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Visa Update: Cancelation of Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Appointments Through September 30
August 28, 2020

The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines has canceled all nonimmigrant B1/B2 (Business/Tourist), R1 (Temporary Religious Worker), H1B, H2B, H4, L (Temporary Workers and their families), and certain J (Exchange Visitor) visa categories scheduled through September 30 in response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Embassies and Consulates have continued to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services since March and will continue to do so as they are able. As global conditions evolve, the Department of State is beginning a phased resumption of routine visa services. As Philippine conditions improve, we will begin providing additional services, culminating eventually in a complete resumption of routine visa operations.

Once visa services resume, all affected applicants should reschedule their visa interviews through the Embassy call center by phone at (+632) 7792-8988 and (+632) 8548-8223, or through the online appointment system at ustraveldocs.com/ph. There is no fee to change an appointment and visa application fees are valid for one year in the country where the fee was paid.

For the latest information on visa operations, please visit the U.S. Embassy website at https://ph.usembassy.gov/visas/visa-updates/.