I've been asking question and trying to find the best way to Marry My Filipino Girlfriend. Her Situation is as follows . She was born in manila and she is 100% filipino. She was married to a Japanese man and has a Japanese visa(permanent ) They have been divorced for two years and she is living in Japan raising her Daughter. Can we apply for a fiancee visa in Japan. She Said someone told her she is divorced by Japanese law but by filipino law she is still married until she apply s for a annulment through the filipino embassy which is costly(?). I am going there in June and would like to start the process. We are open to either fiancee visa or getting married there and doing the spouse visa. This is tricky situation, Please advise or guide me in the right direction
Generally, the U.S. Consulates have discretion to adjudicate a case for a citizen of a different country, so you need to call the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo to make sure that they will accept your case.
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Generally, a divorce will be recognized as valid under U.S. immigration law so long as the divorce was valid where it occurred.
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