*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?

An Indian nationals 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


  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 (ARD).

  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 29,260.00

Php 29,260.00

Php 29,260.00

Php 29,260.00

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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