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I am a Filipino on a working visa working in Northern Mariana Islands for almost 2 years. I was married in the Philippines and separated for more than 10 years now. I have a GF in Canada and I want to marry her. My question is, can I file a divorce here so I can marry my fiancee in Canada? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks. 

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5 minutes ago, ShinLee said:

I am a Filipino on a working visa working in Northern Mariana Islands for almost 2 years. I was married in the Philippines and separated for more than 10 years now. I have GF in Canada and I want to marry her. My question is, can I file a divorce here so I can marry my fiancee in Canada? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks. 

You might want to ask in the Canadian sub-forum here on VJ and see if there are any roadblocks to your plan. This is the Philippine sub-forum that has nothing to do with Canada immigration.

 

Divorcing someone is allowed no matter what your status is as long as you don't try it in the Philippines. MHI is ok.

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1 minute ago, Greenbaum said:

You might want to ask in the Canadian sub-forum here on VJ and see if there are any roadblocks to your plan. This is the Philippine sub-forum that has nothing to do with Canada immigration.

I know. All I am asking if I can file a divorce here in Saipan on immigration status E-2. Thanks 

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4 minutes ago, ShinLee said:

I know. All I am asking if I can file a divorce here in Saipan on immigration status E-2. Thanks 

The immigration status has nothing to do with whether you can divorce or not. The question is can you get a divorce in MHI if you are from a different country is what I believe you are asking.  Is that right?

 

If that is your question then yes you can get divorced in MHI. See this web page for an explanation. https://www.pacificlawyers.law/divorce-commonwealth-northern-mariana-islands-cnmi/

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Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

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3 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

The immigration status has nothing to do with whether you can divorce or not. The question is can you get a divorce in MHI if you are from a different country is what I believe you are asking.  Is that right?

 

Yes, if I get a divorce. Thanks 

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14 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

The immigration status has nothing to do with whether you can divorce or not. The question is can you get a divorce in MHI if you are from a different country is what I believe you are asking.  Is that right?

 

If that is your question then yes you can get divorced in MHI. See this web page for an explanation. https://www.pacificlawyers.law/divorce-commonwealth-northern-mariana-islands-cnmi/

Thanks for the link, Greenbaum! 

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3 hours ago, ShinLee said:

Thanks for the link, Greenbaum! 

:thumbs: YW  BTW come back to your posting and update us to what you did and what the outcome was. You never know if someone else is looking for the same solution as you. Good luck.


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AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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6 hours ago, ShinLee said:

I know. All I am asking if I can file a divorce here in Saipan on immigration status E-2. Thanks 

Visa type isn't the issue, residency is.  "How long you have lived there"   

For an answer to your question you need to look up the residency requirements for Saipan.    If you meet those requirements... good to go.


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5 hours ago, Greenbaum said:

:thumbs: YW  BTW come back to your posting and update us to what you did and what the outcome was. You never know if someone else is looking for the same solution as you. Good luck.

Sure, I will. I am starting to check what are the divorce documents that need to fill out and need to submit to the court and how the process goes. I will let you posted. Thanks.

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3 hours ago, Hank_ said:

Visa type isn't the issue, residency is.  "How long you have lived there"   

For an answer to your question you need to look up the residency requirements for Saipan.    If you meet those requirements... good to go.

Thanks. I've been living here since June 2016. To file a divorce action, you must have been a resident of the CNMI for at least ninety (90) days prior to the filing of the Complaint. For purposes of this action, you are the Plaintiff (Petitioner) and your spouse is the Defendant (Respondent). 

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1 hour ago, ShinLee said:

Thanks. I've been living here since June 2016. To file a divorce action, you must have been a resident of the CNMI for at least ninety (90) days prior to the filing of the Complaint. For purposes of this action, you are the Plaintiff (Petitioner) and your spouse is the Defendant (Respondent). 

Looks like you found your answer.. :thumbs: 


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      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

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...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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