Chapter 3 of How to marry a French national in the Philippines and get a Spouse Visa (Getting Married and The Waiting Game)

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September 16, 2016 by Crescentine

Step 5. Get Married!

I arranged for a simple civil ceremony with a company that was referred to me by my friend who also got married to a French national before. You can use your marriage license to get married anywhere within the Philippines!

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Heart Focus Events Management can arrange for simple weddings to grand weddings, just let them know your budget and what you need to be done!

General requirements for a civil wedding:

  1. Original Marriage License issued by Taguig City Hall
  2. Photocopy of Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR)
  3. Photocopy of the Legal Capacity of Marriage
  4. Two witnesses over 18 years of age and not related
  5. Wedding rings

 

Their office is located at Capitol Masonic Bldg. Room 202, 2nd flr., Matalino st. Brgy. Central Diliman, Quezon City. They operate starting from 9am and you can get married at any time between a 10am – 4pm schedule.

It is a dated building with Gemmary pawnshop on the ground floor. It’s right beside Kabab Korner and across Baliwag on Matalino st.

Why get married with Heart Focus Events Management in Q.C. if we lived in Taguig?

  1. Affordable prices (8,000 pesos for civil ceremony at their office).
  2. NSO head office is right around the corner along East Ave., the waiting game is longer if you pass by an NSO satellite office instead of going directly to the head office.
  3. They take care of finding your solemnizing officer.
  4. They file your marriage certificate at the Local Civil Registry and they will also get the endorsement from the LCR.
  5. My family lives in Q.C. and affordable places abound in the area for a reception / hotel staycation.

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The price was 8,000 pesos for a simple civil ceremony in their office with Reverend Rodolfo Gonzaga as our solemnizing officer. The price included the fee for the solemnizing officer, the use of their office, typing of the original copy of the marriage certificate, filing for the marriage certificate at the Local Civil Registry in Quezon city plus getting the endorsement papers from the LCR. This is by far the most reasonable price we have found!

Heart Focus does not process the endorsement to the NSO, which you have to do yourself.

*There is also a photographer that will take your photos if you get married at the Heart Focus office, he will charge you 50 pesos per photo and deliver the photos in a CD format.

Now for the waiting game, get married close to the 15th of the month for the optimal waiting time. I’ll explain why later!

After getting married, you will come back to their office in 4 working days to get the original copy of the marriage certificate filed at the LCR in Quezon City. This does not yet include the endorsement. However, you can request for a rushed original copy (500 pesos) of your marriage certificate on security paper (SECPA) signed by an NSO representative. This can be used when scheduling your seminar with the CFO and applying for a new passport with the DFA. Get two (2) copies!

NSO takes new marriage certificates filed at the LCR by batch every 15th of the month so count 30-31 days from the nearest 15th of the month to the date of your wedding and that’s when you’ll get the endorsement from the LCR, courtesy of Heart Focus. (ex. We got married on March 3rd, NSO took our marriage certificate on March 15th thus, the endorsement will be ready by April 15th).

Now, take the endorsement document given to you by Heart Focus and personally file it at the NSO head office which is just at East Ave., which is at the other end of Matalino St. A lot of people have to wait longer if they don’t personally file the endorsement at the NSO head office as well as NSO satellite offices take very long to transport marriage certificates to the NSO head office which delays the process of waiting for the marriage certificate. By doing this, you are shortening the wait for your marriage certificate by at least a month.

After endorsing your marriage certificate to the NSO, you will receive the original copy on security paper (SECPA) authenticated by the NSO in two weeks from the date of endorsement. This document is the one needed by the French Embassy to process your demande de transcription d’acte de mariage and the livret de famille, a requirement for your spouse visa application.

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*Wedding Tips: We stayed at a hotel on the same street as well to avoid the traffic to Quezon city the next day, the hotel is The Sulo Riviera, a classy and cozy hotel that offered an excellent stay accompanied with complimentary drinks and a breakfast buffet for two! We stayed one more night during our wedding day and they even upgraded our room for us to have the most romantic wedding night as a newly married couple.

