News & Events

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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U.S. Military Conducts Tactical Combat Casualty Care Training with Philippine Coast Guard

Manila, June 24, 2021 — From June 14 to 17, the U.S. Civil Military Support Element – Philippines (CMSE-PHL), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and Philippines’ Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) conducted combined medical training in El Nido, Palawan. The PCG ship BRP-Cabra (Multi-Role Response Vessel-4409), Coast Guard District Palawan (CGDPAL) ...
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Exploring Philippines Seas Today, for the Generations of Tomorrow

by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires John Law In March 2021, a leading Philippine oceanographer and an American explorer, together, reached the deepest point of the Philippine trench – a historic voyage to one of the least-explored places on Earth.  By partnering on marine issues, whether on marine sustainability or maritime domain awareness, we protect and explore the world’s interconnected waters, including the Philippine seas.    This June, we celebrate not ...
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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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