Who can apply?

A foreign national of the United States of America (USA), Japan and Germany who is entering the Philippines solely to carry on trade or commerce pursuant to an existing treaty of commerce and navigation OR a foreigner who seeks admission for the purpose of developing and directing the operations of an enterprise in the Philippines

Where to apply?

BI Main Office

Other Immigration Offices (Click here to see the list of offices authorized to process this transaction)

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 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. Pay the required fees.

  4. Submit copy of Official Receipt.

  5. Attend hearing.

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

  7. Check website if visa application is already approved.

  8. If approved, submit passport for visa implementation.

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

How much does it cost?






1 Year

Php 9,620.00

Php 8,120.00

Php 7,870.00

Php 7,370.00

2 Years

Php 13,650.00

Php 11,950.00

Php 11,700.00

Php 11,200.00

Additional Fee for ACR I-Card

1 Year - + US $50

2 Years - +US $100

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

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