BI launches online services

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday officially launched their eServices, designed to transform the way clients engage with immigration services.

IIn a ceremony held at the BI’s main office in Intramuros, Manila, Commissioner Norman Tansingco shared that with the new platform, immigration procedures are set to become more efficient and convenient for foreign tourists.


“They can now swiftly and securely complete their necessary immigration applications end-to-end online,” said Tansingco.

Applicants for waiver of exclusion grounds for arriving unaccompanied minors, emigration clearance certificate, and dual citizenship under RA 9225 may now submit their applications online.

“Apart from these transactions, we are also excited to launch the online visa waiver and the tourist visa extension,” said Tansingco.


Temporary visitors’ visa extension, or more commonly known as tourist visa extension, is one of the more common transactions of the BI for foreign tourists who wish to stay longer in the country.

BI launches online services

“Visa extension is really one of the highlights of our eServices, given its impact on Philippine Tourism. We all know that the Department of Tourism (DOT) has recently launched the country’s new slogan, that’s why we are finding ways to make it easy for everyone to love our country more,” said Tansingco. “Our eServices allows our visitors to comply with their immigration requirements from the comfort of their own homes, hotels, or even by the beach. This would definitely aid in boosting tourism, which is one of the main thrusts of the President,” he added.

Applicants may visit the BI’s eServices website at


Meanwhile, Bureau of  (BI) officers assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport () Terminal 1 reported the interception of a female trafficking victim last July 4.

The victim, a 49-year-old woman, was attempting to depart for  via a China Eastern flight.

Upon receiving a report from the agency’s Travel Control and Enforcement Unit (TCEU), BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco expressed his concern over the incident. He stated, “We remain steadfast in our commitment to combat human trafficking, and protect the rights and welfare of individuals who may fall victim to these illegal activities.”

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