BI looks for immigration officers, Intelligence agents

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced the opening of several positions for hiring and promotion.

In an advisory, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said that 100 slots opened for hiring of immigration officers with the plantilla position Immigration Officer II to be deployed in the country’s major airports and seaports in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

“We are filling out all the vacant items to ensure that our manpower are in maximum capacity once normal international travel has resumed,” said Morente.

Also open are 148 positions for administrative aides and translator, as as opportunities for promotion for the positions intelligence agents, intelligence officer, and immigration officer.

BI Personnel Section Chief Grifton Medina said that applicants for the position of immigration officer would undergo several tests to ensure that the office hires the cream of the crop.

“We are encouraging fresh graduates to as we need more young and vibrant officers to man our airports and seaports,” said Medina.

He shared that applicants would undergo online examinations, interviews, and if selected would have to pass trainings in the Bureau’s Philippine Immigration Academy in Clark, Pampanga.

Medina reported that they are currently processing the applications for 195 immigration officers, who will be taking the BI’s first online examinations tomorrow.

Vacant positions may be viewed at the BI’s career portal at

BI looks for immigration officers, Intelligence agents

Meanwhile, 33 immigration personnel underwent a two-month Military Orientation Training (MOT) in June conducted by the Philippine Air Force (PAF) at the Headquarters of the 1st Reserve Center in Villamor Airbase, Pasay City.

The 33 now serves as the pioneer batch of the BI’s 1st Intelligence Security Wing Reserve of the PAF.

According to Morente, the BI is an affiliate reserve unit of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) which ensures the unhampered delivery of service in the borders in times of public emergency.

“This training not only teaches discipline and perseverance, but also underscores the value of patriotism to our employees,” Morente added.

He further lauded Immigration Officers Frederick Lugtu and Romelyn Benavide for being recognized as Leadership and Marksmanship Awardees, respectively.

Source: Bureau of Immigration, Republic of the Philippines