the most recognized ID in any part of the world. Don't get caught not having without a passport, much less an expired one. So, make sure you renew your passport on time. Please remember that traveling in most countries will require you to have a valid passport for 6 months. For example, your passport expires on December 25, 2011 and you're traveling to Japan today, they won't let you in the immigration because your passport is no longer valid for 6 months.

When I first went home for vacation in the Philippines, I was so excited and forgot to renew my passport months ahead. Good thing, it only took a month for me to receive my new one or else, I had to re-schedule every thing. My father, who doesn't really pay attention to these "trivial" things, didn't know his passport is expiring in two months and he had to travel to Pakistan for work. He had to ask the embassy for a passport extension, which will only be given with valid (business or emergency) reasons. He finally had his passport renewed and he waited a month or so to receive his new passport.
The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh has recently introduced a new appointment system for e-passports. You don't have to wait in line anymore and you'll be able to request specific dates and time. It would be less hassle for your work or everyday activities. Only renewals are accommodated on this new system. Lost passports and new passports for children will be entertained as walk-ins. The Consular Section will accommodate 120 applicants daily so it is a must to get your appointment. Wag pasaway! :P No appointment, no entry! no processing!

The following information is taken from the Press Release No. 74-2011 (24 August 2011) of the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh.

How to get an appointment to renew your passport
1. The new appointment system is free of charge and the applicants may enlist themselves directly by visiting the Philippine Embassy-Riyadh website at http://www.philembassy-riyadh.org/ and clicking on the E-Passport Online Appointment.
• Family applicants must indicate all the names of its members. Otherwise only one slot would be provided to them.
 
2. Applicant should make an appointment at least 3 days before his/her intended day of personal appearance in the Embassy.
3. Applicant can request an appointment date and time.

4. Applicant will be informed of the date and time of appointment.

5. If the appointment is not confirmed, the applicant must request for another appointment.

6. The applicant should be at the Embassy at least 15 minutes before the appointment for personal appearance.

7. Late comers will be entertained after finishing all applicants who came on time.


The Embassy is open Saturdays to Wednesdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon except on regular Philippine and Saudi holidays.

Requirements for e-Passport renewal:
1. Personal appearance
2. Original old passport
3. Photocopy of old passport (data page only)
4. Duly accomplished passport application form that can be downloaded from the Embassy website: www.philembassy-riyadh.org or obtained from Window 1 of the Consular Section or at the Information Desk at the Embassy lobby (no photo needed)

Requirements for replacement of damaged passport:
1. Personal appearance
2. Original damaged passport
3. Affidavit of Damaged of passport
4. Duly accomplished passport application form (no photo needed)
 
Requirements for replacement of lost of passport:

1. Personal appearance
2. Police Report with English translation
3. Affidavit of Lost of passport
4. Duly accomplished passport application form (no photo needed)

(Note:  There is a 15 days waiting period before the approval of the passport application)

Requirements for newly born applicants for e-Passport:
1. Report of Birth form accomplished in 4 copies. (Form available at the Consular Section of the Embassy or the website)
2. Arabic and English temporary birth certificate and/or other supporting documents (e.g. Notification of Birth from the clinic/hospital where the child was born) – 3 copies
3. Marriage Contract of parents duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Manila (if married in the Philippines) or authenticated by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs with English translation (if married in KSA) – 3 copies
4. Photocopies of parents' passports (data page only) – 3 copies
5. Duly accomplished passport application form (no photo needed)

What to do on your appointment date

• Come to the Embassy at least 15 minutes before the appointment time.
• Proceed directly to the encoding Area for encoding
• After encoding, proceed to Window 6 (Cashier) for payment. 
Passport  Fees  
Renewal 
e-­‐Passport  SR  240.00 
Lost  Passport  
Green  or  MRP   SR  360.00  &  SR100  for  authentication 
e-­‐Passport          SR  600.00  &  SR  100  for  authentication 
Newborn  children  
Report  of  Birth   SR  100.00 
e-­‐Passport          SR  240.00   
 
How do I get my new passport?
 
• After 30 days after applying for your passport, you may check the Embassy website at www.philembassy-riyadh.org to find out if your passport has been received by the Embassy and is ready for release.  You may also call 482-3815, 482-3559 and 482-1577
 
Releasing of e-Passport (Window 3)
 
1. Releasing will be in the afternoon only from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
2. Bring the following: 
a. Original old passport
b. Official receipt
 
If you cannot appear personally to collect your new passport, you may authorize a representative and give him/her a signed letter of authorization stating your full name and the representative’s full name. 

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Lady Stapler said...

This is really helpful. Thanks for posting !

Anonymous said...

this is really helpful..It took me only 15 mins. processing my documents during my renewal yesterday.
Pero madami pa rin taung kababayan na hndi aware tungkol sa appointment system na ito lalo na yung mga sa bahay ngttrabaho at wlang access s internet.
Yung iba nakkipag-away sa mga staff ng philippine embassy kasi hnd sila aware lalo na ung mga galing pa s labas ng riyadh..

Anonymous said...

Thank you to the pinktarha.com for reposting this advisory by the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh. For those who are aware and avail of the appointment system, it has made their waiting time at the Embassy shorter and is more convenient.

The Embassy does entertain walk-in clients but after all the appointments are done.

Thank you again and please do spread the word.

Ezzedin Tago
Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Anonymous said...

How do you transfer any valid entry visas to the new passport?

The Pink Tarha said...

^Anonymous: Do you mean Saudi Arabia entry visa? You don't have to. The next exit/re-entry visas that you'll need are printed in a separate sheet of paper.

Anonymous said...

kindly post all the list of 28-29 epassport applicant here in alkhobar ksa.

tnx and more power

Anonymous said...

ask lng po ilan days po b hihintyin pg ngrenew ng extension sa passport.thANKS

The Pink Tarha said...

Are you asking about how many days before you get your new passport? It usually takes 30 days. You can check the embassy website to know if your passport us ready for release already.

If you're asking for the special extension given to Filipinos who have emergency needs for such (like business trips, etc.), it will take more or less three days. They just attach a paper if extension or something. Kindly call the embassy for more specific answers. Thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

hi po paano po ba ang sestema ng pag renew ng passport dito sa al khobar , hinge po sana ako ng appointment kasi ma expired na po yong passport ko bukas , kailan po ako dapat ma schedule... plz po... MR Rodolfo Alibay Obosin po 0505876121..thank you po...

The Pink Tarha said...

Hello Mr. Rodolfo, the Philippine embassy will be having its Embassy on Wheels service in the Eastern region on June 28-29 at the Al-Jazeera International Philippine School. However, you need to make an appointment. Kindly call 01-488-0835 / 01-482-0507 / 01-482-3615 / 01-482-1577 / 01-482-1802 for more information.

You can visit this site also: http://www.philembassy-riyadh.org/index.php/component/k2/item/784-list-of-appointments-and-schedule-for-embassy-on-wheels-in-eastern-region-on-28-29-june-2012

Anonymous said...

hi sir gud pm po.expired n po ang passport q nuong may 3 po.nuon p po plagi kung binbnggit s amo q n mlpit n maexpired.kso po ang sgot nya lging mdli lng yn.e2 n po nw dp nre2new.d2 p aq ng jubail.by nov.po ang uwi q sir.ang tnong q po kung pwde p b s july aq mgrenew.

The Pink Tarha said...

Hello Anonymous.

First and foremost, hindi po kami mga "sir." Ladies po kami. :)

Tungkol naman po sa inyong katanungan, kung magpapa-renew po kayo ng passport, isang buwan po ang aabutin bago ninyo makuha ang bago. Kaya kung sa November po kayo uuwi, pwede pa po kayong mag-renew sa July o sa August. PERO, mas mabuti po sana na mas maaga kayong makapag-renew ng inyong passport para po maiwasan ang anumang aberya.

Kaya kung may schedule po ang Embassy on Wheels sa inyong lugar o sa Al-Khobar, magpunta na po kayo. Pwede n'yo pong bisitahin ang website ng Philippine embassy sa Riyadh para malaman ang schedule ng Embassy on Wheels sa inyong lugar: http://www.philembassy-riyadh.org. Magpa-schedule na po kayo kaagad para sa inyong renewal.

Sana ay nasagot po namin ang inyong katanungan. Salamat po. :)

Anonymous said...

hello pink tarha ladies... :) for realesing na po yung passport ko. pero nakita ko sa website ng phil embassy na wrong spelling yung pangalan ko. ano po ba ang magandang gawin kasi uuwi na po ako ng pinas this sept. need ko po ito maiayos agad bago umuwi. salamat po sa tulong..God bless and more power! :)

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous^: Mas mabuti po sigurong makipag-ugnayan kayo sa Philippine embassy sa lalong madaling panahon. Kung masasabi n'yo po sa kanila agad na mali ang pangalan na nasa inyong passport, may panahon pa po para mapalitan ito dahil one month naman po ang waiting period para sa mga bagong passport. Makakarating po sa inyo ang corrected passport bago kayo umuwi ng September.

