Business/Tourist (B1/B2) Visa Interviews Cancelled Through September 30, 2021

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The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines announced that it has canceled visa interview appointments for B1/B2 visa applicants through September 30, 2021. This cancellation was made in response to the continued significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Interview waiver renewals are not affected by this cancellation.

According to the U.S. Embassy applicants who were affected by this cancellation may request for a rescheduling of their appointment interview by contacting the Embassy once routine visa services resume but not at this time.  There is no fee to change an appointment. In fact, validity of the visa fee payment (MRV fees) is extended until September 30, 2022. Hence, there is no need to pay for a new fee when rescheduling a visa appointment.

Other non-immigrant or temporary visa interviews will continue as U.S. Embassy continues to prioritize travelers with urgent (i.e., matter of life and death) travel needs, foreign diplomats and certain mission critical categories of travelers, such as students and exchange visitors (F-1, M-1 and J-1) and temporary employment visas (H-1B, H2B and L nonimmigrants.

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