BI Open Again

The Bureau of Immigration is open again, at least in AC. It was not busy today but that was probably due to no one knowing it was open.  There was a "special P500" for expedited service.  It was today's special.
I was able to get an extension which took about one hour in and out.  I got a 2 month extension which they measured from the time my last extension ended, 4/29.  So, my 2 months got me until 6/29 and NOT until 7/15.

I guess it depends on when quarantine ends in each province, here in Cagayan De Oro we've just been told it's been extended again.

It was also extended here.  The opening was a surprise and not advertised.  In AC the BI office happens to be inside my local supermarket (across the street).  I was at the supermarket and noticed that it had opened.
Actually, if you are on the automatic extension for 30 days after they open again, the only issue is that you might have to get two extensions very close together.  Here they only do 2 month extensions so I had to pay for the two months from my last expiration date.  I have no idea what happens if they are closed in other locations and you are already near or at the 2 months.

FindlayMacD :

I guess it depends on when quarantine ends in each province, here in Cagayan De Oro we've just been told it's been extended again.

GCQ or ECQ extended there?

pej1111 :
FindlayMacD :

I guess it depends on when quarantine ends in each province, here in Cagayan De Oro we've just been told it's been extended again.

GCQ or ECQ extended there?

Friday, the day I went, we were ECQ with any change up in the air. As of the 16th, it will be GCQ.

AaronAardvark :

The Bureau of Immigration is open again, at least in AC. It was not busy today but that was probably due to no one knowing it was open.  There was a "special P500" for expedited service.  It was today's special.
I was able to get an extension which took about one hour in and out.  I got a 2 month extension which they measured from the time my last extension ended, 4/29.  So, my 2 months got me until 6/29 and NOT until 7/15.

Ummmmm were you actually thinking there might be some freebies days...LOL.

Some BI offices have soldiered on. Dumaguete for one. Anyway, so don't forget you have 30 days after the lifting of quarantines to play catch up, so save you allocated funds for visa extensions. Don't Överstay.

Munchie :

Some BI offices have soldiered on. Dumaguete for one. Anyway, so don't forget you have 30 days after the lifting of quarantines to play catch up, so save you allocated funds for visa extensions. Don't Överstay.

Yes, it is just that since they back date it to the last expiration, you gain nothing by waiting and now it is not busy at all.
It appears that it could get confusing as to to when the 30 days starts and stops.  And it looks like, depending on the last expiration date, someone might actually have to pay for more and 2 months.

BI is not yet open in Davao City.

AC is open with MECQ in place.  What level is in place in Davao?

AaronAardvark :

AC is open with MECQ in place.  What level is in place in Davao?

As of the 16th of May it is now GCQ.  They posted on there FB page  BOI Davao District Office on the 16th of May that they are not open for walk in business, they do take phone call's.

FindlayMacD :

I guess it depends on when quarantine ends in each province, here in Cagayan De Oro we've just been told it's been extended again.

Went to the BI office in Cagayan de Oro on Friday May 15th. to get a 2 month visa extension and renew my ACR card. Paid a total of 5,858.00 Php's. 2,500 for the new  ACR the rest for the 2 month visa extension.  BI said my new ACR card can be picked up when i renew my tourist visa in 2 months . CDO is currently under a GCQ . Malls were allowed to open May 8th but wifi was shut off and the air con was lowered to where you sweat and dont linger to long. Anyone over 59 or under 21 not allowed in mall and you need a barangay  pass as well. Being 67, i just go through the grocery store where i am allowed to enter and then just enter the mall from there. Very little traffic in the mall. Curfew is 9pm.  Looking forward to life  getting back to normal.

Good info guys..

I don't know what is going on.  Like I said, BI opened in Angeles City on 14 May.  I got my extension on 15 May along with many others.  Today on 20 May there were people going there.
There is a youtube guy PhillyinthePhilippines who makes a ton of videos, mostly in and around Angeles City.  He visited Marquee Mall on 19 May and did a video where he says he was told they were not giving extensions.
So, either he is wrong or they changed their minds for some reason.

The truth emerges.  On 14 May it had been assumed that Angeles City would be going to GCQ so based on that BI opened for normal extensions.  On the night of the 15th it was decided that AC would actually go to MECQ and BI then closed down the normal extensions.  They are open for those who have to leave the country.
Since the MECQ expires on 31 May, I would guess that they will return to semi-normal business.

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