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Filed: Country: Philippines

hi, to all the members of this forum, I just wanna ask if My boyfriend can invite me to visit him to US even if my marriage is not annuled yet. Anyway, It does not have to be annuled since my marriage was null and void because my ex was married before we got married without my knowledge, until I asked from National Statistics Office the record of my marriage or CENOMAR, only there i discovered that He was married with the other woman in the year 1995 and our wedding was 1996. It is null and void my lawyer said but here in the Philippines you really have to undergo court proceedings. Will I still be allowed to visit US if he will send me an invitation? What are the things he will do to process my visit?

I'm hoping for your help here, please give me some idea. God bless to you all...

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom

You will need to apply for a B2 tourist visa in order to visit you USC boyfriend. You will have to prove that you have strong ties to the Philippines in order to get the visa. A letter of invitation and a US love interest will not act in your favour.

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It is difficult for a Pinoy to get a U.S. tourist visa. You have to prove strong ties to 'Pinas.

Also, having a boyfriend in the U.S. won't help your case because the consular officer will think you are going to go TNT.

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It is very difficult to obtain a visitor visa. ESPECIALLY if you are traveling to the US to see your boyfriend. You will probably be denied because the CO will say you are planning to immigrate not just visit. To even be considered, you will have to prove strong ties to the PI and plan to return.

It would probably be in your best interest to have HIM visit YOU in the Philippines.

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You'll need a court decision for it to be officially null and void.

For visitor or tourist visa, you'll need to demonstrate strong ties to the Philippines and see that you have compelling reasons to return to the country. Letter of invitation, purchased plane ticket and affidavit of support have little value to the application as proof.

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Philippines

A letter of invitation from your boyfriend will not help you get a tourist visa. :no:

You have to acquire the tourist visa on your own merits by proving strong ties to the Philippines like having a stable/good earning job, properties under your name (house, land, condo, car) and money/bank savings.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

Regardless of your marriage situation, you may apply for a tourist visa

Do not expect to be granted one unless you have substantial ties to PI

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Your marriage situation is irrelevant as far as your eligibility for a tourist visa.

No invitation letter is necessary, required nor is it particularly helpful when applying for a tourist visa. For a young single Filipina it'll probably do more harm than good to show up with an invitation letter from your American boyfriend.

Remember, the point of a tourist visa is for foreigners to visit the US, whether they want to see Disneyland, Marilyn Manson or their sick grandmother is irrelevant. What is relevant is that they intend to return and not stay or work in the US illegally. Thus, in order to obtain a tourist visa, one should focus on showing the CO why you intend to return to the Philippines, not why you want to go to the US.

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