Kung too late na po para palitan ang inyong passport dahil gahol sa oras, baka pwede po kayong humingi ng extension para sa inyong passport. Ang embassy po ang makakatulong ng maigi sa inyong katanungan. Tumawag po sa: 01-488-0835 / 01-482-0507 / 01-482-3615 / 01-482-1577 / 01-482-1802

God bless! :)

Anonymous said...

salamat po sa reply...tinawagan ko na po sila.sabi iparenew ko daw po ulit agad yung passport ko.doble gastos pero ang importante maging ok ang lahat bago ako umuwi..maraming salamat po sa tulong.. Godbless! :)

Anonymous said...

I just want to ask dahil ung mobile na nakaindicate ay off..i tried to call it so i know if its working..please advise..thanks in advance

Anonymous said...

Madam,di po nagwowork ung mobile number nanakalagay..do u have updated one?thanks!

The Pink Tarha said...

Hello po. Pwede po kayong tumawag sa landline ng Philippine embassy kung hindi po gumagana ang ang mobile number. (+966-1-488-0835 / 01-482-0507 / 01-482-3615 / 01-482-1577 / 01-482-1802)

Anonymous said...

hellow po sa iyo dyan.ako po c ROGELIO T. VIDAL ng QASSIM BURAIDAH.gusto po sana magpa scheduled ng PASSPORT para sa RENEWAL.expire na yng aking passport hetong last month.MARCH 26,2012 magpa appointment po sana sa iyo sa darating na sabado july 21,2012 ng 9a.m.po. e2 po yng CONTACT NO.0561362460 sana po mahasahan ko yng MESSAGE nyo.maraming salamat po sa iyo

The Pink Tarha said...

Sir Rogelio, ang Pink Tarha po ay hindi kasapi o miyembro ng Philippine Embassy. Hindi po kami nagtratrabaho sa embassy kaya hindi po namin kayo magagawan ng appointment. Kung nais n'yo pong magpa-schedule ng renewal ng inyong passport, pakitawagan na lamang po ang Philippine Embassy sa mga numero sa itaas. Salamat po.

Anonymous said...

thank you for this blog, very very helpful malayo sa alam naming ng pagkuha or pag renew ang passport...More power sanyo-meg

Anonymous said...

Hi ask ko lang po kung pede po ba iqama at photo copy ng old passsport at receipt ang ipakita pag kukunin na ung renewed passport ko. salamat po!

The Pink Tarha said...

Hello, kailangan n'yo pong dalhin yung old passport ninyo mismo. Hindi lang photo copy. :)

Anonymous said...

hello po ulit, yun po kasing amo ko naka out of country (emergency) hindi nya po naibigay yung passport ko, sabi po nila baka matagalan. nawo-work lang po ako sa maliit n company. anu po ba pede ko gawin. salamat po ulit.

The Pink Tarha said...

Hello po, pwede po kayong magtanong sa Philippine embassy. Sila po ang mas makakapagbigay sa inyo ng solusyon tulngkol dyan. Ang alam lang po namin ay kailangan po ang lumang passport para "ma-cancel" bago maibigay ang bago. Pero para sa mga "special case" po na katulad ng sa inyo, baka po pwede nila kayong gawan ng exemption. Sila po ang makakasagot ng maayos sa inyong sitwasyon. Salamat po. :) Maaari po kayong tumawag sa 01-4823559.

Anonymous said...

maraming salamat po sa tulong. keep it up!! God bless!!

Anonymous said...

Good evening po Mam, tanong ko lang... Magkakaproblema po ba ako kung sakaling expire na ang aking passport at ako ay pauwi na ng Pilipinas for exit. Thank you...

The Pink Tarha said...

Hello po. Hindi po kayo makakatravel ng expired na ang passport. Kailangan n'yo pong ipa-renew ang iyong passport bago kayo makauwi.

Anonymous said...

Ano po ba ang pagkakaiba ng Renew sa Extension ng Passport may pagkakaiba po ba ito sa babayarin. Kasi ang Passport ko mapapaso na siya darating na October 16, 2012. Alin po sa dalawa ang mas maganda, Thank you and God Bless.

The Pink Tarha said...

Ang extension po ay ipinagkakaloob lamang sa emergency cases. Isang halimbawa po ay kung kayo ay inatasan ng kumpanya n'yo na pumunta ng ibang bansa para sa isang business-related travel pero ang inyong passport ay expired na (hindi po pwedeng mag-travel internationally kung ang passport ay mageexpire na within 6 months). Maari po kayong humingi ng extension.

Mas maganda po sigurong ipa-renew n'yo na lamang po ang inyong passport kung hindi po kayo nagmamadali. Para po sa mas detalyadong kasagutan, maari po kayong tumawag sa Philippine embassy. :) Mas alam po nila ang kaibahan ng dalawa at kung magkano po ang babayaran. :) 01-4823559

Anonymous said...

magandang umaga po ma maam,may ktanungan lng po ko,kc last year of oct,ngparenew po ko ng pass4t sa riyad til now hndi ko po nrelease,adi2 po kc kmi sa alhassa hofuf medyo mlayo po,toz 2mawag po ko sa embassy kng pwede sa dammam ko erelease,pwede aman daw,kaso ngayon hndi ko alam kng kelan ko pwede erelease ang pass4t ko,kc ndi po alam ang cntact # sa damman gz2 ko po kc bgo ko pmunta ng damman sure n po,at kng kelan ko po pwede puntahan na.yon sure na mkukuha ko pass4t ko,ZULaIKA UGAY po maam ang nym ko.at favor po maam pki4ward aman po sa dammam ang pass4t ko,,,
maraming salamat po!!!!!

Anonymous said...

magandang araw po sa inyo Pink Tarha .. tanong ko lang po.. may iba pa bang branches ng philippine embassy bukod sa riyadh?? wala po bang mas malapit dito sa yanbu?? at talaga po bang 1month ang processing ng renewal ng passport?? thanks...

The Pink Tarha said...

@Zulaika Ugay: Magandang araw po. Gusto man po namin kayong tulungan, hindi po kami bahagi ng Philippine embassy. Hindi po kami nagtratrabaho sa embassy. Maaari na lang pong makipag-ugnayan sa Philippine Embassy Riyadh para sa inyong mga katanungan. Ang numero po nila ay 01-4823559. Salamat po.

@Anonymous 11:36: May mga consulates po ang Philippine Embassy sa ibang probinsya ng Saudi Arabia ngunit wala po sa kanila ang gumagawa ng passport processing. Nagsasagawa po ang ang embassy ng "Embassy on Wheels" kung saan pumupunta po sila sa inyong lugar. May mga schedule po ito. Mangyari lamang po na bisitahin ang kanilang website: www.philembassy-riyadh.org. Opo, one month po ang passport renewal. Salamat po.

Anonymous said...

good afternoon poh,ilang days poh bah mkukuha pag ngrenew ka ng pass4t sa riyadh poh..slamat

The Pink Tarha said...

^One month po.

Anonymous said...

pano poh f pauwi na poh kc finish contract na pero ung pass4t poh expire tpos mgrerenew pa poh?hnd bah pdeng mgpaprocess ng mbilisan ung mgbabayad kna lng..merun poh bang gnun?

The Pink Tarha said...

Mas mabuti po sigurong makipagugnayan sa Philippine Embassy para sa inyong special case. www.philembassy-riyadh.org

Anonymous said...

my passport will expire april 2013 and im going for vcation this december 2012 po..ok pa po ba magtravel kht na expiring na po passport q,.dku po kasi napansin na pa-expire na pla,.

The Pink Tarha said...

Hello po. That is the case with my mother's passport. We are going for vacation this November and her passport will expire on March 2013. usually, we have a 6-month validity rule in traveling internationally. Meaning, the passport must be valid still for six months when traveling. However, when we asked the embassy and the company, they said it's okay to use it in going home. But when she comes back here in Riyadh, the passport must have been renewed. I hope this answers your question. If in doubt, the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh is just a phone call away. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

...ask lng po ako kasi nasa saudi po ang asawa ko ano pong telephone number ang pwede nyang tawagan dun sa saudi para mag pa renew ng passpot nya.....salamat po

The Pink Tarha said...

Mangyari lamang pong tumawag sa Philippine Embassy: (+966-1-488-0835 / 01-482-0507 / 01-482-3615 / 01-482-1577 / 01-482-1802). Kung magpapa-appointment po sya para makapagrenew ng passport nya, bumisita po sa website na ito: http://www.philembassy-riyadh.org/ (at i-click ang E-Passport Appointment).

Anonymous said...

mam. ask ko lng po kung 30 days lng po b talaga ang renewal of passport kasi meron scehdule dto sa jubail ds dec 6-7 and. uuwi ako sa jan 31, 2013.mkkuha ko po b ung with 1 month?thank u po.

The Pink Tarha said...

One month po usually. Pero maari nyo pong itanong din ulit sa mga opisyal ng embassy na pupunta dyan sa Jubail sa Dec. 6-7. Salamat po.

Anonymous said...

Morning po,pano if this dec.fully book daw sched.nagtry kc me pa sched.sabi po 200 something ang sched per day.pde po b magtry magrenew for sure meron at meron d dadating s schedule nila.tnx po

Anonymous said...

