10 January 2018

PHILIPPINES: Annual report for ACR I-Card holders deadline set

All foreign nationals holding a valid Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Cards (ACR I-cards) are required in the first 60 days of each calendar year to complete an annual reporting procedure.  These guidelines have been issued for holders ACR I-Cards by the Philippines Bureau of Immigration (BI).  These guidelines detail how to file their Annual Reports (ARs).  

As such foreign nationals have until 3 March 2018 to complete the AR 2018 filing through the online system as well as report in person to the main BI office in Intramuros Manila or to a participating BI satellite office (details of locations can per found on the BI website) to present the following:

  • Original ACR I-card
  • Payment of the PHP 310 AR fee
  • Printed copy of their confirmation number of their AR 2018 filing which is provided via the online system
  • Signed undertaking of any outstanding BI obligations

For those foreign nationals required to complete the AR process who fail to do so by 3 March could receive fines and late fees.  Such as PHP 500 Motion of Reconsideration fee, a PHP 10 late reporting fee and an additional PHP 200 for each month beyond deadline.  Important to note that foreign nationals under age 14, over age 65 and for those that are mentally or physically incapacities are exempt from the AR requirement assuming of course that medical evidence can be provided.

How does this affect the client?

Arrangements should be made  for foreign nationals to complete the AR 2018 process before 3 March to avoid an fines or penalties.  For those unfamiliar with the AR 2018 obligations or process should contact their immigration specialist for assistance.




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