Visa! Visa? Visa?!?!

Ano nga ba ang VISA at bilang mamamayan ay pinagkakaukulan natin ito ng pansin? As living in a modern techonology these days, napakadaling masagot nang aking katanungan, google lang sapat na!

Sabi ni Mareng Google:
A visa (from the Latin charta visa, meaning “paper that has been seen”) is a conditional authorisation granted by a territory to a foreigner, allowing them to enter, remain within, or to leave that territory. Visas typically may include limits on the duration of the foreigner’s stay, areas within the country they may enter, the dates they may enter, the number of permitted visits or an individual’s right to work in the country in question. Visas are associated with the request for permission to enter a territory and thus are, in most countries, distinct from actual formal permission for an alien to enter and remain in the country. In each instance, a visa is subject to entry permission by an immigration official at the time of actual entry, and can be revoked at any time. A visa most commonly takes the form of a sticker endorsed in the applicant’s passport or other travel document.

Historically, immigration officials were empowered to permit or reject entry of visitors on arrival at the frontiers. If permitted entry, the official would issue a visa, when required, which would be a stamp in a passport. Today, travellers wishing to enter another country must often apply in advance for what is also called a visa, sometimes in person at a consular office, by post or over the internet. The modern visa may be a sticker or a stamp in the passport, or may take the form of a separate document or an electronic record of the authorisation, which the applicant can print before leaving home and produce on entry to the visited territory. Some countries do not require visitors to apply for a visa in advance for short visits.

Visa applications in advance of arrival give countries a chance to consider the applicant’s circumstances, such as financial security, reason for travel, and details of previous visits to the country. Visitors may also be required to undergo and pass security or health checks upon arrival at the port of entry. Some countries require that their citizens, as well as foreign travellers, obtain an “exit visa” to be allowed to leave the country


Sa madaling sabi isang kapirasong papel na nagbibigay sa isang traveler nang permiso at seguridad na makapasok sa isang bansa.

Pagbabasahin mo isinasaad na paliwanag tungkol dito iisipin mo na ito ay napakadali lang makuha. Ngunit mas marami ang nagsasuffer kesa mas nagiginhawan sa pag aapply nito, bukod pa doon ang medyo paglalaan ng kaukulang halaga para lamang makakuha ng approval.

Bawat tao ay may sari-sariling dahilan kung bakit masidhi ang kanilang pagahahangad na makakuha ng approval sa visa. Mayroong para sa turismo at paghahangad na makita ang isang kapamilya, para sa negosyo, mayroong para sa minamahal, para sa hinahangad na magandang buhay at marami pang iba. Ano’t anuman ang dahilan ng bawat isa, lahat ay may pagnanais na mapagtagumpayan na malagpasan ang kaba at gastos.

Just few tips for those who are planning on applying a VISA in the future.

  1. First rule would be focus and be determine!
  2. Be vigilant, before even going to the embassy, research first and educate yourself about the country of destination.
  3. Read as much as possible. Study about the DO and DON’T’s, requirements needed, you can refer to different weblogs, youtube vlogs, forums. Internet has almost an answer to every question we have in mind.
  4. For the bank certificate / bank statement, you should be careful with the details. A big amount of deposit recently is a red flag to an Immigration Officer, you should at least advance the deposit before requesting your bank for the certificate.
  5. Collect all the requirements and secure the original copies which are the ones required at the embassy.
  6. Then, it’s time for you to apply your visa. Good luck!

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