Nagtry n po ko p sched.kaso full n daw.pde po magtry p din at antay ng mga nka sched n d dumating.

Anonymous said...

hindi ako naniniwala na within 1 month bago makuha ang renewed passport kasi in my own experience,i renwed my passport since Sept. 13 2012 but until now Noveember 28,2012 i didn't get it.Akala ko ba pag electronic mabilis pero ala pa ring pinagbago.

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 5:40AM: Sir, pwede po kayong tumawag sa embassy para sa mas specific na kasagutan sa inyong katanungan. Pwede n'yo rin pong sabihin sa kanila na urgent po ang inyong request at kung pwede kayong ma-accommodate on time.

@Anonymous 8:19AM: Nag-check na po ba kayo sa listahan ng mga released passport sa embassy website? Noong nagpa-renew naman po kasi kami, isang buwan lang po ang inabot. Kaya hindi po namin alam ang experience ng ibang mga nagpaparenew. Kung may mga katanungan at reklamo po, maari po kayong tumawag at magfollow-up sa Philippine embassy.

Anonymous said...

up to date po ang pagbisita ko sa website ng embassy to check for the release passport.from the updated list of Nov.17 ala p rin .Nag-email n rin ako sa email ng consular section pero ala namang reply.sinubukan ko ring tumawag sa nuber n ito 482 3816 before 9 a.m. ala namang sumagot buti p yong operator sumasagot.akala ko kasi sa pilipinas lng ang pilipino time nakuhanan na rin pala ng visa para saudi

Anonymous said...

hello, i am from arar, is it possible that i could request the embassy to send my renewed passport through courier? thank you..god bless

Anonymous said...

i am from arar, is it possible that i could request the embassy to send my renewed passport through courier?

The Pink Tarha said...

Hello Anonymous 3:30PM: We have no idea if delivery is possible. Kindly contact the Philippine embassy's numbers above. Or check out their website (click the ad on our sidebar). Thank you.

wyclef08 said...

Hi Ms Pink, tanong lang po sa sabi nio na "hindi po pwedeng mag-travel internationally kung ang passport ay mageexpire na within 6 months)", sa case ko po kasi, ung bakasyon ko will start Dec22-Jan 15 2013, tpos po ung passport ko mag eexpire na sa May 2013. According po sa HR namin, maaissuehan naman po ako ng exit/reentry visa with no problem. Tingin nio po mahohold ako neto sa immigration dito sa Saudi at mas maigi po ba na rebook ko na lng ung ticket ko? Salamat po.

The Pink Tarha said...

Hello po! No need to have your tickets rebooked po. You can still use your passport in going out of Saudi Arabia. While in the Philippines for your vacation, have your passport renewed na lang po there so you won't have a problem in leaving.

Like my mother po... Her passport is expiring on March 2013 but she still used it to go home for vacation in the Philippines last November. While she's on vacation now, she is having her passport renewed un DFA Manila before our flight back to Saudi on January. :)

Anonymous said...

hello ms..pink ask question lng po kc ung passport ko maeexpired s sept..2013 eh magba2kasyon po ako s april 2013?we hve 5 months pa n mtitira pra s pinas ko nlng erenew po ok lng po b un hnd b ako ihold s immigration kc blita ko po d2 n 9 month ang minimum pra erenew ang passport?inaaalala ko lng po baka hndi nla tatakan ng visa po ung passport kc 5 month nlng nti2ra pgbakasyon ko kya gsto ko lng irenew s pinas kc mdyo mlapit samin ung d.f.a?ska isa pa po kylangan pb kumuha ng appointment khit my re-entry visa pag nagrenew ng passport po s pinas.....rhuel po ng al-ahsa hofuf

The Pink Tarha said...

Hello Rhuel!

Maaari pa rin po ninyong gamitin ang inyong passport sa paglabas ng Saudi Arabia basta hindi pa po s'ya expired. Kailangan n'yo naman pong i-renew ang inyong passport sa Pilipinas bago naman kayo umalis ng Pilipinas. At kailangan din pong kumuha kayo ng appointment sa DFA para sa pagrerenew.

Lahat po ng kukuha ng bagong passport at magpaparenew ay kailangan ng appointment na makukuha n'yo sa website na ito: http://passport.com.ph/set-appointment
May tatlong satellite branches ang DFA sa Manila (Megamall, Robinson's Galleria at SM Manila). Hindi na po sa DFA mismo pupunta. Agahan po ang pagkuha ng inyong appointment para sa araw na nais.

Salamat po.

bertong kuto said...

Dear Ladies,

Good morning!

Ask ko lang sana kung okay lang to. Nagbook po ako ng anim (6) na appointment sa website nila. Ito po ay para sa akin at sa mga kasamahan kong pinoy din dito. Normal lang ba na yung lumabas na pangalan sa confirmation na sent thru e-mail ay iisang name lang kahit indicated naman yung names ng magrerenew? Hindi po kayo yon magiging dahilan ng aberya o problema? Salamat ng marami kung ako ay mapapayuhan niyo tungkol dito. Salamat ulet. Yngatz lage.. God bless.. :)- Rjonn Perez from Al-Ahsa Hofuf

The Pink Tarha said...

Hello Sir Rjonn, as long as yung details po nung mga magre-renew ang nakalagay sa passport appointment okay na po yun. Sa email po nila, may kasama po yung link sa PDF na kailangang i-download at i-print ninyo. Kasama po doon ang DFA Application Form at kung nilagay n'yo po ang details ng mga kasamahan n'yo, yun po ang lalabas na mga detalye sa application form. Paki-check na lang po ng mabuti.

borgehasit said...

Mam tanong lang po...


Ma e-expire po yung passport ko sa november 2013, at balak ko po umuwi sa Ocotber 2013 pwedi po ba ako makauwi nun at sa pinas na lang po mag rerenew?

Salamat po!
Happy New Year!

The Pink Tarha said...

Hi borgehasit... Since yours will expire on November 2013, may pagkakataon pa po kayong mag-renew dito sa Saudi Arabia. Renew your passport as early as you can. Pwede naman po yun. Have it renewed this February para makuha n'yo po one month after. Hindi po kayo magagahol sa oras. It's easier to have your passport renewed here in Saudi Arabia than in Manila. Thanks for visiting The Pink Tarha! :)

24hrsconfused said...

hello ladies...I wasn't able to take my vacation to the Phils.for a year and the expiration of my passport already slipped my mind.I am about to go on Jan.25 so I paid my for my visa only to receive a call from Government Relations that my passport is about to expire on feb.20 and that they will not give me a visa unless I apply for an extension. They told me that the basis for granting an extension is death or sickness of a dependent or will be for exit. Are there any other valid reasons accepted aside from those stated? Please help me I already have a confirmed booking on Jan. 25, I long to be with my family.

Anonymous said...

hello po, nalabhan po kase ng aswa ko ung passport nya nung dec 22 lang po sya pumunta sa gassim saudi arabia. Wala naman daw pong nangyari sa passport kundi nabasa lang kelnagn po ba magrequest na sya for replacement ng passport? tnx po

Anonymous said...

hello po...i have about the same case as "24hoursconfused" mentioned..
My passport will expire on May 4, 2013. So, I have set an appointment with the embassy by January 26, 2013.
But unfortunately, there is an emergency (I have to appear at a court hearing by january 28 - the court issued me a letter which i received through e-mail). Can I apply for an extension of my passport?
You know I tried to call the consular section 482-3816 for a couple of days already, but it is always "BUSY". I also tried to get in touch with them through e-mail..They replied once but they did not elaborate on what they can do for me..Is it ok if i visit the embassy without an appointment? so i would know if they will entertain me... i just need to know so my visit won't go to waste..

The Pink Tarha said...

@24hoursconfused: It's true that you need an extension already since the expiration date of your passport is already too near on the date of your travel. But your reason might not be valid under the cases for giving an extension. However, please contact the embassy for your problem. They will entertain you especially if you mention how important it is for you to get a concrete answer on your passport problem. Unfortunately, The Pink Tarha doesn't work for the embassy. Neither are we directly related to anyone there so we can't help you further. (We wish we can though!)

@Anonymous 11:09am: It will be better if she gets a replacement as early as now, especially if the ink got smudged or the papers inside got wet. The Philippine passport is electronic and it might have been damaged. And those damages can't be seen immediately unless it gets scanned in the airports. So, please advise her to get a replacement immediately instead of facing problems in using that wet passport when going in and out of a country.

@Anonymous 11:20am: Hello! Yes, it might be better to go to the Philippine embassy already and ask for an extension. Show them the court letter as it might be your valid reason in getting an extension. If they refuse to entertain you in the embassy (which I doubt they'll do since you're already there), tell them that you tried getting in touch with them via phone and email but they didn't answer (or they didn't answer you adequately). :)

Anonymous said...

magkano po ang replacement ng damage passport?

Sa Akin Lang Po said...

