The Schengen Visa Struggle: Netizens Find Humour In The ‘Humbling’ Reality Of Visa Application Process; Memes Inside

The thread takes a hilarious turn towards singledom.

by Nikitha Sebastian
The Schengen Visa Struggle: Netizens Find Humour In The ‘Humbling’ Reality Of Visa Application Process; Memes Inside

Anyone who’s ever dreamt of European adventures knows the struggle for a Schengen visa. The application process can be a bureaucratic labyrinth. But fear not, fellow travellers, for X (formerly Twitter), offers a treasure trove of humour to lighten the mood.

The Schengen Visa Struggle

One recent post has gone viral, perfectly capturing the absurdity of the required documents for Indian applicants. The post, dripping with sarcasm, lists the essentials: the usual suspects like tax returns and proof of address, alongside some rather…unconventional requests.

Need your Kundali (a birth chart used in Vedic astrology) alongside your genetic profile? Check. Imagine explaining your Zomato login details are crucial for navigating Europe! The pièce de résistance is undoubtedly the signed pledge promising your return to India – a divine intervention guaranteed with a “god promise” and a firm “nahi rahunga yaar tumhare EU mei” (I won’t stay in your EU, dude).

Also Read: After Two-Year Suspension, Kuwait Resumes Family Visa Applications With A Set Of New Rules

Document Overload

The thread takes a hilarious turn towards singledom. Apparently, for the unattached traveller, a sworn statement pledging lifelong celibacy is a visa prerequisite. “I will not get married to a European national,” the comment reads, “I will remain Brahmachari while in Europe.”

One user perfectly captured the feeling of document overload with a personal story. Armed with their passport, bank statements, tax returns, property papers, investment details, and travel bookings, they marched confidently to the visa office. The officer, after a single glance at the passport, delivered a deadpan remark: “Oh! You come from the land of photocopying.” Another post says, “ If wanting to be humbled exists, it’s definitely found in applying for a Schengen visa on an Indian passport.”

Also Read: Your Rejected Visa Applications Helped UK & Schengen Countries Make $200 Million; Data

This witty exchange reminds us that while the visa process can be daunting, laughter is the best medicine. So, the next time you’re wrestling with application forms, take a break, scroll through X, and remember, you’re not alone in this bureaucratic odyssey.

Cover Image Courtesy: Canva (Representative Image)

For more such snackable content, interesting discoveries and the latest updates on food, travel and experiences in your city, download the Curly Tales App. Download HERE.