After weeks, if not months of actually trying to find time to do these errands, it is a bit disconcerting to think that we actually have to do it again. Sadly, the procedure in getting the replacement ACR card is even more laborious than the first one, which only required twice a visit to the Bureau of Immigration, and the first visit can even be done once you get the approval on your 13-A visa.
What also makes it a bit heartbreaking is knowing that the card is valid only for this year, considering that it gets renewed next year when he gets issued a permanent resident visa under 13-A. Sigh... I guess that's life.
Here are among those required to get an ACR card:
All registered aliens, including their dependents, who have been duly issued paper-based ACRs are required to replace their ACRs with the hi-tech microchip-based ACR I-Card.
All aliens who have been duly issued immigrant or non-immigrant visa and all other aliens who are required to register under the Alien Registration Act are required to register and apply for the ACR I-Card. They are the following:Native-Born
c. Executive Order No. 324 (series of 1988)
d. Note Verbale No. 903730 dated Sept. 17, 1990 between Philippines and India
Temporary residents under:
a. BI Law Instruction No. 33 (Series of 1988)
b. BI Law Instruction No.13 (Series of 1988)
c. BI Law Instruction No. 48 (Series of 1988)
d. BI Memo Order No. ADD-01-038 (series of 2001)
e. BI Memo Order No. ADD-02-015 (series of 2002)
Temporary visitor under Section 9(a), PIA –one who is coming for business or pleasure or for reasons of health if his stay exceeds six (6) months
Treaty trader under Section 9(d), PIA
Temporary student under Section 9(f), PIA
Pre-arranged employee under Section 9(g), PIA
Such other aliens as may be required by law to register
For those who are required to register but exempted from immigration fees, they may opt to avail of the ACR I-Card subject to payment of the card fee.
- Duly filled-up application form
- Letter request
- Affidavit of Loss
- Police Report
- Publication ( two consecutive weeks )