Hello. I know this is a very random thing. Is it or is it not allowed for the old and new passports be stapled together? I have an old passport from Manila and a new passport issued here in Jeddah; once the guy from the releasing office gave me my new passport, he warned me not to staple those because of something "electronic" within the hard cover. I'm not sure if he was mocking me or what but I just followed his advice. Instead, I used a rubber band to keep the two together. So, are there really electronic stuffs inside the hard covers of the new passports? 'Hope to get a response from any of you.

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 1:11pm: We have no idea. Sorry!

@Sa Akin Lang: Hmn, we're not sure about the hard cover but we know that the "electronic thing" in a machine readable passport is in the identity page of a passport, the one below which has a series of > and numbers. It's not embedded on the cover. However, using the rubber band is a good way to keep your passports together. :P

Burn Gutierrez said...

@Anonymous: You may be charged with the same rate as for a lost passport. That's SAR600 as indicated in the Consular Slip when renewing passports.

@Sa Akin Lang Po & @The Pink Tarha: Modern passports have covers that are equipped with basic access control security mechanism that serves as shield to prevent access to your personal data contained in your passport by identity thieves lurking around the airports or elsewhere. In some instances when covers are stapled, that security feature may be disabled. And identity thieves may be able to steal the printed personal data of yours in your passport just by using his smartphone or other similar electronic reader gadgets.

The Pink Tarha said...

Thank you for the info, Burn! :)

Burn Gutierrez said...

@The Pink Tarha: You're very welcome. Your site is a blessing to OFW's.

I also hope to help more OFW's learn about identity theft prevention and personal finance-related stuff via my BurnGutierrez.Com blog site. :)

Anonymous said...

nag renew po ako ng passport pero mahigit isang buan na wala pa po malapit na ang uwi namin ng pinas ma]bibigyan kaya nila ako ng extension? salamat po.

Anonymous said...

pwede po bang humingi ng appointment,pra sa renewal ng pastport,sa pamamagitan sa pagtawag sa embassy?maraming salamat po god bless

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous: Maaari naman po siguro. Ipaliwanag n'yo na lang po sa inyong pagtawag sa embassy na wala po kayong internet para sa online appointment. :)

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 5:54pm: I-follow up n'yo na lang po sa embassy ang inyong passport. Baka po kasi hindi na kayo mabigyan ng extension dahil nire-renew na po ang inyong passport.

Anonymous said...

tutuo ba na ang renewal ng passport ay sa riyadh na? kahit nasa damam o al khobar ang isang ofw.

Anonymous said...

hello po Ms Pink Tarha

Im RV dito po ako sa jubail nag trabaho ngayon. bago lng sinabi sa akin na need ko mag renew ng passport ko kc mag e-expire na this feb.15 2013.

ang tanong ko ay pwd ko ba i renew ang passport ko sa 29-30 August 2013 ? wala po bang penalty if magatagl bago i renew? next year pa nmn ang uwi ko sa 2014. ang layo kc ng Riyadh at gusto ko sanang antayin ung Al-Khobar EOW on 29-30 August 2013. at tanong ko din if may penalty po bah if matagal i renew.

pls paki sagot nmn po bago ako magpa appointment
God Bless

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 10:17PM: Meron pong tinatawag na 'Embassy on Wheels' kung saan bumibisita po ang Consular office ng Philippine Embassy sa iba't ibang lugar gaya ng Al-Khobar, Buraydah, etc. Paki-sheck na lang po ang schedule sa website: http://www.philembassy-riyadh.org/

@Anonymous 8:26AM: Hello RV! Mag-renew po kayo as soon as possible. Ang suggestion po ng embassy ay "9 months before the expiration of your passport" para po maiwasan ang pagkaabala o pagka-antala ng renewal. Pero ok lang naman po na mag-renew din kayo on the EOW sa August kung hindi nyo po kailangan ang valid passport sa ngayon. Siguraduhin lamang po na wala kayong activities/events/services na nangangailangan ng valid passport sa mga susunod na buwan. Ang passport ay nagsisilbing valid ID din po kasi para sa mga ibang bagay, hindi lamang sa paglabas at pagpasok sa mga bansa. :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Ladies!

Wala ba talagang magiging problema magbakasyon sa pilipinas kahit 5 months nalang mag e-expire na ang passport ko? Depende rin ba yon sa airline?
wala na kasi akong makuha na appointment sa embassy on wheels, kaya di ako nakapag renew. Meron na akong appointment sa DFA sa Pilipinas para doon nalang ako magpa renew and extension. pwede rin ba mag walk-in nalang sa EOW para makapag extension and renew na rin bago ako umalis?
Thank you!

The Pink Tarha said...

Hello Anonymous 11:38PM. My mother went on vacation last November 26 and her passport is expiring on March. She did not encounter any problems. She also just renewed her passport in the Philippines. You can try visiting the EOW though just to be sure. :)

Anonymous said...

hi pink tarha.just want to ask if it is still ok to renew my passport 10 days after the date of expiration?thank you so much

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 11:58PM: Of course it's still okay to renew your passport 10 days after its expiration date (or even months or years after! ;) I believe there's no extra fee or penalties in this case.

Anonymous said...

hello... tanong ko lng po my passport will expire this april 3. fully book na po ang month of february and march kaya april 4 po ang nakuha kong schedule.. maghihintay pa po ba ako ng confirmation galing sa embassy na confirmed na ang schedule ko?

BUST SANCHEZ said...

hellow need some advice wala n po akong mkuhang sched for renewal of my passport.. my passport will be expired on sept 2013 magbabakasyon po kasi ko by last of week of april can u help me.. what should i do.ask ko lng rin po kung pwede bang extension of passport n lng atlis 3 mnths then i will renew it in manila.. if ok lng ung extension of passport can u tell me kung pano ung dapat gwin para sa extension ng passport thanks alot

The Pink Tarha said...

Hello Bust, you can still go for vacation gamit po ang passport ninyo kung sa April po ang uwi ninyo. Hindi na po kailangan ng extension. Sa Pilipinas n'yo na lang po i-renew.

Gaya nga po ng naging example ko sa mga comments sa taas, nakapagbakasyon po ang mother ko nung November 2012 at ang passport nya ay mageexpire ng March 2013. Sa Pilipinas na lang po sya nag-renew ng passport nya.

Anonymous said...

Magandang araw po sa inyo, gusto kopo sanang ma renew ang passport ko kaso wala ng slot ngayong feb. At March, ang problema kopo ay may travel po ako ngayong May 29 sa Germany, ang passport kopo ay mag expired ng August, maari poba akong kumoha ng Passport extension? nasa alkhobar po ako ngayon pero handa po akong pumonta ng Rehadh kong kinakailangan.

sanapo ay matulongan nyo ako

Anonymous said...

My dear,ano po dapat gawin ng katulad kung hindi na nakarecieve ng sched sa pagrerenw ng pasport?mag eexit na po ako dis june peo wala pang info galing sa embassy.

Anonymous said...

Hello poanu po dapat gawin ng tulad kung mag eexit dis june peo hanggang ngaun wala pa p akung narerecve na info galing sa mbassy

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 8:45PM: Pwede po kayong makakuha ng extension for your passport dahil meron naman po kayong valid na reason para makakuha nito gaya ng inyong business trip.

@Anonymous 11:07PM: Kelan po ba mageexpire ang inyong passport? O nag-expire na po ba ito? May panahon pa po kayo para mag-renew ng inyong passport kung June pa ang inyong alis. Hindi po namin kayo matutulungan sa pagsschedule ng inyong passport renewal (dahil hindi po kami taga-embassy) kaya mangyari lang pong makipagugnayan sa Philippine embassy. Salamat po.

Anonymous said...

gud am,,ask ko lang po kung paano magpa change status sa passport,, under family visa kasi ako pero ang gamit ko surname yung single pa din ako,, gusto ko sanang magamit na yung married status na,, pwede na bang ipa change status kahit sa 2015 pa mag expired??anu mga requirements for change status?? maraming salamat po'

Anonymous said...

ask ko lang po anu requirements sa pag change status?? under family visa po ako?? until now yung single status pa din kasi gamit ko,, gusto ng husband ko na gamitin ko na married status..

The Pink Tarha said...

Hello, @Anonymous 10:09AM: If you're planning to change your surname in your passport, we're guessing it's the same as asking for a passport replacement. You need the following:

Change of Status (For Married Women, who wants to use the surname of their husband)
- Personal Appearance
- Original Passport
- Photocopy of Inside and Back Cover of Passport
- Married Certificate in Security Paper issued by the NSO (National Statistic Office) or CTC issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly Authenticated by the NSO

You may want to book an appointment at the website of the Philippine Embassy-Riyadh. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

hello. pwede po bang mag request ng extension kasi ma eexpire na passport ko sa May 1, 2013. mag eexit din ako sa buwan ng May.. thanks. pwede po ba yon? thnks. more power!!

