How to know which country to apply for a SCHENGEN VISA?
Here are the requirements that you need to provide when applying for a Schengen Visa:
ITINERARY during your short stay in Europe.
bookings and reservations and arranged them in order.
airline reservation is required. We basically bought ours ahead of time though.
(Claiming things will go as planned!)
provide an invitation letter and supporting documents like BANK CERTIFICATES AND STATEMENTS to
prove that they are responsible for your financial requirements during your stay in France. (Whatever they can
provide to prove that they can accommodate you financially, include them in your application)
OF ABSENCE form or letter from your employer. (Thank God, I was given leave!)
You can ask your employer for an original copy. (I don’t know why they still ask for this, but
I was too scared to get denied!)
be provided. It normally takes an hour to get if you are going to BPI. Bank
Certificate costs Php 100.00 and statements are free!
apply in our application. Lol… )
of your marriage certificate and a copy of your birth certificate.
obtained and be part of your application. You can purchase this online at a fairly reasonable cost or you can purchase it at VFS Manila too! Please ensure that the insurance company is Schengen approved.
(Make sure that you have originals as well as a complete set of copies.)
Euros. In pesos that is around Php 3000.00 plus!
and book your appointment there.
going to avail of their PREMIUM LOUNGE. That
is an additional of Php 2000.00 per applicant but worth it to save a few days of anxious waiting.
VFS Global Office Address:
France Visa Application Centre,
Mezzanine Floor, Ecoplaza Bldg.,
Don Chino Roces Ave. Extension, Makati City
Phone Number: +63 2 790 4903
Premium Lounge. We were assisted by the very friendly staff at VFS Manila –
France and she checked all our documents to make sure we had all the documents
before they give it to the French Embassy. That was so nice and convenient actually!
waiting for your BIOMETRICS. This was the last part of our application, they
will take a picture and finger prints during this process. Afterwards, they
will give you your receipt and a copy of the Biometrics.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE VISA PROCESSING?
CAN YOU CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION?
there is a sticker with a tracking number. You can check the progress of your application here : http://www.vfsglobal.com/france/philippines/track_application.html
hours or you can claim it personally at VFS Manila from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm.
claim ours at VFS and in GOD’S GLORY, there is a SCHENGEN VISA sticker in our