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Hi All,

What a headache. My fiancé was married in China, and subsequently divorced in China after 10 months. Have the divorce decree, and certified translation. I thought that was it, lol!. Now coming to find out that her divorce has to be recognized in the Philippines, and the process is long and expensive just like annulment?

My question is, we got a copy of her CENOMAR and it says she is single, and there is no indication of the marriage. Are we ok this way? Should we omit mention of the marriage all together on the I 129f? Will the embassy in Hong Kong accept the CENOMAR as is with the certified divorce decree? What a mess, I had everything ready to send on the I 129F, now see all this.

Thanks for any help in advance.

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1 hour ago, mpvfd384 said:

What a headache. My fiancé was married in China, and subsequently divorced in China after 10 months. Have the divorce decree, and certified translation. I thought that was it, lol!. Now coming to find out that her divorce has to be recognized in the Philippines, and the process is long and expensive just like annulment?

Sounds like a Report of Marriage (ROM) was never filed.

She was supposed to report her marriage, and then that foreign divorce could be recognized in PH. No annulment required.

Either way, this doesn't matter to the US. She is free to marry under US law.

 

1 hour ago, mpvfd384 said:

My question is, we got a copy of her CENOMAR and it says she is single, and there is no indication of the marriage. Are we ok this way?

Yes. The US recognizes a foreign-obtained divorce fine.

 

1 hour ago, mpvfd384 said:

Should we omit mention of the marriage all together on the I 129f?

NO. Never, ever lie on any immigration form or to any immigration official. This is a permanent bar.

 

1 hour ago, mpvfd384 said:

Will the embassy in Hong Kong accept the CENOMAR as is with the certified divorce decree?

Yes.

 

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4 hours ago, mpvfd384 said:

My fiancé was married in China, and subsequently divorced in China after 10 months.

 

Was she married to a Chinese citizen?  Or did she marry another Filipino citizen living in China?

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58 minutes ago, mpvfd384 said:

No a us citizen

 

Ah.  I asked because there might have been complications if your fiancee had been married to another Filipino.  But since she wasn't, nothing for you to worry about.  As geowrian said, your fiancee is free to marry under US law.

 

So, relax ☺️  It's not a mess, as long as you declare her previous marriage and divorce in your petition.

 

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7 hours ago, mpvfd384 said:

Hi All,

What a headache. My fiancé was married in China, and subsequently divorced in China after 10 months. Have the divorce decree, and certified translation. I thought that was it, lol!. Now coming to find out that her divorce has to be recognized in the Philippines, and the process is long and expensive just like annulment?

My question is, we got a copy of her CENOMAR and it says she is single, and there is no indication of the marriage. Are we ok this way? Should we omit mention of the marriage all together on the I 129f? Will the embassy in Hong Kong accept the CENOMAR as is with the certified divorce decree? What a mess, I had everything ready to send on the I 129F, now see all this.

Thanks for any help in advance.

The divorce DOES NOT have to recognized in the Philippines (and as I read from your posting the marriage was never reported to the Philippines which simplifies things and make the recognition moot ).   And there is zero reason for an annulment process being the marriage was never reported.   

 

NEVER, NEVER lie during any part of the visa process.  List the marriage on any forms that ask about previous marriages, include a copy of the divorce decreee (w/English translation)

 

Hong Kong will want the PSA CENOMAR, birth certificate.   Also HK will want an NBI with an AKA for any names used (her previous married name)

 

It really isn't much of a mess .. pretty straight forward actually.

 

http://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/i-129f-petition-process.html


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