Who is it for?

All foreign nationals who are at least 18 years old and shall take up a course of study higher than high school at a University, seminary or college.

Where to apply?

Bureau of Immigration (BI) Head Office

Hours of Operation

Sat – Sun

8 – 5 pm
8 – 5 pm
8 – 5 pm
8 – 5 pm
8 – 5 pm

What to bring?

1. Checklist with complete documentary requirements

2. Application Form

3.Additional Information on Applicant’s children  (if needed)

How to apply?

  1. Secure the CGAF from either at the Public Information and Assistance Unit (PIAU) at BI G/F Main Office or from the official BI Website.

  2. Submit the 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.

  3. Get the Order of Payment Slip (OPS).

  4. Pay the required fees.

  5. Submit copy of Official Receipt.

  6. Attend hearing. Please refer to the Official Receipt for the schedule and venue of the hearing and Image and Fingerprint Capturing.

  7. Proceed to Image and Fingerprint Capturing Counter of the Alien Registration Division (ARD) and submit requirements for ACR I-Card application

  8. Check website if visa application is already approved.

  9. If approved, submit passport for visa implementation.

  10. If ACR I-Card is approved, claim ACR I-Card.


TOTAL = PHP 9, 720. 00


Additional Fee for ACR I-Card
1 Year – + US $50


*Fees are updated as of 06 March 2014 and may change without prior notice.


Additional I-Card Fee (based on current exchange rate)
*Fees are updated as of 06 March 2014 and may change without prior notice.