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Old 1st July 2020, 01:12 AM
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Questions: Other than opening a bank account, for what do you need your ACR card? I hadn't heard anything about its use at airports, And what is the ECC (never heard of it)? why do you need it (presumably for travel--international only?) and how do you get it?
You're right. The issue was getting a brand new ACR at the local BI, not airport.


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Well guys, more fool me for not asking "all" the questions of the immi dude that appeared to know everything, spoke to him 3 times last week and about 6 weeks prior to that about accepting visa applications etc. the first time he took my name and phone number to register and contact me when they began processing,,,,,,, never got a call hence calling them again last week on the 29th of June to be precise and at no time did he mention that I should come in straight away as the 30 day penalty amnesty expires at the end of the month........ found that out today. Explained the situation to the lovely lady and she could not do anything about it apparently. I smiled and said that it wasn't her fault and I would pay the fine, thank you sir and she went off to process. She went straight to the guy sitting at the back of the office overlooking all the service counters, he looked up towards me then back to the service agent..... 5 minutes later I was called to another window, Sir that will be 12,703 pesos,,,,,, how much is the penalty I asked, she said 1,000 pesos sir, thanks I said and she pointed me to the next window for payment.
The penalty was easy to swallow but the 2,000 peso express lane fees always irks me, 2 @ 500 and 1 @ 1,000.
It included 2 x 59 day extensions as well as my ACR card fees. Further to this applying for an ACR card is now simple, they do it automatically, no forms to fill out, no photos (apparently they use the one off your passport), my visa renewal is the 12th of August and was told to pick up my ACR card when I extend my visa then. 20 minutes and out.

I was the first person there arriving at 08:10, 10 minutes later another westerner arrived, I could hear him complaining that this was the 4th time he had been there to pick ?something? up. 5 minutes later another westerner arrived and Ben told me all he did was swear at his wife while she was filling the form in for him, all applications are fulfilled outside the building, only the applicant can enter the building to get required forms and must complete them outside at a table under a carport then pass security again to submit.

All in all painless.

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Well guys, more fool me for not asking "all" the questions of the immi dude that appeared to know everything, spoke to him 3 times last week and about 6 weeks prior to that about accepting visa applications etc. the first time he took my name and phone number to register and contact me when they began processing,,,,,,, never got a call hence calling them again last week on the 29th of June to be precise and at no time did he mention that I should come in straight away as the 30 day penalty amnesty expires at the end of the month........ found that out today.
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Yep and a few of us have had some hard lessons me included and that's how it is, you have to ask when to return because they sure won't be worrying. For sure never expect a phone call and always call them... but the problem could be in the lack of computerization if you think about it, everything requires redundancy of filling out stacks of papper work so each office has a specific tasking it's a Catch 22.

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I just got off the phone to our local guy/manager I think as we have spoken to him a few times over the years,,,,,,,, the land lines won't connect,,,,,,, perhaps job protection? Only mobile works!
Anyway I can now visit my local immi in SFC La union and pay my dues and re accomplish my ACR card as they are back in business.

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Thanks for that about the landlines

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Oh well ,, I just seen this on F/B ,, ACRI card "Waiver" !!

https://www.facebook.com/immigration...5953500759563/

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