The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has now introduced a virtual option for registered foreign nationals residing or employed in the country to fulfill their annual reporting requirements.
BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco announced that foreign nationals can now complete their annual report online during the initial quarter of the year, offering increased convenience while ensuring compliance with regulations. In a statement issued on Saturday, Tansingco emphasized that this online registration platform facilitates an end-to-end process, allowing foreign nationals to book appointments, make payments, and submit reports from the comfort of their residences.
Individuals interested in the virtual reporting option are instructed to access the BI’s online services website at https://e-services.immigration.gov.ph to schedule their appointments.
Tansingco highlighted the Virtual Annual Report as one of the agency’s initiatives aimed at modernizing its regulations and procedures.
By law, registered foreign nationals must personally complete the Annual Report within the initial 60 days of the year, providing necessary documentation to the BI.
In addition to the online platform, foreign nationals have the option to personally visit designated locations, including two malls in Metro Manila and various BI offices nationwide, to fulfill their 2024 Annual Report requirements.
For the BI’s main office in Manila, physical Annual Report activities will take place at the 3rd Level Center Atrium of Robinsons Manila and the Government Service Express (GSE) Unit of SM Mall of Asia. These sessions are available on weekdays, excluding holidays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Specific requirements have been outlined by the bureau, mandating a completed online registration via the BI’s e-services website. Foreign nationals must present their original valid alien certificate of registration identity card (ACR I-Card) with valid visas, along with a valid passport.
Certain categories of foreign nationals are exempt from physically reporting to the BI, including individuals below 14 years old, those aged 60 and above, individuals with mental or physical incapacities, pregnant women, and foreigners with specific medical conditions.
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