Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by Maharg, May 25, 2015.
A wise decision Graham, enjoy London
Hopefully it's not too mental as we'll have to get the rush hour tube!!
So, that's the marriage registered in The Philippines, which is now £38 better off courtesy of me.
Went in early and parked the car on the outer rfringes of London, getting the tube in. Had a hearty breakfast in town and went to the Embassy about 8.30. There was already quite a few people there waiting inside, even though it didn't officially open until 9am.
Came armed with debit card and chequebook. A foolproof trategy, one would think. But no. Phillipine Embassy only takes cash. So I had to go out and find a cash point, leaving Mrs Maharg temporarily marooned on Filipino soil.
Came back, and a woman in the queue who had taken a coupl of ticket numbers gave on of them to us, bumping us forward in the queue. Result.
So, when we were called we went to the desk and proudly presented our application, only to be told it was the wrong form. Funny that, seeing as I downloaded it from their website!
Anyway, they gave us the correct form and said we could just come back to the desk once we had completed 4 of them, along with 4 copies of the marriage certificate, 4 copies f my passport and 4 copies of Mrs M's passport.
So we did that.
Woman looked at the forms, tippexed ladds of it out and got us to redo it! Age was wrong - should be the age when married, not the age now durrrr!!!! Address was also wrong - likewise. Address when married, not now!
Wife's job was also wrong. Job when married (ie None), not now.
So we put that right. (I was getting stressy by now), gave it back, and paid £38.
Come back Tuesday, they said. To collect your certificate. Eh? I never knew anything about coming back Tuesday. Anyway, they said I could go to the local Post Office, buy a Special Delivery envelope and they can post it.
"Where's the Post Office" I asked.
"There's a map on the door," they said, and there was, indeed, a map on the door showing Embassy, Cash point and post office. Funny that.
So, we went to the post office and chatted with all the other Filipinos in the Post Office who were also buying Special Delivery envelopes. Then went back. Handed it in. Went home.
And that was that.
i found this thread doing an online search.
so is there no way we can do this by post ? have we really got to go to London ? ridiculous. why bother .
I know! Very inconvenient, isn't it? We just got lucky when we found out there's an Outreach in Gloucester at the time.
And at the time we submitted the requirements, they only asked for 3 copies not 4 as the website says. Very inconsistent.
Just report the marriage at the same time as your missus replaces her passport (Philippine passport only lasts five years)
so will her next passport be in her new married name ? i think its got 2 years to run
Yes you can just wait, my wife reported our marriage and renewed her passport (with new married name) at the same time. When that happens remember to get the BRP changed to her married name (£180) as there will then be a mismatch between BRP and passport. For some reason we lost sight of this and the wife has the passport in her married name and BRP in maiden name thus we are risking a fine (£1000), we are relying on the UKVI accepting our ignorance plea when we apply for the second FLR(M) in a few months.
another £180 !! straw and camels back comes to mind.
I have an enquiry regarding the change of Name. Normally,if changing maiden name to married name,the former surname becomes middle name and then the husband's surname becomes the wife surname.Example,maiden name is Anna Mendoza Lin,the husband's surname is Lewis,so the married name becomes,Anna Lin Lewis,is it possible to get rid of former Surname,so I could still retain my former middle name and be Anna Mendoza Lewis? I am not surprise if you find it confusing guys,but no harm in trying
I am guessing so especially if you marry in the UK as in the UK the lady normally drops her maiden name and that's it, her middle name remains the same.
Thanks,do you think there will be no problem for me to do this? Will they not question it in the Philippine Embassy?
I doubt you will have a problem, remember that some people do not even change their names at all after marriage.
One of the other members here might have done the same as you, wait to see if someone posts, you can always contact the Philippine Embassy to put your mind at rest.
I see no reason why you shouldn't be able to retain your mother's maiden name, rather than your father's surname, as your middle name, if that is what you wish. However, the NSO may have different ideas and change your name for you.
Saw this thread only now..
I called the Philippine embassy a few weeks ago and learned that the Report of Marriage can be done through post. As for the passport renewal, it has to be done in person.
Hi! I've been searching on how to register by post but I couldn't find one. Do you know how to Report my marriage through post?
Download the form from their website; requirements can be seen on the form as well. Include in your parcel your report of marriage payment (postal order addressed to Philippine Embassy London) and prepaid self addressed envelope. Allow 2-3 days processing
Thank you for the reply