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Bureau of Immigration cuts office hours but boosts airport staff

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has cut its office opening hours due to issues about unpaid overtime. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said today (Wednesday, May 3) that BI offices would now be open from 8am to 5pm instead of 7am to 5.30pm. BI staff at airports will continue to work nine-hour…




Bureau of Immigration Warns Against New Scam Involving Foreigners

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration is warning those ‘in love’ about a new scam that is making rounds in the Philippines. On Thursday the BI issued a warning about those who are sweet-talked into meeting up for love and a new lifestyle on the phone. The scam involves…


Philippine immigration office took more than three billion pesos in 2014

MANILA – The Bureau of Immigration collected an all-time record in 2014, surpassing the three billion peso mark. BI commissioner Siegfred Mison said the 3.022 billion peso income for 2014 is 36.628 million higher then its 2013 mark. The BI says it is due to an more professional workforce. In 2014…



Foreigners reminded of biometric processing deadline

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has said that all foreign nationals in the country need to present themselves before BI for biometrics and the issuance of a Special Security Registration Number (SSRN). The SSRN, the BI says, is an alpha-numeric number assigned to every foreigner who registers under the alien registration…