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New BI A/D Card simplifies immigration processing

Foreigners and returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are now finding the experience of traveling to and from the Philippines more pleasant than before.

The favorable feedback from travelers only indicates that the Bureau of Immigration (BI) was successful in the implementation of expedited and hassle-free processing at the country’s entry and exit points, particularly at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Since the March 1st implementation of the use of the new and simplified Arrival and Departure Cards, thousands of arriving and departing travelers have been spared from the usual human “traffic congestion” at NAIA terminals.

“I must say, it’s a lot better than the usual hassle that everyone has to go through at the Manila airport (NAIA),” said Carl Lemon III, who is in the country for business purposes in his capacity as a coffee company executive. “It sure did take away the fun every time you had to get stuck in line after that long trip,” Lemon went on to say.

Albie Fiedacan, a balikbayan from Vancouver, Canada, said she never got used to filling out papers with personal information. “This new system at the Immigration at NAIA is a great improvement,” Fiedacan said. 

BI Stops Temporary Resident Visas for Family Members of Lawful Alien Resident

BI Commissioner Siegfred B. Mison issued Immigration Memorandum Circular No. SBM-2014-001 repealing Memorandum Order No. ADD-02-015, thus discontinuing the five-year temporary resident visa for family members of lawful alien residents in the Philippines. [Read more]

Revised Guidelines in Addressing ACR I-Card and Related Issues at Entry and Exit Points

In order to address situations that were not specifically addressed by the former guidelines and to enhance the procedures, BI Commissioner issued Immigration Memorandum Circular No. SBM-2014-002 providing for modified guidelines in addressing ACR I-Card and related issues at entry and exit points. For details, please click here.


To all applicants, please click here to see the results of the qualifying examination for Immigration Officer I.

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