Immigrant Visa Disclaimer Notice
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The visa appointment system is intended for eligible applicants who have not yet been interviewed, or who were not able to meet their original appointment dates or received notification that they must schedule an appointment.
If you meet any of the following conditions, do not schedule an immigrant visa interview appointment:
- You have been interviewed and informed by a consular officer that you are ineligible to receive an immigrant or a K visa.
- You are the principal beneficiary and have failed to reschedule your visa interview appointment within a year from the original appointment date.
- You are the principal beneficiary and have failed to contact or communicate with the Embassy for more than a year from the time you were informed that your case is ready for final processing.
- You are a K2 derivative applicant and have failed to apply for a visa within a year from the time of the principal beneficiary’s visa issuance.
- Your case is not current for processing based on the current cut-off dates. This includes retrogressed cases.
- Your case is still with the National Visa Center (NVC).
- You have not received instructions from the Embassy or NVC that you may schedule an interview.
- Aged-out FTJ children applying for the first time under CSPA.
- FTJ cases (spouse or children) whose principal applicant adjusted status in the U.S.
- If you wish to apply for Returning Resident status.
- If you are an SB1 visa applicant without a case number.
If your case falls under any of the above conditions, you may send an email to the Embassy at IVManilaReplies@state.gov to confirm the status of your visa petition.
- I do not meet any of the conditions listed above, and I wish to schedule an immigrant visa appointment.
USCIS Immigrant Fee
Effective December 23, 2016, all individuals issued immigrant visas overseas must pay a $165.00 USCIS Immigrant Fee before traveling to the United States. Only prospective adoptive parents whose child(ren) is/are entering the United States under either the Orphan or Hague Process, Iraqi and Afghan special immigrants who were employed by the U.S. government, returning residents, and those issued K visas are exempt from the new fee. The below USCIS website has more details on the new fee, including contact information for USCIS, if there are further questions: www.USCIS.gov/immigrantfee