- The sponsor should inform the family of the deceased of the death and secure a Letter of Acceptance for remains.
- The sponsor should secure the medical report and death notification of the deceased from the hospital where the Filipino died or where his remains were brought to.
- The sponsor should report the death to the Police station having jurisdiction over the case to obtain the its endorsement for the issuance of the death certificate of the deceased.
- The sponsor should submit to the Embassy four (4) copies each of the following documents:
- the death certificate;
- the medical report;
- the Police Report (if the Filipino died of unnatural causes, such as work-related or road traffic accidents, or cases wherein there was foul play)
- photocopy of the passport of the deceased; and
- list of the personal belongings of the deceased.
After completion of these requirements, the Embassy will then issue its No Objection Certificate. The fee for the Certificate is SAR 100.00.
- The sponsor of the deceased will then present the Embassy’s No Objection Certificate to the concerned Police authorities to the secure the following letters from the said office:
- the Saudi Passport Office;
- the hospital morgue;
- the airport;
- the Immigration Office;
- the Customs Office; and
- the cargo company.
- The sponsor must go to the Passport Office for the issuance of the exit visa of the deceased.
- The sponsor should proceed to the airline and the cargo company to secure the flight booking and to arrange the shipment of the personal belongings of the deceased to the Philippines.
- The sponsor should then inform the Embassy of the confirmed flight details of the shipment of the remains of the deceased.
- The sponsor will proceed to the Hospital morgue for the release of the human remains of the deceased for transport to the airport.
Please note that it is the employer who is primarily responsible to process the above-stated documents.
The Saudi Labor Law, Article 40, states that :
- The employer shall bear the costs of the foreign workman’s recruitment, the fees for issuance and renewal of his residence and work permits, as well as the attendant delay fines, profession change fees, exit and re-entry visa fees, and return ticket to the workman’s homeland upon termination of the relationship between the two parties.
- The workman shall bear the costs of his return to his homeland if he is found unfit for work or if he wishes to return home in the absence of a legitimate reason.
- The employer shall bear the cost of transferring the services of the workman he wishes to employ.
- The employer shall bear the cost of repatriating the dead body of the workman to the location where the contract has been concluded or the workman recruited, except where the dead workman’s body is buried in the Kingdom with the approval of his family. The employer shall be relieved of this duty if the General Organization for Social Insurance assumes this obligation.