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Foreign nationals have until March 1 to report to BI.

By Jun Ramirez

Foreign nationals registered with the Bureau of Immigration (BI) have until March 1 to go a Bureau of Immigration (BI) field office where they must render their 2019 annual report.

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente reiterated that the annual reporting period was non-extendible, and warned that non-compliance would be fined or prosecuted for violating the alien registration act.

Morente also stressed that aliens may report at any of the BI field offices nationwide, the list of which can be accessed via the bureau's website.

The 1951 Alien Registration Act requires all BI-registered aliens, who are holders of immigrant and non-immigrant visas, to make the annual report within the first 60 days of a calendar year.

Immigration alien registration chief Jose Carlitos Licas said each alien shall bring and present his alien certificate of registration identity card (ACR I-Card) and pay a P300 annual report fee and P10 legal research fee to the government.

"For those who are currently abroad, they shall make the report within 30 days from the date of their return to the country, provided they have valid re-entry permits," Licas said.

In the case of alien minors aged 14 years and below, it shall be the duty of their parent or guardian to make the report on their behalf.

Application forms, guidelines and information on the conduct of the 2019 annual report can be downloaded from the BI website atwww.immigration.gov.ph.

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Date:Feb 24, 2019
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