BI Joins manhunt for Jack Lam
2016 December 05

“The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Saturday alerted its personnel in all the international airports and seaports and instructed them to effect the arrest of Chinese businessman Jack Lam if he is seen arriving or leaving the country. click here

Chinese escapee returns to BI custody; denies he bribed his way to freedom
2016 December 05

One of the Chinese nationals arrested at an online gaming site inside the Club Fontana casino in Clark, Pampanga and who were among those who recently escaped returned Friday to the custody of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) even as he debunked allegations that they were intentionally allowed to escape by their guards in exchange for bribes. click here

No Whitewash in Cases of More Than 1,000 Chinese – BI Chief
2016 December 01

Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente vowed today that there will be no whitewash in deportation proceedings against more than 1,000 Chinese nationals arrested last week in Clark, Pampanga for allegedly working in the country illegally. click here

2016 November 16

To all our valued customers and service partners, the Directory of Transactions on the Bureau of Immigration website is currently offline for updating. The Directory will be back to serve you as soon as the update is completed.

Should you have any concerns, you can connect with us 24/7 through the following:

(63)(2) 465-2400 (Trunkline)
(63)(2) 524-3824, 524-3769

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Thank you for your patience.

2016 November 14

The following are hereby notified that the thirty (30) working day period for the implementation of their APPROVED visas had already expired. Hence, their approved visa/s shall be subject to visa forfeiture proceedings pursuant to Sec. 2 (J)(c) Operations Order No. SBM-2014-007. click here



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.

For more information, please click here.


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.

Notice to all Registered Aliens Re: Annual Report (AR) 2016

To implement the AR 2016, all registered aliens shall, 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 2016 shall be held from 04 January to 03 March 2016.

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 the AR 2014/2015 with an accomplished AR form; (ii) payment of P500 express lane for non-appearance; (iii) presentment of a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) with valid government-issued ID of legal representative; (iv) presentment of a valid passport; and (v) 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 2016 online system (for aliens who failed to accomplish AR 2014 form and AR 2015 online form).

AR application forms and guidelines in the conduct of AR 2016, list of participating BI offices, AR 2016 online encoding system and all other information regarding AR 2016 shall be found in the BI website and posted in all BI offices. All aliens are encouraged to report and remit payments at the AR 2016 BI designated offices.

For the Annual Report 2016 guidelines, please click here.



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