Annulment in the Philippines

Please submit the Certificate of Finality and Decree of Absolute Nullity of Marriage recorded in the Office of the Civil Registrar with the court stamp or Annulment Decree from the National Statistics Office as copied below. Final Decision from OCR is not accepted by USCIS or the US Embassy.

annulment

Please take note that both LCR and NSO-C.O. should annotate the MS copies at their end.

“To tell you about our marriage”

We Love hearing YOUR stories, always feel free to send us pictures and your good words so we can keep the flame alive for everyone searching for that special someone!

“Hello CB,

It’s our pleasure to inform you that we both met on your site and we are now happily married on the 22 of march of 2014 our user profiles are Jesus and Rissa. we’ve uploaded 2 photos of the wedding on my profile feel free to use them or contact us, thanks for the great service and making possible for us to find each other.”

Congratulations, Jesus & Rissa! We wish you both the very best in laughter, life and love.

Aloha,

CB Staff

Passports! Where to begin?

Hi Readers!

If you’re thinking of meeting someone overseas, you’ll definitely need a passport to go visit. Depending on where you’re from and where you’re headed, you might not even need a visa to visit (but that’s another post), but you WILL need a valid passport. By “valid passport”, we mean one that hasn’t expired, and won’t expire while you’re overseas.

Here’s a few tips that may help you get going:

Get one before you plan to visit! It can take several days, to a month or more for your application to be processed. Make sure you have plenty of time.

If you’re running short on time, and don’t mind an extra fee– several agencies offer expedited processing.

In many cases, you can start your application online, or at your local post office. Check the bottom of this post for more information.

Be sure to read available information from your country’s official website (Travel.gov for USA, Dfa.gov.ph for PI, etc.).  If there’s something you’re not sure about, or need more information about, be sure to contact them directly.

Want to share your experiences with applying for a passport? Let us know!

Here are just a few of the issuing authorities- we haven’t listed them all, but a quick internet search will help you locate the one that’s right for your country.

Gov.uk- Passport information

Passports.gov.au- Information and Online application

Travel.state.gov- USA passport information and application

Department of Foreign Affairs- Philippines Passport information

PS- Never, ever, ever send money to anyone you haven’t met in person. This comes up a lot when passports are mentioned. If someone asks you to pay for their passport or visa application fees, tell them no!

Cherry Blossoms DOES NOT process passport applications,we are not associated with any government agencies, and this blog post is not the same as legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney.

 

Waves of Hurt- How You Can Help Your Filipino Loved Ones After Haiyan

Your Time, Love and Care are the Most Important Things You Can Share!

Your Time, Love and Care are the most important things you can share with your Filipina sweetheart in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda

By now it should come as no surprise that any natural disaster, regardless of where it happens in the world, will impact relationships and families. Whether you are just starting to navigate the Asian online dating experience, or have found that one true love – when tragedy strikes, everyone is affected.

Almost two weeks ago, typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippine islands, and other Asian communities. As we can all see from the news broadcasts, members of these communities are suffering immeasurable losses. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out for them. During such difficult times, it is understandable that we all feel the desire to help and ease such pain. For the special someone in your life, the hurts are very close to home. For your Filipina girlfriend or fiancé residing in the West, when reading or watching distressing news from “home,” this information may bring about fits of arguments, tears, and even accusations of not caring enough.

At times, the best advice to help our loved ones is to make sure that we take care of ourselves first. While some would argue that such ideas are “selfish,” consider the perspective that you can’t help anyone if you are significantly impaired. She needs you to be strong for her, and her family right now.

Below are a list of ideas that may help you and your loved one (your Filipina or Asian girlfriend) weather the storm of distressing feelings during a natural disaster in her homeland.

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