Category: Hopefully Helpful Info

All sorts of info related to seafarer errands and documents processing.

Travel Visa Application via VFS Global

On Thursday morning, the Agency sends me a text message saying to pick up my documents for my Friday appointment at VFS Global’s office at Ecoplaza in Makati. The Ecoplaza building is where the VFS offices are. Good thing #1 is that it’s not hard to find. Good thing #2 is that there’s safe, indoor parking available — really pricey...

Getting your COP at the MARINA

Info as of February 2016 As of this writing, “The MARINA enforces strict rules for personal appearance. All seafarers… must appear physically at the MARINA… for image capturing.” So the Agency tells me to visit the Training Center where I did my BT Refresher to get a Training Completion and Records of Assessment (TCROA) which I will later need in...

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