US Embassy cancels all visa interview appointments anew

Published June 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin


By Roy Mabasa

The United States Embassy in Manila on Thursday cancelled anew all immigrant and nonimmigrant visa interviews scheduled through July 3 due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) community quarantine measures currently being implemented to mitigate the spread of the pandemic.

US Embassy along Roxas Boulevard in Manila.  (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)
US Embassy along Roxas Boulevard in Manila.

“We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. We appreciate your patience and understanding,” the US Embassy said in a statement posted on its Facebook account.

On May 20 and 28, the US Embassy made similar announcements indefinitely suspending all US visa interview schedules amid the implementation of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) status in the entire Luzon and other key cities and provinces in the country.

On June 1, 2020, Metro Manila has shifted to general community quarantine (GCQ), a more relaxed status that allows flexible movement of people within their respective areas and the opening of essential industries and businesses.

After the community quarantine is lifted in Metro Manila, the US Embassy advised all affected applicants to reschedule their visa interviews through the Embassy call center by phone at +63 (2) 7792-8988 or +63 (2) 8548-8223, or through the online appointment system at

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