Before you apply for a nonimmigrant visa, make sure you have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond your intended period of stay in the United States. The passport must be in good condition: photo lamination is undamaged and all passport pages are intact.
In printing visas, the passport biographic information will be followed. If you will be issued a visa and you used a passport that reflects your incorrect, old, or assumed name, such as the examples below, you may need to reapply for a nonimmigrant visa:
- incorrect spelling of the name
- without the second name (e.g.: “Jose Reyes dela Cruz” instead of “Jose Pedro Reyes dela Cruz”)
- without a suffix (Jr., Sr., III, etc.)
- Ma. instead of Maria
Married applicants may use a valid passport that is under their single name. In printing the visa, the single name will be reflected.
Taiwanese passport holders who do not have Taiwan personal identification numbers listed above the date of birth on the biographic data page in their passports must present their original Philippine residency permit.
For information on nonimmigrant visa application requirements, please visit the Nonimmigrant Visa website.