I am Australian. I am planning to marry a Filipino woman.Should we marry in the Philippines or Australia.?

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Nais namin na tumira sa Australya. Ano ang naghihintay panahon kung namin magpakasal sa Philippine bago Immigration bigyan siya ng visa? Maaari ito ay mas mabilis kung namin magpakasal sa Australya?


  1. Cuneyt Y says:

    give marryed in australia!!!

  2. *prettyjersie* says:

    Marry in the Philippines with her family. I think that will be beautiful! Congrats!

  3. Reluctant Billionaire says:

    Get married in Australia.that way your wife’s entry and stay in Australia will be expedited. If you marry in the Philipines,then you’d have to overcome a lot of immigration bottlenecks as regards the genuineness of the marriage

  4. The_Loveliest_Lee says:

    you can get married in the phillippines but it wont be recognised in australia until you register it with the Births, deaths and marriage registration. which i think she will need to be a permanent resident or citizen so i dont think it will make things any quicker.

    but if its in regards to deciding where to have your wedding what im doing is getting married here in aus with all my friends and family as well as his (i grew up here) and then going back home as well to have a bit more of a lavish wedding and also so that the rest of my family dont miss out

    and congratulations

  5. pika u says:

    it’s ur choice man if u wanna i get marry her , may be u should bring her in AU and i get married here….

  6. generations26 says:

    The waiting times will be still the same. The approximate waiting times are about 3 years. If you marry in the Philippines then you will have to leave her for a while to come back to Australia for work etc. It will be very much the same if you marry in Australia. She still will need to go back to the Philippines until she gets her visa, which will take about 3 years. You will then need to apply for a Spouse Visa for her, in which time that she is allowed to visit and temporarily stay with you during the the later stages of the decision. It takes about 3 years for a Spouse Visa to be granted, because Australian laws on this are a lot more tight, and with a Spouse Visa they will conduct lots of interviews, some one on one and some aren’t, about your marriage, relationship, body language, how you react to each other, and general questions about each other, and also they will look at your living environment, how a typical day at home will go, and generally your love for each other, and probably a lot more other things. It sounds like a lot of work, which it is, but I think that Australian Immigration just want to make sure that your love and marriage is genuine. That’s just basically what you will be looking at in a nutshell.

  7. Greg S says:

    it is much easier for an australian to visit the phillipines than it is for a fillipino to visit australia. therefore it is simpler to get married in the phillipines

    check the department of immigration website to find out the requirements for a fillipino to visit australia

  8. SteveK says:

    It doesn’t matter as she’s probably going to divorce you soon anyway – she’s most likely just using you to get citizenship in Oz. Be prepared for the false accusations of abuse – I had one client who’s Phillipino wife beat herself with a coat hanger so she’d have bruises to show people! Abuse is one of the reasons she can leave you and get citizenship quickly without having to stay with you for the normally required time.

    I honestly hope you two will be happy but BEWARE!

  9. date a filipina says:

    slightly off topic but talking about the philippines, dating a filipina lady changed my life ;)

  10. RNLD says:


    I am Filipino and I wont argue with you in that case. I also knew a Filipina who left her Aussie husband after selling their house and took off all the money with her.What a shame. But some Aussie men have bad intentions on marrying a Filipina , not to be his “wife” but making her a carer or alalay and abuse.(may not mean physically but from the word of mouth)So beware some serious Filipinas out there looking for a foreigner husband.Dont rush things up. Know first your would be Foreign husband well. You might fall into a quick sand.

  11. Gordon Paterson says:

    I have been engaged for over 6 months to a girl from the Philippines she is being sponsored by my church we will decide once she is here in Australia whether to be married or not that is our plan but we have to be sure once we meet face to face we talk 4 times or more a day and text and Skype 7 days a week we spend Friday night after sunset singing hyms and spend up to 3-4 hours a day sometimes more just talking about all sorts of stuff i have no doubt that i want to spend the rest of my life with her , she has a year or so to complete her nursing degree and wants to finish it here that we will sort out later but we plan on marrying asap here in Australia she we be a sponsored tourist visa ( i think ) and i don’t know what happens once we are married here .She has no children but we plan on having some asap….
    any constructive posative hepfull advice will be appreciated …
    Kindest Regards

  12. matt says:

    Run the other way

  13. Justin says:

    I am an american and am engaged to a phillipina woman. i love her with all my hearwhat is the first step in marrying her? what is the quickest and easiest step to get her to me asap?

