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My Annual Report 2018

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Jawny
On 1/17/2018 at 5:14 PM, SkyMan said:

 

The questions I asked the guy are: 

1.  Can I get the ECC-B there or only at the airport.                                                      He said I can get it there.

2.  If I get a new passport, is there anything I have to do there?                                He said I can just carry both passports.  

I was happy with both answers.

 

 

Today I was using the DFA website at their FAQ site and there was a reply to the same query (as regards a Filipino passport). Namely, do I need t9 transfer the existing visas to the new passport.  DFA response is the same as BI.  Nope, just carry both passports.  Makes sense   Of course, the DFA is referring to other country visas, so .........

 

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Jack_be_nimble

I do the 13A  annual report at the J Centre.  This year, was not asked the question; "Where's your wife"  but was last year - at that time, she was not  standing next to me, was out in the hallway sitting on a bench.  I just answered by pointing to her.  I like that location; in and out in no time, single trip.

 

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Jawny

Easy Peasy at the Tacloban BI.  Not sure which was faster.  Picking up the renewed gun permit or doing the AR.  At the BI, was greeted even before the door closed.  Had to step over a sleeping dog to get in.  The greeting was a cheerful "Have your passport, your ACR and fee of 310 pesos". Handed everything to a person at a window, less than three minutes later out came a clerk with the receipt, my passport and ACR and the record sheet which needed signing.  Never asked about my wife, but she was with me so I ass7me they added one plus one and got two.  All was done in less than five minutes.

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Headshot

I did my annual report at J-Center Mall this last Friday. I had my wife with me, so they didn't ask me anything. The process takes about two minutes. Unfortunately, the waiting times between the different parts of the process take over an hour. All they needed was my ACR-I card. No passport required.

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lopburi3

The asking about wife is often made here in Thailand due to people getting the marriage to stay but actually not being in a marriage relationship - for extensions of stay based on marriage she is actually required to appear (illegal working/activities suspected) - this extends to photos of bedroom with couple (not that kind).  So might be more concern in PI these days - perhaps not directly related so much to Western foreigners; but everyone being asked.  

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SkyMan

1 week left.

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State Trooper

I have a 13 Quota visa. My annual renewal in Butuan City: No more than 5 minutes - no other clients present on a Monday at 10AM.

Paid the P310 fee, signed my name and the clerk told me I dont have to appear in the future if my wife appears for me with valid ID

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RR3
14 minutes ago, State Trooper said:

I have a 13 Quota visa. My annual renewal in Butuan City: No more than 5 minutes - no other clients present on a Monday at 10AM.

Paid the P310 fee, signed my name and the clerk told me I dont have to appear in the future if my wife appears for me with valid ID

Next time I do in Butuan. Wait, this is Mindanao. How is it there?

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SkyMan
On 1/17/2018 at 5:14 PM, SkyMan said:

1.  Can I get the ECC-B there or only at the airport.                                                      He said I can get it there.

Nope, lied to on this one.  They will not do an ECC-B at the BI, at least not at JMall.  Went today and was told only at the airport.  Even went across the hall to the guy who told me above that I could get it there when I did my AR this year.  I know that when I asked I told him ECC-B and that I had a 13A and would be returning.  The BI website says you can get the ECC-B at the airport but does not specify you have to.  I kind of figured that's the way it would be but since I was in the mall anyway....

And I have to say, JMall is one of the most inaccessible malls around.  Easy enough to get in there but getting out is a real PITA.  I don't see me going back until next year for the next AR.  I think the scheme of going in early may be helpful for getting through the BI but the real plus is getting out before the traffic picks up.

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Woolf
4 minutes ago, SkyMan said:

And I have to say, JMall is one of the most inaccessible malls around.  Easy enough to get in there but getting out is a real PITA.  I don't see me going back until next year for the next AR.  I think the scheme of going in early may be helpful for getting through the BI but the real plus is getting out before the traffic picks up.

Are they still doing drainage work there at the exit from the parking ?

the last couple of times I taken my motorbike, coming from Talisay, with all the city traffic it is easier 

and saves me a lot of time and frustration 

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SkyMan
21 minutes ago, Woolf said:

Are they still doing drainage work there at the exit from the parking ?

the last couple of times I taken my motorbike, coming from Talisay, with all the city traffic it is easier 

and saves me a lot of time and frustration 

I didn't see any drainage work but there is no plan  on how cars are supposed to get onto Ass Fortuna which is backed up passed there and the drop offs are trying to cut across the line of cars coming from the parking garage.  2 wheels is the best plan but from Talisay, wouldn't it be easier to go to Mactan BI which seems to have few customers?

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Woolf
19 minutes ago, SkyMan said:

2 wheels is the best plan but from Talisay, wouldn't it be easier to go to Mactan BI which seems to have few customers?

Could be an idea, it is only 3 km longer ride

may be I will try that when I am back in october

At J-mall I always been out the door in 1 hour or less

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fred42

Took me a year to renew my ACRi card as my address was registered originally in Manila but hardly ever reported there since.. Had to get lawyer to write affidavit explaining we still have original address there in manila and another in Visayas where I usually report annually..
Very difficult to find out by phone call or txt message if card was ready...Never an answer or reply.
Nightmare! 
Who is the guy on the Info desk in Jmall??
Looks like a Kano..

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Jawny
14 minutes ago, fred42 said:

Took me a year to renew my ACRi card as my address was registered originally in Manila but hardly ever reported there since.. Had to get lawyer to write affidavit explaining we still have original address there in manila and another in Visayas where I usually report annually..
Very difficult to find out by phone call or txt message if card was ready...Never an answer or reply.
Nightmare! 
Who is the guy on the Info desk in Jmall??
Looks like a Kano..

I had a similar experience, but it involved different BI offices.  I have always had the same residence in Leyte.  At my first couple of annual reports, I used the BI in Mandaue as it was an opportunity to do shopping etc.  This was a long while back, and the staff in the Tacloban office was different.

Around the third annual report, I decided to use the Tacloban BI.  I was immediately reprimanded for having reported to the Cebu BI. The Tacloban office had me fill out a complete bio sheet, give them some 2x2 photos, took my fingerprints, etc. This was "mandatory" according to them.  Yes ma’am.  

Then there was a situation when only the larger offices could be used since some updating of records was to be done.  So, back to the Cebu office.  

In the past couple of years I have used the Tacloban office.  Frankly, it is a lot simpler there, even if a bit primitive.  

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fred42
2 minutes ago, Jawny said:

I had a similar experience, but it involved different BI offices.

The local office that I usually report at doesn't deal with 13a ACRi card renewals so I had to travel to Cebu and apply..They then send the application to Manila...Manila receive and 3 months later send it back to Cebu with a note asking about my address.. So back to Cebu to start again.
All in all,it took almost 1 year to receive my new card.. Bit of a worry to be honest.
 

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