Reblogging this because I feel the pain! Like Jennie, I have a Philippine passport, which means I need to apply for Visa pretty much everywhere!

This is very timely for me, as I’m going through the same process right now for my annual European trip.

The Traveling Titas of Manila

As much as I love being Filipino, holding a Philippine passport is a hindrance to spontaneity for sure!


So let’s say you wake up one morning and you’re inspired to go to…let’s say Paris. If your Schengen visa is still valid then by all means go. If not, well you’ll need to go through the whole application process and that’s not so inspiring but that’s just how it is.

I recently applied for a Schengen Visa and no matter how many times I’ve applied for one, it’s never stress free.

So here’s my latest visa application experience at the France Visa Application Center at Eco Plaza along Chino Roces Extension.

Ecoplaza_map-close_up I find it far more convenient to apply here at VFS than in the individual consulates.

Last year I discovered that you can actually renew your Schengen Visa. You’ll just need to apply before your visa expires…

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