Upcoming ACR I-Card Holder Changes Announced for the Philippines

The Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration now requires holders of the Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Cards (ACR I-Cards) to file Annual Reports (ARs) by March 3, 2018. This requirement affects all registered aliens who have stayed more than 59 days in the Philippines unless the alien is a dual citizen of the Philippines and another foreign country. The requirements to timely file the AR include signing up through the immigration online system and physically reporting to the main Bureau of Immigration office, or its participating satellite office, with the applicant’s valid ACR I-card, PHP 310 AR fee, confirmation number of the 2018 filing, and a written attestation undertaking any outstanding Bureau of Immigration obligations.