It’s confirmed that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will permanently close its field office in Manila, Philippines.
According to their official statement published on uscis.gov website:
USCIS will permanently close its field office in Manila, Philippines, on July 5, 2019. The last day the office will accept applications/petitions and be open to the public is May 31, 2019. The office began redirecting Forms I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, to the USCIS Lockbox on May 14, 2019. Read More: USCIS to Close the Manila Field Office
With the upcoming closing of USCIS field office in Manila, Philippines, we can’t help it but remembering all the good things it helped our family with in terms of an expedited processing of my immigration papers or the Petition for Alien Relative or the Form I-130.
USCIS Manila Field Office, provided an exemplary immigration services to numerous US Citizen’s families from the Philippines for the fastest approval of the Petition of Alien Relative or the Form I-130 with a maximum 30 days of response time through Direct Consular Filing.
We thought to give this update about changes in the USCIS Field Office in Manila since we had previously shared about our experience and gave an advise regarding Direct Consular Filing giving emphasis to the 6P’s Principle that we used. Though the 6P’s are still applicable in processing the Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative and other situations, please take note that the office began redirecting Forms I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, to the USCIS Lockbox.
To avoid confusions, the U.S. EMBASSY IN THE PHILIPPINES IS NOT CLOSING, only the USCIS Manila Field Office at the Manila, Embassy is closing.
For reference, here’s our vlog about our experience that has also helped a couple of other families since it was published.
Thank you so much USCIS Manila Field Office. Paalam!
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