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Old 16th July 2020, 12:53 AM
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Scott, I've never had to submitt any NBI paperwork to the PBI for my renewals because like you I had this all accomplished stateside and came to the Philippine with the 13a Visa in my US Passport (didn't have the card) and once I landed in the Philippines I had to go through that papperwork drill like you and get my ACR card and why? Because the Philippine Bureau of Immigration in the Philippines and the Philippine Consulate in the US have differing papper work it's not standardized, doesnt' even look the same, so I see the confusion.

Example of the document "Don't use this document" I used in the US (current document used in Chicago directly from the site) not on legal sized papper and no requirement for legally sized papper with checklist (doesn't look like the one here) and cohabitation letter or letter from spouse it's complete: http://www.chicagopcg.com/forms/immi...isa%20form.pdf

Here's the website you get this document from Consulate General of the Philippines - Chicago

So the only hassle if you get this accomplished in your home country is that once you land you have a limited time to get your ACR card and hence the papper work drill where the documents have to be changed over and also that medical check by the Navy peir it's an all day process sometimes or it was for me and then then the express fee and you still have to come back form 2 weeks to 2 months to get your new ACR card... I have the same photo taken in 2007 even though I had to submit new photos each and every renewal.
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Thanks guys ,, I am busy hustling up a travel pass to get to my satellite field office tomorrow. I will make an inquiry to verify all of this ..

Just need to know the forms and if NBI or not is needed ,, I really agree with M.T.A about the "NBI" . I just do not remember my last renewal process

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Thanks guys ,, I am busy hustling up a travel pass to get to my satellite field office tomorrow. I will make an inquiry to verify all of this ..

Just need to know the forms and if NBI or not is needed ,, I really agree with M.T.A about the "NBI" . I just do not remember my last renewal process
I think once you have been in the Philippines more than six months you no longer need a clearance from your home country, they use the Philippines records.
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Thanks guys ,, I am busy hustling up a travel pass to get to my satellite field office tomorrow. I will make an inquiry to verify all of this ..

Just need to know the forms and if NBI or not is needed ,, I really agree with M.T.A about the "NBI" . I just do not remember my last renewal process
The NBI is for those that performed their Immigration from here and don't have the Police Clearance/(Police Record)... So you would have done that for your 13a and if you check your passport you have the 13a Visa (Permanent Resident) already so it's just a renewal.

I'm 100% positive the links I gave you for the forms which I still have after doing mine 4 years ago are the forms you'll have to fill out with like I mentioned the 8 1/2" - 14" Legal papper and I'd also stick those in the same sized folder.

I've done it so many times now that I'm used to seeing other expats who also are used to going this drill with the two hole punch at the top and the documents secured in a folder.

The checklist is everything you'll need and follow that checklist to the "T" by the PBI to the letter if it's not and they let you pass on something... Worry! your papper work will get stuck somewhere because nobody will fix it.

I took a look at this checklist and all you need to worry about is General instructions 1 - 5, and then below that steps or blocks 1 - 3 to sort or get your documents in order I'd make color photo copies of your passport Visa page pages requested, the other stuff below that labeled Additional Requirements... That's not you, those are for other Visa holders.

Final note, if a long trip... you shouldn't be asked but it happens sometimes so make sure to bring in all your reciepts of the annual check in's.
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Hello Guys ,, Just finished at my regioanal center, and just to verify with M.C.A. Yes, this is the correct form; 2015-08-002 Rev 0
http://www.immigration.gov.ph/images...%20Rev%201.pdf ,, Long Bond only !!

Bring your passport with photocopy of the stamped entry date page, and the criteria page. Photocopy of your ACRI Card front and back.
No NBI, and No questions about your spouse. No copies of your annual reciepts needed !! I did not need the "Checklist" form
Cost was Php 4,477.00 pesos. Surrender the current card, get Reciepts, Call back in 2-3 months to recieve a new card, Hopefully all goes well with their processing !!

It would take about 15 minutes but I was early and the cashiers terminal was not updated yet, so I just had to wait for 45minutes or so

Ok Thanks again, it was a good warmup to chat here about it !!
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Hello Guys ,, Just finished at my regioanal center, and just to verify with M.C.A. Yes, this is the correct form; 2015-08-002 Rev 0
http://www.immigration.gov.ph/images...%20Rev%201.pdf ,, Long Bond only !!

Bring your passport with photocopy of the stamped entry date page, and the criteria page. Photocopy of your ACRI Card front and back.
No NBI, and No questions about your spouse. No copies of your annual reciepts needed !! I did not need the "Checklist" form
Cost was Php 4,477.00 pesos. Surrender the current card, get Reciepts, Call back in 2-3 months to recieve a new card, Hopefully all goes well with their processing !!

It would take about 15 minutes but I was early and the cashiers terminal was not updated yet, so I just had to wait for 45minutes or so

Ok Thanks again, it was a good warmup to chat here about it !!
Terrific and glad everything went well. I would keep all receipts and good thing they didn't bother asking you that, same with any transactions with the LTO including your drivers license keep all receipts.
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I have learned over time that it really cuts down on the frustration factor to have in hand any and all paperwork which might be even remotely related to whatever you are trying to accomplish whenever you are going to deal with any government office here in-country. Any time I walk into any govt entity here, I have my plastic zipped envelope with me so I can produce any paperwork, receipt, expired passport, etc from any transaction I have done since moving here permanently. I does seem they do have a knack for asking for something which to our way of thinking would not be required.

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I have learned over time that it really cuts down on the frustration factor to have in hand any and all paperwork which might be even remotely related to whatever you are trying to accomplish whenever you are going to deal with any government office here in-country. Any time I walk into any govt entity here, I have my plastic zipped envelope with me so I can produce any paperwork, receipt, expired passport, etc from any transaction I have done since moving here permanently. I does seem they do have a knack for asking for something which to our way of thinking would not be required.

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Yep the hoops are huge and getting bigger depending on the clown wielding. I have to say that my last visit to immi was uneventful apart from the fine PHP 1,000. I will let you know next week when I go back yet again through lockdowns to extend my tourist visa and whether my ACR card turned up, very doubtful for both the ACR card as well as being able to traverse there given the current lockdowns in SFC.

Sorry for going off topic.

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I have learned over time that it really cuts down on the frustration factor to have in hand any and all paperwork which might be even remotely related to whatever you are trying to accomplish whenever you are going to deal with any government office here in-country. Any time I walk into any govt entity here, I have my plastic zipped envelope with me so I can produce any paperwork, receipt, expired passport, etc from any transaction I have done since moving here permanently. I does seem they do have a knack for asking for something which to our way of thinking would not be required.

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Yes Sir ,, I did have all my annual receipts with me, Marriage certificate Birth Certificate (of my son) PhillHealth payments and MDR from them etc. !!

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