Me and my wife got married in December of 2006, I stayed in Manila for a total of two months. After than I came back home, although it was very hard to leave the Philippines without my wife. We started the visa process in April of 2007. I hired a lawyer to handle everything that needed to get done in the US, because I was planning to go back to the Philippines to be with my wife. The Lawyer said the entire process would take about 6 to 8 months. I when back to the Philippines on May 17th 2007. We stayed in Ormoc together during my stay, waiting until we got called to Manila for my wife’s interview. I wanted to be there with my wife to help her with all that needed to be done. Once we got the interview date we traveled up to Manila. Thankfully my wife got her visa approved at the US Embassy. We made plans to go back to United States, together this time. We arrived in California on 16th of may 2008, then arrived home in New Mexico on may 17th. It took a little over a year, and I was away from the united states for one year. Strange, we came to United States exactly one year after I left! So anyway I think it will take around a year or so to get your visa if you get married in Philippines. Let me know if your experiences are shorter.