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Headache - (CFO) Commission on filipinos overseas

Discussion in 'UK Visa and Immigration Help' started by Jerseymarc, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    so--were you a filipino when you got married the first time..and where did you get married ?
  2. Manage
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    Manage New Member

    No, British by birth and married in the UK
  3. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    well i was divorced--twice in fact--in the UK--and it made no difference to my fiancee getting her cfo. i think she may have had a copy of my divorce certificate with her. the philippines dark ages catholic attitude to divorce only applies to its own citizens.
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  4. Manage
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    Manage New Member

    But were you previously married to a Filipina and was there a Report of Marriage to the Philippines Embassy?
  5. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Nope..and nope
  6. Anon04576
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    Anon04576 Well-Known Member

    You need to prove that you aren’t married or she won’t get the sticker.
  7. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    Get the visa first ( you say you are applying for the visa next year) then show you are both not married to obtain cfo
  8. Manage
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    I can prove that I was legally divorced in the UK and I am now single but my CENOMAR in the Philippines still shows i am married. Does that matter?
  9. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

  10. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    If neither of you are Filipino citizens it does not matter.( you and your ex-wife)
  11. Anon04576
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    Anon04576 Well-Known Member

    She is a filipina
  12. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    She (his first wife ) is Filipino who became a British Citizen
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  13. Manage
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    Manage New Member

    she is but at the time of our divorce was a British Citizen.
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  14. Manage
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    Manage New Member

    Thank you all for taking the time and trouble to reply to me.
    I was rather hoping to find someone here who had experienced the same situation as me and what the outcome was..
  15. John Surrey
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    John Surrey Active Member

    Life (especially on forums) is like a box of chocolates as Forest Gump's mother used to say :D
  16. Manage
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    Manage New Member

    Hello again. I thought it might be useful for others here if I update my fiancees experience at the cfo and my CENOMAR.
    She attended the cfo seminar and had her interview. Although they wanted to see my CENOMAR which shows that I am married in the Philippines they accepted my UK divorce decree as evidence that I am free to marry in the uk.
    She received her cfo attendance certificate and once she has her UK Visa will return to the cf o for the sticker in her passport.
    So it seems for a British Citizen a CENOMAR showing that you are still considered married in the Philippines is not a hinderence to a Filipina fiancee obtaining a cfo sticker.

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