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Applying for a Korean Visa in Cebu (October 2019)

My family and I are hoping to travel to South Korea this winter so, last week, we applied for a visa at the Korean consulate in Cebu. Our passports are scheduled for release mid-November so we still don’t know if we’ve gotten approved for a visa — keep your fingers crossed for us, please! In […]

How to Get a Schengen Visa at the German Embassy

How to Get a Schengen Visa at the German Embassy in Manila, Philippines | SGMT  — When I visited Munich two years ago, I was on a trip through several European cities and had gotten my Schengen visa from the Dutch embassy. For that reason, when last week my mum’s friend asked me to help […]

Sample Daily Schedule for Japan Visa Application

* To get a Japanese visa, you need to submit (among other requirements) a daily schedule for your entire stay in Japan. The website of the Japanese embassy has a sample daily schedule — or Schedule of Stay, as they call it — but if you want to see something a visa applicant actually submitted, […]

How to get a Japanese visa in Cebu, Manila or Davao (it’s very easy!)

. Although this article is mainly about how to get a Japanese visa in Cebu, Manila, or Davao — because these are the cities in the Philippines where Japan’s accredited agencies are located — the requirements and procedure are the same for anyone anywhere else in the Philippines. Those not living in the 3 cities mentioned above simply have to go […]

How to Get A Schengen Visa Through the French Embassy (UPDATED 2017)

The French embassy in the Philippines has entrusted processing of Schengen visa applications to VFS Global. Here’s what you need to know about the current procedure for getting a Schengen visa through the French embassy. See if you are one of the people allowed to apply directly to the French embassy HERE. Want to know about my personal experience applying […]

How to get a Schengen visa for Poland in 4 simple steps

The World Youth Day will be held in Krakow, Poland this year. In response to a reader inquiry, I’ve put together a simple step-by-step guide for getting a Schengen visa to visit Poland. * In the Philippines, Schengen visa applications for Poland are handled by the embassy of the Netherlands.* Thus, many of the steps […]