o.k., we have been having a problem for a while with questions regarding Chilean Citizenship for foreigners. Thought it might help to post this on the forum, in hopes of reaching a few more of the people that might be inclined to bother us about it.
We published some articles some time ago on spencerglobal.com about how to obtain Chilean Dual citizenship, and have discussed it from time to time on the forum. This was intended to be mostly for information for those making a decision about moving to Chile, to let foreigners know there is a route to having Dual citizenship in Chile after you have lived here some time. When a foreigner does qualify, we can help with the application. The key here is WHEN YOU QUALIFY.
Since publishing those articles, that has inadvertently resulted in a lot of contacts from all the various shady corners of the earth (in spite of trying to block those countries). Mostly, I have been getting a large volume of email from people enquiring as to how to do things like buy Chilean citizenship, and so on. Sometimes they even call. Occasionally I even get a coyote of some sort wanting to dump a bunch of poor people on the streets of Chile.
I get at least one to two emails a day (sometimes more), from people that not only do not qualify for citizenship as they do not even have residency yet, but that we would never represent them because they are nationals of countries that we do not provide services to of any sort. For example, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Iran, and so on. Essentially, any developing country where corruption is so widespread, that it would be impossible for us to verify the authenticity of the documents. We will not provide services for nationals of those countries. Also, any country with a history of visa fraud and Chile, or high levels of criminal activity.Those also tend to be countries, that the Chilean government requires the nationals to first apply for a visa through their consulates anyway. Some have moratoriums on receiving residency visas altogether, and so on. Not our market. Not interested. Please do not contact us.
So for everyone else, if you send us an email, asking about Chileans Citizenship anywhere inside of the email or subject line, and you have NOT been a FULL PERMANENT resident of Chile for at least 4 years, we will not respond. We will no longer answer questions about citizenship by email, and it is a good way for your email to just be ignored and sorted to the spam file.
Only people that have obtained all other requirements to qualify for Chilean Citizenship, will receive a response. That means at least 4 full years of residency in Chile.
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