Notice to all Registered Aliens Re: Annual Report (AR) 2017
To implement the AR 2017, all registered aliens shall, within the first sixty (60) days of every calendar year, report in person to the Bureau of Immigration (BI) Main office at Intramuros, Manila, or to the nearest participating BI offices. The Annual Report 2017 shall be held from 03 January to 03 March 2017.
The parent or legal guardian of an alien who is less than fourteen (14) years of age shall have the duty of reporting for such alien. Failure to comply shall result in imposition of administrative fine and/or imprisonment, at the option of the Commissioner of Immigration.
An alien may be exempt from personal appearance, provided, the alien (i) personally appeared in at least one of the Annual Reports held in 2014, 2015, or 2016 with an accomplished AR form; (ii) presentment of official receipt of latest Annual Report Fee paid; (iii) payment of P500 express lane for non-appearance; (iv) presentment of a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) with valid government-issued ID of legal representative; (v) presentment of a valid passport; and (vi) undertaking to fulfill obligations (in case of aliens with CA 613 and/or RA 562 related liabilities).
The reportee shall present: (i) original ACR I-card and (ii) confirmation number issued via AR 2017 online system (for aliens who failed to accomplish AR 2014 form and AR 2015/2016 online form).
An alien who returns to the Philippines with a re-entry permit shall, if he/she has not yet made the required annual report, make such report within thirty (30) days from the date of his/her return to this country, no fines shall be imposed.
In addition, personal appearance shall be required for all Native-born Indonesians with paper based Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) distinguished as “Illegal Entrants” under Memorandum order No. AFFJR-05-003 in Southern Mindanao for the updating of registration records (IOO Section XIII k).
AR application forms and guidelines in the conduct of AR 2017, list of participating BI offices, AR 2017 online encoding system and all other information regarding AR 2017 shall be found in the BI website www.immigration.gov.ph and posted in all BI offices. All aliens are encouraged to report and remit payments at the AR 2017 BI designated offices.
The implementation of the Annual Report 2017 will be based on the guidelines of the 2016 Annual Report. In addition, per Operations Order JHM-2016-005, BI SM Aura Satellite Office is now included in the list of authorized offices to process AR 2017.
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BI Issues Rules for ASEAN Delegates
2017 January 23
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has eased its rules in conducting immigration formalities for arriving foreign delegates to the ongoing series of preliminary meetings for the upcoming summit of leaders from the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN). click here
BI Rescued 667 Human Trafficking and 601 Illegal Recruitment Victims in 2016
2017 January 19
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said there will be no letup in its drive against human trafficking this year as it reported that more than 45,000 passengers' departures were deferred in 2016 for their failure to comply with the government’s requirements for departing Filipino tourists under the “Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) Revised Guidelines on Departure Formalities for International bound Passengers” (DOJ Memorandum Circular No. 36). click here
135 Alien Fugitives Nabbed in 2016 – BI
2017 January 13
Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents arrested last year a total of 135 foreigners wanted for crimes they committed in their homelands. click here
US Fugitive Wanted for Murder Falls
2017 January 11
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced today the arrest of an American wanted by federal authorities for murder and other serious offenses. click here
2017 January 11
All applicants for Hiring & Promotion who were interviewed last October 2016 are given until tomorrow, January 12, 2017, on or before 12 noon to submit IPCR’s for the period Jul-Dec 2015 & Jan-June 2016 & copy of Certificate of Commendation if any; to the Personnel Section.
MEMORANDUM IN APPLICATION FOR ACCREDITATION
TO: NEW APPLICANTS FOR ACCREDITATION AND APPLICANTS FOR RENEWAL OF ACCREDITATION (TRAVEL AGENCIES, LAW OFFICES, FIRMS AND OTHER ENTITIES AND THEIR LIASON OFFICERS)
FROM: BI ACCREDITATION UNIT
The Bureau shall accept application (i.e. new and renewal) beginning 01 February 2017 until 01 March 2017.
For strict compliance.
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TO : ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR 2016 HIRING AND PROMOTION (97
SUBJECT : SUBMISSION OF UPDATED PDS AND IPCR
To ensure a smooth deliberation process, please submit the following documents to the Personnel Section not later than 05 January 2017:
1. Updated and properly accomplished Personal Data Sheet (PDS); and
2. Copies of Individual Performance Commitment and Review (IPCR) Forms for the periods July to December 2015 and January to June 2016;
3. Copies of Awards, Commendations/Trainings/Seminars and Participation in and Related Activities.
Submit all documents at the Personnel Section, 3/F Bureau of Immigration Magallanes Drive, Intramuros, Manila or via e-mail at email@example.com.
For further inquiries, kindly contact the BI Personnel Section at (02) 465-2400 local 321-322.
2017 January 06
Although January 9, 2017 was declared a holiday due to Traslacion per declaration of the City Government of Manila in celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, the BI Main Office will be open for business as usual.
BI Reminds Registered Aliens of 3 March Deadline
2017 January 04
Registered aliens have until March 3, 2017 to report in person at the Bureau of Immigration offices and pay the annual fee, as provided for under Republic Act 562 or the Alien Registration Act. click here
Recruited Surrogate Moms Stopped at NAIA
2017 January 03
Bureau of Immigration (BI) inspectors at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) intercepted on New Year’s Day four Filipino women who confessed that they were going abroad to become surrogate mothers for foreign clients in exchange for a fee. click here
IMPOSITION OF APPROPRIATE FEES FOR RE-SCHEDULING OF BIOMETRIC CAPTURING
Through a Note with Recommendation (NWR No. RAGE-ARD-2016-007) dated 22 June 2016, to avoid delay processing of ACR I-Card, the Bureau of Immigration announces all foreigners who are unavailable to appear on their scheduled biometric capturing shall be subjected to re-scheduling fee.
Consequently, the scheduled biometric capturing is parallel to the scheduled hearing date, applicants who fail to appear on their scheduled biometric capturing will also required to (1) submit request for re-scheduling of biometric capturing; and (2) pay similar fee amounting to Php1,000.00.
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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will continue processing the pending applications for re-stamping of the implementation for permanent resident visas under Republic Act No. 7919 (RA 7919), otherwise known as the Alien Social Integration Act of 1995.
Furthermore, BI will allow filing of the said application not filed during the initial compliance thru a Motion for Reconsideration. Deadline of filing is on 15 June 2016.
For further inquiries, you may contact RA 7919 unit at (02) 465 2400 local 446 and 463.