October 31, 2014
It happened. After almost 2 years, I have the Carta de ciudadanía, which is a document granted by a judge that certifies I have Argentinian citizenship. The process was handled by a lawyer that specializes in these type of cases.
Though in comparison with other nations Argentina has a low residency requirement (2 years), I still had to show police records in Ecuador (my country of birth) and Argentina, demonstrate honest work and other paperwork.
I went into one the court's offices, placed my hand on the Argentinian constitution and took and oath to respect and follow it. Now the next step is to get my new national ID card that reflects my citizenship instead of my residency.
The citizenship was mentioned in A new path for me, so I can mark it as done, leaving:
- Graduating from the university
- Saving money
- Traveling and tech gear shopping