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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 524 July 31, 1974


WHEREAS, under Section 42 of Commonwealth Act No. 613, otherwise known as the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940, certain specific fees are charged and collected by the Commission on Immigration and Deportation;

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 proclamations No. 1081, dated September 21, 1972, and General Order No. 1, dated September 22, 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 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:

. (Olds fees) New fees
1. Application for non immigrant visa (P10.00) P30.00
2. Passport visa for non immigrant (20.00) 50.00
3. Application for pre arranged employment visa (80.00) 100.00
and for each dependent (10.00) 30.00
4. Application for special nonimmigrant visa 50.00
5. Application for special nonpreference quota or nonquota visa (10.00) 50.00
6. Application for preference quota visa (40.00) 80.00
7. Application for immigrant visa (20.00) 50.00
8. Certificate of residence (50.00) 80.00
9. Duplicate of certificate of legalization or 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 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 emigration clearance certificate 50.00
20. All other certificates (5.00) 50.00
21. Alien crew list visa (20.00) 50.00
22. Filing of motion 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 non immigrant 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 non-immigrant category to another or change of employer (10.00) 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.

(b) No fee shall be charged for a passport visa granted to a foreign government officials or his family, attendants, and household helpers, and employees, nor shall be a fee 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.

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