Business Visas

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  • Hi, good day. I just wanna know the stand of the embassy in my situation. I got approved for a 5 day business visa on a specific date. Unfortunately my employer changed their mind and will send me for training in a later date. Will I have problems re-applying for another visa?

  • Hello. Good day. My father’s E-2 visa expired last month while still in the US, however, his I-94 is still valid until Dec 2013. Is it possible for him to renew his visa in the US? If yes, where in the US and what would be the procedure? Thank you very much.

  • @Tharina Baraquia

    Hi Tharina,

    As long as your father is in status according to the Department of Homeland Security and the I-94, he is fine. It is not possible to renew a visa inside the U.S. If your father will be making a trip outside the U.S., he should plan on renewing his visa at that time so that he can re-enter the U.S. once the trip is finished.

    I hope that helps.

    Sincerely, Admin CONS2

  • Hermin Ignacio:

    You may apply for another B-1 visa. The procedures are the same as your recent application. It is always during the interview that a consular officer will determine the eligibility for a new nonimmigrant visa. Thanks. Admin NIV2

  • Hi good day! I just want to inquire How many days will my B1 visa will be delivered. I got approved on last April 17. I am scheduled to travel this April 29. Thank you very much!!

  • Hi John,

    There is no specific timeframe for the application's completion. You may also check your case status by calling the NIV at 3012104 between 8-10 am or 1 to 3 pm. Thanks. NIV Admin2

  • Good day. I am a holder of a Permanent Resident Card under INS A#047-870-800 which expired last September 14, 2011. Instead of renewing it I decided to apply for a non-immigrant B1/2 visa card. I was scheduled for my interview on May 11, 2012 at 7.30 in the morning. May I please know if I should surrender first my green card before my interview or I may surrender it after my interview.

    Thank you.

  • Hi Arlene. During your interview, the consular officer would provide instructions re. need to surrender your green card. Thanks. Admin NIV2

  • Good Day!

    Just wanted to inquire re: B1 Visa, what if my company would want to send me to US, Would my chances be high if I'm female and single. Haven't traveled outside PH (but has scheduled trip to SG to visit BF). And if i apply, it would be my second time around. I got declined the first time and received the blue form. My company really needs me to go to help them assist our clients in our production. Hope you could help me. Thanks!

  • @Liza Requinala

    Hi Liza,

    Please see the website below which discusses INA 214(b) and evidence which may be helpful in overcoming the presumption of immigrant intent. Since you have applied before, you should read the bottom of the blue letter which states:

    "You are welcome to apply again for a non-immigrant visa. U.S. law does not restrict reapplications. W appreciate the effort and cost to you to apply for a non-immigrant visa. Therefore, we recommend that you re-apply only if (1) you have additional information not presented at the interview that supports a claim of non-immigrant status, or (2) your economic or family situation has significantly changed, or (3) your purpose of travel to the U.S. has changed."

    Please review these resources and do a self-assessment to see if it is worth your time and money to re-apply. I hope that helps.

    Sincerely, Admin CONS2

  • @Admin CONS2

    Hi and thanks for the speedy reply! But I got follow-up questions.

    In the blue form, it states that i did not established that i'm qualified for any of the NIV categories. Is it safe to assume that the consul thought i should have applied for another type of immigrant Visa? How can i established that if we have discussed purely about my company. I know its a interview based adjudication but would it be rude to say it even if he is not asking about it next time around?

    Another question, my company is just starting up. Our client had decided to support the travel, allowance and lodging expenses just to expedite the process. Should we get the B1/B2 NIV or another type of visa?


  • Hi Liza,

    Even if your company would sponsor your trip, the consular officer would still take a look if you have compelling reasons to return back to the Philippines, or strong ties to compel return after your trip. You may apply for a B-1 visa

    ( Business visa) or reapply for a B1/B2 visa ( business/Pleasure) but there's no guarantee of approval. Again, during your interview, the interviewing consular officer would evaluate your ties to the Philippines. The application procedures are the same.

    For application procedures, please see

    Should you have further questions, please send your inquiry to

    Thank you. Admin NIV2

  • Hi Admin NIV2

    Thanks! Will definitely try our luck again.

    By the way, the #VisaHour for NIV last May 25 2012 was very helpful. Kudos!

  • Hi,

    I recently got approved for a Single entry B1 Visa valid until Nov 14, 2012. It's for a company sponsored training. The annotation says 10-28 Sept. San Francisco. My question is, am I not allowed to visit another state during this time? The 3 week training is divided into 3 parts, 1 module for each week and there's a probability that the 3rd module can be taken remotely. If this will be allowed, our company is considering letting us decide if we want to stay in SFO or a relative in the US if we have. Would the annotation restrict me in SFO and be questioned in the airport if I decide to fly domestic?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Hello there,

    I am applying for a Visa to attend the Shepherd's Conference on March. I have paid the Visa fee thru BPI already yesterday Jan 14, 2013 9:58am. I have been trying eversince to schedule an appointment but can't get thru. Your system keeps on saying that I have the wrong Visa Control Number. I have tried every number that is on the receipt that BPI gave me, as well as my passport number but to no avail.

    I have applied last year to go to the same conference but was denied. I am using the same DS-160 number since I know you could reuse it in reapplying. Could you help me out.


  • Hi,

    I have a domestic employee with a B1 visa who is resigning. I would like to have his B1 visa cancelled since my name is in his visa and might use it for other purposes. Is there a procedure that I have to follow?

  • Romero Venus,

    Please send an email to Thanks. Admin NIV2

  • Dear Service Representative,

    In my first application at, I mistakenly entered Fiji instead of the Philippines. I just made my payments just this afternoon and I can't proceed with the application for expedited appointments as the application is listed as an applicant in Fiji. I tried to look if it could be edited but there are no options. I made another account with my secondary email but the program says I can't proceed as the details of my new account is indeed similar to my first (and old) account.

    Please help me change the location my application (profile with the username "") from FIJI to the correct location, PHILIPPINES.

    Praying for your immediate response. Thank you very much!

  • Lornito,

    Our call center can best assist you with scheduling concerns. Please ask assistance by calling (02) 9825555 or (02) 9028930. Thanks. Admin NIV2

  • Erwin Rita,

    I hope you were able to make the necesary ammendments to your application form. Admin NIV2

  • I already emailed them! And they responded immediately! Thanks! :)

  • hi..i would to confirm the legality of this document sent to me your office. Liberty Pathways,, an sponsor in USA applied for me.

    Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application (DS-160)


    This confirms the submission of the Nonimmigrant visa application for:

    Note: Electronically submitting your DS-160 online application is the FIRST STEP in the visa application process. The next step is to review the internet page of the embassy or consulate where you plan to apply for your visa. Most visa applicants will need to schedule a visa interview, though some applicants may qualify for visa renewal. The embassy or consulate information may include specific local instructions about scheduling interv YOU MUST BRING the confirmation page and the following document(s) with you at all steps during the application process:


    You may also provide any additional documents you feel will support your case.

    Applicant photo

    Name Provided: Date Of Birth: Place of Birth: Gender:




    Location Selected:

    MNL U.S. Embassy Manila Consular Section 1201 Roxas Boulevard Manila, Philippines 1000

    Country/Region of Origin (Nationality) :


    Passport Number: Purpose of Travel: Completed On: Confirmation No:





    Version 01.02.01


    YOU MUST SUBMIT the confirmation page with a clear and legible barcode at the time of your interview. If you do not have access to a printer at this time, select the option to email your confirmation page to an email address. You may print or email your application for your own records. YOU DO NOT need to submit the application at the time of the interview. Please note that you will be required to provide proof that you have paid the visa application fee and any other fees associated with your application. There may be other fees associated with the visa application process. Please check your country's Reciprocity Schedule for any other fees you may owe. If you have further questions, or to find out how to contact the Consular Post, please go to or .

    NOTE: The photo you have submitted with your visa application did not meet the quality standards specified in the instructions on photo submission for visa applicants. Please have new photos taken, specifically following the photo guideline instructions on

    NOTE: Unless exempt from an interview, you will be required to sign your application by providing a biometric signature, i.e. your fingerprint before a consular officer. By providing this biometric signature you are certifying under penalty of perjury that you have read and understood the questions in your nonimmigrant visa application and that all statements that appear in your nonimmigrant visa application have been made by you an You electronically signed your application on 6/5/2013 11:04:03 PM EST. You were required to electronically sign your application yourself, unless otherwise exempt by regulation, even if the application was prepared by someone other than yourself. Your electronic signature certifies that you have read and understood the questions in this application and that your answers are true and correct to the best of your knowledge and belief. T The information that you have provided in your application and other information submitted with your application may be accessible to other government agencies having statutory or other lawful authority to use such information, including for law enforcement and immigration law enforcement purposes. The photograph that you provide with your application may be used for employment verification or other U.S. law purposes.

  • Hi Den,

    In order to make sure that you are following the correct and updated application procedure, please refer to US Embassy Manila's official webpage on nonimmigrant visas:

    Thanks. Admin NIV2

  • Hello, I would like to know if it is considered rude or unacceptable to dispense an information that I believe will support my case/ties to home country during the interview when the officer was not asking for them? Thank you.

  • Hi, I am applying for a business visa and will be having my interview on Thursday but i lost the hard copy of the application slip that I used for the bank payment.

    I saved a soft copy of it that I can reprint. Will this suffice when they check my documents on the day of the interview? thank you

  • Hi,

    Question, My passport will expire on March 2017 but I already renew it, it will be available on December 28, and my old passport is still active. I just want to ask if I can put my old passport details so that I can schedule an appointment on 1st week of January. I just need a visa on January.

    Thank you,

  • NOTICE: We would like to let everyone know that The Visa Wall will be closing down on March 3, 2017. We recommend that you post your unanswered inquiries through our other communication channels.

    For GENERAL INQUIRIES, including how to schedule an appointment with one of our consular units, send us a PRIVATE MESSAGE on Facebook. For privacy reasons, we cannot handle personal information or address case-specific inquiries via Facebook.

    All case-specific inquiries from U.S. citizens, visa applicants, petitioners and authorized representatives should be directed to the following communication channels:

    • ACSInfoManila@State.Gov for Consular Record of Birth Abroad (CRBA) and Derivative U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Passports, Notary and other Overseas Services for U.S. Citizens.

    • ConsManilaNIV@State.Gov for Nonimmigrant Visas (i.e. Business, Exchange Visits, Student, Temporary Employment, Tourist).

    • IVManilaReplies@State.Gov for Immigrant and Fiancé(e) Visas.

    You may also contact the Visa Information and Appointment Service center at (632) 976-8500, (632) 976-8501 or (632) 976-8502 for general visa inquiries including how to schedule a visa interview appointment.

    We recommend that you visit our website at for comprehensive information on all consular services of the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines.