Archive for the ‘ Philippines’ Category

Anything I Should Do During My Trip to Visit My Fiancé?

Joshua Strange asks: “I’m going to the Philippines next Friday. Is there anything special I need to do for the K-1 visa?” Whether or not you’re going for the first time, you want to keep evidence of your meeting. For the K1, one of the things you have to prove is that you’ve physically met […]

When Do I Attend Philippines CFO Seminar?

Sharlene asks: “Hi. I just want to ask about the CFO in the Philippines. I came across it when I was checking out your site. Do I need to do it now even before we start the visa process with you?” The CFO stands for “Commission on Filipinos Overseas”. In the Philippines, you have what […]

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Does RapidVisa Only Serve the Philippines?

Next question comes to us from Instagram: “Do you guys mainly help with the Philippines? My fiancee is from the Dominican Republic.” Excellent question. Last time I checked, I believe we’ve processed visas from over 174 countries. We do mention Philippines a lot because we do have a couple of call centers over there, and […]

Can I Use a Joint Sponsor for a Filipina Fiance Visa

Can I Use a Joint Sponsor for a Filipina Fiance Visa?

One thing to know since you mentioned she’s Filipino. In the Philippines they do not accept a joint sponsor. A joint sponsor is your solution if your income is too low. A joint sponsor is like a cosponsor on a car, similar to use an analogy maybe people would get quickly. That’s where somebody else […]

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Can a Filipina Get a Divorce in Hong Kong for CENOMAR?

ohn84 from Instagram, “I have a question. Is divorce from another country, example, Hong Kong, valid to use for Filipina in the K1 process whose husband is a Filipino national?” I’m not sure who’s who. Let me read this again. Used for a Filipina in … Okay, so I’m assuming the Filipina is the alien, […]

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Can I Expedite My K1 Fiancé Visa if I’m in the Military?

So, question number two. Ejay is asking, “Hello, I have a fiancee in the Philippines. I want to file a fiancee visa for her. I’m serving in the U.S. Army. Is there any way to make it faster since I’m in the military? Similar to what we talked about expediting. You can apply, yes. You […]

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Converting to Islam in the Philippines to Legally Divorce

So, the next bit of news, this has been a topic for a while, and something that we started to see a lot of denials for at the beginning of the year. Since we do a lot of business with the Philippines with fiance visas and spousal visas, Philippines is one of the few countries […]

Converting to Islam to “Legally” Divorce in the Philippines

The Philippines is the only country other than the Vatican that outlaws divorce. That’s why it’s no surprise that so many of our customers are surprised to find out that their Filipina fiance cannot qualify for a K1 fiance visa and be with them in the United States due to a previous unresolved marriage. While […]

Guest Post: How I Met Michell (2 of 2)

Ned Kelly moved to the Philippines in 2013. While there, he has broken his back, become an expert on tropical bacteria and survived back-to-back weeks of sweating through his t-shirt by 9 AM. Amidst these minor little tragedies, he fell into a relationship with his fiancé, Michell. What follows is the second part of an […]

Guest Post: How I Met Michell (1 of 2)

Ned Kelly has lived in the Philippines for three and a half years. While there, he co-authored a book on living in the Philippines for those thinking of retiring, working or studying in that distant archipelago. Here’s an excerpt on how he met his fiancé, Michell. Five years ago, I suddenly decided that I was […]