Hollywood, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – New York-born Hollywood actor Vin Diesel, famous for his role in the movie ‘Fast & Furious,’ was denied a U.S. visa, according to reliable sources at the U.S. Embassy in Manila.
Diesel recently made headlines when his application for Philippine citizenship was approved. He had purchased a beachside property in Boracay, Central Philippines, a white sandy beach resort town considered one of the best in the world. Becoming a Filiipino citizen made him eligible to buy property in the island nation (Non-citizens cannot own real estate property in the Philippines).
When it was time to return to America to work on his current film projects, Diesel had to apply for a U.S. visa at the U.S. Embassy in Manila. While the Philippines recognizes dual citizenship, the U.S. does not. Unfortunately, Diesel’s visa application had been denied.
The Hollywood actor now joins the ranks of thousands upon thousands of Filipinos who could not get visas to travel to the United States.
Well, at least he has a prime beach property to his name. Perhaps his ongoing movie projects can be filmed entirely in Boracay?
Diesel’s latest completed film project, ‘Furious 7’ is set to be released in the U.S. on April 7, 2015.