chi chi wrote:...and when you finally show up in Breña with all your paperwork, they come up with other requirements.
I sounds that you have to shop around at several immigration offices and get everything processed by the one that suits you best.
In January, I informed at the Breña office about a visa inversionista. The next day I informed about the same visa at the Iquitos office and the requirements were different.
Sergio Bernales wrote:So have the procedures for getting a carnet changed? And is still easier to stay married with your carnet rather than become a full citizen?
sunflower wrote:I hope nobody minds that I'm hijacking the post. I have a related questions. As German I'm not allowed dual citizenship, so becoming a Peruvian as well isn't an option for me anyway. But I'm here now for over 6 yeas on a carné through marriage and still have to extent my residency each year. Isn't there any other option? Is there something like a unlimited resident permit in Peru? Even in Germany you can get a unlimited residency after 5 years living there. So there must be something similar in Peru.
falconagain wrote:What are the cultural exams about???
sunflower wrote: As German I'm not allowed dual citizenship, so becoming a Peruvian as well isn't an option for me anyway.
koplinfamilia wrote:Sunflower, That is very strange that you can not hold dual citizenship as many members of my husband's family hold first their Peruvian Passport and secondly their German. Maybe it doesn't work the other way around but it is worth looking into because they enjoy the benefits of both countries.
sunflower wrote:Generally speaking Germans are not allowed to have dual citizenship. But there are a few exceptions, like my kids: father Peruvian, mother German, they are allowed to hold both nationalities. In my case I have to ask permission to obtain another nationality that might or might not be approved (as Gringito already stated the so called "Beibehaltungsverfahren").
sunflower wrote:...because the Germans generally don't allow it. You either have to find an exception that fits or need to do the Beibehaltungsverfahren where German bureaucracy puts obstacles in your way where they can.
gringuano wrote:I showed up with all my paperwork, made all my payments and they told me my name on my passport and CE didn't match. They had no solution except to get a new passport, new CE and start over. I said [email protected]# it and stayed with the CE.
argidd wrote:Question... what made you decide to become a citizen and not just continue being a resident? I ask because my husband will be eligible for citizenship next year, and he considered taking on citizenship and seems hesitant at times; he kind of goes back and forth. I think he was discouraged when I told him we are obligate to vote, LOL.
fanning wrote:I had the same problem, according to my DNI i am born in Amsterdam, as my real birthplace was not in their system.. in the end it is only a code which appears on your DNI, and it hasnt given any problems so far on any document.
jimuazu wrote:.... Now starting on the DNI process -- in brief!
koplinfamilia wrote:I'm going to take my exam on the 16th, what can I expect? Will they correct it the same day, do they take my CE that day? What is the next step in the process assuming I pass the exam...
jimuazu wrote:Hooray! My DNI came through today no problem, all correct, despite the different place of birth. So I think the worst is over. I have to sort out passport, bank, SUNAT, RRPP, etc, but I'll only comment here if there was some unusual difficulty that needed to be overcome.
Good luck to those still working through this tramite, or planning to do so in the future!
lesgiu wrote:Jimuazu how about your peruvian passport? did you have any problem?
jimuazu wrote:Note that there are problems getting Peruvian passports right now due to the introduction of biometric passports. The emergency passport office in Lima Airport is shut. There is at least a 5 day wait for new passports, or so I've heard. I guess in a few months all of this will be sorted out.
To the previous poster: Application for citizenship has all changed since I did it, so you need to hear from someone who's done it more recently.
TonyLeslie wrote:I am going through the Citizenship by marriage at the moment. I will give update details when I have finished the ordeal, but I can tell you there is no tests for citizenship through marriage. You have to go through Interpol again, but that is no different than when you did the same for your carnet. Immigrations have the details you need at their information desk and Interpol has updated details at theirs. More details from me later.
TonyLeslie wrote:Danny55, can't help you much other than I can tell you they will go through everything in exact detail. I have put mine on hold till next year for a number of reasons, which include the tension caused in the household, the amount of hours my wife was missing from her work, (40 hours in 4 months) and we ran out of the 90 days the Interpol certificate was effective.
Having said all that, not many people would have run into the same problems that we did, that being, every official tramite we had was incorrect. That included my wifes Birth Certificate which has been in use for over 50 years, our marriage certificate through an error at the Municipality and not detected at Reneic but has been used for over 5 years and our information at Migraciones itself was incorrect even though I have updated my carnet every 6 months and no-one had picked up the error on their official records with my wifes DNI.
If I had been prepared to do Interpol again within a 15 day timetable, which with taxis from our house, the cost of Interpol and having to go through the AFP in Australia was another $/600.00 soles, I could have gone to the next step. At least I know next year when we do it again, when my wife is on holidays, all my tramites will be correct.
I can confirm they will comb every detail looking for an error. Every detail on every piece of paper will be checked, double checked, triple checked and be done every time you go back if for some reason something isn't right. Don't want to scare you, (but I am probably doing a good job) but you get the idea. There is no problem about how many times you need to go back as long as all the dates are within the time limit. If you go past 30 days for instance, you will need to get another marriage certificate for the next trip.
What I am describing is only the first step, there is more to come including a number of interviews but obviously, I have not been that far as yet.
Have fun and enjoy the experience.