Americans who plan to stay in the Philippines for 30 days or more are required to register with the Philippine Bureau of Immigration and be fingerprinted. The registration of foreign nationals is compulsory and failure to register could result in a fine. The Bureau of Immigration also requires children of Americans who are born in the Philippines to be registered.
The following is the ACR application procedure:
- File an application form in your place of residence, either with the Immigration District Office or the main office of the Bureau of Immigration in Manila
- Submit the E-series ACR form in triplicate; and
- Provide 3 2″ x 2″ pictures.