Yes, A Filipina Needs a Visa to Enter the USA

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Yes, A Filipina Needs a Visa to Enter the USA.

(Updated 27 January 2019)

The title above should be authored by our old friend “Captain Obvious”.  Everybody knows that Filipinos ALL need some form of US visa to enter the USA.  Or at least everybody “should” know that.



But lately, I’ve been getting more and more irritated by at least one website which “does” know that fact, but persists in spreading false information just to try to get cheap traffic (page views) from Google.

Google, You Should Know Better Too!

We all tend to trust Google a lot.  In general, this trust is well placed, but sadly in many areas where there are technical issues inviolved and especially where a simple reading of the publically posted laws and the rules and regulations surrounding the laws is involved, Google falls down badly on the job.

Google is great at telling us which Kardashian has the largest ass. (See: Butts Of The Century: Kardashian-Jenner Sisters!).

But when it comes to important, factual issues, such as ones that are important to 1000,000,000 Filipinos and probably an equal number of Americans and citizens of other countries interested in the subject, Google false flat on its own ass.

Sad performance here, Google.

Go to Google search page or the search feature on your phone or tablet and type in the operative question … does a Filipina need a visa to visit the USA?

The result you get back will look something like this:

does a filipina need a visa to visit the USA

 

 

 

 

 

The number one beside the SERP (Search Engine Results) indicates Google thinks this will be the best answer on the whole Internet to your question.

And I have no argument with that choice.  It leads you to a reputable website with correct information and answers the question correctly … Yes, she does.

But Google Returns at Least 10 Results For You To Choose From

And just take a look at what Google consistently chooses for position 2 or position 3.

 

 

 

 

 

The first time I ever saw this I was flabbergasted.  I figured it was an error which would get sorted out.

Well, it has been almost 5 full years now and Google insists on giving the second most prominent space in its search results t this totally false and misleading article.  5 years is enough to time to get the facts straight, Google.

At least in my opinion, anyway.

Here’s how Google ranks my own site, where I have been writing, faithfully and accurately on this subject for more than 15 years now:

 does a filpiina need a visa to visit the USA Volume: 0/mo | CPC: $0.00 About 5,510,000 results (1.34 seconds) Showing results for does a filipino need a visa to visit the USA Search instead for does a filpiina need a visa to visit the USA Search Results Featured snippet from the web To apply for a B-2 visa, Filipinos must submit the Online Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application, Form DS-160. They also need a Philippines passport that won't expire until at least six months after the last projected day visiting the United States. #0 How to Apply for a U.S. Tourist Visa From the Philippines | USA Today https://traveltips.usatoday.com/apply-us-tourist-visa-philippines-106002.html Feedback About this result People also ask Can Filipino travel to USA? Do Filipinos need a visa? How much is a visa from Philippines to USA? How long does it take for a Filipino to get a US visa? Feedback Web results #1 How to Apply for a U.S. Tourist Visa From the Philippines | USA Today https://traveltips.usatoday.com › ... › Travel Documents & Protection › Apply for Visas To apply for a B-2 visa, Filipinos must submit the Online Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application, Form DS-160. They also need a Philippines passport that won't expire until at least six months after the last projected day visiting the United States.

 

 

 

 

Now Number 9 isn’t so bad … after all, it’s on the first page.

But to have a site with the headline US Announces No Visa Policy For Filipinos

Which is, by the way, a totally false statement, apparently written to confuse people and get them to talk about and “share” the article so high in the search rankings just mystifies me.

There is no such thing as a US Non-visa policy for Filipinos, and there is no credible evidence of any such policy happening any time soon.

Google, Here’s Your Chance To Make Things Better.

You Can’t Say You Haven’t Been Told About It



Yes, A Filipina Needs a Visa to Enter the USA.

2 Replies to “Yes, A Filipina Needs a Visa to Enter the USA”

  1. Google keeps you confuse with multiple answers. However this blog can make people aware about visa immigration process. Thanks for sharing.

    1. @ Aman singh

      Thanks for sharing. I’m not always right, for sure, but I try to at least not give people dead-ass wrong information, just to get higher search engine results. Godspeed.

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