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1. What is an ACR I-Card?

An ACR I-Card is a microchip based, credit card-sized, identification card issued to all registered aliens whose stay in the Philippines has exceeded fifty-nine (59) days.  It also has an embedded computer chip with biometric security features capable of data management and can be updated electronically.

 

2. Who are required to apply for an ACR I-Card? 

All foreign nationals under immigrant and non-immigrant visas including holders of Temporary Visitor’s Visa, who have stayed for more than fifty nine (59) days in the Philippines.

 

3. How can I apply for an ACR I-Card?

 For complete list of requirements, procedures and fees for ACR I-Card application, click here.

 

4. What are the different categories of the ACR I-Card?

 
a. Permanent Resident

13 Quota

RA 7919

13(a)

EO 324

13(b)

PD 730

13(c)

MCL-07-021

13(d)

MCL-08-003

13(e)

Permanent

13(g)

 

 
b. Native Born

 

c. Special Non-Immigrant

47(a)(2) non exempt

EO 758

47(b)

PD 1623

RA 8756

SVEG

PD 1034

 

 

d. Worker 

  • 9(g) Commercial Missionary
  • 9(g) Missionary

 

e. Probationary Resident

13(a) probationary

Temporary Resident Visa

MCL-07-021 probationary

 

 

f. Voluntary Registrant

Balikbayan

All Economic Zone Visas

Tourist less than 59 days

SIRV

47(a)(2) exempt

SRRV

 

g. Tourist

Temporary Visitors who will stay/have stayed for more than 59 days

SWP

SSP

 

 

h. Student

  • Sec 9(f)

 

i. Treaty Trader

  • Sec 9(d)

 

j. Gratis

  • RA 7837 (Veterans)
  • C.A.  613, 47 (b)

 

5. What is the corresponding color assignment of each category?

 

Visa Category

Assigned Color

  • Permanent Resident

Light Yellow

  • Native-Born

Bronze

  • Special Non-Immigrant

Dark Purple

  • Worker

Blue

  • Probationary Resident

Light Purple

  • Voluntary Registrant

Red

  • Tourist

White

  • Student

Aqua Blue

  • Treaty Trader

Gray

  • Gratis

Green

 

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