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It sounds similar to what they are doing here now.

When I first arrived, I had my fingerprints scanned along with a photo at the airport. Since then, when ever I leave, they check my visa, enter my info, and have me touch the light pad and I'm GTG.

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I went to the Immigration office yesterday and there is some new policy I was unaware of. So I had to stand in line for over 5 hours. I was told that it was to update process the immigrants, with photos and fingerprints. Unfortunately I didnt find out how long I would be there until I arrived. So heads up before you go to the Manila office.
I usually end up spending around 3 - 4 hours each time I go into the immigration office in Mandaue. It's frustrating, it's always crowded, there isn't enough chairs for everyone, the people who work there are slow and unproductive, and I suspect that they derive a little bit of sadistic pleasure from watching all the foreigners waiting in their hot stuffy lobby. The California Department of Motor Vehicles seems like a well oiled machine by comparison, and the California DMV is pretty bad. All you can do is to try to just grin and bear it, and try to keep your cool.
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After reading the order to implement the registration, it looks like another thing to wring out a few more peso's from any foreigners and possibly create a few more jobs in the system for friends or relatives.

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It would be so much easier if they just said XXX peso’s a month, how long do you want? No multiple, confusing and variable registration requirements and all that other stuff.

First month for tourists free, after that say 5 000 a month and you can take as many months as you want at a time. Just that they expire if you leave the country. So if you were sure that you were not going to leave you could just go once and get 3 years. They could also make these available at the airport when you arrive, just pay for your intended stay up front.

Even if they had something like the ACR card issued after the first month for another 5000 p or so would not be as bad and would be a lot easier.

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