Posted by: katakataono | June 18, 2007

Proud to be Indonesian?

Last week, I was thinking to apply visa for a short visit to Europe. As the UK is not part of the Schengen group of countries, a British residency/ visa does not give the holder right of entry into Europe. And then, i tried to googling, and found a website provided by France Embassy.

The website stated that according to our nationality, the length and the purpose of my trip to France or Europe, I may be requested to obtain a visa before traveling.
To find out whether or not I require a Schengen visa to travel to France, I tried to do benchmarking between countries in the region, and select the country in the list:


Indonesia:
On account of your nationality, the minimum delay to obtain the visa will be of:
– 4 weeks from the initial date of your application. You need to attend in person the Visa Section to lodge your application.
– 6 weeks for a postal application Please note that those waiting times are given as general guidelines and that actual waiting times may vary.

*Thinking*….quite long ya? OK! lets try other, how about Vietnam or East Timor?

Vietnam/East Timor:
On account of your nationality, the minimum delay to obtain the visa will be of:
– the day of your application. Allow a few hours for the processing of your application. Your visa application may be lodged by a representative.
– 2 weeks for a postal application. Please note that those waiting times are given as general guidelines and that actual waiting times may vary.

Huge different, just wondering “OK, how about Malaysia or Singapore?”
Malaysia/Brunai Darussalam/Singapore
As a national from one of the countries listed above, you do not need a schengen visa to go to France as long as your stay does not exceed 3 months

Yeah yeah….I’m proud to be Indonesian……

I have two questions, probably someone could help me to answer.
“Indonesian Diplomats, do you care? what have you done to solve this?”


Responses

  1. penggunaannya kata-katanya keren… saya suka… kalo istilah medis… ini namanya reaksi formasi…. KEREN

  2. yup, HIDUP INDONESIA !!!!!!!🙂

  3. Misalnya kamu benci banget dengan seseorang, tarohlah dosenmu yang sangat killer… karena tidak memiliki kekuatan… maka yang bisa kamu lakukan bersikap seolah-olah sangat menghargai dia… sangat memujanya… dan selalu tunduk dengan segala perintahnya… dengan senyum… padahal dalam hati sangat gondok… Ini contoh reaksi formasi…

  4. bangga dunk! meskipun susah dpt via… indonesia punya soto dan rawon yg ngga ada duanya! lhoo… ini komentar kok ga nyambung bgt yah? hehehe😀

  5. Itu berarti para peneliti aplikasi visa itu suka sekali membaca riwayat hidup orang2 Indonesia, kalau dari negara lain kurang menarik, tidak unik, average, nothing special pake telor😛

  6. yeah right..terlalu bangga to be indonesian while we enjoy indomie goreng yg nikmat but then when facing all all officer from few country include india n turky..fyi we to special to be interogate.


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