1.02.2021

Philippines Immigration Annual Report 2021

Philippines Immigration Annual Report 2021




UPDATE January 2021

 

The main Immigration office and many if not all remote branches are now requiring an appointment for the annual report and other services. You need to contact the branch you intend to visit for details. You may be able to schedule an appointment on FaceBook.

Be sure that you print out that confirmation or take a picture of it on your smartphone. Many people are reporting that they have made an appointment, but when they get to the immigration office their name is not on the list.

Also be aware that due to the pandemic there are many more people extending visas at this time. This can lead to a long wait. Maybe go to a satellite office that you know to be less busy than others. 

The www.immigration.gov.ph site is constantly down and has been operating as such for many months so be aware that much of the time the links below to that domain will not work.

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All registered aliens living in the Philippines (except Temporary Visitor’s Visa holders or Tourist Visa holders) are required to report to an immigration office during the first 60 calendar days of the year. Annual Report 2021 (AR 2021) will be conducted from January 1 to March 1. Take note of any national or local holidays and weekends because immigration offices will be closed on those days (like January 1).

When you report you will be required to present your ACR-I card and passport and you may also be asked to submit copies of your card (front and back) and copies of your passport data page and visa stamp. I take copies of my wife's PSA stamped birth certificate and our PSA stamped marriage certificate. These are not listed as requirements for reporting, but there have been anecdotal stories of these and other items being requested. It is easy enough to just bring the copies and be prepared. It would also not hurt to bring along a copy of the receipt for the previous year's annual report.

Be sure to obtain an official receipt documenting payment of the Annual Report fee. These receipts are required when you renew your ACR-I card or have it replaced.

Check out the full guidelines for AR 2021 that include exceptions to personal appearance, locations for reporting and more. Also view the Directory of Transactions for a complete listing of Immigration offices and services available at each of them.

Have the exact amount of 310 PHP ready to pay to avoid any problems with making change.

You have previously executed your annual report at one immigration office and you are not able to do it at that same office this year or maybe you are just curious about visiting a different office. There is no problem with that. First check the  Directory of Transactions to make sure that the Immigration office that you want to visit supports the annual reporting service.

When I went to a different location I had to fill out an information card like this one:






Notice on that second image that you will need a recent 2x2 photo (bring two just in case).

2 comments:

Paul said...

Hi there. Just an update note about annual alien registration. My fee for first time registration was a straight P300 by the way. First time registration now requires logging into an online portal to obtain a number. The page containing the number has to be presented with the other documents. Not sure about other offices, but in Dumaguete had to return one week later to receive the receipt (an had to go and obtain a photocopy of it to take back to them, the cheeky beggars!). Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Paul

Is this the page where they had you enter your data?

https://vua.immigration.gov.ph/

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