I came to the Philippines and got married. I don't want to have to leave her and go back to the U.S. to file the k-3 spouse visa. Can I file it in the Philippines?
The I130 (a precondition to the K3) is filed in the States.
The I-130 can be mailed to the US.
Contrary to popular belief, the K-3 doesn't always make 'sense'. It is more expensive and doesn't save a significant amount of time ... as compared to just getting an immigrant visa in Manila.
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You can certainly file the paperwork from the Philippines but it must be sent to the proper address in the United States. If you are willing to remain in the Philippines during the processing I recommend not using the K-3 option. You should consult with an immigration attorney to discuss then options.
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I agree with my colleagues.
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You can mail to immigrant petition to the lockbox (in Chicago or Phoenix - check the instructions carefully). Eventually, she will be interviewed in Manila. Don't bother with the K-3. From experience, it doesn't make much of a difference timewise.
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