BI calls on aliens to report

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04:13 AM December 30th, 2012

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By: Jocelyn R. Uy, December 30th, 2012 04:13 AM

Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Saturday called on all foreigners living in the country to show up at its main office or any satellite office beginning Jan. 2 for their annual report or face sanctions such as deportation.

Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. reminded foreigners that under the Alien Registration Act of 1950, they are required to report to the BI within the first 60 days of the year.

All immigrant or nonimmigrant visa holders should comply with the rule unless exempted by law. Failure to meet the requirement will result in administrative fines and deportation, warned David.

According to Ronaldo Ledesma, BI alien registration division acting chief, foreign nationals can report either to the BI office in Intramuros, Manila, or any field or satellite office nationwide. The list of these offices can be accessed at www.immigration.gov.ph.

Ledesma reminded them to bring their alien certificate of registration ID card and certificate of residence when they pay the annual report fee of P300 and legal research fee of P10.

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