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Old 14th September 2020, 11:14 AM
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What did they do about your card or do you have to wait until you can get to a PRA office to get that?
When you renew online/ in the provinces, PRA charge a courier fee of ₱150 and the card is usually delivered by LBC. Renew outside the country and the courier fee is $20.
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When you renew online/ in the provinces, PRA charge a courier fee of ₱150 and the card is usually delivered by LBC. Renew outside the country and the courier fee is $20.
That is good to know, what did they do about the picture, use the last one or did you send one in electronically?

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That is good to know, what did they do about the picture, use the last one or did you send one in electronically?
So far, they always use the original.
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Probably off topic but related,,,,, a little. When I got my first ACR card 8 years ago I had to supply all the bells and requirements including the 2 passport sized pics. Recently (after 5/6 years for us living in Oz) I had to apply for ACR again when renewing my visa after 3 or 4 months of lock downs, I did the right thing and followed the requirements for visa renewal and ACR,,,, including photos,,,,, no sir we don't need all that, just passport,,,, but what about the requested pics from your site? No sir we just take passport photo and no paperwork as you have been here long enough,,,,, 3 weeks later ACR when I again extended my visa. Streamlining? Great. Perhaps a website update would be in order.All this from a satellite office.
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What did they do about your card or do you have to wait until you can get to a PRA office to get that?

I think they are evidently making all these new changes due to the COVID19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions on travel with regards to quarantine measures but believe it or not...they actually said it will be delivered to my home...and it was!

The PRA charged me $30 US Dollars to renew my SRRV ID Card for three, (3), years...($10 per year)...and they charged me 150 pesos for a courier fee and said the new ID Card will be delivered to my home address on record. I completed the transaction last week and I received my new ID Card yesterday...only 6 days!

I was shocked at how easy it was to do this task...

Their email address is [email protected], all the emails I received came from the same person, (Shansmine Fatalla- from the PRA Servicing Division).

They only asked for a simple application form to be filled out and returned to them. After receiving my application, they sent me the payment options, (1, 2 or 3 year renewal), and the courier fee information along with their bank account information for either depositing into their peso account or into their dollar account, (both at Landbank)...depending on if you are making your transaction with US Dollars or in Philippine Pesos. One additional request is that you include your full name and your SRRV Number on the banks deposit slip to ensure that the deposit will be accurately credited to your PRA account.

After making the deposit, they ask for a clear copy of the deposit slip for proof of payment, a clear copy of your old SRRV ID Card and a clear copy of your Passport Bio Page along with the address where you want the courier to deliver your new card and email this information back to them. They actually asked for scanned copies but I did not have access to a scanner, so I just took photos with my mobile phone and attached those to the email and they accepted the photos with no problems.

Six calendar days later, I had my new SRRV ID Card...

I wish everything was this easy to do here!

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That is good to know, what did they do about the picture, use the last one or did you send one in electronically?
My new card has the exact same picture on it from my old ID Card...but they did request a new 2x2 photo to be sent in with the application form and I sent mine in electronically but then they did not use it...
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My new card has the exact same picture on it from my old ID Card...but they did request a new 2x2 photo to be sent in with the application form and I sent mine in electronically but then they did not use it...
Same here, my Permanent Resident Card has the same photo since I applied for the 13a in 2007 and every 5 years I bring in a whole new set of photos for my renewal but end up with the original photo an and updated expire date.
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My new card has the exact same picture on it from my old ID Card...but they did request a new 2x2 photo to be sent in with the application form and I sent mine in electronically but then they did not use it...
I have only renewed once but they used a new picture. Good thing because I had shaved off a beard and cut long hair since my initial application, now I have shaved my head,( Lock down boredom lol). It would be difficult to recognize me easily from my original ID card.
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I have only renewed once but they used a new picture. Good thing because I had shaved off a beard and cut long hair since my initial application, now I have shaved my head,( Lock down boredom lol). It would be difficult to recognize me easily from my original ID card.
Yeah...I ended up shaving off my beard also, (and maybe my head soon), but not out of boredom...my lawn was mowed because I was having increasing difficulty keeping my dive mask sealed against my face while scuba diving...it's as if my beard hair was becoming more course as I grew older and it was amazing how much easier and more relaxing diving became with no facial hair to deal with...LOL!!!

I should try to get a new photo also because I think officials would find it very difficult to recognize me now, (six years since the original photo). The only plus side is it has been many, many long months, (maybe years), since anyone has ever asked to see my ID for any reason, even during COVID19. The only thing they ever ask for is my quarantine pass and it has no photo and I did not even apply for it, my wife did...
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......The only plus side is it has been many, many long months, (maybe years), since anyone has ever asked to see my ID for any reason, even during COVID19. ......
I have been asked for ID to use a credit card here. Chipped card but ID required.

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