The Consulate in Manila implemented some changes in visa proceesing this week. Here are a few key changes:

–MRV fee collection must be made over the counter or online at any banch of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) or online through Bancnet.
–Appointments must be scheduled through the new call center or online at The call center number is 982-555 from the Philippines or 214-571-1600 from mainland U.S.

–Immigrant visa applicants who have been scheduled for appointment by NVC are required to go online to register their delivery address.
–Applicants who receive notification from NVC regarding eligibility for an interview, must schedule the interview date through or by calling 632-982-5555.

For both nonimmigrant visa and immigrant visa applicants who receive a 221(g) notice of insufficient documentation, the requested documentation has to be submitted through a 2G0 courier service – but first the applicant must go online to register before submitting the documents to the courier service.