1. IMMIGRATION/VISA NEW POLICY ON FAMILY SPONSORSHIP
The immigration department had increased the SALARY requirements for those who are planning to sponsor their family ( that includes husband/wife, children, brother/sister) from 250KD to 450KD.
Those sponsors with existing visa on their dependents is exempted in the new policy, their visa can be renewed with your present salary. This is applicable only for those who will bring their dependents for the first time.
2. OFW’S : UNDOCUMENTED AND 50 YR. OLD ABOVE WITH VISA PROBLEM
The Philippine Embassy is encouraging our OFW’s that fall on this categories to visit the office , so they can provide you with the necessary assistance and secure their TRAVEL DOCUMENTS.
Sad to say that, most of them went home in a BOX without spending the remaining days of their lives with their families.
3. COMELEC VOTER’S REGISTRATION
Comelec Voter’s registration will start as early as DEC 1, 2016 until SEPTEMBER 2018.
Those who did not vote for 2 consecutive elections, your registration will be deactivated automatically but can be reactivated, just visit the COMELEC office at the Phil. Embassy.
4. HARBORING OF UNDOCUMENTED OFW’s
The Phil. Embassy advised the public not to harbor undocumented OFW’s. a case can be filed against you. Advise them to visit our Embassy for assistance.
5. ATNU ( Assistance To Nationals Unit)
ATNU is for ALL OFW’s’. This is the unit of our Phil. Embassy that provides assistance to those with drugs, immorality, loan,illegal pregnancy related problems. They assist also in voluntary repatriation program. HOTLINE 69902264. office: 2nd floor Phil. Embassy building.
Information came from the Phil. Embassy during a meeting with the Embassy/POLO/OWWA Officials and FilCommnunity Leaders.
Source: Hengie Vargas Taton