US Embassy launches blog for Visa applicants
For many Filipinos, “the land of the free” represents a popular tourist destination, career advancement, or even the chance for a better life. That’s why visa inquiries and applications are among the most popular services offered by the local American embassy.
Here’s a message I got from Jay de Jesus, who’s responsible for the Manila embassy’s social media efforts:
Hi blogger friends!
I’m happy to inform you that the U.S. Embassy Manila now joins the Philippine blogosphere as it launches a new blog, the VISAtisfied Voyager. The blog deals with one of the most asked topics the Embassy receives, Visas.
The VISAtisfied Voyager can be viewed at http://blogs.usembassy.gov/philippines/
Thanks and hope you can spread the word.
The blog features tips and walkthroughs relevant for those applying for a nonimmigrant and immigrant visas (abbreviated as NIV and IV respectively). The most recent article as of this writing is an interview with an American Consul, who shares a realistic outlook on life in the United States:
It’s true that the standard of living is relatively high in the United States, but just like everywhere else in the world, different people have different experiences, and life can be difficult. While you may earn more money in the U.S. than in the Philippines, goods and services can be more expensive as well. Some newcomers are surprised to learn that Americans often work long hours, and we generally get less vacation time than in other countries.
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