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Hello, I hope someone can shed some light on this...

My husband and I live in Japan, and married in the U.S. prior to coming here. My husband had previously been married in the UK and Japan, but has successfully divorced in both countries, in time for us to marry. Due to the English legal system being unbelievable, we have only had the confirmation that his divorce there went through, and without his UK divorce [the original marriage place], his Japanese divorce could not be completed. We have the papers confirming his Japanese divorce [which as I mentioned, can only go through if his UK divorce was final] and are preparing to submit the translated copy to immigration, but I am worried sick that they will want the UK divorce decree, too.

Should I be ok with just the Japanese decree? Obviously both would be ideal, but we've tried and tried to get it in writing, to no avail. We are positive the UK divorce was finalized, but because of moving country we weren't able to get the paper copy as planned.

Can anyone help me out with this? I'm worried that we will be accused of polygamy or denied our application because of this :(

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Hello, I hope someone can shed some light on this...

My husband and I live in Japan, and married in the U.S. prior to coming here. My husband had previously been married in the UK and Japan, but has successfully divorced in both countries, in time for us to marry. Due to the English legal system being unbelievable, we have only had the confirmation that his divorce there went through, and without his UK divorce [the original marriage place], his Japanese divorce could not be completed. We have the papers confirming his Japanese divorce [which as I mentioned, can only go through if his UK divorce was final] and are preparing to submit the translated copy to immigration, but I am worried sick that they will want the UK divorce decree, too.

Should I be ok with just the Japanese decree? Obviously both would be ideal, but we've tried and tried to get it in writing, to no avail. We are positive the UK divorce was finalized, but because of moving country we weren't able to get the paper copy as planned.

Can anyone help me out with this? I'm worried that we will be accused of polygamy or denied our application because of this :(

You need both no way around it.

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Hello, I hope someone can shed some light on this...

My husband and I live in Japan, and married in the U.S. prior to coming here. My husband had previously been married in the UK and Japan, but has successfully divorced in both countries, in time for us to marry. Due to the English legal system being unbelievable, we have only had the confirmation that his divorce there went through, and without his UK divorce [the original marriage place], his Japanese divorce could not be completed. We have the papers confirming his Japanese divorce [which as I mentioned, can only go through if his UK divorce was final] and are preparing to submit the translated copy to immigration, but I am worried sick that they will want the UK divorce decree, too.

Should I be ok with just the Japanese decree? Obviously both would be ideal, but we've tried and tried to get it in writing, to no avail. We are positive the UK divorce was finalized, but because of moving country we weren't able to get the paper copy as planned.

Can anyone help me out with this? I'm worried that we will be accused of polygamy or denied our application because of this :(

You need both no way around it.

That's what I was afraid of... :( Thank you for replying...

The actual marriage was in Japan originally, and the final divorce was in Japan as well, so I was hoping that providing the Japanese papers would be enough, but you think we would immediately be requested to provide the UK papers, even though there is only a small note that it was recorded in England on the Japanese family register?

I'm not trying to be sly here at all, we were put through hell trying to get the UK decree, and with no document in our hands and frankly nothing we can do about it, I am at a total loss...

Thank you anyway.

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Hello, I hope someone can shed some light on this...

My husband and I live in Japan, and married in the U.S. prior to coming here. My husband had previously been married in the UK and Japan, but has successfully divorced in both countries, in time for us to marry. Due to the English legal system being unbelievable, we have only had the confirmation that his divorce there went through, and without his UK divorce [the original marriage place], his Japanese divorce could not be completed. We have the papers confirming his Japanese divorce [which as I mentioned, can only go through if his UK divorce was final] and are preparing to submit the translated copy to immigration, but I am worried sick that they will want the UK divorce decree, too.

Should I be ok with just the Japanese decree? Obviously both would be ideal, but we've tried and tried to get it in writing, to no avail. We are positive the UK divorce was finalized, but because of moving country we weren't able to get the paper copy as planned.

Can anyone help me out with this? I'm worried that we will be accused of polygamy or denied our application because of this :(

You need both no way around it.

That's what I was afraid of... :( Thank you for replying...

The actual marriage was in Japan originally, and the final divorce was in Japan as well, so I was hoping that providing the Japanese papers would be enough, but you think we would immediately be requested to provide the UK papers, even though there is only a small note that it was recorded in England on the Japanese family register?

I'm not trying to be sly here at all, we were put through hell trying to get the UK decree, and with no document in our hands and frankly nothing we can do about it, I am at a total loss...

Thank you anyway.

I'm a bit confused.

Was he married to two different people, one in Japan and one in the U.K. and then married to you - ie: this is his third marriage?

You mention he was married in the U.K., but then you say he was married in Japan and there is just a small note recorded in England on the Japanese family register.

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Hello, I hope someone can shed some light on this...

My husband and I live in Japan, and married in the U.S. prior to coming here. My husband had previously been married in the UK and Japan, but has successfully divorced in both countries, in time for us to marry. Due to the English legal system being unbelievable, we have only had the confirmation that his divorce there went through, and without his UK divorce [the original marriage place], his Japanese divorce could not be completed. We have the papers confirming his Japanese divorce [which as I mentioned, can only go through if his UK divorce was final] and are preparing to submit the translated copy to immigration, but I am worried sick that they will want the UK divorce decree, too.

Should I be ok with just the Japanese decree? Obviously both would be ideal, but we've tried and tried to get it in writing, to no avail. We are positive the UK divorce was finalized, but because of moving country we weren't able to get the paper copy as planned.

Can anyone help me out with this? I'm worried that we will be accused of polygamy or denied our application because of this :(

You need both no way around it.

That's what I was afraid of... :( Thank you for replying...

The actual marriage was in Japan originally, and the final divorce was in Japan as well, so I was hoping that providing the Japanese papers would be enough, but you think we would immediately be requested to provide the UK papers, even though there is only a small note that it was recorded in England on the Japanese family register?

I'm not trying to be sly here at all, we were put through hell trying to get the UK decree, and with no document in our hands and frankly nothing we can do about it, I am at a total loss...

Thank you anyway.

I'm a bit confused.

Was he married to two different people, one in Japan and one in the U.K. and then married to you - ie: this is his third marriage?

You mention he was married in the U.K., but then you say he was married in Japan and there is just a small note recorded in England on the Japanese family register.

A divorce decree is required for each prior marriage. If you are the third spouse, two divorce decrees are required with the petition filing.


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A certified copy of the UK divorce should be readily available wherever it was filed. He will need to be the one requesting it perhaps through an attorney, as I don't think they are public records as they are in the U.S.

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