Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I want to clarify what Carol was asking in the shoutbox. The messages we can write in the shoutbox is limited, that's why I made this. There were lots of advices people gave. Some maybe misunderstood what she really means. I think I'm one of them. Sorry, nobody is perfect. hehe.

Her message was "hi to everyone, im here in Hong Kong and i have a dutch bf, we are planning to get married soon but we have some problems about where are we going to get married. Where he can get me in holland faster, can i get a tourist visa first and get the exam there and get married?"

As what I understand on what she mean was " She will get a tourist visa first, then take the exam here in Holland and get married here during her stay." That's why I said no, As what I know and read in IND website. You can't marry and take the exam here if you only have a tourist visa. You have to take the exam in the place where you are living and apply a family reunification or MVV to get in here. Marriage is Not a reason to be here faster. Even you are not married, you can come here and stay together. Living together or LIVE-IN has same rules as married couples. You can even choose which last name you wanted to use, if your old last name or your partner's last name.
She was asking too, where is the best place for them to get married. I answered Here in Holland because if you will get married in Philippines, after the marriage you will wait for your marriage contract from NSO then legalize and authenticate it. While, if you and your partner will apply the MVV and will get approve then you can stay here. If you and your partner has all the papers needed, you will get your MVV. My mistake is, I forget she is living in China. I don't know how fast are the paper processing in Hong Kong, but I think it is faster than Philippines.

There are two ways on applying MVV, thats what they call, Direct Approach and Advice Route. Either of the two is good. If you are not sure on your papers or you are afraid what will be the result, then I advice you take the ADVICE ROUTE. If you are very sure with the papers, your partner's income and all, then take the Direct Approach.

If I made some errors or forget something, just comment on this post.
Thank you for visiting and reading in my blog. I just want to share my ideas and experiences about this issues. Have a nice day everyone!


Pieter and Alma said...
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Jenny said...

Thank you for the corrections Meneer. As what I said in this post, I am no perfect that knows everything. Yes my experiences can't be applied to all of the readers but at least they have Ideas on where to go first.
If you are giving advices too or writing, maybe you can share your site here so people can read your site too.

Pieter and Alma said...

You're welcome!

Meneer De Uil

marjz junio said...

hi good evening,
i would like to ask about the information of having a baby from a dutch guy,i am pregnant,for 2 months,i would like to ask if what should i have to do?I live in norway right now,and i work as a aupair,but i still have my shengen visa till next year 2012,is it possible that i can live in holland because of my baby, or they will send me back home to philippines? i hope you can answer my question,because i am so worried about my status,
have a nice evening and more power,


Unknown said...

Hi Jenny, I am a pinay also with a dutch BF. The IND changed the rules in MVV, they asked it's either registered partner or Married. We are planning to process a MVV but that was keeping us slower. one thing more I started to study the TGN and basic info about netherland. Our problem is do I need to go back there to register as partners before I take the exam or I take exam and have a short visit again to do the partnership? we are getting annoyed with the changes. Plus next year, language exam is gonna be more expensive this coming Jan 2013. I am hoping you can suggest what is better to do.. Bedankt. your blog helped a lot of Filipino-dutch couples :D spread more love :D

Unknown said...

Hello jessica can i have your email pls,your inquiry was same as mine .Try to add me at my ym

Unknown said...

hi,iam married to a dutch man here in the philippines for 5 years and we have a 7 year old girl.whats the best thing to do to go to holland for daughter have a dutch passport and we are planning to go to holland for visit what do i need,he is 71 years old.retired.can you please tell me whats the best remedy for me as a wife and a mother of of my little girl...