Immigration reminds foreigners to set appointments online for required reporting

The Bureau of Immigration reminded foreigners in the country to set up appointments for their annual reporting in 2021 through the bureau’s web portal

Under the Alien Registration Act of 1950, foreigners with immigrant and non-immigrant visas, and holders of alien certificate of registration identity card must report in person to the Bureau of Immigration or its satellite offices within the first 60 days of the calendar year. The annual report period will be from January 1 to March 1, 2021.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente stressed that the bureau is currently not allowing walk-in entry, which is among the protocols BI is implementing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Remote registration may be requested by embassies or foreign groups and may be considered if there will be over 10 individuals to register.

Failure to register may result in fines, visa cancelation, deportation or imprisonment.

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