- Foreign nationals with a valid ARC I-Card must file their Annual Report by March 1, 2022
The government of the Philippines announced that foreign nationals holding a valid alien certificate of registration identity cards (ARC I-Card) must file their Annual Report with the Bureau of Immigration office on or before March 1, 2022. Registration for a required appointment can be made online. Foreign nationals will need to present the following documents at the scheduled appointment:
- Valid passport
- Original ACR I-Card
- Receipt verifying payment of the registration fee
- Printed confirmation number issued electronically through the online system
- A Special Power of Attorney with a government-issued ID card of the legal representative (if applicable)
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What are the Changes?
All registered foreign nationals classified as aliens or holders of ARC I-Cards, except Temporary Visitor’s Visa holders or Tourist Visa holders, will be required to file their Annual Report with the Bureau of Immigration office on or before March 1, 2022. Foreign nationals must comply with the filing requirements to avoid negative impacts on their immigration status. Foreign nationals can authorize a representative to file the Annual Report on their behalf, which waives the personal appearance requirement.
Continue to check the government of the Philippines website for additional updates and information.