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Q: What? You can be married in 2 or 3 different countries at the same time?

We have a coworker and his story shocked us:

 

He's American, not married in America, but he told us his story:

 

Q: So do you have a girlfriend in China?

A: No, I just got married.

R: Wow congrads

 

Q: So how is, marriage life?

A: That same as my 3 other marriages in Asia..

Q: What?

A: Yeah, I'm married in Japan, and Indonesia as we speak.

Q: How could you legally do that?

A: As long as the marriage isn't registered in American this it's no problem.

Q: How do you keep getting single certificates?

A: Easy, like I said, I'm not registered as married in the U.S or Embassy. Only in those countries computer.

 

My god, we lost respect for him that night. Is that really true?

It doesn't seem possible, but after I read in deeper detail it seems it is. I guess thats why Hong Kong guys have a Hong Kong wife and a Chinese Wife.

6 years 18 weeks ago in  Relationships - China

 
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Who in their right mind would want more than one wifecrying

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Fair play, what is marriage anyway? The majority end in divorce. 

 

To my mind it is a farce, especially as most people treat it as a business.

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well, every system has its flaws, including the international marriage system.  but i don't think you are asking the right question ironman510... i think the real question is how, if he does, support three wives?

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marriages are not on a national data base in america, usually by county and the counties dont have a central state record,

that being said, how could we track marriage of americans around the world, simply impossible,most people get caught when they deal with paperwork, file a joint tax return instead of single, life insurance for more than one spouse, claiming benefits for 2 families,if you pay cash and dont create a paper trail, you could have quite a few, hope they have money or you will be broke.

hell we cant even run a website for health insurance. lol

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At least in China, you need to prove you're not married already to get married. That's the theory, I did not game the system to see if they actually check the formal proof that you're not married yet.

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as far as I know. my Korean friend married a Chinese girl in the uk . And he told me if u registered in the uk the Chinese government won't approve that . so basically u can get married in the uk and then in china again with different person I guess 

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sweet.

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*rubs palms together greedly*

 

Thanks for the information. I'm off to Tokyo, Seoul, and Hanoi!

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