I used to be not too long ago awarded Spanish nationality, and carried out the promising of fealty to King and Structure at a notary resulting from lack of appointments inside six months (the timeframe given for me to swear or promise fealty) on the civil registry.
The notary employees knowledgeable me that the civil registry would get in contact with me through e mail to go and acquire my Spanish delivery certificates, with out which I couldn’t apply for a DNI and Spanish passport.
A month went previous and nothing, one other month went previous and I went off to the civil registry, the gent accountable for such issues was out for his ‘almuerzo’ and a really impolite feminine advised me to return again in an hour, which I did. The gent, who was very good stated it was on high of his ‘to do’ pile of labor and inside three days he would name me.
One other two weeks glided by and nonetheless no phrase. I’ve been a Spanish nationwide for almost three months and nonetheless no ID! All hopes of voting in upcoming elections had been quickly going out the window. I may additionally not journey overseas resulting from no Spanish passport.
So off I went once more. The great gent was on hols, and the impolite feminine simply stated. ‘No, I’ve nothing’. I discussed her companion had stated 3 or 4 days, and I politely requested what the issue was… to which she answered “Individuals like you’re the downside, all the time coming and asking for issues! You don’t allow us to do our work!”.
I needed to maintain my tongue, as I felt like saying ‘If I had been lifeless you’ll solely take three days to do my loss of life certificates, so I feel three months is about proper for a delivery certificates!”. This might have gotten my paperwork buried on the backside of the pile of papers to do, and any likelihood of voting within the November elections would have vanished. So I simply wished her day and beat a hasty retreat.
Now apparently they’re on strike on sure hours on sure days however on sending my husband down at present to investigate, he was advised by the good gent for me to return on Monday at 09.00 to select up the delivery certificates!
I can’t get my hopes up too excessive!