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WARNING: Spain will not issue visas to Filipino wives of Brits

Discussion in 'Europe Wide Visa Discussions' started by CampelloChris, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. Mike Parr
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    Mike Parr New Member

    In 2 weeks time I fly to Manila where we will apply for a visa via Malta. Flights via Istanbul look interesting with me pondering whether I can meet Lilah in Istanbul for the final leg to Malta (and hence enter EU together). That would be so much easier than me flying all the way to Manila, stay 1 night and then fly all the way back again.
  2. CampelloChris
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    CampelloChris Well-Known Member

    As your application will be couriered to Beijing and come back a week later, wouldn't it be better to let Lilah submit it, and then fly later to stop for a week before coming back together?

    Are you aware of the CFO requirements?
    As Filipinos going abroad as fiancé(e)s, spouses or other partners of foreign nationals, you are required to attend the CFO's guidance and counselling session in order to secure the Guidance and Counselling Certificate (GCC) and the CFO sticker. You need this certificate to renew or apply for a new passport at the Department of Foreign Affairs (per Department of Foreign Affairs Order Nos. 11-97 Implementing Rules and Regulations for Republic Act 8239, "Philippine Passport Act" and 28-94). You will also need to present this certificate together with your spouse/partner visa, at the Immigration office at the international airport on your day of departure

    You might get away with it if you insist that your wife is only coming with you on holiday. Her return ticket should help in that respect.
  3. Mike Parr
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    Mike Parr New Member

    I already had this trip booked and it's too late to change plans now since it has to fit with my work. Plus she wants to spend some time with her family before she leaves (currently she's working away in Manila).
    We have already booked CFO counselling session and change of passport appointment slot. All should be done before I arrive so everything is ready to start the visa application.
    Not planning on booking a return flight - just one way.
    Thanks for thinking of us and I will keep you updated.

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