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    • LeanneF96
      CommentAuthorLeanneF96Got married 15 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 23rd 2016
     
    We have booked our wedding package via a tour operator and when it comes to legal documents im confusing everyone and ive yet to find an answer!
    So my fiance was born in the UK to spanish parents. His parents at the time of his birth got him a spanish passport. His name is Richard and states so on his british birth certificate. The spanish consulate translated Richard to Ricardo so his passport and birth certificate reads different. All his other uk documents like drivers license reads Richard. Now hes not classed as a spanish citizen nor does the a uk class his as a british citizen.
    So when it comes to the legal bits for the wedding we are unsure what to get. I know for myself i need a statatory declaration along with my british passport and birth certificate.
    Long shot i know but has anyone married in cyprus without a british passport? Are the documents the same? Ive emailed the town hall direct but they have been no help saying to email 3 months prior to the wedding which is cutting it a bit fine if we need to travel for certain documents!
    We are going to also call the spanish embassy tomorrow but as hes not classed as a spanish citizen im unsure if they could help. If you can understand all that then good going.... my head is spinning haha!!




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    • StephH96
      CommentAuthorStephH96Got married 24 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 23rd 2016
     
    If he has a Spanish passport surely he is classed as a Spanish citizen born in the UK?
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    • LeanneF96
      CommentAuthorLeanneF96Got married 15 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 24th 2016
     
    His mother thinks not :-/ its confusing me! Do you get citizenship passed from your parents? His parents moved to the uk in 60s... My fiance has always thought he was british!
    His parents have the right to remain here and were married before my fiance was born therfore he could get a british passport as advised by the passport office. Getting the paperwork is an utter nightmare.... Just thinking if we cant get hold of certain things he will need to renew his spanish one and wr havent been able to get through to the consulate in days they never answer




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    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2BGot married 7 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 24th 2016
     
    Can't you just get him a British passport and use that along side his British Birth certificate as you would?

    31/12/2017 A New Year, A New Life, A New Husband and Wife


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    • LeanneF96
      CommentAuthorLeanneF96Got married 15 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 24th 2016 edited
     
    This is what we are trying to do Mrs D to make life easier but we need to surrender his spanish passport and then send all the documents.
    The spanish consulate in london never answer and we have emailed with no response. Its all a bit of a nightmare trying to get either or sorted. I might bombard them each week until they respond lol.
    If his name was the same on his passport then we could of handed this to the british passport office but as its different to his birth certificate he needs to surrender it as they said he could technically fly in and out under two passports!?
    Would be so much easier with a uk passport as i know what needs to be done.




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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 10 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 24th 2016
     
    I have family in America and some of them have dual nationality so have 2 passports. Can he not do that if he doesn't want to give up his Spanish citizenship?

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
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    • LeanneF96
      CommentAuthorLeanneF96Got married 15 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 24th 2016
     
    If you ask him he would state he was british... How would you go about that Emily? The passport office has said he needs to surrender his spanish one in order to get a british one.




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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 10 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 24th 2016
     
    Ahh ok so he doesn't necessarily want his Spanish one. I'm not sure how it works but I know have the 2 passports one british and one American.

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
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    • LeanneF96
      CommentAuthorLeanneF96Got married 15 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 24th 2016
     
    No he doesnt want to keep it. Even if he could have both as his names would be different on each passport. The uk one would say richard and the spanish ricardo as they said they have to translate it even though his birth certificate says Richard! The british passport office would not allow to travel under two names therefore denying him a uk one until he gives up the spanish one. Yeah silly! What if his name was llewellyn what could they translate that to in spanish?! Haha!




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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 10 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 24th 2016
     
    Hahaha that made me chuckle! Ok I guess that makes sense really that it has to be dual nationality in the same name. if not it is almost 2 identities. Really not sure what to suggest. sorry

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
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    • LeanneF96
      CommentAuthorLeanneF96Got married 15 months ago
      CommentTimeMay 24th 2016
     
    Yes he would be two different people lol. Ill keep trying to contact the spanish in london fingers crossed they answer. We live in south wales so a bit of a trek if we are turned away without an appointment. If we could book one it would be a good start!
    Im sure in time it will be sorted one way or another. :-)




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