Philippine Embassy Abu Dhabi
The relationships between Philippine and United Arab Emirates are constantly expanding, addressing different new sectors (cultural, environment studies, tourism) and consolidating the relations in the existent branches, such as skilled labor and agriculture. Over 600,000 Filipino citizens are reported to have found a temporary job in Abu Dhabi, while the both parties encourage the exchange of workforce. Representing this large part of the Filipino population as well as the tourists and occasional travelers, the Philippine Embassy Abu Dhabi is Filipinos’ best friend in the area. The embassy was officially inaugurated on 17th of June 1980 and was first headed by Mr. Alberto A. Encomienda. Nowadays the embassy is headed by H.E. Grace Relucio Princesa, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary and served by numerous Filipino officials. The staff helps, supports and guides their co-nationals, while also offering information to the Abu Dhabi residents willing to travel to the Philippines.
The Philippine Embassy Abu Dhabi is located in Villa No. 7 Al Falah St., Madinat Zayed Abu Dhabi. For written correspondence and documents on paper, applicants should use the following address: P.O. Box 3215, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Services offered to the Filipino citizens by the Philippine Embassy Abu Dhabi
Boosting a large spectrum of activities, the Philippine Embassy Abu Dhabi was established to attend its citizens in distress. Filipino citizens who have lost their papers while in Abu Dhabi, have faced discrimination or abuse in this area or have experienced any inconvenience which has affected, in one way or the other, their lives can find support at the embassy. Nationals who have temporary relocated to Abu Dhabi are assisted, so that they can make the best of the period spend inside the UAE borders. Visa problems and passport issues are also tackled here. Services or document authentication are provided within a specified timetable. Marriages between two Filipinos and civil registrations, including Filipino babies born in UAE, are held at the Philippine Embassy Abu Dhabi.
Services offered to UAE citizens by the Philippine Embassy Abu Dhabi
The citizens of the United Arab Emirates can apply for a visa at the Philippine Embassy Abu Dhabi. They are guided towards the visa type which best suit their travel purposes, are given the necessary information about the country and are offered the best solution for obtaining the required visa.
Emirati citizens and companies are also welcomed at the embassy for discussions regarding economic relations. The Embassy co-ordinates all the exchanges between the Philippines and the UAE, offers information and support to the UAE companies willing to engage on the Filipino market and provides insight into the Filipino economy and social reality, so that any investor will have a complete picture of the Philippine’s potential in their target domain.
Filipino citizens who are in an emergency situation on the UAE land can contact Philippine Embassy Abu Dhabi for help or guidance. The telephone number is 2 639 0006, while the fax no. is 2 639 0002. Emails can be sent on the email address email@example.com, while further information can be found out from their official website http://philembassy.ae. The Filipino consulates are also at nationals’ disposal in emergency cases. The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai is responsible for the Emirates of Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah regions and can be addressed for any special requirements when needed.