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
ADVISORY TO THE PUBLIC
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sa Immigration Magsumbong Cellphone Numbers:
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 www.immigration.gov.ph 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.
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BI Foils Entry of Alleged Al Qaeda Man at NAIA
2017 February 14
Immigration authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) foiled over the weekend an attempt to enter the country by a Pakistani suspected member of the Al Qaeda terrorist group. click here
UK’s Most Wanted Con Man Falls in Pampanga
2017 February 13
Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents have arrested a British con man who is on the top 10 list of the most wanted swindlers in the United Kingdom. click here
BI Launches Text Messaging Scheme for I-Card Applicants
2017 February 10
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced yesterday that it will soon launch a mobile text messaging scheme for foreigners applying for their Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR I-Card) in line with the agency’s continuing efforts to cut red tape and improve the quality of services to its clientele. click here
BI Agents Nab 2 Korean Swindlers
2017 February 02
Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents have arrested two Koreans wanted by authorities in their country for swindling. click here
2017 January 11
All applicants for Hiring & Promotion who were interviewed last October 2016 are given until tomorrow, January 12, 2017, on or before 12 noon to submit IPCR’s for the period Jul-Dec 2015 & Jan-June 2016 & copy of Certificate of Commendation if any; to the Personnel Section.
MEMORANDUM IN APPLICATION FOR ACCREDITATION
TO: NEW APPLICANTS FOR ACCREDITATION AND APPLICANTS FOR RENEWAL OF ACCREDITATION (TRAVEL AGENCIES, LAW OFFICES, FIRMS AND OTHER ENTITIES AND THEIR LIASON OFFICERS)
FROM: BI ACCREDITATION UNIT
The Bureau shall accept application (i.e. new and renewal) beginning 01 February 2017 until 01 March 2017.
For strict compliance.
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TO : ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR 2016 HIRING AND PROMOTION (97
SUBJECT : SUBMISSION OF UPDATED PDS AND IPCR
To ensure a smooth deliberation process, please submit the following documents to the Personnel Section not later than 05 January 2017:
1. Updated and properly accomplished Personal Data Sheet (PDS); and
2. Copies of Individual Performance Commitment and Review (IPCR) Forms for the periods July to December 2015 and January to June 2016;
3. Copies of Awards, Commendations/Trainings/Seminars and Participation in and Related Activities.
Submit all documents at the Personnel Section, 3/F Bureau of Immigration Magallanes Drive, Intramuros, Manila or via e-mail at email@example.com.
For further inquiries, kindly contact the BI Personnel Section at (02) 465-2400 local 321-322.
IMPOSITION OF APPROPRIATE FEES FOR RE-SCHEDULING OF BIOMETRIC CAPTURING
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.
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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.