As this is my own timeframe for Marriage and MVV Visa. It takes longer but we are currently happy at the moment. Prayers just needed for this to get through of my MVV Visa. I hope to be in Holland before this Christmas 2011. :)
FIRST, Here are the process of Marrying foreigners in the Philippines.
April 15, 2011 – We arrived in the Philippines for the preparation of our wedding.
April 17, 2011 – We went to Embassy of the Netherlands for the application of Legal Capacity of hubby to marry in the Philippines and we went to DFA for the authenticated my birth certificate – also the released of the document.
April 22, 2011 – Released date of the Legal capacity of my hubby.
– Application for the marriage license in Antipolo City Municipal hall.
April 23, 2011 – Application for the tourist visa to go to Holland. (Just to know my hubby’s parents and relatives)
April 24 – May 1, 2011 – Final Preparation for the wedding.
May 2, 2011 – Wedding date in the Philippines
May 5, 2011 – Released of the Schengen Visa from the Embassy.
May 10, 2011 – Flight to Holland as Tourist.
(May – August 8, 2011) – Exploring Holland, learning dutch languages and culture.
SECONDLY but this is definitely the LAST STEP: PROCESS OF MVV VISA (Residence Permit)
August 9, 2011 – Flight going back to Philippines
August 11, 2011 – Scheduled for Inburgering Examen in the Netherlands Embassy in Phils.
August 11,2011 at 5:30pm – Announced the result of the Exam and I successfully passed the exam! Thanks God!! GESLAAGD!!!
NOTE! IND will give 3 months for preparation of payments such as Inburgering Exam, Visa and etc. When hubby saw the acknowledgement receipt from my email, its been 1 month already before he paid for the Inburgering Exam. Why? because if you dont pay it within 3 months, it will be void. So he immediately pay the exam already.
August 12, 2011 – Authentication of Marriage contract at the DFA.
August 12, 2011 – Authentication of Marriage contract at the DFA.
- Application for another certification of the diploma and TOR from PNU.
August 13, 2011 – Released of the authenticated MC from the DFA.
August 14, 2011 – Application of the legalization of MC and Birth Certificate at the Netherlands embassy in Makati City.
August 17, 2011 – Released date of the Legalized document from the Embassy.
August 18, 2011 – Sent documents in the Netherlands
- Released date of the certificates from PNU
August 19, 2011 – Application of the legalization of the school records at the embassy.
August 22, 2011 – Released date of the legalized school records at the embassy.
August 23, 2011 – Hubby received the legalized documents.
August 29, 2011 – Hubby registered the MC at the Gemeentehius in Ede, Holland.
August 31, 2011 – Paid the fees of the registration and Hubby received all the necessary documents needed to submit for the MVV from his work, tax, insurance and etc.
September 3, 2011 – Hubby received the registered documents. (We are now officially registered in Holland as married couple!)
September 5, 2011 – Registered documents are now being sent at IND. (Now, we need to wait for the decision)
September 6, 2011 – IND received the necessary documents for MVV Application.
September 8, 2011 - I found out that I need to apply for the CFO for the amendment of my married surname in my passport, since my passport is still single in status and will expire on 2013. I called everything to know about CFO requirements especially im married with the foreigner.
September 9, 2011 - I never expected that I will going to attend the guidance and counselling program by CFO for those married with foreigner. So it was 1:00 pm when I arrived at the CFO center, then they told me to join the session at 1:30pm, so i stayed and attended the CFO guidance and counselling. CFO certificate is needed for the immigration on the day of our departure. But since im waiting for my visa still, i did the guidance and counselling program earlier as now. But still i need to go back for the sticker on my passport. So after the session, it takes 2 and a half hours to finished. There are group counselling and individual counselling afterwards. Then, after that, I received my certificate of attendance and CFO certificate. So here it is:
This is the certificate of attendance look like. (: and here is the CFO certificate:
And it says there, Im already valid to travel to Netherlands (: I still dont have the sticker on my passport because i still have to wait for the visa, then once ive got the visa, i need to go back to the center to get the sticker for my passport.
