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Message for U.S. Citizens:  Don’t forget to sign and seal your ballots! September 15, 2020

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Message for U.S. Citizens:  Don’t forget to sign and seal your ballots! September 15, 2020 Overseas absentee voting is fast, easy, and available anywhere in the world, but there are a few important things you must remember to do: -Sign your ballot and place it in a sealed envelope. -Include a return address ...
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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: 09/15/20 Country-Specific Information:  The U.S. Embassy in Manila continues to closely monitor COVID-19 developments in the Philippines.  The Philippine Department of Health provides  regular updates  on the number of confirmed cases.     According to the Philippine government, the following quarantine classifications will be in effect through September 30, 2020:    Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ):  Mindanao – Iligan City    General ...
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U.S. Embassy, DepEd Launch New Teacher Training Program

Manila, September 14, 2020 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd), on Monday launched a new virtual series for teachers and educators in support of the country’s transition to digital learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.  DepEd Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction Diosdado San Antonio and U.S. Embassy ...
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Visa Update: Interview Waiver Update for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants

The Department of State has temporarily extended the expiration period requirement for interview waiver from within 12 months to 24 months. This policy is in effect until December 31, 2020 and applicable for applicants renewing their nonimmigrant visa in the same classification. From now through December 31, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines may ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Overseas – October 5 Registration and Ballot Request Deadlines in some States September 9, 2020

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Overseas – October 5 Registration and Ballot Request Deadlines in some States September 9, 2020 Overseas absentee voting is fast, easy, and available anywhere in the world. Overseas voters who are eligible to vote can participate in all general, primary, and special elections for federal offices. Some ...
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