Visa

Filipinos don’t need a visa to go to Israel! Here are the 4 documents you need to go on a pilgrimage or tour.

Filipinos don’t need a visa to go to Israel! Here are the 4 documents you need to go on a pilgrimage or tour.

* According to the Embassy of Israel in Manila, Filipinos don’t need to obtain a tourist visa before departing for Israel. Instead, visitors will be interviewed at the port of entry. These are the documents you will need to present: Confirmed round trip ticket with […]

I Have A Dream

I Have A Dream

I have a dream that one day the whole world will truly live out this creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that someday someone from my country can say on a Thursday: “Let’s […]

Getting a UK Visa in Cebu: What You Need to Know

Getting a UK Visa in Cebu: What You Need to Know

* * Thinking of traveling to England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, or Wales? The United Kingdom has a Visa Application Center (VAC) in Cebu City. (Yay!) Here’s the catch: you’ll have to shell out an additional service fee of USD 92. It’s a bit heavy on the […]

Getting a Schengen Visa at the Netherlands Embassy: What You Need to Know

Getting a Schengen Visa at the Netherlands Embassy: What You Need to Know

* * Both the Netherlands Embassy website and the VFS Global Services website contain useful information on the application process for a Schengen visa. (VFS is the company that assists the Netherlands embassy in processing visa applications.) It can be a little confusing, navigating both […]

The Schengen Visa: General Information

The Schengen Visa: General Information

A Schengen visa allows you to travel to any country in the Schengen Area. In other words, once you obtain a visa from any of the Schengen countries, you can travel to all of the Schengen countries. (For avid travelers like myself, this is the drool-worthy equivalent […]

Getting a Schengen Visa at the French Embassy: What You Need to Know

Getting a Schengen Visa at the French Embassy: What You Need to Know

_ The French embassy in the Philippines has just recently delegated processing of Schengen visa applications to VFS Global. Continue reading this article — including the Comments section! — for my personal experience and tips on applying for a visa, then head to my new article How […]