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Manila US Embassy Launches Visa Reissuance Program (VRP)

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The Manila US Embassy lauched last July 25 a Visa Reissuance Program (VRP). Those who are qualified for this program will have his Visa renewal fast tracked. If qualified, applicants need only to schedule an appointment, appear at the Embassy at the appointed time, and then have the application screened and give 10-print fingerscans.  No need for an interview, and appointments are available within a few days!

Of course not all are qualified for this program. To qualify, you must be able to answer 'yes' to the following questions:

1. I am a Philippines passport holder.

2. I have previously been issued, in Manila, a full-validity visa (a visa good for five or ten years).

3. My visa is still valid... or it has expired within the last twelve months.

4. I have in my possession all of my passports covering the entire period of time since I received that full-validity visa.

5. I have not been refused a U.S. visa in the last twelve months.

6. My visa is not annotated "clearance received".

7. I have not ever stayed in the U.S. longer than 6 months (even if the Department of Homeland Security approved the extension of stay).

8. I have not ever been arrested or convicted for any offense or crime, even if subject of a pardon.

9. I can provide the visa control number from my visa (located in the upper right hand corner of the visa).

If you are able to meet all of the above conditions, you are eligible for a VRP appointment.  Please go online or contact the call center to schedule the VRP appointment.

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  1. I answered "yes" to all those questions and they got my passports and said that they will mail it to me in about a week but two days after my appointment, they called me and said that I am not qualified for the VRP. Here's what I think, I think that the Manila US Embassy's details about the VRP requirements are not clear and concise because if it were, then this would not have happen to me.

  2. ive got my vrp schedule last october 17 2011 but my fault is that i left one of my old passport home in cebu so i ask the security guard when i am on line my problem and he said that i have to get it so i have fly home in cebu..the next thing i did is i contcted call center agents in my concern and ask for new appointment..they said that i just have to wait for my then i contacted them day i recieve in my email saying that my case close and case reason is 221 G & refusals 214B..why this is the reason which i did not able to pass documents and i did not able to enter the embassy for an interview..they even send me submission letter which i dont know what documents i am going to submit..all i just want is new schedule for my VRP...hope i can get one before my one year expire...(lady in cebu)

    1. Any updates onyour situation mam?

  3. i availed the VRP program they already got my passport and ds160 form after two days the us embassy called me and requested me to go to the embassy for an interview.di ko lang sure bakit ako pinabalik doon for interview. though i recalled the lady who got my passport told me that they will mail my visa after 7 days. ano kaya itatanong? hmmm.

  4. I think the Vrp is qualified with their requirements and no interview needed..but if you subject to question you will go to consul not apply if you stayed morethan 4 months in the USA they will denied what happened to me..its all gimmick to earn money..


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