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If you are a child born outside the Philippines during the temporary visit of a immigrant mother, or you are a child who was born after the issuance of an immigrant visa to the accompanying parent, or you are a foreign national on the basis of your valid marriage to a Philippine citizen, or you were previously a natural-born citizen of the Philippines who is a naturalized citizen of a foreign country and intend to return to the Philippines for permanent residence, or you were previously granted permanent residence in the Philippines and are returning to an relinquished residence in the Philippines after a temporary visit abroad, or you are a national of a country which has diplomatic relation with the Philippines and grant the Filipinos the same immigration privileges under the principle of reciprocity which shall not be in excess of fifty of any one nationality or without nationality for any one calendar year, you can obtain a Philippines Immigrant Visa by following the procedures below.

Child born outside the Philippines during the temporary visit of an immigrant mother[edit]

Case of a child born outside the Philippines during the temporary visit of a immigrant mother

  1. Prepare the requirements:
    • The letter request addressed to the Commissioner from the petitioning mother with a statement that the application and entry into the Philippines are effected within five years from the date of the birth of the child;
    • The duly accomplished CGAF form : CGAF Application;
    • The photocopy of applicant’s passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay;
    • The photocopy of the petitioner/immigrant mother’s passport bio-page, visa implementation page and latest admission with valid authorized staty;
    • The Birth Certificate of the child;
    • The BI Clearance Certificate;
    • The original or certified true copy of Bureau of Quarantine Medical Clearances, if applicant is a national of any of the countries listed under Annex “A” of Immigration Operations Order No. SBM-14-059-A Refer Link who arrived in the Philippines on or after June 2014;
    • The additional information on applicant’s children (if needed) Refer Link.
  2. Apply for Non-quota immigrant visa
    Visit the BI Main Office Main Office Link, you can get support about application form at the Public Information and Assistance Unit (PIAU) at BI G/F Main Office. Please submit the required documents for pre-screening to the Central Receiving Unit (CRU) to process this transaction and get the Order of Payment Slip (OPS). Please pay the applicable fees then submit copy of Official Receipt. Refer to the Official Receipt for the schedule and venue of the Hearing and Image and Fingerprint Capturing. After attend the Hearing, please proceed to Image and Fingerprint Capturing Counter of the Alien Registration Division (ARD) and submit requirements for ACR I-Card application. Follow the officer’s guide to confirm if visa application is already approved. If approved, submit passport for visa implementation. If the ACR I-Card is approved, claim the ACR I-Card.

Child born after the issuance of an immigrant visa to the accompanying parent[edit]

Case of a child who was born after the issuance of an immigrant visa to the accompanying parent

  1. Prepare the requirements:
    • The Letter request addressed to the Commissioner from the accompanying parent;
    • The dully accomplished CGAF CGAF Form;
    • The photocopy of the accompanying parent’s passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay;
    • The Birth Certificate of the child;
    • The BI Clearance Certificate;
    • The original or certified true copy of Bureau of Quarantine Medical Clearances, if applicant is a national of any of the countries listed under Annex “A” of Immigration Operations Order No. SBM-14-059-A Refer Link who arrived in the Philippines on or after June 2014; and
    • The additional information on applicant’s children (if needed) Refer Link.
  2. Apply for Non-quota immigrant Visa
    Visit the BI Main Office Main Office Link, you can get support about application form at the Public Information and Assistance Unit (PIAU) at BI G/F Main Office. Please submit the required documents for pre-screening to the Central Receiving Unit (CRU) to process this transaction and get the Order of Payment Slip (OPS). Please pay the applicable fees then submit copy of Official Receipt. Refer to the Official Receipt for the schedule and venue of the Hearing and Image and Fingerprint Capturing. After attend the Hearing, please proceed to Image and Fingerprint Capturing Counter of the Alien Registration Division (ARD) and submit requirements for ACR I-Card application. Follow the officer’s guide to confirm if visa application is already approved. If approved, submit passport for visa implementation. If the ACR I-Card is approved, claim the ACR I-Card.

