What is an ACR I-Card?

acr_i-card_final2_no_borderThe ACR I-Card or Alien Certificate of Registration Identification Card is a microchip-based credit card-sized identification card issued to registered alien replacing the paper-based ACR. It has an embedded computer chip with biometric security features capable of data management and can be updated electronically. It is fraud and tamper-proof/resistant with the following data:

  1. Personal information such as name, age, date of birth, place of birth, etc.
  2. Photograph
  3. Date and status of admission
  4. Visa type granted/date granted/date issued/ expiry date
  5. Biometric information (2 digitalized fingerprint templates)
  6. Signature
  7. ACR and ICR/NBCR/CRTV/CRTT/CRTS and CRPE numbers
  8. Travel details
  9. Payment of immigration fees details

The ACR I-Card likewise serves as the Emigration Clearance Certificate (ECC), Re-entry Permit (RP) and Special Return Certificate (SRC) of the holder upon payment of the required fees.

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.

What is a13(B) Visa in the Philippines ?

application_2192098b13(B) is an immigrant visa issued to a child of alien parents born during the temporary visit abroad of the mother.


Checklist for a Child Born Abroad of Immigrant Mother Under Section 13(b)

  1. Duly notarized letter request by petitioning mother;
  2. General Application Form duly accomplished and notarized (BI Form No. MCL-07-01);
  3. ACR I-CARD of mother;
  4. Birth certificate of child, duly authenticated by the Philippine embassy/ consulate nearest to or in the place of birth, with English translation, if written in other foreign language;
  5. Bureau of Immigration (BI) Clearance Certificate; and
  6. Plain photocopy of mother’s and child’s passport.