Visa Requirements & Regulations for Peru

Visa Requirements & Regulations for PeruVisa Requirements & Regulations for Peru

Tourist Visa for Peru

General Info

  • Travelers need a passport valid at least half a year with at least 2 free pages in the visa section when entering Peru.
  • The maximum stay in Peru on a tourist visa is 183 days (per year)!
  • You can't extent your tourist visa once you entered Peru!
  • Peruvian tourist visa are single entry visa only!
  • Like in most countries around the world you are not allowed to work on a tourist visa!
  • In case you need to sign any important contracts (work contract, apartment purchase, sometimes even a marriage certificate...) you need a permission to sign contracts otherwise the papers aren't legal! You can get this permit quite easily at the Immigration Office "Dirección General de Migraciones y Naturalizacion", Av. España 734 in Breña.

According to Peruvian law foreign visitors must have a return or onward ticket /passage when entering the country. While this law isn't enforced by Peruvian immigrations, airlines often demand to see a return or onward ticket when checking in for a flight to Peru. If you can't provide one, most airlines refuse boarding the plane. So in case you are planning to leave Peru for example by bus, check with the airline, if they accept a bus ticket or similar to avoid unpleasant surprises at the airport.

Do I need a Tourist Visa for Peru?

In general citizens of the countries in the listing below do NOT have to apply for a visa at an embassy or consulate before entering Peru. A passport valid at least six months with at least 2 free pages in the visa section is enough to get a Tourist Visa (actually it's only an entry stamp) directly at the border or the airport. Children should travel on their own passport with photo. Below listed countries can get a tourist visa at airport immigrations or any other Peruvian border without applying for it at an embassy or consulate (for a more detailed listing, please check out our pdf document "Visa Obligation for Foreign Nationals in Peru" above as published by the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs):

  • North America: Citizens of the United States, Canada and Mexico
  • Central America: Citizens of most Central American countries (exception Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic)
  • South America: Citizens of all South American countries
  • Europe: Citizens of all countries within the European Union and Switzerland
  • Africa: Citizens of South Africa
  • Asia: Citizens of Brunei, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand
  • Oceania: Citizens of Australia and New Zealand

Also have a look at the following PDF document with a detailed country listing:

pdfVisa Obligation for Foreign Nationals in Peru

Please note that it is your nationality and not a potential residence permit in another country that is the deciding factor if you need a visa or not!

Peruvian Tourist Visa Requirements & Procedures

Nationals of a few other countries (see our pdf document "Visa Obligation for Foreign Nationals in Peru" above as published by the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) need a visa even for tourism purposes. Peru doesn't offer online visa application, so these nationals have to apply for their tourist visa at the Peruvian Consulate that has jurisdiction over their domicile or country of residence.

Unfortunately especially in Africa and Asia, the continents where most residents have to apply for a tourist visa, there are only a few Peruvian Diplomatic Missions. So finding the correct one and applying for the visa can be a mission. As the Peruvian Foreign Ministry unfortunately doesn't publish which consulate has the jurisdiction over which countries, we recommend getting in contact with the nearest Peruvian Consulate in case there is none in your country of residence. Check out our section "Peruvian Embassies & Consulates Worldwide" to find a Peruvian Diplomatic Mission close by.

Visa requirements for a tourist visa include, but may not be restricted to:

  • Application Form
  • Valid Passport
  • Round Trip Ticket
  • Hotel Reservation, Tourist Package Reservation or Invitation Letter
  • Proof of sufficient funds
  • In some countries personal interview
  • In some countries proof of legal residency
  • Passport photos
  • Application Fee

Extension of Peruvian Tourist Visa

Since July 2008 it is NOT possible to extend your tourist visa once you have entered Peru!!! When arriving at the airport or border, make sure you get a visa for the time you intent to stay. After Peruvian law the maximum time for a tourist to stay in the country is 183 days per year.

Expired Tourist Visa

If your tourist visa is for whatever (intentional or unintentional) reasons expired, you don't have to fear extreme consequences. When leaving the country you will be asked to pay a "fine" of US$ 1. - per day since the expiration of your visa. Depending on where you leave the country, you can pay this fee at a branch of the "Banco de la Nación" (i.e. within the vicinity of the airport). After that you get your exit stamp and can leave Peru.

If you can't pay this fee you will be held in custody until someone pays it for you. Better be prepared and have the cash in US Dollar on hand.

Of course we would like to advise you, to have your visa up-to-date at all times! Even if you usually don't get any trouble, there is always a slight possibility someone will check your passport. In the worst case scenario this might lead to your arrest and deportation to your home country.

Please note: LimaEasy has no affiliation with the Peruvian Government or any Peruvian Embassy / Consulate abroad. All visa information is published to our best knowledge, but subject to change without prior notice! Therefore we recommend checking the current regulations before your trip to Peru with the nearest Peruvian Consulate or Embassy!

Business Visa for Peru

Regardless of the nationality, anyone travelling to Peru for business purposes, especially when business contracts or agreements are signed or business related financial transaction are made, has to apply for a business visa at a Peruvian Consulate before entering the country. The Peruvian business visa is a multiple entry visa and entitles its holder to enter Peru within a time period of 12 months from the date of issue. The maximum stay on a business is 183 day per year, but the consulates abroad reserve the right to grant visas for shorter stays. Peruvian business visa can't be extended.

Visa requirement for a Peruvian Business Visa include, but may not be restricted to:

  • Application Form
  • Valid Passport
  • Round Trip Ticket
  • Letter from the company sponsoring the business trip, indicating the purpose of the visit to Peru, length of the stay, and assurance that the business person is travelling with sufficient funds to last the duration of the trip
  • Proof of legal residency in the country you are applying
  • Passport photos
  • Application fee

Student Visa

Students planning to study at a Peruvian educational institution or wanting to do an internship / apprenticeship (without payment) at a Peruvian company, have to apply for a student visa. Please note that the Peruvian educational institution or training facility has to be recognized by the Peruvian Ministry of Education or the National Assembly of University Rectors.

In some cases "short-term" students and participants of study abroad programs don't have to apply for a student visa. You should contact the nearest Peruvian consulate to check if this exception applies to you.

While Peruvian Consulates in the US still issue student visa for three-month stays (which can be extended once you entered Peru), Peruvian Diplomatic Missions in other countries don't issue Student Visa anymore. Students or interns have to enter Peru on a tourist visa and then change their immigration status at Peru's immigration office Migraciones.

Requirements for a Student visa include, but may not be restricted to:

  • Passport valid at least 6 months
  • Valid (tourist) visa at the time of application
  • For Students: Enrollment certification issued by a recognized educational institution
  • For interns: Official letter from the foreign university or higher education institution, legalized by the Peruvian Consulate (or stamped with an Apostille) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Proof of sufficient financial resources to fund your studies or internship in Peru
  • Application form and fee

Volunteer Visa

Peru has no special visa for volunteers. Travelers planning to volunteer in Peru enter the country on a tourist visa and are allowed to volunteer (without payment) at a charitable organization or institution for a maximum of 183 days.

Entering Peru

Entering Peru is quite easy. Already shortly before landing the stewardesses on your airplane will hand you the "Tarjeta Andina de Migracion" (TAM) and a customs declaration form. If you are entering by land, you get the forms at the border.

The Andean Migration Card is available in Spanish and English. Fill out your personal data and after disembarking hand it together with your passport to the immigration officer at the immigration control. If you are not obliged to apply for a visa at a Peruvian consulate in your home country before entering Peru, the officer will stamp your passport and write a number on or next to the stamp indicating the numbers of days you are allowed to stay in the country. Even though the maximum stay on a tourist visa is 183 days, the immigration officers reserve the right to grant any number of days up to 183 days they think appropriate. Make sure you get the amount of days on your tourist visa at immigration you intent to stay in Peru. The upper part of the TAM stays with immigrations; the bottom part is handed back to you.

Take good care of your part of the TAM! Hotel personal will ask you for it when checking in as you are exempted from paying 18% Peruvian VAT on your bill. Additionally you need it again when leaving the country. If you lose the TAM, a duplicate can be issued by Migraciones, Peru's Immigration Office located in Breña or at the airport.

At customs hand in your filled out customs declaration form. Below find a listing of items you can temporarily bring duty-free into the country. Please note: if you are carrying more than US$ 10,000.- in cash when entering or leaving the country, you have to declare it. Carrying amounts over US$ 30,000.- is forbidden when entering or leaving Peru.

Check out as well two short videos about the procedures when arriving and departing from Lima International Airport.

What Items can you bring to Peru?

You can bring (temporary) the following items to Peru for personal use (no taxes or duties applied):

  • Clothes for personal use during your trip
  • Toiletry for personal use during your trip
  • Personal items and jewelry for personal use
  • Drugs (medication) for personal use only
  • Aids and appliances for personal medical control and mobilization (wheelchair, stretcher, crutches, blood pressure / glucose meter, thermometer, etc.)
  • Other articles for personal use or consumption or presents which don't exceed a total value of $300
  • Books, magazines, newspapers and documents for personal use
  • 2 electric hair dryer
  • 1 electric shaver
  • 1 set of sporting equipment for personal use
  • 1 musical instrument
  • 2 conventional or digital camera
  • 1 portable, non-preofesional film or video camera
  • 1 portable non-professional radio or portable, non-professional audio player recorder
  • 1 portable CD / DVD player
  • 1 portable video game device
  • 10 rolls of film, 10 cassettes for portable video camera you carry with you
  • 2 memory cards for the digital camera, video camera or video game advice you carry with you
  • 2 external hard discs for PC and 4 USB sticks for personal use
  • 20 CDs or DVDs
  • 1 laptop
  • 1 digital organizer or 1 tablet PC
  • 2 mobile phones
  • 20 packets of cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams tobacco (for travelers older than 18 years)
  • 3l of alcoholic beverages (for travelers older than 18 years)
  • 1 domestic animal (check the veterinary regulations with the nearest Peruvian consulate and / or SENASA)
  • 1 portable electronic calculator

Information as published by Peruvian Customs. All information is subject to change!

Important Info

Please note: LimaEasy has no affiliation with the Peruvian Government or any Peruvian Embassy / Consulate abroad. All information is published to our best knowledge and should only give you general guidelines of Peruvian procedures. As regulations, requirements and practices can change without prior notice, all information is subject to change! Therefore we recommend checking the current regulations before your trip to Peru with the nearest Peruvian Consulate or Embassy!

What vaccinations are obligatory and recommended?

If you are entering Peru from infected areas in Africa or the American continent, then a Yellow Fever vaccination is required to enter the country. Otherwise there are no obligatory vaccinations.

From the Health Ministry recommended vaccinations include:
  • Hepatitis A
  • Chickenpox
  • Hepatits B when you are visiting the provinces Amazonas, Loreto, San Martin, Ucayali, Junin and Madre de Dios
  • Yellow Fever when you are visiting the provinces Amazonas, Loreto, San Martin, Ucayali, Junin and Madre de Dios

Peruvian Visa - Comments & Questions:

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#MD.ABUL HOSSEN SABUJ2013-08-02 00:14
Dear Sir/Madam,
I want to know what is the process to extension of Business visa after expired of Peruvian Multiple Business visa
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#Eva - Editor2013-08-02 11:16
Are you in Peru and your visa expired or back in you home country? On what ground was the visa granted? If you are still in Peru you should get in contact with DIGEMIN as I'm not sure if the expiration of your visa might give you any trouble.
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#MD.ABUL HOSSEN SABUJ2013-08-02 21:04
Dear Ms.Eva,
Thanks for your comments .
I was arrived Lima last month one consultant company were invite me to Lima.
I had submit all of documents to open a company in Peru before getting RUC my visa were expired because my Business VISA was 33days .
In the mean time I had arranged a job here in Lima as I am a Pharmacist and International Export & Importer . before expired my visa I had talk with immigration office they said they only can process my documents when my VISA are been valid.
To find and getting contact paper from the Ministry of Labor it take time .
they informed me they don't know about the policy of visa extension.
However,I would be happy if you give some Guide or Help to solve this problem .
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#Eva - Editor2013-08-03 14:32
As your case goes beyond the scope of this comment function I send you a message to your private e-mail.
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#Colin Savage2013-08-21 17:25
Hola! I am a Canadian citizen who worked as a teacher in an international school from 2006 to 2008. I still hold a valid Peruvian driver's license. My wife and I are returning to Peru in October 2013 and plan to stay until April 2014. During our stay we would like to purchase a used car to simplify our transportation needs. Also, renting cars is very expensive. After consulting the Peruvian Automobile Association and the Peruvian Consulate in Vancouver, BC, Canada, I understand that I need a business visa to purchase a car. In order to get a business visa, I would have to have a letter from a company, but I have no idea how to get such a letter. Do you have any ideas so that we can purchase a used car for our stay in Peru. Thank you for any help you can provide.
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#Eva - Editor2013-08-21 20:09
Hello Colin,
I have no idea why the Peruvian consulate told you you need a business visa. In my opinion that's absolutely unnecessary if you just want to buy a car. In case you are not planning on doing any other business while staying in Peru, best get a normal tourist visa when entering the country (ask for 183 days so you don't have to worry about an expired visa). Then go to DIGEMIN and apply for a Permiso Especial para Firmar Contratos (Turista). It's a simple and straightforward process that only takes a couple of hours. With this permit you are allowed to officially sign contracts in Peru even though you are here on a tourist visa. So as soon you have this permit you are allowed to buy a car, sign the contract in front of a notary and get it registered in your name.
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#Mario2013-08-22 11:07
Dear Sir/Madam,

I currently have a job that is done remotely, my employer is a US-based company, I currently work from home. I intend to visit Peru on tourist visa.

Would it be legal to work remotely while in Peru? My employer said it's OK, they don't care where I work from, as long as I get the job done. Note that I won't work for Peruvian company (I know it's illegal), but how about working remotely for non-Peruvian company while on vacation in Peru?

Looking forward to your clarification.
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#Eva - Editor2013-08-23 22:21
Please note I'm not an immigration lawyer or have professional knowledge of Peruvian / US tax laws. So if you want or need a watertight answer you should contact an expert. But in my opinion it's legal as long as you really just want to spend your holidays in Peru and not intent to live on a tourist visa here. Just one site note: after Peruvian law you are considered a tax resident when spending more than 183 days in the country on your worldwide income even though you might not have a residency. If Peruvian tax authorities then will really be after you that's of course another story.
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#Vinay Gupta2013-08-24 06:10
Respected Madam/Sir,
I am from India me and my friend have planned for a BackPack trip to Peru. We are interested in Hiking to Inca trail. We are aged 22. How certain is for us to get a Tourist Visa?
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#Eva - Editor2013-08-24 14:39
Honestly I can't tell you how certain it is for you and your friend to get a tourist visa. But I think, if you are able to fulfill the visa requirements there shouldn't be a problem.

