Updated: February 16, 2017
This is the moment everyone is waiting for! After my interview at the Netherlands Embassy, I can really say that it is not easy waiting for something you really don’t know. There were times when I really can’t focus at all with my dutch lesson because I was worried and at the same time wanted to have a positive outlook on it. And I hope as you continue reading with the last part of my blog, you somehow get some information that will help you in your visa application.
If you read the “Part 2” of this blog, you will know that I’m not really that confident about the result of my visa application. First of all, it is my first time to travel abroad. So some would say there is a low possibility that I will be granted to travel Europe. Second, I’m having doubts also with myself if I can do it because there’s this one requirement on the Checklist that asked for a proof that the applicant will return to his own country, such as (1) An employment contract – I don’t have this because we both decided to leave my work in order for me to focus with my study on Dutch. (2) A document proving that you are in education or training – before we met, yes I enrolled for an earning units (1 year) and attended classes every weekend, but when I met him and we both decided to make this relationship more serious and that includes living together in Netherlands, everything has changed. So again, I don’t have this too. (3) A document proving your children attend school in your country of origin – I’m single, never been married and don’t have kids and the last one is (4) A document proving you have a home or other immovable property – same answer as above (hehehe).
But despite with all of this doubts, we still pursue to apply for the Visa. I submitted all the required documents and arranged in accordance with the checklist. By the way, you don’t have to staple your passport picture to the Schengen Form as I was advice to detach it.
To continue with my story, a day after my interview, I received an email from Embassy informing me that my documents has been forwarded to the Netherlands Regional Support Office – Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). You can also check your status here with the tracking ID number they provided. I patiently waited for an email from the embassy from January 26 – February 7, 2017. Yes, in a span of 9 days, I have now the result of my visa application. But the funny is I don’t know if they grant it or not and that I still have to wait again for another 2-5 days from 2GO courier since I’m from the province of Samar. I never been this nervous before but all we can do is just “wait”.
February 12, 2017 is the 5th day already but still I haven’t received yet any package from the embassy. I even called 2GO office but still unlucky to find my name on the list so I became so nervous and is really eager to know about the result. We were even thinking maybe they will give it to me on Valentines Day which happens to be my birthday also (hehehe).
On February 13, 2017 I decided to call 2GO again and I was glad that my package was there. They instructed me to pick it up personally and I immediately went to their office. I’ve waited for my boyfriend to be online because we both decided to open the package together. It was really the most exciting moment for the two of us. We are both nervous about it and he even told me that if it will be denied, then we should reapply for it immediately. But it turned out to be the most memorable and the best birthday present to me ever. After all the waiting and the sacrifices, here comes MY VISA, yeheeeyyy!!!