June 11, 2010

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US Migration for Teachers

How to migrate to the US for teachers and what are my options? Teachers who want to migrate in the US have two options: 1) a J-1 visa or 2) an H-1B visa. What is an H-1B visa? An H-1B visa is a temporary working visa issued to those who are engaged in the so-called […]

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May 27, 2010

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Five Guaranteed Ways to Pass a US Visa Application Interview

There is no doubt that a U.S. Visa is one of the most sought-after visas. Securing said visa permits an individual to go to the United States; but applying for it is not that easy. One needs to pass an interview before a visa is granted. The US Visa application interview should be taken seriously. […]

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May 27, 2010

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Four Secrets of Getting a US Visa Application Approval

Waiting for a U.S. Visa application approval can be very frustrating. The application process per se, involves tons of legwork and is highly cumbersome, not to mention the fact that different kinds of documents must be submitted. Similarly, the idea of waiting for a positive reply equates to prolonged agony. At the end of the […]

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May 27, 2010

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NEWS UPDATES FROM THE US EMBASSY PHILIPPINES

New DS-160 Electronic Application Form DS-160 Effective 24 May 2010 At US Embassy Manila DS-160 Non-immigrant Visa Electronic Application now replaces the current paper applications such as Forms DS 156,157, and158, among others. All non-immigrant visa applicants are required to submit this online visa application form starting 24 May 2010. For those with visa interview […]

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May 27, 2010

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Visa Fee Increase

US Visa Fees To Increase On June 4 MANILA, Philippines – The fees for the processing of US visas will increase on June 4, 2010, the US Department of State announced. “The US embassy in Manila will immediately begin collecting the new fees for appointments made for June 4 or later,” the US Department of […]

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May 27, 2010

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The Various Processes Involved in Obtaining a Philippine Employment Visa

A Philippine Employment Visa is also called a Pre-arranged Employment Visa. As its name implies, the applicant should already have a job waiting for him or her in the Philippines. There are several processes involved. It begins with an individual looking for employment at a company based in the Philippines, applying for job and being accepted. Securing […]

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May 27, 2010

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Tips for Tourists Visiting the Philippines

The Philippines has a tropical climate which means there are only two seasons, the rainy season (June to October) and the cool and dry season (November to February). It is almost always sunny and warm although during the rainy season it becomes almost unbearably humid. The best time to visit the Philippines is during the off-season […]

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May 27, 2010

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The Philippine Non-Quota Visa: a Privilege Extended to Specially Qualified Individuals

The Philippines welcomes foreigners who wish to permanently reside in the country.  Immigrants are issued one of two types of visas, non-quota and quota. Quota immigrant visas are awarded annually to fifty (50) citizens from countries that have diplomatic relations with the Philippines or extend the same immigration privilege to its citizens. Non-quota immigrant visas, on the […]

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May 27, 2010

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The Special Retiree’s Resident Visa (SRRV): Key to a Dream Retirement in the Philippines

If you are a retired foreigner and you would like to start a new life in the tropics, the Philippines has a type of visa called the Special Resident Retiree’s Visa or SRRV that would enable you to do just that. This visa will grant you permanent resident status in the Philippines. You do not necessarily […]

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May 27, 2010

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How to Obtain a Philippine Tourist Visa

Aside from the fact that the Philippines is one of those places in the world blessed to overflowing when  it comes to nature’s wonders, it is also a country where obtaining a visitor’s or tourist visa is not a problem. When you arrive, you get a free visa stamped in your passport allowing you to […]

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