On the webpage of the Peruvian Embassy in India ("http://www.embassyperuindia.in/visainformation.html") you find very detailed information about the visa requirements which include, but aren't limited to a valid passport, passport photos, round trip ticket, proof of sufficient means to afford the trip and hotel reservation. If you have any questions regarding the requirements, just call the consular section under 011 - 4616 3333 or send an e-mail to consular [at] embassyperuindia.in
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#Vinay Gupta2013-08-24 23:23
I have all the required documents which are stated. My real query is the peruvian visa is not given on the behalf of age factor. Like the U.S and U.K i hope age is not a major factor. Because mountain hiking could be done with friends.
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#Eva - Editor2013-08-25 00:41
Mere age surely isn't a factor when a visa is denied. The point is that a country approving of a visa wants to make sure that the applicant is returning to their home country. So if you can fulfill all other requirements the Peruvian Consular Section in India is asking, I'm sure your age shouldn't be a problem.
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#William2013-08-26 22:27
Good day Ms. Eva,
I am a citizen of Trinidad & Tobago but resident in the Cayman Islands.
Do I need any visa to enter Peru as a passenger on a cruise ship?
We will docked for 1 day in Lima and then sail on to Chile.
Grateful for any advice provided. Thanks in advance!
W.
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#Eva - Editor2013-08-26 23:11
Dear William,
as Trinidad & Tobago passport holder you can enter Peru without applying for a visa at a Peruvian Consulate. You get an entry stamp when entering the country. Enjoy your cruise.
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#William2013-08-26 23:32
Thank you very much Ms Eva for the prompt response.
I will certainly read up your site for things to do whilst in Lima.
Thanks again,
Willian
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#peterjam2013-08-27 03:52
i greet everybody please i need an urgent answer from my problem now to peru i am a Nigerian guy 25 years old but am currently in malaysia now and i want to enter peru for a tourist with my Nigeria passport and i also have somebody that will send me invitation letter from peru but all the necessary requirement that i will need is where am confused please i need somebody to tell me what is the proceeds that i will take.
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#Eva - Editor2013-08-27 07:58
Visa requirements vary at least a little bit from nationality to nationality and from country to country. They often include, but aren't limited to a valid passport, passport photos, round trip ticket, proof of sufficient means to afford the trip and hotel reservation. In some cases an invitation letter is needed or an interview at the consulate conducted. For the exact visa requirements for your nationality being in Malaysia you should get in contact with the Consular Section of the Peruvian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
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#peterjam2013-08-27 08:17
am very happy for your quick response,i will call the embassy here in malaysia to here from them as well because my passport will expire by 2017 and i need to know the necessary information especially like how much it can cost me to do that
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#Lexy2013-08-27 20:16
I've a question, I need to go to Lima, Peru on Sept 15 to have a surgery. But I don't have a US Passport, I'm a permanent resident so I've a green card. Can I get into Peru with that? Also my green card is going to expired on Oct 29, do you think I'm gonna have a problem with that? I'll only be in Peru for 19 days from Sept 15. This is urgent so please help ASAP. Thank you so much!
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#Eva - Editor2013-08-27 22:56
No, you can't enter Peru on your US Green Card. Your nationality is the deciding factor if you have to apply for a visa before coming to Peru or not. So which passport do you hold?
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#Caitlin2013-08-29 09:55
My boyfriend's visa will be 60 days overdue when we leave. We are hoping to leave through Ecuador, pay the fine, and then return through Ecuador 2 weeks later to catch our flight out of Lima. Is this possible? Will he be allowed to re-enter even if he overstayed his time here by 2 months?
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#Eva - Editor2013-08-29 13:47
Many travelers report that crossing the Peruvian-Ecuadorian border isn't a pleasure and re-entering Peru to get a new tourist visa often involves a "nice" chat with the officials there incl. trying to get bribes.

But nevertheless leaving Peru shouldn't be a big deal for your boyfriend. He has to pay US$ 1.- per day he overstayed and is good to go. But be prepared when re-entering Peru to have some discussion with the immigration officer. As you have a flight out of Peru (best take a copy of your flight ticket with you) I think he / she can be easily convinced to give your boyfriend a new visa for at least the two weeks you need.

And Caitlin, would you be so nice to share your recent experience at the border? Thanks a lot!
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#markdon2013-08-29 10:06
Good day,
Please I am from Nigeria and my Executive Vice Chairman in my place of work (Techno Oil Ltd, Lagos) is attending a conference(2013 IWEC Awards) in Lima on November 10-13,2013 as one of the awardees.All the registration for the conference has been concluded in conjuction with IWEC and Lima Chamber of Commerce and Industry. But the problem we are having now is, we don't have a peru embassy in Nigeria to secure a visa. is there any way we can apply directly to Peru to get a visa for her, since she is meant to be there on the stated period?
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#Eva - Editor2013-08-29 14:24
Getting a visa directly from Peru is in my opinion an impossible mission. I think you only have two options: either get in contact with the organizer of the event asking if any special arrangements have been made to solve the visa difficulties some awardees face. Or get in contact with the nearest Peruvian consular section. I know from Nigeria no Peruvian Embassy is really near, but I'm sure the Peruvian Embassy in Morocco or Algeria can let you know which consular section has the jurisdiction over Nigeria, so you can apply for a visa.
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#Lexy2013-08-31 09:01
Hey Eva, I've a Vietnamese passport. I called the agency that do passport over here and ask them about this. They said that I can travel to Peru with my Vietnamese passport and green card no problem. So I just wanna know if this is correct? Thank you :-)
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#Eva - Editor2013-08-31 11:48
Even though you have a Green Card, you are still a Vietnamese citizens. As Vietnamese passport holder you have to apply for a tourist visa at a Peruvian consulate before entering Peru. Your valid Green Card will only grant you re-entry to the United States.
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#Eva - Editor2013-08-31 11:59
You should get in contact with a Peruvian Consulate, not an agency issuing passports. Check out the website of Peruvian Consulates in the US ("http://www.consuladoperu.com/general/index.php?consulado=&pagina=RequisitosVisa.php"). One of the requirements for applying for a Peruvian tourist visa is having legal residency in the United States.
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#Hernan2013-09-05 05:55
Hola Eva,
Yo soy Hernan un Filipino, voy a viajar a Peru el 24, cuanto tiempo durara la validez de una visa de turista?
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#Eva - Editor2013-09-05 18:13
Residentes de Filipinas no tienen que aplicar para un visa. Ellos reciben un sello de entrada en el aeropuerto. Su maxima duracion es de 183 dias.
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#Steve2013-09-08 23:09
Hey Eva, I'm trying to plan a trip to Peru, not only to travel but also to look for work. Is it possible to arrive with a tourist visa, and after finding work change it to a resident workers visa? Or is the only way to obtain that workers visa through a completed contract with the Peruvian company prior to arrival? Any other recommendations?

Thanks!
Steve
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#Eva - Editor2013-09-09 09:19
Hello Steve,
As the answer to your question exceeds the space I have here on the comment function and might be interesting for others as well, I allowed myself to move your question to our Discussion Board. So please have a look here ("http://www.limaeasy.com/discussions/arrive-on-tourist-visa,-change-to-work-visa").
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#Glenda Hernandez2013-09-09 13:13
hi Eva. Please help me with my concern. My fiance is from the Dominican Republic and he got a visa to go to El Salvador. The only flights available have a layover (escala) in Peru. Will he have any problems if he was deported from the USA. He attempted to fly last ween with a layover in Panama and Panama returned hiim to the Dominican Republic due to his record and we lost he flight money. I would to loose more money if Peru wont let him travel to El Salvador like Panama did. I will be anxiously awaiting your reply. Thank you so much. Oh and one more question...the lay over is from one day to another and i have friends in Lima...would my friends be able to pick him up and take him to eat or sight see and then bring him back to the airport. Thank you for your help
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#Eva - Editor2013-09-09 16:37
In my opinion your fiance's problem isn't the deportation from the US, but the need for a visa. Dominican Republic passport holders have to apply for a visa before coming to Peru (by the way the same applies for Panama). Only if they are in direct transit (without going through immigration and customs), they may (!) be exempted. You should get in contact with the airline to check if his itinerary requires a (transit) visa or not. If he wants to visit friends in Lima and do sightseeing he surely needs a tourist visa. I'm sure the Consular section of the Peruvian Embassy in Santo Domingo can help with the exact requirements.

One thing I don't understand: why does your fiance wants to make the detour over Lima? There are direct flights from Santo Domingo to for example Bogota (Colombia), visa free for residents of the Dominican Republic when I'm informed correctly, and from there you have direct flights to San Salvador. Wouldn't this be easier to avoid problems?
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#glenda hernandez2013-09-09 23:30
Eva, thank you soooo much. Your suggestion will work out perfectly. I just called the airline and you are absolutely right, there are flights available to Bogota and then to San Salvador. Your help is greatly appreciated :)
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#NAVEEN2013-09-10 06:26
hola, como esta vd. ? espero que este muy bien. yo me llamo Naveen, vivo en Nueva Delhi, Inida. llevo tres años estudiando la lengua español de la universidad de delhi y ahora estoy estudiando maestro en español. mi novia vive en peru y queremos casarnos. yo quiero viajar a peru y quiero pasar el resto de mi vida ahi con mi novia. pero es possible ? no se nada es que nunca he viajado afuera de mi pais. tengo muchas dudas sobre el viaje y quiero que vd. me ayude en esto porfavor .... 1- cuanto cuesta un vuelo desde nueva delhi hasta lima ? 2- puedo vivir ahi con ella si nos casaramos? 3- nunca quiero trabajar debajo de una persona , quiero ser professor de la lengua española poresa razon estoy haciendo maestro en español ... tampoco puedo hacer mi negocio porque soy de media clase....... bueno porfavor ayudame que puedo encontrar un buen trabajo ahi en las escuelas, universidades? o si puedo trabajar en la embajada de india en lima? porfavor ayudame en esto ... un monton de gracias
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#Eva - Editor2013-09-10 08:17
Hola Naveen,

1. no tengo idea cuanto cuestan vuelos de Nuevo Delhi a Lima. Creo mas o menos de US$ 2000. Para encontrar el mejor precio consulta a google y unos de muchas paginas de viaje.
2. Si, despues de su matrimonio tiene que solicitar por una visa "Familiar de Residente para el caso de casado peruana". Requisitos aqui ("http://www.digemin.gob.pe/servicios_inmigracion_cambio_calidad_migratoria.html") (muy abajo). Esta visa da permiso a trabajar tambien.
3. Encontrar un trabajo en Lima no es tan facil. Consulta por ejemplo a la bolsa de trabjo en El Comercio ("http://aptitus.clasificados.pe/") o otras paginas web de empleo como Indeed ("http://www.indeed.com.pe/") o Computrabajo ("http://www.computrabajo.com.pe/"); o presentase directamente a colegios o la embajada.

Buena suerte
Eva
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#Claudia2013-09-10 10:24
Hola Eva; Mi hija esta actualmente en Peru, su estancia es de 95 dias y su visa fue dada por 60 dias. Que puede hacer ahora? Solo pagar su multa al salir del pais?
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#Eva - Editor2013-09-10 17:56
Una vez en el Perú no puede prorrogar su visa turista (excepción: residentes extranjeros de los países miembros de la Comunidad Andina). Por eso siempre recomiendo asegurarse que obtenga una visa con suficientes días para su visita.

A decir la verdad no estoy contento a recomendar a su hija permancecer en el pais sin visa válida. Pero en ese caso la opción más fácil y económica es hacer nada y pagar a la salida del país la multa de US$ 1 por cada día.
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#Nejc2013-09-22 15:46
Hello ! ! !

I am from Slovenia EU and I would like to come in Peru to visit my girl but I was wondering how much is the max that I can stay I Peru, 90 day or 182 day ? ?

I would also like to know what kinda documents I need for working in Peru ? ? ?

Thank you very much


Regards
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#Eva - Editor2013-09-23 09:20
Slovenian residents don't have to apply for a visa at a Peruvian Embassy or Consulate before entering the country. You get an entry stamp at the airport that allows you to stay the number of days written on it by hand from the immigration officer. After Peruvian law the maximum (!) stay on a tourist visa is 183 days (not 90 days), but there isn't a guarantee that you get the full amount automatically. So probably best ask for it and make sure you get the number of days you intent to stay in Peru.

For working you need a workers visa (visa trabajador residente). Have a look at our Discussion Board ("http://www.limaeasy.com/discussions/arrive-on-tourist-visa,-change-to-work-visa#reply-160") about the process and what documents you should bring. In case you are considering marrying your girlfriend, you can apply for Visa Familiar de Residente para el caso de casadao con Peruana which as well allows you to work in Peru.
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#alejandra2013-09-22 20:16
hola, quisiera saber que necesita un ciudadano canadiense para poder venir a visitar el perú por un plazo de 20 días. Espero puedas responderme lo antes posible, seria de mucha ayuda!
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#Eva - Editor2013-09-23 09:03
Subditos de Canadá tengan que presentar a migraciones al aeropuerto su pasaporte con una validez minima de un medio año y un ticket para un vuelo de vuelta o "onward passage".
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#Nejc2013-09-23 10:23
Thank you sooo much for the info Eva :) :) :) :)

I really appreciated

Regards
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#Kim B2013-09-25 17:00
Do you need a VISA if you are travelling to Lima, Peru on Business for less than 5 days?
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#Eva - Editor2013-09-26 12:27
If you are planning to conduct official business in the country, yes you have to apply for a business visa; no matter if you stay an hour, a day, a week or a month.
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#kumardhannu2013-09-26 11:20
Hi, i am from India and i want to visit peru for 1 month how much charges i have to pay for visa and all stufs?
or can i get married there coz my girl friend is belongs from peru & can i gate green card after married.? please give all the information...!
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#Eva - Editor2013-09-26 12:38
Have a look at the website of the Peruvian Embassy in India ("http://www.embassyperuindia.in/visainformation.html"). There you find all the info you need for applying for a tourist visa.

Yes, you can of course marry your girlfriend while being in Peru on a tourist visa. But I doubt that it's doable in just a month. Probably with the right preparation it can be done. Ask your girlfriend to pay the municipality you are planning to get married at a visit. They can give her a list with all documents needed. So when you visit you already have everything you need from India with you.

There is no green card in Peru. After your marriage you can apply for a resident visa called Visa Familiar de Residente para el caso de casadao con Peruana which as well allows you to work. It's only valid for one year, but can be extended. Make sure your tourist visa is still valid when applying for the resident visa otherwise your application will be rejected.
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#carolina2013-09-26 12:51
Buenas tardes, tengo nacionalidad peruana y estadounidense, con apellidos diferentes (US pasaporte y pasaporte peruano) por matrimonio, mi pregunta es si quiero regresar al Peru x unos anhos como hago para entrar con el pasaporte peruano si sali de Estados Unidos con el pasaporte americano? es posible o no?
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#Eva - Editor2013-09-30 08:13
You leave the US on your US passport and enter Peru on your Peruvian passport. When leaving Peru again, use your Peruvian passport and enter the US with your American one.
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#khalid2013-09-29 19:06
Dear Eva ,
I will be at 10 Nov. in US-houston for touring trip , and I would like to travel from US-Houston to Peru-Lima for touring purpose for 5 days , i am already have Iraqi passport and the problem we dont have in our country Peruvian Embassy or Consulate , can I get the visa in the airport of peru or there is another way to get it online through internet .
regards
khalid
khalid
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#Eva - Editor2013-09-30 08:21
Iraqi passport holders need to apply for a tourist visa at a Peruvian consulate before coming to Peru. So you can't get a visa at the airport. As there is no Peruvian diplomatic mission in Iraq the Foreign Ministry in Lima recommends getting in contact with a consulate nearest to your home country.
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#Nenita2013-09-29 23:18
Can I bring in my cell phone to Peru fr US
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#Eva - Editor2013-09-30 08:11
Yes you are allowed to bring your cell phone. If it works depends on the band frequency. It should be at least a triband GSM. If the cell is unlocked, get a Peruvian SIM card to avoid costly call and data connections with your US card.
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#Mary Jane Mejia Toraja2013-10-01 20:30
hi, im a filipina married to a peruvian. Our marriage was conducted in philippines for 8years now..LAST 2010, me and my son (who wasbirth in the phils.) with my peruvian husband decided to live here for good. I came here with our complete documents stamped by thailand embassy knowing that there's no peruvian embassy in the phils. AS i arrived here, me and my son used the tourist visa...Since until now im still asking the extension of permission to stay here..every 3 mos. we travel to bolivia.My problem was when we went to arequipa immigration, they did not accept my doc.which is the ACTA DE MATRIMONIO, a reniec registered in peruvian embassy in thailand..because they questioned about the position of why is it my surname written first,seconded with my husband name..We filipinos write is as MARY JANE TORAJA MEJIA and even acceptable AS MARY JANE T. MEJIA.. whereas here in peru it should be written as MARY JANE MEJIA TORAJA.We are still really in trouble.can u pls guide us on what to do?
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#Eva - Editor2013-10-02 09:22
I sent you a private e-mail.
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#swolf2013-10-01 23:40
How long do I have stay out of Peru once I have left before I can return? For example can I stay in Peru for 4 months, leave to go to another country for a few weeks and then return to Peru for another 4 months?
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#Eva - Editor2013-10-02 09:27
The Peruvian law is unfortunately not really clear on this matter. But yes you can stay in Peru for a few month, then leave even for just a day and return. How many days the immigration officer will grant on your return depends on her/him.
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#peterjam2013-10-04 04:12
i need a help here i have over stay for 8 months now in malaysia with my nigeria passport and my friend send me a letter of invitation to come to peru just for a visit and they told me that i will need visa for that but my confusion is how can i do my over stay here in malaysia with my nigeria passport for me to get that vissa to peru and i am affraid to meet malaysia immigration now because they too hot now where nigerians are now please i need help for this can some please tell me what to do to clear the over stay and get my visa to peru with out having any problem with any body here ,,,,
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#Eva - Editor2013-10-04 08:09
I'm really sorry, but I don't know the immigration laws of Malaysia and haven't got an idea how I can help in your situation. Personally I would first visit the Consular section of the Peruvian Embassy and get the exact requirements for a Peru visa. If one of them is being legal in the country, you won't get around visiting Malaysian immigration and sort your stuff out there. In case you are able to apply for a visa for Peru, be aware that it's doesn't make a good impression having overstayed your visa for 8 month in another country. This situation might have an impact on how the Peruvian authorities decide an your visa application.
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#HORLICKS VIEGAS2013-10-08 12:25
I am an INDIAN CITIZEN and I got married to a PERUVIAN CITIZEN this year. I am flying to PERU in the month of December I would like to ask you what type of Visa do I need to apply for and what are the documents i will need for that, and also I want to apply for RESIDENCY VISA in PERU, so, what are the documents I will need, from here, to present it to the DEGEMIN OFFICE in CUSCO and also if I need any document to be translated into Spanish and endorsed by PERUVIAN EMBASSY in INDIA.
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#Eva - Editor2013-10-08 14:25
When I understand the information on the website of the Peruvian Embassy in New Delhi correctly, you can’t apply for a Peruvian residency in India. So it seems to me that you have to apply for a tourist visa (requirements can be found here ("http://www.embassyperuindia.in/visainformation.html ")) and once you are in Peru change your immigration status (cambio de calidad migratoria) to Familiar de Residente para el caso de casado con Peruana. The requirements can be found here ("http://www.digemin.gob.pe/servicios_inmigracion_cambio_calidad_migratoria.html") on the bottom of the page. Have you married in India? If so, your marriage has to be registered at the Peruvian consulate and the most important thing you need from India is a legalized or aposttiled marriage certificate. Translation has to be done in Peru by an official translator.

For detailed information best visit the consular section of the embassy. I'm sure they can explain the procedure best.
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#manyi mbu ngeka joy2013-10-08 14:42
hello Eva i am from cameroon and will probably be coming in peru for a conference on LDC on south south cooperation by the 29th of october and i need a visa.There is no close peruvian embassy in central africa where i can get a visa,what do i do.
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#Eva - Editor2013-10-08 17:24
Yes, there are only a few Peruvian diplomatic missions in Africa making it difficult to apply for a visa. So your only option is to get in contact with one of the embassies that is nearest to Cameroon, even though it's not really near. I'm not sure if the Peruvian Embassy in Morocco or Algeria has jurisdiction over Cameroon, so I would contact both and ask where exactly and how you can apply for a tourist visa. I'm sure they can help.
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#Zolzaya2013-10-10 08:29
Hello dear,

I am a Mongolian citizen and hold Mongolian passport. But i live in Brazil. Ive bought a ticket to Lima and my flight is on 12Oct. Do I need a visa to enter Peru? How can I apply for it? I need an urgent answer. Thanks a lot.
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#Eva - Editor2013-10-10 09:09
As Mongolian passport holder you have to apply for a visa at a Peruvian consulate in your country of residence before entering Peru. So get in contact with the consular section of the Peruvian Embassy in Brasilia or one of the consulates in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Manaus or Rio Branco. They should be able to tell you if you can get a visa within just two days and what you need for the application.
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#Zolzaya2013-10-10 08:44
Is there any online visa form where I can fill it and print it and carry with me? I am very much worried that Ive had a wrong impression that Brazilian citizens wont need a visa. But I have Brazilian (visa=Protocol number for RNE) hence I am not Brazilian citizen yet. Would you mind guiding me how to solve this problem?
I am applying for a tourist visa for my visit to Machu picchu for 11 days during my vacation.
Awaiting your response.
Best Regards,
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#Eva - Editor2013-10-10 11:56
You are right: Brazilian passport holders don't have to apply for a visa, but even though you have residency in Brazil, you are still a Mongolian passport holder and therefor have to apply for a tourist visa. Some embassies have their visa application forms online available, but I couldn't find them on the website of the Peruvian Embassy in Brazil. So you will have to check with them how best to proceed. Sorry, I couldn't help more.
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#Abby2013-10-14 12:04
My husband's passport will expire April 24th 2014 and we are flying into Peru on November 4. We are just barely short of the 6 month period but we are only staying 2 weeks leaving over 5 months valid on his passport before we leave. Will this be an issue upon arrival? Thanks so much for your help!
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#Eva - Editor2013-10-14 13:05
According to the info on websites of most Peruvian consulates your passport should be valid 6 months when entering Peru, some even state 6 months when leaving the country. Even though I never heard of anyone who had trouble entering Peru with a valid passport that expires 5 months later and personally think this shouldn't be an issue, you never know what happens when facing Peruvian bureaucracy.
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#Titony2013-10-21 12:01
Is it possible to enter Peru with a one-way ticket? I am planning on travelling for a year and I am not sure yet where to fly after my 2 month stay in peru. Will I get problems at immigration without a return-ticket?

thanks!
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#Eva - Editor2013-10-21 12:47
The Peruvian law requires that foreign visitors need a return or onward passage out of the country if they aren't residents.

While I never heard of anybody being asked for it at Peruvian immigrations, the problem are the airlines flying into Peru. As they might be held responsible and have to fly you back, if you are denied entry to Peru, most airlines require a return or onward ticket to even let you check-in at the airport.

So best check out with the airline what conditions they have regarding traveling with a one way ticket.

If you want to avoid to buy a return ticket or a probably cheaper ticket just out of the country, there is one other possibility. You could make an online booking for a bus ticket out of Peru which is much cheaper. But before doing so, you should have a written confirmation of you carrier that they will accept the bus ticket as proof that you leave the country.
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#Derrick2013-10-24 09:11
My daughter is currently visiting Peru from Canada. She would now like to stay longer - 6 more months - and understands that she needs a visa. Is it possible for her to get one in Peru? If so, would she have to go to Brena (she is staying in Tarapoto), or can it be done online? Would it be better if she left Peru and came back in? Or perhaps even just surpass the 183 day limit and pay the $1/day fine when she leaves? Thank you.
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#Eva - Editor2013-10-24 18:12
When your daughter entered Peru she got an entry stamp (= tourist visa for citizens like Canadians who don't have to apply for a visa before coming to Peru) in her passport. On or next to the stamp the immigration officer wrote a number indicating the days she is allowed to stay in the country. A max. of 183 days may be given. Once in Peru a tourist visa can't be extended neither in Breña. nor in Tarapoto nor online.

To get a new visa your daughter has to leave Peru and re-enter. Depending on the immigration officer she can get up to 183 days.

If your daughter and you feel comfortable that she overstays her current visa, then it's possible to pay a US$ 1 fine per day she overstayed when leaving Peru. Even though lots of foreigners do it and she most probably won't have to fear any consequences, personally I think it's not correct and wouldn't recommend it to my daughter.
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#chase2013-10-24 23:50
hi! I am a filipino living in the philippines and I really want to travel to peru and guatemala with my kid. do I need to get a visa? is it easy for me to get a visa? how long does it take?

thanks and more power..
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#Eva - Editor2013-10-25 07:58
For Peru Philippine residents do not have to apply for a visa before coming to Peru; for Guatemala you need a visa, so you should contact the nearest Guatemalan consulate as I don't know the visa requirements for Guatemala.
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#Mai Lan2013-10-25 23:53
hi Im Vietnamese And I plan to visit Peru in Feb from US. I heard that for Latin American countries, if you have visa to US, and you have entered US, have return air ticket and then fly to Latin American countries, you do not need to apply visa in advance. Is it true? It applied to Mexico, but I'm not sure about Peru. Please advise. Thx.
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#Eva - Editor2013-10-26 11:27
Hello Mai Lan,
not sure where you heard that with a US visa you don't need to apply for a visa to Latin American countries, but it's unfortunately wrong. As a Vietnamese national you have to apply for a tourist visa at a Peruvian consulate before coming to Peru, no matter if you have a US visa. One of the requirements when applying for your visa for Peru in the US is actually having legal residency (not a tourist visa) in the states. Have a look at the website of Peruvian Consulates in the US ("http://www.consuladoperu.com/general/index.php?consulado=&pagina=RequisitosVisa.php") for detailed info.
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#RDX2013-10-26 01:27
Dear Eva,

Thanks for all the insight through your site. I have a query, hopefully you can help.
I am an Indian National staying in United Arab Emirates since 2011. We are planning a weeks trip to Machha Pichhu.
My queries -
1. Do we need visa. Again Indian Passport Holders.
2. If we have a valid US visa, do we still need Peruvian Visa?
3. Is a week decent time for Machha Pichu?

Thanks
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#Eva - Editor2013-10-26 11:39
Hello,
1. Yes, Indian passport holders have to apply for a tourist visa at a Peruvian consulate before coming to the country.
2. Yes, you still have to apply for a tourist visa for Peru no matter if you have a US visa.
3. If you only want to visit Machu Picchu a week should be fine. Not sure what exactly you are planning, but don't pack this one week with lots of activities. Leave some time for possible flight delays, unpredictable weather conditions and adjusting to the altitude.
Have a nice stay and enjoy Machu Picchu. It's amazing.
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#Leesa2013-10-28 00:23
My daughter has just applied to volunteer at a specific orphange in Peru for 3 months. She does have a valid Canadian passport and has been advised she will require a visa to do this. The organization she is volunterring with does not hire or pay as per an enployment contract. Can she enter on a tourist visa ( she will have a return ticket booked) ?
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#Eva - Editor2013-10-28 08:13
Peru does not have a specific visa for volunteers; volunteer work can be done on a tourist visa. As Canadian passport holder your daughter doesn't have to apply for a tourist visa before coming to Peru. She will get an entry stamp (= tourist visa for citizens like Canadians who don't have to apply for a visa before coming to Peru) in her passport at immigrations at the airport. On or next to the stamp the immigration officer writes a number indicating the days she is allowed to stay in the country. Your daughter should make sure that she gets the 3 months she needs, because once in Peru the visa can't be extended.
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#carlos2013-10-30 22:17
yo necesito visa para ir a peru, pero quisiera saber si esto lo puedo pedir en cualquier consulado o solo se puede pedir en el consulado del país donde vivo?
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#Eva - Editor2013-10-31 20:24
Please note all posts must be in English!

Actually it depends on the consulate. In the US for example you have to have legal residency to apply for a tourist visa at one of the numerous Peruvian consulate; in other countries they as well allow non residents to apply for a visa. So best get in contact with the consulate you would like to get your visa and ask.
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#Uranbaigal Jiidiimaa2013-11-01 01:34
Hi,
I am Mongolian. I want to visit Peru. There is not Peruvian consulate in Mongolia. The nearest place is Beijing in China.
I need to apply a visa to Peruvian consulate in Beijing. So how long does it take to get visa? Where can I get to fill out application for Peruvian visa.
Thanks,
Uran
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#Eva - Editor2013-11-01 10:49
Hello,
The process time for a visa depends on the consulate and the workload they are dealing with at the moment of your application. I assume (!!!) probably a week or two, but am sure the consulate can tell you exactly how long it will take. The application form can be downloaded from the website of the Peruvian Embassy in China ("http://www.embperuchina.com/"). Click on "Servicios Consulares", then on "Visas" and afterwards on "Descargar formulario de visas".
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#Maria Bodurova2013-11-01 07:15
Hello I am from Bulgaria and my boyfriend is peruvian.. He invited me to move in Peru the next summer so we can start living together.. Bulgaria doesn't have peruvian embassy and I wrote email to the one in Greece with all my questions but nobody replied yet. I don't plan to go back neither get married in the next few years and I'd deeply appreciate if you could give me information about all options for receiving long-term visa for Peru.
Thank you!
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#Eva - Editor2013-11-01 11:08
First of all as Bulgarian passport holder you don't have to apply for a tourist visa before coming to Peru. At the airport you get an entry stamp in your passport. The max. stay the immigration officer can give you is 183 days. If you are not planning on getting married, staying long term in Peru incl. all necessary legal documents isn't that simple. All residents visas incl. the requirements can be found on the website of the Peruvian Immigration Office DIGEMIN ("http://www.digemin.gob.pe/servicios_inmigracion_visas_residentes.html").
One option is finding a job and employer supporting you with a work visa. I wrote on our discussion board ("http://www.limaeasy.com/discussions/arrive-on-tourist-visa,-change-to-work-visa") a little bit about the difficulties. Other options: if you want to study a Student Visa, if you are a retiree with a pension of US$ 1000 a Rentista Visa, if you open a business (investment of US$ 30000 + proper business plan) an Investor Visa.
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#Uran2013-11-02 02:50
Hello,
Thank you for reply. I have one more question for you. Can I send my application and all required documents by DHL postal to Beijing consulate? Or, I have to go to Beijing consulate to give them my documents in person.
Thanks,
Uran
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#Eva - Editor2013-11-02 12:50
Hello Uran,
Sorry, but honestly I don't know if the consulate in Beijing accepts your visa application via DHL. Best get in contact with them and ask about the right way to proceed.
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#Brian Osburn2013-11-05 19:12
I am an American citizen and have been living in Ecuador for about 9 months. My visa expires at the end of November. The migratory police told me that I can get 90 more days just by leaving the country for one day and returning. I have chosen Peru to do this.

In order to get a residency visa, I must wait until my paperwork is in order. My paperwork will be ready in 09/2014.

I do not want to return to the USA to wait, as I have no possessions left in the states. I would prefer to stay in Tumbes, Peru, which is close to the Ecuadorian border.

Please review my plan and let me know if you think it is a good one.

1. Travel to Peru at the end of November, and get an entry stamp for 7 days.
2. I return to Ecuador and get another 90 days on my passport. I cannot get any more tourist visas at this time here.
3. With two weeks left on my 90 days in Ecuador, I return to Peru and stay until my paperwork is ready in 09/2014.
4. Return to Ecuador with paperwork and get my visa.

Will this work?
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#Eva - Editor2013-11-05 22:11
Hello Brian,
as I haven't any knowledge of the tourist or resident visa requirements of Ecuador, I actually can't really comment on your plan and don't know if it works.
For the Peru part of your plan it's quite simple: you won't have any problem getting your entry stamp in November (at least if you haven't been in Peru for an excessive time before). Additionally you won't have any problem getting another entry stamp in Peru when you return. The question is how many days the immigration officer at the border is willing to give you. There is no guarantee that you get the full 183 days that you more or less will need. And even though the Peruvian-Ecuadorian border is known for being difficult, with a few nice words you should be able to receive the max stay possible in Peru.
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#mayakhan2013-11-06 06:07
i need some information about the peru visa where we submit our documents for applay the peru visa so in pakistan have no embassy and no consulate of peru if some one help me me pls email me
mayazama at yahoo dot com
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#Eva - Editor2013-11-06 08:12
The Peruvian Foreign Ministry advices nationals of countries where there is no Peruvian consulate, but who need to apply for a Peruvian visa, to get in contact with the nearest diplomatic mission. In your case that could be the consulate in India or the one in Dubai / United Arab Emirates. The Consulate in Dubai specifically mentions on their website that visa applications for non-residents are possible. You can get in contact with them under consulate [at] peru [dot] ae.
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#Tony2013-11-06 12:22
Hi,

I want to volunteer in Peru over the winter. I am a Nepali citizen on a student visa (F1) in the US. I went to Costa Rica 2 years ago since if you had a student visa to the US, you could go to Costa Rica for 3 months. I'm wondering if Peru has a provision like that?
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#Eva - Editor2013-11-06 14:48
No, Peru hasn't. No matter if you have an US visa or not, you as Nepali citizen unfortunately have to apply for a visa. There is no specific volunteer visa in Peru, but you can volunteer on a tourist visa. Visa requirements can be found on the websites of the Peruvian consulates in the States ("http://www.consuladoperu.com/general/index.php?consulado=&pagina=RequisitosVisa.php").
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#Ron2013-11-08 07:17
You didn't mention cell phones on your list of accepted items, I have an iPhone is that alright? Also can I bring medication meant for a relative?
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#Eva - Editor2013-11-08 19:14
You are right; we forgot to mention that one cellphone per person older than 7 years is allowed. Thanks for pointing it out. We updated the list.

With medication it's a different matter: it's officially only allowed to bring them for the travelers personal use. So if the medication isn't for you, but for a relative and not registered in Peru, you actually need a permission from DIGEMED, the Peruvian Direccion General de Medicamentos, Insumos y Drogas. That's the law; whether anyone bothers when you only bring a decent amount of a few things with you and can proof that they are not for you is of course another story ...
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#Archana2013-11-08 14:15
I am living in Singapore and holding indian passport. If I apply for visa in Singapore, usually how many days it would take to get the visa.
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#Eva - Editor2013-11-08 18:54
We are unfortunately situated in Lima and don't have any affiliation with the Peruvian government or any Peruvian Embassy / Consulate abroad. So I can't tell you. Depending on the requirements and the workload the consulate has at the moment of your application it can be anything from 2 days to 2 weeks or even longer. So best get in contact with the Peruvian consulate.
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#Vin2013-11-11 13:49
Hi there,

I am an Indian passport holder currently residing in Toronto, Canada. I am looking to travel to Lima and Macchu Pichu in December with a friend. My friend is also an Indian passport holder living in Toronto.

I am a Canadian Permanent Resident whereas my friend is not a Permanent Resident and is on a Work Permit. Do the both of us have to go through the same procedure to get a tourist visa?

On the Consulate page, it says we should provide our filled application form, photographs, the money, photocopy of tickets, and the Permanent Resident (PR) card as well. However, my friend does not have one yet. Does that make a difference?

Appreciate your help.

Best,
Vin
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#Eva - Editor2013-11-11 22:35
Hello Vin,
We from LimaEasy don't have any affiliation with the Peruvian government or any Peruvian Embassy / Consulate abroad. Additionally I don't know anything about immigration laws in Canada and the different resident visa. I'm really sorry, but therefore unfortunately I can't answer your question. Best get in contact with the consulate where you want to apply for your Peru visa and ask them what documents you and your friend have to provide for the application.
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#Gautam2013-11-12 11:24
Hello,

I am an indian citizen and I was just issued a 30 day visa for peru in the Santiago consulate in Chile. I am travelling to Peru between the 20th of December and the 4th of January. I wanted to confirm that the 30 days begins on enter to Peru and not from the day of issue,since all my documents point to me reaching peru only on the 20th of December. I am asking this question since the Paraguay consulate today told me that visa starts from the day of issue in which case I have a problem with Peru.
Hope you can answer this.
Regards,
Gautam
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#Eva - Editor2013-11-12 17:14
Actually I'm not 100% sure and always assumed (!) that you have to enter in a certain time after the visa is issued, but the visa itself only begins with entering the country. I tried to find any info about it on all government pages I know, but couldn't find an answer. Therefore I highly recommend that you get in contact with the consulate again and ask them. It would be great if you report back to us, so others in the same situation as you know the official regulations. Thanks
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#Eva - Editor2013-11-15 20:29
Hello Gautam,
while looking for something different I stumbled upon the answer to your question. According to the Peruvian Aliens Act (Ley de Extranjeria) Article 17 a temporary visa like your tourist visa is valid 6 months, meaning after the issue of this kind of visa you can enter Peru within a time period of 6 months. Once you entered the visa is valid for the time indicated on it, in your case 30 days.
Here the original wording: "Artículo 17.- La Visa Temporal podrá ser utilizada por su titular dentro de los seis meses de su expedición, faculta un sólo ingreso y permanencia en el territorio de la República durante el período de vigencia de la misma."
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#Winston2013-11-12 15:13
Hi there, assuming I wanted to embark my 6-piece Milwaukee power tool set (a value of $600) for personal use, any idea how I would be taxed upon entry? Thanks :)
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#Eva - Editor2013-11-12 16:59
According to Peruvian Customs you will be charged 20% customs duty. Have a look at the "Control de Equipajes y Vehiculos en Fronteras Terrestres" ("http://www.aduanet.gob.pe/orientacAduana/equipaje/controlEquipajes.htm") nearly at the bottom of point 1.1, where you have a listing from a to d . There you find the official regulations.
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#mayakhan2013-11-13 04:06
i think peru embassy is same corrupt as pakistani corrupt so they never answer of any information as i send much email
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#Eva - Editor2013-11-13 08:09
I'm not sure what corruption has to do with not answering to e-mails. As we from LimaEasy know how difficult it sometimes is to get in contact with Peruvian Missions abroad we try to answer most questions our visitors have regarding visa for Peru. And if you can't get through to the embassy / consulate via e-mail, give them a call (it's always possible that they changed their e-mail address without prior notice)
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#mayakhan2013-11-13 13:05
as i need information about peru visa i contact all consulate and embassy but no one no response just india is great country in the world and him embassy also so great as peru embassy in india given me information and they advise me to contact china and dubai last 10 days i am trying to contact but no reply me my phone no reply my mail no reply my text so where i send my documnts and how? for pakistani citizen
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#Eva - Editor2013-11-13 14:39
I'm really sorry. But honestly there is nothing we from LimaEasy can do about it and I don't know how I could help. As mentioned many times before we from LimaEasy are just a couple of people dedicating lots of our free time to inform foreigners about Peru and Lima and additionally share our knowledge on numerous topics trying to give advice wherever possible. We have no affiliation with the Peruvian government or with any Peruvian Embassy / Consulate abroad.
Probably the really nice people at the Peru embassy in India can give you a tip how you can get in contact with their counterparts in Dubai or China or may be able to contact them for you?
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#Gautam2013-11-16 22:01
Hey,
Thanks a lot for the reply, that's great to know. I actually wrote to the consulate but didn't hear from them.
Peace,
Gautam
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#Jeannine2013-11-18 18:17
I have a Philippine passport and am currently permanently residing in the United States (I have a U.S. permanent resident card). I am planning to travel to Peru as a tourist in February... according to what was mentioned above, I do not need any other documents rather than my Philippine passport and green card. Is this correct? If so, where in writing can I i provide proof when I encounter the immigration at the airport?
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#Eva - Editor2013-11-18 20:43
Philippine passport holder don't have to apply for a tourist visa before coming to Peru. You find the proof either on this page when opening the pdf document "Countries with Visa Obligations" (published by the Foreign Affairs Ministry) or on the website of DIGEMIN, Peru's immigration office under this link ("http://www.digemin.gob.pe/informacion/VISA/VisasXExtranOctubre2010.pdf") (have a look at page 3 "Asia", under Filipinas you see "NO"; so no visa required for a max. stay of 183 days).
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#Mingming2013-11-20 09:24
Hi I hold a Chinese Passport but has a green card of the United States (i.e. permanent resident of the US). Do I need to apply for a vis to Peru? If I do, is it easy for me and how long does it normally take to get a visa?
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#Eva - Editor2013-11-20 12:03
Yes, as Chinese passport holder you have to apply for a tourist visa before coming to Peru, no matter if you have residency in the US.
The requirements can be found on the website of Peruvian Consulates in the States ("http://www.consuladoperu.com/general/index.php?consulado=&pagina=RequisitosVisa.php") and include a valid passport, proof of legal residency in the US (Green Card), 2 passport photos, round trip ticket, hotel reservation, tour reservation, copy of a recent bank statement, a personal interview, the application form and a fee of US$ 30. If these are easy to fulfill for you, is not on me to decide.
I don't know how long it will take to get the visa as processing times and workload at the consulate varies. So best ask at the consulate you want to apply.
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#mayakhan2013-11-21 10:20
i donts know why in china peru embassy and consulate so lazy as never given the real information as i asking some question
i asking my all documnts is ready for applay the visa so in pakistan have no embassy of peru we all pakistani documents accepted in china but i asking how we send our documents by email by post by fax they no answer about its
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#Eva - Editor2013-11-21 13:02
Unfortunately it's sometimes very difficult to get in contact with Peruvian consulates or to hear back from them. I heard a lot of complaints, but can't do anything about it. Why don't you complain with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here in Lima? Unbelievable, but true, I couldn't find a an e-mail address, but on their webpage you find the so called Libro de Reclamos or can make a "denuncia". Other option find their Facebook presence under Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores del Perú and send them a message.
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#Joy2013-11-26 23:12
I'm from Thailand but currently studying in the US. Do i need to get the yellow fever vaccine before I go to Peru?
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#Eva - Editor2013-11-27 07:52
Yellow Fever vaccination isn't obligatory to enter Peru and only recommended when you are visiting the provinces Amazonas, Loreto, San Martin, Ucayali, Junin and Madre de Dios
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#Ali2013-12-02 22:44
Hello I'm Ali from Qatar, I study in the USA and my friends and i decided to spend our vacation in Lima and Machu Picchu for a month so, I see that Qataris are required to have a visa before we go to Lima further then more, can we apply for a visa online or the nearest Peruvian consulate in the States?
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#Eva - Editor2013-12-03 08:00
Hello,
yes you have to apply for a visa before coming to Peru. Online visa application unfortunately isn't available, so there is no way around visiting the nearest Peruvian consulate in the States. Sorry!
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#adam2013-12-06 20:21
hello,I wanted to get a tourist visa to peru but the consulate denied it I thought it was easy to get it but I was wrong ,can I apply again if I provide a a better documents like a better bank statement ?or is there another way where my friends in lima can help it and do something from lima ? likethe ministry of foreigners or ministry of exterior ,or its only the invitation thing , please help thanks!
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#Eva - Editor2013-12-06 21:18
Hello Adam,
as said many times before, LimaEasy is a private project. We don't have any affiliation with the Peruvian government or any Peruvian consulates abroad. For me the question is why your visa was denied. Have you spoken to someone at the consulate? Did you provide all documents as required?
The visa requirements for a Peruvian tourist visa are straightforward, so if you had all documents you either couldn't proof that you have sufficient funds to afford the trip and your stay in Peru or you didn't convince the consulate that your intention is just a visit and you plan to return to your home country. Not sure how one can get a better bank statement. But to support your case you should have a round trip ticket and best a hotel reservation or a booked tour package. Additionally you could add an invitation letter that has to be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here in Lima. Sorry I couldn't help more.
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#Jo2013-12-17 11:31
Greetings!
I am planning a trip to Peru (Cusco & Pisac) from Jan-June 2014 with side trips across border to Bolivia/Lake Titicaca. But if as a US resident, I am only allowed 90 days how might that affect booking my flight? Can I book for 6 months or do I have to book for just 3 with the caveat that return dates can be changed? Should I leave return date open? I appreciate any clarification you have to offer on this!
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#Eva - Editor2013-12-17 15:07
Hello Jo,
honestly I don't see your problem. The maximum stay on a tourist visa is 183 days (not 90 days). So you can easily book your return flight 6 months later. As the immigration officer normally don't automatically give you the full 183 days, you probably have to ask for it; with a return flight 6 months later no problem.
The tourist visa you get at the airport is single entry; so when you leave and return you get a new visa stamp.
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#Monica2013-12-23 16:51
I want to bring a remote control helicopter to use with my GoPro 3-D Housing (two cameras). Does this fall under the category of 'Sporting Equipment'? Also, I need two GoPro cameras to record 3-D. Will that be a problem?

Gracias!
Monica
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#Eva - Editor2013-12-24 09:57
I think this will be a problem. Peru has very strict regulations when it comes to radio-controlled equipment and I'm sure your helicopter won't fall under Sporting Equipment. To get it into the country and are allowed to use it you might need a special permit from the MTC - Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones. Additionally if you are planning to film or photograph with the helicopter another permit is necessary.
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#Aidar2013-12-24 00:31
Hello I live in Kazakhstan and I`m a citizen of this country. I need visa but there are no embassies or consulates of Peru in Kazakhstan. Where I should apply? the nearest is in Russia. Can I apply in the US for visa being a touris there?
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#Eva - Editor2013-12-24 10:03
The website of Peruvian consulates in the States ("http://www.consuladoperu.com/general/index.php?consulado=&pagina=RequisitosVisa.php") mentions as one of the requirements for applying for a tourist visa: "Proof of legal residence in the USA: Green Card; work permit; or american visa (NOT tourist visa) along with a valid I-94 Form." So I assume you can't apply in the US when visiting on a tourist visa. But it can't hurt to get in contact with them asking if it nevertheless might be possible as there is no consulate in your country of residence.
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#Juste2014-01-03 07:20
Hi! Are Peru visitors allowed to bring a tripod (to be used with a video camera) or is it a subject to any of regulations?

Thanks in advance
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#Eva - Editor2014-01-03 15:32
If you are talking about a video camera incl. equipment like a tripod for normal "household" and not professional use, you can bring it with you without any problems.
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#sam2014-01-03 17:37
Hi , Eva,,,,,,,,
am a palestinian and right now am in ecuador , and am thinking to visit peru , do you know if palestinian needs a visa to enter peru
thanks in advance
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#Eva - Editor2014-01-03 18:35
Hi Sam,
yes, Palestinian passport holders have to apply for a tourist visa at a Peruvian consulate before coming to the country.
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#nothingfail2014-01-05 19:32
how much is the entry fee for a EU passport holder at the airport in lima?
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#Eva - Editor2014-01-05 20:18
Not sure what you mean by "entry fee". Generally speaking passport holders of the different EU countries don't have to apply for a visa before coming to Peru. At the airport they get an entry stamp (= tourist visa for citizens that don't have to apply for a visa) into the passport which is free of charge.
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#Amie De Guzman2014-01-07 13:47
Hi.

My boss is a Lebanese National and we are currently residing in Bahrain. But there is no consulate office of Peru here. How can I apply a visa fro him?
Thanks
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#Eva - Editor2014-01-07 16:17
The Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends in such cases to get in contact with the nearest consular section of a Peruvian Embassy in a neighboring country. From Bahrain the nearest should be the consular section in Doha / Qatar ("http://www.limaeasy.com/peru-info/peruvian-embassies-consulates-worldwide/qatar-peruvian-consulate-doha").
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#Nathalie Hamzeh2014-01-13 12:33
Hey there,
I am lebanese but I live in montreal and I am sure i'll need a tourist visa, is there a Peruvian consulate here so that I can apply? is there an online application?

Thanks
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#Eva - Editor2014-01-13 18:56
Yes, Lebanese passport holders have to apply for a visa at a Peruvian Consulate before coming to the country. Peru doesn't have an online application service, so no way around visiting a Peruvian General Consulate in Montreal ("http://www.limaeasy.com/peru-info/peruvian-embassies-consulates-worldwide/canada-peruvian-general-consulate-montreal").
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#DINAKER DESHINI2014-01-14 00:40
Hi,

I'm from India travelling to Bolivia at the end of January. I have a connecting flight in Lima. Do I need to get a transit visa ... I'll be in the airport for 4 hours before boarding my flight to La Paz (Bolivia). I contacted the Peruvian consulate here in India and was told that a transit visa is not required. I want to make sure one more time. Please let me know..
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#Eva - Editor2014-01-14 15:49
In case you have an international connection flight which you can book through to Bolivia and only stay in the transit area of Lima Airport, then you don't need a transit visa. But if you have to go through immigration and customs and then check-in for your flight in Lima, then you need a transit visa.
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#DINAKER DESHINI2014-01-14 22:34
How would I know if I have to go through customs and immigration at the Lima airport ? My flight is from India to Amsterdam to Lima to La Paz. It's a KLM flight up to Lima. From Lima to La Paz it's a different carrier... I think it's Trans American Airlines (TACA). Do you think I have to go through immigration check at Lima airport as it's a different carrier? Please let me know
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#Eva - Editor2014-01-15 20:51
Honestly I don't know either. The airport states on their website about passengers in transit the following :"When deplaning, those passengers who are in transit or who have connections to other international flights must walk through the hall of international arrivals, go down to the first level and, without entering the immigration control area, return to the international terminal; otherwise, they will lose their in-transit/ connecting passenger status. We recommend that passengers contact airline personnel when their flight arrives."
This means the airline, in your case KLM has to get your luggage to the Taca plane. If they (can) do it at Lima airport, I don't know. Therefore I would get in contact with KLM and ask if they can check your luggage through to La Paz.
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#uta2014-01-21 15:11
Hi, i will be 7h at the Airport waiting for next flight during the night. Are there any shower facility as would like to refresh before long flight to UK. Thanks:)
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#Eva - Editor2014-01-21 18:03
Showers are as far as I know only available at the Sumaq VIP Lounge (international departure, past gate 17), the Caral VIP Lounge (domestic departure) and the adjoining Ramada Hotel with booking a day room or a spa day pass. For info on the lounges check out our blog Lima Airport Lounges ("http://www.limaeasy.com/discussions/lima-airport-lounges").
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#Jessica2014-02-04 00:33
Hello,

I will be arriving to Peru (Lima) for the first time on April 2nd. I have chosen to purchase a roundtrip ticket to/from my home of Honolulu, HI USA and although I will be starting my trip in Cusco, I was told that it is more economical to use a domestic airline to connect to there from Lima. How much time should I set aside to clear immigration before connecting on to Cusco? I will be arriving into your country via LAN at 10:55am. Thank you for your time!
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#Eva - Editor2014-02-04 10:42
At this time the airport isn't so busy; I think 1 hour should be enough to clear immigration and customs. Additionally the airport recommends being at the check-in for your domestic flight 2 hours before the flight leaves. So you should have at least (!) 3 hours in between your flights. Please note that it's not uncommon that international flights aren't on time and domestic flights might change their departure time.
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#Jie2014-02-05 12:09
Hey!
I am a Chinese citizen and I am living in California USA as a student now. Can I apply for the tourist visa in USA? Can I apply it online or I need to go to the Consulate in Los Angeles to apply for it?
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#Eva - Editor2014-02-05 18:32
According to the website of Peruvian consulates in the States ("http://www.consuladoperu.com/general/index.php?consulado=&pagina=RequisitosVisa.php") you need proof of legal residence in the USA; Green Card, work permit, or american visa (NOT tourist visa) along with a valid I-94-Form. I don't know if your student visa is considered as proof of legal residence.
Peru doesn't offer online visa applications, so if you want to apply for a visa you have to apply at the next consulate.
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#Lieze2014-02-08 15:56
Hi may I bring biltong into Peru? (It's a dried meat, similar to beef jersey from USA) it's vacuum packed and dry. Thank you!
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#Eva - Editor2014-02-08 16:26
Biltong? Can't believe it. We lived quite a time in southern Africa and miss it so much. But anyway as long it's an amount for personal use, dry, vacuum sealed and originally packed you won't have problems bringing it into Peru.
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#Aisha Khan2014-02-14 03:05
hi....i am a pakistani student of medicine in university of barcelona spain. i have a foreign student residency visa and want to go to peru with my surgical team for voluntary work ... what kind of visa should i apply for and what kind of documentation do i need to apply for the visa? please let me know asap...!! thank you
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#Eva - Editor2014-02-14 10:00
As Peru doesn't have a voluntary visa, you should have to apply for a tourist visa. Here you find the requirements for applying for a tourist visa ("http://www.limaeasy.com/peru-info/peruvian-visa#tourist-visa-peru-requirements").
My only concern: you are visiting with a surgical team and planning to operate on people. Not knowing the legal implications I highly recommend getting in contact with a Peruvian consulate.
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#Miguelina2014-02-16 14:30
I am a Dominican citizen. Last week I visited Argentina for work reasons. The return to Santo Domingo was via Peru, and I arrived 8 PM at the Lima Airport. As transit time was about 15 hours, the company I work for made ​​a reservation at a hotel near the Airport. However, the Migration authorities did not permit me to leave the airport as I did not have a Peruvian visa. Not even for a transit of less than 24 hours.
I explained that I had visa of other South American countries, and had already visited Peru in 2007. Also I have a U.S. visa , which some countries consider to allow entry into their territories. In Guyana, I was recently issued a visa at the airport. But the answer of the Peruvian Immigration authorities was a resounding NO.
I understand that there should be a change for certain circumstances. To weigh other factors and situations. I felt very sad to be treated differently only because of my origin :(.
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#Eva - Editor2014-02-16 15:25
First of all: I can really feel with you; but ....
Sad, but true: when it comes to entering a foreign country each nationality is treated differently; not only in Peru but everywhere in the world. Some nationalities can enter a country without a visa, others have to apply for a visa at a consulate before visiting.
Dominican citizens unfortunately belong to the group of foreign nationals that have to apply for a visa (tourist, business or transit) before entering Peru, no matter if you have visa for other countries or a hotel reservation. That's the Peruvian immigration law and there is no way around it. Probably back in 2007 this wasn't the case.
Anyway to avoid such disappointing experiences like yours we from LimaEasy always recommend to check the current (!) visa regulations and requirements for your nationality before (!) coming to Peru.
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#Jeff2014-02-17 19:22
Hi,

I am a recent college graduate in the United States (citizen). I am interested in working in Peru for at least 3 months, which could be paid or unpaid. I was convicted of a felony (possession of marijuana w/ intent to distribute) about 2 years ago, and I have recently been released form supervised probation. What is the likelyhood that I'd be granted either a tourist visa or a business visa with my criminal background.

Thanks,
Jeff
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#Eva - Editor2014-02-17 21:42
Peru doesn’t require a visa for tourism purposes for US citizens. With a valid US passport entry should be straightforward and no different than as if you had no criminal record. But in 2013 the Peruvian Prime Minister announced that there are plans (!) on the way allowing immigration officers to deny entry to foreigners with a criminal record (especially with drug related convictions). I don’t know if these plans are already implemented or can be realized at all.
For a business visa you have to apply at a Peruvian consulate. As far as I know there are no questions about a criminal record on the form, but I heard that the consulates in Atlanta and Houston require a police report or a good conduct record provided by the local police.
In my opinion you have two options: just travel to Peru without mentioning your past and hope the immigration officer doesn’t do a quick background check and stamps your passport without hesitation. Or contact a consulate and explain your situation.
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#sira2014-02-26 16:53
Hi,

I have a question about the entry document. I am from Thailand currently study in US. So, I am holding Thai passport. But, my passport will expired in 4 months (July 2014) and I already booked everything in Peru for this spring break (End of March 2014). Due to political instability in Thailand, it is no way that I will be able to renew regular passport. So, what I have is temporary passport that is valid only a year (expired in Feb 2015). This passport do not contain micro-ship that have my biological information. I ask my friend to called Peruvian embassy about my situation and they say I won't have problem with this temporary passport. To summarized, I have both temporary (expired in Feb2015) and regular E-passport (expired in July2014). I want to make sure again that this is valid. Thank you in advance for your answer
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#Eva - Editor2014-02-26 18:23
Hello Sira,
As of today Peru doesn't require a biometric passport to enter. So as long you have an official passport from your home country with picture and your personal data and with a validity of at least 6 months you won't have any problems.
Have a great spring break in Peru!
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#Andrew2014-02-27 11:01
My wife has a Japanese passport that expires the end of May. We were hoping to go to Peru April - May 4, but I just saw that passports should be valid for 6 months from departure. Would they not let her into the country even though it hasn't expired? What kind of issues have people had with this rule? Is it a law or more of a suggestion?
Thanks for your help!
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#Eva - Editor2014-02-27 17:58
To avoid any possible problems when entering Peru, I would get in contact with the nearest Peruvian consulate. If they give their go ahead, I would ask for a written confirmation and / or the exact passage of the law that you then can show the immigration officer in case he is giving you a hard time.
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#Kate2014-02-27 12:24
Hi, wanted to ask a question regarding the tourist visa, I read it is only valid for 183 days per year. If I exited the country and entered again does my 183 days start again or is it seriously only 183 days of every 365 day? Is there a way of extending it?
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#Eva - Editor2014-02-27 18:08
Peruvian immigration law states that tourist can get a tourist visa for up to 183 days. It doesn't explicitly indicates if these 183 days are per year or per entry. So there is lots of room for discussion and interpretation. Additionally after Peruvian law immigration officers have the right to grant any number of days up to 183 days they think appropriate.
This means, when entering Peru you don't automatically get 183 days. The immigration officer can give you only 5 days, 30 days, or whatever he thinks is ok up to 183 days. When you already stayed 183 days in the country, you can leave Peru and re-enter. If you are lucky you will get another 183 days, but in the last months border hoping to renew your tourist visa got more difficult and more and more immigration officers are hesitant to give you another half year when you already stayed 183 days in Peru.
Since 2008 already it is no longer possible to extent your tourist visa once you entered Peru.
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#Stephanie2014-03-02 18:29
Hi, I live in the United Kingdom, and I'm planning on going to Peru for a year, to maybe teach English or study, I'm not sure yet. But I have a dual nationality of British and Peruvian and I don't know whether I would need to get a work visa, or tourist visa if I already have a Peruvian passport, do you know?
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#Eva - Editor2014-03-02 20:21
With a valid Peruvian passport you are Peruvian and can live, work or study like any other Peruvian; no need for a visa! The only important thing: you have to leave the UK on your UK passport, but when entering Peru you have to use your Peruvian passport. Then you are a Peruvian in Peru with all the rights and duties.
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#Jill2014-03-07 21:27
I've been looking everywhere to determine what the steps are that I need to take in order to live in Peru legally. No one seems to have the answer. Can you help? This is our situation:

