Important Announcement on Visa Waiver Program

There has been no change in US visa policy for Philippine citizens wishing to travel to the United States. The Philippines has not been added to the list of countries eligible for participation in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). If there are any changes regarding VWP-participant countries, the information will […] Read more »

US Embassy Manila Call Center Schedule

The Embassy’s call center numbers for information and appointment scheduling are: (02) 976-8500 to 02.  For calls from mainland or continental United States, dial (703) 520-2235.  The call center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Manila time, Monday through Friday. Read more »

New US Tourist Visa Fee

The Department of State published an interim final rule (IFR) in the Federal Register on August 28, 2014 announcing fee changes for certain nonimmigrant visa (NIV) applications, immigrant visa (IV) applications, administrative and citizens’ services.  The new fees will become effective 15 days after the rule was published, on September 12, […] Read more »

Check Your US Tourist Visa Application Online!

You can now view the progress of your approved visa!  To check your nonimmigrant visa case, please go to https://ceac.state.gov/CEAC/, and under “Nonimmigrant”, click “Check My Visa Application Status”. Applicants will need to choose from the drop down menu their interview location (Philippines, Manila), and enter the CEAC Barcode. Read more »