We also had our simple intimate reception at Ninyo Japanese-French Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge in Katipunan ave., an amazing and romantic place with orgasmic food and drink that guarantees to satisfy the Filipino and French palates. The plate prices ranged from reasonable (less than 500p) to expensive (1,500p+) but each and every dish was made with skill and love!

Our wedding day was simply intimate, classy, magical and memorable. We spent an estimated total of PHP 34,000 for the entire wedding (hotel, reception and marriage proper). Not bad huh?

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Step 6. Demande de Transcription d’Acte de Mariage at the French Embassy!

The requirements are the original NSO authenticated certificate of marriage (on yellow paper) with Red Ribbon from the DFA, photocopy of the original certificate of marriage from the city hall or office where you were married and an accomplished form that is to be provided to you by the embassy.

Before you get your NSO authenticated marriage certificate, you need to file an endorsement to the NSO / PSA that is located at NSO Central Outlet, East Avenue, Quezon City, 1101 Metro Manila.

Go through the main entrance gate, then look for the nearest window and fill up the form given to you by the officer, proceed to the big yellow air-conditioned building at the back of the compound! Show the guard your form and he will tell you where to submit the files, there are normally less people in the afternoon around 2pm.

After filing the endorsement, there is a fee to pay (PHP 140 / document). You may opt to request for more than one original copy.

The endorsement document should ideally be provided to you by the office who married you or the local civil registrar in the city where you were married. After filing this at the NSO main office, you will have to wait two weeks to get it!

Once you have it, proceed to the DFA to get the Red Ribbon and then submit your documents at the embassy, make sure to go in the morning! Et voila, you will just have to wait 2-3 months for the livret de famille (family book) which is one of the requirements for the long stay spouse visa.

Sick of waiting? Instead of waiting 2-3 months in the Philippines, I decided to apply for a short stay tourist visa to wait in France with mon amour instead. After 90 days, which is the maximum number of days that a short stay tourist visa allows, I’ll come back to the Philippines to receive our livret de famille and file an application for the long stay spouse visa in France.

I’m back from my 3-months waiting period in France and I finally received my livret de famille and the transcription of our marriage certificate in France from the French embassy in Manila. Make sure to call the embassy and schedule an appointment before you go!

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Step 7. Demande de Visa Long Sejour – Spouse

On the same day, I also filed my application for the long stay spouse visa – living in France. I now have to wait for 10 days to get the visa….

The requirements, as of September 2016, are seen here. This is subject to change so I will not list it down here to be safe!

AND…I finally got my spouse visa with multiple entry and a one year validity! It didn’t help that Gloria Macapagal Arroyo with bodyguards and the Senate with bodyguards were there as I was the least of the embassy’s priority although I was first in line…All is well that ends well! I got it!

UPDATE: They also recently updated their requirements, as of Sept. 5, 2016, they added an extra requirement called the “Demande d’attestation OFII”. You can get your copy of the application form via this website. Speaking of OFII, this is the next step to this entire migration process once you arrive in France that will allow you to live permanently in the country. Nope, it does not end with the spouse visa. I’ll tell you all about that in another post.

The very last step is to go to CFO again to get a clearance sticker attached to your spouse visa, without this sticker, immigration will bar you from leaving the country so make sure you get it!

I went to the CFO at 1pm as recommended by my counsellor, there was almost no one there. I filled up the form and got a number. Waited for 5 minutes and when my number was called, gave my passport along with the guidance counselling certificate. After 15 minutes, I received my passport with the CFO sticker on it. Voila!

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Merci beaucoup to everyone and to mon amour for sticking with me throughout this entire 8 and a half months of processing all my papers, I’m leaving for France on the 16th of September, 2016. Au revoir!

