US Embassy in Manila: All US visa interviews suspended

The United States Embassy in the Philippines has canceled all scheduled immigrant and nonimmigrant visa interviews until May 31 because the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was extended to May 15.

In a statement, the US Embassy said they will resume routine visa services “as soon as possible” but are unable to provide a specific date at the moment

The government had decided to extend the imposition of an enhanced community quarantine all over Luzon in order to control the further transmission of the novel coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.

But the US Embassy advised applicants that once the quarantine period ends, they may reschedule their visa interviews through +63 (2) 7792-8988 and +63 (2) 8548-8223, or through the online appointment system at

It guaranteed that candidates would not be charged for their arrangement change, in any event, taking note of that visa application expenses are “valid for one year in the country where the fee was paid.”

“There is no fee to change an appointment and visa application fees are valid for one year in the country where the fee was paid,”

On Friday, President Duterte ordered the extension of the ECQ in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and other “high risk” area in Luzon until May 15, 2020.

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