Friday, July 31, 2020

UPDATING MY TRAVEL eDIARY 6: VISA 2015 Part 1

BEFORE EUROPE

Before I share my story in Europe, I will share first what was happened when I applied my tourist visas. By the way for this trip, I was with Doc Anton and Ian (again).

 

For this trip I have had the following visas.

 

United Kingdom (UK Visa) – log in to VFS Global to file, pay and set an appointment for biometrics.

        

This visa is valid in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.


Schengen Visa – filed at the embassy of country with the most number of days to stay, in our case we filed an application at VIA-Italy (walk-in) but VIA’s policy is to get an appointment at their website or sms >>> VIA

 

Ganito po kasi ang nangyari, Dahil hindi tinanggap ang aplikasyon namin sa isang embahada ay nagpunta kami sa Embahada ng Italya, pero hindi kami pinapasok dahil kailangan pa rin ng appointment. Samakatuwid hindi na aabot sa lipad namin ang bisa kung kukuha pa ng appointment dito. Si kuyang gwardya pinapunta kami sa VIA.

 

Pagdating sa VIA, kailangan pa rin ng appointment, nakiusap lang kami sa gwardya na ilista kami sa para sa araw na iyon, mabait naman si kuya kaya inilista at pinapasok kami.

 

Nagkamali kasi ako ng bilang ng araw sa bawat bansa. Naihiwalay ko ang Vatican sa Italya, kasi ang nasa isip ko ay miyembro ito ng UN kaya magkahiwalay. Sa Schengen pala ay bahagi pa rin ito ng Italya.

 

Sabi ni Doc Anton, “Bakit mo ihiniwalay sa bilang ng Italy?  hindi naman sila kasali sa Ms. Universe?”. Oo nga naman hahaha.

 

It was stressful to wait, especially when all the airfare, accommodation and some tour are already paid. Two days before flying, our passport arrived with a Schengen Visa in it, issued by the Italian Embassy.          


Multiple Entry Visa - I used in 13 Schengen Countries


Immigration Visa Stamps

  Since I am a visa collector, I am happy with the entry-exit immigration stamp of Schengen countries.

   

  1. Entry to Paris, France from Scotland, UK.

  2. Exit from Barcelona, Spain going to Marrakech, Morocco

  3. Entry to Rome Italy from Marrakech

  4. Exit from Athens, Greece going to Istanbul, Turkey 

 

Turkish Visa – apply online at Turkey eVisa, yes, Philippine Passport holders are allowed to apply eVisa as long as we have unexpired UK Visa, Schengen, Canada and/or US Visa. Be sure that you have your personal email address ready.


 

Watch this video for more details.



 

UAE Visa – applied online at Emirate Airline website, I used to fly with this airline from Istanbul Turkey to Dubai and Dubai to Manila. So the airline sponsored and applied my visa.


My second UAE Visa

     

UAE and TURKEY Immigration Stamp


Morrocan Visa  - not required to Philippine passport holder.

        

Morocco Immigration Stamp

 

 

Thank you for dropping by. 


 

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