Foreigners reminded to report to BI until March 1


Immigration chief Ricardo David

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration on Monday reminded foreigners that they have until Friday (March 1) to make their annual report or be meted with administrative fines and possible deportation.

Under the Alien Registration Act of 1950, foreigners staying in the Philippines are required to report to the BI within the first 60 days of every calendar year.

Foreigners who are holders of immigrant or non-immigrant visa holders must make the annual report, unless exempt by law.

Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. said additional special annual report desks have been set up in the different BI offices to cope with the large number of aliens expected to beat the deadline.

David said they may also go to any of the Immigration field, satellite and extension offices nationwide to make their report.

As for aliens who are below 14 years of age or 65 years old and above, he said,  it shall be the duty of their parents or legal guardians or representatives to make the report on their behalf.

Atty. Ronaldo Ledesma, BI acting alien registration chief,  said that directory of BI offices where aliens can make their report can be accessed at the BI website at

Ledesma again advised foreigners to pay their annual report fees directly to the bureau’s cashiers and to demand an official receipt.

Aliens making the report should present their ACR identity card (I-Card) and certificate of residence and pay the annual report fee of P300 and P10 legal research fee.

“Old paper-based ACR shall be dishonored until an ACR I-Card is secured,” Ledesma added.

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  • Robert Savage

    pls define aliens in the Philippine..

    • Crazy_horse101010

      little green men

  • joerizal

    All that trouble for P310? That’s less than a meal at Jollibee. And no online transaction available as an alternative to lining up among 1000 sweating/swearing foreigners?  This is the height of incompetence and inefficiency. I’m sure the only line these foreigners will be joining are the ones going out of the country…for good.

  • sam_aquino

    P300 + P10???  no wonder they consider us “CHEAP”

    OFW’s are paying more to work abroad while tourists come for pleasure & yet they pay less???


    why not $300 + $10???  if they were delayed their payments, slap $1000 + $100 fine… haller!!! they are tourists, they can afford it…

    • lovelymind

      yeah, OFWs are paying more….Where?

      • sam_aquino

        OFW’s pay to POEA prior to departure, as follows:

        POEA Processing Fee: P100 per e-Receipt / OEC
        OWWA Membership Contribution: P1,000 ($25) per contract coverage
        PHILHEALTH Contribution: P1,200 one year coverage
        PAG-IBIG Contribution: P100 minimum amount per month

      • Crazy_horse101010

        nobody forcing them to go

      • sam_aquino

         i agree, just as them tourists, nobody is forcing them to come…

      • Crazy_horse101010

        thats a good idea the philippines rich they dont need money so they should quit trying to get them here

    • Crazy_horse101010

      dont worry we pay our long nose taxes over and over again because people here think foreigners are rich and stupid

      • sam_aquino

         foreigners, meaning “little green men”???  LOL

      • Crazy_horse101010

        little racists joke haw haw haw. your cute

      • Crazy_horse101010

        no more like the hulk 

  • whyinthisworld

    If you are a visitor just pay and stay so every body will be happy. BID just like customs, bir and many more a rotten office. Want proof?, check it out.

  • opinyonlangpo

    My fare is bigger than the annual report charges. Why can’t the immigration think of a better way to collect these fees instead of announcing that foreigners have to report to their offices.

  • syn


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