Do you qualify for extra levels?


March 29, 2015 by JL Walker

Timer, token and cards with giocare

Want to know if you qualify for extra levels in this super-fun game of red tape and trips to government offices? Read on and find out if you meet the requirements!

Requirement 1
At an inexperienced age, you chose to not include your full middle name on your passport. You were traveling abroad for the first time at the age of 16! Who needs that lengthy middle name on their passport when a middle initial will suffice? You didn’t think about where the future might lead in terms of bureaucracy in foreign countries. You were young, your motto was live in the now!

Requirement 2
You used your passport with only your middle initial to obtain a visa and subsequently other documents in Italy, first as a student, then as a worker, then when getting married. Again, you didn’t think about the problems that could occur as a result of discrepancies between your birth certificate and all other forms of ID.

Requirement 3
You decided to apply for dual citizenship. This is when you find out that the application requires the exact same name be listed on all documents, no exceptions.

You win the joy of experiencing extra levels for your game, starting with a passport name change.

Stay tuned to find out more about your new levels!


2 thoughts on “Do you qualify for extra levels?

  1. kate says:

    once in Italy, i became the middle name i’d never ever used…i went from 35 years of kate to katie rebecca and unfortunately rebecca is easier to pronounce

    • JL Walker says:

      I understand, my name is pronounced differently here, even though I haven’t switched over completely. It’s tough when my initials contain letters that aren’t really used in the Italian alphabet!

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Date to submit applicationSeptember 10th, 2015
Time to submit my application for dual citizenship!
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