How To Apply For A US Fiance Visa (K-1)

You can gain US citizenship by marrying a US citizen; and you can enter US territories through the power of a K-1 visa. A K-1 visa permits foreign-citizen fiance to travel to the US and marry his or her US citizen sponsor within 90 days upon arrival. How do I apply for a K-1 visa?Continue reading “How To Apply For A US Fiance Visa (K-1)”

Is The US Embassy In Manila Currently Accepting Tourist Visa Applications?

The quick answer to this question is “no”. According to the website of the US Embassy in Manila, there is a wait time of 447 calendar days to get an appointment for an interview for a tourist visa application. The Consular Section only provides service to “urgent” and emergency cases — more specifically described asContinue reading “Is The US Embassy In Manila Currently Accepting Tourist Visa Applications?”

Social Media Details Are Now Required When Applying For A US Visa

Have you heard the news? The US Embassy now requires US visa applicants to disclose their social media presence and list down all the platforms that they are using or have used in the past five years.  And although they will not ask you for your password, you will be required to provide your usernameContinue reading “Social Media Details Are Now Required When Applying For A US Visa”

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”