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Aliens, foreign nationals reminded to report to BID

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

The Bureau of Immigration is requiring all registered aliens or foreign nationals to report in person to the BID Manila or to the nearest participating office within the first 60 days of every calendar year or from January 1, 2022 until March 1, 2022.

The advisory was issued by the BID pursuant to Section 10 of Republic Act No. 562, as amended or the “Alien Registration Act of 1950.”

Mita Chuvy Arguelles, Bacolod Immigration Field Office acting Alien Control Officer, said the parent or legal guardian of an alien who is less than 14 years old should have the duty of reporting for such alien.

Refugees and stateless aliens are reminded that they are mandated by law to appear personally for the 2022 Annual Report, she said.

With the adoption and implementation of the Inter-Agency Task Force, Department of Health, and Civil Service Commission regulations on Covid-19 pandemic, all applications with the BID including the 2022 Annual Report, will be by online appointment system, Arguelles said.

The appointment schedule will be system generated and can be accessed thru http://e-services.immigration.gov.ph, she said.

Arguelles said the alien/reportee should present the following immigration documents, namely:  original ACR l-Card or original paper-based ACR; and valid passport (except refugees and stateless aliens).

Failure to make the report will subject the concerned alien at the option of the Commissioner of Immigration to an administrative fine or to prosecution and upon conviction be punished by a fine or imprisonment, or both, she added.*

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