The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Abu Dhabi was formally opened in 17 June 1980. It was headed by Mr. Alberto A. Encomienda, Consul, in the capacity of Charge d’Affaires, a.i.
The Embassy is presently headed by H.E. Grace Relucio Princesa, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary.
The Embassy attends to various Philippine interests in the United Arab Emirates. This includes supervision over the political and economic interests of the Philippine government and its relations with the UAE government. The Embassy also coordinates with and provides support to the Philippine Trade Representative in the promotion of bilateral commerce and trade between the Philippines and the UAE.
The Consular Section of the Embassy provides documentation services to Filipino nationals and also to other nationalities who wish to travel to the Philippines.
Assistance to Filipino nationals in distress is a priority area of service extended by the Embassy to Filipino nationals in the United Arab Emirates.
The Consular Affairs, Assistance to Nationals (ATN), and Labor Affairs (POLO) offices of the Embassy in Abu Dhabi hold jurisdiction over the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Similar offices in the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai hold consular jurisdiction over the Emirates of Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah.
Representatives from the Social Security System (SSS) and the Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank) are also available to address specific needs and concerns of Filipino nationals in the United Arab Emirates.
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