I was just talking to an old friend of mine. We were buddies from years past, before I even went to the States. We had not seen each other for quite sometime. Later on our conversation she found out that I am already a dual citizen. She was really happy for me. She then asked me about a conversation that she overheard while attending a party.
She was just puzzled about a visa thing, which she just didn’t know a thing about. She was then telling me the story.
“The lady was married here in the Philippines to a guy who is a former Philippine citizen and now an American citizen and lives in the States. The marriage was arranged just for the lady to get to the USA. They didn’t live together in the States. Almost a year after that the lady was in the US, the guy came to the Philippines to visit his family. On that same time he met a lady that he was corresponding with on the net. He said that he really loves the lady and wanting to marry that lady that he just correspond with. He got the lady pregnant during that visit too. The guy wants to file annulment from the lady he married first. As a lot of us know that it would take awhile or forever for the annulment to be final here in the Philippines. He really wants out from the sham marriage, but the problem is the wife she’s not yet on her 2 years stay in the States. The wife wants to visit the Philippines too even she’s not yet in the States for 2 years. She already had her “Green Card”. Can she travel here to the Philippines? I guess she’s worried to travel here to the Philippines that she might not be allowed to re-enter the US again.”
Just a thought and questions to the people that know here. We might have readers here with similar problems. My questions now:
- Would the wife and husband be in trouble for the arrange marriage agreement?
- Is there quicker way out for them to get annulled?
- Can the wife travel here to the Philippines even she’s not yet in the States for 2 years?
- If they file for annulment should both of them be here in the Philippines for that?
Some couples will get married here in the Philippines, then, on filing the visa they will file “Fiancee Visa”. Like a friend I know wants to did like that. I told the lady that if you get married here you should not file the fiancee visa then. So they decided to just get married in the States then.
Sorry guys for asking for advice. I was just thinking about this fake marriages, it’s more rampant than I thought. I am just naive about this? I know with Bob and I before we have to go to Seattle for my interview for the 2 years stay. They asked our bank accounts and credit cards and if we had the same address. They video tape the interview and I’m pretty sure they studied that tape if both of us were faking on our answers. Maybe the immigration would give more leeway nowadays than with us before.
Can you imagine trying to stay marriage for 2 years. Can those personnel not see the reaction of both husband and wife? Like this people that I was talking about they didn’t live together and I’m sure they had some sign of discomfort with each other while talking. They have to be good in acting in-front of the immigration personnel.
Any advice regarding this matter really is welcome here. If anyone experience or knew someone that did have similar experiences feel free to share it here. I just don’t have the knowledge what to tell anyone that would ask me. I would really appreciate any words from you all.
Have fun getting your proper visa!