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[OPINION] The visa nightmare and Filipinos' need for stronger passports

Jul 27, 2019 - 10:00 AM

What’s the use of having 4 Miss Universe crowns when Filipinos cannot even freely explore the world we live in?

U.S. declares Philippines ineligible for H-2A, H-2B visas

Jan 22, 2019 - 3:31 PM

The Philippines says it is open to working with the United States to address the visa concerns

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Why 'X Factor UK' contestant Maria Laroco was denied a US Visa

Oct 12, 2018 - 7:14 PM

The Filipina teen was unable to perform at the Judge's House in the US because she wasn't able to get a US visa

NOT QUITE THE END. Maria Loroco says she'll be returning to 'The X Factor UK' – after all, no less than Simon Cowell said so himself. Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

I was denied a U.S. visa, and it's very personal

Apr 14, 2018 - 9:21 AM

The embassy officer told me I could reapply if and when my 'circumstances change.' What circumstance has to change before we beat colonial presumptions and call ourselves worthy to travel this world freely?

VISA APPLICATIONS. The US Embassy in Manila attracts thousands visa applicants per day. .

U.S., Turkey mutually suspend visa services in escalating row

Oct 09, 2017 - 8:55 AM

The diplomatic row is sparked by the arrest of a Turkish staffer at the American mission in Istanbul

U.S. asks visa applicants for social media handles

Jun 03, 2017 - 10:17 AM

According to a State Department official consular officers can now demand extra information from applicants they deem to require more rigorous national security vetting

U.S. State Department proposes social media screening for visa applicants

May 08, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Those who have been determined to warrant additional scrutiny in connection with terrorism or other national security related visa ineligibilities will be required to submit their social media names in past 5 years

U.S. could ask visa applicants for social media passwords

Feb 08, 2017 - 11:11 AM

US homeland security wants tougher visa screening procedures including the right to look into an applicant s social media account

US tourist visa application guide: Tips and reminders

Oct 30, 2016 - 2:26 PM

How one writer got her 10-year multiple entry US visa. Jacklynne Lambino shares her tips for the application and interview process

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Iran official urges opposition to new US visa rules

Dec 27, 2015 - 11:06 PM

The chairman of the Iranian parliament s national security and foreign policy committee described the law as unfair and discriminatory

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Jun 24, 2015 - 12:09 PM

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Technical glitch delays US passports, visas

Jun 13, 2015 - 10:33 AM

This issue is not specific to any particular country citizenship document or visa category says the US State Department

[DASH OF SAS] No one's daughter

Jun 11, 2014 - 12:36 PM

I looked for the sense of belonging that eluded me in others which resulted in many mistakes that could not be undone and only learned from

US grants gay spouses equal visa privileges

Aug 03, 2013 - 9:07 PM

The announcement comes a month after a historic ruling by the US Supreme Court which struck down a law denying federal benefits to homosexual couples

Gay rights activists react in Washington DC after the US Supreme Court struck down the controversial Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Photo by AFP/Mladen Antonov

Tourists seeking U.S. visa face long wait

Mar 01, 2013 - 8:21 AM

If the automatic budget cuts take effect the State Department will be forced to cut back its programs including consular services

The US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB