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timeline for fiancee visa?

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hi. we have our documents submitted for fiance visa in Belgium embassy in Manila first week of oct. and interviewed again first week of dec. we're wondering what is the average processing time for this visa type..we are hoping to get married before our marriage declaration expires feb 10..does anyone here wants to share their experiences re fiance visa? thanks and happy new year!
-ZD

  • Go to Andy Cabahug's profile

    posted by  in Belgium forum 

    Hello ladies,

    I've been together with my boyfriend for 1 year and 7 months now and we still didn't meet yet. I want to apply for a visa 'to meet a friend' to meet him in belgium and just stay for about 14 days. My problem is, I am currently unemployed so we planned for him or his father to sponsor me. Adding to my problem, both my boyfriend and his father doesn't have a work, but they are in an organization that gives them money every month.
    so my question is, do you guys think that they will approve my visa knowing I am currently unemployed? and is this money that they get from the organization in Belgium enough proof for their financial statement?

    Oh and btw is it better to get an assistance from a travel agency or is it a waste of time and money? :(

    I hope someone could help me! thank you :)

  • Go to Andy Cabahug's profile

    posted by  in Belgium forum 

    Hello ladies,

    I've been together with my boyfriend for 1 year and 7 months now and we still didn't meet yet. I want to apply for a visa 'to meet a friend' to meet him in belgium and just stay for about 14 days. My problem is, I am currently unemployed so we planned for him or his father to sponsor me. Adding to my problem, both my boyfriend and his father doesn't have a work, but they are in an organization that gives them money every month.
    so my question is, do you guys think that they will approve my visa knowing I am currently unemployed? and is this money that they get from the organization in Belgium enough proof for their financial statement?

    Oh and btw is it better to get an assistance from a travel agency or is it a waste of time and money? :(

    I hope someone could help me! thank you :)

  • Razz Palmos

    posted by  in Belgium forum 

    Hi Zarah! Thank you for your fiance visa blog. I have no idea about this but because of your blog it really help me a lot. I also have a boyfriend in Belgium and he visited me twice in Philippines, this coming Christmas he is going to visit me again for a marriage proposal. We are planning to get married in Belgium. And as we look for solution I think fiance visa will be the best thing to work on. I have a little question regarding the documents for Philippine embassy 1)affidavit of civil status 2)legal capacity to contract marriage 3)notice of intended marriage 4)evidence of custody law. Where to get these documents and where to submit? Do I need to notarize or legalize these documents? Thank you in advance Zarah... I'm planning to work on my documents after new year. We are only 1 year on relationship. Thanks again ?

  • jenni saragena

    posted by  in Belgium forum 

    Thanks so much Kathleen.
    Im gonna send you a private message for my email add. I understood the embassy's function too, sometimes nga lang medyo hindi lang nakakatuwa. Lol
    But anyways, yes let's still be hopeful.
    Thanks again for the response!

  • Kathleen D'Haeseleer

    posted by  in Belgium forum 

    Hallo there again!

    You are welcome! I am glad to be of help. I made a file on how I did it step-by-step. I can send it to you via email. But it is for FV and not for FRV.

    With regards to your comment about the visa officers in the embassy, many applicants shared that same opinion too. But I believe that they are just doing their job. They have to be strict and firm since there are false applications like fake relationship or marriage for convenience. The embassy is more strict now in accepting immigrants since there is still a problem with the war refugees who come to Europe.

    The length of relationship is indeed important. We are just blessed and lucky enough to get a visa approval because we complied with all the necessary documents and the investigation with my hubby here in Belgium went okay. Getting married there, being in a relationship for more than 2 years or more, and getting pregnant first are not a guarantee that the applicant can get an approval. There are stories of people I know who had the same result. But still they did not give up until they got their visa approval.

