Welcome to the Immigrant Visas page of VISAtisfied Voyager, U.S. Embassy Manila’s visa blog! Here you will find useful information about applying for an immigrant visa to the United States. Immigrant visas are for people who want to move permanently to the U.S. Immigrant visas require petitions, often from family members already living in the U.S. or from American employers. Some examples of immigrant visa types are IR1 (spouse of an American citizen), F2B (unmarried son or daughter of a legal permanent resident), and E3 (skilled workers). The immigrant visa unit also processes K1 (fiancé) visas.
Immigrant visa posts appear on the home page along with nonimmigrant visa posts. You can click on the “Immigrant Visas” category tab on the right side of the home page to read only immigrant visa posts.
We have four recurring columns for immigrant visa posts. “The Adventures of Bong Voyage” chronicles Bong Voyage, our perpetual immigrant visa applicant, as he navigates the complicated world of immigrant visas.
“Vizard’s Corner” features VISAtisfied Voyager’s resident immigration wizard, who protects visa applicants from the evils of wrong information. Applicants write letters to Vizard, which are sometimes apprehended by Lord Visamort—who always gives wrong information! Luckily, Vizard swoops in with the correct information every time.
“The K Packet” discusses K1 fiancé(e) visas. Learn everything you always wanted to know about marrying an American citizen!
Finally, “Quick Questions” is a column featuring short answers to your most frequent questions.
VISAtisfied Voyager is intended to give helpful information about applying for visas. For complete instructions or to schedule an appointment, visit our official U.S. Embassy website.
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