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    anne2010 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 3, 2010, 10:14 AM
    MArried in the Philippines-divorce in Canada or Annulment in Philippines?
    Hello everyone, I am a naturalized (FIlipino) Canadian Citizen, and I am currently residing in Ontario Canada, I am so desperate to ask everyone here, because I am not sure what to do, I got married in the Philippines, I am not sure if should I file annulment in the Philipplnes or should I file divorce in Canada? I want to be with someone right now but I can't because I am still married, can somebody help me?? PLease...
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    Sep 1, 2010, 01:15 PM
    I am not a lawyer but my understanding that as a legal resident of Canada you can file for divorce and remarry. HOWEVER that being said, the divorce will not be legal in the Philippines and should you go back, you stand a chance of being in conflict with their laws by having 2 husbands. However is it also my understanding that you can file for an annulment after the fact... or if you become a citizen of Canada your divorce will be acknowledged. Hope that helps, but it is a confusing issue.
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    Mar 9, 2012, 12:10 AM
    We have that same situation with my partner who is a permanent resident in Canada. I consulted an immigration expert and he said that we can file divorce in Canada despite our being married in the Philippines and Remarry. Better have a divorce lawyer process it for you... please let me know what the outcome is... my email [email deleted. against the forum rules]... thanks...
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    May 21, 2012, 02:16 AM
    I have a similar dilemma. I am a Filipina and my boyfriend of 7years (Filipino but canadian citizen) was previously married. He married a Filipina also here in the Philippines. They are already divorced in Canada about 3 years now. Does anyone know if we can get married here?
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    Feb 18, 2013, 04:26 PM
    Hello, my girlfriend is in Canada on a work visa. She was married in filipines many years ago but never got an annulment. Her ex has no contact with her or with her child who is still in the filipines. Can she file for a divorce from Canada? She doesn't even know where he is. He may actually be living in Korea. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
    Thank you.
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    Apr 9, 2013, 10:58 PM
    Hello! I am married in the philippines I sponsor my wife and things didn't go well and we are divorce here in canada. Were canadian citizen them I still technically married in the philippines?
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    Apr 10, 2013, 05:09 PM
    Hmm. A number of similar questions over the years, none of which were answered, since September of '10.

    The answer, I believe, is that OPs can get Canadian divorces (or anulments, perhaps) if they meet the residency requirements for divorce in Canadian courts If so, as far as Canada is concerned, they would no longer be married.

    Whether courts in the Philippines will give full faith and credit to such a divorce decree is an open question. They should, I suppose, much of Philippine law being based on American law. But I can't say for sure.

    In any event, if one has a Canadian divorce from a spouse in the Philippines, that person could not be charged with bigamy in Canada.
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    Jul 11, 2013, 06:01 AM
    Philippine laws are for the Philippines. If you divorce in another country, you can marry anywhere but Philippines. Alternatively, you can apply to have your divorce recognized in the Philippines, but what's the point, unless you actually want to come to Philippines and re-marry IN the Philippines. Getting an annulment in Philippines will take forever and cost a fortune, UNLESS you have a bunch of money to bribe the judge with, then you can get it very quickly. I know all this from experiences of friends who married in the Philippines and divorced in other countries or annulment in the Philippines. This was their experiences. Better to leave the Philippines alone and marry a nice Korean girl :).
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    Oct 24, 2013, 10:50 AM
    I am dating a guy whom was married in the Philippines thus his wife committed adultery and they have been separated for years now. He is a permanent canadian resident, where he resides, what can he do to get a divorce; can he remarry ever in canada?

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