BI Agents Nab US Sex Convict
2017 March 21

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced the arrest of an American sex convict wanted by authorities in Texas for a string of criminal cases. click here

BI to Deport 2 Korean Swindlers
2017 March 20

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is poised to deport two Korean swindlers wanted by authorities in Seoul for defrauding their compatriots in their business dealings. click here

2017 Annual Report of Aliens Draws Record High Turnout-BI
2017 March 10

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported today a record high turnout of more than 106,000 foreign nationals in this year’s annual report of aliens which ended last week. click here

Nine BI Jail Guards Sacked for 2 Korean Fugitives’ Escape
2017 March 07

Nine guards at the Bureau of Immigration (BI) Detention Center in Bicutan, Taguig City were relieved of their posts following the escape from detention of two Korean fugitives early Monday. click here

BI Bans Korean Fugitive
2017 March 03

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has banned from entering the country a South Korean fugitive wanted by authorities in Seoul for operating a multi-million dollar illegal online gaming racket in Cambodia a few years ago. click here

2017 March 02

Please be informed that Surigao Immigration Field Office has resumed its operation in its temporary location at A&M Building, Km 4 National Hi-way, Brgy. Luna, Surigao City.

2017 February 22

Beginning March 1, 2017, the Bureau of Immigration will implement the ACR I-Card Application Text Messaging project. To benefit from this service, all applicants and/or authorized representatives are requested to provide complete mobile numbers upon filing of their ACR I-Card applications. Thank you.

2017 February 17

This is to inform the public that Surigao Immigration Field Office is closed for operation due to the earthquake that shook Surigao del Norte last 10 February 2017.

Surigao Immigration Field Office located at Gaisano Mall was severely damaged, thus, resulting inaccessibility of the said office.

Clienteles are advised to proceed to the nearest Immigration office, Butuan Immigration District Office, with below contact information:

Direct Line(s): (085) 300-0052
Office Address: 2nd Floor Laureti Bldg. JC Aquino Ave. Butuan City

2017 January 25

The public is hereby reminded to be cautious and exercise suspicious alertness in calls and SMS from unknown persons and warned from unscrupulous people who are maliciously using the names of Bureau of Immigration (BI) officials in their illicit activities in the guise of solicitation for some bogus rehabilitation program and/ or fund-raising activities.

It is hereby clarified that BI is a law enforcement agency which has no personality and thrust on volunteer works. Please help us stop these illegal and criminal acts. Report to us any call or SMS received involving the same issue, to the following contact details:

Telephone Numbers: (02) 465-2400 and 524-3769 loc. 213, 226
E-mail Address:
Facebook: Officialbureauofimmigration
Twitter: immigrationPH

Sa Immigration Magsumbong Cellphone Numbers:

SUN- 09257104250
GLOBE- 09175733871
SMART- 09088946644

Thank you for your vigilance and assistance.

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 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.

For more details, please click here




The Bureau shall accept application (i.e. new and renewal) beginning 01 February 2017 until 01 March 2017.

For strict compliance.

For more information, please 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.



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