If you read all about my journey the past 19 months, you know it was a ROLLER COASTER RIDE. There was excitement, and then there was doubt. There was faith, then again at times there was fear (I know, it wasn’t supposed to be there. But I’m human.) I was even reminded by my boss, “It’s okay, one day you will learn how to trust God completely and at all times.” Huhuhu.

Finally, it has concluded. God has brought His promise into completion. As faithful as He is always, despite my unfaithfulness, He won the battle for me.

And I can’t believe there are only 23 days left ’til my flight to Korea!


Provided that you have your complete requirements, the visa application process is as easy as 1-2-3. Really.

  1. When you arrive at the Korean Embassy, line up to get your number with your designated window.
  2. When it’s your turn, hand your documents to the officer and pay the processing fee. In my case, there were no questions asked. After checking the documents (mainly the Certificate of Admission and Financial Supporting documents), I was given the claim stub right away.
  3. Come back on the releasing date indicated on your claim stub to pick up your passport. Whether it’s approved or not, you’ll only know by then. (Releasing time: M-F, 1:30pm to 4:00pm)

Now, it’s beyond your control. Trust God. #notetoself ㅋㅋㅋ

I heard from a friend that for student visas, if you have missing documents, they will give you a chance to complete your requirements. They don’t deny your visa application right away EXCEPT if you fail the medicals.

Also, when you get your passport with your visa, you’ll probably notice that it’s only for a single entry which explains why the processing fee is only Php 2,700. My initial reaction was, “What? So I won’t get to come home for 2 years??? Or do I need to re-apply?”

Well, I found out all I need to do is to register with the Immigration in Korea, get an Alien Registration Card and I can go back and forth to Korea anytime during the period of my study.

For everything, I am truly blessed. I still could not imagine how I got here. But looking back, it was all God.
All praises and glory belongs to Him!


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