So, I am looking at going to the Philippines to marry my long time girlfriend but before i do that i understand there is a process that should be done before you go. I am very unclear of what the actual process is and the steps i should take. I am a natural born Canadian. Now there are some other questions i would like to ask as well; What are the qualifications required to sponsor your wife? Does your credit score effect the sponsorship ? If i have a criminal record does this effect the application? How long after you get married and all the papers are in place does it take to process them and get her here? (estimated time). What is going to be required on her end as well? I am looking to go to the phils in August so i would like to get everything in order prior to me going there, so any help and advise would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!