Parents are flying to Deutschland in two weeks!!!
I feel happy and proud that Mann and I were able to help them with the visa and soon will be able to show them my new home and country. This event is something that will happen just once most probably given the distance, the cost and not to mention, their advance years of decay, so we will try to make it as memorable as possible.
About schengen visa, my sister from Belgium sent papers 3 months ago, as part of the requirements for inviting family members to visit them and witness their church wedding. Their visa application got rejected. It came out as a big shock to all of us and with it a question mark. I mean, if they cannot see that an applicant has true intentions in coming over to Europe, it is likely that they cannot see as well when the applicant has false intentions.
But you know, whatever! It still does not help the situation that we wanted our parents here for some days. So, with just about a month left before the planned date of arrival, we thought they should try with the German Embassy also. I mean, it is now or never because my sister will only get married once (errrr twice) and what have they got to lose anyway?
So, off they flew to Manila again for their interview at German Embassy on one fine Tuesday morning. My parents were a bit hopeful still but feeling somewhat tired from all the process considering that applying at German Embassy is still not a 100% sure thing due to the following:
1. My parents do not have a formal obligation but they have at least bank statement of account which shows that parents have more than 45euro to spend per day per person for the duration of their trip.
2. My parents are both officially unemployed but at least they have land title to show as proof of their ties to Philippines.
3. They just applied schengen visa 2 months ago at Belgium embassy and what if they will be blacklisted as visa shoppers?
So much worries but in the end, my parents received their passport with multiple entry VISA after only THREE f*cking days. How cool is that?
Everyone was so emotionally overwhelmed but thanks to Mann, he got everything planned quickly and was able to book their tickets for a stay of 26 days in Europe. And if everything goes well, my parents will be able to see not just Deutschland but also Belgium, France, Italy and Netherlands within that span of time as well as celebrate with us my father’s birthday, our 3rd wedding anniversary and of course, attend my sister’s wedding in Belgium.
P.S. I have Easytravel to thank for helping us with the flight reservation and travel insurance as part of the requirement for schengen visa.
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