Saturday, February 18, 2012

Naturalised Peruvians on the Rise

More and more people are getting Peruvian citizenship. I remember when I got mine a couple years ago, people questioned me about it. My motivates weren't the best, but some of the people had been in Peru for much longer than I had and swore that they'd never get citizenship, but things changed.

It should go without saying that if you're going to become Peruvian you should learn Spanish. You'll be treated differently than if you speak English all the time, it'll help you assimilate to Peru, and it'll get you cheaper prices. If you're looking to learn Spanish, check out Fluenz Spanish, Rosetta Stone, and Synergy Spanish.

When I was in the naturalisation office I had to deal with people who told me I HAD to change my name, yet a male friend of mine didn't. Actually, no man I know has had to change their name, seems like only women do. In addition, everyone there was there because they were Peruvians born abroad and were trying to get citizenship. This was back in 2008. Now I've been told things have changed.

Once you become Peruvian, you'll have to assimilate to the Peruvian culture, so if you don't know enough about it, I highly recommend studying up on it.

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  1. If your home country permits dual-citizenship, and you are likely to be living your life between your home country and Peru, then to me it makes sense to get Peruvian citizenship to cut down on paperwork and bureaucracy long-term, for example to allow being away for a year or two without complications -- i.e. more flexibility in the long run.


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