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The Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) requires holders of Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Cards (ACR I-Cards) to file annual reports within the first 60 days of each calendar year.

All foreign nationals in the Philippines who hold valid ACR I-Cards are required to:

  • Register and complete the annual report filing through the online system.

  • Appear in person at a BI Office to present documentation. Those with exemption on personal appearance must submit a special power of attorney to an approved service provider who can assist on their behalf.

  • Provide their original ACR I-Card, the payment fee for the annual report, a copy of their online confirmation number, and a signed undertaking of any outstanding BI obligations such as CA 613 and/or RA 562 related liabilities.

Key Considerations

Fines and late fees may be incurred if the annual report filing is not completed by the provided deadline, which can include a PHP 500 Motion for Reconsideration fee, a PHP 10 late report fee, and PHP 200 for each month/period following the deadline, up to a maximum of PHP 2,000. 

Exemptions from the annual reporting requirement include foreign nationals under 14 years of age, over 65 years of age, or individuals with mental and physical incapabilities (medical proof is required).

Crown is able to advise on requirements, assist with the online system registration and drafting of the special power of attorney.

 

Source: This update was produced using information from the Philippines Bureau of Immigration

Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Debra Beynon, Regional Immigration Manager, APAC. 

Immigration update: ACR I-Card holders in the Philippines to submit report

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