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Hi all! :)

I have dual citizenship (mother is Japanese, father is British). I was born in UK therefore my birth certificate is British and states my full name: Alayna Saori CARTZ.

However, when I came to Australia 3.5 years ago on a student visa (current), I came on my Japanese citizenship: Saori KUNITAKE (as it was easier for me to hold a Japanese name in Japan, I used my middle name and mother's maiden name). I will be applying for my upcoming de facto visa using my Japanese citizenship.

My birth certificate does state my mother's maiden name 'KUNITAKE' so it should make sense, but I was wondering if you have any advice on how I should go about this situation? ie. I've read in a lot of places that if you had a name change you must verify, but this isn't a name change as such so I'm not sure how to lay this one out?

If anyone has been in a similar situation or knows advice, please reach out - I'm very stuck! Thanks so much again. Alayna
 

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You can provide all the details in the application form and attach the documentation you refer to as evidence.
 

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Thanks for such a quick response!

So - do you mean attach the documents (birth certificate and current passport) as they are, then attach a separate 'explanation document' under the evidence submission portals?

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