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MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. RADJR-2012-015
MANDATING THE CONSOLIDATED ASSESSMENT AND PAYMENT OF APPLICATION FEES, IMPLEMENTATION FEES, ACR I-CARD PROCESSING FEES, EXPRESS LANE FEES AND OTHER FEES AND ASSESSMENT IN CERTAIN APPLICATIONS FILED BEFORE THE BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION (BI), PROVIDING FOR THE USE OF THE CONSOLIDATED GENERAL APPLICATION FORM (CGAF) FOR THE PURPOSE, AND PROVIDING THE RULES AND GUIDELINES THEREFOR
PURSUANT to Section 3 of Commonwealth Act No. 613, otherwise known as the “Philippine Immigration Act of 1940”, as amended, in relation to BI Memorandum Circular No. MCL-07-005, dated 26 December 2007, the following are hereby ordered promulgated, thus:
Section 1. Consolidated Assessment and Payment of Fees. – Upon effectivity hereof, Application Fees, Implementation Fees, ACR I-Card Processing Fees, Express Lane Fees and other applicable fees and assessment shall be assessed simultaneously and paid upon the filing of any of the following applications:
Section 2. Filing and Assessment Application. – Upon receipt of the application together with its supporting documents, the BI Assessor shall forthwith issue systems-generated Order of Payment Slips (OPS) containing the particular fees and other assessment payable by the applicant.
Section 3. Cut-off Time for Payment of Fees. – The applicant or his/her authorized representative shall effect full payment of the fees on the date reflected on the OPS before the 4:30 p.m. cut-off time to the BI authorized collecting officer designated for the purpose.
Section 4. Full Payment before Raffle and Assignment to Hearing Officer. – The applicant or his/her duly authorized representative shall ensure that he/she is duly issued with a systems-generated Official Receipts (OR) evidencing payment of the assessed fees. Said OR shall list the itemized fees and assessments paid, and all shall likewise contain the Notice of Hearing, if applicable, indicating the date and venue thereof, as well as the name of the Hearing Officer.
No application shall be accepted for raffle and assignment to a Hearing Officer unless the same is paid in full within the prescribed period based on the OPS.
Section 5. Consolidated General Application Form. – In addition to the prescribed supporting documentary requirements, all applications shall be accompanied by a duly accomplished Consolidated General Application Form (CGAF), marked as Annex “A” and made an integral part of this Circular. The CGAF shall further serve as the basis for processing the issuance of the ACR I-Card to the applicant, without need for the applicant to accomplish a separate form. For this purpose, the entire records of any application covered by this Circular that requires the issuance of an ACR I-Card shall be forwarded to the Alien Registration Division (ARD), including the CGAF, after implementation of the approved visa in the applicant’s passport. Immediately upon issuance and release of the ACR I-Card, the same records shall be transmitted by the ARD to the Records Section for digitization and safekeeping.
Section 6. Implementation. – The respective Chiefs of the Finance and Management Division (FMD), ARD, Immigration Regulation Division (IRD), Cash Section, and Information and Communication Technology Section (ICTS) shall execute and carry out the necessary adjustments and modifications in the Bureau’s system to ensure the smooth and efficient implementation of this Circular.
Section 7. Repealing Clause. – All circulars, memoranda, orders, instructions and other issuances that are inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.
Section 8. Effectivity. – This Circular shall take effect after fifteen (15) days from its publication in two (2) newspapers of general circulation.
Let copies of this Memorandum Circular be furnished to the BI Resident Auditor of the Commission on Audit (COA) and filed with the Office of the National Administrative Register (ONAR), U.P. Law Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.