The USCIS Manila Field Office accepts and adjudicates U.S. immigration benefits filed by residents of: The Philippines, New Guinea, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Wallis, Futuna, New Caledonia, Pitcairn Island, Overseas French territories of French Polynesia, and most island nations in the Pacific region that are not covered by the other Field Offices in the Bangkok District.
We are located at the American Embassy Compound on Roxas Boulevard, on the 2nd floor of the New Annex (NOX1) Building. Please use the public entrance access.
The office is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. The office is closed on Philippine and American holidays.
We maintain a public information window (Window #25) in the Immigrant Visa Unit. Arrive early to ensure a place in line. Take a number (one per family) and have a seat in the waiting room. Inquiries are answered and requests processed in the order received.
For General inquiries in Tagalog or English
(63)(2) 301-2000, extension 2224 (within the Philippines and from the US)
If calling from the United States, please dial 011 first.
Please contact us by phone.
Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the USCIS Customer Service window. A number must first be obtained at the Embassy Information Window.
Bus and taxi service is available to Roxas Boulevard.
Fees for applications and petitions are listed in the Forms section of the USCIS website. The fees for all applications and petitions submitted to this office must be paid with: cash in U.S. dollars or the equivalent in Philippine pesos (paid to the US Embassy cashier); credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Diner's Club); U.S. Postal Money Order in the exact amount; or traveler's check (at least 60% must be paid in traveler's checks to receive change in U.S. dollars or Philippine pesos).
Immigration forms are available on the Forms section of the USCIS website.
The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy, Manila maintains a comprehensive website concerning Immigrant Visas, Nonimmigrant Visas, and American Citizen Services.
Please visit the U.S. Embassy, Manila website for information: http://manila.usembassy.gov/
U.S. citizens residing in the Philippines may file a Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) by coming to the Customer Service window on a walk-in basis. Local filing information for all other individuals may be obtained by calling the Manila Field Office.
Humanitarian Reinstatement requests are processed only for those I-130's that were filed and approved in Manila.
Section 6 of the Child Status Protection Act provides for the automatic transfer of preference categories when the parent of an unmarried son or daughter naturalizes, but also provides the unmarried son or daughter the ability to request that such transfer not occur. As of this date, the Department of State Visa Bulletin shows that visa availability in the first preference category is more current than for the second preference categories, except for beneficiaries from the Philippines. All beneficiaries in the Philippines wishing to opt out of the automatic conversion must file a request, in writing, addressed to the Field Office Director, Manila. See the memo entitled ''Section 6 of the Child Status Protection Act'' for more information.
U.S. immigration offices overseas do not accept or adjudicate Naturalization applications from U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs). See the Citizenship section of the USCIS website for Naturalization eligibility criteria and the proper filing procedures.
The Manila Field Office does not issue Humanitarian Parole. Individuals must apply for Humanitarian parole by submitting their applications to:
For US Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries:USCIS Dallas Lockbox
For Express mail and courier deliveries:USCIS
If approved, the USCIS Manila Field Office will issue an appropriate travel document.
Instructions on how to file an application for Humanitarian Parole are located on Form I-131.
The USCIS Manila Field Office may, under certain circumstances, issue approved re-entry permits; however, we do not extend re-entry permits.
Instructions on how to obtain or replace a Re-Entry Permit are in the How Do I Get A Travel Document section of the USCIS website.
For verification of receipt and pick up, please contact us by phone.
USCIS Field Office Manila issues Transportation Letters to assist Permanent Residents returning to the U.S. Transportation Letters are issued in a variety of situations including lost, stolen, mutilated, outdated, or expired Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card. Contact us for information and application procedures.