BI kicks off nationwide service caravan March 6

By Ferdinand Patinio

March 4, 2024, 11:45 am

<p>BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco <em>(Photo courtesy of BI) </em></p>

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco (Photo courtesy of BI) 

MANILA – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will hold a nationwide service caravan this week to provide essential services for foreigners in select areas.

Commissioner Norman Tansingco said the caravan's inaugural leg would be held at the Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City on March 6.

“We wish to bring our services closer to the people. Apart from our online services, we are also visiting key cities to facilitate immigration compliance,” he said in a news release Monday.

The service caravan will travel to key regions, offering expedited processing for various BI transactions, including tourist visa extensions, exit clearances, dual citizenship applications, and other essential clearances.

Aside from expedited services, concerned citizens may also lodge their complaint against illegal aliens.

Following the initial leg in Zamboanga City, the service caravan will continue in strategic areas in Visayas and Mindanao in the next few months.

"Our nationwide service caravan represents a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to improve our services by making these more accessible, both online and offline. By bringing our services directly to the communities we serve, we aim to enhance accessibility, efficiency, and transparency in our operations, ultimately contributing to a safer and more secure Philippines,” Tansingco added.

For more information and updates on the service caravan schedule and locations, interested applicants may visit the official website of the BI at (PNA)