[ PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 524, July 31, 1974 ]
AMENDING SECTION 42 OF THE PHILIPPINE IMMIGRATION ACT OF 1940, AS AMENDED (PROVIDING FOR NEW FEES)
WHEREAS, such fees were originally fixed in 1940, then revised in 1950, thereby amending Section 42 of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940;
WHEREAS, these fees fixed in 1950 are, by present Standards, inadequate taking into account the higher cost of living obtaining in our country today;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as Commander-in-Chief of all the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and pursuant to Proclamation No. 1081, dated September 21, 1972, and General Order No. 1, dated September 21, 1972, as amended, do hereby order and decree that new fees shall be charged and collected by the Commission on Immigration and Deportation under Section 42 of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940, as amended, as follows:
SECTION 42. (a) In addition to the documentary stamp required by existing law, there shall be collected and paid into the Philippine Treasury the following fees for services, as indicated, for aliens seeking to enter or remain in the Philippines under the provisions of this Act:
Old Fees New Fees (1) Application for non-immigrant visa (P10.00) P 30.00 (2) Passport visa for non- immigrant ( 20.00) 50.00 (3) Application for prearranged employment visa ( 80.00) 100.00 and for each dependent ( 10.00) 30.00 (4) Application for special non immigrant visa 50.00 (5) Application for nonpreference quota or nonquota visa (10.00) 50.00 (6) Application for preference quota visa (P40.00) 80.00 (7) Application for immigrant visa (20.00) 50.00 (8) Certificate of residence (50.00) 80.00 (9) Duplicate of certificate of residence ( 40.00) 80.00 (10) Duplicate certificate of legalization or residence ( 40.00) 80.00 (11) Identification certificate of Philippine citizen ( 10.00) 100.00 (12) Reentry Permit or special return certificate ( 20.00) 50.00 (13) Application for extension or reentry ( 5.00) 20.00 (14) Extension of reentry permit or special return certificate ( 20.00) 50.00 (15) Duplicate reentry permit or special return ( 40.00) 50.00 (16) Certificate of arrival and identity ( 10.00) 50.00 (17) Duplicate certificate of arrival and identity 30.00 (18) Emigration Clearance Certificate ( 20.00) 50.00 (19) Duplicate immigration clearance certificate 50.00 (20) All other certificates ( 5.00) 10.00 (21) Alien crew list visa ( 20.00) 50.00 (22) Filing of motion of appeal or petition for rehearing or reconsideration (10.00) 25.00 (23) Petition for amendment of immigration document (10.00) 20.00 (24) For every month or a portion thereof of extension of temporary stay ( 10.00) 20.00 (25) For every year or portion thereof of stay beyond two years as nonimmigrant student ( 50.00) 100.00 (26) Discharge of military personnel in the Philippines for temporary residence 50.00 (27) Petition for bond or request for withdrawal of bond 50.00 (28) Petition for cancellation of alien registration of documents ( 10.00) 30.00 (29) Petition for change of status from one non-immigrant category to another or change of employer (P10.00) 60.00 (30) Petition for approval of school or course for non- immigrant student 30.00 (31) Waiver of objection of prior exclusion or deportation under Section 29(a) (15) 100.00 (32) Waiver of objection of exclusion under Section 29 (b) 100.00 (33) Petition for permit to work 30.00
Provided, however, that all aliens admitted as religious missionaries under this Decree shall be exempted from the payment of monthly extension fees that are due from temporary visitors.
- No fee shall be charged for a passport visa granted to a foreign government official or his family, attendants, and household helpers, and employees, nor shall a fee be charged for a passport visa for a non-immigrant in transit to a destination outside the Philippines.
Any provisions of laws, orders, rules and regulations, or parts thereof, in conflict or inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
This Decree shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila, this 31st day of July, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-four.
|FERDINAND E. MARCOS|
|President of the Philippines|
|By the President:|