Friday, February 24, 2012

News Update PHL Immigration warns foreigners to register before March 2

All foreigners in the Philippines must personally report to Immigration offices on or before March 2 so as not to be tagged as undocumented aliens, the Bureau of Immigration said Thursday.
“[Foreigners] have only until March 2 to report in person to the bureau for their annual report, lest they face sanctions for being improperly documented aliens,” the bureau said in a statement.
Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. noted that there are no extensions for the as mandated by Republic Act No.562 or the Alien Registration Act of 1950 which states that foreigners holding an immigrant or non-immigrant visa should have an annual report within the first 60 days of every calendar year.
“Those who fail to make the annual report will be meted administrative fines or face deportation proceedings,” David said.
Foreigners may opt to have their annual report at the bureau’s main office in Intramuros, Manila, or any satellite office nationwide, according to the bureau.
The annual report fee is P300, plus P10 for legal research.
“As for aliens who are below 14 years of age or 65 years old and above, it shall be the duty of their parents or legal guardians or representatives to make the report on their behalf,” the bureau noted.