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BI seeks help of mortuary operators


The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has sought the help of funeral service operators in keeping track of the death of foreigners in the country and retrieve their alien certificate of registration identity cards (ACR I-Card).

In an advisory, Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. reminded mortuary owners of a bureau regulation requiring them to surrender the ACR I-Cards of deceased foreigners before they are buried or cremated.

“It’s the funeral parlors that ask the relatives to produce the ACR of the departed foreigner because we in the bureau cannot monitor the deaths without their cooperation,” said Ma. Antonette Mangrobang, BI spokesperson and acting intelligence chief. Jocelyn R. Uy


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Tags: ACR I-Cards , Bureau of Immigration , Death , Foreigners , Global Nation

  • kanoy

    NO CARD NO BURIAL NO CREMATION,,,LAY ON A TABLE TURN INTO MUSH AND ROT

    • johnvforeighner

      Thats if nobody comes and steals the body first :)

      • kanoy

         LOL FROM USA? GERMANY? AUSTRALIA?

  • EdisonGatioan

    Very bright idea. Why not ask the LGU instead to require the surrender of such document and turnover the same to the BI. Death Certificate or Transport Permit of corpse to other countries, as the case may be, requires documentations from the LGU right? This is so simple a procedure, and if our government officials, particularly of this level, cannot comprehend such simple situations like this, our civil service commission have a lot more to do.

    • ed_nique

      or the NSO as a requirement for the issuance of a death certificate.

    • koolkid_inthehouse

      when foreigner croaked in the Philippines, there should be a doctor or forensic signature indicating the caused of death.  All death natural or not should be reported the LGU.

      Why a funeral parlor?



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