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Schengen Visa for Filipinos

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:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Spain
  • France
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Iceland
  • Luxemburg
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Hungary
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Malta
  • Poland
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia
  • Switzerland

Filipinos who wish to go to the countries above on business or as tourists need to submit:

  • valid passport
  • proof of sufficient financial means (bank certification, statement of bank account, at least 3 months salary slips)
  • proof of employment
  • return ticket or sufficient means to purchase it
  • 1 passport size picture
  • fill-out the visa application form
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  3. i am applying for schengen visa specifically finland. ang daming epal…. ang stricto… grabeh… eh bakit bah ang hirap puntahan ng mga lugar na iyon??? hindi pa nga ako sure qng aaprobahan yung visa ko

  4. i had a schengen visa for a business trip to the Netherlands last 2007 and after that i came back to manila. if i re-apply for a schengen visa (tourist). will it be easier?

    i have a friend who has cousins/relatives in some EU countries, she does not have a job now but she will have letter of invitation, what is her chance of getting an approved tourist visa?

  5. hi,

    hi i am a filipino and applying for a tourist visa. Will they give me another tourist visa if i overstayed 5 years ago? sa application letter sasabihin ko po ba na pumunta na ako sa italy noon? need some advice thank you.

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