I have been hearing and wondering about this THE ACR I-CARD. Well the other day I found out all about it when I went to renew my visa. I arrived back in the Philippines on 26 Jan 2010, had extended visa on 21 days to 59 days. So this was now my extension passed 59 days, I only wanted one month, because I am going to Thailand for ANZAC Day on the 22 April, if I got two months extension I would of wasted one month, because on departure it is all wiped out and I start again when I return on the 28 April. The one month visa cost me 2,550 Peso, but I still had to pay 1,500 Peso for express lane, only two other persons in the office, last time I was the only one in the office and they still wanted the express lane fee! Anyway, then I was told I also had to apply for a ACR I-CARD, I asked why (forgot, do not question) told because I was staying here more than 59 days. So I am given blank forms and told to get photo copy of blank form and passport pages, they don’t give you a form to fill out, you have to get a copy to fill out, another rip off. When I fill out form I am told to pay 2,279 peso, I pay the monies, but I am then told to go and get three passport size photos, on return I am told to go and get more photo copies of my application form and receipts’. Yes I am done, NO, I have to go to 2GO and pay for mailing of application form to Immigration Manila, return with receipt proof on mailing. Finished at last, now wait for card to return to immigration Dumaguete, I am told call back in one to two weeks! My question is, what does this card do more than what my passport now does? I know I am in the Philippines, but the cost of stationery and postage must be very low in Dumaguete Immigration and why they don’t have a photo copy machine, even if you had to pay for copying, it would save you running next door to travel agent to get copies. Anyway fellows, that is my information on the ACR I-CARD!