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 3:55AM: Pwede naman po dahil may valid reason naman po para kayo ay humingi ng extension. Mangyari lamang pong makipagugnayan sa Philippine embassy agad. :)

Anonymous said...

nasa riyadh po husband ko and pauwi po sya next month (March 2013) for vacation. Mag-eexpire passport nya sa April 2013, dito na nya irerenew ang passport pagbalik sa Pilipinas kaya lang na-hold issuance ng visa sa kanya dahil magexpire na daw po ang passport pero may flight ticket na sya. Paano po ba gagawin nya para makauwi next month? Pumunta sya sa Phil.Embassy sa Riyadh kaya lang maaangas daw mga personnel, mahirap kausap. Paano po ba dapat? Kailangan po ba talaga niya makakuha ng extension ng validity ng passport sa Phil Embassy sa Riyadh? May paraan po ba na ako bilang asawa e allowed magrequest ng extension ng validity ng passport sa DFA or Phil Embassy sa Pilipinas? Please advice.

Anonymous said...

Ano po ang requirements ng change status?

efmar madronero said...

hello,magandang umaga po sainyo pwede po ba mag request Kong pwede mag extension kasi ma expired napo ang passport ko .sa august 1,2013 doon Alan po nko mg renew ng passport .sa pilipinas..kasi po magbakasyun po me sa august 5,2013 kaya po me magpatulong sa inyo..Nsa al-jubail

efmar madronero said...

hello,magandang umaga mag tulong po me sq inyo Kong pwede po ba mgrequest ng extension kasi ma expired napo ang passport ko sa august 1,2013.. magbakasyun po me sa august 1,2013..ok lng po ba .sa pinas nalan na ako mg renew na passport..

The Pink Tarha said...

Hello Anonymous 5:39PM: Pwede po syang humingi ng passport extension sa Philippine embassy. Kung totoo man pong "maangas at mahirap kausap" ang mga personnel ng Philippine Embassy-Riyadh, pagpasensyahan na lamang po n'ya. Konting pasensya at understanding lang po dahil lahat po ng consular services gaya ng passport extension ay kailangan dumaan sa Philippine Embassy. Hindi po namin alam kung pwede po kayong humingi ng extension sa DFA syan pero mas maigi pong dito sa embassy sa Riyadh po sya humingi ng tulong. Salamat po.

Anonymous 112:38PM: Ang mga kailangan po ay nasa taas na comment. Pero para po sa inyong kaalaman, heto po at ilalagay muli namin dito:
- Personal Appearance
- Original Passport
- Photocopy of Inside and Back Cover of Passport
- Married Certificate in Security Paper issued by the NSO (National Statistic Office) or CTC issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly Authenticated by the NSO

Hello Efmar: Kailangan n'yo po ng extension, sir. Or, may sapat na panahon pa naman po kayo para magpa-renew ng passport. Mangyari lamang po na mag-schedule na ng appointment for renewal sa lalong madaling panahon. Salamat po.

Anonymous said...

hi ask ko lang po kung wala magiging aberya pag nag renew po ako passport sa Oct.13,2013 ang expired po ng passport ko naka sched po ako appointment for renewal Oct.13, 2013 na late po ako sa pagpapa sched sa online appointment naubusan na po slot first time ko lang po kasi mag renew passport dito sa ibang bansa dito po ako sa Al khobar.Hoping for your valuable response and thank you in advance.

The Pink Tarha said...

Anonymous 1:58AM: Gusto ko lang pong klaruhin: Ang expiration ng passport n'yo ay October 13, 2013 at ang appointment n'yo po for renewal ay October 13, 2013 din? Okay lamang po iyan. (Syempre basta hindi n'yo po kailangan umalis ng bansa ilang buwan bago ang renewal date.)

Anonymous said...

hellow po mgexpired n ang passport ko itong march 8 2013 my penalty po ba?kc 3months pa iningi ko na ang request s main office ng jeddah hanggang ngayon hindi nila nasent s riyadh ang pasport q para renew

The Pink Tarha said...

Anonymous 7:10PM: Wala pong problema kung mag-expire ang passport at hindi pa ito nare-renew. Basta po hindi n'yo gagamitin sa pag-alis ng bansa o sa kung anumang official services. Yun nga lang po, kailangan na talagang ipa-renew ito para hindi kayo magkaron ng aberya kung sakaling kailanganin n'yo ito sa mga susunod na araw.

Anonymous said...

Mga kaibigan, gusto ko lang po sana magtanong, Finish contract ko na po ko sa April 22. Di po ba magkakaproblema kasi ma eexpired na kase yun passport ko this May 16. If ever po mga May 15 yun flight ko di po ba ko magkakaproblema sa Airport? May nag suggest po sakin na mag pa extension na lang sa embassy. sana po may maka sagot. salamat po!!!! bong of riyadh

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 9:55PM: Pwede po kayong humingi ng extension. Kung pwede po ay ngayon pa lang, pumunta na po kayo sa embassy para humingi nito. Salamat po.

Anonymous said...

san ko po pwede i download yung e-passport application form po? di kasi madownload dto na link http://www.philembassy-riyadh.org/index.php/appointments-for-passports-2

thankyou.
jhae of khobar

Anonymous said...

elow po.. ask ko lng po kelangan ko n po bang iparenew ung passport ko kng mg exit n po ako s july21013 and maexpired n po xa ng oct4,2013

Anonymous said...

gud day! ask ko lng po nagpabook po ako tru internet 2 kami sa kasama ko pero i am not sure if that booking was confirmed kc po d na maopen ung email add ng kasama ko para check ko sana doon.. pano po ba malalaman if our appointments are confirm this coming march 26, 2013. thanks
rose of riyadh

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 10:18PM: Hindi na po kailangan pero mainam po sigurong tumawag din kayo sa Philippine embassy para makasigurado. Baka po kasi kailangan n'yong humingi ng extension.

@Anonymous 12:37PM: Pwede po kayong tumawag sa embassy (ang numero po ay nasa itaas).

Anonymous said...

mam, ask ko lang po kasi mag eexpire passport ko by next year Feb 2014 at magbabasyon ako this May 2013,as far as i know ang advise ng Phil. Embassy 9 months before expiration of passport dapat irenew lalo sa mga ofw na nagwowork sa far flung areas at malayo sa Embassy in Riyadh.Incase ma renew ko sa Pinas ang passport ko di po ba magkakaproblema sa immigration sa pagbalik since ang nakalagay sa exit/re entry visa ay ang old passport number..thanks ang more power to pink tarha.

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 7:49PM: Ganyan po ang nangyari sa mom ko. Although dependent visa po sya ng dad ko pero mukhang parehong process lang naman po. Nagpa-renew po sya ng passport nya sa Pilipinas. Nung nasa immigration na sya sa airport sa Riyadh (KKIA), kinailangan lang po ng dad ko na pumunta sa isa sa mga offices dun para ipa-update ang passport data ng mom ko. Basta dalhin n'yo lang po ulit ang dati ninyong passport. Ipapakita n'yo pa rin po kasi yun sa immigration office. :)

Anonymous said...

mam,paano ko po malaman na ok un appointment ko dated April 9 at 4:05 pm?
Ang expiration po ng passport ko is march 2014 p,pero mgbbakasyon po aq this coming august kya pinaparenew ng amo q un passport q.
ok lng ba na kumuha aq ng exit re entry visa khit d narenew passport q?sa pinas kp nlng ipa renew.thank u po

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 7:52PM: Dapat po ay makatanggap kayo ng email na mula sa embassy tungkol sa inyong appointment. Tumawag din po kayo sa Embassy phone number para makasiguradong may appointment nga po kayo.

Okay din naman po na magbakasyon kayo this August at sa Pinas na magpa-renew ng passport. Makakakuha pa po kayo ng exit/re-entry visa dahil March 2014 pa naman po ang expiration ng inyong passport. Pero kung matuloy po ang inyong April 9 appointment sa Embassy, ipa-renew na rin po ninyo ang inyong passport dito para hindi na kayo maabala sa Pinas. Tutal, medyo matagal pa naman po ang August at lalabas naman po ang inyong renewed passport bago ang inyong bakasyon.

Anonymous said...

ma'am an sir paano kupo malaman kung oks napo ang appointment ko dated,june,21,2013 2;05pm po ma expired po ang passport ko ngaun april 21,2013 hnde b magkaproblima ako s airport nito kasi ang uwi ko s august 2031,, po salamat,,,

Anonymous said...

ma'am/sir,paano kupo malaman kung oks napo ang appointment ko dated,june,21,2013,2,05pm po expired ng passport ngaun april,21,2013

Anonymous said...

Hello po mga Ladies!!
I requested to go on vacation on July 8,2013 and my Passport will expire on August 11,2013. Pwede pa po kaya akong makaalis at sa Pinas ko na lang po ako mag-renew.Sa ngayon po kasi nasa employer pa yung passport ko at nasa Sakaka po ako medyo malayo po sa Riyadh.
Thanks

The Pink Tarha said...

Anonymous 8:08PM: Basta po lumabas ang inyong bagong passport bago kayo magbakasyon ay ok pa rin po. Siguraduhin lamang po na ang bagong passport number n'yo na ang nasa inyong exit/re-entry visa. Tumawag po kayo sa embassy para masigurado na okay na po ang inyong appointment.

Anonymous said...

