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tbevan

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ACR-1 Card / Philippine ID card
« on: January 03, 2008, 07:39:10 AM »
My wife is a duel Philippina / US Citizen. When we were in the Bacolod last month, extending my visa, the immigration officer said my wife should apply for an ACR-1 Card (I think thats what she said) or what ever ID a citizen carries. She told us the Philippine Passport is nothing more than a \"travel document\" and it would be best to apply for an ID card. She also said the embassy should of gave her an application when she got her duel citizen re-instated. It was never a problem travelling but Id like to look into it. 

I thought the ACR-1 Card was for foriegners.

My question is what card is it and can she apply for one here in the states so we have in in hand next time we go home.  I looked on line but could not find an application

Any spouses out there have a similiar situation?

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Re: ACR-1 Card / Philippine ID card
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2008, 08:04:53 AM »
My wife is a duel Philippina / US Citizen. When we were in the Bacolod last month, extending my visa, the immigration officer said my wife should apply for an ACR-1 Card (I think thats what she said) or what ever ID a citizen carries. She told us the Philippine Passport is nothing more than a \"travel document\" and it would be best to apply for an ID card. She also said the embassy should of gave her an application when she got her duel citizen re-instated. It was never a problem travelling but Id like to look into it. 

I thought the ACR-1 Card was for foriegners.

My question is what card is it and can she apply for one here in the states so we have in in hand next time we go home.  I looked on line but could not find an application

Any spouses out there have a similiar situation?

Unfortunately, some of the immigration officers seem to get their facts wrong, an ACR (Alien Certificate of Registration) is only for foreigners. A Philippine passport is a perfectly good form of ID, but there are several others that are worth getting. My wife has now collected a Postal ID, SSS (Social Security System), TIN (Tax Identification Number) and Barangay clearance. I would also recommend going to the NSO (National Statistics Office) to obtain a copy of your wife Birth Certificate. THe NSO is very good at losing things and this could prove a problem later. If you were married abroad it is also worth getting copies of your marriage registration from the NSO. We are having problems with that at the moment because they don\'t have the copy that the London Embassy should have sent them.

Hope this all helps,

Colin

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Re: ACR-1 Card / Philippine ID card
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2008, 08:32:12 AM »
Guys,

If you need Philippine Birth, Marriage, Death certificates, you get get certified copies ONLINE for very cheap. It works for PI & if you are abroad.

Check it out at:

https://www.ecensus.com.ph/Secure/frmIndex.asp

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Re: ACR-1 Card / Philippine ID card
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008, 03:08:30 PM »
Dual Citizen definitely does not require an ACR-I Card as they are considered a Philippine citizen. One of the best ID\'s here is the driving license. Use it as my ID everywhere including going through airports (domestic) etc.

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Re: ACR-1 Card / Philippine ID card
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2008, 04:56:49 PM »
Hi,

We were in Bacolod immigration office on January 2. I was complying with annual reporting. My wife, Donna, is dual citizen too. The immigration officer did not mentioned any ARC-I card for my wife. When you went there, may be the officer was a mixing a little bit...
What is true is that a Filipino national should get a resident certificate from the city hall. It should be renewed yearly. We renewed it last week for 25 PHP. The only time Donna has been asked to show this certificate was when she applied for the building permit of our home.
We passed the immigration yesterday in Manila while flying back to Taipei. Donna and Charlotte both showed their Filipino and French passports and were not asked for ARC-I card.

Hoping it helps,

Regards,

Jean-Marc

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Re: ACR-1 Card / Philippine ID card
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2008, 03:40:27 PM »
Guys,

If you need Philippine Birth, Marriage, Death certificates, you get get certified copies ONLINE for very cheap. It works for PI & if you are abroad.

Check it out at:

https://www.ecensus.com.ph/Secure/frmIndex.asp


NB - Price jumps significantly if paying by credit card from abroad.....P300 jumps to $20 per copy

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Re: ACR-1 Card / Philippine ID card
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2008, 07:53:06 PM »
Guys,

If you need Philippine Birth, Marriage, Death certificates, you get get certified copies ONLINE for very cheap. It works for PI & if you are abroad.

Check it out at:

https://www.ecensus.com.ph/Secure/frmIndex.asp


NB - Price jumps significantly if paying by credit card from abroad.....P300 jumps to $20 per copy

Aw! C\'mon...the P300 includes delivery by courier to anywhere in RP and the $20 to ANYWHERE on the international list i.e Europe. How much would DHL, Fedex or UPS charge? Seems like a bargain in anyones books Ron.

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Re: ACR-1 Card / Philippine ID card
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2008, 09:07:23 PM »
Guys,

If you need Philippine Birth, Marriage, Death certificates, you get get certified copies ONLINE for very cheap. It works for PI & if you are abroad.

Check it out at:

https://www.ecensus.com.ph/Secure/frmIndex.asp


NB - Price jumps significantly if paying by credit card from abroad.....P300 jumps to $20 per copy

Aw! C\'mon...the P300 includes delivery by courier to anywhere in RP and the $20 to ANYWHERE on the international list i.e Europe. How much would DHL, Fedex or UPS charge? Seems like a bargain in anyones books Ron.

It\'s still $20 per copy if delivered within Philippines too!
3 X copy to same address = $60 v P900
Just did it last week! To Bohol!
 >:(
Not such a bargain in this case

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Re: ACR-1 Card / Philippine ID card
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2008, 09:42:23 PM »
Ron,

Please explain for everyone. If you order online, 3 items, then pay the cash at any number of banks the price is P300 x 3. If you pay by CREDIT CARD I understand they treat it as an International transaction (?).



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1. How much do I pay?
Please understand that only paid transactions will be processed.

For local requests, the price for copy issuance for birth/marriage/death certificates is PhP 300.00 per copy while CENOMAR (Singleness) fee per copy is PhP400.00, except if you opt to pay using credit card where your request will be considered as a foreign request and will be charged in US currency. The fees for local requests are inclusive of courier charges for destinations within the Philippines.

For foreign requests, the price is US$20.00 per copy for copy issuance and US25.00 per copy for CENOMAR (Singleness) requests. The fees are inclusive of delivery charges using the registered mail service of the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost).

If you have some different info, please share with us.