Check with your travel provider to see if your passport and other travel documents meet the requirements. UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are not valid for entering or transiting through the US with an ESTA. If you plan to enter or travel to the United States with an ETD, you must apply for a visa at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate prior to your trip, which may take a few days, or have a valid lawful permanent resident card (often called a « green card »), which you must have with you upon arrival. UK ETDs issued in the United States apply to departures from the United States. The CDC website lists acceptable forms of proof of COVID-19 status. This includes the European Union`s COVID digital certificate. Other accepted detection methods include printing a COVID-19 vaccination record or COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued nationally or sub-nationally or by an approved vaccine provider. Alternatively, digital photos of a vaccination booklet or protocol, uploaded vaccination record or vaccination record from an official source (e.g. health authority, government agency or other approved vaccine provider) or mobile phone application without a QR code.

All forms of COVID-19 status must have a personal identifier that includes at least the full name and date of birth and matches the information contained in a passenger`s passport or other travel documents. It should also include the name of the official source that issued the protocol, the manufacturer of the vaccine and the date(s) of vaccination. The B-1/B-2 visitor visa is for individuals traveling temporarily to the United States for business (B-1) or for pleasure or medical treatment (B-2). Typically, the B-1 visa is for travelers who consult with business partners, attend scientific, educational, professional, or business conventions/conferences, settle an estate, or negotiate contracts. The B-2 visa is for recreational travel, including tourism, visits to friends or relatives, medical treatment, and activities of a fraternal, social, or official nature. Often, B-1 and B-2 visas are combined and issued into one visa: the B-1/B-2. Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, visa appointments at the U.S. Embassy in London remain limited.

Therefore, when applying, it is strongly advised to plan as much as possible before your travel date. If you need to travel urgently, you can request an expedited interview with the U.S. Embassy appointment service provider. Entry to the Philippines: Although travel to the Philippines is now allowed, the United States Citizens should be aware of and abide by the arrival and exit regulations issued by the Philippine government, which generally include at least the following: In addition, depending on the purpose of the trip, you must bring the following: If a child (17 years and under) is travelling with only one parent or a person who is not a parent or guardian, You may be asked to present certain documents at the border. For more information, visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website. According to IATF regulations, COVID-19 testing facilities may require a copy of your passport and proof of residency or accommodation, including but not limited to a valid Filipino driver`s license, barangay certificate (neighborhood certificate), or utility bills. Please contact the test center prior to your appointment for their requirements and to review this list of Philippine DOH-accredited test centers. In general, payment is made in cash only by the US citizen prior to the test. The cost varies depending on the test and medical facility and may be higher to ensure receipt of test results within 24 hours. U.S. immigration law requires immigrant visa applicants to receive certain vaccinations before issuing a visa.

Current vaccination requirements for immigrant visas can be found here. You can also read frequently asked questions about our online medical exam requirements. If your visa is approved, we will keep your passport at the Embassy while we prepare your immigration package (if applicable) and print a visa for your passport. We will only return your passport to you later via courier services. If you need to travel to the Philippines while your passport is still with us, please make sure you have a valid photo ID different from your passport. Obtaining a Green Card – Your Permanent Resident Card Form I-551, also known as a Green Card, will automatically be sent to the U.S. address you specify on your visa application form. This is a very important document that proves that you have permission to reside in the United States.

If you plan to travel outside the United States before your green card arrives: Please check the USCIS and CBP websites for rules regarding the documents you need to re-enter the country. Once your card is issued, you should not be outside the United States for more than one year. If you do, you will lose your lawful permanent resident status. All U.S.-bound air passengers are also required to provide their contact information to their airline prior to boarding. You should check with your airline for more details before travelling.