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51 thoughts on “Chapter 3 of How to marry a French national in the Philippines and get a Spouse Visa (Getting Married and The Waiting Game)

  1. Patzy says:

    Hi Crescentine,

    I am currently in France right now ( in tourist visa) and about to get wed here to a french citizen. Do I need to come back in the Philippines and apply for spousal visa? Or can I ask for extension here?if so… am I the one to send the french marriage certificate in the NSO phil? or it will done by french government? how long should I wait? for the registered NSO.

    Thank you so much

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    • Crescentine says:

      Hi Patzy, I think if you’re currently on a visa and about to get married then you actually have a marriage visa and I know for a fact that you still have to go back to the Philippines after the wedding there to get a spouse visa and transcribe the marriage in the Philippines via NSO. The registered NSO will take the normal amount of time it does if you get married in the PH, around 2 months from the time you submit it to the civil registrar’s office in the city hall of the city you were born into, in the PH. After you get the marriage certificate on yellow security paper from the NSO, you then apply for the spouse visa at the French embassy.

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      • Fritzie Ecarma says:

        Hi Crescentine,

        I check online apparently it has diff requirement for Spousal visa when couple got married in France.
        http://www.vfsglobal.com/france/philippines/pdf/Long-stay-visas-for-spouses.pdf

        Im confused now..:(

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      • Crescentine says:

        Hey there! Yeah, if you got married in France, you were most likely on a marriage visa (the visa that is only valid until you are able to celebrate your marriage in France). After you get married, you have to go back to the PH and then apply for a spouse visa, the visa that proves you are now the wife of a French national and you are therefore eligible to move and live in France. It’s twice as complicated if the marriage is celebrated in France instead of the PH since you have two sets of visa requirements (marriage then spouse).

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    • Arianne says:

      Hello good afternoon Patzy, i just want to ask what papers did you prepared and brought with you for you to get married in france?
      Thank you so much.

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      • Fritzie Ecarma says:

        Hi Ariane,

        Make sure to bring original copy of NSO birth certificate ( with DFA red ribbon ), original copy of NSO CENOMAR (with DFA red ribbon ), barangay clearance ( as proof of residency, or proof of billing address ).

        Birth certificate and Cenomar should be translated in English (have it translated in accredited French thingy , I had mine trandlated at La vie Paresien Cebu. After you have it translated you need to go to French Embassy to have those certified..like around 2k per page.( tres cher ).

        Once you reach France process the Les Bains RIGHT AWAY .. like ASAP coz in our case we had to wait 2 months for it before we get married.Make sure to sign and submit the Prenup thingy before the said wedding day.

        And right after the wedding.. the Livret de famille wil be given to you. Then go to PH Embassy to file REPORT OF MARRIAGE.

        Hope that will help you.

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  2. Louise says:

    Okay i got it..thanks for the information and hope to meet u someday in france:)

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  3. Louise says:

    Hi
    Do u think its possible to send our document for marriage transcription thru LBC?

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  4. Louise says:

    Hi crescentine, i jusr want to ask u if do i need also to sign on the document for the demande de mariage transcription..my husband said its only for the french spouse..but i just want to ask u just to be sure.

    Thanks

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    • Crescentine says:

      Hello, I think once you submit all the required documents for the transcription, it’s all good. There’s nothing more to sign!

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      • louise says:

        hi again..i am referring to this one.. le ou les conjoints francais..does it mean he will sign alone? i just want to be sure because i cannot go to the embassy personally..i will just send it thru lbc.

        thank you so much for your reply..much appreciated!

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      • Crescentine says:

        Hi Louise, yes I’m sure! There’s really nothing to sign. You can send the required documents via LBC directly to the French embassy and they know what to do with the documents already or have the French spouse deliver it there directly, but it really doesn’t change anything. You can even be the one to file the documents, it doesn’t matter 🙂

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      • Louise says:

        Thank you so much crescentine..im planning to send our documents next week..and one more question if u dint mind..copy authentifiee from the city hall is the original marriage certificate or just the certified true copy? Thanks for your help!

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      • Crescentine says:

        Hi Louise, no problem and you’re welcome! the copy authentifiée by the city hall is the certified true copy that came from the organization that conducted your marriage and then you need to submit that along with the NSO authenticated copy of the marriage certificate + DFA red ribbon 🙂

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  5. nicole says:

    This is really helpful! I should’ve seen this long time ago hehe. I got married last Nov.2016 here and I’m now waiting for the family book. They say 3-4 months .. I just have a question.. Does the demande De transcription d’acte de mariage is released the same time as the family book ? 🙂 thank you in advance for your reply !!

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    • Crescentine says:

      Hi Nicole! Happy to be of help. Yup, the transcription d’acte de mariage is released at the same time. You may even apply for the spouse visa right after receiving it. Normally, it takes 2-3 months only. I got mine after 2 months! 🙂 félicitations pour votre mariage!

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  6. Ysh says:

    Hi Madame,

    Do I need to renew my passport after we married?😁
    Thank you.😁

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  7. Dee says:

    Bonjour Crescentine! How are you? Just want to thank you for all your posts, they’ve been so helpful in my journey of marrying my frenchie! 🙂 Anyway, we just got married 4 days ago (civil wedding) and it took us around 6 months to accomplish everything–from requesting a CENOMAR, to finally getting our original marriage certificate this morning. Wheew! It took us longer than usual because we’re both working in Manila and we can only attend to our requirements once a week. We were told by the civil registry that they could issue a copy of our marriage certificate on security paper tomorrow.

    I understand that I need to forward the endorsement to PSA/NSO.. my question is, do I need to submit the actual NSO authenticated copy of my marriage certificate to the French Embassy for requesting a livret de famille? The officer from the civil registry said that it could take up to 3 months for the said copy. Also, do I need to update my passport with my married name already or I can do it while waiting for the livret de famille?

    Merci beaucoup & more power to you!! ❤ Dee

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    • Crescentine says:

      Hi Dee! Congratulations, I’m so happy for you and your husband! Best wishes! I’m glad that I was of help.

      Unfortunately, a bit of bad news, the marriage certificate issued by the civil registry on security paper is not enough for the French embassy.
      It has to be the marriage certificate on NSO yellow security paper to be accepted by the French embassy.

      The consul told me that the reason for this is that once the NSO transcribes your marriage certificate in their database, the marriage becomes officially recognized. Hence, the marriage certificate you have now cannot be found yet in the NSO database so when French authorities verify with the PH government, they won’t find your marriage certificate (yet).

      So, yes. You have to forward the endorsement then wait to get the copy of the marriage certificate on NSO yellow security paper. Your endorsement paper will most likely be available on Feb 15., take this paper personally to the NSO head office in East Ave. to directly transmit it to the NSO headquarters. It will be processed faster if you do it this way (only two weeks processing instead of 3 months). Normally, you will get a copy of your NSO marriage certificate on yellow paper by Mar 1-2. Submit this copy with a DFA Red Ribbon to the French embassy along with a photocopy of the original marriage certificate.

      The transcription of marriage and the Livret de Famille from the French embassy is the one that takes long (2-3 months). After you receive these documents, you can apply for your spouse visa!

      For the passport, you can already schedule this with DFA now (Schedule ASAP because it’s very long to get a schedule!) the original marriage certificate on security paper that you have now will suffice for renewing your passport to your married name. You can also already do the CFO Guidance and Counselling Seminar now (Schedule this ASAP too as it takes long to get a schedule!).

      Let me know if you have any more questions! You’re welcome! Almost there! 🙂

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      • Dee says:

        Bonjour Crescentine!! Merci pour la response 😉 & thank you so much once again for the informative post. I visited the civil registry the other day to check how they’d go about issuing an endorsement. I was told that NSO collects the marriage certificates in batches now, and mine would probably be collected by the 10th. I just wish I could do what you said (personally file it to NSO) so I don’t have to wait 3 months for the yellow paper.. My husband really wants to leave with me as soon as we can as our jobs are waiting for us there and he refuses to leave me here alone.

