The Philippine government announced its mandatory annual reporting period for foreign nationals will open Jan. 1, 2023, and will close March 1, 2023.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals must report in person to participating Bureau of Immigration offices on or before March 1, 2023, and bring their:
    • Original registration identity card (ACR I-card).
    • Valid passport (except for refugees and stateless individuals).
  • Philippine authorities will not allow representatives to report on the behalves of foreign nationals for the 2023 Annual Report except under limited circumstances. Individuals must schedule an appointment for the 2023 annual report.
  • Individuals who fail to report before March 1, 2023, may face administrative fines or other penalties.

Additional Information: All registered foreign nationals, including those who hold immigrant visas, non-immigrant visas or alien certificate of registration identity cards, must complete the annual reporting requirement within the first two months of each calendar year. Temporary Visitor Pass and Tourist Visa holders are exempt from the annual reporting requirement.

BAL Analysis: Foreign nationals are reminded to complete registration procedures as early as possible to avoid the rush before the deadline.

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