I'm investigating registering my soon-to-be-born baby's birth with Canada so we can get the passport to visit Canada for Xmas.
Before I can do that, I need to get a certificate of citizenship (which apparently can take 6-12 months). The form that I need to fill out is... well, typical bureaucratic nonsense, but that's fine.
Here's the kicker, among the many items they require are two pieces of photo ID.
What? For a newborn? Okay, assuming I get the Japanese passport first (which I don't want to do, because we need the Canadian one to force them to use the correct Romaji), that's one piece. What the fuck other piece of ID is a newborn infant going to have? His tractor-trailer operator's license?
How would I do this if my wife wasn't Japanese and my child didn't have the potential of having a Japanese passport to travel under? Would we be stuck in Japan until Canada finished the paperwork? Am I just simply misunderstanding something?
(This is all aggravated by the fact that I made myself a pizza tonight and then accidentally dropped it on the floor, upside down.)