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Visas

Welcome to Visa Services!

The Consular Section of the United States Embassy in Manila processes applications for both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas to the U.S.

Nonimmigrant visas are for people visiting the U.S. temporarily for tourism, business, education, medical treatment, or petition-based employment.  The type of visa required depends on your purpose of travel. The Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) Unit processes more than 200,000 applications each year.

Immigrant visas are for applicants planning to permanently relocate to the United States. The Immigrant Visa (IV) Unit processes over 50,000 IV applications and more than 11,000 fiancé(e) and spouse visa applications each year, reuniting families as intended by U.S. immigration law.

New USCIS Immigrant Fee

Effective February 1, 2013, all individuals issued immigrant visas overseas must pay a $165.00 USCIS Immigrant Fee before traveling to the United States.

  • USCIS Requires Appointments Beginning February 19

We are here to serve you according to the laws of the United States of America. We are committed to customer service.

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Fraud Notice / Warning

  • Committing visa fraud or providing false information on your petition, visa application or to a Consular Officer may result in the revocation of your petition and/or a permanent ineligibility to travel, work or immigrate to the United States.
     
    U.S. Embassy Manila does not endorse or have a "special relationship" with any individual or business that offers advice or assistance with the visa process. No one can guarantee the issuance of a visa to you. Visa eligibility can only be determined at the time of the visa interview. All U.S. government forms are free.

    Beware: many visa applicants lose money or are permanently barred from the United States as a result of misleading information and fraudulent applications provided by visa consultants.

Notice

  • Cell Phones Not Permitted on Embassy Grounds

    For the safety and security of all applicants and employees, visa applicants are not permitted to bring cell phones or other electronic  devices into the U.S. Embassy. Applicants who bring such devices will be denied entry. Please make arrangements to leave your electronic equipment in a safe location off Embassy grounds during your interview appointment. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation.