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Visiting the Philippines as a Tourist

Overview This article will cover the entry and exit requirements for U.S. citizens visiting the Philippines as a tourist. This article covers quite a bit of information so it has been written in a five-part series with the first part covering the initial requirements to enter and exit the Philippines without extending or requiring a […]

Online Registration for St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic

St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLEC) now offers online registration for those applying for a U.S. Immigrant Visa. This online service is to aid in the registration process and is expected to reduce registration time by having most of the applicant’s information ready upon arrival at the registration area. Upon arrival at SLEC applicants […]

US Embassy in Manila, Philippines: New Procedures Implemented for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad

A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), is an official record of U.S. citizenship issued to a person under age 18 who was born abroad to United States citizen parent(s) and acquired citizenship at birth. Schools, the Social Security Agency, and other institutions throughout the United States accept it and give it the same credence […]

Fiance Visa Medical Exam at St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic

All visa applicants, regardless of age, need to complete a medical examination at the St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLMCEC) before the visa interview. Applicants are advised to have their medical examinations done at least one week before their interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Manila. SLMCEC is located at 1177 J. Bocobo Street, Ermita, […]

Getting a Philippine Birth Certificate

When attending the Embassy Interview for the K-1 Fiancée Visa, K-3 Spousal Visa or CR1 Visa, the applicant is required to bring their birth certificate. Applicants may obtain birth certificates at any PSA branch for a small fee.  Relatives in the Philippines may obtain these documents.  The PSA can also provide an index of all […]

What if I don’t have copies of my tax returns for my Affidavit of Support?

You are required to attach a copy of your most recent tax return to your I-134 or I-864 Affidavit of Support.  Optionally you can include your last 3 tax returns.  If you don’t have copies of your tax return you can get free transcripts from the IRS at the link below… Need a Copy of […]

New Income Requirements Calculator

We have added a nifty income requirement calculator to help you determine the income you will need to sponsor your alien relative.  The tool gives you both the non-immigrant requirement for Form I-134 (100% of the poverty level) and the immigrant requirement for Form I-864 (125% of the poverty level). Check it out here.

Scheduling an Interview Appointment with the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines
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There are two ways to book an interview appointment: through the Embassy call center (Visa Information and Appointment Service) OR by visiting the online appointment website. Scheduling an appointment through the Embassy call center To schedule a visa appointment for IV or K petitions, please contact the Manila Visa Information and Appointment Service center hotlines […]

The Manila, Philippines Embassy Interview for K1 & K3
The Manila, Philippines Embassy Interview for K1 & K3

After check-in of applicants at the entry gate applicants will proceed to the Pavilion where they will submit their documents for data entry. Each applicant will receive a number. When you number is called you proceed to the appropriate window for finger scanning. After finger scanning documents including the DS-156 application for a nonimmigrant visa […]

Getting a Philippine NBI Clearance
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Philippine-born immigrant visa applicants 16 years and over are required to furnish certificates issued by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).  The green NBI certificate annotated for travel abroad is the correct certificate.  Other colors are for local use only. Foreign-born applicants who have resided in the Philippines for six months or more may be […]

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