Who can apply?

Nationals of countries which have diplomatic relations with the Philippines and grant the Filipinos the same immigration privileges under the principle of reciprocity which shall not be in excess of fifty (50) of any one nationality or without nationality for any one calendar year

Where to apply?

BI Main Office

What to bring?

1. Checklist with complete documentary requirements

2. Application Form

3.Additional Information on Applicant's children  (if needed)

How to apply?       

  1. Secure the Consolidated General Application Form (CGAF) from either at the Public Information and Assistance Unit (PIAU) at BI G/F Main Office or from the official BI Website.

  2. Submit the documents for pre-screening to the Central Receiving Unit (CRU) or to the frontline officer or staff of other Immigration Offices able to process this transaction.

  3. Get the Order of Payment Slip (OPS).

  4. Pay the required fees.

  5. Submit copy of Official Receipt.

  6. Attend hearing. Please refer to the Official Receipt for the schedule and venue of the hearing and Image and Fingerprint Capturing.

  7. Proceed to Image and Fingerprint Capturing Counter of the Alien Registration Division (ARD) and submit requirements for ACR I-Card application

  8. Check website if visa application is already approved.

  9. If approved, submit passport for visa implementation.

  10. If ACR I-Card is approved, claim ACR I-Card.

How much does it cost?





Php 18,830.00

Php 18,830.00

Php 18,580.00

Php 18,080.00

Additional Fee for ACR I-Card

1 Year - + US $50

*Fees are updated as of 06 March 2014 and may change without prior notice.


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