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Re: Member sacalait Planning our move
« Reply #45 on: March 10, 2016, 04:17:43 AM »
Joel, any way to get advice from the guys who were successful in getting the tourist visa for their women? I would spend 2 days at the embassy if this will work. No problem.
Hi Scott. 1st welcome to the forum. We are all pleased to have you aboard. I just wanted to point out to you that it would be much easier for other members to track your replies if you use the quote feature. This way, we will know who it was that you replied too as well as remind the one you quoted of the original reply. All you have to do is instead of hitting the reply button, hit the Quote link in the upper right corner of the post you want to quote. Then you will see the quoted reply in the reply box. Then just add your reply underneath it. Of course if you are doing a general post, then you use the bottom reply button. Again Scott, welcome & enjoy. God Bless.....Steve.
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Re: Member sacalait Planning our move
« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2016, 07:58:55 AM »
Scott,
What they both said is they just "waded through the crap" at the Embassy.  Both made it very clear that the "bottom feeders" that work there are clueless to the tourist visa.  And they said very clueless.  Most of them give you that dumb blank look when they ask for it and the few that don't give that look are instead saying it does not exist. 

Then they just asked to see the supervisor.  And keep doing that all the way up till they got someone who were educated on that visa.  The one was able to find that person the first day, the other had to come back because, according to him, the guy he found on the 2nd day probably wasn't their the first day he went. 

The link on the bottom is to the official page on the B-1 vs B-2 visas.  I was completely off on the correct names earlier.  The B-1 is for business.  The B-2 is for tourism. 

Hope this helps.  Also, there is a lot of sites that help you better understand the dos and don'ts.  Don't tell them you have any plans of getting married while in the US(important for the asawa visa) and just going on tourist visa(her part of course).  Get to the US, and wait a bit.  Some sites I've read said try and give it a month.  Then get married.  As soon as your marry, make sure you are upfront and honest with the officials.  Also, she can't claim the asawa visa while in the US on the visit you got married from what I understand.  Need to return to the Phils, but then it should be very easy for you to get.

Just google stuff like "pinay gets married on 2-B visa while in the USA" and sites will come up.  Just dig around and you'll get the picture.  What's crazy, and I think maybe helpful, the guys I talked to know other guys like them that got their GF a 2-B visa.  None of them married their GF while they were in the US.  Probably helps make it easier on the guys that want that marriage getting done.  And due to the sites I've seen, it happens.

But, if you get this done, you avoid all the BS. All the classes your gf would have to go to, all the extra fees and junk like that.  Just get the visa, and go to the US.

Best of luck Scott.

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Re: Member sacalait Planning our move
« Reply #47 on: March 10, 2016, 08:44:13 AM »
Scott,
All she can do is to attempt to apply for a tourist visa whatever the process is and what her purpose of needing a tourist visa, but without you getting involved in any way to suspect her true intention of a married woman being together with a divorced foreigner for the purpose of having an illicit affair, but you coming to visit her here is for that same purpose unbeknownst to anyone.
So, both of your intentions is for the sole purpose of just being together, while she goes through the Philippine annulment process, so eventually someday both of you can get married legally in the Philippines.
It's just best you take one step at a time by first visiting her on a tourist visa and take it from there before you decide to move here permanently or not.   
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« Reply #48 on: March 10, 2016, 10:15:03 PM »
Hi Scott. 1st welcome to the forum. We are all pleased to have you aboard. I just wanted to point out to you that it would be much easier for other members to track your replies if you use the quote feature. This way, we will know who it was that you replied too as well as remind the one you quoted of the original reply. All you have to do is instead of hitting the reply button, hit the Quote link in the upper right corner of the post you want to quote. Then you will see the quoted reply in the reply box. Then just add your reply underneath it. Of course if you are doing a general post, then you use the bottom reply button. Again Scott, welcome & enjoy. God Bless.....Steve.

Thank you Steve! I was not aware of the quote button? Scott

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« Reply #49 on: March 10, 2016, 11:39:34 PM »
I would appreciate it if anyone can help me in locating a hotel or hotels in Flora?

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« Reply #50 on: March 11, 2016, 09:09:01 AM »
I would appreciate it if anyone can help me in locating a hotel or hotels in Flora?
Start your search here: https://www.google.com/search?q=hotels+in+flora%2Capayao+philippines&gws_rd=ssl
If you can get there!  ::) ;)
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Re: Member sacalait Planning our move
« Reply #51 on: March 14, 2016, 08:53:28 PM »
You are going to her place and meet her family so that you'll know her better.  BUT you don't have to live there.  You can love her anywhere and it is painful not to be together. 
The first thing to do is for her to get that annulment. Without it, she won't be able to get married nor join you in USA.  This can take a long time.  Hopefully she's got connections to help facilitate it.  Stay out of it, it will cost you more if you are seen to be keen in obtaining it. 
In the meantime, you can visit her in the Philippines or her place of work as often as you like.  I know a guy who comes to the Philippines every summer and Christmas to be with his girlfriend.
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« Reply #52 on: May 21, 2016, 10:25:51 PM »
I am not sure why Scott did not wish to post this himself, he sent it to me in a private message but since he asked me to post it, I will post it in a quote below.

