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81Harley:
I am retired and dont have much money. I do not think the U.S will issue me a fiancee visa. Very difficult now. Currently living in the Philippines. I have heard that if I get married in Malasia to my Philippine girlfriend it will be fast and easy to get her to the U.S. Does anyone know the best way to get her to the U.S? Thank you

coleman2347:
Why Malaysia, its not too hard to get married here. You dont say where you are?  You have to have a paper from consulate or embassy stating your eligible to marry.  Then a class on being married.  One thing, if you do get married make sure your gf has her passport before you do or she has to go to Cebu or Manila and and get something called a CFO...From what I know there is no fast easy way to get her to the states.  There is a bunch of information on this forum about getting married.
Read this posted by Gray Wolf a while ago 
http://www.visajourney.com/

If Im miss understanding something let me know...several here have overcome the same kind of problems

Lee2:

--- Quote from: 81Harley on October 10, 2014, 12:42:28 PM ---I am retired and dont have much money. I do not think the U.S will issue me a fiancee visa. Very difficult now. Currently living in the Philippines. I have heard that if I get married in Malasia to my Philippine girlfriend it will be fast and easy to get her to the U.S. Does anyone know the best way to get her to the U.S? Thank you

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One way would be to get a cosponsor to meet the financial requirements.

Once married and you having lived in the Philippines over 6 months and are able to prove it, then you could go for a direct consular filing at the US embassy which I have been told is now running between 4 and 8 weeks to get but I believe you still have to meet the financial requirement as one of the items needed is an Affidavit of Support (Form I-864), and then a Police Certificate, Birth Certificate, Previous Divorce Records,  and possibly others that I may not be aware of.

IMO getting married in another country may only increase the wait time, keeping it simple is usually the best way.

Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am:
For starters, the procedures are briefly explained here:
http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwhlove.html
LOVE AND MARRIAGE AND IMMIGRATION

IR1/CR1 Visas are immigrant visas issued to foreign spouses of U.S. Citizens
http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/IR1_and_CR1_Immigrant_Visas
IR1 and CR1 Immigrant Visas

Gray Wolf:

--- Quote from: 81Harley on October 10, 2014, 12:42:28 PM ---I am retired and dont have much money. I do not think the U.S will issue me a fiancee visa. Very difficult now. Currently living in the Philippines. I have heard that if I get married in Malasia to my Philippine girlfriend it will be fast and easy to get her to the U.S. Does anyone know the best way to get her to the U.S? Thank you

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It's easy to say it's easy, but that would be misleading.  It's not difficult, but it's also not what I would call easy.   You have to make certain you follow the steps laid out in the link provided 
( http://www.visajourney.com/ )  It requires that everything be proper and legal and that minimal requirements are met. 

I know of several guys who married in the Philippines but were not able to return home with their new wives.  If you already know you don't fulfill all the requirements, save yourself the trouble.  Find another way to live happily that doesn't involve you going back to the US with your wife.  There is no "trick" way, no loopholes.

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