Filipino Community in the Netherlands

Hello everyone! I would like to meet and make friends with my fellow Filipino people living here in the NL. I've been here for 3months now but haven't meet any Filipino yet. Im living in Almere, province of Flevoland. Anyone interested? Please comment below or send pm..I would feel gladly to meet you!

Hi Kabayan. Me and my husband are planning to move in Almere. Would love to meet you and other kababayan living there maybe?

Hey :) I'm from Almere too :)

Hey any filipino living in ridderkerk area near Rotterdam. .

I start getting home sick na. .hope to meet kabayan close here.

Anyone nearby Rotterdam?

Hi Krisha!

Krissah wrote:

Hey any filipino living in ridderkerk area near Rotterdam. .

I start getting home sick na. .hope to meet kabayan close here.


Hi!

Maybe you should PM each other   ;)

Hi folks,
I am from Germany and there is a certain reason I am looking for pinoy-connection in a neighbouring country as Netherlands or Belgium.
The story is about my love who is a filipina and it's very long, sad and full of failures.

We met few years ago during my vacation in the Philippines, ...a few visits later we married in a church on Mindanao. That was 2 years ago. We could not live without each other and it was easier for me to go to the Philippines than for her to come to Europe. So we decided to have a small business there, but as insiders know - when a foreigner in the Philippines is involved, prices for rental, light and water and everything else will be raised - at least doubled.
The income never could cover the expenses and business went down the hill straightforward without any brakes...

Unluckily the priest who married us also passed away few days after our wedding only and no one was able to find the documents we signed. Nothing was ever forwarded to NSO/PSA... We found out about this when the estimated processing time was up and we asked for our international marriage certificate. We tried to inquire at the church - but result see above.

In the meantime we tried to survive somehow, we placed tables on the market and sold breakfast - pancit, champorado, spaghetti, palabok, sopas - that we prepared and cooked every night starting at 2 a.m. so we could sell around 5 a.m. until noon. The income for that effort only few hundred php a day if all servings sold but when it was bad weather we had to give the food to the beggars for free before we throw it into the garbage. The ingredients were paid, the gasul was used... It did not pay off in the end and just to survive we had to sell our equipment bit by bit...

Filipinos know, every filipino has family so why didn't we seek help from relatives of my wife?
Simple: Her parents passed away many years ago. Her eldest brother, a known politician -but addicted to gambling,  keeps titles of all the inheritance, fakes signature of my wife to sell all land and the houses and brings the money into casinos.
Impossible to go against him, no lawyer will take the case... he's too powerful.

In March my love got pregnant. No choice, no future in the Philippines for us with a baby. I had to go ahead and returned to Germany this summer, started working in my old job again and the authorities told us I had to give prenatal consent of paternity, my wife just has to agree with the fact I will be the father and no waiting time nor additional requirements (as knowledge of german language), my wife could instantly follow to Germany because our child will be a german passport-holder. The embassy knew since June 2018 that she's pregnant. They used up all the time until now to clarify our family-state: we're both not married! And now they gave my wife an appointment to file residence permit 2 days before the 8th month. From the 8th month it's no more advisable for pregnant women to fly in an airplane anyway but when I asked how long it will take until a visa will be granted they told us: a few months, no preferred treatment.
My love was shattered down by that news. Me too.
She's waiting there since many months already, hoping to come to Europe soon, always new promises just to wait a few more days, weeks na lang... no job and only has what I can send her to support for a living, our baby shall be born in the Philippines now and I can not see them both until when?

That was too much na for my loved one who was crying night and day already since I had to leave her almost four months ago. She could not stand the news and broke down, we will not become parents any more.

The requirements for my love to come to Europe through family-reunion are no longer fulfilled.
The only - legal - way now will be a marriage visa, required for that is the A1-test. Means additional few months to wait until language lessons and test are succesfully absolved plus the regular processing time of estimated 1 year until she could finally come to Europe.
I pity her a lot and I wish I knew someone who could help us to speed this up because it's very very painful to know how much she suffers.
Looking for pinoy friends w/ permanent residence in Europe (except Germany)

Waiting_spouse wrote:

Hi folks,
I am from Germany and there is a certain reason I am looking for pinoy-connection in a neighbouring country as Netherlands or Belgium...... I wish I knew someone who could help us to speed this up because it's very very painful to know how much she suffers.  Looking for pinoy friends w/ permanent residence in Europe (except Germany)


Hi and welcome to the Forum.

I was sorry to read your story; the fact is that although you went through some kind of marriage ceremony, that no country has any record of this event, so in law you are not in fact married; the simple solution would be for you to return to the Philipines and marry your partner, but this time don't forget the documentation.

Looking forward, your future is in Germany; the people at this link may help you work out how to do it.

Hope this helps.

