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Marriage cert for entry into Phillipines

Old Jul 10th 2020, 12:04 pm
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Hello all.

I am seeking some advice if anyone can assist.

I have recently married my Filipina partner and now have the marriage license. Do you know if that allows me to enter the Philippines right now or do i need the marriage to be registered by the Philippine Statistics Authority before I am allowed entry?

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Ive tried to contact embassies, dfa etc but have had no firm answers.

Cheers

Tom

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Old Jul 10th 2020, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by thomas3108
Hello all.

I am seeking some advice if anyone can assist.

I have recently married my Filipina partner and now have the marriage license. Do you know if that allows me to enter the Philippines right now or do i need the marriage to be registered by the Philippine Statistics Authority before I am allowed entry?

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Ive tried to contact embassies, dfa etc but have had no firm answers.

Cheers

Tom
I assume your passports are sti!l in different names so you could be asked to show it. When you travel through immigration let your wife go first and for her to ask for a balikbayan privilege, it's her privilege not yours. Don't forget you can't travel independently of each other if you want the 1 year free entry. Of course you can come in a a solo tourist anytime you like in more normal times.
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Old Jul 10th 2020, 3:54 pm
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If you enter on your own, and show that you are married to a Filipina. You are not guaranteed an extended visa. It is very much at the discretion, of the Immigration Officer. I have been lucky on one occasion. It was a very senior officer. At that time I did not need a visa extension. As it was a three week stay only. It was during the "Martial Law" years. So a long time ago. In short: It depends on the Immigration Officer, but generally, it is a no.
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Old Jul 10th 2020, 7:49 pm
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You do have to arrive together and as Gazza-d has stated it is your wife that presents both passports and the Certificate of Marriage. If you were married in the Philippines the marriage has to be registered at the NSA as their certification is generally the the only one that is recognised.
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Old Jul 11th 2020, 3:16 am
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Cool. Thanks for your time and info.
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Old Jul 15th 2020, 7:01 pm
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You do NOT need to arrive together. That is only if you wish to avail of the BB. If you are only requiring a normal tourist visa on arrival, you can be alone, but yes you will need the marriage certificate and copy of your wife's passport, under the current restrictions due to the Covid pandemic.
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Old Jul 15th 2020, 10:57 pm
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The way that COVID-19 is heading south, 2500 more declared cases today I foresee greater restrictions. So I would hold back for the moment.
Domestic flights are very scarce.
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