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U.S. starts requiring social media details for visas

Jun 02, 2019 - 12:07 PM

The United States now requires visa applicants to disclose the social media platforms and usernames they have used in the past 5 years

MORE VETTING. The United States wants to add another layer of security for its visa application. Shutterstock photos, Rappler screenshot

Korea visa application in PH only through travel agencies starting July

May 31, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Here is the list of travel agencies designated by the Korean embassy to accept visa applications

I was denied a U.S. visa, and it's very personal

Apr 14, 2018 - 9:21 AM

The embassy officer told me I could reapply if and when my 'circumstances change.' What circumstance has to change before we beat colonial presumptions and call ourselves worthy to travel this world freely?

VISA APPLICATIONS. The US Embassy in Manila attracts thousands visa applicants per day. .

Visa application guide: Getting a Schengen visa from the Italian embassy in PH

Feb 05, 2017 - 5:08 PM

Dreaming of a trip to Europe? Start planning it now – starting with your Schengen visa application

Photo courtesy of Ligaya Solera

Visa applications of Chinese to PH surge by 250%

Jan 26, 2017 - 1:15 PM

The number of Chinese applying for a tourist visa to the Philippines rises to 1 400 daily

IMPROVED RELATIONS. This was an impact of the improved diplomatic relations between the Philippines and China since Duterte’s state visit to Beijing last October, leading to the lifting of the Chinese restriction on travels to the Philippines. Rappler file photo

Chinese tourist visa application guide: Tips and reminders

Jan 08, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Here are all the requirements and steps that Philippine passport holders should go through to get their Chinese visa

Photo by Joshua Berida

US tourist visa application guide: Tips and reminders

Oct 30, 2016 - 2:26 PM

How one writer got her 10-year multiple entry US visa. Jacklynne Lambino shares her tips for the application and interview process

Photo courtesy of Jacklynne Lambino

Visa guide: How to apply for a Japan tourist visa in Manila

Oct 08, 2016 - 5:26 PM

Longing to visit Japan and have a Philippine passport? Make sure you get your visa in time Here s a guide

Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine in Kyoto. Photo by Aleah Taboclaon

I was refused US, Europe visas in Manila, and it was a beautiful experience

May 18, 2016 - 9:23 PM

Thinking to pursue a great relationship in Europe writer Trisha Velarmino was denied a Schengen visa About to join a US road trip she was then denied a US visa – but Trisha hasn t let that get her down

Photo from Instagram/psimonmyway

EU to propose major Schengen changes by year-end – France

Nov 20, 2015 - 10:05 PM

The proposals are made to boost security following the Paris attacks

Applying for a visa? Keep these 5 tips in mind

Mar 23, 2014 - 4:10 PM

There’s the dream of travel but there’s also the reality of the paperwork involved

COMPLETE YOUR REQUIREMENTS. It may be the source of a few pre-travel worries, but find the most efficient way to get through it