UK man Filipina woman Married in Philippines in 2014 She stayed in UK for 3 years on spouse visa and has been back in Philippines for 2 years. We have been separated since she went back, so now looking to start divorce proceedings under the UK 2 year separation rule. Does anyone have any experience in how to do this? Do I just initiate proceedings in UK? Does it complicate things with her being out of the country? Are there things to sign etc? And in an earlier post, I saw that if I do so, the divorce will also be recognised in Philippines for her, so she can remarry etc. Hoping to do this in one go and avoid any annulment stuff as well. Also I don't have the marriage certificate and neither does she. Does anyone know how to get a new copy, as looks like its a required document.