Govt urges Pinoy OFWs to avail of KSA’s extended amnesty offer
The Philippine government has urged all Filipinos illegally working and staying in Saudi Arabia to avail of the 30-day extended amnesty program offered by the Saudi Arabian government for illegal migrants, including Filipinos.
The amnesty came into effect on Sept. 16 and will continue until Oct. 15, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said.
The POEA said the second extension was in response to the request of the Philippines and several other countries and is seen to benefit at least 6,000 undocumented Filipinos who were unable to avail of the initial amnesty offered by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to thousands of illegal workers there.
The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh said it has received information from the Saudi Immigration (Jawasat) regarding the details of the provisional extension granted by the Saudi Government on the 2017 Amnesty Programme for illegal expatriates in the Kingdom.