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All correspondence is processed in the order received. We will not respond to duplicate inquiries so please refrain from sending multiple requests or follow-ups, which slows down our responses.

Visa Operations Update

The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines provides all routine visa services. For some classes of visas, wait times are substantial.  The Embassy continues to prioritize travelers with urgent needs and certain critical categories of visas.

Immigrant Visa (IV):  We are processing immigrant visas across all categories. However, with significant backlogs in most categories, wait times for interviews are lengthy for all but immediate relatives.  It is not possible to provide precise wait times as facilities, staffing resources, and local conditions all affect capacity and scheduling.

Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV):  We increased the number of routine visa appointments in all non-immigrant visa classes starting October 2022.  If you paid a visa application (MRV) fee but have been unable to schedule an appointment or have an appointment many months from now, you now have an opportunity to schedule or move up your appointment.  If you made your visa (MRV) fee payment prior to October 1, 2022, you must schedule your visa appointment or submit an interview waiver application before September 30, 2023.

Visa Inquiry Form

If your visa concern and/or question was not answered by the information listed above, please submit a detailed inquiry request by completing our online inquiry form at:

We will not respond to duplicate inquiry cases so please refrain from sending multiple requests on a regular basis as this will only slow down our response time.  Please wait a week before sending a follow-up inquiry for a status update if you have not received any response from the Embassy.