I Nomad

ramblings from a global nomad

  It was my last day of a 3 night stay in Taipei, Taiwan and I was to pick up my authenticated affidavit concerning my birth in Taipei. So bright and early I made my way to the BOCA (Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs ROC) to pick up my 4 copies of authenticated documents. …

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On my third day in Taipei I planned a trip to the part of Taiwan where I spent my first 8-9 months of my life before moving with my family to Hong Kong where my brother and sister were born (lucky them – makes getting a birth certificate so much easier). Looking at my very first passport …

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In September 2015 I travelled to Taiwan to get legal proof of my birth. Just wanted to clear that up so you know I am not in Taiwan at the moment, but writing about an important event in my life. Traveling to Taiwan was important for two main reasons: 1. to finally have some form …

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This blog was started in 2012 as a reaction to the Dutch Embassy in Berlin telling me that basically without a birth certificate I could not get married. There were more words exchanged over the phone, but I need not get into that! Now more than three years later, still sans legal birth certificate, I am …

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