BI Employee need Rapid Test for COVID-19

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Commissioner Morente orders mandatory COVID tests for all Immigration employees. The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has ordered all its more than 3,000 officials and employees nationwide to undergo mandatory rapid test for COVID-19. "We have decided to make these tests compulsory for all our personnel to further safeguard the health of our employees and the people who transact business in our offices due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country," BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement. He added that BI employees who refuse to take the test will not be allowed to work. Morente likewise instructed BI employees assigned in the different Immigration Field Offices and Subports situated outside Metro Manila to coordinate with the Local Government Units (LGUs) in their respective areas for the conduct and availment of free COVID tests for frontliners. The BI medical section has previously conducted several mass rapid tests at the Bureau's Main Office, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Clark Airport and its Detention Facility in Taguig City but these were all voluntary.

BI Chief further said that as an added precautionary measure, he also required all Accredited Liaison Officers and Representatives of Travel Agencies and Law Offices transacting at the BI to undergo the said tests or they will not be allowed entry into the bureau's premises.

It was learned that the mandatory tests for BI employees started Wednesday at their main building in Intramuros and the activity was done with the help of the Manila city government which dispatched a team of frontliners from the city health office to conduct the tests. Another round of tests for BI-NAIA personnel and those of the bureau's satellite and extension offices in the capital will be conducted in the next few days, BI Acting Spokesman Melvin Mabulac said. He also disclosed that only about a third of the BI's 3,157 employees voluntarily took part in the previous rapid tests conducted by the bureau's medical team. It will be recalled that the BI announced the temporary closure and disinfection of its main building last Monday after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.

The Employee of the FAC Philippines Immigration Consultancy make already the Rapid Test for COVID-19.

On Monday (15. JUN 020) we process all our pending Application as is usual.


Priority Message regarding GCQ

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Breaking NewsAt the beginning of June 2020 the Bureau of Immigration announced for clients at the Main-Office in Intramuros, Manila following the Government’s decision to place Metro Manila and other Areas of the Country under General Community Quarantine (GCQ)

Foreigners who are Holders of Permanent Resident Visas are not allowed to enter the Country under existing Travel Restrictions imposed by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Infections Diseases (IATF).

Foreign crew members of Airlines are allowed to enter the Country aside from Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), Foreign Spouses and Dependents of Filipino Citizens, and Foreign Diplomats

To filling any Immigration affairs Customer & Agent need "Appointment Code" from BI Homepage.

The FAC Immigration Consultancy process in June only pending Visa cases incl. Quota Visa Application.

All Tourist Visa Extension which expired before ECQ need add. Letter Motion of Reconsideration.

Please coordinate with us the future DOLE process for 9(g) Visa Application ASAP, because of longer process time under the GCQ.


International Travel Restrictions remain under GCQ

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12345The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said it will continue to implement international flight travel restrictions at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) despite the lifting of the modified enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila and its being placed under general community quarantine (GCQ). In a statement, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said travel restrictions that existed under ECQ and MECQ are still in place unless said restrictions are eased or lifted by the government.

DOLE reminded Employers to strict observance of temporary wage

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12345This comes over a week after the Department of Labor and Employment said that Employers can negotiate with their workers' to "voluntarily" slash wages and related benefits for up to six months in Labor Advisory No. 17 dated May 18.

According to the labor advisory, any changes and arrangements agreed upon are to be reported to DOLE for documentation and proper monitoring. In an earlier webinar, labor group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino slammed the advisory, saying that it was insensitive for it to have been issued in the middle of a pandemic and that it was being framed as "instead of closing down or laying off workers, it must be better to lower wages."


Business Goes On

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QuarantineWith effect from the day subsequent to the Announcement the FAC Immigration Consultancy to modulate all Visa process under the Quarantine rules.

Between 21. May to 01. June 2020 the FAC process Extension for Tourist Visa Holder at Bureau of Immigration. For Tourist Holder with Travel Ticket we process all necessary Certification for worriless Departure.

Quota Visa Holder (SEC 13) must be by arrival under 10 day's Quarantine only, if the Visa Holder don't have other proofs and Certificates from Departure Country.

In Metro Manila exist different Quarantine Levels, means not all Government Authorities are available to process the necessary Verification or Authentication. We received every day Inquiry like "How long will you require to finish my 9(g) Visa or 13 (a) Visa etc" ?

With reference to extra Check Point controls we need triple time to arrange all requested documents for Visa process.

Important Advice - all Applicants must complete our INFO SHEET and send back via E-Mail incl. photocopy Passport page - BIO DATA

Individual Interview's are mandatory ! Applicant's for SRRV must be apply in advance there Police Clearance at Country of Birth, the same holds true for Spouse or kids Birth & Police Certificate.

It is to be hoped that at the beginning of the month June 2020 our Business as well as Government Business to go back get up "NORMAL".

We have a Time to Love and a Time to Die but right now we have a time willing to incentive to work harder.