As many MU friends and clients are aware, US Embassies have been denying PT applicants a B1/B2 visa, if the applicant has sought to come to the US to sit for the NPTE. The denials have been based on the Embassy mistakenly belief that taking the licensing exam is not a valid reason to enter the US on a B1/B2.
MU just has learned the Department of State's HQ office in Washington DC is in the process of issuing a revised guidance to the US Embassies, including Manila. The Guidance should correct this mistaken policy.
Please keep in mind that all applicants will still need to prove non-immigrant intent, i.e. that the application maintains a non-US residency and intends to leave the US at the conclusion of their visit to the US.