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  • Hi Maria,

    To make a specific inquiry into your case, please contact The NIV staff can updated you.

    For more information about section 221(g) and what it means, please visit the website below:

    Sincerely, Admin CONS2

  • Thank you for the information, I already send an email and hopefully I will receive a response from them soon!. thank you!

  • Good day!

    I just want to ask if how often do they update the case status of those who fall under administrative processing, the last one is May 29,2012. Thank you!

  • Hi Maria Mxylynda,

    We update the website every two weeks. Admin NIV2

  • Good Day,

    MyC1/D visa is about to expire on January 2013, I would like to inquire the procedures for renewivvng my visa and what is the average waiting period to obtain an "interview date" as of this month. Thank You for giving attention to my inquiry.

  • Good Day!

    I had my interview in the US embassy last April 2, 2012 for a renewal of C1/D visa and was given a 221(g) letter and until now I have never receive any call yet from the embassy. I already emailed last week for the update but no response yet from them. Hoping that a good news will come sooner.

  • Hi Bernie,

    In case your application is still in process, please send your inquiry to Thanks. Admin NIV2

  • Gud day Ma'am/Sir, I've already applied for my c1/d visa and my company already passed my application. I have a question regarding with my application. Im an electrician cadet. In our batch 17 have already applied for us visa including me. Now they already have a schedule for an interview except me. Ma'am/Sir what are the possible reason why the us embassy have not yet given me a schedule for an interview?

    Thank you Ma'am/Sir.

  • Hello Lance,

    You may book an appointment by calling (02) 982-5555 and (02) 902-8930. The call center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, Manila time, except on U.S. and Philippine holidays. Appointments can also be booked online through I hope this is helpful. Many thanks - Admin NIV 6.

  • Good day,

    Is there anyway to know the status of my C1/D visa application? I had my interview last July 5 and was given a green form (221g) and advised that my application needs administrative review and will be called once the review is done, but until now I haven't receive any call. Will you be so kind to help me know where to find or have any idea about the status of my application?

    Thank you very much for your time.

    Best regards

  • Greetings,

    I am Michael Enriquez Flores. May I request to follow – up my Visa Application in your good office. I received a document green form with administrative one week after my last interview (July 16, 2012). It is already three months after I received the document and unfortunately I wasn’t able to receive any status of my application in your good office.

    This is my third time to renew my Visa and this is my second time to encounter this kind of problem, but the last time I renewed it took only a week but now its already running three months.

    Hopefully I can receive a response in my case.

    Respectfully Yours,

    Michael E. Flores

    Visa Applicant

  • Good day,

    Is there a possibility for your application to reach a year if it falls under administrative review? And if your application reach 1 year pending, does this mean your application has been denied?

    Thank you for your time.

    Best regards,


  • Hi Michael,

    Happy new year! Should you have questions regarding your application, please send it via email to Thanks. Admin NIV2

  • Buzz,

    Should you have questions regarding your application, please send it via email to Thanks and happy new year! Admin NIV2

  • Good day,

    I am Percival Santos Sumer. May i follow up my Visa application, Ill file my application last January 7, 2014..

    thank you and god bless to your embassy.

    Respectfully yours,

    Percival S. Sumer

    Visa Applicant

  • Hello Perci,

    Thank you for your message.

    Please email your concern to


    Admin NIV6

  • Good Day,

    I am Jerielle Orpilla Apellido. I have LOST US VISA Issued on NOVEMBER 21,2008,Expiration NOVEMBER 19,2013.Place of Issue Nicosia Cyprus.Visa type C1/D.Passport Number VV0071593.May I ask to your Good Office,What is the requirement,and what can I do to My LOST US VISA.

    Thank You and God Bless to your Embassy.

  • Hi, Jerielle.

    Thank you for your inquiry.

    If your valid US visa was lost or not in your possession anymore, please send a copy of the affidavit of loss or police report to the issuing Post (Cyprus - and also send a copy to US Embassy Manila's Fraud Prevention Unit.

    The document/s may be sent to US Embassy Manila's Fraud Prevention Unit through any of the following:

    · Fax number: (02) 708-9720

    · E-mail:

    · Postal Address: Fraud Prevention Unit, American Embassy Manila, Roxas Boulevard, Ermita, Manila 1001

    Please note that there is no automatic replacement of lost visas. If you intend to travel to the United States at any time in the future, you will need to file a new application for a nonimmigrant visa. The procedure and requirements are provided on our website,

    Rest assured that all visa applications are given full and judicious consideration in accordance with existing United States law and visa regulations.

    We hope this information helps.


    Admin NIV7

  • 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.

  • Good day!

    I just want to ask if how often do they update the case status of those who fall under administrative processing, the last one is December 4.2017. Thank you!