Today we got a comment and question from Steve.
This is what Steve had to say:
In regards to getting a resident visa and being able to stay for ever, i have a filipina gf and we live in bangkok,not my home country, i am from uk,and very rarely go to the uk,twice in last 8 yrs,anyway, we are going to be married when we arrive in the philippines in april or may this year,what do you suggest i do about getting the resident visa in the philippines after we marry,what info do i need for the consulate,?and can i expect a long drawn out affair to get this visa,?
i have to thank you also for this amazing web site you have, you seem to know your stuff and you make a lot of people very happy,i am one of those people, thankyou for your services and when we do finnally meet,Myself and rita,would like to take you and your wife out for dinner,
And here is Bob’s response to Steve:
Hi steve, best thing you could do is to come to Davao on a tourist visa (it can be renewed for up to 2 years), get married, and then go back to the UK to apply for your resident visa here. It is more difficult to get that visa while you are in-country, but can be done quite easily at the Philippine Embassy in London.
Good luck on the move! I also look forward to meeting you!