Visa

Sample Cover Letter for Schengen Visa Application at the French Embassy

Sample Cover Letter for Schengen Visa Application at the French Embassy

* A cover letter is one of the requirements when applying for a Schengen visa at the French embassy. In the letter, you’re supposed to explain the purpose of your trip and your proposed day-to-day itinerary. If you’re applying for a visa and you need some ideas […]

Notes on applying for a UK visa in Cebu

Notes on applying for a UK visa in Cebu

* Because I had a semi-traumatic experience at the US embassy, and quite a few there-but-for-the-grace-of-God-go-I moments at the French embassy, I always think of applying for a visa as just slightly more enjoyable than going to the dentist. My UK visa experience a few days ago wasn’t so […]

How to get a Schengen visa through Norway’s Visa Application Center in Cebu

How to get a Schengen visa through Norway’s Visa Application Center in Cebu

* Filipinos planning  to travel to Norway, Estonia, Finland, Iceland and Sweden can apply for a Schengen visa at the Norway Visa Application Center in Cebu starting May 7, 2015. Quick facts and links: Address: Norway Visa Application Centre – Cebu Unit 503, 5th Floor, Keppel […]

Why I’ve Never Traveled To The US

Why I’ve Never Traveled To The US

It was 2009, only a day after Tropical Storm Ondoy (international name Ketsana) wreaked watery havoc on the Philippine capital of Manila, causing landslides and floods of up to 20 feet (20 feet!) in some rural areas, and where was I? In Manila, naturally, walking […]

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 […]