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Good Morning all ,, 5th Year Renewal ACRI Card
How is the BI doing these days (heh heh). I am inquiring about renewing my ACRI Card 13A, permanent. 5 years ago it went of without a glich, but now some things have changed on the "BI" webpage.
My questions are;
What are the correct "FORMS" and "Checklist" are needed? It seems the Webpage selections are not really clear or straight forward.
Then I need to know if an "NBI" backround check is still required ?
Furthermore, How do we contact the "BI" for inquiries such as this? Noting that my Regional is out of travel range due to restriction of travel.

Quite a sticky situation I am finding myself in, due in a month and a half !! I have all my receipts and some other pertinant details so my end is good

Regards ,, Scott E


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Oh Thanks M.C.A ,, Here is what threw me off; 1. Expiration of the one (1) year validity of the card; "It clearly says 1 year, not 5 years"

Then who checks the Database for derogatory record ,, Me with the "NBI" or does the "BI" do this ? I may be mistaken but I recall an "NBI" appointment to get a "Clearance" for something (memory fails) !!

I am not upset, or mad about this because I know we are not in a normal operating procedure right now (Patience). I will try that phone number, maybe. However I tried others with no luck ,, maybe my PLDT landline is screwing things up or something like that.

OK Thanks ,, I will update my situation on this issue for our readers ...

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Oh Thanks M.C.A ,, Here is what threw me off; 1. Expiration of the one (1) year validity of the card; "It clearly says 1 year, not 5 years"

Then who checks the Database for derogatory record ,, Me with the "NBI" or does the "BI" do this ? I may be mistaken but I recall an "NBI" appointment to get a "Clearance" for something (memory fails) !!

I am not upset, or mad about this because I know we are not in a normal operating procedure right now (Patience). I will try that phone number, maybe. However I tried others with no luck ,, maybe my PLDT landline is screwing things up or something like that.

OK Thanks ,, I will update my situation on this issue for our readers ...
Yea real strange because you mentioned 5 years so what does your card say on the front lower right hand corner and what color is your ACR card? If a Permanent Resident it will be Gold and say on the front lower R/H corner Permanent Resident.

You should be well past the police record by now and just about every Visa application or renwal will have the deragatory record spot... this is a check they perform at the Philippine Bureau of Immigration and has to do with any police record here in the Philippines.

I don't know where your calling from, But if outside Manila you'll have to add an "8" if calling from PLDT so it'll look like this (02) 8527 3248 or within the Manila area 8527 3248 or you could message I've done that more than once and they do get back to you within 24hrs. https://www.facebook.com/officialbureauofimmigration

The trouble with initial card if done within the Philippines in country is that it's only good one year "Probabtionary" and when the year is up then you'll have to do that paperwork drill all over again to get your 5 year card next so that might be whats going on so hopefully it expires this year? if not ... oh boy.
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Scott E... you also might be able to get this accomplished at your current location but ? Here's a listing of PBI Satellite Offices.

Directory of Transactions

Here's another listing if you scroll down to see if your Satellite Office can handle the ACR Card.
so it would have to be classified as a Class "A" but the other link also has all the services listed. BI Annual Report | Frequently Asked Questions

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Yea real strange because you mentioned 5 years so what does your card say on the front lower right hand corner and what color is your ACR card? If a Permanent Resident it will be Gold and say on the front lower R/H corner Permanent Resident.

You should be well past the police record by now and just about every Visa application or renwal will have the deragatory record spot... this is a check they perform at the Philippine Bureau of Immigration and has to do with any police record here in the Philippines.

I don't know where your calling from, But if outside Manila you'll have to add an "8" if calling from PLDT so it'll look like this (02) 8527 3248 or within the Manila area 8527 3248 or you could message I've done that more than once and they do get back to you within 24hrs. https://www.facebook.com/officialbureauofimmigration

