Passport Validity Extension: Approved by Congress!

In June 2016, we shared the news on the government’s proposal to extend Passport and Driver’s License validity from 5 years and 3 years respectively, to 10 years for both.  Fast forward to eight months from the time the news broke out, the House of Representatives have submitted their approval to extend the lifespan ofContinue reading “Passport Validity Extension: Approved by Congress!”

U.S. WORK VISA: Supporting Documents for You and Your Dependents

When you have successfully scheduled your appointment at the U.S. Embassy, you may begin preparing additional documents that can support your reason for entering the U.S.  The Consular Officer who will be assigned to interview you may or may not ask for these documents but it is best that you have it with you. WhatContinue reading “U.S. WORK VISA: Supporting Documents for You and Your Dependents”

U.S. Work Visa: Requirements and Application Procedures

For the hard-working Pinoy, no international country is ever too far to reach if it means earning more for their families.  The United States is a country rich in opportunities for professional and skilled Filipino workers.  That is why it is a favorite destination among those who prefer to live and work abroad to supportContinue reading “U.S. Work Visa: Requirements and Application Procedures”

U.S. Work Visa: Work Descriptions and Applicant Qualifications

Filipinos who wish to work (legally!) in the United States must have a valid Work Visa issued by the U.S. Embassy.  There are several types of work visas available for Pinoys; these are based on the kind of job they applied and qualified for. Keep in mind that work visas are applied and processed onlyContinue reading “U.S. Work Visa: Work Descriptions and Applicant Qualifications”

U.S. Fiance Visa: Quick Application Guide

Filipinos who wish to travel to the U.S. with the purpose of marrying their U.S. citizen fiancé must secure a K-1 visa from the U.S. Embassy.  This is otherwise known as a Fiance Visa. Here is a summary of the application process as well as the list of documents needed to file the petition: StepContinue reading “U.S. Fiance Visa: Quick Application Guide”

U.S. Visa: Denied! Common Reasons Why Pinoys are Denied a U.S. Visa

After you have successfully set an appointment online for your interview at the U.S. Embassy, you are one step closer (or farther!) from your objective of setting foot in the land of the free and the home of the brave.  Here comes the inevitable question: will you be granted a U.S. Visa? According to recentContinue reading “U.S. Visa: Denied! Common Reasons Why Pinoys are Denied a U.S. Visa”

Guide to Applying for a U.S. Tourist Visa Online

To travel to the United States, a Filipino must be granted one of two Visa types available to Pinoys: a Nonimmigrant Visa or an Immigrant Visa. Nonimmigrant Visas are for travelers who wish to enter the United States and stay there for a definite period of time.  It is given to Pinoys who wish toContinue reading “Guide to Applying for a U.S. Tourist Visa Online”

PSA Documents Re-verification for US Visa Applications

When applying for an Immigrant Visa to the U.S., an applicant may be required to submit additional documents to establish his eligibility. If this happens, the applicant is essentially “denied” under Section 221 (g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. There are no prescribed lists of documents you will be asked to submit; you willContinue reading “PSA Documents Re-verification for US Visa Applications”