Each embassy has their respective policies for visa application and approval. This is especially hard for Filipinos who need to have a visa to enter almost all countries except countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Hubby had so far been given special arrangements and lesser “waiting time” for his visa applications. However, a business trip to Italy was delayed for two weeks because the Italian Embassy had to strictly implement the two-week processing policy. He was finally able to go to Italy last month after receiving his approved visa.
The strict policy is understandable as Italy is one of those countries implementing the Schengen Agreement. So, an approved visa to Italy means validly entering and freely moving in the territory of these countries with the Uniform Schengen Visa. These countries include:
- Czech Republic
Filipinos who wish to go to the countries above on business or as tourists need to submit: