Dress code enforced at Bureau of Immigration


MANILA, Philippines – Dress well or you won’t be entertained at the Bureau of Immigration.

This, after Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. issued a memorandum prohibiting the wearing of shorts, undershirts and slippers at the BI office in Intramuros, Manila.

David said he has ordered the Civil Security Unit (CSU) personnel to strictly implement the dress code for all persons entering the bureau’s premises.

“Employees manning the frontline services are directed not to entertain any person who does not comply with the dress code while transacting business in the bureau,” David said, adding that the order applies to foreigners and Filipinos alike.

BI Administrative Division chief Felino Quirante Jr. added that the bureau, like any other government office, was mandated to implement the proper dress code not only on foreigners but on Filipinos as well.

Quirante recalled that security guards of the bureau used to be very strict in enforcing the dress code but the policy was relaxed during the previous administration.

Lawyer Arvin Santos, BI legal chief, said he instructed all legal and hearing officers under him not to entertain improperly dressed foreign visa applicants in their offices.

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  • Anonymous

    Dapat ang dress code sa empleado lang ng BI. Ang mga puti, americano, europeans, kahit nakatsinelas lang at short, magagandang tingnan at class.
    Ang Pinoy, pinay pag walang bihis pangit tingnan walang class, kailangan nakabiste.Yan ang kaibahan.
    Yan si David dapat magamerika lagi, baka mapagkamalan janitor.

  • Anonymous

    Sana pagtuonan nyo ng pansin ang mga corrupt immigration officers assigned sa mga airports. Hindi yang dress code. Pahirap sila sa mga turistang palabas ng bansa. Kung ano-anong walang kwentang requirements or documents ang hinahanap. Dapat ma brief sila patungkol sa travel policy under ASEAN Charter. End of the day kung ano-ano ang i-offer sayo na pag kaka-perahan nila.

  • ricci santiago

    BI- bobo at inutil
    lagot kayo sa mga Muslim nating kababayan or Muslim foreigners na magpeperform ng Hajj, they wear white cloth only same to those early days of civilization. 

    isnt it the important thing for transacting business is to have a passport with VISA, identification, plane ticket, travel documents and extra cash only? dont give us a hard time! 

    no wonder foreign tourists don’t come to the philippines anymore…

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