ANNOUNCEMENT 

(as of August 27, 2015)

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) Qualifying Examination for the 200 Immigration Officer I vacant items shall be held on 30 August 2015. Here are the UPDATED/TENTATIVE List of

Examinees:

a.) Manila Testing Center  

b.) Cebu Testing Center

c.) Davao Testing Center

Monitor our website, www.immigration.gov.ph, for updates on your schedule, room assignments, testing sites and other details.

For inquiries please contact Joseph A. Abundo at 09272767183.

 

 


ANNOUNCEMENT:

Revised Guidelines on Departure Formalities.pdf

 


 

ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Bureau announces its current recruitment for new Immigration Officers. For details, click here.

 


 

ADVISORY

POLICIES AND GUIDELINES GOVERNING HEALTH MEASURE FOR ARRIVING PASSENGERS AND CREW FROM INTERNATIONALTRAVELS DUE TO MERS- CoV OUTBREAK IN ARABIAN PENINSULA AND SOUTH KOREA

For further details, please click here.

 


 

ADVISORY

Effective 01 June 2015, the Visa and Special Permits Task Force (VSP TF) shall operate with office address at Room 415, BI Main Office. Please be guided by the following documentary and procedural innovations:

1. Revised checklists of documentary requirements and Consolidated General Application Forms (CGAFs) for all visa applications except 9(f) Student Visa, Temporary Visitor’s Visa (TVV) and Visa Upon Arrival (VUA);

2. Revised checklists of documentary requirements of all applications for Permits except Special Work Permit (SWP) - Artists & Athletes and Special Study Permit (SSP);

3. Evaluation of visa applications at the Central Receiving Unit;

4. Raffle of visa applications filed in the Main Office and requiring hearing to three (3) Hearing/Interviewing Officers;

5. Interview of visa applicants and petitioners at Room 415 for applications filed on 01 June 2015 onwards; and

6. Fingerprinting and data-capturing at  Counter 4, Room 415 immediately after hearing/interview.

 


 

SPECIAL TEMPORARY PERMIT TO FOREIGN NATIONALS

 

The BI announces the updated list of forty-three (43) professions regulated by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) which provides the issuance of Special Temporary Permit to foreign nationals who are allowed to practice the profession in the Philippines.

 

For the list of the said professions, please click here.

                          


 

Annual Report Online Filling System Link click here.


Notice to all Registered Aliens
Re: Annual Report (AR) 2015

To Implement the 2015 AR, 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, if residing in Metro Manila, or to any participating BI Office.

 
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 to administrative fine and/or imprisonment, at the option of the Commissioner of Immigration.

An Alien may be exempt from non-appearance. Provided, the alien appeared during AR 2014 with an accomplished 2014 AR form; payment of P500 Express Lane for non - appearance; submit Special Power of Attorney (SPA) with valid government issued ID of legal representative; and the alien is without any CA 613 and/or RA 562-related deficiencies/liabilities

The reportee shall present: original ACR I-CARD and printed confirmation number with reportee information details issued via AR 2015 online system (for aliens who failed to accomplish the AR 2014 form)
 
Guidelines in the Conduct of AR 2015. List of participating BI Offices, AR 2015 online system and all other information regarding AR 2015 shall be found here in the BI website: www.immigration.gov.ph and posted in all BI offices.



BI DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY LOGO-MAKING CONTEST RESULT
 
On 06 November 2014, The Board of Commissioners unanimously voted for the entry of Bengie U. Maquilang, BI-MCIA representative as winner in the 
 
BI 75th Anniversary Logo Making Contest. First runner up is the entry of Marc  Enrico C. Ong from the Executive Office and second runner up is the entry of 
 
Jeanlie Clanes from the Dipolog sub-port. The first prize winner will receive a cash prize of ten thousand (P10,000.00) and a certificate. The first and second runner up will receive certificates.
 
To view the winning logos, please click here.

 



ALIEN REGISTRATION PROGRAM (ARP) FORMS

 


BI ADVISORY SBM NO. 2014-002

IMMIGRATION SECONDARY INSPECTION OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS WHO ARE NATIONALS OF, WITH TRAVEL HISTORY FROM, OR WITH ITINERARIES TO CERTAIN COUNTRIES

 


IMMIGRATION ADMINISTRATIVE CIRCULAR No. SBM-2014-001

PRESCRIBED PERIODS FOR LIFTING OF ENTRIES FROM THE BLACKLIST


 

 

 

 


  

ADVISORY 

The Alien Registration Program (ARP), a Bureau of Immigration (BI) - Department of Justice (DOJ) initiative, aims to: (i) Account; (ii) Register and re-register; (iii) Capture information; (iv) Update BI’s alien database and (iv) Provide assistance for visa-related problems.

The ARP shall be held from 01 October 2014 until 30 September 2015.  Aliens may apply at any authorized BI Regional Office 1.  Bring a duly filled-out ARP form (form and additional information is available at www.immigration.gov.ph) and any valid identification (e.g. passport, driver’s license).

Registered aliens under this program may be primary beneficiaries of future social integration/legalization programs of the government.

For inquiries, you may contact the following numbers: (02)465-2400 locals 208, 444 and 447. 

Regional Offices click here.

                                                                                                     


 

ADVISORY FROM THE BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION TO ALL REGISTERED FOREIGN NATIONALS IN THE PHILIPPINES

The BI Commissioner, through the Alien Registration Division (ARD) issues some reminders to all registered foreign nationals especially providing guidance during registration, amendment of entries in their registration, annual reporting, renewal of ACR I-Cards obtaining the proper Emigration Clearance Certificate (ECC) when leaving the country. For details, please click here.

 

ADVISORY

BI Commissioner Siegfred B. Mison issued BI Advisory SBM No. 2014-002 dated 29 September 2014, stipulating that all international travelers who are nationals of, with travel history from, or with itineraries to countrieslisted therein shall be subjected to secondary inspection by the Philippine Immigration authorities in allinternational ports of entry and exit.

For details click here

SUBMISSION OF LETTERS OF UNDERTAKING ON VISA APPLICATIONS

Effective immediately, the BI shall allow the submission of Letters of Undertaking to submit documents which need authentication abroad within a maximum period of sixty (60) days from filing of visa application.

For further details, 
please click here

IMMIGRATION STICKER VISA LABEL

 

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