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Act No. 7919 The Alien
Integration Act of 1995
NO. 7919 AN ACT
RESIDENCE STATUS ALIENS THROUGH A SOCIAL INTEGRATION PROGRAM IN THE
UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
Be it enacted by the Senate
and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
Section 1. Title.
- This Act shall be known as "The Alien Social Integration Act of
Sec. 2. Declaration
of Policy. - The State shall control and regulate the admission and
integration of aliens into its territory and body politic. Towards this
end, aliens with unlawful residence status shall be integrated into themainstream of
society subject to national security and interest, and in deference to
internationally recognized human rights.
Sec. 3. Coverage.
- Upon effectivity of this Act, all aliens whose stay in the
is otherwise illegal under existing laws, and who have entered the
prior to June 30, 1992, including those who have availed in good faith
of the benefits of Executive Order No. 324 whose applications have been
approved before or after November 21, 1988, are hereby granted legal
status upon compliance with the provisions of this
and shall not be prosecuted for crimes defined under Commonwealth Act.
No. 613, otherwise known as the Immigration Act of 1940, which are
to illegalresidence such as the
of valid refugees in the Philippines be qualified to apply under this
to prosecution shall apply only to such crimes or felonies committed
to acts necessary or essential to maintain a false or fraudulent or
residence, such as falsification of marriage, birth
baptismal certificates or travel documents, visas or alien certificates
Sec. 4. Integration
Requirements and Fees. -Thesocial
integration of aliens established under Sec. 3 shall be effective
its benefits enjoyed by illegal residents upon completion of all the
of registration forms with the folowing agencies:
civil register of his place of residence;
Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR);
Bureau of Immigration;
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI); and
commercial or universal bank to which the alien pays the integration
as hereafter provided.
thereof, the filing of registration forms may be done in five (5) sets
with a commercial or universal bank certified by the BIR as authorized
collectors for income tax.
The registration forms shall contain the applicant's full name and one
alias by which he may be known; proof of his identity, good moral
and financial capacity through affidavits from two (2) Filipino
of good reputation in his/her place of residence; history of stay in
Philippines; residential address for the immediate past five (5) years;
four (4) passport size pictures and a complete fingerprintcard for each of the
mentioned in 4.1, including his/her most recent dental records which
be submitted to the NBI.
ot the integration fee to any duly licensed commercial or universal
accredited by the BIR as authorized to receive income tax payments in
One hundred thousand pesos (P1OO,000) upon filing of the registration
with the bank plus Fifty thousand pesos (P5O,OOO) per year over a
period from the payment of the first installment. The subsequent three
(3) installment payments should be paid within twelve
(12)months from the date of the first payment without any extensions.
that the payments made by those who availed of the benefits of
Order No. 324 whose applications were approved before or after November
20, 1988 shall be credited to their favor.
of the above installment payments, the applicant may immediately pay
hundred thousand pesos(P200,000).
A single payment of Fifty thousand pesos (P50,000) for the spouse and
thousand pesos (P25,000) for each legitimate child below eighteen (18)
years of age.
Children born after June 30, 1992 of parents who received the benefits
of this Act shall, upon proper registration with the Bureau of
become legal residents.
The integration fees paid by an alien shall be in lieu of all
fees and fines said alien may have incurred during his unlawful
in the country.
of a medical certificate stating that the applicant is not a user of
drugs or otherwise a drug addict and that he is not afflicted with
5. Official Receipt. - The commercial or universal bank shall
an official receipt acknowledging receipt of the integration fee, upon
payment by the applicant of a processing fee of One thousand pesos
In the event registration was effected under paragraph 2 of subSec.
4.1, the bank shall furnish copies of the registration documents to the
civil register of the applicant'splace of residence;
the bank shall issue a certification to this effect in favor of theapplicant.
6. Duties of the Bureau of Immigration. - Upon presentation by
applicant of the official receipt from the bank, together with a
from the bank or the agency concerned, as the case may be that the
registrar, BIR and NBI received copies of the registration forms, and
submission to the Bureau of Immigration shall immediatelyissue an alien
of registration (ACR) to the applicant. The legal residence granted
this Act shall commence from the date the Bureau of Immigration issues
of Immigration shall publish, at the applicant's cost, the names, ages,
addresses, and a photograph of each of the applicants in a national
of general circulationat the end of each
month during the effectivity of the application period, as hereinafter
provided in Sec. 8. The banks authorized under this Act to
the fees herein required shall collect a publication fee of Five
pesos (P5,000) from the applicant.
7. Ministerial Duty of the Civil Regristrar, the BIR and the NBI.
- The civil registrar, the BIR and the NBI shall have the ministerial
to accept the registrationforms required under
4. Each of these agencies may charge no more than One hundred pesos
for the filing of the registration forms. Upon payment of the filing
the agency concerned shall issue a certification that thealien has filed with
said office by himself/herself or through the bank, all the forms
under Sec. 4.
8. Application Period. - The benefits extended by Sec.
3 can be availed of from June 1, 1995 to December 31, 1996.
9. Administrative Confirmation. - Theprocedure herein
may be availed by any alien who may want a confirmation of his stay in
10. Eligibility for Citizenship. - Aliens granted legal
under this Act shall be eligible to apply for naturalization after five
(5) years from the approval of his/her application.
Compliance Report and OversightFunctions. - The
Bureau of Immigration shall submit to the chair of the committees on
of each chamber of Congress copy furnished the Senate President and the
Speaker of the House of Representatives, a written report on the
in the implementation of this Act on November 30, 1995, May 31, 1996,
30, 1996, and May 31, 1997 for purposes of oversight functions.
12. Perjury. - The registration forms, together with the proof
required therein, shall be supported by affidavits of two (2) Filipino
citizens of good reputation in the applicant's place of residence.
shall be under oath or affirmation, which oath or affirmation shall be
required for their registration.
who violate their oath or affirmation by knowingly making untruthful
on any material matter in theirapplications shall be
for perjury under the Revised Penal Code.
to the penalty imposed on perjury, the subsequent convictions of the
shall revoke the legal residence granted him/her and shall subject the
applicant to deportation proceedings.
13. Appropriation. - There is herebyappropriated, out of
payments received under Sec. 4 hereof, an amount of five million
(P5,000,000) to cover administrative and other expenses to be incurred
in the implementation of this Act.
14. Privacy Clause. - Information submitted by an alien
pursuant to this Act, shall be used only for the purpose of determining
the veracity of the factual statements by the
or for enforcing the penalties prescribed by this Act.
15. Rule-making Powers. - The provisions of this Act are
and shall not be dependent on the issuance of any rules or regulations.
The Secretary of Justiceis hereby authorized,
to promulgate only such rules and regulations as may be needed to
and administratively implement the provisions of this Act.
16. Separability Clause. - If any provisions of this Act is
invalid or unconstitutional, the provisions not affected thereby shall
continue to be in full force and effect.
17. Repealing Clause. - All laws, decrees or rules inconsistent
with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed or modified
18. Effectivity Clause. - This Act shall take effect fifteen
days after the completion of its publication in at least two (2)
newspapers of general circulation.
(SGD.) EDGARDO J. ANGARA
President of the Senate
(SGD.) JOSE DE VENECIA,
Speaker of the House of
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