        I’m going back to the civil registry tomorrow to collect another secpa copy i’ve requested, & also to inquire again about the endorsement. Fingers crossed!! 🙂

        Take care & merci beaucoup! More power to you!

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  8. J says:

    Bonjour Crescentine! I’ve been following the steps you shared and I’m about to get married soon. Thank you for generously sharing this blog!

    Just a question about applying for a tourist visa while waiting for the livret de famille. I’m planning to do the same as I don’t intend to wait in the Philippines for 2-3 months while he’s already back in France.

    In your tourist visa application, how did you position your “roots” in the PH, if it’s been clear to the embassy that you and your husband are already going to settle down in France (read: move to France after the wedding)? (At first, I thought going back to the PH to claim the livret de famille was reason enough. But the interviewing officer said it may be a ground for rejection because other spouses usually go to France and not come back. Of course, I’ll never do this… but just want to learn to position myself well. If it helps my case, I have a solid international travel history (Schengen countries included) and had never overstayed in any country. But still…I wonder about the roots thing…(and how tricky it is for us Filipino passport holders).

    Merci beaucoup for your help! 🙂

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    • Crescentine says:

      Hi J, congratulations! 🙂 I’m so happy for you and your soon-to-be husband. best wishes!

      In your tourist visa application, put it in the “Letter of intent with day-to-day itinerary” which is a requirement for the tourist visa that you are going to France to be with your husband while waiting for the documents then coming back to the PH for the livret de famille and transcription of marriage then applying for the long stay spouse visa.

      This will not be considered by the embassy as grounds for rejection since they have in their records that your transcription and livret de famille is already underway so they know you are telling the truth. I did the same thing, I was very honest in my letter addressed to the consulate. I recommend you do the same! 🙂

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      • J says:

        Hello again Crescentine,

        I just have follow-up questions. As previously mentioned, I also plan to wait for the livret de famille in France. So I’d like to ask:
        1) Where did you file your application for a tourist visa? Was it at the French embassy on the day you submitted your authenticated NSO marriage certificate…or did you still have to go through VFS Manila on another day?
        2) How long did you have to wait in France until you got notified that your livret is ready for pick-up? I assume that you didn’t buy your return flight until you got the notice?
        3) Is it optional to replace the Philippine passport with your married name? Reason is, I want to wait until my current passport expires because this one has a valid visa and may just complicate things.

        As always, thanks so much for your very helpful replies and advice! =)

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      • Crescentine says:

        Hello again!

        1) For the tourist visa, you have to apply it at VFS at Ecoplaza, Chino Roces ave. Makati city. For the long stay spouse visa, that’s the one you apply at the embassy after receiving your livret de famille and marriage transcripts.

        2) The notice from the embassy that I can already pick up the livret de famille and transcripts came two months after I arrived in France on a three-month tourist visa. I actually bought a round trip flight PH-FR-PH because I assumed it would take 3 months for the livret de famille to be available and also, a round trip flight was almost the same price as a one way ticket. So I still stayed in France for 3 months despite the livret de famille already having been available a month earlier.

        3) I think the married name on the passport is a requirement by the embassy or the CFO, I’m now unsure which one but I know that one of the two requires it. You have the option to have a hyphen (maiden name – married name) if you want. As for the valid visa in your current passport, you can just attach the old passport to the new one via a paper clip or passport protector to indicate that there is still a valid visa in the old passport, I know a lot of people who do it this way since the PH passport expires in 5 years while the US visa in 10 years.

        Always happy to help! 🙂

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      • J says:

        Hi Crescentine,

        I hope you’re doing well! 🙂 I just have a clarification:

        “After endorsing your marriage certificate to the NSO, you will receive the original copy on security paper (SECPA) authenticated by the NSO in two weeks from the date of endorsement.” — by two weeks, do you mean 14 working days? Or 10 working days?