My husband and I are US citizens. We are flying to Peru in July and will live there for several years - we have not booked a return flight. My husband has a job lined up as a Chiropractor with Centro Quiropráctico Schübel, and I will look for a job once we have settled. What steps do we need to take towards the proper Visas? I read that on a tourist visa, I would have to leave the country and come back in order to have the correct paperwork. How do I get this solved before we go down?
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#Eva - Editor2014-03-07 23:30
Hello Jill,
Yes I can help. But as the answer to your questions exceeds the space we have here, I moved your comment to our Discussion Board under "Living legally in Peru" ("http://www.limaeasy.com/discussions/living-legally-in-peru") and answered it there.
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#Brenna Cameron2014-03-09 16:42
I am trying to travel to Peru to volunteer with an organization for a year. Do I get a tourist visa? But this is only valid for 183 days? So what happens when that time period is up? Do I have to leave the country and come back? Or is there a way that I can obtain a visa so that I don't have to do that? Thank you.
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#Eva - Editor2014-03-09 19:21
Hello Brenna,
as the answer to your question exceeds the space we have here for replies, I allowed myself to move your comment to our Discussion Board under "Volunteering in Peru for a Year ("http://www.limaeasy.com/discussions/volunteering-in-peru-for-a-year")" and answered it there.
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#Heath2014-03-09 21:21
I am looking to enter the country and i was wondering if their is any restrictions for people who have been convicted of felonies in the USA?
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#Eva - Editor2014-03-09 22:32
Peru doesn’t require a visa for tourism purposes for US citizens. With a valid US passport entry should be straightforward and no different than as if you had no criminal record. But in 2013 the Peruvian Prime Minister announced that there are plans (!) on the way allowing immigration officers to deny entry to foreigners with a criminal record (especially with drug related convictions). As far as I know these plans are still not implemented and I doubt that they can be realized at all.
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#Koen2014-03-10 07:29
Is a business visa required in case of attending a medical conference. And does the event organizer need a business visa?
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#Eva - Editor2014-03-10 07:53
If you are just attending a conference, you are not transacting business, so no business visa is needed. I'm not 100% sure, but for the event organizer it might be another story. Best get in contact wit a Peruvian consulate to clear this special case with an official representative of Peru.
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#Sarah2014-03-10 21:18
Hi there! Thanks for all your great info, I hope I didn't overlook the answer to my question elsewhere, but I am trying to find the following info...


If I leave Peru with an expired tourist visa, pay the necessary $1 per day fee, and want to return within weeks or even days, will I get another 183 days or what are my options? (I am in process of applying for my carnet de extrangeria as a worker and because I am still waiting on some necessary documents to be notarized and apostilled in the US, I'm quite sure I'm going to pass my date and will not be able to apply, basically trying to find out it I can leave and return and apply??)

Thanks in advance for any insight!
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#Eva - Editor2014-03-10 21:52
Hello Sarah,
You can pay the US$1 fee, leave Peru, and return even within a few hours or days. Normally you won't encounter any problems. But if you get the full 183 days again, is up to the immigration officer you will have to face; there is no guarantee. But when you are friendly and explain the situation with your work visa and all the Peruvian red tape involved, I'm sure you can get the amount of days you need.
Better avoid the Ecuadorian border for your border hop and "renewal" of your visa as it seems to be a horrible place with immigration officers looking for a bribe or giving in cases like yours only a few days; the best border to do border hop is still Tacna - Arica in the south.
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#sarah2014-03-10 22:42
Thank you very much, that is a huge relief and so helpful! Saludos :)
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#Cassandra2014-03-11 00:29
I will take a spanish course for 12 weeks. do i need a student visa or just a tourist visa?
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#Eva - Editor2014-03-11 07:52
If you learn Spanish here in Peru at a language school, a tourist visa is the correct visa. Student visa aim at university students or interns.
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#Sam2014-03-13 15:58
If I am coming to Peru on a Tourist Visa, would it be possible to just renew the visa before the 180 days without border hopping?
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#Eva2014-03-13 16:27
As mentioned above under Extension of Tourist Visa ("http://www.limaeasy.com/peru-info/peruvian-visa#tourist-visa-peru-extension") it's not possible to extend or renew your tourist visa once you entered the country!
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#Ed2014-03-14 11:01
US Permanent Resident (green card) so no passport just travel documents, Russian National....do I need a visa to visit for vacation?
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#Eva - Editor2014-03-14 11:50
It depends on your nationality and not a residency in another country if you need a visa for Peru. So if you have a Green Card or not doesn't matter.
Anyway Russian passport holders can travel to Peru for tourism purposes without applying for a visa. They get an entry stamp into their passport when arriving.
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#Hallie2014-03-18 09:51
My brother is a green card holder, (he is a vietnsmese national) he applied for his travel documents, will he be allowed entry into Peru with his travel document(re-entry permit)and visa?
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#Eva - Editor2014-03-18 21:19
As said many times before a Green Card is absolutely unimportant when you want to come to Peru and has no bearing on entering Peru. Your brother needs a valid passport (!!!) and as Vietnamese citizens a tourist visa. He has to apply for a tourist visa at a Peruvian consulate that has jurisdiction over the state he is living in, before coming to Peru.
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#Hallie2014-03-18 22:40
My brother can't get a passport from Vietnam because he came to the us as a refugee, but he can get a travel document / reentry permit. Will peru accept that and give him a visa?
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#Eva - Editor2014-03-19 07:52
According to the website of Peruvian Consulates in the US ("http://www.consuladoperu.com/general/index.php?consulado=&pagina=RequisitosVisa.php") one of the requirements is a valid passport. If they make an exception in your brother's case, I honestly don't know. So best get in contact with the nearest Peruvian consulate and verify with them.
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#Billy2014-03-19 02:08
Hi

Im a Norwegian and im retired, what are the laws regarding living in Peru for me ?
I have my retirement salary forever, i have a peruvian girlfriend, i will not work in Peru.

Thank you for any help.
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#Eva - Editor2014-03-19 09:29
The answer to your question exceeds by far the space we have here on the visa comment function. Therefore I allowed myself to move your post to our Discussion Board under Retirement Visa ("http://www.limaeasy.com/discussions/retirement-visa").
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#Ritika Joshi2014-03-19 11:10
Hello ,

I am Indian passport holder and planning to teach English in Peru. Should I apply for a Resident visa (after getting a job) If so, how complicated or lengthy is the process , considering I hold an Indian passport ? Thank you so much for your assistance !
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#Eva - Editor2014-03-19 22:35
A tourist visa is only for tourism purposes and doesn't allow you to work in Peru. If you want to live and work legally in Peru you have to enter as a tourist (as Indian passport holder you have to apply for a tourist visa at a Peruvian consulate), find a job and employer that sponsors you a work visa (the most difficult task, have a look at our Discussion Board ("http://www.limaeasy.com/discussions/arrive-on-tourist-visa,-change-to-work-visa") for more info) and then change your immigration status (time consuming and nerve racking, but doable). The requirements for changing your immigration status from tourist to worker are for all nationals the same.
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#kolev2014-03-23 09:28
Hello there :)
Is it true that as a part of European union I can enter without Visa and I can stay 90 days in Peru?
What will happen after that?
For instance I'm gonna do some volunteering activities in a different range and I could stay even more than one year.
What kind of Visa I will need and how many times I can extend it?
Actually how long I can stay doing this?
The other question is how much is gonna cost each extended process?
thanks in advance :)
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#Eva - Editor2014-03-24 08:18
There is no EU passport, but nationals of EU member states don't need a to apply for tourist visa before coming to Peru. They get an entry stamp upon arrival and can stay in the country the number of days written on or next to this stamp (max. 183 days!!! not 90 days). It's not possible to extent or renew your tourist visa once you entered Peru.
As said above there is no special visa in Peru for volunteers. Travelers planning to volunteer in Peru enter the country on a tourist visa and are allowed to volunteer (without payment) at a charitable organization or institution for a maximum of 183 days. If you want to volunteer for a longer time period, you find the options on our Discussion Board under Volunteering in Peru for a Year ("http://www.limaeasy.com/discussions/volunteering-in-peru-for-a-year").
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#Qideng Yu2014-03-24 12:03
I am a Chinese student in US and I have the F-1 visa in US. What materials do I need to prepare if I want to have a tourist in Peru.
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#Eva - Editor2014-03-24 18:22
On this page you find a section "Peruvian Tourist Visa Requirements and Procedures ("http://www.limaeasy.com/peru-info/peruvian-visa#tourist-visa-peru-requirements")". There you find a listing of all documents needed when applying for a tourist visa. Additionally the Peruvian Consulate in the US as well publishes the requirements on their webpage under Visa ("http://www.consuladoperu.com/general/index.php?consulado=&pagina=RequisitosVisa.php").
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#B2014-04-07 08:06
Hi there
I am an indian citizen working in UAE . I have to visit peru as a tourist to see my peruvian girlfriend. So what will be the requirements for that. I will stay with her so i dont have any hotel booking too. Help me or any suggestions
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#Eva - Editor2014-04-07 09:02
The Peruvian Consulate in the UAE has quite a good website ("http://peru.ae"). Under "consular services" you find the requirements for applying for a tourist visa ("http://peru.ae/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Visa-to-peru-requirements.pdf"): Application form (print from the website), passport and copy of it, your UAE ID or proof of residency (in your case your work permit), 2 passport photos, round trip flight ticket, bank statement for the 3 previous months, personal interview, fee US$ 30.
They don't mention a hotel reservation, so you shouldn't have a problem with staying at your girlfriends place when applying for your tourist visa.
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#Greg2014-04-14 15:21
Hi

Do I need 2 free pages in the visa section of my British passport to apply for a business visa?

Regards
Greg
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#Eva - Editor2014-04-14 19:13
Even though in most countries 2 free pages in a passport are a general requirement when applying for a visa, on the website of the Peruvian consulate in the UK ("http://www.conperlondres.com/Html_Files/VISAS/business_visa.htm") I can't find anything about it. They are just asking for a valid passport (machine readable / with bar code). As consulates in the one country might be stricter about exactly following the rules than in another one, best call the consulate and ask about their policies.
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#Devi2014-04-15 01:16
I am a citizen of Sri lanka and is visiting Brazil soon. (Brazilian visa already secured) I am hoping to get my Peru visa in Rio, and please advice me if this is possible, since sending the passport to Delhi Peru embassy is not an option now due to lack of time. Thanks
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#Eva - Editor2014-04-15 07:52
According to the website of the Peruvian consulate in Rio ("http://www.consuladoperurio.com.br/website/servicio-consulares.aspx#3") you can apply for a tourist visa in Rio even though you aren't a resident of Brazil: "Ciudadanos extranjeros no residentes en el Brasil podrán solicitar visas de negocios o de turismo en el consulado, atendiendo a situaciones excepcionales. El otorgamiento de la visa requiere ser aprobado por la entidad competente en el Perú."
You need: application form, passport valid at least for another 6 months, copy for your passport, copy of your Brazil visa, passport photo, return flight ticket, reservation of hotel or tour package, copy of an international credit card.
For detailed info please get in contact with the Peruvian Consulate in Rio.
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#Behar2014-04-17 09:22
I am from Kosovo and do I need visa to go in Lima, Peru. If yes what are procedures to take a visa.
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#Eva - Editor2014-04-17 14:06
Kosovo passport holders have to apply for a visa at a Peruvian consulate before coming to Peru. You should be able to apply for your visa at the Peruvian consulate in Belgrade / Serbia ("http://www.limaeasy.com/peru-info/peruvian-embassies-consulates-worldwide/serbia-montenegro-peruvian-honorary-consulate-belgrade"). Check out our section on general visa requirements for tourist visa ("http://www.limaeasy.com/peru-info/peruvian-visa#tourist-visa-peru-requirements"). Detailed info on visa requirements and procedures at the consulate you are planning to apply for your visa can only you give you the respective consulate.
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#Friederike2014-04-17 16:03
Hi :-)

I am really puzzled about whether I need a visa or not. I will be interning/ volunteering for eight weeks with an international organization that informs about and promotes different democratic procedures and methods to protect minorities and empower excluded groups of people in government.
Is this volunteering, i.e. can I use a tourist visa or is it an internship for which a student visa is required? Also, were can I obtain official information on this?
The internship is not required by my university.
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#Eva - Editor2014-04-18 22:23
Hello Friederike,
sorry for getting back to you so late.
You can get official information about Peruvian visa at any Peruvian consulate abroad. Personally I think the work you will be doing can easily be seen as volunteering (as long as you won't get paid!); so a tourist visa should be enough. Additionally in your special case and with the short time you are planning to stay in Peru, it will get difficult to apply for a student visa, as most consulate don't issue them anymore.
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#KAMRAN HUSSAIN2014-04-22 11:49
I am Pakistani citizen and have been selected to participate in world mountain forum from 23-24 may 2014. where should i apply to get the visa as their is not consulate in Pakistan. how many days would it take to process the visa?
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#Eva - Editor2014-04-22 14:38
The Peruvian Consulate in New Delhi ("http://www.limaeasy.com/peru-info/peruvian-embassies-consulates-worldwide/india-peruvian-consulate-new-delhi") or the General Consulate in Dubai ("http://www.limaeasy.com/peru-info/peruvian-embassies-consulates-worldwide/united-arab-emirates-peruvian-general-consulate-dubai") could issue you a visa.
The advantage of the consulate in Dubai is that nationals from countries who need a visa, but are not residents of the United Arab Emirates may request the visa via e-mail (consulate [at] peru dot ae). Nevertheless as in most Peruvian consulates an appointment may (!) be proposed. Processing time for a tourist visa is about one week.
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#KR2014-04-29 09:31
Hello,

I am residing in the United States but have an Indian passport.
Do I still have to apply for visa or can I get a tourist visa on arrival?
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#Eva - Editor2014-04-29 10:41
As the deciding factor is your nationality and not your residency in another country, yes you as Indian passport holder unfortunately have to apply for a tourist visa at a Peruvian consulate before (!) visiting Peru. You can't get a visa at the airport.
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#Crystyl Ann Mijares2014-04-29 10:36
hello good evening i would like to ask that do i need to apply tourist visa in the consulate or in the embassy here i from Philippines,and how many days i can stay in Peru? Because my plan is to went in Peru maybe this year or next year.My boyfriend he is Peruvian but he lives in Korea this time so maybe this year on next year he will return to live in Peru again so he wants me to go there together with him so he said also he will shoulder all my expenses to go there because we need to do our plan go getting marry there soon please help me what thing should i do because i can go there...thanks a lot for this website it helps me a lot to know the things for living in Peru soon. :)
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#Eva - Editor2014-04-29 11:52
First Part of reply

Philippine passport holder don't have to apply for tourist visa. They get an entry stamp (= tourist visa) into their passport at the airport or border. So you won't have any problems coming to Peru. You can stay the number of days the immigration officer grants you (max. 183 days). If you are planning to marry in Peru you should try to get the full half year as bureaucratic processes as marriage and after that changing your migrations status might take a while.

