[UPDATE AS OF 22 MARCH 2021] Read the Embassy's public advisory on the resumption of its non-passport consular services on 23 March 2021: https://kuwaitpe.dfa.gov.ph/newsroom/announcements/410-public-advisory-resumption-of-the-embassy-s-non-passport-consular-services
The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait regrets to inform the public that it has recorded two more cases of the COVID-19, who were working at the Embassy’s temporary office in Sabah Al-Salem Area.
The latest COVID-19 case, which was only confirmed early morning on 18 March 2021, prompted the Embassy to abruptly suspend its non-passport consular services (authentication and notarial, Report of Birth, Report of Marriage) on 18 March 2021. The Embassy apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused some of its clients.
The said suspension of the Embassy’s non-passport consular services will continue in the coming days. Those who have non-passport appointments on 18, 19, 20 and 21 March 2021 are advised to wait for the Embassy’s public advisory for their new appointment schedule.
This Friday, 19 March 2021, the Embassy will also not open non-passport appointment slots on its Setmore website. If the situation improves, new non-passport appointments may be opened next Friday, 26 March 2021.
This latest development does not affect the Assistance to Nationals (ATN) services of the Embassy at its temporary office in Sabah Al-Salem Area, and its passport renewal and releasing services at the Kuwait Disabled Sport Club in Hawally Area. All passport appointments will push through as scheduled.
Ikinalulungkot na ipaalam sa publiko ng Embahada ng Pilipinas sa Kuwait na nagtala ito ng dalawang bagong kaso ng COVID-19, na nagtratrabaho sa pansamantalang opisina ng Embahada sa Sabah Al-Salem Area.
Ang pinakahuling kaso ng COVID-19, na nakumpirma lang nitong madaling araw ng 18 Marso 2021, ay nag-udyok sa Embahada na dali-daling suspendihin ang mga serbisyong konsular nito na non-passport (authentication at notarial, Report of Birth, Report of Marriage) ngayong 18 Marso 2021. Humihingi ng paumanhin ang Embahada para sa alinmang abala na idinulot nito sa ilang mga kliyente nito.
Magpapatuloy sa mga susunod na araw ang nasabing suspensyon ng mga serbisyong konsular na non-passport ng Embahada. Ang mga may non-passport appointment ngayong 18, 19, 20 at 21 Marso 2021 ay pinapayuhang abangan ang public advisory ng Embahada ukol sa bagong iskedyul ng kanilang appointment.
Ngayong Biyernes, 19 Marso 2021, ang Embahada ay hindi magbubukas ng mga non-passport appointment slot sa Setmore website nito. Kung bubuti ang sitwasyon, maaaring magbukas ng mga bagong non-passport appointment sa susunod na Biyernes, 26 Marso 2021.
Hindi apektado ng balitang ito ang mga serbisyong Assistance to Nationals (ATN) ng Embahada sa pansamantalang opisina nito sa Sabah Al-Salem Area, at ang passport renewal at releasing sa Kuwait Disabled Sport Club sa Hawally Area. Tuloy ang iskedyul ng lahat ng mga passport appointment.
State of Kuwait, 18 March 2021
Visit the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait's Coronavirus Disease 2019 webpage for the latest updates and advisories on the COVID-19 situation in Kuwait: https://kuwaitpe.dfa.gov.ph/covid19