The trouble with initial card if done within the Philippines in country is that it's only good one year "Probabtionary" and when the year is up then you'll have to do that paperwork drill all over again to get your 5 year card next so that might be whats going on so hopefully it expires this year? if not ... oh boy.
Thanks M.C.A. ,,
I am gold/permanent. The dates are clearly stated on the back due this coming September after 5 Years. I applied in NYC in 2010 while I was working there, already married here. Was issued a 5 year card at arrival after some small follow up paper work. Renewed it in "15", no problem then, the cost was PHp2,000+.
I can get a 1 day travel pass and hit my field office for an inquiry as to the correct forms, but see no others, other than the ones you are reffering me to. Then sort my papers, and another Travel pass to the regional "BI" in CDO City. Long ride on my motorcycle but doable, not allowed overnight or risk quarantine !!
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Thanks M.C.A. ,,
I am gold/permanent. The dates are clearly stated on the back due this coming September after 5 Years. I applied in NYC in 2010 while I was working there, already married here. Was issued a 5 year card at arrival after some small follow up paper work. Renewed it in "15", no problem then, the cost was PHp2,000+.
I can get a 1 day travel pass and hit my field office for an inquiry as to the correct forms, but see no others, other than the ones you are reffering me to. Then sort my papers, and another Travel pass to the regional "BI" in CDO City. Long ride on my motorcycle but doable, not allowed overnight or risk quarantine !!
Sounds good and also that you had this accomplished stateside even better. The link I provided is what I've used now twice so I actually have renewed my card 3 times. I thought I had it wrong but no that's what I used, I have never had to get an NBI clearance and you don't need to worry about any NBI clearance because like you mentioned you got your 13a Visa accomplished Stateside at your local Philippine Consulate so there's no one Probationary.

All documents required for submission must be complied with, arranged in the order as listed in the Checklist of Documentary Requirements (CDR), compiled in a legal size (8 x 14 in.) folder to match, watch out the local Mom & Pop printer spots never seem to have this size paper they have similar one used by schools and it's smaller, something like (8 1/2 x 13"), that won't work.
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Good Morning all ,, 5th Year Renewal ACRI Card
How is the BI doing these days (heh heh). I am inquiring about renewing my ACRI Card 13A, permanent. 5 years ago it went of without a glich, but now some things have changed on the "BI" webpage.
My questions are;
What are the correct "FORMS" and "Checklist" are needed? It seems the Webpage selections are not really clear or straight forward.
Then I need to know if an "NBI" backround check is still required ?
Furthermore, How do we contact the "BI" for inquiries such as this? Noting that my Regional is out of travel range due to restriction of travel.

Quite a sticky situation I am finding myself in, due in a month and a half !! I have all my receipts and some other pertinant details so my end is good

Regards ,, Scott E
I just amended my 13a probationary to permanent and renewed my ACR card. You still need a current NBI certificate. I went to the Davao office so I don't know if they are doing this at all of them but there was no interview with the attorney, instead you have to fill out a questionnaire form about your relationship and must be notarized. The Davao office put up a google document page to download files if needed. Check with your local office for specifics. You should submit your app 3 months in advance, don't wait to the last minute. Davao office had me prepare three files for the 13a amendment. I made a fourth file just for me. I also gave them 3 files for the ACR renewal. They don't have a copy machine at the Davao office so we had to go next door to make copies as they wanted copies of the receipts showing that I paid for the visa and acr, and some other copies. They didn't need any old receipts. You do have to surrender your ACR card when you renew. Make copies of the front and back of card for your file. You still need to submit 2x2 pictures of yourself. I gave them two for each visa file but they gave me four of them back, so you should only need two, but your office might want something different. Good luck
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I just amended my 13a probationary to permanent and renewed my ACR card. You still need a current NBI certificate. I went to the Davao office so I don't know if they are doing this at all of them but there was no interview with the attorney, instead you have to fill out a questionnaire form about your relationship and must be notarized. The Davao office put up a google document page to download files if needed. Check with your local office for specifics. You should submit your app 3 months in advance, don't wait to the last minute. Davao office had me prepare three files for the 13a amendment. I made a fourth file just for me. I also gave them 3 files for the ACR renewal. They don't have a copy machine at the Davao office so we had to go next door to make copies as they wanted copies of the receipts showing that I paid for the visa and acr, and some other copies. They didn't need any old receipts. You do have to surrender your ACR card when you renew. Make copies of the front and back of card for your file. You still need to submit 2x2 pictures of yourself. I gave them two for each visa file but they gave me four of them back, so you should only need two, but your office might want something different. Good luck
Scott mentions that his 13a was taken care of in the US through NY so if done from the US the Philippine Consualte in the US only requires a Police Clearance, but the requirement is just a copy of your Police Record, so once you get to the Philippines it's allready done you leave the US with that 13a Visa already afixed in your Passport and there's no Probationary period I've never had to perform an NBI check or turn in NBI paperwork... unless this is done for you at the Philippine Bureau of Immigration automatically? I also accomplished my 13a requirments in the US through Chicago.
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