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Dual National and Registering?

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Dual National and Registering?

Postby tsukinodeynatsu » 05 Jul 2011, 18:52

I may be in a position where I need to get married a little earlier than I thought I should (long story short, I hate attending classes where teachers can't be bothered to teach, they make up a good chunk of my course and I may not pass the semester).

If I apply for a marriage visa, I'd like to apply as a British Citizen, as this makes it a bit easier to get citizenship down the road....

But it's a pain in the ass to apply as a Brit @.@;

Has anybody registered their marriage using one nationality and then applied for a JFRV using a different nationality? Or is it generally not a good idea and I should just go to HK?
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Re: Dual National and Registering?

Postby tsukinodeynatsu » 02 Sep 2011, 16:16

Nobody replied to this, so I thought I should!!!!!

Well, turns out as long as you don't tell them you have another passport and don't show them your ARC you can easily get married on a different passport to the one you usually use.

My JFRV will be under my UK passport, as my current ARC is, but I managed to register using my US one. Your passport number doesn't come up on the household registration or anything else, so you can easily use it to get your JFRV.

Just in case anyone was wondering.
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Re: Dual National and Registering?

Postby UncleJamie » 02 Sep 2011, 19:45

Hi TD,

long time no contact. I am usually just too lazy to post most days, but sometimes see your posts and smile.

So, sorry for not keeping contact, usual excuses, busy with life, etc. . With that said, are you SURE that this is not going to bite you in the ass at some point with the future paperwork. That is, when you go and apply for the JFRV and they look at your current ARC with UK nationality and your marriage certificate/registration with US nationality, there is a chance that either they will tell you you can't do it that way (whether it is true or not), because they person who processes your paperwork will never have seen this done before (causes a massive system failure in many gov't employees).

Anyway, my sympathies for your academic issues, just hope someone with more experience than me can weigh-in on this and give some useful advice.

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BTW, still have this book for you: http://www.amazon.com/Tokyo-Vice-Americ ... 070&sr=1-1
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Re: Dual National and Registering?

Postby tsukinodeynatsu » 03 Sep 2011, 13:53

Turns out I'm still in school so it wasn't as bad as I thought, but I want to quit and start up my own company. Plus I don't really have the time to study while I work, but if I did I wouldn't have the time to work on my company. And I don't have the money to study and not work, so it's kind of a case of balancing things out and realising that school will actually hold me back at this point, rather than giving me a leg up (which is the point of higher education nowadays, right?)

Thanks for your sympathies, though :)

For your JFRV you need a copy of the household registration, not the certificate (which we weren't given, anyway). The household registration has neither your passport number nor your nationality on it. So the people at immigration were fine with it (we went there straight after registering to ask what I needed for the JFRV). My police certificate hasn't come back yet, so I have to register for school before I can get my JFRV anyway (my ARC expires Tuesday, so I need to pay registration to extend my ARC until I get my stuff for the JFRV together - it's cheaper than doing a visa run, so can't complain much). The system they use isn't cross-referenced at all.

I completely forgot about that book!!!! We should go out for lunch one day (or you can come over... I've learnt to make pretty tasty curry noodles) and catch up!
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