For marrying in Peru you should bring a copy of your original birth certificate and a certificate of no impediment (a certificate that you are single), both not older than 6 months and legalized by the Peruvian consulate in your home country with you. Once in Peru these documents have to be legalized by the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores and translator by an official translator.

See 2nd Part of reply above ...
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#Eva - Editor2014-04-29 12:03
2nd Part of Reply (see 1st part below)

... As soon you are married you have to register your marriage with Reniec here in Peru and get a Peruvian marriage certificate. With this you can change your migration status from tourist to a residence visa called "Familiar de Residente para el caso de casada con peruano". At the time of applying for your residence visa your tourist visa still has to be valid. With the residence visa you get a so called carné de extranjeria which allows you to stay and work in Peru one year. After that you can easily extent it as long you are still married.

Please allow me just one recommendation. You wrote: He wants me to go with him to Peru. Do you want to live in Peru? Probably it might be wise to first visit Peru and see if you like the country, if you could be happy here and then decide to move (or not) to Peru and marry your boyfriend.

All the best!
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#Crystyl Ann Mijares2014-04-30 09:53
muchas gracias...for this wonderful advice god bless you a lot,thank you very very much for helping and sharing for the best idea that you have...i'm very grateful that i saw this website...this website such a great blessings for other people need an idea about Peru...thanks a lot and god bless you more...:) <3
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#Jeff Arigo2014-04-30 01:27
Hi, Crystal. Filipinos do no need visa to enter Peru. You just have to present your passport.
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#Crystyl Ann Mijares2014-04-30 09:54
muchas gracias mi amigo...:)
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#Dena2014-05-09 10:26
Is there any restrictions on departing from Peru with a US Passport that would expire in 7 days after your return to the US? We are attempting to confirm that this would not be a problem for a young lady going on a mission trip with our church. Thanks in advance for the help.
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#Eva - Editor2014-05-09 22:12
According to international standard nowadays the passport should be valid at least six months when entering the country; if the young lady will only be in Peru for a week and her passport expires 7 days later, she might get a problem, if she stay the max. of 183 days and her passport expires 7 days later, she most probably won't have any problems.
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#bunny2014-05-17 13:13
hi..i'm indian citizen..i want to travel for peru and ecuador...for ecuador i no need visa..but for peru i need tourist visa..i planned for 25 days trip. i want to stay first in peru for 15 days then want to go to ecuador and stay their for 8 days and i want to return back to peru and stay remaining 2 days and travel back to india...can i enter peru for 2 times with tourist visa??
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#Eva - Editor2014-05-17 15:31
Yes, as Indian passport holder you have to apply for a tourist visa at the Peruvian consulate. As Peruvian tourist visa are single entry only, you might need to change your plans or find a solution with the Peruvian consulate.
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#Rita2014-05-19 04:59
Hi, I am intending to travel to Peru to conduct field work for my PhD, I will be in Lima for 6 months from the start of July (during which I hope to be registered at the University) then I return to the UK for 2 months before coming back to Peru for a period of 9 months during which I will be conducting fieldwork but not attending classes at an institution. (I will be in a remote area away from the University). I was wondering if you had any advice about what visa to try and organise for the second part of my trip (hopefully a student visa will work for the first part). Thanks a lot for your help.
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#Eva - Editor2014-05-19 10:15
Difficult question I unfortunately can't answer. I highly recommend getting in contact with the nearest Peruvian consulate to clear up how you can manage to legally conduct your field work.
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#Bobby2014-05-19 10:05
Hi... I'm a medical student in Ghana, I applied for an exchange program in Peru, I have everything I need, a passport that expire in 2015, bank statements, letter from the hosting organization, letter of my school,EVERYTHING... the one problem I'm having is there is NO Peruvian embassy in Ghana, the nearest one is in Egypt, I tried calling and emailing in vain. What should I do??? I'm only two weeks away from the start of the program!!
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#Eva - Editor2014-05-19 12:36
Unfortunately we quite often hear complaints that Peruvian consulates don't answer e-mails or calls. Nothing, we from LimaEasy, a private project that has no affiliation with the Peruvian government or any consulate abroad can do about it.
But in your case their might be a solution. Just a few weeks back I read that the Peruvian government joins forces with the Colombian government in respect to diplomatic missions in some countries. The article stated that the Embassy of Colombia in Ghana will issue visa for Peru on behalf of the Peruvian government in the future. I'm not sure when this joint venture will start, but you might want to check with the Colombian Embassy in Accra.
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#Ricardo Gomez2014-05-20 09:35
What is meant by proof of sufficient funds, or what are examples of sufficient funds? Cash, debit or credit cards, etc.?
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#Eva - Editor2014-05-20 12:35
If you have to apply for a tourist or student visa at a Peruvian consulate, one of the requirements is "Proof of sufficient funds". To proof that you can afford your trip to Peru most consulates ask for a recent bank statement or in some cases for a guarantee of a sponsor or institution.
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#Nitya2014-05-21 12:30
I am an Indian citizen with a valid us visa . After I apply how long will my Peruvian visa take ?
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#Eva - Editor2014-05-21 22:31
Actually no matter if you have a US visa or not, the processing time from application to issuing the visa depends on the consulate where you apply, the workload and type of visa. Generally speaking for a tourist you can count with a week or two; in some cases it might take longer. For exact details get in contact with the consulate you are planning to apply for your Peru visa.
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#sameer jarjis hussein2014-05-24 04:23
I'm from Iraq, I want to get a tourist visa to Peru How Thanks
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#Eva - Editor2014-06-02 10:49
Sorry for getting back to you so late. As Iraqi passport holder you have to apply for a visa at a Peruvian consulate. Unfortunately there isn't one in Iraq. The nearest (although not near at all) are in Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
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#Rashm2014-06-03 20:37
Hi, I'm an Indian Citizen but a permanent US resident (green card holder), do I need a visa?
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#Eva - Editor2014-06-03 22:04
As said many times before, the US green card or a residency in any other country isn't important. It's your nationality that counts if you have to apply for a Peru visa or not. As Indian passport holder you unfortunately have to apply for a visa.
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#IRENE ONYANGO2014-06-09 02:20
Hi I am a Kenyan citizen and I am to travel to Peru next week. We do not have a Peruvian consulate in Kenya kindly advise on how I can obtain my visa to Peru thanks.
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#Eva - Editor2014-06-09 08:04
In a week??? Personally I think you are in trouble. As Kenyan passport holder you have to apply for a visa at a Peruvian consulate before coming to the country. You can’t get a visa upon arrival at the airport.
In cases where there is no Peruvian consulate in the home country of the applicant, the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs advices to get in contact with a consulate in a neighboring country. The nearest consulate from Kenya that issues visa is the Peruvian Consulate in Cairo / Egypt. Best get in contact with them immediately and see if and how it's possible to get you a visa within this short time.
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#Tytti2014-06-10 12:45
Hi!
Me (from Finland) and my boyfriend (El Salvador) are flying to Brazil via Lima, Peru, where we´ll have a stop over for an hour or so. Do we need visa to Peru?? Thanks!
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#Eva - Editor2014-06-10 22:51
You, being from Finland won't need a visa anyway. The problem might (!) be your boyfriend as El Salvador passport holder need a visa to enter (!) Peru. The question is if you can stay in international transit. If so, he won't need a visa. So I highly recommend getting in contact with the airline making sure you don't have to pass through immigration at the airport, but being able to stay in transit.
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#TK2014-06-10 12:50
Does the consulate provide option for having passports mailed back by FedEx/UPS in case one is not able to collect it in person? I am currently residing in Pittsburgh, PA and residents of PA have to apply at the Patterson, NJ consulate which is a 5 hrs drive. I am seeking options to avoid having to go to consulate twice. Any advice?
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#Eva - Editor2014-06-10 22:45
We from LimaEasy have no affiliation with any Peruvian consulate abroad. So my advice: best get in contact with the consulate and ask if they provide a mailing service.
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#rdhan2014-06-11 13:16
I am an Indian national applying for a tourist visa. You have mentioned Passport photos. But what are the exact measurements required for the photos? Please help.
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#Eva - Editor2014-06-11 20:29
In Peru a passport photo has the size 3.5 cm by 4.5 cm.
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#nahrain isho2014-06-12 08:00
what should I do ? I am Peruvian born; but I'm also a USA citizen; I retired, and I want to stay 5 months in Lima Peru; I have a USA passport, my questions..still being a Peruvian, do I need a visa of ay kind, turist or otherwise ? And do I require a Peruvian passport ?
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#Eva - Editor2014-06-12 11:30
Are you still legally a Peruvian? So you have both, a US and a Peruvian passport? If so, the rule is to leave the US with your US passport and enter Peru with your Peruvian passport. Upon leaving Peru you use your Peruvian Passport and upon re-entering the States your US passport. In this case you enter Peru as a Peruvian which might be useful, depending on what your plans are.
In case you only have a US passport: US passport holder don't have to apply for a visa before coming to Peru. When entering the country they get an entry stamp allowing them to stay the number of stays immigrations writes on or next to the stamp. The maximum stay on a tourist visa in Peru is 183 days. As you normally don't get the full amount of days automatically you might need to ask to get the 5 months you need. In this case you enter Peru as a tourist.
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#Christie2014-06-12 10:38
hello, My husband is traveling from USA, he is not a citizen but resident and is from Panama. Would he need a visa to enter peru?
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#Eva - Editor2014-06-12 11:44
For entering Peru your husband's US residency is actually irrelevant. He only needs it when returning to the States. But since October 30th of 2010 Panamanian passport holder don't have to apply for a tourist visa at a Peruvian consulate before coming to Peru (see message on the right on the website of the Peruvian consulate ("http://www.conperupanama.com/visas.html") in Panama).
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#barbara miller2014-06-15 12:02
My son is traveling in Peru and had a wonderful time. However, his passport was stolen/lost on the train and he was to return home tonight. He has a color copy of his passport, a copy of the police report along with all proof of identity documents. The US Embassy sent me an email noting that the airlines can be flexible because of this problem. Most important, he has his Stamped Immigration Card showing the date - 9 days ago that he entered Peru. The US Embassy indicates a new passport can take 14 days or more. In view of all that he has, will he be able to get on his Spirit Airline flight from Lima to Fort Lauderdale, Fl? I would appreciate any help.
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#Eva - Editor2014-06-15 14:10
It might be true that the airlines can be flexible in cases like this, but I doubt Peruvian immigration will be. Leaving a country just with a copy of the passport? This won't be easy; not even thinking of entering the US. I don't know why the US Embassy tells you that a new passport will take 14+ days. Are you sure they understood that your son is a foreigner not residing in Lima? Fact is that the US Embassy can and have issued temporary passports within a day in this kind of cases. If your son goes to the consular section of the embassy, shows the police report and explains the case, they will issue him a new, temporary passport. Normally as soon he has this document he has to go to immigration in Breña and have the entry stamp transferred. Only then he can leave the country and re-enter the US without a problem.
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#Barbara Miller2014-06-16 16:53
I appreciate your exact, correct answer When the US Embassy was closed for the weekend, I could exchange emails and it took 4 email exchanges to gather all the information you shared in your one email. I hope this will provide others with knowing how to replace a lost or stolen passport. My sons and their friends had the vacation of a lifetime in Peru! I can't wait to see all their photos and hear all the great stories. Thank you so much for your reply.
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#Mariana2014-06-18 01:23
Hello!!! I have a question. I'm Peruvia with residence in USA , I left Peru with a tourist visa and I over stayed for 10 years ... I just got my green card a couple of months ago, I wanna know if there's any fines I have to pay or if I need a visa or just with my Peruvian passport? Also my husband is Puerto Rican (USA citizen) does he needs any papers to fill out??
Thanks for your time
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#Eva - Editor2014-06-18 08:15
Sorry I can't follow. What do you want to do? Visit Peru? As you can't overstay your visa in Peru as Peruvian, you must have overstayed in the US. And sorry, I haven't got a clue about US American visa regulations and possible consequences. Probably you can make your situation a little bit clearer so I might be able to help.
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#B2014-06-25 03:36
Hi I got a peru tourist visa today. It says valid up to an year from today(till june 2015). It also mentioned 90days. Could you explain this please.so it is possible if i stay 20 days this time and come back again for another 2-3 weeks within a year next time from the same tourist visa. Or i am gonna need another visa next time or i can stay 90 days all together in multiple entries within an year. Would really appericiate if u could clarify this. Thanks
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#Eva - Editor2014-06-25 07:47
Peruvian tourist visa are single entry visa: so in your case you can enter Peru within a year and stay for up to 90 days. As soon you leave the country the visa expires and you have to apply for a new one.
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#Paul2014-06-25 17:15
Hi, I am in Peru on a tourist visa (183 days) but plan to visit the US for a week or so. I am half way through my visa and am not sure what happens upon re-entry. Will I receive a new visa or will I carry on with my previous visa?
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#Eva - Editor2014-06-25 18:12
Peruvian visa are single entry visa. So even though your visa allows you to stay 183 days, when you leave for example after 100 days, the remaining 83 days / the visa itself automatically expire. Depending on your nationality you either get a new tourist visa upon entry or have to apply for a new tourist visa at a Peruvian consulate abroad.
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#Teresa2014-06-30 09:22
If I live in Maine, and I am going to volunteer in Peru for 4 months, from September 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. What documents do I need and who should I contact to get a Visa? Thank you.
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#Eva - Editor2014-06-30 18:01
Peru has no special visa for volunteers. Travelers planning to volunteer in Peru enter the country on a tourist visa and are allowed to volunteer at a charitable organization or institution for a maximum of 183 days. If you are traveling with an US passport you don't have to apply for a tourist; you get an entry stamp into your passport upon arrival. As you might not get the max. allowed 183 days automatically, make sure the immigration officer gives you the four months stay you need.
In case you are not an US citizen, but belong to a nationality that has to apply for a visa before coming to Peru, get in contact with the nearest Peruvian consulate. Above under tourist visa requirements ("http://www.limaeasy.com/peru-info/peruvian-visa#tourist-visa-peru-requirements") detailed info.
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#Krupa2014-07-02 17:49
I'm an Indian national currently in the US with a H1B visa. Should I still apply for a visa? Also, how long does the average visa processing take?
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#Eva - Editor2014-07-02 18:31
As Indian passport holder you should not only, but you have to apply for a visa at a Peruvian consulate abroad before (!) coming to Peru. For exact visa processing times best ask directly at the consulate you are planning to apply for your visa.
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#kirti2014-07-04 23:22
hello, I have been offered a post doctoral scholarship in lima and I know that i need to get a student visa, i am married and I would like my husband to stay with me for the whole 2 years of my scholarship, could you guide me as to what kind of visa he can apply for. my husband is a french citizen
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#Eva - Editor2014-07-05 09:57
If you have a resident (not temporary!!!) student visa, your husband can apply for a visa called "Visa Familiar de Residente - para el caso de casado con extranjera residente en el pais". For this you have to bring your marriage certificate with you that either needs an apostille or that has be legalized by the Peruvian consulate and once in Peru translated by an official translator.
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#Muhammad Sarfraz2014-07-04 23:48
Dear Respected ,
How are you? I am pakistan and now live and work in Dubai.I want to come peru for marriage purpose so how can i purchase visa and which airline is best .If some one know me in peru so hotel reservation is required or not.how much time is for peru visa and what is the cost of visa.i am waiting for answer
Heartiest Regards
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#Eva - Editor2014-07-05 10:05
Best get in contact with the Peruvian Consulate in Dubai. They can answer all your questions in detail.
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#Traveler20142014-07-10 14:23
Hi,