Cynic
Expat Team

Hello po mga kababayan. Balak ko po magtrabaho sa Netherlands pero wala po akong idea kung magkano pasweldo dito. Ok po ba yung mga 4k a month (gross)? May pamilya po ako at 3 ang aking anak. Salamat.

@exzero: we appreciate if you communicate in English on this Anglophone forum so we all  can understand what is written and follow the thread.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

@Primadonna - Thanks. I'm still newbie in the forum.

Was asking earlier if €4k a month (bruto) is fine to live in Amsterdam for a family of 5. I have no idea how much is the living expenses and I'm planning to move and work in Netherlands. Thanks!

It all depends on your lifestyle and Amsterdam is not cheap.
To get an idea you can visit www.numbeo.com to get an average.

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Hello, I'm new in Almere. I'm looking for friends and/or would like to join in a Filipino community in Almere..

Hi,

I'm Resa and I'm from PH too.. I would love to meet also our co-filipinos who lives in netherlands. I've been here for  4 days in Almere. And also I am looking forward to meet other people who can help me to learn more the dutch language.




Have a nice day!

Resa

Hi Im also  here in Almere 😊

Hello, i just want to ask if my mvv sticker issued in Dubai is it okay to go back in my home country (Philippines) first and spend my holidays before moving to NL?

Hoping for your positive response

Thank you

Hello is there anyone here living in Breda? I'm looking for friends to hang out with. I can speak Dutch and English.

Hello any filipino who live in Zwolle? :)

Hi I'm bishal

Khinvdijk wrote:

Hello everyone! I would like to meet and make friends with my fellow Filipino people living here in the NL. I've been here for 3months now but haven't meet any Filipino yet. Im living in Almere, province of Flevoland. Anyone interested? Please comment below or send pm..I would feel gladly to meet you!


Hi im filipina also live here in alnere, im only more than a month here. I want to meet  and make friends also.  Any one interested im glad to meet you and make friends.
Thanks and advance.

Hi good day im filipina here, live in almere the province of Flevoland. Im new here in Netherlands, just more than a month since i arrive here.
Im want to meet and make friends . If any interested you can message me.
Thanks in advance...👍

Khinvdijk wrote:

Hello everyone! I would like to meet and make friends with my fellow Filipino people living here in the NL. I've been here for 3months now but haven't meet any Filipino yet. Im living in Almere, province of Flevoland. Anyone interested? Please comment below or send pm..I would feel gladly to meet you!


Where i can send you message sis..?

Khinvdijk wrote:

Hello everyone! I would like to meet and make friends with my fellow Filipino people living here in the NL. I've been here for 3months now but haven't meet any Filipino yet. Im living in Almere, province of Flevoland. Anyone interested? Please comment below or send pm..I would feel gladly to meet you!


Hi good day im filipina here, live in almere the province of Flevoland. Im new here in Netherlands, just more than a month since i arrive here.
Im want to meet and make friends . If any interested you can message me.
Thanks in advance...👍

Im willing to meet you friend...

Hello, I'm planning to work in Maastricht.  Are there Filipinos  there now who can tell me about life there.

Hello my name is Richenel

I would like to make friends with Philippinos here

I do have the Dutch nationality

Living in Malaysia  and most of the time travelling t the Netherlands

Hello,

My name is Richenel

Are you still in Almere?

Hello my wife is filipina and we are looking to live in Friesland if any of you are living there. Stay safe

Hello Everyone,
Looking for a filipino friend. I just moved in Altena. I don't know anybody.😬

Anybody who doesn't have a friend or don't know anybody nearby? We are the same.
Hello @clumsymae,

Where is altena?
@Clumsymae hi. I live in Rotterdam :)
We can meet upon a weekend for a city trip if you want.
Hello @clumsymae,

Where is altena?
- @gracesaribay
Try this link.
Hello! I'm currently in Dubai (awaiting mvv stickering to finish) soon to arrive in provincie Groningen. Anybody wants to meet at a Starbucks or something? If you are in the area, that could be arranged.

I'm curious how many kabayans are in NL actually and whether there's already a community within the area.
Hi there, I am Filipino searching some immigration lawyer who can help us with partnership trc (my future husband is from EU, Poland). Could u recommend some not expensive lawyer who help us in all formalities, which allow me to start work in NL?
Hello! I'm currently in Dubai (awaiting mvv stickering to finish) soon to arrive in provincie Groningen. Anybody wants to meet at a Starbucks or something? If you are in the area, that could be arranged.

I'm curious how many kabayans are in NL actually and whether there's already a community within the area.
- @blueeyeswhitedragon
Update: I'm now in Groningen province.

All went well after MVV stickering. It's been a week actually.
@gracesaribay

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@itsjeldzy10 hello dear greetings.
Me and my dutch Boyfriend is planning to move in Annen, NLD this December. I Live in dubai.. I would like to asked if you can give me ideas to acquire the MVV in dubai requirements and others.


Looking forward to hear from you😊



Keen

@rubyresu hi. Do you still live in Rotterdam?