Nepal, Jan. 11 -- German watchmaker Michael Kobold set up dummy companies to apply for business visas and used two German passports to circumvent Nepal's tourist visa policy, an analysis of his three-year immigration records by The Kathmandu Post shows.

While holding two German passports in itself is not illegal in Germany-the country's law allows a secondary passport to any citizen who is able to demonstrate a legitimate interest for requiring one-using them to apply for the same type of visa is against the law in Nepal, Nepali immigration officials told the Post.

The Embassy of Germany in Kathmandu, which issued the provisional passport for Kobold, declined to comment citing privacy concerns.

"The German Embassy does not disclose inf...