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This post has nothing to do with me, I'm just asking the question for a friend.

She is a Philippines citizen who was working in UAE. She got a 10 year B1/B2 tourist visa from the US Embassy in UAE while working there. She is now home in the Philippines. Now she is planning to visit America. Does it matter that she will be travelling here from the Philippines instead of the UAE where the visa was issued?

I wouldn't think it would matter since she already has a valid visa to come here.

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No. It doesn't matter.


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Doesn't matter. The embassy in the UAE, Manila, and all other US embassies and consulates are all Dept. of State. The visa was issued by the Dept. of State and is valid regardless of where in the world she departs from.

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This post has nothing to do with me, I'm just asking the question for a friend.

She is a Philippines citizen who was working in UAE. She got a 10 year B1/B2 tourist visa from the US Embassy in UAE while working there. She is now home in the Philippines. Now she is planning to visit America. Does it matter that she will be travelling here from the Philippines instead of the UAE where the visa was issued?

I wouldn't think it would matter since she already has a valid visa to come here.

It doesn't matter where the visa was issued. The Customs and Border Patrol officer at the airport may ask her where she is currently living and working in order to confirm that she will in fact return toe the Philippines, but this is unlikely. Technically, a visa does not guarantee you admission to the US, but again, she'll probably be fine.

I had a US visa (not a tourist visa) issued in Canada a long time ago, even though I never lived there... I just went there for three days to renew my US visa. Oddly enough, the only person who ever asked me about it was a British airport agent in London, who wanted to know why I didn't just get my US visa in the US. I told him that they don't have US consulates or embassies in the US and he said "Oh, right, that makes sense" and laughed!

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