The Bureau of Immigration (BI) declared, in a press release on March 27, that foreign nationals are now temporarily allowed to depart the Philippines even without an Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR-I Card), given that they have an approved and implemented visa.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced on Thursday, December 12 a new mobile application featuring the iconic dishes in Metro Manila in a bid to promote the developing food tourism in the National Capital Region (NCR).
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced that it will resume stamping arrival and departure stamps on regular e-passports of nationals from the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
In partnership with Visa, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC), and its unit RCBC Bankard Services Corp. (RCBC BSC) launched their latest consumer-centric credit card product, the RCBC Bankard Visa Platinum, for jet setters and leisure travelers.
The Government of Qatar opened its first official Qatar Visa Center (QVC) in the Philippines to streamline the visa application and approval process of applicants for Qatar residency in the country on Wednesday last week.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) officially opened its first authentication service center in Visayas. The new DFA Cebu Consular Office in Mandaue, Cebu is expected to reduce the burden faced by the residents of the Visayas region in obtaining travel documents.
The House of Representatives recently approved House Bill (HB) No. 300, an amendment for the Foreign Investments Act (FIA), which seeks to remove constraints on foreigners practicing their profession in the Philippines. The bill will enable more foreigners to pursue a career in the country and directly reduce the local hire threshold for businesses with foreign investors.
Officials from the Consular Section of the United States (US) Embassy in Manila stated during their relaunch of the #WalangSikreto campaign earlier this month that the US visa application process in the Philippines is now easier and more transparent, adding that the current approval rate is also exceptionally ‘high’ for all applicants.
The United States (US) Embassy in Manila cautioned eager visa applicants in the Philippines to be wary of transacting public documents with “expediters” and “fixers” for their visa applications, as they may permanently lose eligibility to travel to the US.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) declared its willingness to review the current Visa Upon Arrival (VUA) policy issued to foreign visitors in response to the security concerns brought about by the recent influx of undocumented foreigners in the Philippines.