Applying for a Non-Immigrant Visa (U.S. Embassy Manila)


Walang sikreto when applying for a US
Visa the process is very simple every year thousands of Filipino visitors travel to
the United States nearly 200,000 non immigrant visa
applications are processed annually eighty percent of applicants receive a visa. Join us as we explain the non-immigrant visa process. Mabuhay! Ako ay isang consular officer galing sa America! Applying for a visa to go to the United States is simple. You can do it in four easy steps. Step 1: Pay your application fee. Step 2: fill out your application. Step 3: get all your interview. and step 4: go to the interview here at U.S. Embassy Manila. you may pay your Visa fee at any
BPI branch by printing out a copy the Visa
deposit slip once paid, complete the DS-160 online. book your interview either online or by calling our call centre. schedule
your appointment well in advance of your travel date. on the day of your interview, leave
behind all electronic items as well as any food. this can be
purchased inside the embassy. liquids are also not allowed. weapons of any kind are strictly
prohibited inside. however, you must bring your printed
appointment confirmation, your DS-160 confirmation, a two by two photo as well as any new or old passport in your
possession. the embassy interviews more than 1,000
applicants everyday. It is important they you arrive at the Embassy 15 minutes before your scheduled
appointment. our greeters are here to assist and make sure your interview goes
smoothly once inside you will follow three steps first you will meet with our free screenings
staff then we will collect your fingerprints
finally you will interview with american
consular officer during pre-screen you will have the
opportunity to correct any mistakes on your DS 16
the application our staff will also verify that you are
applying for the correct the subclass in addition they will also
make sure your photo meet our technical requirements
you will then be directed to the next step which is figure skating when you
approach the window you will be asked for your name and date
of birth once you get this information our staff will guide you through the
fingerprinting process for profit an interview with an American
author of their this is a really important part of that
profit we ask that you be open on it we might keeping like why you want to
visit the United day maybe about your career maybe your
income and your family back it’s important that
we get all the information in order to determine whether you’re qualified for
not having a city don’t fear anything that you’re laughing
at the interview that Mimi we can always tell you how to provide
that to it at a later date in addition if you have trouble with the
language that were you thinking we can always provide another officer
that ever able to issue your date but you’ll have it about five working days
so please try to relax be called and be open it up dome the the the that

100 thoughts on “Applying for a Non-Immigrant Visa (U.S. Embassy Manila)

  1. US Embassy Manila's service is a big slapped for everyone. There's an appointment system which is pointless because you're still going to line up. No facility to leave your things. No parking spaces. WTF? Seriously For 7K? At least have people who'd service with a smile! Where do you get your staff? from DVSoria?

  2. hello, im a usa citizen working in macau. I sent my application ( I-130) in Chicago to petition my wife trough dhl. Its almost 1 and half month but there is no confirmation that they received my application. DHL confirmed that a certain JOHN received it but when I called USCIS they said its not yet on their system. Now, I am thinking of applying my wife a non immigrant visa would it be possible for her to get a tourist visa first so that she can come with me in the US then were gonna process her I-30 in Chicago personally? Some advice please

  3. i dont know what happened there embassy manila..i try 3 times to get visa b1 non immigrant my friend invite me for vacation to see her house and what is the beautiful places in America because thats my dream ..but all is nothing i provided all and round of ticket..but they not give me a chance ..not good always spend money

  4. Hi, I want to apply an US visa, but I'm still studying but I'm already 24, turning 25 this december. What papers I need to process to have a visa and I'm also half black american and I have a plan to find my US navy dad, hope you can answer my question thank you.

  5. I was told even if my wife shows ties she will still get denied. Everyone I know has been denied a tourist visa. My wife has a beach cottage rental for income, a lot, and a house. We have no desire to live in the US. We just want to go for 3-4 months to get my annual to my VA DR and update my meds. I don't want to pay and get denied.