  14. maria says:

    i’m filipino marry austarlia i’m am here now au. go back in phil end of sept apply visa again embassy say i will apply spouse visa even look internet no requitment spouse visa

    pls can you tell what are requitment spouse visa and how long take process pls email me

    pls help me
    thank u

  15. John says:

    My best mate from Sydney was a top-notch Doctor. I say ‘was’ not ‘is’ for a reason you’ll read this further down. At 50 he was on top of his profession. I wont give away his name but I’ll call him ‘G’. G was an aussie born Italian. Typical Italian background, it was ofcourse appropriate that he marry an Italian girl. G dated many aussie Italians. He was a rich handsome bloke, but broke too many hearts each time because frustrated he never got his dream girl. Well, in actual fact he did get her many times, but he was just too fussy to choose ONE – or it was his silly ‘playboy’ lifestyle i think. Fed up, G. basically gave up on bar hopping, dating sites etc.. One day, a neighbour of G’s introduced him to his Filipino wife’s cousin who was at their house party. She was from the Philippines on a visit. She was 15 yrs younger at 35. Pretty and educated as a teacher, she worked in HK & Saudi (as most of them do for extra $$$ to send back to her family). Later, upon persuasion from his neighbour, remember G. was down depressed with low self-esteem, G. jumped at the chance to visit the filipina in her country. Their relationship had quickly developed. G. had to come back to his job in Sydney. After a LOOOONG immigration process, they eventually married in Sydney. He learnt fast that if an aussie marries a fillipina HE ALSO MARRIES her huge and extremly close family and literally hundreds of friends too. Huge families, typical catholics. All Filipinas are CUNNING & SLY (don’t be fooled by their pretty looks, deeply religions personas, shyness, delicate nature). Taught from little girls that as adult she must marry foreigner for money$$$, be domestic princess in housework, cleaning, cooking and fashion conscious (using LARGE amounts of his $$$ ofcourse). When they married, G. got a rude awakening, he would have to SUPPORT her family eg. parents, sisters, brothers sending back $$$ to her country!!! She used the typical Filipina trick fooling G. into believing SHE would be sending back money SHE already had & in little amounts. According to their culture, she’s the treasurer of the couple, she has control of all his $$$, his credit card became HERS, ALL OF IT. Every month shedding sweet tears, she’d send a large amount of money to her family (medical expenses, food, family education etc.) A few times she even visited her country to see family, leaving G. alone hard-working in Sydney, while she splurged each time over $20,000 on his credit card! By now, G’s concerned family was livid, deeply upset at this cute, sweet Filipina who slithered with sweetness into his family and destroyed G.. G. would tell his family ‘BUT I LOVE HER’. What about G’s ill family members? NUP, the filipina DIDN’T CARE to help them! G. became disillusioned. Told all and sundry about his GOLD DIGGER filipina. ‘Happens all the time’, they told him. After trying for kids for a year, they couldn’t have them , he became infertile (due to stress? age?) with sperm probs & her plan of donor sperm didnt eventuate Thank God! G. sought medical help (ironic that he was a doctor). But too little, too late. Severe Depression set in. Divorce. He left his excellent medical career, in a mess, on the pension & dependant on prescription drugs & other help for the rest of his life. In summary, G. had previously dismissed all the BELLA’S in his dating life only to have this sad ending with a witch Filipina. Lesson here buddies: stick to YOUR CULTURE and STAY AWAY from ASIAN (and other foreign) Gold Diggers !!!!

  16. Pandelis says:

    Filipina’s lie to their Aussie husbands, steal, cheat on them given any opportunity and milk them of any $$$ that you worked ALL YOUR LIFE for, to support her parents, brothers, sisters, aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and her struggling many friends back home in Phillipines. You will become her ATM machine. DON’T BE A SUCKER. Are you willing to forfeit your credit card to her permanently???? She will argue with screaming fits to you if you don’t. They’re not as good at cooking nor at cleaning. They finger-pick their flat noses and don’t care for the anglo/european way of etiquette. The stereotype that they are domesticated is a lie. They will always be on Facebook/Twitter/Skype with their family and friends (at YOUR EXPENSE $$$) EVERY MINUTE of the day. You become LAST PLACE to her family and friends. Their English accent is very very annoying – you will eventually get fed up with it. They are not genuinely religious, they use religion as a front to hook a westerner for $$$. How do I know all this? I have just ended my marriage with a Filipina because here in Australia I lost all my possessions BEFORE divorce. Get it? My Life Savings….. gone! My Houses…. gone! To make matters worse, she did what most Filipinas who miss their homeland do…… she self-harmed herself (eg slits with knives on her body) and claimed to police that I DID IT! Lucky that the police didn’t believe this – they obviously know this ploy all too well! exploiting someone who only wants you as a ticket to a better life is not really a recipe for happiness. Guys, listen to me, stay away from these devil women for your own sanity. I’m 53 divorced(no kids) and will contine searching for my beautiful sweetheart Aussie darlings, STUFF chasing foreign Asians (believe me, they are NOT better) i don’t care how long it takes. I’m here to warn you guys. Filipinas are expert manipulators, exploiters, opportunists. Take care & BE SMART!