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my girlfriend lives in the philippines and i live in hawaii. i am a u.s. citizen. we want to be married in her country and then come to hawaii to live.her family insist we are married in their country. its fine with me. what forms do i need to file to be able to do this? any help you can give me would be greatly needed.  thank you for your time......lance whisler

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As far as Filipino law on how to get married I have no idea. As far as U.S. Immigration Law your wife has 2 options, once you get married. You come back and apply for an Immigrant petition for her and wait the 9-12 months that it takes for her to get an interview at the Embassy for her green card. The second option is to file for a K-3 visa which will get her here in 4-6 months but will take another year after to get the green card.


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