Official Topics

Permanent Residency in Philippines – Annual Reporting

The Annual Report Once again, it was time to report to our local BI office for my Annual Report requirement. As a “permanent resident” and an ACR-I Card holder (which states permanent), a holder of this status is required to physically report annually to their local BI office, during the first 8 weeks of the […]

Immigration News and Update

You report, or we deport! Bureau of Immigration lays down law to foreigners Posted By: M G Martin January 31, 2017 THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has warned that foreigners who fail to report for annual registration will be deported from the Philippines. The strict policy comes as the BI confirmed that the application deadline […]

Philippines and Anti-Begging Laws

Anti-Begging Laws In a country that boasts a population of over 101 million people, of which over 25% of the population lives below the poverty line (based upon a monthly per capita income of P10,534), it is not a big surprise to see beggars in the streets of nearly all cities and villages throughout the […]

Philippines Exit Clearances (ECC) – Update!

The “Exit Clearance” for Dummies Over time, one of this blog’s most engaging post has been on the topic of exit clearances to leave the Philippines, Departing the Philippines – Exit Clearances. Many times, those who respond and comment on topics like the Philippines exit clearances have good intentions, but can be technically incorrect sometimes. […]

Philippines Bureau of Immigration – Dress Code Requirements

Should You Dress Up For Your Bureau of Immigration (BI) Visit? Everybody has probably heard the horror stories of folks traveling all the way into Manila to the BI in Intramuros only to be sent home because of what they were wearing as inappropriate attire. Even recently, I have heard discussions about and read comments […]

Foreigners Warned About Elections

Foreigners Warned not to Meddle in Elections By Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star) | Updated March 14, 2013 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – Foreigners were warned yesterday against interfering in the campaign for local and national posts in the May elections. In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. said they will investigate complaints against foreigners […]

Bureau of Immigration Update

Bureau of Immigration Update was posted and received via social media this date as follows: ANNOUNCEMENT The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will continue processing the pending applications for re-stamping of the implementation for permanent resident visas under Republic Act No. 7919 (RA 7919), otherwise known as the Alien Social Integration Act of 1995. Furthermore, BI […]

Bureau of Immigration Annual Report (AR)

Annual Report According to the Bureau of Immigration’s website, March 3rd is the deadline for the Annual Report (AR) requirement which applies to all registered aliens and ACR I-Card holders except for those holding Temporary Visitor’s Visas or Tourist Visa holders. Typically, the AR should be done in the first 60 days of the year […]

Philippine Retirement Authority and the SRRV

Retire in the Philippines With SRRV. I just came across this information about the retirement system that the Philippines government has in place for immigrant retirees, published by the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA). The link provided below will take you to the PRA site that lists all the available options that pertain to the Special […]