ANNOUNCEMENT: Increase in Medical Examination Fees Effective October 1, 2017
Effective October 1, 2017, St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLEC), the Embassy’s accredited panel physician, will begin charging a new medical examination fee:
17,025.00 PHP for adult immigrant visa applicants ages 15 and above and 9,583.00 PHP for children ages 14 and below.
This medical fee increase is based on U.S. Public Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control (USPHS/CDC) guidelines and technical instructions to replace Tuberculin Skin Tests (TST) with Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA), a new and more reliable type of blood exam used to detect tuberculosis infection (TB).
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Register Your Delivery Address
To facilitate a timely processing of immigrant visa applications, all applicants are reminded to register their delivery address online. Failure to designate a delivery address prior to your appointment date will result in delayed delivery of your passport and visa.
To register online, click on the “Select Document Delivery Address” link under the Immigrant Visas section of our website (http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph/). Once there, click on the appropriate link to register a delivery address for the first time, or to change an existing delivery address.
If you have any question(s) on how to register a delivery address, please contact Manila’s Visa Information and Appointment Service Center at (632) 976-8500, (632) 976-8501 or (632) 976-8502.
Bring Original Civil Documents
Immigrant Visa applicants are required to bring original civil documents to their scheduled visa interview. The consular section will need the original documents (no photocopies) for evaluation and final case processing. Please take note that this is not applicable to original Affidavit of Support forms which will still be submitted to NVC.
Applicants who appear for an interview without the original documents will be advised to reschedule the interview by visiting the online appointment website at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph or by calling the Embassy’s Visa Information and Appointment Service at (632) 976-8500, (632) 976-8501 or (632) 976-8502.
Complete the DS-260 Online Form
To help us continue to provide timely processing of immigrant visa applications, all applicants are recommended to complete a DS-260 online immigrant visa application at https://ceac.state.gov/ceac at least a few days prior to attending their visa interview appointment.
Applicants who appear for an interview without completed application forms will be advised to reschedule the interview by visiting the online appointment website at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph or by calling the Embassy’s Visa Information and Appointment Service at (632) 976-8500, (632) 976-8501 or (632) 976-8502.
If you are asked to reschedule your interview because your DS-260 is incomplete, please note that the next available appointment may be three to six weeks after your original appointment. To avoid lengthy delays, please complete the DS-260 well in advance of your interview date.
Early Appointment Scheduling Reminder
Immigrant Visa applicants who already have an interview appointment scheduled by the National Visa Center (NVC) should refrain from scheduling an earlier appointment through the Visa Information and Appointment Service Center without first checking to make sure Embassy Manila has the physical case file.
While we are happy to accommodate earlier appointments, we are only able to do so when we have already received the physical case file from the NVC. When the physical case file is either still with the NVC or in transit to Embassy Manila, we are unable to grant earlier appointment dates. This is because we need the physical case file to conduct an effective visa interview.