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Im a filipino america  petitioner. Me and my ex-spouse got married here in the USA. But at the time, we were both filipino citizens. Then we git divorced, at the time of divorced here in usa, we were both filipino-american citizens. But we reported our marriage to philippine embassy. So on my case, im divorced here in USA but i suppose still married when i get to philippines because they dont acknowledge divorce in that country. Now I have a filipino FIANCE, Im planning to petition him as FIANCE VISA. would i need to annul my marriage in phils before petitioning him? Because im wondering im tryinf to petition him here to get married here in USA. Im already divorced in this country. So im not sure if my divorce here would be enough for me to petition him as fiance or i still need to annul in philippines too?

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Im a filipino america  petitioner. Me and my ex-spouse got married here in the USA. But at the time, we were both filipino citizens. Then we git divorced, at the time of divorced here in usa, we were both filipino-american citizens. But we reported our marriage to philippine embassy. So on my case, im divorced here in USA but i suppose still married when i get to philippines because they dont acknowledge divorce in that country. Now I have a filipino FIANCE, Im planning to petition him as FIANCE VISA. would i need to annul my marriage in phils before petitioning him? Because im wondering im tryinf to petition him here to get married here in USA. Im already divorced in this country. So im not sure if my divorce here would be enough for me to petition him as fiance or i still need to annul in philippines too?

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1 minute ago, HRQX said:

That is great. Both USCIS and USEM will accept the divorce documentation.

Will they not ask for my certificate of no marriage in philippines? Will my divorce decree here be enough? Because im a filipino american citizen and my fiance is from philippines too. They dont recignize divorce in philippines. So im really worried divorce decree would not be enough 😔

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15 minutes ago, Ejay223 said:

Will they not ask for my certificate of no marriage in philippines? Will my divorce decree here be enough? Because im a filipino american citizen and my fiance is from philippines too. They dont recignize divorce in philippines. So im really worried divorce decree would not be enough 😔

@Hank_ is very knowledgeable about this:

 

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56 minutes ago, Ejay223 said:

Im a filipino america  petitioner. Me and my ex-spouse got married here in the USA. But at the time, we were both filipino citizens. Then we git divorced, at the time of divorced here in usa, we were both filipino-american citizens. But we reported our marriage to philippine embassy. So on my case, im divorced here in USA but i suppose still married when i get to philippines because they dont acknowledge divorce in that country. Now I have a filipino FIANCE, Im planning to petition him as FIANCE VISA. would i need to annul my marriage in phils before petitioning him? Because im wondering im tryinf to petition him here to get married here in USA. Im already divorced in this country. So im not sure if my divorce here would be enough for me to petition him as fiance or i still need to annul in philippines too?

US Embassy just needed your divorce decree since you got married in the US, i think. I read that some people here was married in the Philippines, got divorce in HK and was able to get a K1 visa. For your fiance, he'll need to provide a PSA cenomar as a proof of his eligibility to marry.

 

Let's ask from the VJ members who are knowledgeable about the legalities and process.

 

Any thoughts?  @geowrian  @Greenbaum  @Hank_ 

 

Thanks!

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11 minutes ago, VIP_LadyLuck said:

US Embassy just needed your divorce decree since you got married in the US, i think. I read that some people here was married in the Philippines, got divorce in HK and was able to get a K1 visa. For your fiance, he'll need to provide a PSA cenomar as a proof of his eligibility to marry.

 

Let's ask from the VJ members who are knowledgeable about the legalities and process.

 

Any thoughts?  @geowrian  @Greenbaum  @Hank_ 

 

Thanks!

Thank you. And yes my fiance is single in philippines. Never married. Im just worried if philippines will have the right to say to us immigration that i cant marry my filipino fiance because im divorced in usa but still married in philippines. And i didnt want to delay my petition to him just because of that (hopefully)

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42 minutes ago, Ejay223 said:

Thank you. And yes my fiance is single in philippines. Never married. Im just worried if philippines will have the right to say to us immigration that i cant marry my filipino fiance because im divorced in usa but still married in philippines. And i didnt want to delay my petition to him just because of that (hopefully)

It won't be an issue since you won't be marrying within the Philippines. You will be marrying in the US, where you are free to do so.


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12 minutes ago, geowrian said:

It won't be an issue since you won't be marrying within the Philippines. You will be marrying in the US, where you are free to do so.

This helps a lot. Thanks. I was so frustrated thinkin about that 😔 will they not ask for certificate of no marriage from me since im still a filipino citizen even though im also us citizen? Because i know they'all l require my fiance to have it. I just dont know if i am required too.

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5 hours ago, Ejay223 said:

Im a filipino america  petitioner. Me and my ex-spouse got married here in the USA. But at the time, we were both filipino citizens. Then we git divorced, at the time of divorced here in usa, we were both filipino-american citizens. But we reported our marriage to philippine embassy. So on my case, im divorced here in USA but i suppose still married when i get to philippines because they dont acknowledge divorce in that country. Now I have a filipino FIANCE, Im planning to petition him as FIANCE VISA. would i need to annul my marriage in phils before petitioning him? Because im wondering im tryinf to petition him here to get married here in USA. Im already divorced in this country. So im not sure if my divorce here would be enough for me to petition him as fiance or i still need to annul in philippines too?

You asked this question in another posting already ... don't need multiple posting to get a good answer  (or a bad one)  ;)  

 

The divorce is accepted for the K-1 process 

 

 

The divorce can be recognized in the Phils also (being you were USC when that occurred) .. if you wanted to get that done.

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2 hours ago, Hank_ said:

You asked this question in another posting already ... don't need multiple posting to get a good answer  (or a bad one)  ;)  

 

The divorce is accepted for the K-1 process 

 

 

The divorce can be recognized in the Phils also (being you were USC when that occurred) .. if you wanted to get that done.

Thank you so much. And so sorry for posting multiple question. I was just frustrated to get an answer. Thanks alot.

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