  6. hi,I am a Nigerian student in the United kingdom studying international hospitality and tourism management.I wish to attend the National Restaurant association conference coming up in Chicago in May.please what forms do I need to fill,documents to present and how to make an appointment,the visa fee e.tc.thanks

  7. Wow, here it is Monday in Manila and my mother in law who has 3 children still in the Philppines, a husband, a house, job and granddaughter to be born there in September is denied for not being able to prove ties to the Philippines . You are disgraceful and incompetent . I guess because she committed the horrible crime of never having been out of the country before? All she wanted to do was see her two granddaughters here in the USA . What a pathetic way to represent your country. You didn't even look at her paperwork. You didnt ask her about any of that . Wow. Just freaking wow.

  8. hi u.s embasy god pm mam sir my enployer petition me for temporary working vissa what the stell for that

  9. how to get tourist visa in us?yung bf ko po ang sponsor sa lahat…..1 year and 1 month n po kami…gusto nya lang po ako ipakilala sa family nya po at ipakita po sakin ang ganda ng US po kahit saglit lang po…anu po dapat gawin po para ma aprove po yu g tourist visa ko po?

  10. how to get tourist visa in us?yung bf ko po ang sponsor sa lahat…..1 year and 1 month n po kami…gusto nya lang po ako ipakilala sa family nya po at ipakita po sakin ang ganda ng US po kahit saglit lang po…anu po dapat gawin po para ma aprove po yu g tourist visa ko po?

  11. how to get tourist visa in us?yung bf ko po ang sponsor sa lahat…..1 year and 1 month n po kami…gusto nya lang po ako ipakilala sa family nya po at ipakita po sakin ang ganda ng US po kahit saglit lang po…anu po dapat gawin po para ma aprove po yung tourist visa ko po?

  12. Hi US Embassy manila. During an interview, Can i speak in my first language "Tagalog" ,Because there are some things that i cannot pronounce right in English. Please reply ty.

  13. hello i was looking for what city i should choose in the location when applying for US visa, i was planning to go to US this August. Cant find Usa in the drop down list in your website. Thank you! Hope you answer this message

  14. I was marry to a u.s citizens n the was divorce n didn't get to go to the u.s n now am trying so marry time wit my common law husband n both of us r getting refuse a visitor visa to th u.s can u plz help me am from guyana

  15. Hello US Embassy, I wanna ask something where can I download the Appointment confirmation of my "dependents" I scheduled our appointment via online and it only gave my Appointment confirmation. I hope you'll respond, Thanks!

  16. Good day! I would like to ask , how long does it take to process the administrative processing under non immigrant visa? I gave my invitation letter from my company to the consular officer and until now I haven't got my passport. I'm worried if I lost my job because it takes too long . please I need it very badly.

  17. I really need help. My boyfriend from US is planning to file me a K-1 VISA and I was told that I might need a police clearance from Saudi Arabia since I have lived there for 3 years but I have heard that there is no need to submit police clearance from certain countries like Kuwait, UEA, Saudi Arabia and Libya. PLEASE HELP ME

  18. Dear U.S . Embassy,
    I would like to ask for help what to do to get a non immigrants tourist vis for my son and nephew, I am a US residents for 6 years now and I married to a US citizen. My son is 9 years old with Philippine passport and my nephew is 15 years old with Philippine passport also. My son grow up with my sister along with all my family, my mom, brother in law and my nephew . I would like my son and my nephew to stay with me in Hawaii on their summer time . My husband is retired Hawaiian Airline pilot and I manage our own property rentals. We have 8 units for rent and we live in a beautiful place in hawaiikai along in marina area, basically I have a good life .My husband dream is to travel and that's what we do when we are free. I miss my boys they are my love of my life, my son love his cousin like a brother it is crucial for him to be apart from my nephew. I have to have my nephew to come along with my son to come to US for vacation but I am not sure if it's possible!!!! Please I need help. I already read the information how to process for non immigrants visa but it did show about getting a visa to minor non immigrants and also to get for them.I go back to Philippines very often because I fly for free from my husband benefits being a pilot. I am heading to Philippines on October on my son's birthday and I would to apply for their visa but I don't know where to start. Please let me know if possible for me to do it.
    Thank you ,
    Janita Numbers

  19. Hi. I have to ask something about my papers. Can I go to embassy to ask about it? its just a simple question about adult derivative citizenship. Thanks.

