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How many photos do i take to the immigration office when acquiring an acr card and how long does it take to process? i understand its 50 dollars what a liberty hey!

Plus what length of time is the card valid?
 

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How many photos do i take to the immigration office when acquiring an acr card and how long does it take to process? i understand its 50 dollars what a liberty hey!

Plus what length of time is the card valid?
It's valid for 1 year, and that's $50 plus 500p express lane fee. I don't see why it's a liberty the UK ID if it ever arrives was going to be about £90.
 

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They took the photo for my card. Just used one of mine for the visa waiver extension application.

However the local photo shop took and printed 20 2x2 photos for me for 200p so why not have enough to last a while?

I keep the extra in my passport wallet just in case. I have carried this size photo with me in many countries because you never know when you will need one at immigration or some other government office.
 

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Especially for just 200P....I like being prepared also.
 

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It's valid for 1 year, and that's $50 plus 500p express lane fee. I don't see why it's a liberty the UK ID if it ever arrives was going to be about £90.
how many photos did they require for the acr-card and visa extn application? was the card done at the same time?
 

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how many photos did they require for the acr-card and visa extn application? was the card done at the same time?
See above They take the picture for the card and you provide one for the visa extension application. At least that was my experence.

Of course in the Philippines YMMV
 

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how many photos did they require for the acr-card and visa extn application? was the card done at the same time?
When I got mine, no photos were required for extension or ACR card. They used my passport photo for the ACR ( I guess they scanned it ).

Now the extension application requires a 2 X 2 so they probably use that one. Bring an extra to be safe.

Photos are dirt cheap, as mentioned. The Photoline chain is at most malls. I just got 8 2X2 and 4 1X1 for p80.
 

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See above They take the picture for the card and you provide one for the visa extension application. At least that was my experence.

Of course in the Philippines YMMV

is this done on the day you get the visa extension, whats YMMV?
 

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When I got mine, no photos were required for extension or ACR card. They used my passport photo for the ACR ( I guess they scanned it ).

Now the extension application requires a 2 X 2 so they probably use that one. Bring an extra to be safe.

Photos are dirt cheap, as mentioned. The Photoline chain is at most malls. I just got 8 2X2 and 4 1X1 for p80.
was the acr card done and given to you at the same time with the visa extension? where did you extend in manila?
 

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YMMV means Your Mileage May Vary. Basically, what can be done at one office in the Philippines may not necessarily be what can be done at another.
 

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YMMV means Your Mileage May Vary. Basically, what can be done at one office in the Philippines may not necessarily be what can be done at another.
all i want to know is the acr card done at the same time as visa extension and how many photos i need to take?? why are people saying the price of photos, ???
 

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all i want to know is the acr card done at the same time as visa extension and how many photos i need to take?? why are people saying the price of photos, ???
Because you are asking a "how long is a piece of string" question. Every office has it's own idea of what you need. Take a few and be pleasantly surprised if you have enough/to many. The card will be processed at the same time but don't expect to walk away with it in your pocket.
 

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According to the BI website you need 2 2x2 pictures. In Iloilo I needed 2 pictures. At your office... your mileage may vary. After applying for the card I had to come back 3 weeks later to pick it up (turned into almost 6 weeks before it actually came back). When I got my 2nd ACR it was the same procedure again.

...hmm... cannot post the link... (new member) Well here is the listed requirements...


CHECKLIST OF DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS FOR
ALIEN CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION IDENTITY CARD
(ACR I-CARD)ISSUANCE

I.For New Applicants1 .Accomplished application form (BI Form 2014-08-006 Rev 0);
2.Certified true copy issued by the Records Section of the Board of Commissioners(BOC)’s Order granting the visa(for internal verification purposes);
3.Certified true copy issued by the Records Section of the Commissioner’s Order of Approval granting the Student Visa(for internal verification purposes);
4.Photocopy of passport bio-page and passport pages bearing valid visa implementation and latest admission with authorized stay;
5.Photocopy of official receipt(s)of payment for applicable fees;and
6.Two (2) pieces of 2x2 photograph of the applicant with white background and must be taken within the last three (3)months from the date of application
 

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Another place to check for inexpensive full color photo's is Tronix...I just got 8 2x2's and 8 1x1s for 60php for the total package...upstairs in the Harrison Plaza Mall, right behind the Manila Zoo.

Every time I turn around some agent or official is asking me for another photo...
 

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ACR checklist question

According to the BI website you need 2 2x2 pictures. In Iloilo I needed 2 pictures. At your office... your mileage may vary. After applying for the card I had to come back 3 weeks later to pick it up (turned into almost 6 weeks before it actually came back). When I got my 2nd ACR it was the same procedure again.

...hmm... cannot post the link... (new member) Well here is the listed requirements...


CHECKLIST OF DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS FOR
ALIEN CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION IDENTITY CARD
(ACR I-CARD)ISSUANCE

I.For New Applicants1 .Accomplished application form (BI Form 2014-08-006 Rev 0);
2.Certified true copy issued by the Records Section of the Board of Commissioners(BOC)’s Order granting the visa(for internal verification purposes);
3.Certified true copy issued by the Records Section of the Commissioner’s Order of Approval granting the Student Visa(for internal verification purposes);
4.Photocopy of passport bio-page and passport pages bearing valid visa implementation and latest admission with authorized stay;
5.Photocopy of official receipt(s)of payment for applicable fees;and
6.Two (2) pieces of 2x2 photograph of the applicant with white background and must be taken within the last three (3)months from the date of application
Hi, on #2 above. I'm applying for my first ACR card in a few months. I'm in the Balikbayan program now. Do I have to get #2 ?:confused: If I do how do I go about that? Thanks in advance. Charlie
 

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Voluntary Application for ACR Card

Hi, on #2 above. I'm applying for my first ACR card in a few months. I'm in the Balikbayan program now. Do I have to get #2 ?:confused: If I do how do I go about that? Thanks in advance. Charlie
Here are some links you won't need a Visa it's a date stamped in your passport only.

You don't need an ACR card but if you want one it's labeled as Voluntary Application for ACR I Card Voluntary Application for ACR I-Card

Here's another link so your ACR card will be marked as Voluntary Registrant and on this link 4-f has a listing of the Balikbayan as a Voluntary Registrant and the color of your card will be red and most get these cards for opening up bank accounts, Internet or hooking up electricity the Philippine Government also recommends that anyone living here past 6 months should get an ACR card. ACR I-Card
 

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Here are some links you won't need a Visa it's a date stamped in your passport only.

You don't need an ACR card but if you want one it's labeled as Voluntary Application for ACR I Card Voluntary Application for ACR I-Card

Here's another link so your ACR card will be marked as Voluntary Registrant and on this link 4-f has a listing of the Balikbayan as a Voluntary Registrant and the color of your card will be red and most get these cards for opening up bank accounts, Internet or hooking up electricity the Philippine Government also recommends that anyone living here past 6 months should get an ACR card. ACR I-Card
Thanks MCA for the response. Very helpful!
 

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Hi, on #2 above. I'm applying for my first ACR card in a few months. I'm in the Balikbayan program now. Do I have to get #2 ?:confused: If I do how do I go about that? Thanks in advance. Charlie
I'm also on BB. I did not need #2 when I applied for my ACR.
 
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