Good day po Ladies!
My passport will expire one month from my date of departure for vacation.
Di po kaya magkaproblema sa pag-alis at sa PHL ko na lang po i-renew ito?
Maraming salamat po.

The Pink Tarha said...

Anonymous 9:07AM: Please make sure na papayag po ang kumpanya n'yo na bibigyan nila kayo ng exit/re-entry visa sa ganyang sitwasyon. May mga kumpanya po kasi na hindi na kayo bibigyan ng visa kung ganyan na kalapit ang expiration date ng passport n'yo sa vacation n'yo. Pwede rin po siguro kayong humingi sa embassy ng extension para sa passport n'yo kung gahol na po kayo sa oras para mag-renew.

Anonymous said...

Ok po.
Maraming salamat po THE PINK TARHA.
More Power to you All!!!

Eugene said...

Hi! Have a good day to all of you! Ask ko lang kung walang problema if di ko na i-renew passport ko w/c will expire this coming october 9, 2013. Nagfile na kasi ako ng exit sa company namin and my end of contract is on june 27, 2013. Pero di ko pa alam if makakauwi ako on the last week of june or by july sinabihan kasi ako ng GM namin na isasagad yung iqama ko at valid ito 'til oƧtober 10, 2013. Plano ko kasi sa pilipinas nalang mag- renew ng passport tutal exit naman ako. Kindly send me your reply to my email, eugenio_castillo81@yahoo.com, if ok lang po sa inyo. Thank you in advanced and more power.

The Pink Tarha said...

@Eugene: Email sent po, sir. :)

Anonymous said...

It is possible to transfer the renewed passport from riyadh embassy to alkhobar? My father po kc ngparenew siya s a riyadh so gsto nya po sana itransfer na lang sa alkhobar pra mas malapit..thank you

Anonymous said...

Good day ask ko lang po kung pde itransfer ang passport na nirenew sa riyadh at itransfer po s alkhobar? Thank you

Anonymous said...

Good day ask ko lng po kung pde itransfer s alkhobar ang pinarenew passport sa saudi thank you

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 10:09AM: We have no idea po, sorry. Kindly contact the Philippine embassy in Riyadh. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Ms Pink Tarha! ask lang po ako, i lost my passport Sept 2012, i have processed new passport from phil embassy & surrendered already to my company for the to put information for the visa i think. I am concerned cos till now they have not processed it & i am going exit this month April. Ano po ba procedure for lost passport in immigration office here in Riyadh? & will this process take time? Thanks in advance

nicolas buenaventura said...

mam ask ko lang po kung ano pwed kung gawin para makuha ko ang new passport ko. dahil sa nawala po ang old passport ko. ano po ang dapat kung gawin?

Anonymous said...

Hello po bago po akong OFW dto sa Saudi.tanong k LNG po sana if may penalty na ang late renewal ng passport, kc po paexpire na po sa September 2013 ang passport ko,Balak k po sanang mag renew sa November since may EOW po ang embassy dto sa hofuf. May penalty po ba? Mag kanu po kaya? I jus checked d schedules po fully book na po ang EOW sa khobar sa Lahat ng dates...sana po mating an nyo po ako.pla reply sa email add ko po..rqlmandac@yahoo.com.tnx po

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 6:04PM: Did you apply for a new passport already via the Embassy on Wheels or through the embassy? If you lost your passport, it usually takes 1 1/2 months to process it because they need to verify that you indeed lost it. Kindly call the embassy for more information.

The Pink Tarha said...

@Nicolas: Kapag po nawala ang inyong passport, ito po ang mga kailangang dokumento para makapag-apply ng bagong passport:

Requirements for replacement of lost passport:
- Personal appearance
- Police Report with English translation
- Affidavit of Lost of passport
- Duly accomplished passport application form (no photo needed)
(Note: There is a 15 working days waiting period before the approval of the passport application.)

*Police report should include the how/when/where you lost your passport. It should be as detailed as possible. Kindly contact the Philippine embassy on how to get a police report and affidavit of loss in Saudi Arabia.

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 2:13AM: Sa amin pong pagkakaalam, wala pong penalty kung hindi man po ninyo ma-renew ang inyong passport bago ito ma-expire. Pero para na rin po sa inyong peace of mind, ipa-renew n'yo na po ang inyong passport agad agad dahil hindi n'yo po alam kung may mga sitwasyon na mangyayari na kakailanganin ninyo ng valid passport.

The Pink Tarha said...

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Anonymous said...

Hello po, ung partner ko po expired n ung psport nya last aug 2012 p, tapos po ung iqma last Oct 2012. nagpa schedule po sya at ang sched nya ay March 30,2013, pro ncancelled po ksi ung iqama nya ay di p po dumarating nung time n un.. tinawagan nya po ung s embssy n kung skling dumating iqama nya pede b sya isingit ang sagot ng taga embssy , cge dw at tumawag dw sya uli , nito pong April 24,dumating iqama nya at tinwagan nya uli embssy pro po ang cnabi d dw po sya maissingit dhil fully booked n dw,, e mg eexit n din po kc sya.. ano po ba mgandang rason pra po mrenew pasport nya kgd.

The Pink Tarha said...

Hi ANonymous 4:22AM: If he's going to exit already asap, maybe he can get a travel document or an extension to his passport. You can inquire at the Embassy on how to get it. :)

Anonymous said...

magandang araw po!maari nyo po ba kung matulungan kc wla po akong kopya nung passport ko na ginamit ko dito sa riyadh,dahil kinuha lahat ng agency ang lahat ng dokumento .may kopya po ako ung lumang xerox ng passport ko. maaari ko po bang malaman ung passport no.na ginamit ko papunta dito sa riyadh..sana matulungan nyo po ako sa aking problema...maraming maraming salamat po....

Anonymous said...

hello, i just want to ask if i can go to the embassy to renew my passport as walk in because there are no more available schedule in online appointment until the month of july. thanks a lot.
anne

The Pink Tarha said...

Hi Anne, we don't think they accommodate walk-ins. The appointment system is put up in place to organize the schedule of those who are renewing their passports. If you have to renew your passport in immediate/emergency circumstances, you can call the Philippine embassy and inquire on how to facilitate the process.

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 12:25AM: As much as we want to help you, we do not work in the Philippine-Embassy-Riyadh. Kindly contact them (numbers are above) for your request. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Helo po tanung ko lng kng anung ggwen ko f un passport at iqama ko eh pinarenew ko s sponsor ko pero hnd n nya binalik,lage ko sya tinatawagan dna nya sagutin un mga tawag ko,merun lng po aq d2 xerox ng passport.

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 5:55PM: Hi sir, in cases like this, please call the Philippine embassy. Try to contact your employer again also because he's the only one who can give back your passport and iqama to you.

farah alazas said...

If im planning to change my status in my passport would that be possible during my application for renewal?

george cabalu said...

Morning..
Ask kolang po kung kailan mag kakaroon ng (eow) dito sa riyadh
tnx..

The Pink Tarha said...

@Farah: Yes, just bring the proper documents for the change of status also.

@George: Please visit the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh website for the schedules. :)

Anonymous said...

pwede po bang magtanong kung saan ko mkikita ung mga list ng pangalan ng mga nrelease n passport?sabi po kc skin nung ngparenew ako tingnan ko lng dw dito s site pero d ko mkita...salamat po

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 4:47AM: Hello po. Hindi n'yo po makikita sa site na ito ang listahan ng mga names for passport release dahil hindi po ito ang website ng Philippine Embassy-Riyadh. Mangyari lamang pong bumisita sa website na ito:
http://philembassy-riyadh.org/index.php/passports/passports-for-release

Salamat po.

Marc said...

Hola madam,

Pupunta po ako sa Embassy galing Jubail, ano po bang terminal ng SAPTCO ang pinaka accessible para sa embassy natin? Thank you! :)

The Pink Tarha said...

Hello Marc,

We don't know the SAPTCO terminals. Is the last terminal the one in Olaya? Then that's probably okay since you can just hail a cab and ask to be taken to the Diplomatic Quarters. It would be quite near from Olaya Street (near Faisaliah Tower or Jarir Bookstore).

Anonymous said...

tanung lang po miss pink tarha..
naka sched na po ang vacation ko this coming oct.05-nov 04.ang expiration po ng passport ko ay sa march 17,2014. valid pa po ba sya?makakauwi po ba ako ng pinas at makakabalik dito sa riyadh?

THE PINK TARHA said...

@Anonymous 11:21PM: Pwede po kayong umuwi sir na gamit ang passport na yan. Pwede rin po siguro kayong makabalik na gamit pa rin ang passport na yan. Pero kung may time po kayo na magpa-renew sa Pilipinas ng inyong passport, mas okay po iyon. May rush renewal naman po ang DFA sa Pilipinas at satellite branches para ma-accommodate po kayo. Kumuha na po kayo ng appointment sa Pilipinas para makapag-rebew po kayo sa date at branch na nais n'yo. Online naman po ang appointment schedule. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

HI HELLO... ASK LANG PO AKO, MATAGAL KO NG SINABI SA MODER NAMIN NA KILANGAN KO ANG PASSPORT KO KASI NUNG DECEMBER 2012 PA YUNG PASSPORT KO NA EXPIRED, PERO HANGGANG NGAYON HINDI PA NILA BINIBIGAY ANG PASSPORT KO? GUSTO KO NANG MAG FINAL EXIT KASI HINDI DIN NAMAN NATUPAD ANG NAKALAGAY SA KOTRATA NAMIN SA PINAS EH? PARA MAKA APPLY AKO ULIT DITO SA SAUDI, ANG TANONG KO MAKAKAUWI BA AKO NG PINAS KAHIT NA HINDI KO NALANG IPA RENEW PASSPORT KO? MAG FINAL EXIT DIN NAMAN AKO.. MARAMING SALAMAT PO..

