US Visitor Visa concerns. Can My Philippine Friend Visit Me in the USA?
(Updated 3 November 2020)
Originally published sometime back. Significantly updated and corrected for my current reader’s information. Thanks for being a reader, by the way.
Remember one thing: I am not a lawyer and ecerything you read here is merely personal opinion ased on my understnding of how I “think” things work. No one except a consulat officer of the Untited Staes can issue a visa.
Anyone who tells you that she or he can get a visa issued, “for sure” is either mistaken or trying to scam you.
I have received a lot of queries over the years about the US Visitor Visa (known as a B2 Visa to the US State Department) for Filipinos.
Mainly these questions revolve around the subject of getting a Filipino friend a temporary visitor’s visa allowing them to enter the USA for a short visit.
People want to know, mainly:
- How do they (the visas) work,
- How much do they cost,
- Can my girlfriend get one, etc.
- I’ve heard they are very hard to get, and why?
It occurred to me today that I hadn’t written about these issues in some time when I opened an email from a reader here with some specific questions:
Here’s a video with some good information.