MANILA United States
There has been no change in US visa policy for Philippine citizens wishing to travel to the United States. The Philippines has not been added to the list of countries eligible for participation in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). If there are any changes regarding VWP-participant countries, the information will be reflected on this website.
Call Center Hours And Contact Information
The Embassy’s call center numbers for information and appointment scheduling are: (02) 976-8500 to 02. For calls from mainland or continental United States, dial (703) 520-2235. The call center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Manila time, Monday through Friday.
Appointments can also be scheduled online at
Electronic Devices Not Permitted on Embassy Grounds
For the safety and security of all applicants and employees, visa applicants are NOT PERMITTED to bring the following into the Embassy:
- any kind of electronic and battery-operated devices (mobile phone, digital camera, laptop, music player, portable game consoles such as PSP, USB thumb drive, mobile tablet, etc.)
- lighter and any flame-generating device
- sharp objects
- any device with an On/Off switch
Applicants who bring such devices will be denied entry and will be requested to book a new interview appointment.
Please make arrangements to leave your electronic equipment in a safe location off Embassy grounds BEFORE your interview appointment. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation.