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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Philippine Embassy in Riyadh introduces Appointment System for e-Passport

Starting 04 September 2011, the Embassy will start implementing the appointment system and only applicants with confirmed appointments will be accepted.  Only those with prior appointments will be processed and encoded.

The new appointment system is free of charge and the applicants may enlist themselves directly through either one of the following ways:

·         By e-mail to epptappt@philembassy-riyadh.org indicate the full name, contact number and preferred time and date for appointment
·         By SMS (text) to 0560503895 indicating the full name and preferred   time and date for appointment.
·         Family applicants must indicate all the names of its members. Otherwise only one slot would be provided to them.

  1. Applicant should make an appointment at least 3 days before his/her intended day of personal appearance in the Embassy.
  2. Applicant can request an appointment date and time.
  3. Applicant will be informed of the date and time of appointment.
  4. If the appointment is not confirmed, the applicant must request for another appointment.
  5. The applicant should be at the Embassy at least 15 minutes before the appointment for personal appearance.
  6. Late comers will be entertained after finishing all applicants who came on time.

The Embassy is open Saturdays to Wednesdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon except on regular Philippine and Saudi holidays.

Be ready with the requirements

Requirements for e-Passport renewal:
  1. Personal appearance
  2. Original old passport
  3. Photocopy of old passport (data page only)
  4. Duly accomplished passport application form that can be downloaded from the Embassy website: www.philembassy-riyadh.org or obtained from Window 1 of the Consular Section or at the Information Desk at the Embassy lobby (no photo needed)

What to do on your appointment date
  • Come to the Embassy at least 15 minutes before the appointment time.
  • Proceed directly to the encoding Area for encoding
  • After encoding, proceed to Window 6 (Cashier) for payment. (Renewal : 240.00 SAR) 

For complete details please visit the below link:

Note: To all the readers/commenter I just want to clarify that I'm not working nor affiliated with Philippine Embassy here in Riyadh. So, if you have any appointments and/or inquiry please coordinate directly using the contacts indicated above. Thank you..

SCAM ALERT : WINNING FROM Online Balloting System

Please be warned of the below scam e-mail:

Sender: millicent cook (millicook@gmail.com)

Anti-Terrorist And Monetary Crimes Division
FBI Headquarters In Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

Attn:Dear Winning ,

This is to Officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an Investigation with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you legally won the sum of $900,000.00 USD from a Lottery Company outside the United States of America. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via a Certified Cashier's Check.

Normally, it will take up to 3 business days for an International Check to be cashed by your local bank. We have successfully notified
this company on your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered bank within the United States Of America so as to enable
you cash the check instantly without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $900,000.00 USD has been deposited with Bank Of America.

We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been deposited at Bank Of America you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located in Lagos, Nigeria. According to our
discoveries, you were required to pay for the following -

(1) Deposit Fee's ( Fee's paid by the company for the deposit into an American Bank which is - Bank Of America )

(2) Cashier's Check Conversion Fee ( Fee for converting the Wire Transfer payment into a Certified Cashier's Check )

(3) Shipping Fee's ( This is the charge for shipping the Cashier's Check to your home address and this fee includes Insurance)

The total amount for everything is $285.00 We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $285.00 should be deducted from your
winning prize but we found out that the funds have already been deposited at Bank Of America and cannot be accessed by anyone apart from you the winner, therefore you will be required to pay the required fee's to the Agent in-charge of this transaction via Western
Union Money Transfer Or Money Gram. In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the agent
in-charge ( MR.  JAMES OLAWALE) via e-mail. Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information:

E-MAIL ADDRESS:  barristerjames_olawale@yahoo.com Or
You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:

You will also be required to request Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram details on how to send the required $285.00 in order to immediately ship your prize of $900,000.00 USD via Certified Cashier's Check drawn from Bank Of America, also include the following transaction code in order for him to immediately identify this transaction : EA2948-91090.

This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $285.00 ONLY to MR.  JAMES OLAWALE via information in which he shall send to you, if you do not receive your winning prize of $900,000.00 we shall be held responsible for the loss and this shall invite a penalty of $3,000 which will be made PAYABLE ONLY to
you (The Winner).
Washington DC FBI.
Room, 7367
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

NOTE: In order to ensure your check gets delivered to you ASAP, you are advised to immediately contact MR.  JAMES OLAWALE via contact information provided above and make the required payment of $285.00 to information in which he shall provide to you.

Yours Truly,
The Director,
Mr. Millicent Cook