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Options for getting my Filipina girlfriend with me though she's in a separated marriage (within Phils)

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My Filipina girlfriend is married, but has been separated for quite some time. We're willing to go through with the annulment, but it's a horribly expensive process and takes up time we could be together. I know there are side ways around everything, so we could be together sooner. I was just wondering if anyone might have suggestions as to ways for her to be here at my side soon. Or know ways to force an annulment in the Philippines. It was a bad, abusive marriage and he has now abandoned her and their children while he works abroad. Thank you for your time and and I greatly appreciate your suggestions. If more info is needed, then please feel free to ask.

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I may be wrong, but I don't believe that this situation fits the grounds for an annulment in the Philippines.

http://jlp-law.com/blog/annulment-divorce-legal-separation-in-the-philippines-questions-and-answers/

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He has cheated on her many times through the years, been both physically & mentally abusive, threatened her life on several occasions, and also completely abandoning his family. Even as far as stating to her and others that he would rather live with his girlfriend than be with his wife and kids. I'm mainly curious as to any possible ways to get her to the US so we can be together. Even if it's dealing with the annulment later (and anyone can do an annulmet; it's mainly a matter of are you willing to pay).

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There is no such thing as a girlfriend visa. You cannot petition for her for a k1 because she must be free and clear to marry, and seeing that she is still married you can't. She needs an annulment before you can bring her here. Period.



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You move to her?

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As long as she is in The Philippines annulment is your only option. Having said that, I have a Filipina friend who was in the same situation. She became an OFW(Overseas Filipino Worker), moved to Hong Kong for a job then filed and received a divorce there. That allowed her to move to the U.S. on a K-1 Fiance visa, marry and now resides in California. That could be a "side ways around", as you say.

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