Posted 16 May 2009 - 4:42 AM
Here is some more information On the ACR (Icard)
emorandum Order No. AFFJR-07-002
Advance Payment System of ECC/RP/SRC by the ACR I-Card Holders
In the implementation of the ACR I-Card Project, there were 101, 181 applications received as of December 29, 2006 and 98,188 actually paid, however 81,729 were approved. Per accounting records, the total collections as of Nov. 30, 2006 amounted to P261,031,476.80 and 50% was credited to the account of BI which amounted to P130,506, 738.44.
Since the BI had successfully implemented the ACR I-Card Project, it is now in the process of expediting the transaction process at the BI-NAIA and other airports and seaports all over the Philippines thru the ADVANCE PAYMENT SYSTEM of Exit Clearance Certificate (ECC), Re-entry Permit (RP) and Special Return Certificate (SRC) by ACR I-Card holders.
1. ACR I-Card holder/s may now pay in advance ECC/RP/SRC and this will automatically be incorporated into the ACR I-Card, and also will be deducted automatically whenever they depart from the country.
2. This advance payment for ECC/RP/SRC can be used within the year or more, however, unused advance payments can not be refunded but should be consumed up to the last centavo and if not will be forfeited in favor of the government.
3. Computer Section
Provide program that would reflect the automatic incorporation of the advance payment to the individual account of the ACR I-Card holder. The beneficiaries of this program are (1) Alien Registration Division to process the payments (2) Cashier to accept and encode payments (3) Management staff to control and to monitor payments. Immigration Officers / Supervisors at all airports / seaports to facilitate the departure / arrival of ACR I-Card holders. Conduct trainings of personnel for the implementation of this program on advance payment system.
4. Alien Registration Division
Accept, evaluate and approve application for advance payment of ECC/RP/SRC.
5. Cash Section
* a. Provide separate lane to accommodate advance payment of ECC/RP/SRC.
* b. There must be a separate booklet/series of official receipts to be issued by the collecting officers from their advance payment.
* c. Provide a triplicate copy of the official receipts to the Management Section on a daily or weekly basis depending upon the volume of the transaction of payment.
* d. Collecting officers must encode the advance payment to automatically reflect the payment to the account of the ACR I-Card holder.
6. Management Section
To control and monitor the advance payment if ECC/RP/SRC.
* a. Maintain an individual index card of ACR I-Card holder who made the advance payment containing the following information: Name, Date of Birth, ACR/ICR/CRTV/CRTT/CRTS or CRPE Numbers, Official Receipts (OR) number, date and amount of payment.
* b. Upon receipts of copies of official receipts from the cashier, record the payment from the individual index card to be able to determine the balance that must tally with the computerized balance appearing in the computer records.
* c. Another Management Staff must encode the payment in the computerized data program to be provided by the Computer Section and I-Card / Smart personnel.
* d. Upon receipt of arrival/departure card, record it in the corresponding index card to indicate deduction from its advance payment.
7. Accounting Section
To record the collection of advance payment for ECC/RP/SRC in the book of accounts in a cash basis method wherein income account is credited upon collection of the cash.
8. NAIA I, NAIA II, other airports/seaports
Special processing lanes for ACR I-Card holders with advance payment of ECC/RP/SRC will be provided at the courtesy lanes of the Departure and Arrival counters at NAIA I and II and other international airports and seaports. This will guarantee that ACR I-Card holders are granted expedited service through dedicated processing booths during their departure / arrival at said airports. The Head Supervisor of the airports shall ensure that there are fully functioning and fully-manned ACR I-Card processing booths during hours of operations at the Departure and Arrival counters. Immigration Officers during duty hours shall man the ACR I-Card Processing Stations that will be transferred from their present location to respective Courtesy lanes at the Departure and Arrival areas. Immigration Officers doing duty hours shall undergo necessary training to be conducted by the BI Computer Section. The Computer Section shall communicate to the personnel concerned, through the Head Supervisor of the BI for NAIA I and II, the schedule of trainings.
Separate the file of arrival/departure card of ACR I-Card holders with advance payment and forward to Management Section for recording in the index card.
The Alien Registration Division, the Cash Section, the Computer Section and the Finance and Management Division (FMD) shall ensure that all concerns regarding payment of ECC/RP/SRC departure and arrival of ACR I-Card holders can be transacted at the airports/seaports throughout the Philippines.
Furnish of this memorandum to the Alien Registration Division, Computer Section, Cash Section, Head Supervisors Airports and Seaports, Finance and Management Division and all others concerned.
For strict compliance.
18 January 2007
Alipio F. Fernandez, Jr.