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Chinese name on Marriage Certificate

Postby kiwinick » 09 Jan 2012, 23:07

When marrying in Taiwan you are supposed to use your Chinese name. How does this appear on your marriage certificate? For instance if The marriage certificate only shows a Chinese name how will it ever be recognized outside of Taiwan? The clerk at the HHR office also recorded my NZ passport details, my concern is that outside of Taiwan the Chinese name used in Taiwan isn't legally recognized. Can anyone clarify this when pertaining to the Taiwanese marriage certificate?
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Re: Chinese name on Marriage Certificate

Postby Tempo Gain » 09 Jan 2012, 23:10

When I got married, they provided an official English translation.
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Re: Chinese name on Marriage Certificate

Postby funkymonkey » 10 Jan 2012, 09:11

They gave us two marriage certificates in Chinese and two in English. I used my Chinese name on the Chinese ones and my English name on the English ones.
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Re: Chinese name on Marriage Certificate

Postby Indiana » 10 Jan 2012, 11:49

Aren't marriages in Taiwan unrecognized by most countries anyway? Most people I know had to go through two ceremonies, one back in their home country, because of this.
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Re: Chinese name on Marriage Certificate

Postby funkymonkey » 10 Jan 2012, 13:21

Indiana wrote:Aren't marriages in Taiwan unrecognized by most countries anyway? Most people I know had to go through two ceremonies, one back in their home country, because of this.

Really? I know a few people who wanted to do two ceremonies, but they didn't need to. I know Canada recognizes marriages in Taiwan. Which countries don't?
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Re: Chinese name on Marriage Certificate

Postby Indiana » 10 Jan 2012, 13:24

funkymonkey wrote:
Indiana wrote:Aren't marriages in Taiwan unrecognized by most countries anyway? Most people I know had to go through two ceremonies, one back in their home country, because of this.

Really? I know a few people who wanted to do two ceremonies, but they didn't need to. I know Canada recognizes marriages in Taiwan. Which countries don't?


I thought the US and UK didn't. Friends I have from both countries had to do another ceremony in their home country, but that was a good few years ago...maybe it has changed now.
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Re: Chinese name on Marriage Certificate

Postby funkymonkey » 10 Jan 2012, 13:45

Indiana wrote:
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Indiana wrote:Aren't marriages in Taiwan unrecognized by most countries anyway? Most people I know had to go through two ceremonies, one back in their home country, because of this.

Really? I know a few people who wanted to do two ceremonies, but they didn't need to. I know Canada recognizes marriages in Taiwan. Which countries don't?


I thought the US and UK didn't. Friends I have from both countries had to do another ceremony in their home country, but that was a good few years ago...maybe it has changed now.

It must have changed. This is from the AIT website: "All U.S. states have their own laws concerning marriage and all states generally recognize marriages performed outside of their jurisdiction, provided that the marriage was in compliance with the laws of the place in which it was performed."

More info here: http://acs.ait.org.tw/marriage-info.html
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Re: Chinese name on Marriage Certificate

Postby tsukinodeynatsu » 11 Jan 2012, 23:46

I always thought people did the two ceremonies to solve the family/friends issue?
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Re: Chinese name on Marriage Certificate

Postby Zla'od » 09 Sep 2012, 17:35

When you register your marriage with the city hall (or town hall, etc.), they will add a notation to the spouse's household registration listing your Chinese-character name, and then, in a note, your romanized name and passport number. I remember having to also sign a promise not to use any other Chinese name when dealing with this ministry. (The concern was apparently that I might commit bigamy without them catching me.) Anyway, this household record will serve as a record of your marriage after being printed out, translated, and the translation notarized.

The above is for people who marry in a banquet or church. If you marry in the city hall, I believe those forms are already bilingual Chinese / English.

For the posters who wondered whether marriages entered into in Taiwan are legal back home, the answer is almost certainly yes. (I do recall that Brits have some sort of technical difficulty getting these marriages acknowledged.)
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Re: Chinese name on Marriage Certificate

Postby kapitolinka » 08 Mar 2013, 11:22

Indiana wrote:Aren't marriages in Taiwan unrecognized by most countries anyway? Most people I know had to go through two ceremonies, one back in their home country, because of this.

Regardless whether it is the marriage certificate or any other document.
Other countries will recognize the documents issued in Taiwan if those countries signed Hague Convention on Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (1961).
I don't know how it works for other countries, but in my case, I have to verify any document issued in Taiwan for use in my country: first at notary, second - in Ministry of Foreign Affairs, third - in representative office of my country.
I got married in Taiwan (my husband and I are both foreigners). That's what I did with my marriage certificate. And it's recognized in my country now.
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