An evaluation will be conducted for Filipinos in the United Arab Emirates seeking to be repatriated back to the Philippines.
A guideline set by the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi helps overseas Filipino workers who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic return back to the country for good.
A statement on its website disclosed that for Filipinos who lost their job due to COVID-19, the Embassy will seek funding to cover airfare cost. The Embassy also sought understanding and time to process requests amid prevailing restrictions.
For those who are requesting repatriation from the United Arab Emirates to the Philippines, the Embassy advised applicants to follow the following steps.
1. Download and fill up the following ATN forms:
- Personal Information Sheet – Personal and employment-related information
- Affidavit / Sinumpaang Salaysay – ATN Form No. 2 – A sworn statement of the applicant relating to the application to repatriation back to the Philippines.
- BI Passenger Assessment Form – Travel information of an applicant for repatriation
2. Prepare copies of UAE visa and passport.
The original document may be required to verify photocopies. Pregnant women are also required to prepare copies of marriage certificates and medical certificate.
3. Reach out to Philippine Consulate/Embassy.
Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman, and Fujairah can reach out to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Place your original printed documents and passport in an envelope.
Write your name and label it as ‘ATN Repat’
5. Submit the envelope to the Philippine Embassy in the UAE any time from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Applicants whose passports were lost need to file for a police report.
“You must secure the documents required for travel – such as medical certificate, fit-to-travel documents etc,” the Philippine Embassy said on its website.
Filipinos based in The UAE – or transiting through the Emirates – to the Philippines will have to undergo new testing and quarantine protocols which include a mandatory quarantine of 14 days for all passengers arriving from international destination.