    Anyway, just tell me if I have to send the copy of the file because I seldom go online here. Just feel free to ask. Or maybe I can add you to our group on Facebook. There are people there who can also help you with the visa application you plan to get in the future. Goodluck! :)

    Greetings,
    Kathleen

  • jenni saragena

    Hi kathleen

    posted by  jenni saragena in Belgium forum 

    Thanks so much for the insight. And thanks for responding! I erroneously addressed the inquiry to myrnalyn when i meant you. Haha. But i appreciate myrnalyn for responding too. :) Thank you much. Really appreciate it.
    I have some further questions too if you dont mind. Can you give me a step by step process on how you got the visa so quick? We were disappointed with the belgian representative we spoke with at the embassy who is a bit sarcastic at that time, she said the fiance visa application will most likely be denied becoz we have only met once. She said that we should meet 4 more times to have better chance of approval. Im happy to hear that you didnt waited that long.
    But i think we will go for reunification visa, besides i wanna be married here in the philippines, i also wanna have a strong proof that we are already tied and we need to be together the soonest.
    Again, many thanks. And i hope you respond again. :)

  • Kathleen D'Haeseleer

    posted by  in Belgium forum 

    Hallo there!

    I just would like to share my visa journey because I think it is somewhat related to your inquiry. I applied for Fiancee Visa so we got married here in Belgium. When I applied for my visa almost 2 years ago, my hubby and I were not yet one year together in relationship and we have been together only for a month when he stayed in the Philippines. At first, we were worried and in doubt if we would get a visa approval since other people said it would not be possible given the fact that we were not yet more than a year in relationship. But then we still went on with our plan. Just one month before our one year anniversary, I got a visa approval. I waited for 3 months from the date of my application. We succeeded despite of other people's negativity towards my visa application.

    With regards to getting married in the Philippines, it is also possible if you prefer that and if it is more convenient for both you. You just have to apply for Family Reunification Visa. But you should remember that it is a case-to-case basis. It depends on the complexity of the case. Other couples get visa approval easily than others. It also depends on how it goes in the town hall of your partner. Some are strict and some are not. Other applicants got their visa just after one month and some waited up to six months. But like what I have said, it depends on the case. Goodluck to your visa journey! It is not easy but it is worth it. :)

    Greetings,
    Kathleen

  • jenni saragena

    posted by  in Belgium forum 

    hi myrnalyn! :)
    im a newbie in this site, and ive been reading some of the forums about getting the right visa to be with the belgian boyfriend. I went through this forum and saw you were very helpful, sana matulungan mo din ako.
    i have the same, common problem with the rest.
    I met a belgian guy november last year (communicate through facebook) through my aunt who is already a resident in belgium for 22 years. Since january this year he is already my boyfriend.
    Tried to apply schengen visa on january but application was denied (although all documents and other needed details were well provided, but the main reason of rejection is about the assurance that i will be coming back to the philippines after the 3 months stay, they said it was not well supported...sigh). Ok, so he visited me instead for 21days (june 2-22), and just before he went back to belgium we tried to visit the belgian embassy in makati to inquire about the right process and what are the things that we must do to file a fiance visa. Unfortunately, the people in the embassy, besides being grumpy, were not really friendly and helpful, and instead reffered us to their website for the information. Argh. Anyways, just to cut the frustration, i just wanna ask, say we meet only once and we opted to get married on october this year, will there be problems then? and if that is possible, we will then apply visa for reunification with spouse, how long do you think will it be processed? we already fallen in love (ayee :P), and we cant be without each other now. We just wanna have the fastest way possible to be together in belgium.

    i hope i can get a response from you soonest. thanks in advance! :)

  • Kathleen D'Haeseleer

    posted by  in Belgium forum 

    Hallo! You must comply all the requirements if you want to get a visa approval. You can submit some follow-up documents but it is better to submit it all once you lodge your visa application in the embassy. I sent you a message anyway. :)

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    Fiancee visa requirements

    posted by  Myrnalyn Calderas in Belgium forum 

    Hi Ms. Kathleen thank you for answering me. I just want to know those documents need for FV is it true before im going to embassy all the papers is already completed? Thank you and God bless

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