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divorced u.s. citizen but was married in the philippines and now filed a k1 to my fiancee

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: American Samoa
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married in the philippines 15 years and migrated in the u.s. with my wife and kids and now had finally divorced her with a decree approved . now filed a k1 visa for my new gf and have an interview date but afraid my previous marriage in the philippines may affect the approval of my petition. need help on what can be done if the petition gets denied due to my previous marriage in the philippines while i was still a filipino citizen that was not annuled but.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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From my understanding and experience (my fiancé is Filipino and was married in the Philippines and went through an annulment there), if you got married in the Philippines and divorced in the US you have to bring the divorce decree to the NSO in the Philippines so they can annotate you marriage certificate there. Divorcing in the US is WAY faster than an annulment in the Philippines. They will just have to annotate the "foreign divorce" on your marriage certificate there. If you have any connections at the NSO the process could be a lot faster..otherwise you will be waiting a little while. After it is annotated on your marriage cert in the Philippines, I would highly suggest getting a cenomar to verify that yes you were married in the Philippines BUT you were divorced abroad. This is to make sure that you will NOT have any issues down the line when you are ready to petition your gf. Otherwise, if you order your cenomar right now, it will show that you are still married and this will definitely cause problems with the K1 petition you plan to file. I hope this helps.

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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married in the philippines 15 years and migrated in the u.s. with my wife and kids and now had finally divorced her with a decree approved . now filed a k1 visa for my new gf and have an interview date but afraid my previous marriage in the philippines may affect the approval of my petition. need help on what can be done if the petition gets denied due to my previous marriage in the philippines while i was still a filipino citizen that was not annuled but.

You have a divorce decree, as long as the divorce was finalized before you filed the I-129F all is good. Only way there would be an issue is IF you were to marry in the Philippines without the divorce decree being accepted by NSO or an annulment. For the rest of the world you are free to marry!! :thumbs:

From my understanding and experience (my fiancé is Filipino and was married in the Philippines and went through an annulment there), if you got married in the Philippines and divorced in the US you have to bring the divorce decree to the NSO in the Philippines so they can annotate you marriage certificate there. Divorcing in the US is WAY faster than an annulment in the Philippines. They will just have to annotate the "foreign divorce" on your marriage certificate there. If you have any connections at the NSO the process could be a lot faster..otherwise you will be waiting a little while. After it is annotated on your marriage cert in the Philippines, I would highly suggest getting a cenomar to verify that yes you were married in the Philippines BUT you were divorced abroad. This is to make sure that you will NOT have any issues down the line when you are ready to petition your gf. Otherwise, if you order your cenomar right now, it will show that you are still married and this will definitely cause problems with the K1 petition you plan to file. I hope this helps.

He is not marrying in the Philippines so none of that matters. He is a USC and has a divorce decree and that is all that is required for the rest of the world.


Hank

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