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Philippine Consulate in Dubai implements new business hours amid Covid-19 pandemic

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The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai has recently implemented new business hours in an effort to promote safety among its clients amid Covid-19.

“In its effort to promote safety for its clients amidst the pandemic and, at the same time, contribute to the efforts of the government of the UAE to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, the Consulate General will be implementing new business hours starting June 1, 2020 until further notice,” the statement read.

The Consulate will be open from Sunday to Wednesday with the exception of legal holidays.

The following services will only be available from 8am to 4:30pm only:

-Passport Processing
-Civil Registration (Birth)
-Civil Registration (Marriage)
-Civil Registration (Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage / Solemnization of Marriage at the Consulate)
-Civil Registration (Repatriation of Remains)
-Notarization of Legal Documents

Meanwhile, below services will be available from 8am to 5pm:

-Passport Releasing
-Assistance-to-Nationals

Online appointment is strictly being followed by the Philippine mission.

“The Consulate will continue to strictly follow the ‘no appointment, no service policy,” the circular added.

Clients with appointments on a Thursday in the months of June and July can come to the Consulate at ‘any day and any time within the business day/hours of the month of their original appointment.’

Issuance of visa is still suspended, as well as the visa-free of travelers to the Philippines, including UAE citizens, due to the evolving Covid-19 situation.

“All previously issued visas are deemed cancelled except those issued to the Foreign Government and International Organization officials accredited to the Philippines and foreign spouses and children of Filipino citizens,” the consulate added.

Ryan Namia
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