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. Readmore...