Choripán wrote:Does anyone have experience getting a Carnet de Extranjeria through the "profesional" degree category?
In my experience, that is impossible.
Choripán wrote:First, if I am certifying my university degree in order to obtain a CE, how can I present an existing CE to get the certification in the first place (as per step 5)? Does anyone know a work-around to this bureaucratic catch-22?
There are two cases in which the ANR will recognize foreign degrees.
1) Advanced degrees which are not offered by any Peruvian University.
[CERTIFICACIÓN DE GRADO DE MAESTRO Y/O DOCTOR QUE PERMITA EL EJERCICIO DE LA DOCENCIA UNIVERSITARIA CUANDO EL GRADO QUE FIGURA EN EL DIPLOMA NO OFRECEN LAS UNIVERSIDADES AUTORIZADAS PARA REVALIDAR
They will only recognize an advanced degree degree (not a Bachelors) and you must first prove that there is no Peruvian University that grants the degree. If the degree is offered by a Peruvian University they require you to get your degree recognized by a Peruvian University rather than the ANR.
2) A foreign degree obtained in a country with which Peru has a treaty of reciprocity.
[RECONOCIMIENTO DE GRADOS Y/O TÍTULOS OBTENIDOS EN UNIVERSIDADES DE PAISES CON LOS CUALES EL PERÚ TIENE CONVENIOS DE RECIPROCIDAD
The US does not have a treaty of reciprocity with Peru. So they will not recognize any US degrees. Peru has a treaty with Spain, Brazil and some other countries but probably not with most European countries. [Here is the list from the bottom of your instruction sheet: Argentina, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, China, Ecuador, El Salvador, España, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungría, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Rumania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Santa Sede , Ucrania, Rusia y Brasil.]
In both the above cases, it is a requirement that you have a CE before they will accept your application. I talked to the head legal council at ANR and she showed me the Peruvian legislation mandating that they require a CE before recognizing a degree. I also talked to people at the very
highest levels of Migraciones. All of them agreed that this was a "circulo vicioso". If you find a way to get around it please let me know.
However, even if you had a CE you should not be able to get ANR to recognize your degree if your degree is from the US and it is either a Bachelors or offered by a Peruvian University.
I am aware that some local schools hire foreigners and arrange for some sort of recognition of their degrees for teaching purposes but I don't understand exactly what this is. I believe that they first get a CE for their teachers as employees. My guess would be that this is something to do with the Ministry of Education and not the ANR and would not be relevant to Migraciones.
In any case, my understanding is that the ANR would not recognize a Bachelors (not an advanced degree) in psychology (offered in Peru) from a US University (no treaty of reciprocity). So I find your report of same puzzling.
Please post anything you learn that is different.