  20. I just want to ask, wala po bang konsiderasyon ang US Embassy na yan talaga??? wala po kseng blue n nk attached s confirmation appointment ng mama at uncle ko, hindi n sila pinapasok…gumastos n sila ng 14k mahigit plus gasolina pagpunta ng embassy tpos pr dun s iisang blue n sinasabi nila, hindi sila papapasukin….wla po b tlgang consideration ang US EMBASSY???? when they already have the appointment slip itself? you'll have to wait for long and pay for $160 tpos pgdating dun, isang kulang lang….hindi n papapasukin…what a messs!!!!

  21. Why is it hard to get visit visa for my mother-in-law and father-in-law, me and my wife just want them to come here and visit us, but u guys just denied them. I don't understand that. We complete everything that is supposed to do. But my mother-in-law told us just she was just asked 2 questions, 1st why she wanna go to US and she said she wanna visit her daughter(my wife) and her grand daughter, 2nd if she had a parents her in US and she answered yes her mom is in texes but her daughter is in Oklahoma. After that the guy just give it to her a yellow paper i think and it says denied. The guy didn't even explain why?

  22. Good day Ma'am/ Sir how to get non immigrant visa i'm from philippines please help me i have boyfriend from missouri i like to see him thank you and God bless.
    -Angelyn Deanon

  23. Hi sir or madam at The US embassy I need to make a report. I hope you understand. I have a friend of mine that applied for a tourist visa numerous times and they are working and is paying for the visa with her hard earned cash and everytime they apply for the visa the interviewer always mentions that she has to have family ties and she has a cousin here in the US and they just say she is denied. I mean to ask this question respectfully for if there is any misunderstanding by me as I ask this question. Can you please tell me please what can they do. Please

  24. hi mam sir how about my time 6 40 am my interview soon i need early morning to come there us embassy manila im from la union thank u

  25. Good afternoon Ma'am and Sir, Please I would like to ask if its possible to have an interview appointment while waiting for Notice of action 2 please I need your favor for me to schedule my interview appointment. Then I will pay Visa Pay at BPI through online or at Bank office. Thanks and God bless.

  26. hey SIR or madam.my name is mounir from Morocco I'm married with my wife she is lady American we have married since 6 years ago I had visited embassy US here in casablanca. For interview I had everything for papers but I had Rejection interface really I was so sad that lady not deal good with me she was not explain the question clear with me now I tell you please help me im alone I don't know what I do my wife told me I must apply the visa tourist over her to USA please I want help I need my wife I want spend my wife with her please im waiting for long time ……. I need solutions from your

  27. hey SIR or madam.my name is mounir from Morocco I'm married with my wife she is lady American we have married since 6 years ago I had visited embassy US here in casablanca. For interview I had everything for papers but I had Rejection interface really I was so sad that lady not deal good with me she was not explain the question clear with me now I tell you please help me im alone I don't know what I do my wife told me I must apply the visa tourist over her to USA please I want help I need my wife I want spend my wife with her please im waiting for long time ……. I need solutions from your

  28. They denied my sister-in-law in Colombia a tourist visa last year. It's a joke, we provide her with financial assistance to support her travel and the invitation letter. She provided all those documents including her schooling, but they didn't look at any of them they just denied her under section 214 b. So I got my revenge, I disputed their stupid fee on my credit card and won. Lol F&$& you scammers. Who gives you the right refusing my family members to come visit us.