Foreign national legally married to a Philippine citizen[edit]

Case of a foreign national on the basis of your valid marriage to a Philippine citizen

  1. Prepare the requirements:
    • The Joint letter request addressed to the Commissioner from the applicant and the petitioning Filipino spouse
    • The duly accomplished CGAF CGAF Form;
    • The Marriage Certificate or Marriage Contract;
    • The Birth Certificate or certified true copy of BI-issued Identification Certificate as Filipino citizen of Filipino spouse;
    • The photocopy of passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay;
    • The valid National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance, if application is filed six months or more from the date of first arrival in the Philippines
    • The BI Clearance Certificate;
    • The original or certified true copy of Bureau of Quarantine Medical Clearances, if applicant is a national of any of the countries listed under Annex “A” of Immigration Operations Order No. SBM-14-059-A Refer Link who arrived in the Philippines on or after June 2014;
    • The Additional Information on Applicant’s children (if needed) Refer Link

      The documentary requirements for each Dependent:
    • The duly accomplished CGAF CGAF Form;
    • The photocopy of passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay;
    • The proof of filiation with the petitioner;
    • The valid NBI Clearance for each dependent 15 years of age or above, if application is filed six months or more from the date of first arrival in the Philippines;
    • The BI Clearance Certificate; and
    • The original or certified true copy of Bureau of Quarantine Medical Clearances, if applicant is a national of any of the countries listed under Annex “A” of Immigration Operations Order No. SBM-14-059-A Refer Link who arrived in the Philippines on or after June 2014.
  2. Apply for Non-quota immigrant visa(probationary)
    Visit the BI Main Office or other suitable Immigration Offices Main Office Link, you can get support about application form at the Public Information and Assistance Unit (PIAU) at BI G/F Main Office. Please submit the required documents for pre-screening to the Central Receiving Unit (CRU) or to the frontline officer or staff of other Immigration Offices able to process this transaction. Follow the officer’s guide to get the Order of Payment Slip (OPS), pay the applicable fees and submit copy of Official Receipt. You can refer to the Official Receipt for the schedule and venue of the Hearing that you need to attend. Attend the hearing and proceed to Image and Fingerprint Capturing Counter of the Alien Registration Division (ARD) and submit your requirements for ACR I-Card application. Follow officer’s guide for how to confirm if your visa application is already approved. If the visa application is approved, please submit passports for visa implementation. If the ACR I-Card is approved, please claim the ACR I-Card.

Natural-born citizen of the Philippines who became naturalized citizen of a foreign country[edit]

Case of a previously natural-born citizen of the Philippines who is a naturalized citizen of a foreign country and intend to return to the Philippines for permanent residence

  1. Prepare the requirements:
    • The Joint letter request addressed to the Commissioner;
    • The duly accomplished CGAF CGAF Form;
    • The Marriage Certificate or Marriage Contract
    • The Birth Certificate or certified true copy of BI-issued Identification Certificate as Filipino citizen of Filipino spouse;
    • The photocopy of passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay;
    • The valid National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance, if application is filed six months or more from the date of first arrival in the Philippines;
    • The BI Clearance Certificate;
    • The original or certified true copy of Bureau of Quarantine Medical Clearances, if applicant is a national of any of the countries listed under Annex “A” of Immigration Operations Order No. SBM-14-059-A Refer Link who arrived in the Philippines on or after June 2014;
    • The Additional Information on Applicant’s children (if needed) Refer Link

      The documentary requirements for each Dependent:
    • The duly accomplished CGAF CGAF Form;
    • The photocopy of passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay;
    • The proof of filiation with the petitioner;
    • The valid NBI Clearance for each dependent 15 years of age or above, if application is filed six months or more from the date of first arrival in the Philippines;
    • The BI Clearance Certificate; and
      - The original or certified true copy of Bureau of Quarantine Medical Clearances, if applicant is a national of any of the countries listed under Annex “A” of Immigration Operations Order No. SBM-14-059-A Refer Link who arrived in the Philippines on or after June 2014.
  2. Apply for Non-quota immigrant Visa
    Visit the BI Main Office Main office Link, you can get support about application form at the Public Information and Assistance Unit (PIAU) at BI G/F Main Office. Please submit the required documents for pre-screening to the Central Receiving Unit (CRU) to process this transaction and get the Order of Payment Slip (OPS). Please pay the applicable fees then submit copy of Official Receipt. Refer to the Official Receipt for the schedule and venue of the Hearing and Image and Fingerprint Capturing. After attend the Hearing, please proceed to Image and Fingerprint Capturing Counter of the Alien Registration Division (ARD) and submit requirements for ACR I-Card application. Follow the officer’s guide to confirm if visa application is already approved. If approved, submit passport for visa implementation. If the ACR I-Card is approved, claim the ACR I-Card.

Returning permanent residents[edit]

Case of previously granted permanent residence in the Philippines and is returning to an relinquished residence in the Philippines after a temporary visit abroad

  1. Prepare the requirements:
    • The Letter request addressed to the Commissioner from the applicant with statements of intent to reside permanently in the Philippines and reason why the applicant overstayed outside the Philippines;
    • The duly accomplished CGAF CGAF Form;
    • The photocopy of passport bio-page, latest admission with valid authorized stay, departure and return to the country/arrival stamp within the 5-year period as a proof of temporary sojourn abroad;
    • The photocopy of proof of payment fore Re-entry Permit to substantiate non-relinquishment of permanent residence;
    • The proof of financial capacity or stable source of income as: Pension or remittances in cases of support from family members abroad; Return of income taxes withheld fro the last taxable period and alpha list duly received by the BIR with the corresponding proof of payment, Income Tax Return (ITR) for the last taxable period and proof of payment; or BIR Certificate of Registration for newly established business;
    • The valid national Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance, if application is filed six months or more form the date of first arrival in the Philippines;
    • The BI Clearance Certificate;
    • The original or certified true copy of Bureau of Quarantine Medical Clearances, if applicant is a national of any of the countries listed under Annex “A” of Immigration Operations Order No. SBM-14-059-A Refer Link who arrived in the Philippines on or after June 2014; and
    • The Additional Information on Applicant’s children (if needed) Refer Link.
  2. Apply for Non-quota immigrant Visa
    Visit the BI Main Office Main Office Link, you can get support about application form at the Public Information and Assistance Unit (PIAU) at BI G/F Main Office. Please submit the required documents for pre-screening to the Central Receiving Unit (CRU) to process this transaction and get the Order of Payment Slip (OPS). Please pay the applicable fees then submit copy of Official Receipt. Refer to the Official Receipt for the schedule and venue of the Hearing and Image and Fingerprint Capturing. After attend the Hearing, please proceed to Image and Fingerprint Capturing Counter of the Alien Registration Division (ARD) and submit requirements for ACR I-Card application. Follow the officer’s guide to confirm if visa application is already approved. If approved, submit passport for visa implementation. If the ACR I-Card is approved, claim the ACR I-Card.

Nationals of a country with diplomatic relation with the Philippines[edit]

Case of a national of a country which has diplomatic relation with the Philippines and grant the Filipinos the same immigration privileges under the principle of reciprocity which shall not be in excess of fifty of any one nationality or without nationality for any one calendar year

  1. Prepare the requirements:
    • The Letter request addressed to the Commissioner from the applicant stating that he/she is in possession of valid passport (or equivalent document) an visa at the time of filing the application; and does not belong to any class of excludible or deportable foreign nationals enumerated under Sections 29 and 37 of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940; and possesses the qualifications, skills, scientific, educational or technical knowledge which will advance and be beneficial to the national interest of the Philippines or has sufficient capital for a viable and sustainable investment in the Philippines;
    • The duly accomplished CGAF CGAF Application;
    • The photocopy of passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay;
    • The proof of applicant’s special qualifications like academic degrees, awards, certificates of recognition, and other documents attesting to the applicant’s special qualifications, skills or knowledge, or proof of financial capacity or investment, including but not limited to: Bank certification of inward remittance amounting to at least US $50000 or equivalent in other foreign currency; and Documents evidencing ownership/purchase of a condominium (condominium unit(s) acquired within four years prior to filing the Quota Immigrant Visa may be considered) with a corresponding proof that the amount he/she invested came or was inwardly remitted from foreign sources; and Documents showing ownership of or investment in an existing corporation, enterprise or business concern (shares of stock or other equivalent proof of ownership in a corporation or business concern acquired within four years prior of filing the application may be considered) with a corresponding proof that the amount he/she invested came or was inwardly remitted from foreign sources;
    • The Stamp issued by the Bureau of Quarantine appearing in applicant’s passport or travel document, if required, and a certification form a government health institution that the applicant is physically and mentally fit;
    • The valid national Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance, if application is filed six months or more from the date of first arrival in the Philippines;
    • The BI Clearance Certificate;
    • The additional information on applicant’s children (if needed) Refer Link.

      The documentary requirements for each dependent:
    • The duly accomplished CGAF CGAF Form;
    • The photocopy of passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay;
    • The proof of filiation with the applicant;
    • The Stamp issued by the Bureau of Quarantine appearing in applicant’s passport or travel document, if required, and a certification from a government health institution that the applicant is physically and mentally fit; and
    • The BI Clearance Certificate.
  2. Apply for quota immigrant Visa
    Visit the BI Main Office Main Office, you can get support about application form at the Public Information and Assistance Unit (PIAU) at BI G/F Main Office. Please submit the required documents for pre-screening to the Central Receiving Unit (CRU) to process this transaction and get the Order of Payment Slip (OPS). Please pay the applicable fees then submit copy of Official Receipt. Refer to the Official Receipt for the schedule and venue of the Hearing and Image and Fingerprint Capturing. After attend the Hearing, please proceed to Image and Fingerprint Capturing Counter of the Alien Registration Division (ARD) and submit requirements for ACR I-Card application. Follow the officer’s guide to confirm if visa application is already approved. If approved, submit passport for visa implementation. If the ACR I-Card is approved, claim the ACR I-Card.
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Required Documents[edit]

Case of a child born outside the Philippines during the temporary visit of a immigrant mother:

  • The letter request addressed to the Commissioner from the petitioning mother with a statement that the application and entry into the Philippines are effected within five years from the date of the birth of the child;
  • The duly accomplished CGAF form CGAF Form;
  • The photocopy of applicant’s passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay;
  • The photocopy of the petitioner/immigrant mother’s passport bio-page, visa implementation page and latest admission with valid authorized staty;
  • The Birth Certificate of the child;
  • The BI Clearance Certificate;
  • The original or certified true copy of Bureau of Quarantine Medical Clearances, if applicant is a national of any of the countries listed under Annex “A” of Immigration Operations Order No. SBM-14-059-A Refer Link who arrived in the Philippines on or after June 2014;
  • The additional information on applicant’s children (if needed) Refer Link.


Case of a child who was born after the issuance of an immigrant visa to the accompanying parent:

  • The Letter request addressed to the Commissioner from the accompanying parent;
  • The dully accomplished CGAF Refer Link;
  • The photocopy of the accompanying parent’s passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay;
  • The Birth Certificate of the child;
  • The BI Clearance Certificate;
  • The original or certified true copy of Bureau of Quarantine Medical Clearances, if applicant is a national of any of the countries listed under Annex “A” of Immigration Operations Order No. SBM-14-059-A Refer Link who arrived in the Philippines on or after June 2014; and
  • The additional information on applicant’s children (if needed) Refer Link.


Case of a foreign national on the basis of your valid marriage to a Philippine citizen:

  • The Joint letter request addressed to the Commissioner from the applicant and the petitioning Filipino spouse;
  • The duly accomplished CGAF CGAF Form;
  • The Marriage Certificate or Marriage Contract;
  • The Birth Certificate or certified true copy of BI-issued Identification Certificate as Filipino citizen of Filipino spouse;
  • The photocopy of passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay;
  • The valid National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance, if application is filed six months or more from the date of first arrival in the Philippines;
  • The BI Clearance Certificate;
  • The original or certified true copy of Bureau of Quarantine Medical Clearances, if applicant is a national of any of the countries listed under Annex “A” of Immigration Operations Order No. SBM-14-059-A Refer Link who arrived in the Philippines on or after June 2014;
  • The Additional Information on Applicant’s children (if needed) Refer Link;
  • The documentary requirements for each Dependent:
    • The duly accomplished CGAF CGAF Form;
    • The photocopy of passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay;
    • The proof of filiation with the petitioner;
    • The valid NBI Clearance for each dependent 15 years of age or above, if application is filed six months or more from the date of first arrival in the Philippines;
    • The BI Clearance Certificate; and
    • The original or certified true copy of Bureau of Quarantine Medical Clearances, if applicant is a national of any of the countries listed under Annex “A” of Immigration Operations Order No. SBM-14-059-A Refer Link who arrived in the Philippines on or after June 2014.


Case of a previously natural-born citizen of the Philippines who is a naturalized citizen of a foreign country and intend to return to the Philippines for permanent residence:

  • The Joint letter request addressed to the Commissioner;
  • The duly accomplished CGAF CGAF Form;
  • The Marriage Certificate or Marriage Contract;
  • The Birth Certificate or certified true copy of BI-issued Identification Certificate as Filipino citizen of Filipino spouse;
  • The photocopy of passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay;
  • The valid National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance, if application is filed six months or more from the date of first arrival in the Philippines;
  • The BI Clearance Certificate;
  • The original or certified true copy of Bureau of Quarantine Medical Clearances, if applicant is a national of any of the countries listed under Annex “A” of Immigration Operations Order No. SBM-14-059-A Refer Link who arrived in the Philippines on or after June 2014;
  • The Additional Information on Applicant’s children (if needed) Refer Link;
  • The documentary requirements for each Dependent:
    • The duly accomplished CGAF Refer Link;
    • The photocopy of passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay;
    • The proof of filiation with the petitioner;
    • The valid NBI Clearance for each dependent 15 years of age or above, if application is filed six months or more from the date of first arrival in the Philippines;
    • The BI Clearance Certificate; and
    • The original or certified true copy of Bureau of Quarantine Medical Clearances, if applicant is a national of any of the countries listed under Annex “A” of Immigration Operations Order No. SBM-14-059-A Refer Link who arrived in the Philippines on or after June 2014.


Case of previously granted permanent residence in the Philippines and is returning to an relinquished residence in the Philippines after a temporary visit abroad:

  • The Letter request addressed to the Commissioner from the applicant with statements of intent to reside permanently in the Philippines and reason why the applicant overstayed outside the Philippines;
  • The duly accomplished CGAF CGAF Form;
  • The photocopy of passport bio-page, latest admission with valid authorized stay, departure and return to the country/arrival stamp within the 5-year period as a proof of temporary sojourn abroad;
  • The photocopy of proof of payment fore Re-entry Permit to substantiate non-relinquishment of permanent residence;
  • The proof of financial capacity or stable source of income as: Pension or remittances in cases of support from family members abroad; Return of income taxes withheld fro the last taxable period and alpha list duly received by the BIR with the corresponding proof of payment, Income Tax Return (ITR) for the last taxable period and proof of payment; or BIR Certificate of Registration for newly established business;
  • The valid national Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance, if application is filed six months or more form the date of first arrival in the Philippines;
  • The BI Clearance Certificate;
  • The original or certified true copy of Bureau of Quarantine Medical Clearances, if applicant is a national of any of the countries listed under Annex “A” of Immigration Operations Order No. SBM-14-059-A Refer Link who arrived in the Philippines on or after June 2014; and
  • The Additional Information on Applicant’s children (if needed) Refer Link.


Case of a national of a country which has diplomatic relation with the Philippines and grant the Filipinos the same immigration privileges under the principle of reciprocity which shall not be in excess of fifty of any one nationality or without nationality for any one calendar year

  • The Letter request addressed to the Commissioner from the applicant stating that he/she is in possession of valid passport (or equivalent document) an visa at the time of filing the application; and does not belong to any class of excludible or deportable foreign nationals enumerated under Sections 29 and 37 of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940; and possesses the qualifications, skills, scientific, educational or technical knowledge which will advance and be beneficial to the national interest of the Philippines or has sufficient capital for a viable and sustainable investment in the Philippines;
  • The duly accomplished CGAF CGAF Form;
  • The photocopy of passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay;
  • The proof of applicant’s special qualifications like academic degrees, awards, certificates of recognition, and other documents attesting to the applicant’s special qualifications, skills or knowledge, or proof of financial capacity or investment, including but not limited to: Bank certification of inward remittance amounting to at least US $50000 or equivalent in other foreign currency; and Documents evidencing ownership/purchase of a condominium (condominium unit(s) acquired within four years prior to filing the Quota Immigrant Visa may be considered) with a corresponding proof that the amount he/she invested came or was inwardly remitted from foreign sources; and Documents showing ownership of or investment in an existing corporation, enterprise or business concern (shares of stock or other equivalent proof of ownership in a corporation or business concern acquired within four years prior of filing the application may be considered) with a corresponding proof that the amount he/she invested came or was inwardly remitted from foreign sources;
  • The Stamp issued by the Bureau of Quarantine appearing in applicant’s passport or travel document, if required, and a certification form a government health institution that the applicant is physically and mentally fit;
  • The valid national Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance, if application is filed six months or more from the date of first arrival in the Philippines;
  • The BI Clearance Certificate;
  • The additional information on applicant’s children (if needed) Refer Link.
  • The documentary requirements for each dependent:
    • The duly accomplished CGAF CGAF Form;
    • The photocopy of passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay;
    • The proof of filiation with the applicant;
    • The Stamp issued by the Bureau of Quarantine appearing in applicant’s passport or travel document, if required, and a certification from a government health institution that the applicant is physically and mentally fit; and
    • The BI Clearance Certificate.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Bureau of Immigration
Address: Magallanes Dr, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila
Trunkline: (02) 8465 2400
Directory - Main Office
Bureau of Immigration Other Offices More detail in the link:


TOURIST VISA SECTION (TVS)
Tourist visa extension, Motion for Reconsideration (MR) of overstaying, ACR I-Card for Application for Tourist, Application of Visa Extension
Direct Line: 5-310-4542
Trunkline: 8465 2400 (102)


Certification and Clearance Section (CCS)
Direct Line: 5-310-4460
Trunkline: 8465 2400 (110)


Note: NTC issued Memorandum Order No. 10-10-2017 last October 27, 2017, directing all telecommunications providers in the country to migrate all its customers to eight-digit telephone numbers.

3000-YYYY to 3499-YYYY – Bayan Telecommunications, Inc.
6000-YYYY to 6699-YYYY – ABS-CBN Converge, Inc.
6700-YYYY to 6999-YYYY – Eastern Telecommunication Philippines/ Telecommunications Technologies Philippines Inc.
7XXX-YYYY – Globe Telecom, Inc./ Innove Communications, Inc.
8XXX-YYYY – PLDT, Inc./ Digital Telecommunications Philippines, Inc.

A customer who still incorrectly dials the old seven-digit number will hear a special announcement saying the format has been changed to eight-digit, for a period of three months after the migration (March 18, 2019 to June 17, 2019).

To know more: Migration to 8-Digit Landline Number

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Eligibility[edit]

  • A child born outside the Philippines during the temporary visit of a immigrant mother
  • A child who was born after the issuance of an immigrant visa to the accompanying parent
  • A foreign national on the basis of your valid marriage to a Philippine citizen
  • A previously natural-born citizen of the Philippines who is a naturalized citizen of a foreign country and intend to return to the Philippines for permanent residence
  • A previously granted permanent residence in the Philippines and is returning to an relinquished residence in the Philippines after a temporary visit abroad
  • A national of a country which has diplomatic relation with the Philippines and grant the Filipinos the same immigration privileges under the principle of reciprocity which shall not be in excess of fifty of any one nationality or without nationality for any one calendar year

Fees[edit]

Case of a child born outside the Philippines during the temporary visit of a immigrant mother or case of a child who was born after the issuance of an immigrant visa to the accompanying parent

  • Application fee: Php7870
  • Additional Fee for ACR I-Card: $50/year


Case of a foreign national on the basis of your valid marriage to a Philippine citizen ;or case of a previously natural-born citizen of the Philippines who is a naturalized citizen of a foreign country and intend to return to the Philippines for permanent residence; or case of previously granted permanent residence in the Philippines and is returning to an relinquished residence in the Philippines after a temporary visit abroad

  • Principal fee Php8620
  • DEP-SPOUSE fee Php8620
  • For DEP-B16 Php8370
  • For DEP-B14 Php7870
  • Additional fee for ACR I-Card $50/year


Case of a national of a country which has diplomatic relation with the Philippines and grant the Filipinos the same immigration privileges under the principle of reciprocity which shall not be in excess of fifty of any one nationality or without nationality for any one calendar year

  • Principal fee Php18830
  • DEP-SPOUSE fee Php18830
  • For DEP-B16 Php18580
  • For DEP-B14 Php18080
  • Additional fee for ACR I-Card $50/year

Validity[edit]

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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Instructions[edit]

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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.



Required Information[edit]

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e.g.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.



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Need for the Document[edit]

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Information which might help[edit]

  • The application form is written in English language. Enter legibly all the information required into the appropriate spaces on the form. If the information required is not applicable, please write “N/A”. Do not leave any item blank. The Bureau will not act on application forms that are incomplete and incorrectly accomplished. Your answers must be in English and all entries must be in CAPITAL LETTERS using English characters only. Letters like ñ, é, ü and ç are not recognized by the system. For instance, please enter names like “Muñoz” and “Sémonin” as “Munoz” and “Semonin” respectively.
  • 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 (8½ x 14 in.) folder and shall be submitted within the prescribed period, if applicable. Otherwise, your application shall not be accepted.
  • All sworn statements or affidavits must be original notarized.
  • All civil registry documents issued in the Philippines (i.e. Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate, etc.) must be original and issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) of the Philippines.
  • All foreign documents must be original and authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post (FSP), which has jurisdiction over the place of issuance, or by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) if said document is issued by the local Embassy in the Philippines with English translation if written in other foreign language.
  • If the application is filed by an authorized representative, attach a photocopy of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) Accreditation Identification (ID) Certificate or an original Special Power of Attorney (SPA) for EACH applicant with a photocopy of a valid government-issued ID of attorney-in-fact.
  • The original valid passport of the applicant must be presented to the concerned frontline officer for identification purposes. Thereafter, it shall be returned.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.


External Links[edit]

http://www.immigration.gov.ph

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Others[edit]

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