Did anyone have experience at the BI with asking for a courtesy extension when the 3 year limitation gets near? Do they actually force you to travel out of the country while covid hasn't been resolved or are they compassionate enough to allow us to stay longer now? I am married, but can't get a 13a yet so visa-wise I am still a tourist. Long story short: we got married in the Netherlands 3 years ago, but didn't have enough time to register the marriage at the Philippine embassy in the Hague at that time (got married on a friday, flew back to the Philippines on tuesday thereafter with the monday being a public holiday). Since then I've been back to the Netherlands (on my own, because of the urgency) once, early 2019, because my mother was very ill, and tried to register at the embassy at that time, only to be told I had to bring my asawa with me to register (while that info is nowhere to be found in the requirements list, arrgghh). Requirements for a 13a, you guessed it, include a PSA marriage certificate, a foreign certificate, even with official translation, isn't good enough. So, if things don't change before my 3 years expire (and yes, I still have some time left) I would be in a catch22 situation, if I leave the Philippines I can't get back in, to register the marriage we both need to travel to the Netherlands which is a no go currently also, and overstaying seems a risk as well.