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More requirements for Foreigners to marry Filipinas, Coming Soon!

Male foreigners who have the intention to marry Filipinas will now have to comply with additional requirements after the House of Representatives approved on final reading House Bill 2387, which aims to protect Filipino women against exploitation. The bill, which was proposed by former Cebu governor and current third district Representative Gwendolyn Garcia, amends the […]

MARRIAGE PLANS ??

Marriage Plans?? Going to the Philippines to get married? Olvis Travel can take care of all wedding preparations. We can handle Church reservations, wedding dresses and Formal Barongs, receptions, honeymoon accommodations, Paperwork such as the “legal capacity to marry” form and the marriage license for both you and your fiancée. We can assist you with […]

The Memorandum on Enforcing the Legal Responsibilities of Sponsors of Aliens

During the spring, the Trump administration issued the Memorandum on Enforcing the Legal Responsibilities of Sponsors of Aliens, which served to update the regulations for compliance with the law. The memorandum also helps to make sure that those ineligible for immigration status do not receive federal benefits. This is very important news for anyone planning […]

Embassy Closing in Manila

USCIS Field office closing (Not the Embassy) On July 5th, 2019, USCIS will permanently close its field office in Manila, Philippines, as part of the Trump Administration’s efforts to improve legal immigration processing. After this date, there will be no USCIS field office located in the Philippines. Over the years we at Olvis have had […]

SAME SEX Fiancee Visa applications

With the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) The US Immigration Service and Manila Embassy are now granting visas for U.S. Citizens wishing to sponsor their same-sex Fiancé/Fiancée. Olvis Immigration has successfully processed many same sex- Fiancé Visa petitions in the last three years and our service is experienced, sensitive and ready to […]

Postal Letters Very Important

Proof of an ongoing relationship Postal Letters. This Section is to better educate both the sponsor and the beneficiary with beneficial tips in the do’s and the don’ts while developing your K1/K3 case. Every Sponsor who exercises their right as a U.S. Citizens in regards to petitioning a non-immigrant Alien to the U.S.A. with the […]

K1 Fiancee Visa

Do you have an approval notice from the USCIS for the spouse or K-1 Fiancée visa application that you or your attorney in the USA did and are now wondering what are the next steps and just what does your lady in the Philippines have to do next? Does the stark realization suddenly hit you […]

Form I-765 USCIS Work Permit

If you are temporarily in the United States, the USCIS Work Permit Form I-765 is used to request an Employment Authorization Document. If you are authorized to work in the United States without restrictions you must also use this form to apply for a document that shows this authorization. Individuals who are not US citizens […]

Getting a CR1 Spouse Visa

To petition your wife or husband from the Philippines, you will need a CR1 Spouse Visa. CR1 Visas are immigrant visas that are issued to foreign spouses of American citizens. The visa process is to be completed by the foreign spouse outside the United States, after the US citizen spouse files and approves the proper […]

The I-131 Advance Parole

The I-131 Advance Parole or popularly known as just “Advance Parole” is a term in the Immigration field that means “permission to leave and return to the United States.” It is an essential travel document for those who have foreign fiancées that need to return home for emergent reasons before adjustment of status and issuance […]

Aliens Change of Address

The form AR-11, or the alien’s change of address card, is the card used by non-US citizens to report a change of address within ten days of the transfer. Section 265 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1305) requires this collection of information. Individuals who are non-US citizens over the age of 14 […]

Understanding The Fiancé/Fiancée Visa Timeline

The Fiancé/Fiancée Visa timeline If you are an American citizen contemplating marriage with a foreign national, you should fully understand the process for obtaining a K-1 Fiancé/Fiancée Visa, including all the stages that make up the timeline. Working through this process on your own can be a time-consuming, frustrating experience. To assist you with your case […]

Our Services

Do you have a loved one in the Philippines that you wish to bring to your home country? Are you considering the assistance of a travel agency, an immigration lawyer, or a self-proclaimed immigration expert—or take the risk of spending too much for a fly-by-night service? Let our 30 years of immigration experience speak for […]

Why do it myself

Like complicated tax returns, filling out visa and immigration paperwork can be a stressful and intimidating process. One simple mistake or oversight will result in costly, complex and lengthy delays. Having to re-do and re-submit your visa and immigration application papers will make you wait many extra months for your fiancée’s immigration approval and, in […]

International Mail Order Bride Law IMBRA and how it affects you

Re: International Marriage Broker Regulation Act Implementation Guidance Purpose On January 5, 2006, the President signed the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005), Pub. L. 109-162, 119 Stat. 2960 (2006) (codified at 8 USC 1375a). Title VIII of VAWA 2005 is entitled, “Protection of Battered and Trafficked Immigrants,” […]

Beware of the scammers

It’s a sad fact of life that wherever you go there’s somebody willing to con you. Unfortunately this is as true in the Philippines as anywhere else. Not surprisingly, a lot of men are interested in Filipinas but we strongly urge you to be cautious. If you have any doubts about your chat mate from […]

More than 50,000 Immigrant Visas Processed Every Year

The Consular Section of the United States Embassy in Manila processes applications for both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas to the U.S. Nonimmigrant visas are for people visiting the U.S. temporarily for tourism, business, education, medical treatment, or petition-based employment. The type of visa required depends on your purpose of travel. The Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) Unit […]