*Pursuant to Immigration Administrative Order No. SBM-2014-006, the passports of applicants are required to be surrendered to the Bureau during the pendency of the application and shall be returned to the applicant via courier service delivery upon proper disposition of the same. Any request for pull-out of a required document (e.g. passport, birth/marriage certificate) during the pendency of the application shall be deemed to be an act of abandonment of the existing application. Consequently, the application shall be dismissed and all payments made with reference to the application shall not be subject to refund.

Who can apply?

A foreign national who has an existing Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)

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 CGAF and checklist of documentary requirements from either at the Public Information and

    Assistance Unit (PIAU) at G/F BI Main Office or from the official BI Website.

  2. Submit the filled-up application form, applicant’s passport and complete requirements to the Central Receiving

    Unit (CRU).

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

  4. Pay the visa application fees to Cashier.

  5. Get the Official Receipt (OR) from the Cashier.

  6. Pay the courier fees to Courier located at G/F BI Main Office.

  7. Get the courier pouch with thermal label indicating applicant’s name, address and bill number.

  8. Submit the original Official Receipt and courier pouch to CRU. The applicant’s passport and courier pouch will

    be indorsed to the Office of the Executive Director (OED) pending the disposition of the application. Then,

    CRU will indorse the visa application documents except passport and courier pouch to the Legal Division for

    distribution to hearing officers and the ACR I-Card application documents to the Alien Registration Division


  9. Attend hearing.

  10. For visa extension application, the biometric data previously captured during the visa conversion shall be used

    in the printing of the renewed ACR I-Card. However, applicants aged ten (10) years and below shall have their

    image and fingerprint captured every extension of visa. Applicants aged eleven (11) years and above shall have

    their image and fingerprint captured every after five (5) years.

  11. Once ACR I-Card is approved, ARD will transmit it to OED.

  12. If the visa application is approved, OED will implement the visa into passport of the applicant. Then the courier

    will deliver the Approval Order, passport and ACR I-Card to the applicant. On the other hand, if it is denied,

    the courier will deliver the Denial Order and passport to the applicant.

How much does it cost?





Php 13,100.00

Php 13,100.00

Php 13,100.00

Php 13,100.00

Additional Fee for ACR I-Card

1 Year - + US $50


Fees may change without prior notice

Updated as of 11 April 2014

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