Bureau of Immigration to Open Office at Robinson’s Mall in Iloilo and 27 Other Locations

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May 13 at 8:25pm · PRESS RELEASE BI TO OPEN OFFICES AT 28 ROBINSONS MALLS The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has embarked its partnership program with the country’s leading shopping chain to make BI services easily accessible to foreigners staying throughout the archipelago. BI Commissioner Siegfred B. Mison and the Management of Robinsons Land Corporation forged the partnership in a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed the other day to bring government services closer to the people. Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) was represented by its President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Frederick D. Go and Arlene MG. Magtibay, RLC Senior Vice-President and General Manager. Mison welcomed the Robinsons mall chain’s participation in BI’s decentralization by offering the bureau spaces free of charge at its 28 branches throughout Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao that will serve as BI satellite offices. The BI chief stressed that, with the opening of more BI satellite or extension offices, thousands of foreign nationals stand to benefit from the convenience of not having to travel all the way to the BI Main Office in Intramuros, Manila. “We appreciate the private sector’s support and participation in making our services available to foreign nationals at the localities where they are at. In this case, the Robinsons Malls frequented by foreign visitors will be the most ideal site for BI satellite offices,” Mison said. The first BI extension offices will open at Robinsons Malls Lingkod-Pinoy Center of Robinsons Place Malabon City, Luisita, Cainta, Rizal, Sta. Rosa Market, Laguna, Dasmariñas (Cavite), and Roxas City (Capiz).

Under the agreement, the BI extension offices will include eight (8) in NCR Robinsons malls (Mandaluyong, Malabon, Ortigas, Pasig, Manila, Quezon City, Cainta); four (4) in Central Luzon (Angeles City, San Fernando, Malolos, Tarlac); three (3) in North Luzon (Laoag, Calasiao, Isabela); five (5) in South Luzon (Laguna, Puerto Princesa, Cavite, Batangas); two (2) in Central Visayas (Cebu); four (4) in Western Visayas (Negros Occidental, Iloilo, Leyte, Capiz); and two (2) in Mindanao (Cagayan de Oro, Butuan). Mison said the use of the mall spaces will be available for immigration services, including extension of Temporary Visitor’s Visa (TVV); issuance of Emigration Clearance Certificate (ECC); issuance of Special Work Permit (SWP), Provisional Work Permit (PWP) and Special Study Permit (SSP). Other services to be offered in satellite offices include processing and payment of Annual Report; receiving of applications for change to or renewal of Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas; and receiving of applications for Dual Citizenship, he added.

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  1. My two neice a canadian born holding canadian passport arrived at naia in June 7, 2016 because and the imigration police mark to stay here for one month only but thier plane ticket going to canada was on august 12 , thier both parents will arrive on this june 26th 2016 since they are minors they need to exteend thier stay when their parents arrive before July 7, 2016 .They need to go to manila to the main office in intramuros or they may go to Iloilo BI district branch for thier process? thank you!

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    • I am quite certain that the renewal of a tourist visa can be accomplished in Iloilo.

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  2. Update (with thanks to Maria Chi): The Iloilo Bureau of Immigration is to offer Immigration Clearance Certificates but not, at this time, the six month tourist visa which is only available in Manila and Cebu.

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  3. Bob,

    thank you for a useful post. Do you happen to know if 6 months tourist visas will be available there or are they available in other BI branches here in Iloilo?

    Thanks in advance
    Mary

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    • Mary,

      Sorry to say that I don’t know for sure. I have read that they are only available at the Intramuros office initially. If you find out anything, please let us know.

      Bob and Carol

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