September 15, 2011 - (Day time in Holland), hubby received the acknowledgment receipt from IND. He still needs to wait for the notice of IND when he needs to pay the visa. Acknowledgement receipt only states that they confirmed already that they received the papers and they are now on process and checking all the necessary documents for the visa. They told hubby, he will get a response next week or in 2 weeks, and worst, within 3 months. Haayy hopefully, it will be released next week (: pray pray pray.. (:
October 19, 2011 - (Holland time) WE FINALLY RECEIVED THE POSITIVE ADVICE FROM IND!!
My hubby needs to pay then in 2 weeks im back in Holland!
November 7, 2011 - Appointment at the embassy for MVV and personal appearance.
November 10, 2011 - MVV VISA RELEASED! and CFO STICKER RELEASED! :)
November 13 - My Flight Back to Holland! Via Malaysian Airlines/KLM.
November 14 - at 6:30 in the morning (Holland Time) - Arrival in the Netherlands. It was foggy Autumn weather but I still Thank God for having back my hubby in my arms..
I still cant believe the miracle happens so fast and days are really passing by.. He is with me again and will be forever together without going back to Philippines alone.
November 15 - We went to Gemeentehuis for reporting and registration.. Im glad, I saw Autumn Season in Real! :D
Days are passing by.. I have to wait for the time to go to IND Utrecht. As my dad - in- law will be with me to go there for my Residence ID card..
Celebrating Sinterklaas and Autumn season with my husband.
December 7 - Day of appointment for IND Utrecht. For your information, you need to prepare 300 EUR for application. What the hell?? Another payment?? But we really need to obey the rules.. As they say, "THIS IS HOLLAND" hahaha HOLLAND is EXPENSIVE .. heheh
December 8 - My hubby and I submitted the paper to Townhall, and we must wait for 1 week for the confirmation and they will give my BSN number.
December 14 - I finally received papers and my BSN number is written there!
GOOD FEELING THAT I AM NOW OFFICIALLY CITIZEN OF HOLLAND!!!
December 21, 2011 - We received an acknowledgement receipt confirming that IND is now processing my residence permit from our application. Hopefully, we can get it by Jan 4, 2012. :)
Unluckily, i didnt have my residence card as early as expected, we went through sending letters to the ministry and report whats happening on my papers. We asked the IND if we had lacking papers or necessary documents. But they said all is well and just wait for the paper that they will send until we can finally get my 1st residence permit which is valid for 1 year.
May 29, 2012 - when I finally had my 1st residence permit card. But for some kind of reasons it was only valid for 6 months. It was dated that I applied December 7, 2011 but then half a year already so I only need to use it for 6 months almost.
June 5, 2012 - 1st day of my work. It was a gambling. My dutch still needs to improve but just showed what ive got! :)
August 16, 2012 - Got a letter from IND that i need to renew my card.. We needed to pay 375 euros for renewal of residence permit, valid for 5 years already. Nothing to do but needed to follow the rules.
August 27, 2012 - I started my school for Dutch language officially. For me to get diploma and apply soon for Dutch passport .
October 11, 2012 - Autumn break, they are finally on-time for giving the released date of my new residence permit.
October 13, 2012 - I finally had my 5 years validity of Residence permit..
Ive got more long way to go, improve my dutch and goal of having full-time contract from my work..
See you in 3 or 5 years IND for dutch passport! :)
*Note: it will only take 3 years, if you are married or living with Nederlander and soon as you passed the exams in School which is required by the Gemeente.
Thanks God! For all the hardworks and Patience! More hardworks to be made. Thinking if finishing my school before focusing myself to our future baby. My school only last 18months.. i know it will be fast as possible but God has its own time and has its own plan for my husband and I.
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