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last updated on 2018-07-27 by Greenbaum

Phone Number: (02) 976-8500 to 02 – for calls within the Philippines and other countries aside from mainland United States
(703) 520-2235 – for calls from mainland United States.
E-Mail: Email: For Non Immigrant inquiries (other than K visas) – consmanilaniv@state.gov For Immigrant Visa case-specific inquiries and K visas –IVManilaReplies@state.gov
Address: Embassy of the United States of America
1201 Roxas Boulevard
Ermita, Manila
Philippines 1001
Working Hours: 8 a.m. to noon. The office is closed on Filipino and American holidays.
Best Contact Method: via Phone/E-mail
Approx Waiting Time for Interview After Consulate Recieves NVC Package: Once you receive your case number from NVC then you can pay your interview fee, complete your DS-160, schedule your interview (normally within 30 days you will have the interview date). If you wait for the Embassy to contact you to start scheduling you would have wasted an additional 30 days.
Issues Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains: https://ph.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/fiancee-visa/the-interview/
 
Here is the Packet 3 letter.
 
https://ph.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/82/2016/08/K1-and-K2-Applicant-Interview-Preparation-Instructions-08112016-English-336KB.pdf
Issues Packet 4? No
Packet 4 Contents (if known): *Packet 4 is delivered from the Embassy.

For K Visa applicants:
- Appointment letter and interview
- DS-166 form
- I-199 form

CR1/IR1:
- Appointment letter for interview
- Instructions for medical exam
Forms to Consulate? The Embassy does not want any forms sent to them. They want the applicant to hand carry the medical record and all the required documents from the checklist.
Other Forms (if any)? None.

Direct Consular Filing Offered? Yes
If DCF Allowed: For all or only US citizen lawfully resident in country? All
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend interview? Yes
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"? Advance
Did embassy schedule interview or could you walk-in? Embassy Scheduled
Visa issued same day? No
If not what's the waiting period? 5-7 days turnaround after interview and approval.
Is the Medical exam same day as interview? Prior to Interview
Cost of Medical Exam? 17,025 PHP for adults. 9,583 PHP children ages 14 and below (10/01/2017)
List of doctors? St. Luke's
1177 J. Bocobo Street
Ermita, Manila
tel.: 520-0213 and 520-8629
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical? 2
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview? 1
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview? If you have an appointment you can get there about 15 min before the interview and it will take about 2 hours from the time you get your ticket number to finish. Sometimes that varies depending on a number of factors. But 2-3 hours is safe.
Vaccination requirements? https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/exams/ti/civil/vaccination-civil-technical-instructions.html#tbl1
Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate? CHEAP AND ADEQUATE:

Paragon- no breakfast, building shared with offices(same elevator)
hard beds- Pinoy style..closest to SLEC
Swagman- nice rooms, a bit on the sleazy side
dont let your fiancee go alone! LOL!

MODERATE PRICE:

Casa Bocopo- simple Filipino breakfast
comfortable rooms, Boutique style
close to SLEC and Rizal Park

ABOVE AVERAGE:

City Garden Suites- good breakfast
wide variety of room types
close to Embassy

Best Western La Corona- good quality rooms
full faclities, nice breakfast, room service
on premise restaurant...try the Pizza!
close to Embassy
Additional Info? NAIA info:
recommend you use AirAsia into Terminal 4
..not CP into Terminal 3 as its longer from and to Emrita

Dont bother waiting on line for the White Taxis...
its a ripoff....350P on average from there pre-selected fare
Take the metered yellow Airport taxis...should be 250-300P only
...even just 200P if light traffic from T4.


Recent Visa Approvals


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K1 Visa (2018-11-15)
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K1 Visa (2018-11-14)
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K1 Visa (2018-11-08)
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K1 Visa (2018-11-05)
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K1 Visa (2018-10-30)
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IR-5 Visa (2018-10-29)
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K1 Visa (2018-10-29)
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K1 Visa (2018-10-29)
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K1 Visa (2018-10-26)
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K1 Visa (2018-10-26)

Upcoming Interviews


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IR-1/CR-1 Visa (2018-11-16)
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F-2A Visa (2018-11-19)
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IR-1/CR-1 Visa (2018-11-20)
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IR-1/CR-1 Visa (2018-11-23)
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K1 Visa (2018-11-23)
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IR-2 Visa (2018-11-26)
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K1 Visa (2018-11-27)
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K3 Visa (2018-11-27)
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K1 Visa (2018-11-27)
Danny & Yuns
K1 Visa (2018-11-27)