  29. I dont think I can ever get a USA visa, however calm honest or open I be, my dream of living in america, having a family there, job and american wife I guess won't happen in this life, I want to get out of india, each day I pray to god let me go to USA, I want to be in USA terribly, I want to die as an American citizen and I want my kids to be raised in america not india, india sucks, I got my passport, just want is visa, plain tickets and call to america.

  30. how long does an administrative processing take? its already been a month and theres not a single update.

  31. this video helps a lot. I have my non migrant visa interview tomorrow and wasn't sure what to expect

  32. Do you need a visa?. Whatsapp a consular officer directly at +1(678) 453-6809 to join the group discussion and receive all the guidance you need.

  33. all lies! honesty wont get you a visa. they prefer people who will actually go there to become illegal migrants. i was invited by a long time friend to visit their farm in montana, so i went there at the embassy 2 years ago to apply for a tourist visa and presented all necessary authenticated documents. but because im probably a freelance, no business and single, i was denied. they only asked me 2 stupid questions, and didnt even answer why i was denied. i waited in line for 5 frigging hours!

  34. how about mam i'm just taking US Visa because it's need for my applying for seaman? this maybe have a problem? i have relative there in america but it's not my plan.. i'm applying US Visa because of my dream job as a Seamam

  35. hello I was applied tourist visa last week,i was not approve. the console didn't ask about the other ducuments that I have in my hand the invitation letter from my boyfriend and he's salary statement and from. my employement letter and some documents.first step wen I'm in front of the console she only ask passport.and ask some questions and just looking at computer and nothing that's it. I'm about to give my documents but says only passport to show. and after says I'm not qualified this time and give me blue paper.can u help explain? just bcoz my bf wanted one month visit that is why I'm not pass? they don't ask the documents only passport. I have lot experience job and my present is waitress. but what if example. if the applicant had experienced work in bar is it necessary to write down into the form.i think it's embarrassing, if me I rather write down my nice job in the pass and present as waitress right what u think? help me to answer?

  36. hello I was applied tourist visa last week,i was not approve. the console didn't ask about the other ducuments that I have in my hand the invitation letter from my boyfriend and he's salary statement and from. my employement letter and some documents.first step wen I'm in front of the console she only ask passport.and ask some questions and just looking at computer and nothing that's it. I'm about to give my documents but says only passport to show. and after says I'm not qualified this time and give me blue paper.can u help explain? just bcoz my bf wanted one month visit that is why I'm not pass? they don't ask the documents only passport. I have lot experience job and my present is waitress. but what if example. if the applicant had experienced work in bar is it necessary to write down into the form.i think it's embarrassing, if me I rather write down my nice job in the pass and present as waitress right what u think? help me to answer?

  37. What does "application received" mean after being in "administrative processing" for 21 days?What are they doing? What are the potential outcomes? What follows "application received"? They have had our case and documents since march. We were in "administrative processing" for the last 21 days, now is has changed.

  38. My family house was destroyed in the hurricane they lost everything they are from Roseau Dominica, they recently went to the us embassy in Barbados they were rudely denied now all 4 of them including a baby has to go back by this Monday to that destroyed country and stay in a shelter.

  39. Greetings. My fiance is very busy from his work, can i be the one to apply fiance(e) visa or K1 visa on his behalf? He is from Richland Washington USA..Thank you and hoping or the favorable response..God bless.

  40. Hi sir and ma'am my fiance apply me for fiance visa but my concern. Im so slow for English please tell me what can i do thanks .Diana

  41. Whats that? Around $32,000,000 US per year in fees? Easy to get interview, not so easy to get a visa. Long term employment with major manufacturer. Two young kids at home. All family nearby. Missed a couple days work, flights to Manila, hotels, $160 fee…. for a 30 second interview. Why are you traveling, where are you going, who is sponsoring your trip, what is your employment… denied. Basically same questions answered in the application for a 10 day visit. Nothing new or changed. No opportunity to provide documentation of ties to the community. No opportunity to prove all expenses paid including emergency funds. Just shut down real quick. So apply again? Sounds like insanity. What is really upsetting is having to jump through all the hoops only to be denied based on the same information that was in your application. I'm guessing you have to go to Manila to be denied even if disqualified based on your application? Apply again? Sounds like insanity.

