So, if you never did get legally divorced in your home-country but plan on re-marrying in the Philippines that is one loose end you will need to tie up before boarding a plane here. This is how you will present the Divorce Decree or Certificate of Death in order to prove you are legally free to “contract” marriage. Once you have this it is up to you whether you and your Filipina bride will officiate the wedding via a Priest at a church or at the government offices via a Judge or Judge’s Appointee.IF you were previously married but are now widowed, bring with you a copy (preferably an original) of the “. Marriage here is seen as a legal contract between two people, similar to the way Non-Default states in the U. One thing to keep in mind is that here in the Philippines you cannot get a divorce. One of you was legally insane at the time of marriage. (Even then if you have been married for more than a year it is considered consensual.) There are other circumstances for Annulment and they are just as stringent.The information here is for educational purposes only and any person should consult with an Immigration Attorney before making any important decisions or actions. (Even though your plans may be to make the Philippines your new home.) Even if you plan to take a few years before getting married, which is my advice by the way, one thing you will need to bring with you are your divorce papers. the final, deciding document which declares you are legally divorced if you have been previously married in your home-country.
But if you don’t think you’re up to it, find a Filipina who has never been married before and that will simplify everything.In either scenario I wish you all the best.[ One more thing..