Something About Greece [1]: Schengen Visa

13 Jun

Happy holiday friends 🙂

I should be working on my final project -which in fact I hadn’t do it yet- from college, that’s why I don’t think about this june as holiday until I had this conversation with my friend last night:
Friend (Fr): We’ll be going to Greece next week.
He said that out of nowhere. When he said ‘we’ or ‘my family’ I knew what he meant was ‘me and my newly married wifey’.
Me: WOW! What are you going to do? A second honeymoon? Haha..
Of course when someone say Greece what I have in mind is the exotic country with its beautiful view. Like in Sisterhood & Travelling Pants and Mamma Mia! movies.
Fr: Hahahahaa.. No, we’re going with friends.
I wanted to tease him, “double honeymoon? ;)”, but instead I said
Me: Ah yes.. It’s summer out there. Will you backpacking?
Fr: No, we’ll be staying at hotel. It’s impossible to get visa without hotel book.
Me: Russia isn’t a Schengen Country?
Fr: No. And a visa costs 70 Euros 😦

Visa is needed to enter another country, to give information what we’ll we do in the destination country, holiday, business, or school. To enter Australia, we need a visa. To enter United States we need another visa. But for Indonesian citizens, we don’t need any visa to enter Singapore, Malaisya, Thailand, Philipinna, Macau, and some other nearest Asian Countries.

To enter Netherland, we need a Schengen Visa. To enter France, we also need a Schengen Visa. Therefore if we want to go to Netherland and afterward visit France, we only need a Schengen Visa. Easier, simpler, and cheaper way to travel around European Countries.

Schengen is a treaty to provide the removal of systematic border controls between the participating countries. Picture below shown us the Schengen Countries (blue) and Schengen Countries with special policies (green). The green-coloured-countries will be blue-coloured-countries in 2011.  The red (England, Ireland) and grey ones (Russia and some other Eastern European Countries ) aren’t Schengen Countries. Therefore we need to provide different visas if we want to enter any of those countries.

I never been to any European Countries. This post is writen based on informations on the internet. You need to read this post, if you want to read more about Schengen Visa Apply to UK. I’m not planning to go to Europe, especially to Greece. But I do really hope that someday I’ll be able to go there.

Have a fun holiday 🙂 Happy summer!


11 Responses to “Something About Greece [1]: Schengen Visa”

  1. wina June 14, 2010 at 5:47 pm #

    malaysia nad… bukan malaisya hehe
    *gak penting maap*

    • nadiafriza June 15, 2010 at 7:23 am #

      wow lo beneran baca blog gw tanpa diminta 🙂 yeiy!

      penting banget kok win.. thanx udah koreksi yaa 🙂

      btw udah gw ganti ya win. ga lucu kan kalo gw diprotes ama warga negara sana hehe

  2. Asop June 15, 2010 at 5:45 pm #

    Oooo… saya baru ngerti sekarang… 🙂

  3. unendingdreams July 1, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    To go to US and then enter Canada or Mexico, we need extra visa. To go to Japan and then enter Korea we also need extra visa. But to travel Europe we only need one visa! It’s very very convenient.

    • nadiafriza July 1, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

      yup that’s true 🙂 that’s beauty of unity hehe

  4. galatea234 July 4, 2010 at 1:57 am #

    hi dear, Greece is one of the Schengen countries and is not a part of Russia. Also, United Kingdom/UK is NOT a part of the Scehengen countries so it’s not possible for you to apply for a Schengen visa in a UK embassy. you need to get a separate UK visa to visit London, it would have been great if they’re a part of the Schengen agreement though. 🙂

    • nadiafriza July 5, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

      yes. thanx for the kind info 🙂 i might not state those phrases clearly in my post, but if you did read it, i implicated the info 🙂
      thanx again for your comment 🙂

  5. Schengen visa September 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm #

    You need a professional visa provider, I recommend

  6. Kojack September 28, 2010 at 4:27 am #

    Visa… visa… visa….
    keinget repotnya ngurus US visa


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