  42. I’m going to have my interview in june. God help me. I should be calm but I feel kinda nervous because I’m not really confident with my english. Hehe

  43. Hi, I have read somewhere in your website that persons under 20 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, but when I come back to find that part of the page I was not able to find the said instruction… hoping for a response here! Thank you, Mabuhay!

  44. hi us embassy, I need help about my employer he said I need to pay the labor certificate that cost $400 it is true or fake? and also it is possible to deploy as nanny from philippines?

  45. If you can stablish your ties to your home country, -and you will not be another illegal immigrant to the US, That is the time you can get a US visa,–First you must be in a good financial and secured work, and a good and honest reason.

  46. question, I'll be assisting my senior citizen mom and will be applying with her since I'll be traveling with her in visiting my sister in the US. Can I go along with her or I should be on a separate interview?

  47. Special mention to the staff of u.s embassy. And..mr remittar a security guard who assisted my wife inside the embassy..he was so nice to help us .my wife suffered a severe back pain due to cramps. He approached us together with a staff (forgot to get her name)if everything was ok. He even gave a simple massage on my wife as a first aid on cramps.thank you sir and mam.btw we are so lucky that our tourist visa was granted…God bless all of you.

  48. Hi, everyone! We only answer queries on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/USEmbassyPH/. Like us on Facebook to get updates from the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines! Thank you!

  49. Hi, Everyone ! good morning . My boss and I was interviewed last 5th of October 2018. Then we got denied . My boss want to travel and stay even in Guam at least 31 days completed so that she can get the benefits of her late American Husband . My boss got very much frustrated . My boss first time ever to travel and to ride a plane . And she request me to accompany with her because she scared to travel and can't travel alone actually , even here in the Philippines she don't have experience on it . I don't know what the reason why she denied . She tell the truth and everything , even though my boss not much good in English but can understand . She received also a letter from SS department form US embassy here that she need to travel to US so that she can get the benefit . I'm just pity to my boss but there's nothing i can help , that's why i posted here maybe i can get information here .

  50. Kakadenied ko lang kahapon the consular officer looks irritable … nakaloka pangalawa na to i preferred to appear with my family … next time

  51. If you are a senior citizen, retired, not working, no business but have some cash to travel, still you are being denied to have their visas.

  52. My experience. My first 3 applications were denied. On my 4th application they gave me Single Entry. After that I applied again and it was denied again. On my 6th application they gave me a 10 – year visa, And on Sept 2017, my B1/B2 expires, I apply again they denied me twice Nov 2017 & Jun 2018. Ang problema siguro Language barrier, pag may sinabi sayo sa English, tatranslate mo pa sa tagalog tapos magiisip ka sa tagalog tapos itattranslate mo pa sa English. Hindi ko siguro masabi sa English yun sincerity kasi nga nagtatranslate kapa at kinakabahan para kasing Class Recitation sa English. Nagtataka nga ako bakit ako nadedenied may business naman ako registered lahat, maraming bansa narin napunta ko 8 countries in Europe tapos Japan, twice in HK, China, Twice in Thailand, Canada and 6 times sa US. I have properties in Filinvest, Tondo, Antipolo, Batangas, Gapan and 4 storey apartment building, 2016 Montero, 1 Motorcycle at may 8m ako sa bank, stocks and Insurance. But they didn’t bother to ask about my properties. Wala naman akong balak mag TNT kasi hindi naman ako hirap sa buhay para sumugal mag stay dun. Ayoko naman mag illegal kasi naka petition ako, mas gusto ko pa dumaan sa proseso ng petition at kuntento naman ako sa pinas kahit lahat ng kapatid at mother ko nasa ibang bansa na. May sarili akong buhay na sa pinas. Kaso nga lang single ako, wala rin akong anak hindi naman ako bakla. Presentable naman ako nasa forties na ako. Anu kaya ang problema ng US embassy sakin. Gusto ko pa mag explain kasi nga may assumption na sila na mag es stay ako. Kaso nga hindi eh. Nandun na ang evidence ng ties sa Philippines kasi nabigyan na nila ako ng 10-year visa pero umuuwi pa rin ako sa pinas. Renewal lang naman kailangan ko just to visit my mom and siblings. Siguro rin masyado ako nag eexplain iniisip siguro ng consul na defensive ako. I should be kasi nga may assumption sila na mag TNT lahat ng applicants. Dapat naman mapakinggan tayo kasi hindi biro ang $160. Mag try ulit ako this November, I’ll let you know kung denied ulit.

