COVID-19 - Update 21. MAR 2020

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Update MAR-APR 2020The Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente announced the updated Resolution No 89 Series of 2020

The following revised guidelines are hereby implemented:

Foreign Nationals with valid and existing Visa under Section 9(e) and 9(g) of Commonwealth Act No 613, who leave the Philippines must be follow Condition:


  • they have valid and existing Visa on date of arrival
  • with Pre-Booked Quarantine Facility


Resolution START on 17. December 2020

9(e) Visa Holder

9(g) Visa Holder with valid ACR Card and ECC-SRC Return. (Special Return Certificate)
















that they will be implementing the restricted entry of foreign nationals in the country starting March 22.

Said move follows the issuance of a Foreign Service Circular by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) suspending visa issuance and visa-free privileges for foreign nationals arriving in the Philippines due to the declaration of a State of Calamity throughout the Philippines because of the Covid-2019, and the declaration of a public health emergency throughout the Philippines.

According to Morente, all issuance for entry visas for visa-required foreign nationals were suspended by the DFA, while all previously-issued visas are deemed cancelled. The DFA circular adds that visa-free privileges of foreign nationals are likewise temporarily suspended. Currently, nationals of 157 countries enjoy visa free privileges.

These countries include the South Korea, United States of America, Canada, Japan, and Singapore. South Korea remains the top arrival in the country with more than 2.1M arrivals in 2019. Exempted from this suspension are foreign spouses and children who are traveling with the Filipino national, foreign crew members, as well as foreign government and International Organization officials accredited to the Philippines.

“We will be implementing it in 48 hours, or 12mn of March 22, 2020 to give ample time to the DFA to inform foreign posts and embassies,” said Morente. The suspension of visa issuance and visa-free privileges is tantamount to a total suspension of the entry of foreign nationals. “Following the direction of the DFA who decides on our foreign policy,

we will likewise be temporarily restricting the entry of foreign nationals who have converted to both immigrant and non-immigrant visas, those under visa waiver agreements, as well as special visa holders,” said Morente. “Only Filipinos, their spouse and children, foreign diplomats, and foreign crew members will be allowed entry,” he clarified. 


In view of the Quarantine Situation

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In the next 4 week's everybody will not to be found normal Conditions in Metro Manila. With immediate effect the Bureau of Immigration Announcement that in Luzon incl. NCR all Offices temporarily suspended during the effectivity of the Enhanced Community Quarantine.

The FAC creating an Emergency Action Response Plan in the Intervening time for Metro Manila.

  • Please text your concern to SMART   +639393554152 or +639393554151 or +639216006151
  • Please text your concern to GLOBE   +639158262657

The FAC will updated you from time to time. Araneta City, 19. MAR 2020 / 22:00 PM


FAC Update March / April 2020

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Update MAR-APR 2020Bureau of Immigration: 

  • In March 2020 BI intercepts 242 Foreign illegal workers at NAIA
  • BI arrested 30 undocumented Indian Citizen in Quezon City
  • Application perioded for the 2020 – 2021 Accredition is hereby set from 01. APR 2020 to 01. MAY 2020
  • BI arrest Myanmar Citizen for Overstaying and one Iranian for undesirability Caces


Department of Labor and Employment:

  • Start 16. MAR 2020 NEW business hours Monday – Thursday 07:00 AM – 07:00 PM only
  • Companies or Clients needed AEP – please send your Request to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!
  • The Alien Employment Permit (AEP) is a permit issued to a nonresident alien or foreign national seeking admission to the Philippines for employment purposes

CITY HALL Quezon City:

  • New Application and Requirements for “Mayor Business Permit” 2020
  • Now called “Permit to Operate” and additionally required “ENVIRONMENTAL Inspection Certificate

Corona Virus:

  • Travel from and To Manila suspended from MAR 15 as Code Red Sublevel 2 raised over COVID 19
  • Public Buildings unpopulated
  • All scholl's for one month suspended
  • The Community Quarantine, which would take place from March 15 to April 14, would be implemented to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus disease or COVID-19 The Metro Manila Council on 14 MAR 2020 announced that the 17 mayors unanimously agreed to a resolution to pass ordinances that will eventually set an 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Curfew. public transport including the Light Rail Transit, Metro Rail Transit and Philippine National Railways would continue, This would cover temporary travel restrictions in the Metro Manila

Business update:

  • The actual February 2020 inflation is within the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ forecast of 2.4 percent to 3.2 percent
  • Review Philippine Business Barometer Stocks FEB 2020 from Philippine Statistics Authority.



Quota Visa denied - We can help

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As Goethe didn't say: “and here, poor fool, I stand once more, no wiser than I was before”.

If your Quota Visa Application denied, you have scant time to act !

We can help – Make within 8 day's after releasing ORDER of denied Interview.


Bring follow documents to Interview:

  • photocopy ORDER
  • photocopy Bank Certificate
  • photocopy NBI Clearance
  • photocopy of Qualification Skills etc.
  • Passport

Appointment for Interview: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!


FAC Update February 2020

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FAC-Philippines---Monthly-Update-FEB klAnnual Report 2020 - In Accordance with Opperation OrderJHM-2019-011 al registered Foreign shall by the 29th of February 2020 at the latest report in person or accredited Agent wirth SPA, to the Bureau of Immigration. According to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, the Annual Report of Aliens is required under the 1950 Alien Registration Act, and that failure to comply may result in fines, Cancellation of Visas, or Deportation

NOTE - every Applicant in ECC process to forget the last Annual Report must pay yearly 2.000 Peso Penalty.

Example - 2018 and 2019 don't pay Annual Report - process 2020 the Applicant must pay incl. Express Lane Fee - 5.420 Peso. 

NOTE - 47(a)2 Visa Holders (PEZA) are exempted from ACR I-Card Requirement.

NOTE - The Process Fee (accredited Agent) for "Annual Report" ughtn't 1.200,- Peso's to outvalue !

NOTE - Foreign Nationals working in the Philippine are no longer required to be registered with Pag-IBIG,Foreign can be refunded by filing an Application for claims.

NOTE - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) eyes to Foreign Nationals who were employed in the Philippine without the necessary Work Permits.

NOTE - New Application for Overstaying for more than Six (6) Months, also new requested detailed Afidavit of Explanation.  

NOTE - Foreign direct Investment plunged to 5.1 Billion USD from January to September 2019, a 37% drop compared to the same period the year before, the Philippine Central Bank said on 10 DEC 2019

NOTE - The Department of Tourism publis that 82.121 German Tourist visit 2019 (JAN-OCT) the Philippines.

NOTE - Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced that the new P20 coin will be rolled out in the first quarter of 2020. It will co-exist with the P20 bill, which will be removed from circulation through natural attrition.

  • The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said it arrested more than 2,000 illegal aliens in 2019 as a result of its intensified campaign against Foreigners who violate the Country’s Immigration laws. The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said that its operatives arrested in 2019 more than 400 Foreign Fugitives who hid in the Country to evade prosecution for their crimes.
  • Immigration Authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have reported another modus operandi of Human Trafficking Syndicates wherein female victims are made to pose as nannies of minor children so they could evade Immigration Scrutiny.
  • BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said in a Statement, "2020 will be the year that they reap what the have sowed in Terms of Improvements laid out in the past years. We open the year with a 2020 vision of what’s in store for the Bureau, we have laid out numerous improvements for the past years, now it’s time to see how these changes have improved the system,he added"
  • The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has posted a record high income of more than P11 billion last year, up by 29 percent than its revenue in 2018.
  • Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente on 21. January 2020 suspended the accreditation of an Agency after it was reportedly caught duplicating approved Visa Orders