Anonymous said...

Gud eve poh ask kolang poh sana kung san ang venue ang gaganapin pong reneual ng passport d2 sa hafar albatin nka pagpa register napo ako sa site nila n gaganapin sa june13 d2 sa hafar albatin kaso poh problema wlang nka saan dun kung san ang venue kung san d2 sa hafar albatin tnx poh

Anonymous said...

Ask Lang po aq miss pink tarha ung passport q kc expired n s June17 tpos bkasyon q s July 10 kylangan bang mgpa apointment pra s extension ng passort q at araw UN mkuha q rn b agad... Slamat

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 4:10PM: Kailangan n'yo po sigurong tumawag sa Philippine embassy. Kailangan n'yo po talagang humingi ng extension or travel document (kung yun man po ang papel para dun) dahil hindi naman po kayo pwedeng mag-travel outside any country na expired na po ang inyong passport. Asikasuhin n'yo na po agad ang inyong passport/document kung gusto n'yo pong makapag-bakasyon sa date na nabanggit.

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 6:19PM: Hello po. Pasensya na po pero hindi po nagtratrabaho sa loob ng Philippine Embassy. The Pink Tarha is not connected to the Philippine Embassy kaya naman po ang mga ganyang katanungan ay hindi po namin masaagot. Tungkol sa Embassy on Wheels, marapat po lamang pumunta sa kanilang website. Salamat po.

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 10:13PM: Kung nasa inyo po ang inyong expired na passport, pwede naman po ninyong ipa-renew pa. Kung kailangan n'yo na pong umuwi agad, baka pwede po kayong mag-apply ng travel document or extension. Mangyari lamang pong sa Philippine Embassy na lang tumawag dahil hindi po namin talaga alam ang specific na kasagutan sa inyong katanungan. Salamat po.

Anonymous said...

Hello;
My passport is due for renewal this month of June i have already an appointment on the same expiry date :) my question is years back 2006 i receive the finalization of the correction of my birth certificate, but unfortunate that time on my last passport renewal they refuse to correct my name in Riyadh embassy they were asking for the birth corrected live birth which i don't have yet, only the court finality documents. i was able to get the copy my birth certificate with an indication on the sides as corrected. this June 16 i will renew my passport again doe's my corrected birth certificate enough for this renewal and correction? kindly advise

The Pink Tarha said...

Hi Anonymous 8:54AM: Wow, your question kind of confused me for a moment there. Haha! Hmn, we're not sure about this because we haven't encountered anything like it. But gather all your documents regarding the correction of your name. Show all of them when you get your passport renewed this June and tell the passport officer of your dilemma. We're sure they'll be able to help you more than we can. Good luck! :)

Anonymous said...

Di na applicable yung mag-aappointment 3 days before ka pumunta kasi sa dami ng nagpaparenew sa embassy hirap na magpaappointment. kailangan 3 months ahead ng schedule. Tapos idagdag nyo yung mga staff sa entrance gate na di marunong makaintindi ng situation. Pag sinabi mo na "passport renewal due to damage" nakarinig lang ng renewal hanap agad is "May Appointment ka" di muna patapusin yung sinasabi ng tao. Nangyari ito sa isa naming kasamahan na nagrenew ng passport nya kasi nasira ang passport. buti daw may isang babae na pinagtanungan nga uli at pwede pala walk-in pag damage passport at no need na for appointment. Better call first the embassy sa any transaction na balak nyo gawin para sure kayo na makakapasok kayo sa loob kasi napakahigpit nito.

The Pink Tarha said...

Thank you for your comments.

To our kababayans, please renew your passports as early as possible. The advisable time now is to renew it 9 months before your passport expires. In that way, you can schedule your appointment 3 months ahead of the 6 months before expiry date time frame.

And yes, we highly advise Filipinos to call the embassy first before going there, esp. now that they are busy with the labor problems.

Anonymous said...

hello po miss pink tarha,MAY 18 po ako nag parenew ng aking passport possible kya na marelease ang aking passport bago mag JUNE 30,kc may plane ticket nko june 30 schedule ng plyt ko maam, GOD BLESS and MORE POWER....

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 10:10PM: Hello! Sa amin pong pagkakaalam, 30 days naman po ang renewal. Kung May 18 po kayo magpapa-renew, lalabas naman po ito ng June 18-20. Minsan naman po kasi, ang 30 days na sinasabi nila ay nangangahulugan ng 30 working days (hindi kasali ang weekends sa bilang). Kung kayo po ay nag-aalinlangan, maaari nman po ninyong itanong muna sa embassy officer sa araw ng inyong renewal. Mas mabibigyan po nila kayo ng specific na sagot.

Mac Tagsa jr. said...

Hillo po ms pink tarha.tanong lang po sa inyo,yung pass4t ko magexpired ngayong oct.18 po.pwedi pa po ba sa sept.pa ako magparenew.yunng uwi ko pa sa feb.2014.salamat po sa advice mr.tagsa po.God bless po nd more power

Anonymous said...

hello po,may 7 pa po ako nagparenew ng passport ko,kinuha po ng employer ko ang passport ko at iqama dahil ipaprocess sa jawasat,ibinalik po sa akin june 12,nandyan na po kaya ang passport ko,at tutuo po bang hindi pinapapasok ang taxi?kasi,babae po ako at mgtataxi lang,sayang po ang pamasahe kung hindi ako papasukin,kasi po waiting ang taxi,gagastos ako ng mga 75 sr ,thanks po

The Pink Tarha said...

@Mac: Pwede po. :)

@Anonymous 6:57PM: Magpunta lamang po sa Philippine Embassy - Riyadh website para makita ang mga pangalan ng mga may passports na. Hindi po namin alam totoo man pong hindi na sila nagpapasok ng taxi dahil hindi pa po kami napupunta ng embassy lately. Pasensya na po.

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Anonymous said...

ma'm nka booked po ako ng tuesday june 18 at 8:30-8:40 A.M. sa phil.embassy sa riyadh. pano ko malalaman na confirm po ang aking booking online? need held po from dammam

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 11:50PM: Sa amin pong pagkakaalam, may appointment slip po na lalabas or ie-email sa inyo na nagco-confirm na ang booking na ginawa n'yo po online ay valid. Ito po ay kailangan n'yong i-print para ipakita na kayo nga po ang naka-book sa slot na iyon. Salamat po.

Anonymous said...

GOOD DAY Pink tarha..
Tanong ko lang po mag-eexpire po yung PasaPorte ko ng FEB 17, 2014 at uuwi po ako ng August or September 2013,,kailangan ko pa po bang erenew ang Pasaporte ko.??..Thank you and Godblesss

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 6:20PM: Hindi na po ninyo kailangang i-renew ang inyong pasaporte bago kayo umuwi for vacation dahil ito ay valid pa naman po. Kung may oras po kayo para mag-renew ng inyong passport sa Pinas, gawin na lamang po ninyo doon habang kayo ay nakabakasyon para hindi na po kayo maabala pagbalik ninyo dito sa Saudi.

Anonymous said...

Gud day! Ask q lng po kung panu mgpachange schedule for renewal of passport s riyadh. July 10 2013 po schedule q, gus2 q sana mgpchange schedule ng july 3 2013 nlng.. Thank you po and Godbless..

The Pink Tarha said...

Anonymous 8:06PM: Pasensya na po at hindi po namin alam. Pero marami po kasi ngayon ang mga nagpaparenew ng passport at mahirap na pong palitan ang inyong schedule. Kaya kung hindi naman po masyadong abala sa inyo, wag na po ninyong palitan ang inyong appointment schedule.

Anonymous said...

lost passport in riyadh ano kelangan koh gawin...

Anonymous said...

ang nanay q nawala ang passport nia sa riyadh...ilang beses n kme paverify ng passport nia pero wala p rin hinihinge p rin nila ang passport number ng nanay q at date issue....ang sv ng phil embassy andun n ung record sa phil embassy sa riyadh pero nung ipaverify nia wala raw...deALINE N SA WEDNESDAY ano kelangan namen gawen...isang buwan n xah pabalik-balik....wala p rin result...

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 12:50PM: Pasensya na po pero hindi po kami nagtratrabaho sa Philippine Embassy-Riyadh at hindi po namin alam ang solusyon sa ganyang mga bagay. Ang embassy lamang po ang makakapagbigay sa inyo ng kasagutan. Salamat po.