  53. Bakit subrang higpit, purkit ba. Yong ibang pilipino ng TNT sa labas. Idadamay din kame at pahihirapan maka kuha ng tourist visa. Para lang mabisita namen yong mga mahal namen na nasa US.

  54. Hindi nyo sinasabe yong dahilan kung bakit na denied, tapos sasabihin nyo mag re apply ulit. Tapos Denied again. Re apply again.

  55. Pumila ka nagpagka haba haba, simula labas, hanggang sa loob. Nag puyat ka para maaga ka sa interview mo. Tapos pag punta ko sa interview ko. One question lang na hindi ako naka sagot ng maayos sa subrang kaba. Denied agad.??? Hindi man lang ako nakapag explain. Na may patunay ako nababalik ako ng pilipinas. Dala ko mga live birth ng dalawang anak ko. At mga picture. Nakakalongkot at nakakadurog ng puso, 😥😥😥😥 isipin na ang dadali lang sa kanila mag Denied. Sana man lang hinayaan nila ako mag explain, at mapatunayan ko na babalik ako ng pilipinas.

  56. Parang confusing naman po sa viewers na sa start ng video naka Polo T-shirt siya from the start then pagpasok sa US Embassy naka Semi-Formal Attire na siya.

  57. Tried to have my cousin visit the US, she told she the guy never once gave her eye contact and literally spent 15 seconds on her application and denied her with no explanation. Boy, as an American I wish I would have been there to try that crap in front of me.

  58. This is the VIDEO that non-immigrant applicants should really watch! This video helped me become well-informed and well-prepared about how things will turn out in the embassy. This is the BRIEFEST summary of everything you need! Please don't lurk so much on the negative notion about the application process and focus your energy on positivity. After all, your honesty, preparedness and modest confidence are the factors you really need to have the US visa you'd been wanting! Good luck everyone!

    (Rewatching this video again after my visa got approved this morning!)

  59. Well I like the how you give this tips to us, but however that's still make no sense since the consul is still the who holds our chances and 1 percent to get in there, give judgements about us which is not true, not a fact because they don't believe of what we say to them but they just believe of they believe and feeling.

  60. If my partner made a mistake on the ds160 does it affect the outcome if she corrects the mistake in the first stage

  61. I have some doubts about H4 visa can you help me please. After I got a visa H1B I married, what is the procedure for my wife to get a visa, how long it can last ?

  62. hi have a good day can i ask if i can apply now a non immigrant visa to USA, my husband he did apply already the petition for me , my question is i can apply here in manila US embassy for non immigrant visa while we are waiting my petition approve?

  63. Kung nagbabalak din kayong mag TNT dito warning lang wag niyo ng ituloy kasi sayang lang pagod niyo. Sobrang higpit na dito because of Trump policies. Kung makakakuha man kayong trabaho ay yung under the table at siguradong mag tatake advantage ang mag eemploy sa inyo.

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