It is common for Filipinos to have been married before. In the Philippines, where there is no divorce, this can be a major obstacle. Divorce here does not mean in Japan, but in the Philippines.
Even if you get divorced in Japan and file a divorce report with the Philippine Embassy in Japan (currently not accepted by the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo), it will not appear on your marriage certificate registered with the Philippine National Statistics Office.
At present, when you apply for your last visa, the Consulate-General of Japan in Manila will check with the PSA (Philippine Statistics Authority) to see if you were married in the past. If you are divorced from a Japanese national or other foreign national with a lawyer, you will need to file a Notice of Divorce (Judicial Recognition of Foreign Divorce), obtain a decree from the court, and make a special note on your previous marriage certificate at the Philippine Statistics Authority. This is the first time you can legally say that your previous marriage is no longer valid.
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