For the numerous island nature of Philippine the United States embassy in manila launched the virtual presence post in Davao to allow Americans who reside there to perform many services through the embassy virtual present and also allows Philippians to know about their visas too. So it will be of a great benefit to review the information of the embassy to know what can be done through it for both nationalities
The American citizens section
That’s the department of the consulate that does serve the American presence in Philippine . For example: they can order forms for issuing passports, renew their passports, add extra visa pages, extend their passport validity, report stolen passports and green cards and fill these forms then a counselor officer visits Davao to collect these forms and applications in scheduled times . Beside passport services the consulate (VPP) offers useful information on services like birth registration of Americans s, notary services for documents in order to be used in the United States, reporting of death of Americans and. One of the important services that the consulate (VPP) does is the voting service for Americans s overseas.
Along with the services the consulate provides the Americans s with very useful information about medical care and where they can find hospitals and doctors in Philippine also the consulate provides the citizens with list of attorneys if needed in any case. The consulate offers help in cases of emergency by providing phone number to report your emergency to the duty officer in charge.
For the Philippians, the consulate (VPP) gear them with all the regulation that they have to go through for their visa to be issued
Visa waiver program: visiting of the united states for less than 90 days for business & pleasure for certain eligible applicants does not require visa to enter the states.
So check for your case with the consulate to know if you qualify for the program or not.
Nonimmigrant visa is issued under many categories. As tourism, study, religious workers and others and you have to choose which category that you fall under. All the regulation & requirements for every category can be accessed through the consulate (VPP) then you apply to the main consulate office in Manila
Immigrant visa to the United States
Immigration to the United States is subjected to many rules and requirements. Applying to the immigrant visa is done in the physical consulate office in Manila, if you are eligible to one of the following categories: immediate relative to Americans , fiancé (e) of Americans , special immigrant and diversity lottery
The diversity lottery electronic draw is done every year on November / December based on application admitted on October of the same year according to the United States regulations stated every year for this lottery.