Immigration – US

It is most Filipinos’ dream to be able to come to the U.S. and experience the American Dream. In view of this, Filipinos come to the U.S. either by family petition, professional petition, and other ways.

Many are not so lucky when applying for a “tourist” visa and the US Embassy will not turn down any application. They will take the application but that doesn’t mean it will get approved.

There is also the mindset of some Americans who think they can just have their girlfriend come visit. Well, it’s a good gesture but it will most likely not happen. It’s not that easy for a Filipino to come visit you. Americans have it made where they can go to most countries without a visa but not other way around. There are only 37 few countries that have visa waiver privileges. See below:

Andorra
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brunei
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland

Ireland
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway

Portugal
San Marino
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan