How to APPLY for a USA Nonimmigrant visa for Filipinos-Manila Philippines

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How to APPLY for a USA Nonimmigrant visa for Filipinos-Manila Philippines

So you are dreaming to have this American dream vacation?

Here’s my guide in applying for a USA VISA for Filipinos,

I will try my best to be as straightforward as possible here.

First, be sure you are patient to go through all the procedures of application

Second, there are no shortcuts as every process takes time and focus to comply.

Third,  have a very strong reason why they should grant you one.

HOW TO APPLY for a USA VISA (detailed)

  1. GET a passport! – get a passport first before you dare to apply online and submit your application form and pay your visa fees. They will need your passport in the day of your interview so do this first.


PASSPORT – The passport must be in good condition, i.e., photo lamination is undamaged, and all passport pages are intact.” Applicants must also present all previously issued passports or notarized affidavits of loss, if applicable.” –


  1. Take your photo (professional photos only- NO CAM photos please!)



 One 2″ x 2″ standard photo.  The photo must be:

In color

2″ x 2″ in size

Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance

The ears should be exposed, if local or religious custom does not prohibit.

Taken in front of a plain white background

Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera

With a neutral facial expressionand both eyes open

  1. Apply for a nonimmigrant visa ONLINE- yes you need computer for this! They don’t have walk-in applicants in the embassy every application should be done online and please answer everything in ENGLISH ( native language is NOT APPLICABLE)!


Go to this URL:


You need to know what kind of visa you want to apply

So please read this:


STEP 1: click your location , enter the code shown and click test PHOTO


STEP 3 start an application

  1. answer security question
  2. answer personal info 1 click save
  3. answer personal info 2 click save then next
  4. answer address and phone info
  5. answer passport ( use regular)
  6. answer travel info purpose TEMP business pleasure visitor specify it to tourism/medical be honest about your intended arrival date and the length of stay.
    you need to have US address too and indicate who will pay for your trip you have 3 options self, other person (indicate all info or other company info) 
  7. answer travel companions
  8. answer previous US travel info
  9. answer us point of contact info
  10. answer family info /relatives 
    Important: Do you have any immediate relatives, not including parents, in the United States?
    please answer YES!! (you should have one or you’ll look a bit suspicious.)
  11. answer present work education training and organization
  12. Briefly describe your duties
    tip: Remember this answer (for your interview) 
  13. Answer Security background part 1-5
  14. Confirm photo
  15. Review all info you have input
  16. Sign and submit


you will receive a confirmation EMAIL 😉

After this, you will need to pay the amount of US VISA type to be able to get a specific date of interview.

  • Tip:There’s a lot of individual application so if you plan to be in USA on JUL you should have applied and scheduled your interview already by APR-MAR to guarantee that you can fly by JUL.

I went to BPI and paid my non-immigrant visa fee and it’s easy as  you just have to make sure you have with you your printed US visa fee deposit slip


Take the printed deposit slip with you to pay your fee and then you will receive an appointment email confirmation!

For brief payment details and updated us deposit slip click this link:

For any questions just feel free to write your comments in the comment box section below!

for my next blog entry…

I’ll be teaching you how to prepare for your VISA INTERVIEW to get a 10 yr multiple entry 😉