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Annual Reporting – Your Complete 2017 Guide

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Notice to all Registered Aliens Re: Annual Reporting 2017

When And Where

All registered aliens shall, within the first sixty (60) days of every calendar year, report in person to the Bureau of Immigration. The Annual Report 2017 shall be held from 03 January to 03 March 2017 at Main office at Intramuros, Manila and the offices listed HERE


For the Alien or Their Representative if not attending.

  • Current ACR Card
  • Receipt for the last years payment.
    If you have paid and have lost the receipt you should return to the office where you did your last report.
    If you missed last report or several reports then you need to settle each year’s payments plus penalties before you can proceed with this years report
  • Present the printed AR 2017 confirmation number

Exemptions From Personal Appearance

The parent or legal guardian of an alien who is less than fourteen (14) years of age must report for such alien.

Failure to comply shall result in imposition of administrative fine and/or imprisonment, at the option of the Commissioner of Immigration.

An alien may be exempt from personal appearance, provided, the alien:

  • (i) personally appeared in at least one of the Annual Reports held in 2014, 2015, or 2016 with an accomplished AR form.
  • (ii) presentment of official receipt of latest Annual Report Fee paid.
  • (iii) payment of P500 express lane for non-appearance.
  • (iv) presentment of a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) with valid government-issued ID of legal representative.
  • (v) presentment of a valid passport.
  • (vi) undertaking to fulfill obligations (in case of aliens with CA 613 and/or RA 562 related liabilities).

If aged over 65 years of age

If suffering from a medically diagnosed, physical or mental condition, for which a medical certificate with a one week prior request for exemption has been made.

Other Provisions

An alien who returns to the Philippines with a re-entry permit shall, if he/she has not yet made the required annual report, make such report within thirty (30) days from the date of his/her return to this country, no fines shall be imposed.

In addition, personal appearance shall be required for all Native-born Indonesians with paper based Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) distinguished as “Illegal Entrants” under Memorandum order No. AFFJR-05-003 in Southern Mindanao for the updating of registration records (IOO Section XIII k).

Further Information

AR application forms and guidelines in the conduct of AR 2017, list of participating BI offices, AR 2017 online encoding system and all other information regarding AR 2017 shall be found in the BI website www.immigration.gov.ph and posted in all BI offices. All aliens are encouraged to report and remit payments at the AR 2017 BI designated offices.

The implementation of the Annual Report 2017 will be based on the guidelines of the 2016 Annual Report. In addition, per Operations Order JHM-2016-005, BI SM Aura Satellite Office is now included in the list of authorized offices to process AR 2017.

For Even More Information

Read the original order HERE

Contact the Bureau

During these holidays, the BI is open to accommodate your immigration inquiries and concerns through the BI-National Operations Center (BINOC) Hotline, Email Messaging and Social Media Units. You may contact us at:

(63)(2) 465-2400 (Trunkline)
(63)(2) 524-3769

E-mail Messaging Unit

Social Media Unit
Facebook: officialbureauofimmigration / immigration.helpline.ph
Twitter: immigrationPH / ImmigHelplinePH
Instagram: @immigph

2 thoughts on “Annual Reporting – Your Complete 2017 Guide

    1. mbannist Post author

      Balikbayan privilege enable you to stay in the Philippines for 12 months and extend further. You do not need to attend for annual reporting, provided that falls within the balikbayan 12 months

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