Visa Update: Consular Operations (Visas) as of June 2021

Routine visa services remain suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines continues to operate with reduced staffing. As conditions surrounding the COVID-19 situation improve, the Embassy will add additional services, culminating eventually in a complete resumption of routine visa services.  The Embassy cannot predict when the resumption of full visa …

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Visa Update: Cancelation of B1/B2 (Business/Tourist) Visa Appointments through July 30, 2021

The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines has canceled nonimmigrant B1/B2 (Business/Tourist) visa interview appointments scheduled through July 30, 2021 in response to the continued significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Department of State suspended routine visa services worldwide in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   In July 2020, U.S. Embassies and …

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Consular Update: Suspension of T & U Derivative Fingerprint Collections

T and U derivative fingerprint collections remain suspended due to precautions and limited resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines is continually evaluating the conditions necessary to resume full services.  We will resume routine visa services, including T and U derivative fingerprint collections, as soon as possible but are unable …

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Visa Update: New Bank and Payment Options for Applicants

Effective June 1, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines will change its banking partner to Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) from Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI).  Visa applicants should pay the non-refundable, non-transferable Machine Readable Visa (MRV) application fee at any RCBC branch.  To find an RCBC branch, please visit their website at …

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U.S. Embassy Launches Campaign to Raise Public Awareness About Consular Work

Manila, March 3, 2020 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines is launching this year its “Pros in Cons” (Professionals in Consular) information campaign, which will raise awareness about immigrant and non-immigrant visa services and operations, debunk myths and combat disinformation about consular services. The “Pros in Cons” campaign is a key component of the …

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U.S.-Philippine Cooperation Leads to Arrest of Visa Fixer

Manila, October 16, 2018 —A joint investigation by the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Office of Overseas Criminal Investigations (OCI) and the Philippines National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Anti-Organized and Transnational Crime Division resulted in the arrest of a visa fixer, Manuel “Nonoy” Bala, on October 5, 2018. On October 5, 2018, OCI requested that …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy representatives of the Social Security Administration (SSA) at the U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu

MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS U.S. Embassy representatives of the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be available at the U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu on Wednesday, February 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Thursday, February 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The following services will be provided: Discuss basic entitlement requirements for …

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