Visa Update: Processing of Student Visa Applications

The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines and the entire Department of State team are taking this issue seriously and are seeking ways to ensure that our aspiring and returning students will receive priority attention once routine visa operations can resume.

In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, all U.S. Embassies and consulates canceled all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 20, 2020. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.

We will publicize any announcement on the resumption of student visa interviews once information is available. Please visit our website at https://ph.usembassy.gov/visas/visa-updates/ for the latest information on visa operations.