        Just need to know for sure as I’m planning my schedule for VFS appointment and trip to France during the waiting period. Schedule is a bit tight because of upcoming Holy Week, so need to plan well.

        I’m almost there!!! And you’ve been a super big help on this journey. Merci beacoup! 🙂

        J

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      • Crescentine says:

        Hi J, If I remember correctly it was 2 normal weeks (10 working days) or was it even earlier than that…I remember it was a short wait! Once you submit the endorsement to the NSO, they will give you a receipt and the exact date when you should be coming back to receive the NSO authenticated copy.

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    • J says:

      Hello again, Crescentine! I hope you’re doing great.

      I’ve been here in France for 2 months now, waiting for my livret de famille. Still no notice…I’m guessing mine will take 3 months. How did they inform you that the livret is ready for pick up? Via email or snail mail? Just want to make sure I don’t miss it. Because I don’t have a permanent address in the PH anymore.

      I’m based in Paris so if ever you’re here, email me. I’d love to meet you over coffee. 🙂 Thanks again for your blog. It’s been a big help on this journey.

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      • Crescentine says:

        Hi Jenny! I’m so happy for you! 🙂 Normally, they will e-mail you that it’s ready for pick up. You can also ask someone to call the embassy from the PH to verify the progress of your livret de famille. Are you going to live in Paris afterwards? It’s definitely possible for me to go. Would love to have that coffee with you. How do you find Parisian life?

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      • J says:

        Hi Crescentine,

        Yes, my husband and I are based in Paris. Personally, Paris isn’t my favorite European city. If I had a choice I’d maybe pick Barcelona or Vienna. Haha! But hey, it isn’t so bad and I’m grateful to be here. Though honestly, we’d love to settle in the French countryside someday. My husband always says, “Paris isn’t a place to raise kids”.

        I emailed the French embassy for an update. They said the livret de famille now takes a minimum of 3-4 months!!! They’ll email my husband once ready. Sucks for me because I already have a return flight next month just to pick up the docs.

        Anyway, I’ll be here in Paris until mid-July. I’d really love to meet you. 🙂

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      • Crescentine says:

        Aww, I feel the same way about Paris! I find it a really touristic city and more so the cost of living there! Vienna is also my favorite European city, I dream to live in Vienna, my husband is half French, half Austrian so we go there every year in August but then again, I haven’t been to Rome, so will have to see that first 🙂 I hope you guys would consider Bretagne, the region where we live, so near the sea and so much seafood. I’m loving it here! I’m sorry about the livret, I didn’t know it takes 3-4 months now, they must have a lot of applications. At least when you get back, you’ll be able to receive it right away! Hmmm…I’m definitely interested to take a little weekend in Paris now. Would you like to join my group on Facebook SOFE (Society of French Enthusiasts)? Maybe we could continue conversing there. I’ve been meaning to do a little meet-up in Paris and I think now we have enough people who would like to go: https://www.facebook.com/groups/frenchenthusiastsociety/

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      • J says:

        Done! Just sent a request to your Facebook group. Let’s connect there. 🙂

        My husband is from Normandie, so we usually go there on weekends. We love nature, the sea, and the food in the countryside. I know Bretagne is like its twin region, so I can’t wait to go there. I just learned we’re going to Bretagne (Rennes) next month for a family trip.

        And yes to your meet-up in Paris! Just make sure I’m here sana! 😛

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      • Crescentine says:

        Oh wow! We’re living near Rennes, maybe it would be easier to meet up there since it’s already part of your travel plans. Yup, added you in the group na. I’ll message you there! 🙂

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  9. Xyza says:

    Bonjour, Crescentine! Ca va? I also recently got married to my French fiance and I am about to forward my papers to the embassy for my livret de famille. May I ask if you have been able to receive yours already? I have been stressing a little bit about the releasing times because as per research, some say they have received theirs in merely 10 days-2 weeks time. While some have said it is between 2-5 months. I surely hope you have received yours already as it will be a slight indication that I might get lucky and receive mine quicker than 2 months. Merci, madame! Bisous

