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Old 17th July 2019, 09:55 PM
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https://ph.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen...tting-married/

The Philippine Government requires all foreigners to provide a “Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage” from his/her embassy before filing for a marriage license. This certification affirms that there are no legal impediments to the foreigner marrying a Filipino (i.e., that the foreigner is already married to someone else).

Please bring your confirmation printout, all divorce decrees or death certificates that show the U.S. citizen is free to marry, and valid U.S. passport to your appointment. Please bring $50 in cash (or Philippine Peso equivalent) or credit card
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Now having said all that and pasted as well,My best educated guess is that I can never marry again In the Philippines, BUT as my Asawa says, “ I may not be your first, but I darn well Better be your LAST!” No arguments here....Sounds good to me!
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Now having said all that and pasted as well,My best educated guess is that I can never marry again In the Philippines, BUT as my Asawa says, “ I may not be your first, but I darn well Better be your LAST!” No arguments here....Sounds good to me!
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Hi all, I recently retired to the Philippines full time. I was there for three months getting settled and now I am back in the States for a month getting the rest of my things together before returning next month for good. I currently live in the same area as my ex-wife. Our divorce is final in the states but it is not yet recognized in the Philippines. Does anyone have any experience with this process of "Petition of recognition of foreign divorce?"

I am also concerned if I have an overnight guest at my place before the process is finished if I am leaving my self open for a charge of concubinage.
What I had to do to marry my wife (she was a widow) was present the document from the US court that I was divorced over to the US Embassy and they drafted a document that basically stated as far as they were concern I was able to get legally married. The document I got from the US Court was called the "Divorce Absolute" which stated that are status was the same as though our former spouse was dead so we could remarry should we want to.

Some states have a waiting period after the court is done with you before the court completes the divorce. In Massachusetts the the divorce becomes fully vested 1 year after the court decision. Then and only then will they give the "Divorce Absolute." I took a certified copy to the Embassy on Roxas Blvd and they gave me a document that was then turned over to the Philippines officials - The Embassy will explain who to give what. Was very straight forward from my perspective.

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They do get pretty sticky about details. I had to provide the Divorce papers from my first marriage and the Death Certificates from my 2nd & 3rd marriages to both the Catholic Church when we got married (in Arizona) and when reporting it to the ROP Consulate in Los Angeles.

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If your marriage has been reported officially in the RP, You a USC can divorce your Pinay, you need to have your divorce recognized by the Philippines court if you do they will recognize her as divorced also. If she initiates the divorce she remains married in the Philippines and you the USC is divorced.
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If your marriage has been reported officially in the RP, You a USC can divorce your Pinay, you need to have your divorce recognized by the Philippines court if you do they will recognize her as divorced also. If she initiates the divorce she remains married in the Philippines and you the USC is divorced.
You understand things as I do. The grey area is that a very careful reading of the law seems to indicate that this process is to be initiated by the Philippine citizen only. So as a foreigner and US citizen I am wondering if I need to do this at all. I assume eventually I will have a girlfriend and I do not want a charge of concubinage leveled at me. The legal dept. at the embassy said I dont hve to do it. A Pilipino lawyer says I do......Tough one

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If your marriage has been reported officially in the RP, You a USC can divorce your Pinay, you need to have your divorce recognized by the Philippines court if you do they will recognize her as divorced also. If she initiates the divorce she remains married in the Philippines and you the USC is divorced.
The law has changed the pinoy can now initiate the divorce abroad.

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Thanks for the reply, but this does not address my concern. The divorce was initiated by me and is final and legal in the USA.
My question is whether I need to file for recognition or not. I think the recognition process is for Pilipinos only, but I am not sure.
I am looking for another foreigner who was married to a Pilipina in the Philippines, divorced abroad, then re married in the Philippines.

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