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Step by step guide on gov’t-led repatriation process from UAE to PH

Overseas Filipinos who seek to be repatriated back to the Philippines will have to undergo an evaluation and should be decided to go home ‘for good’.

The Philippine Embassy in the UAE has introduced a set of guidelines for Filipinos seeking repatriation back to the country, as part of its Assistance-to-Nationals (ATN) services:

The repatriation process helps Filipinos who have lost their jobs as well as Filipinos in distress due to reasons which include (but not limited to): forced labor, illegal recruitment, marriage trafficking, sexual exploitation, and others.

A joint advisory from the Embassy and the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai also highlights that the following individuals will be prioritized for the upcoming repatriation flights

1. Medical patients (those with no insurance)
2. Pregnant women in their third trimester (those with no insurance)
3. Families with children
4. Those with expired/expiring visas (na walang kapasidad na mag apply ng temporary visa)

RELATED STORY: PH releases priority list for OFWs’ free repatriation flights this July

Here are the steps:

1. Download and fill up the following ATN forms below:

2, Prepare copies of your passport data page and visa page for online submission.

3. For pregnant women, please prepare copies of fit to travel/medical certificate for online submission.

For Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman, and Fujairah, send your email to [email protected]  or  [email protected]

4. For Abu Dhabi visa holders (Al Ain, Al Dhafra, Al Ruwais) accomplish Abu Dhabi PE Online REPATRIATION FORM.

5  For Dubai visa holders (Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman, Fujairah), accomplish Dubai PCG Online REPATRIATION FORM.

For applicants with lost passports, a police report is to be submitted to the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, on work days from Sunday to Thursday,  10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Individuals will also be required other documents prior to their travel.

“You must secure the documents required for travel – such as medical certificate, fit-to-travel documents etc,” according to the website.

Filipinos may also call the following hotline numbers, dedicated to the Repatriation process.

054 529 4464

056 199 9431

050 443 8003

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