First off, I apologize if a similar post has already been made on this board. I went back as far as I could but I saw nothing on the matter. I would very much appreciate any input any of you may have regarding acquiring the Peruvian citizenship NOT based on marriage or any family relations at all. I have been living in Peru with a CE for 6 years now as a Working Resident and I want to do the naturalization process, but I just came back from the DIGEMIN offices and quite frankly I am more than bummed out. I do have all the requirements ( the paystubs, a contract, the required amount of legal residency etc. all I need is a "visacion" of my work certificate from the Ministerio de Trabajo which shouldn't be a problem) BUT the lady at the Naturalization office told me that the naturalization tramit could take anywhere from 1 to 2 years. That is a LOT of time! Way more than I expected.
I know that when done based on marriage it doesn't take this long and things seem simpler. Has anyone here obtained the citizenship based on work, or does anyone here know someone who has? If this is going to take so darn long, I might as well just forget about it and change my status to "inmigrante" eventhough it's 300 bucks. I want to be able to work ANYWHERE in Lima with a normal contract. Don't want the employer to have to state that they will pay for my tickets home when the contract expires. I've lost two jobs already because the company wasn't willing to sign that type of special contract.
Any input will be much appreciated as I am feeling pretty down right now and SOO frustrated by Peruvian law It's not even funny