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Old 28th June 2020, 02:06 AM
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I've been here almost 2 years now on a tourist visa...yeah, I'm married so I can't do the 13A thing haha. Kidding aside, my ACR ID expired months ago (good for 1 year at a time I believe) and I have already paid for a renewal, but that was like back in February before the Covid apocalypse hit the world. Has any tourist here the past 6 months received new ACRs at your local BI office? I don't want to be at the airport with an expired ACR ID. I've read horror stories of non-citizens trying to leave the PI only to get stuck at the airport and almost miss flights because of expired ACRs...yikes! I mean, I do have my BI receipt I paid for a renewal 4 months ago, but you never know at the airport. Plus to do a ECC at the BI in Angeles City, you have to do that 5 days before your flight! Wasnt that like 2 weeks before rather than 5!? Any info? I've already asked the local BI about the cards being replaced a month ago, they said not yet, but maybe you guys heard differently? Will tourist extensions begin in July atleast? Dakal a salamat or maraming salamat po.

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Hi Whiskey... amazing if you can find a flight that leaves but they do leave apparently. Here's some links if they can help you.

ECC Clearance the ECC have validity? Will I be able to use this multiple times?

The ECC is valid for one (1) month from the date of issue, however, you may only use this once regardless of its validity. Emigration Clearance Certificate (ECC)

Philippine Bureau of Immigration, Facebook (for messaging/call) https://www.facebook.com/officialbureauofimmigration

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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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I look at the form to get my ACR card (last one 7 or 8 years ago) called the manager again as the paperwork has to be legal size,,,,,,, I only have A4 paper, yes sir A4 is fine but you can come into our office and we have the correct size form to fill out,,,,,,,,,,, but you said A4 is ok, yes sir but better you fill out the form here in the office.....!!!!! More fun in the Philippines. I do hope he is not the manager.

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My ACR Card is good for 5 years(Issued 12/29/2017 Expires 12/29/2022). Is that only for 13A?

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My ACR Card is good for 5 years(Issued 12/29/2017 Expires 12/29/2022). Is that only for 13A?

Fred
I will let you know Fred once I dance the tango with an A4 sized application form, Im guessing the 5 years is only good for 13a's (should be at least 7 years "itch") and not touristy type visas, will let you know in a few days once the waltz is over.

Any one that can help..... what is this in the application form: Certified copy of the Records Section of the Commissioner’s Order of Approval granting the visa. Is that a police clearance?

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I will let you know Fred once I dance the tango with an A4 sized application form, Im guessing the 5 years is only good for 13a's (should be at least 7 years "itch") and not touristy type visas, will let you know in a few days once the waltz is over.

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Yes beings you are only here temporarily charging you for a 5 year card would be a bit rich and making you change every year keeps the money rolling in.
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Yes beings you are only here temporarily charging you for a 5 year card would be a bit rich and making you change every year keeps the money rolling in.
You can see why some people just live here until they are caught and deported for visa evasion, many cannot afford but doesn't make them right.

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I will let you know Fred once I dance the tango with an A4 sized application form, Im guessing the 5 years is only good for 13a's (should be at least 7 years "itch") and not touristy type visas, will let you know in a few days once the waltz is over.

Any one that can help..... what is this in the application form: Certified copy of the Records Section of the Commissionerís Order of Approval granting the visa. Is that a police clearance?

Cheers, Steve.
Third time on the phone, same guy who appears to be in control, no sir you don't need this as you are on a tourist visa,,,,,,,,,,,,, but it doesn't say that on the application form, yes sir just bring your passport and fill the form out when you get here, nothing else to do,,,,,,, do you need a copy of my passport bio page and entry date? Ah yes sir but you can accomplish the rest here in our office,,,,,,,,, do I need to bring anything else? no sir we will sort it all out here,,,,,,, what about 2 pieces photographs of me, yes sir bring them too,,,,,,,,, I am sure this will be a 2 day visit, perhaps 3. Welcome again to the philippines.

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I applied for an ACR card when I first arrived two and a half years ago as my bank wanted it in order to open an count. It was valid for 6 months only. I have left here several times since it expired and it was never asked for. I did ask at BI Davao about it earlier this year, the officer told me that it's not required on a tourist or BB. That was how its was explained to me and I share here in good faith, but usual disclaimers apply.

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