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    • Crescentine says:

      Bonjour Xyza! Ca va, ca va. Et vous? Actually, I haven’t filed my demande d’acte de transcription de mariage yet. My schedule is on May 13, 2016 pa…However, I’m pretty sure that 10 days to 2 weeks time is impossible (They must have been talking about the capacite de mariage?) since we spoke with the consul herself and she told us that it will most likely be within 2-3 months. What are your plans while waiting for the livret de famille? I’m actually going on a tourist visa first to France while waiting so I can wait there then I’m going back to the Philippines in late August to get the livret de famille and my spouse visa. Maybe you could consider doing the same as me?

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      • Xyza says:

        Coucou! My schedule to file is on May 3, so I will get to somehow find out how long it will take. I might just be staying here in the Philippines while waiting because we have dogs to take care of (I will be bringing them with me to live in France). But, your option sounds so lovely! As long as I get the livret and visa right before summer in France ends I’ll be fine with the waiting. Congrats on your wedding, btw!

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      • Crescentine says:

        Congratulations on your wedding too! 🙂 Let me know how the filing of the demande goes, I’m really wondering as well. As for your dogs, I was planning to bring my cat with me but I heard it’s really hard to get them in? Like they need medical records, birth records and such? Is it true?

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      • Xyza says:

        Merci! Sure, I will update you next week. Yes, it’s a little painstaking trying to complete the papers for the dogs. You do need all their medical records and PCCI papers, they have to be vaccinated properly and have a microchip injected. The microchip should be the one recognized by the EU, it’s the 15 digit one. Then once you have those, you need to contact the official animal clinic of the city where you will be staying (ours was INOVALYS). You must inquire with them about the procedure to bring your animal to France. They will instruct you to get the blood serum of your pet to send to them so they can give you a clearance. I did all those and they just sent me the clearance via email. Next step would be to process the domestic clearance at the dept. of agriculture. It is all very tedious.

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      • Crescentine says:

        Wow! That is incredibly tedious and I thought my own papers were tedious enough…! Oh well, at least now you’re almost done. I think I’ll just leave my cat to my mom *cry*

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      • Xyza says:

        Maybe they would have a different process for cats? Thank you for your replies. I feel more relieved being able to talk to somebody who is on the same page as me. I will update you next week as to how my filing will go. I talked to my mom and she got married to my stepdad last year (also a Frenchman). She said she was able to receive her family book in less than a month. I sure hope I get her stroke of luck and for you as well.

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      • Crescentine says:

        I hope we can get lucky like her! It’s so nice that your mom is there to help you out and she knows the process. Please update me after the demande okay? Bon courage! Bisous! :*

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      • Xyza says:

        Bonjour! I was able to submit my documents already. It was very fast, but I was told it will be ready in 3-4 months. So, may I ask, do you already have a tourist visa? Or will it be possible for me to apply for the tourist one and do the waiting there? I was denied once already, but maybe it is possible for me to go there for 2 months while I wait for my livret, now that we are already married.

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      • Crescentine says:

        Hi Xyza, did they tell you why they denied your visa before? I’m sure the marriage and the demande de transcription definitely make a good case for the tourist visa. I’m going to file my papers on May 13 and my schedule for the tourist visa is on May 17 (but I’ll try to reschedule to an earlier date once I have the attestation d’accueil). I say go for it! 🙂

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      • Xyza says:

        Hello! We have decided na I stay nalang and wait for the livret. I also did the CFO seminar already and will be renewing my passport. Good luck on your schedules!

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      • Crescentine says:

        Alright, don’t panic when you see the long line at CFO building in the morning and go to the second “sneaky” door with a shorter line. I went for the 9AM session and apparently, our counselor told us that there were less people for the afternoon session. Read this post for more information and good luck as well! *hugs* https://chateaucrescentine.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/commission-on-filipinos-overseas-cfo-spouse-fiancees-of-foreign-nationals/

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