Emil Santiago said...

gud am po! nag additional sched po pla sa renewal passport naka sched po ako ng fri july 12 2013 na move po pla noong 18 19 april hindi po ako nkapunta dahil po wala po dumating na mess na move po sched ng ganon date ngayon lang po ako ngbasa ulit ng sched ngayon ko lang po nakita pano po yan?

Emil Santiago said...

Sa alkhobar po pla yan sched ko pano po ba yon salamat po.

The Pink Tarha said...

Hello sir Emil, unfortunately, hindi po kami nagtratrabaho sa Philippine Embassy-Riyadh. Hindi po namin alam ang kailangan gawin sa sitwasyon na yan. Mangyari lamang pong tumawag kayo sa Philippine Embassy-Riyadh.

george cabalu said...

Ang sched ko ay sa aug3 sat. Para sa pag renew ng pasport, meron pobang opisina ng satrday...

Anonymous said...

Magandang gabi po sa inyo. Maaari po bang maka-attend pa rin ako sa appointment para sa renewal ng passport kahit wala ang original old passport? Ang dala ko lamang ay ang colored copy ng passport ko (front & back) together with the appointment letter. Nasa Al Hassa po kasi ang passport ko until now for the renewal of my Iqama ID.

THE PINK TARHA said...

Mr. George: Sa amin pong pagkakaalam ay nailipat na rin po ang weekend ng Philippine Embassy-Riyadh sa Friday at Saturday pero bukas naman po yata sila ng half day ng Thursday noon kaya malamang ay bukas din sila ng Saturday. Upang masagot po ng maayos ang inyong katanungan, mangyari lamang pong bumisita sa Faceboom page nila: https://www.facebook.com/philembassyriyadh

Salamat po.

THE PINK TARHA said...

@Anonymous 7:04PM: Ang alam po namin, hindi n'yo po pwedeng ipa-renew ang inyong passport ng wala po ang original na passport maliban na lamang po kung nawawala ito. Minabuti n'yo po sanang pina-renew muna ang passport bago nag-renew ng iqama dahil mababago din po ang passport number n'yo na ilalagay sa inyong impormasyon sa inyong iqama kaya pagdating ng inyong iqama, kung ito man ay ma-renew, kailangan n'yo po ulit itong i-update kung nakakuha na kayo ng bagong passport.

Ngunit hindi pa po kami nakaka-encounter ng ganitong status kaya mangyari lamang pong magtanong sa Philippine Embassy-Riyadh sa mga numerong nasa itaas. Salamat po.

Anonymous said...

hello po! paanu ba ung naka schedule sa saturday of july 20 2013 anu ba pwedi gwain

Anonymous said...

hello poh pwede poh humingi ng tulong pano poh ang mag pa appointment para magrenew ng passport asap poh............

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 4:01AM: We think the Philippine Embassy-Riyadh is open on Saturdays. To be sure, kindly contact them at the numbers on the entry.

@Anonymous 7:16PM: The steps are above if you just read the entry. There's a link there which will take you to the website where you can make an online appointment for passport renewal.

Anonymous said...

Gud am po sainyo jan sa Phil. Embassy Riyadh ksa. paano po ako
mag pa sked ng appointment passport renewal thru online? kasi andito po ako sa Bukariyah Al- Qassim area. at passport po namin ay nasa company office namin sa riyadh. at mag eexpire po passport
ko Aug. 2013. DOMINGO RAMOS SIMBULAN BATANG , BATANG
VICTORIA TARLAC. 2313. DATE OF BIRHT AUG. 2. 1958. Paki check na lamang po. umaasa at nag papasalamat.

The Pink Tarha said...

Sir Domingo, pasensya na po pero hindi po kami ang Philippine Embassy-Riyadh. Hindi po namin maaaring i-check ang inyong passport dahil hindi naman po kami nagtratrabaho sa embassy. Mangyari lamang pong bisitahin ninyo ang website nila sa http://www.philembassy-riyadh.org/ para sa schedule ng Embassy on Wheels. Salamat po.

Anonymous said...

gud eve, the pink tarha ask ko lang kung pwede ng magpa-book online my passport expiring this coming 23 Nov. 2013 txn much

Anonymous said...

Good morning Pink Tarha, tanong ko lang po kung meron bang additional requirements sa pag renew ng passport kung single ako dun sa old & ngaung paparenew nako na married na...

Salamat po & God Bless...

Anonymous said...

Hi ma'am,good day, I'm rasel,isa po kong OFW dito sa Saudi.May katanungan lng po ako about sa passport,inaaccept po ba sa Immigration sa Airport ng Saudi kapag pauwi ka sa Pilipinas ang passport valid for 2 weeks before expiration? Salamat po

Anonymous said...

Hi poh...ask q lng poh kng pwede poh ba yung magparenew poh aq d2 tpos sa pilipinas q na poh kunin...emergency lng poh kc pauwi aq ng mga 3rd week oh sept kc poh ikakasal na aq ng 1st week of october.

Anonymous said...

Hy mam aqu po c nor ask qu lng po pwd po b e extinsion ung pasfortt qu bout exprt n august 3

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anonymous 6:05PM: I don't think that's possible. If it's an emergency, maybe you can ask for an extension. But you cannot have your passport renewed here and go home to the Philippines without a valid travel document.

The Pink Tarha said...

@Anyonymous 2:13PM: Just have it renewed po instead of an extension, They only give extension to those who are exiting Saudi Arabia or in emergency cases.

tattooedheart said...

hello miss pink tarha.. just want to ask some questions po regarding my passport renewal. my passport will expire on feb, 26 2014, and im going home to philippines for my vacation on 2nd week of december 2013. i tried to book an appointment for the renewal of my passport pero ang nakuha ko na pong pinaka-maaga is on october 31 @ around 4pm (thursday) first question ko po: open pa po ba ang embassy at this time? ang sabi niyo po kasi tuwing thursday is until 12noon lang sila? second: possible po ba na makuha ko ang passport ko within a month if magrerenew po ako on oct. 31, since my vacation is on 2nd week of december? third: papayagan po ba kaya ako na mag-extend na lang ng passport tapos sa pinas na lang po ako magrenew? last question po is: pupunta po kasi ang workmate ko sa phil. embassy sa sept 24 at plano ko po sumama sa kanya as walk in na po sana para mas maaga ang renewal ko. meron po kaya akong chance na ma-entertain sa embassy since i will go there as walk in po? thank you po miss pink tarha. :)

The Pink Tarha said...

@tattoedheart: Ang Pink Tarha po ay hindi konektado sa Philippine Embassy kaya hindi po namin masasagot ang lahat ng inyong katanungan. Maari lamang po naming ibahagi ang sa aming pagkakaalam:
1. Ang Philippine Embassy po ay open ng Thursday dahil kung inyo pong matatandaan, work day na po ang Thursday ngayon. Saturday na po ang bagong weekend. Hindi lang po namin alam kung anong specific na oras na sila nagbubukas at nagsasara.
2. 30 working days naman po ang panahon para sa renewal kaya aabot naman po siguro ito ngunit kailangan n'yo din pong siguraduhin sa taong makakausap ninyo sa oras ng inyong renewal.
3. Sa amin pong pagkakaalam, ang extension ng passport ay pinagkakaloob lamang po sa mga mage-exit na at sa mga emergency cases. Hindi po namin alam kung kayo ay mabibigyan ng extension.
4. Pagdating sa walk-in, hindi po kami sigurado. Pero sa amin pong pagkakaalam, may schedule po minsan ang PHilippine Embassy sa kanilang satellite branch sa Umalhammam para sa mga walang passport renewal appointment. Dun po ay tumatanggap sila ng walk-in pero hindi po ito araw-araw nakabukas. Mangyari na lamang pong bumisita sa Philippine Embassy website para sa schedule.

Amin pa rin pong iminumungkahi na sa Philippine Embassy landline pa rin po kayo tumawag para sa mas konkretong sagot sa inyong mga katanungan. Maraming salamat po.

Anonymous said...

panu po ba ako makakuha ng online appointment sa embassy on wheels d2 sa alkhobar since gusto qng i-renew ung passport q this coming december???kz po kini-click q ung date sa booking nila hndi po lumalabas ung slot,,bakit po ba ganun??kz mae-expire na ung passport q this year at gusto q na cyang i-renew,,pwedi nyo po ba aqng tulungan pra makakuha aq ng appointment this december of this year???please pakitulungan po aq kz malayo po aq sa riyadh,d2 po kz aq sa jubail nakadestino at ang alkhobar ang pinakamalapit sa present location ko..

The Pink Tarha said...

Hi Anonymous 6:41PM: The Pink Tarha is NOT directly related to the Philippine Embassy. As much as we want to help you, we cannot because we don't know anyone from there. We also just call their phone number when inquiring about stuff. Sorry. Problems with the embassy's website should be directed to them.

Anonymous said...

Mam ask ko lng po, Ang "Duly accomplished passport application form" po b ay yung isinend nila sa aking email after ko mag fill up sa E-passport Online Appointment System? thanks..

Anonymous said...

ms pink paano po ba magpa appoinment ng renewal sa passport karamihan po kasi hndi nila alam ang kanilang gngwa.

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