Philippines: ACR I-Card Registration Due 1 March 2022

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • Foreign nationals with a valid ARC I-Card must file their Annual Report by March 1, 2022 


The government of the Philippines announced that foreign nationals holding valid alien certificate of registration identity cards (ARC I-Card) must file their Annual Report with the Bureau of Immigration office on or before 1 March 2022. Registration for a required appointment can be made online. Foreign nationals will need to present the following documents at the scheduled appointment: 

  • Valid passport 
  • Original ACR I-Card 
  • Receipt verifying payment of the registration fee 
  • Printed confirmation number issued electronically through the online system 
  • A Special Power of Attorney with a government-issued ID card of the legal representative (if applicable) 

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What are the Changes? 

All registered foreign nationals classified as aliens or holders of ARC I-Cards, except Temporary Visitor’s Visa holders or Tourist Visa holders, will be required to file their Annual Report with the Bureau of Immigration office on or before 1 March 2022. Foreign nationals must comply with the filing requirements to avoid negative impacts on their immigration status. Foreign nationals are also able to authorize a representative to file the Annual Report on their behalf, which waives the personal appearance requirement.  

Looking Ahead 

Continue to check the government of the Philippines website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and information.  

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.