I haven’t posted here in a while, but I’m glad to report that my visa has been approved and is currently on it’s way from the Philippines! I live in Malaysia, but for some reason our visa gets processed over there. They were pretty quick. I submitted the visa application, plus all of my passports and certificates on Tuesday (3rd of July) then they informed me that it had been approved by Friday (6th of July)!
Now all that’s left is to get a health check, certificate of good conduct (lol) and of course my plane tickets!