U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Update

Travel Specialist Administrator News

covid-19 advisory

As of 18 March 2020 at 7:58AM GMT+8

The Government of the Philippines has imposed a strict quarantine across Luzon and particularly Metro-Manila as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19. Due to these circumstances, all visa appointments have been postponed pending further notice; please do not attempt to travel to the Embassy.

All visa applicants should monitor their email (specifically, the email address you provided at the time you made your appointment) for updates. Although we are operating at an extremely reduced staffing level due to the current conditions, the American Citizen Services Unit will address the needs of U.S. citizens as much as possible. However, nonessential services have been postponed pending further notice. For emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact ACSinfoManila@state.gov. For updates on U.S. Embassy operations and consular services, keep following @USEmbassyPH on Facebook and Twitter, or send an email to the Consular Section at:


  • For U.S. citizen assistance or emergency: ACSinfoManila@state.gov
  • For Immigrant Visas (family, employment, and fiancé(e) visas): IVManilaReplies@state.gov
  • For Nonimmigrant Visas (tourist, business, and student visas): CONSManilaNIV@state.gov
  • U.S. Embassy Hotline: +(632) 5301-2000