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BI warns foreigners vs joining rallies, political activities

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) warned foreigners in the country against engaging in political activities such as rallies, less than a week before President Rodrigo R. Duterte delivers his State of the Nation Address (SONA).

BI job order workers in Korean extortion case terminated

JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra directed the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to terminate the contracts of its eight job order workers allegedly involved in the extortion of P9.2 million from 15 Koreans.

18 BI agents suspended for alleged extortion

THE PRESIDENTIAL Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) said the Office of the President and the Bureau of Immigration (BI) approved its recommendation to order the preventive suspension of 18 BI agents who allegedly attempted to extort P9 million from 15 Koreans they arrested last March 6 in Pampanga.

Chinese top list of arrested foreigners

CHINESE NATIONALS topped the list of the foreigners arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in 2018.

Multi-agency team to address foreign workers

A TECHNICAL working group (TWG) composed of representatives from the Department of Justice (DoJ), Bureau of Immigration (BI), and Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will be formed to address the influx of foreign workers in the country.

Japanese fraud ring leader nabbed in PHL

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) arrested on Wednesday Japan’s most wanted fugitive, described as a “leader of a major fraud ring.”

8 ‘tourists’ bound for Cyprus stopped at NAIA

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) intercepted eight individuals who were suspected to be human trafficking victims at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) last Dec. 15 as they tried to leave for northern Cyprus in the guise of being tourists.

9 Koreans arrested at BF Homes business establishments

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has arrested nine Korean nationals who were caught illegally working in several business establishments and are now facing deportation.

8 Chinese nabbed for illegal selling

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) recently arrested eight Chinese nationals for illegally selling retail goods in Manila. BI Commissioner Jaime H. Morente, in a statement yesterday, said the foreigners were caught in the act in two separate operations, conducted on Sept. 20 and 21, at the 168 Shopping Mall in Binondo’s Chinatown district.

BI denies Australian nun’s missionary visa extension

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has denied Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox’s request for a missionary visa extension request due to the deportation order against her.

34 Chinese suspected of working without visa arrested

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has detained 34 Chinese men caught in the act of working at a construction site and are suspected to have no appropriate visas.

BI upholds Fox deportation

THE BUREAU of Immigration has upheld the deportation of Australian missionary Patricia Fox, according to Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra.

BI issues new NAIA cards for international passengers

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has started issuing new arrival and departure cards for international passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

COA: BI lost P869 million in potential revenue due to confusion...

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio The Bureau of Immigration (BI) in 2017 lost around P869 million of potential revenue from express lane fees due to...

Immigration bureau bolsters Mactan-Cebu team ahead of new terminal’s opening

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has deployed a dozen more officers to the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) ahead of the opening of its new passenger terminal on July 1.

Korean swindler pretending to be a journalist nabbed

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has arrested a Korean national wanted in his home country for swindling up to 42.2 million won (P2 million) by pretending to be a journalist.

99 immigration officers deployed to NAIA for summer season peak

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has started to deploy 99 newly-hired immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) as the travel season...

Duterte stands firm on Australian nun’s deportation

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday, May 2, said he will not reconsider the deportation order against Australian missionary Patricia Fox. The Bureau of Immigration’s...

6 foreigners in P6.4-billion shabu shipment case barred from leaving the...

FOUR Chinese and two Taiwanese nationals implicated in the P6.4-billion Chinese shabu shipment case have been disallowed from leaving the country, the Bureau of...

Australian nun ordered to leave PHL

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has ordered Australian missionary Patricia Fox “to leave the Philippines within 30 days from receipt of this order,” the...

BI barred less Filipinos from leaving the country in 2017

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) on Monday reported “that more than 37,000 departing Filipino tourists were barred from leaving the country in 2017 for...

BI detains, releases Australian nun amid furor

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Tuesday released Australian nun Patricia Fox a day after she was ordered detained by BI Commissioner Jaime H....

Chinese fugitive nabbed

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) in a statement said it has apprehended a Chinese fugitive wanted for “economic crimes” back in China who is...