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    Default Filing for Divorce and Getting Married, Timeframe

    I arrived on a tourist visa. Fell in love after 2 months here. I decided to get married but I am still married to my ex-husband but separated for 19 years, since there is no divorce in my country and found out I can file here. I would like to file for divorce here but the residency requirement is 6 months, is there a chance I can waive that? Also, I have to extend my visa for me to be able to get married and adjust my status. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Filing for Divorce and Getting Married, Timeframe

    The residency requirement is not something you can waive. It is a requirement that gives the courts personal jurisdiction over the case.

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    Default Re: Filing for Divorce and Getting Married, Timeframe

    Unless you want to move to a state with a shorter residency requirement, you'll have to wait.

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    Default Re: Filing for Divorce and Getting Married, Timeframe

    Quote Quoting romela_20
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    I would like to file for divorce here but the residency requirement is 6 months, is there a chance I can waive that?
    You didn't identify your state of residence, but there is no state in which you could waive the requirement, and it is unlikely that any court in any state would waive it. What's the rush?

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