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BI issues new NAIA cards for international passengers

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Travelers line up in the immigration area inside the renovated Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1, Pasay City, December 16, 2014. — BW FILE PHOTO

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has started issuing new arrival and departure cards for international passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). In a statement on July 12, BI officer-in-charge Deputy Commissioner Marc Red Mariñas said “the old arrival and departure card (were) phased out due to observations that it did not provide sufficient information about a traveler who enters or leaves the country.” “[P]assengers are now asked to write their full name, nationality, passport number, contact number, flight/voyage number, purpose of trip, occupation, port of exit/destination, and their address here and abroad,” the statement read. — Dane Angelo M. Enerio