BI calls on aliens to report


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

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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  • NoyAbnoy

    Mawalang galang po, commisioner.

    Meron po tayong alien na hindi nag rereport sa Bureau of Immigration.

    Pangalan po niya ay PNOY.

    Paki-deport po ito pabalik sa Mongolia.

  • Fred

    Nandyan ka pa pala! Akala ko nag-resign ka na Gen David?
    heto ba ang isa sa mga new year’s resolution mo? Ang mag-remind sa mga foreigners dito sa Pinas na mag report sa BI or else …?
    Ang babaw mo! Nakapikit ka pa rin sa mga problema sa BI.

    • chingnarciso

      na ubusan seguro ng pang inom at pang pulutan, kaya nag re remind sa mga dayuhan na bigyan siya ng pambili, or else..

  • kismaytami

    Sa ibang bansa arestado, kinukulong nang ilang araw o buwan at pagkatapos dine-deport. Dito naman sa Pilipinas NAKIKIUSAP ang BI sa mga foreigners.

  • Hagler

    Hoy mga BI magpunta kayo sa Divisoria, Binondo at Tutuban, daming illigal na intsik dun na nagtitinda pat nagnenegosyo! Di yan nagbabayad ng buwis .Pagdating nang araw lalampasuhin kayo ng mga yan. 300 lang bayad? alangya, kung huthutan nyo mga kababayan nyong OFW ng kung ano anong fee sa pag process ng papeles, from birth cert, nbi, census, ched, malacanyang, dfa owwa, etc. tapos 300 lang sa mga alien!

  • kanoy

    Band together foreigners march on malacanang,,,,protest the inequality…filipinos don’t ”pay to stay” in your country why should you here?

    hundreds of Filipino teachers from Prince George’s County, Maryland, and
    their supporters will be picketing in front of the White House to raise
    awareness about their plight.

    • Raul

      Inum ka muna ng Methadone!

  • Pinoy_Reich

    Pang Christmass ng BI lang yan…

  • zombie77

    GOOD  Job, Commissioner David! Kailangan lang magreport sila sa mga BI offices kung ano ang kanilang mga trabaho, negosyo at iba pang (illegal) na gawain. Yung mga OFW’s nga natin pagpumupunta sa ibang bansa, ang daming pinoprocesso na mga papeles, ang daming imbestigasyon,etc. Dito sa ating bansa….masyado tayong mabait sa mga dayuhan…..pero inaabuso nila ang ating kabaitan. DAPAT higpitan ang pagpasok ng mga dayuhan sa ating bansa at taasan ang kinokolektang processing fees. Kelangan din na mag-renew sila ng kanilang Alien Registration Card, atbp. dokumentong kada taon.

  • Hunter421

    A 63 year-old law still in effect even with all of the new things like I-card etc. Definitely the BI needs an overhaul. So much unfair treatment of foreigners in this country with the “pay-to-stay” as Kanoy put it.

  • chingnarciso

    Just asking only..Dual citizen have to report too?

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