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Has there been any change recently in ACR card requirements?

A friend of mine is visiting Philippines and has been here for almost 2 months already.

He just extended for another 2 months but they (BOI) did not ask him to get an ACR Card.

I always thought that when you extend after the initial 59 days you would be required to get an ACR card before they would process your visa extension.

Can anyone advise if there has been any changes? Thanks

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I can't directly answer your ? but only add another. Is the acquisition of the ACR Card actually a requirement, or is it something that has just routinely been done for so long that it is accepted as a requirement? I only ask because I have been in-country since 2014 on BB status and have only recently completed my 13A Permanent requirements and have been issued a ACR Card.

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I can't directly answer your ? but only add another. Is the acquisition of the ACR Card actually a requirement, or is it something that has just routinely been done for so long that it is accepted as a requirement? I only ask because I have been in-country since 2014 on BB status and have only recently completed my 13A Permanent requirements and have been issued a ACR Card.

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It's not a requirement of the BB program to have an ACR card but can obtain one voluntarily.
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On the BB card the ACR is voluntary. For a tourist visa it has been a requirement of the 2nd extension. I have not heard of any changes... but you know how that goes...
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2. Who are required to apply for an ACR I-Card?

All foreign nationals under immigrant and non-immigrant visas including holders of Temporary Visitor’s Visa, who have stayed for more than fifty nine (59) days in the Philippines.
ACR I-Card

If there's been any changes, they haven't updated the website..

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2. Who are required to apply for an ACR I-Card?

All foreign nationals under immigrant and non-immigrant visas including holders of Temporary Visitorís Visa, who have stayed for more than fifty nine (59) days in the Philippines.
ACR I-Card

If there's been any changes, they haven't updated the website..

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No idea if its a change to the regulations but I'm on BB and applied for an ACR in Feb. For some reason I had to pay for a months extension plus a whole bunch of other fees including express service. Express, they're 'having a larf. Was told it would be ready in March, then April now May.....maybe

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No idea if its a change to the regulations but I'm on BB and applied for an ACR in Feb. For some reason I had to pay for a months extension plus a whole bunch of other fees including express service. Express, they're 'having a larf. Was told it would be ready in March, then April now May.....maybe
That is how it seems to work - Mine was approved in Nov of 2017 and I finally received it in Mar of 2018. They are a very efficient organization.

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That is how it seems to work - Mine was approved in Nov of 2017 and I finally received it in Mar of 2018. They are a very efficient organization.

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That gives me some hope that mine might be ready at the end of this month. Thanks Fred

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It's not a requirement of the BB program to have an ACR card but can obtain one voluntarily.
Hi, I will be applying for a voluntary acr i card as I need this to open a bank account. I'm on Balikbayan status but there is one section on the application for visa/travel information that I'm not 100% sure what I should enter there since Balikbayan status is not a visa and it's just stamped BB in my passport by immigration. Any idea? Thanks in advance.
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