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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

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    posted by  in Belgium forum 

    Miss kathleen question: btw me and my fiancee have a huge age gap
    But he doest look as his age though.. People always mistaken him for being in the early 30's.. But truth is he's 46 and im 26.

    So in applying for a fiance visa. Does our age gap will be a huge problem?

    Hoping for ur reply. Thank you and God bless

  • Kathleen D'Haeseleer

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    posted by  Kathleen D'Haeseleer in Belgium forum 

    Hello! I was a FV applicant before. I got my visa approval last December 2014 and I came here in BE on the same month too. With regards to your questions, just because you are his fiancee does not mean that they can deny your TV application. Maybe you just did not meet the other requirements for TV. It is not easy to apply for TV as what I heard from other people because you have to prove to the consul that you will really return to the Philippines. You should have a sufficient and valid reason to convince them that you will not stay here in BE for good but just for a visit only. Many TV applicants got denied because they were not able to convince the consul with their reasons.

    Having properties under your name is not required for FV application. You can check the website of Belgium Embassy for general requirements. My hubby and I decided to apply for FV even we were not yet two years together. He stayed in the Philippines for one month and we only saw each other once before I applied for FV. But then I still got my visa approval.

    It is true that Belgium Embassy has new rules and regulations every now and then. I also heard that they required such years before a couple can apply for FV or FRV but then my hubby and I proved that someone can still get a visa approval even without reaching those years together as a couple. But the decision of the consul for FV application depends in the complexity of the case of the couple. I hope this helps. Goodluck! :)

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    Hi everyone

    I just have few questions With regards to obtaining and applying for a fiance visa.

    i have been in a relationship with a belgian guy since June of 2013. And offered marriage the time he had his first visit here in the Philippines. thats was January of 2014 day before he's leaving to Belgium.. months after we decided to to apply for schengen visa "visit a friend" for a simple reason that i want to meet his family and know his culture. But got denied. so im thinking is it because i claimed that im already his fiance, that makes them question why tourist visa?

    So then told him about it, telling him why not we try to apply for fiance visa, then he said it would be difficult as i dont have any properties to claim. question: is it necessary to be able present properties under my name? Second thing, we know that we are supposed to be 2yrs in a relationship before we can apply for fiance visa, question: should it be exactly 2yrs or more?
    Another thing, i asked him if we can marry here in the Philippines. He said it can be but i have to wait for 5yrs as they will think im just after his money or getting in Belgium.. question: is it true that i have to wait 5yrs? Because of some sudden change with the rules and regulations of belgium embassy.. Sorry for flooding too much questions but this are questions that can be answered by people who have experienced it already. Thank you

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    i have to handover my visa application this month. heard lot of nonsense about dis interview. Anybody here who faced dis????and we already hire a lawyer too. so it gonna help for us? how we gonna arrange our file ? specially proof of our relationship? Lawyer told few pic are enough. so can anybody who succeeded with this procedure, help me?
    after i go through with dis blog... i think i have to add lot....

  • Ade Oni

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    posted by  Ade Oni in Belgium forum 

    Thanks for the prompt reply, i understand what you mean, but the problem am having is getting the following below.
    1).Proof of marriage legislation (certificat de coutume) (This document is issued by the embassy of the country of origin with a legalization in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brussels)
    2). A certificate concerning the marriage name if applicable (This certificate is issued by the embassy of the country of origin with a legalization in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brussels)

    My fiance need to get this from the Nigerian Embassy in Brussels, so she can submit at the City Hall together with my translated document for the Marriage Declaration Act.

    This is the issue am having and like ZD Prado wrote on her blog that Mr. Van Bogaert who works with the Philippines embassy in Brussels helped her out... Please what can i do about this. I hope to hear from you soon

  • Kathleen D'Haeseleer

    Ade Oni

    posted by  Kathleen D'Haeseleer in Belgium forum 

    Hello! In my experience, my fiance submitted all the requirements for Marrriage Declaration Act to the town hall, including my translated papers. Only the town hall provides the Marriage Declaration Act while the Foreign Affairs here in Belgium decides for the granting of visa. Goodluck! :)

  • Ade Oni

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    Please house, am new to this forum, and i have read a whole lot on here, please what i need this forum to help me with is how can my fiance get the marriage declaration act, im from Nigeria and i have sent her all the necessary legalized documents, she has translated them, but she doesn't know where to submit them... is it that she will go to the Nigerian embassy in Brussels or she can submit them at her City Hall. Please i need information soon. thanks.
    Ade

  • Kathleen D'Haeseleer

    posted by  in Belgium forum 

    God is truly good all the time! I would like to share the good news my fiance and I received this December. After 3 stressful months of waiting for the result, I finally have my visa approval for my fiancee visa application. I would like to extend my gratitude to the awesome people here who helped me, encouraged me and supported me during my visa journey. To other visa applicants who are processing their papers and still waiting for the result, never give up and have faith. Prayers can move mountains. Just feel free to message me in case you have questions regarding fiancee visa application and I would be glad to share my experience with you. God bless us! Happy holidays! :)

  • Kathleen D'Haeseleer

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    Hello there! I just would like to ask for an advice. I applied for fiancee visa last September this year. My visa reference number appeared in www.infovisa.ibz.be one month after I lodged my visa application. It shows there, "In afwachting ontvangst van documenten die de visumaanvraag ondersteunen en die door de Belgische diplomatieke/consulaire post per diplomatieke valies verzonden wordt."

    My fiance is not interviewed yet. It has been two months and a half already. He called up to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brussels and they only said to just wait. It is not a problem for us to wait but we are more concern of the expiration of our papers. We will probably re-apply again in the city hall if there is no decision until the expiration date. I really do not know how the processing of fiancee visa application goes there.

    Does anyone here know where we can follow up for the updates of the visa application? Just for him to be interviewed so that the investigation can move forward then. He also called up to the city hall and they just said that they just wait for the result of the investigation. Where can we follow up for the investigation? To the police? To the procureur? We really do not know. My fiancee lives in the city of Aalst anyway.

    I am looking forward for your kind reply regarding this matter. I just want to clear some thoughts on my mind since it is my first time to apply for fiancee visa. Any reply will be highly appreciated. Thank you so much in advance!

  • Kathleen D'Haeseleer

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    No. As long as it is from the NSO, it does not matter. I got my NSO documents from my province and they were good. :)

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