System Maintenance Update (Published: August 2015)
The Immigrant Visa Unit will facilitate a routine system maintenance and upgrade on August 7 and 10. On these dates, all regular visa processing will be suspended.
If you have an immigrant visa interview scheduled for August 7, your interview is now scheduled for the same time on August 27. If you have an immigrant visa interview scheduled for August 10, your interview is now scheduled for the same time on August 28.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Notice to Immigrant Visa Applicants with January 9 Interview Appointment (Published: January 2017)
Due to road closures along Roxas Boulevard and the large number of people that are expected to participate in the procession of the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Monday, January 9, the Embassy will be closed.
All immigrant visa applicants have automatically been rescheduled to Friday, January 13.
October Appointments Still Available, November Appointments Limited (Published: October 2015)
The Immigrant Visa Unit has hundreds of available appointment slots in October 2015. We made more appointments available this month in light of very limited operations and appointments in November because of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Manila and other parts of the Philippines.
We encourage applicants to take advantage of the open October slots and book their visa appointment early. Appointments may be scheduled by calling our Manila Visa Information and Appoinment Service Center at (02) 976-8500, (02) 976-8501 and (02) 976-8502. The call center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, Manila time, except on U.S. and Philippine holidays. Appointment may also be booked online athttp://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph.
New Medical Examination Fees Effective November 1, 2015 (Published: October 2015)
Effective November 01, 2015, St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLEC), the Embassy’s accredited medical facility, will have new medical examination fees for immigrant visa applicants.
The new medical exam fees will be Php 11,300 for adults and Php 8,600 for children 14 years of age or younger. The fees must be paid in Philippine pesos.
Staggered Appointment System Effective February 1, 2016 (Published: January 2016)
In our continuing efforts to ensure the highest level of customer service, the Immigrant Visa unit will implement a new appointment system designed to minimize applicant wait time.
Effective February 01, 2016, Immigrant Visa interviews will be scheduled at 6:45 am, 7:30 am, 8:15 am and 9:00 am. Embassy personnel will facilitate entry of immigrant visa applicants 15 minutes prior to their respective interview time slot.
All applicants who arrive earlier than 15 minutes before their interview time will be asked to wait outside the Embassy premises.
July 8, 2016 Appointment Slots Are Now Available! (Published: June 2016)
The Immigrant Visa Unit has opened appointment slots for Friday, July 8, 2016. We made more appointments available in light of limited operations and appointments this week. We encourage immigrant visa applicants to take advantage of the open slots and book their visa appointments now.
Appointments may be scheduled by calling our call center at (02) 976-8500 to 02 or online at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph. The call center is open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday, Manila time except on U.S. and Philippine holidays.
Appointment System for the Immigrant Visa Special Services Window (Published: July 2016)
Effective July 1, 2016, the Immigrant Visa Special Services Window (Window 38) will be open for business Monday through Friday, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon only for applicants with an official notification letter from the Embassy and urgent visa corrections or visa replacement requests.
Notice to Immigrant Visa Applicants with October 27 Interview Appointment (Published: October 2016)
The U.S. Embassy regrets to inform you that it has become necessary to cancel and reschedule all immigrant visa interview appointments after the 6:45am appointment time slot on October 27, 2016. All affected applicants have been notified with their new appointment dates.
If you are affected and did not receive our notification email, you may contact the Embassy Manila’s Visa Information and Appointment Service at (632) 976-8500, (632) 976-8501 or (632) 976-850 for rescheduling instructions. The call center is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Manila time), except on U.S. and Philippine holidays. Callers in the United States should call (703) 520-2235 on its Eastern Standard Time equivalent of operation hours.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Increase in Medical Examination Fees Effective October 1, 2016 (Published: September 2016)
St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLEC), the Embassy’s accredited panel physician, will begin charging a new medical examination fee of Php 16,042.50 for most immigrant visa applicants effective October 1, 2016. The medical fee increase is based on mandatory gonorrhea testing for all immigrant visa applicants15 years of age and older as instructed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Please note that the medical fees for children 14 years of age or younger will remain at Php 8,600. However, if SLEC determines that a child applicant must be tested for gonorrhea, SLEC will charge the corresponding gonorrhea test fee separately.
The medical examination fee must be paid in Philippine pesos.