Mr. Lee,

Please post this.

Well fella's, I just returned to the US, against my will, from Flora, where I had to leave my beautiful wife, Juliet, because she was denied a visa. The concerns I had before going there were quickly dissipated once I arrived there. I didn't get thrown in jail for being with a woman that has not had her first marriage annulled yet. I didn't eat food that was 2 days old with flies. The dogs didn't bite me because my legs are white as paper, and I had warm water to shave! (I did soon learn that a cold water shave is better on the face, and adapted well). The ambient water showers were soon enjoyed over a hot shower. Also, no "aircon" was nice after a couple days, and I never got a headache or stopped up nose? The people there treated me as if I was in a 5 star hotel. The food? OMG! The food was the best I have ever had anywhere in the world (and I have been everywhere). The fruit was right from the trees, and the air outside, although warm, was as good as the oxygen in the hospital! I rode a motorcycle that was prepared for me with full tank. I visited the small area of town where I could buy a Red Bull, cigarettes, sugar cane gin, etc. The people there were the most humble people in the world. Although I did get some looks from local's, I found that they were looking at my paper white legs. Some even pointed at my legs, and laughed a little. Then shook my hand, and touched my hand to the forehead. I showed equal respect to them, and was soon a part of the community, as if I had been there all my life. I was truly in the 2nd heaven. The landscape was nothing but awesome! I could just sit on a hill, and enjoy the beauty of the countryside. Flora is truly an awesome place on this earth, and I would live there in a heartbeat. My wife's son is busy building an apartment on top of their house for me and Juliet to live. It is probably about 1000 sq/ft. There will be a toilet, small kitchen, living room with TV, aircon, a nice terrace, and stairs going up. Made from local lumber (which is so hard that holes need to be drilled before driving a nail). I am actively looking for a way to earn a living there, or close, so I can escape from Houston. If there is anyone that knows where a safety specialist can earn a living there, please let me know. I am a Personal Fall Arrest Systems Specialist. But, know all safety pursuant to OSHA. I would appreciate any leads? It will be another 5 years before I can draw my social security, so I need a source of income. Mr. Lee, Thank you for all your help with the concerns I had before. I feel more secure in the Philippines than the US now. Best regards Sir, Scott

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Re: Member sacalait Planning our move
« Reply #53 on: May 22, 2016, 12:13:23 AM »
Thank you Mr. Lee

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« Reply #54 on: May 22, 2016, 06:52:19 AM »
Thank YOU Joel, absolutely wonderful informative post. YOU are 1000000000 % right on. Mr Lee's post was good also. Ya'll give some great information, and you told it like it is. Thanks again
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« Reply #55 on: May 28, 2016, 05:15:17 AM »
There was one thing that was not all that great. As Art pointed out about the road to Flora, it was a brutal ride from the airport in TUG. But I would ride 10000 miles on that road to get to Flora if I had to. At least my ride had aircon :) I will post some pictures in another post. Thanks again to all! Scott

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Re: Member sacalait Planning our move
« Reply #56 on: May 28, 2016, 06:47:54 AM »
There was one thing that was not all that great. As Art pointed out about the road to Flora, it was a brutal ride from the airport in TUG. But I would ride 10000 miles on that road to get to Flora if I had to. At least my ride had aircon :) I will post some pictures in another post. Thanks again to all! Scott

Hope you have a great time during your stay.


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« Reply #57 on: May 28, 2016, 02:12:38 PM »
There was one thing that was not all that great. As Art pointed out about the road to Flora, it was a brutal ride from the airport in TUG. But I would ride 10000 miles on that road to get to Flora if I had to. At least my ride had aircon :) I will post some pictures in another post. Thanks again to all! Scott
Anyone who have found their Shangri-La will truly travel thousands of miles to get there as long as the mode of transportation is air conditioned.  ::) ??? ;)
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« Reply #58 on: May 28, 2016, 10:44:48 PM »
Anyone who have found their Shangri-La will truly travel thousands of miles to get there as long as the mode of transportation is air conditioned.  ::) ??? ;)


Shangri-La ?  :o

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« Reply #59 on: May 28, 2016, 11:40:44 PM »

Shangri-La ?  :o
Scott did to get to where Flora was, his paradise.
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