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Hello all!

 

My wife and I were married in the United States in February.  We are a same sex couple.  Do we need to register our marriage at the Philippine Consulate?  Any reason to do so?  I am not even sure they except same sex marriages as the forms just say husband and wife.  I know same sex marriage is not legal in the Philippines. 

 

Thanks in advance!


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29 minutes ago, Jaime'n'Jenny said:

Hello all!

 

My wife and I were married in the United States in February.  We are a same sex couple.  Do we need to register our marriage at the Philippine Consulate?  Any reason to do so?  I am not even sure they except same sex marriages as the forms just say husband and wife.  I know same sex marriage is not legal in the Philippines. 

 

Thanks in advance!

They won't record


YMMV

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Posted (edited)

Can't register it (ROM) as it is not recognized there. Other than your inability to get a passport in a new name (if your name changed), it shouldn't be an issue.

Edited by geowrian
Changed ability to inability. Whoops

Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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32 minutes ago, Jaime'n'Jenny said:

Hello all!

 

My wife and I were married in the United States in February.  We are a same sex couple.  Do we need to register our marriage at the Philippine Consulate?  Any reason to do so?  I am not even sure they except same sex marriages as the forms just say husband and wife.  I know same sex marriage is not legal in the Philippines. 

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Nope, won't be accepted, as you noted - same sex marriage is not legal in the Phils.

 

If you changed your name with marriage you CAN NOT get your Philippine passport in your married name ... as you can not file ROM.  ;)  


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4 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Can't register it (ROM) as it is not recognized there. Other than your ability to get a passport in a new name (if your name changed), it shouldn't be an issue.

Without ROM being completed there is no (easy) way to get a Philippine passport in the married name.


Hank

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Just now, Hank_ said:

Without ROM being completed there is no (easy) way to get a Philippine passport in the married name.

That is what was meant....apologies if that was unclear. :)


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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1 minute ago, geowrian said:

That is what was meant....apologies if that was unclear. :)

When you said - " .. it shouldn't be an issue"  made me think otherwise.    No harm, no foul.     Just trying to keep folks from getting sidetracked.


Hank

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Can she change her status to Married on the passport and keep her original name?


Feb 02, 2019- Married
Apr. 20, 2019- I-130, I-485, I-765 Filed

May 1, 2019- Checks Cashed, Texts received

May 4, 2019- NOA received

May 10, 2019- Biometrics Appointment Letter Received

May 22, 2019- Biometrics Appointment in Baltimore, MD

September 4, 2019- Received courtesy letter about I-693

September 5, 2019- I485 status changed to "Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview"

September 9, 2019- Medical exam done

October 10, 2019 - Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, approved

October 10, 2019 - EAD approved

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1 hour ago, Jaime'n'Jenny said:

Can she change her status to Married on the passport and keep her original name?

Nope ...  back to not being able to complete ROM.    And as you noted .. same sex marriage is illegal in the Phils


Hank

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On 10/5/2019 at 12:13 AM, Jaime'n'Jenny said:

Can she change her status to Married on the passport and keep her original name?

I was looking at my passport's bio page and I do not see a field for civil status. She can probably keep everything as it is on her passport but when she is filling out forms, stick with 'Married' as civil status. 

 

Hope this helps! 

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9 minutes ago, MarryMe987654 said:

I was looking at my passport's bio page and I do not see a field for civil status.

It is not on passports but it is on US CR1/IR1 visas.

 

She is married, just not in the Philippines.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

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June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

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9 minutes ago, Zach2015 said:

How so? We were going to file for ROM in a few weeks.

 

He is going to lead you down a rabbit hole ...  ;)   

 

ROM makes things easier IN the Philippines; if you wife wants her Philippine passport in her married name .. ROM is necessary.  If you wife owns land or you both are planning to buy land in the Phils, then have it recorded in her married name .. need ROM.      Beyond that ROM has little benefit.

 

ROM isn't bad, it is similar to recording a marriage at the county recorder's office in the states.   Where the down side comes in is for those looking to "change horses" down the road .. divorce isn't allowed, annulment is a long and expensive process ... with no guarantee.    Recognition of a foreign divorce is an annoying process as well.

Edited by Hank_

Hank

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