In the underlying sense of hope of going to a different country either to work or migrate, to either live out a dream or have a better life rather than just surviving, many people had opted to seek out help from agencies. On this note, many have opted to go to illegal means, without the knowledge of easy access help that go out ones way just to get you through an embassy screening and eventually bring you to the land of your dreams.
This reminded me of a certain Filipino movie back in 2004, entitled Milan. Milan is a love story set amongst the political economies of the Philippines and Italy. It tells the story of Lino, a young man who travels to Italy as an undocumented OFW to search for his missing wife Mary Grace. Apparently, in the movie, the wife chose not to communicate to him, because she got promiscuous and had a son from her employer.
This brings me to mind, if in the occasion that he had applied for a visa for Milan, Italy, legally, and have been asked for the reason why he needed to enter the said country, would he indicate that he will just look for his wife? Odd as may seem, we can’t withhold the fact that people have reasons of their own, sometimes even way outrageous.
Globalvisas.com has put together a list of the ten weirdest applications they have come across in the last 12 months. When asked for their reasons for travel, applicants gave an unusual array of answers – from the illegal, to the unexpected, and the frankly odd. Global Visas is a private company that helps individuals and businesses wishing to secure visas in the country of their choice.
According to them, the ten strangest reasons for applying for a visa are the following:
1) A South African man applied for a European visa, by saying he wanted to go to Romania to become a vampire hunter.
2) On his UK visa application, a Brazilian man said he wanted to bring “flamenco to the streets of Norwich”.
3) A Russian woman applied for a European visa, so she could work as a prostitute in the Netherlands.
4) An embalmer from Mexico applied for a visa to ply his trade in Spain. When his criminal record was unearthed, the visa was refused.
5) On his European visa a Mali man said he was skilled with a pirogue, and wanted to transfer his skills to gondola driving in Venice.
6) A UK man listed his profession as a dog food taster on his US visa application.
7) A man in the Philippines applied to travel to Australia because he was “evading the local authorities”.
8) One woman applying to move from France to the US gave her profession as ‘foot model’.
9) A woman applied for a UK visa, saying she had “seasonal work as a zombie” .
10) A Peruvian man applied for a European visa to work as an “alpaca shearer” during “shearing season”.
Note that every country has certain laws and limitations when come to this. So for an absurd reason of running from the a crime here in Manila, don’t count your luck on it. If ever you fall into the list or you are at loss of what better career options to file for, it would be good to seek out professionals who are adept to this kind of application, and those that could assure your visa approval.
Don’t get into shameful discussions about your reasons and thus getting disappointed on a disapproved application and eventually not finding a vampire or zombies in some countries.
On Global Visas
Global Visas has won for its clients the most difficult battles as far as visa facilitation is concerned, such as immigration to Australia. The expertise of the Global Visas team allows it to deliver the best quality service in the lodgment of spousal, fiancée, tourist and working visas. The company holds the distinct advantage of having personnel in destination countries as well as constant updating of visa regulations in these areas: the USA, Canada, UK and other parts of Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asian territories. Visit http://www.globalvisas.com/ for more information.