A Filipino citizen was invited by a family to visit the UK. At the same time they want to visit Rome, Italy and if possible Norway. Is this possible? What visas do they need to apply for? And how long does it take usually for the decision? They are planning to visit the UK on July 13. Thanks.
They need one Schengen visa for Italy and Norway, or two separate ones. If they visit one directly after the other, they need one visa; if they return to the UK, they need either a double-entry visa or two separate ones.
You also need an UK visa, which is a completely separate process. However, it can be easier to get a visa for places like the UK or Schengen area if one has a visa in another Western industrialized country; if you return to the UK from Italy/Norway, it helps if you already have an UK visa.
I can't answer average processing times in the Philippines.
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