I called Peru consulate in Chicago several times and left messages if I need to go to the consulate for visa application. I have US green card and plan to visit Peru for several days. What shall I do now? Do I just go to their consulate?

Thanks
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#Eva - Editor2014-07-10 20:03
We quite often hear complaints that it's very hard to get in contact with Peruvian consulates abroad. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it. LimaEasy is a private project; we don't have any affiliation with the Peruvian government or any Peruvian consulate.
If you have to apply for a visa, you will have to visit the consulate as a personal interview and evaluation of the consular officer is required. On the website of Peruvian consulates in the States you find the exact visa requirements ("http://www.consuladoperu.com/general/index.php?consulado=CHICAGO&pagina=RequisitosVisa.php") and address of the Peruvian consulate in Chicago ("http://www.consuladoperu.com/consulados/datos.php?consulado=CHICAGO").
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#ac2014-07-17 12:37
Hello - if we are flying into Peru from the United States on a one-way flight to backpack around south america, do we need proof of return or onward travel when entering Peru/leaving the States?

Thanks!
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#Eva - Editor2014-07-17 19:21
I answered this question quite extensively a while back on our discussion board. As the space here is very limited please check out the post "One Way Ticket to Peru from America ("http://www.limaeasy.com/discussions/one-way-ticket-to-peru-from-america")".
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#Zhibo2014-07-18 00:06
Hi,
My wife and I hold Chinese passports. We are now living in Chile, with temporary residence visas, and will get temporary residence ID cards in Chile soon. We wish to visit Peru as tourists for several days. Do we need visas to enter Peru (as citizens from South America do need)? If we do, what is the best way to get visas? And how long does it take to get them?
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#Eva - Editor2014-07-18 09:58
Your residency in Chile actually is irrelevant. As you will travel on your Chinese passport, you have to apply for a tourist visa before coming to Peru at a Peruvian consulate.
So best get in contact with the nearest Peruvian consulate.
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#Qasim Aslam2014-07-23 06:23
Hi

I'm a Pakistani citizen currently living in Pakistan.

There is no Peruvian authority in Pakistan. I have a valid US visa, Philippines visa and will get visa on arrival at Mexico / Turkey.

Can you tell me how I can get a Peruvian tourist visa processed?

I'd be happy to fly to any of the above countries if I can figure out the process.

Regards,
Q.
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#Eva - Editor2014-07-23 14:39
Pakistani passport holder unfortunately have to apply for a visa at a Peruvian consulate before coming to Peru. As there is no Peruvian consulate in Pakistan you actually have to apply at a Peruvian consulate in a neighboring country that has jurisdiction over Pakistan; I assume that would be the one in India ("http://www.limaeasy.com/peru-info/peruvian-embassies-consulates-worldwide/india-peruvian-consulate-new-delhi"). They have a very detailed webpage, where you can find the exact requirements.
But in some Peruvian consulate worldwide it is also possible to apply for a visa, even when you are not residing there. At the Peruvian consulates in the US and Mexico however you can only apply for a Peru visa, if you are a legal resident. How the consulates in Turkey and the Philippines handles cases like this, I don't know. Probably best get directly in contact with them and ask if they can issue you a visa even though you are not a resident.
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#Elizabeth2014-07-30 10:45
Hi, I've contacted the Consulate as well as the US Embassy, and have looked it up on a variety of websites but still cannot get a definitive answer...

Can you enter/exit Peru if you have a criminal background consisting of DWIs? Do they check this at the border? I cannot figure out if this is will cause a problem... there seems to be some ambiguity.

I'm traveling from the US to Peru with a valid US Passport. Any information would be GREATLY appreciated!
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#Eva - Editor2014-07-30 13:18
You didn't get a definite answer because there isn't one and as usual in Peru there is lots of uncertainty. A year or so back the then prime minister announced that Peru wants to keep "undesirable foreigners" out of the country; aiming mainly at persons in the circle of organized crime, smuggling, drugs, murder, illegal mining etc. So Peru at least at this moment doesn't deny entry to all foreigners with a criminal record. If you are entering Peru as a tourist, you are under normal circumstances not asked for your criminal record and immigration doesn't run a background check. Friends of mine convicted of drunk driving hadn't had problems coming to Peru; so I personally would be surprise if you are denied entry. Nevertheless in Peru nothing is really 100% and as in the US the decision to let you enter the country is solely upon the immigration officer you face.
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#nrvana2014-08-03 19:07
hey
i am nrvana an egyptian citizen living in jeddah saudi arabia and i applied for volunteering in peru i wanna ask about the visa how long will it take because i wanna leave as soon as possible before my university starts again and my summer ends. and where do i apply for visa in jeddah?
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#Eva - Editor2014-08-04 08:10
Hello Nrvana,
there is no Peruvian consulate in Jeddah. You have to apply for your visa at the Peruvian consulate in Riyadh. Processing times of visa depend on the consulate and the work load and can be under normal circumstances anything between 1 and 3 to 4 weeks. Best get directly in contact with the consulate under lepru.riyadh[at]gmail[dot]com or 1 482-2474. 481-0778 or 482-7078.
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#VIKAS AGARWAL2014-08-05 00:46
Hello ,
Do we need a transit Visa for Peru ?

I will be travelling from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles on LAN CHILI AIRLINE, we will have to change the flight at Lima Peru .
Please reply urgently .
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#Eva - Editor2014-08-05 08:24
As far as I know Peru doesn't have a transit visa anymore. As long as nationalities that have to apply for a visa before coming to Peru, don't enter the country but stay in international transit, they don't need a visa. You might want to confirm this with the next Peruvian consulate as this info is a few months old. Check as well with the airline to get confirmation that you will be able to stay in international transit.
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#Mihail Djangazov2014-08-05 21:54
hi i will travel from usa to pery for a trip im bulgarian citizen do i need a visa
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#Eva - Editor2014-08-05 23:17
No! Bulgarian passport holder don't have to apply for a tourist visa at a Peruvian consulate abroad. They get an entry stamp upon arrival.
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#Muhammad Tahir Mubeen2014-08-08 06:54
HI. I want to know that if i'm Pakistani and working in Dubai and want to travel in Peru. How i can apply and how much expansive ? plz help me
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#Eva - Editor2014-08-08 10:01
Pakistani passportholder have to apply for a visa before coming to Peru. As you live in Dubai best get in contact with the Peruvian consulate in Dubai ("http://www.limaeasy.com/peru-info/peruvian-embassies-consulates-worldwide/united-arab-emirates-peruvian-general-consulate-dubai"). They can give you detailed information about the application process including costs.
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#Ruoying Wang2014-08-11 06:43
Dear Sir/Madam,

I am Chinese passport with U.S. Green card. I am planning to do a 7-day sightseeing in Peru.
Do I need a visa? If i do, what is the website to get the application form? Do I need an appointment at the embassy? How to make the appointment ? And how to pay the fee? How long does it take to get the visa?

Thank you very much!
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#Eva - Editor2014-08-11 08:07
As Chinese passport holder you have to apply for a tourist visa at a Peruvian consulate before coming to Peru. LimaEasy is a private project and we don't have any affiliation with any diplomatic missions abroad. So best visit the website of the Peruvian consulates in the US ("http://www.consuladoperu.com/") to find the consulate that has jurisdiction over the state you are living in (on the right under "Encuentra tu Consulado). Then get in contact with them directly to get detailed information. ON the website you find as well the visa requirements ("http://www.consuladoperu.com/general/index.php?consulado=&pagina=RequisitosVisa.php").
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#Rakesh2014-08-14 14:22
Hello
I am an Indian national living in Dubai. I noticed in the forum that some people mentioned that they get tourist visa for 90 days but when I called the Peruvian consulate they said that they would give only 30 days tourist visa. Please advise since I want to stay in Peru for 60 days.
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#Eva - Editor2014-08-15 08:43
Hello Rakesh,
The maximum time you can get on a tourist visa is 183 days. If a consulate issues a visa for 6 months, 3 months or just 1 month is actually completely up to them, but normally evaluated case-by-case. So I’m sure that you can get a visa for 60 days (as many others have before you), when you are able to fulfill the requirements and prove why you want to stay two months in Peru. As LimaEasy is a private project without any affiliation to the Peruvian government or any Peruvian consulate abroad, we unfortunately can’t help further and you have to sort this out with the consulate.
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#Mariwan2014-08-15 04:07
Hello Dear/ Sir
I am an international student in the USA and I would like to visit Lima, Peru. I do not know how to apply for Visa. I am studying Master's degree in Kalamazoo city , Michigan State. there is no Peru consulate in Kalamazoo. Now I am in Miami Florida so I could apply for Visa here?
I have some problems with the requirements are that I do not have any reservations in Lima, but I just have other documents so tell me what I shall do?
Respectful
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#Eva - Editor2014-08-15 09:00
If you belong to a nationality that has to apply for a visa, you have to do so at a Peruvian consulate that has jurisdiction over the place you are living. If you are living in Michigan the correct consulate to apply for your visa is the Peruvian General Consulate in Chicago ("http://www.limaeasy.com/peru-info/peruvian-embassies-consulates-worldwide/united-states-peruvian-general-consulate-chicago"). But you may try and ask at the Peruvian General Consulate in Miami ("http://www.limaeasy.com/peru-info/peruvian-embassies-consulates-worldwide/united-states-peruvian-general-consulate-miami") if they allow you to apply there. The requirements are quite clear: the consulate wants proof where you will stay when visiting Peru; this might be some sort of reservation, but could be as well an invitation letter. Nevertheless each application is evaluated individually, so best get in contact with a consulate and explain your case.
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#Gamaliel Bartolo2014-08-16 02:32
Hi! I am from the Philippines and I have a filipino passport. I want to go to Peru to work but I plan to get a tourist visa and find a job once I get in peru. How is this possible?
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#Eva - Editor2014-08-16 09:20
As the answer exceeds the space we have here and this is a topic interesting for many others, I allowed myself to move your question to our Discussion Board under "Entering Peru on a tourist visa and looking for a job in Peru" ("http://www.limaeasy.com/discussions/entering-peru-on-a-tourist-visa-and-looking-for-a-job") and answered it there.
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#James2014-08-19 03:12
Hello, me and my girlfriend, both with British passports are flying to peru on the 1/9/14 to travel round S.america. Do we have to show proof we are leaving the country ie bus or return plane ticket?
Thanks
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#Eva - Editor2014-08-19 08:38
Hello James,
this question comes up regularly and was answered quite a few times in detail on our Discussion Board. So please have a look for example at "One-way ticket to Peru from North-America ("http://www.limaeasy.com/discussions/one-way-ticket-to-peru-from-north-america")" or "One way ticket to Peru from America ("http://www.limaeasy.com/discussions/one-way-ticket-to-peru-from-america")". By the way it doesn't matter if you are an US American or British passport holder, the rules are for all foreigners the same.
Have a great time in Peru.
Saludos
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#Anuj saini2014-08-19 23:23
Hi
I am an Indain Passport holder and i want to know if i go to Ecuador as in tourist visa and then after i would like to visit Perru ..so how is it possible for me to get visa for peru ...and is it possible to go peru by land from equador and to get Peru Visa on Boarder or i have to apply in ecuador for peru visa.
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#Eva - Editor2014-08-20 08:59
Indian passport holder have to apply for a Peruvian tourist visa before entering the country. You can apply for a tourist visa at a Peruvian consulate in your home country; in your case the Peruvian Consulate in New Delhi ("http://www.limaeasy.com/peru-info/peruvian-embassies-consulates-worldwide/india-peruvian-consulate-new-delhi"). And yes you can enter Peru not only at the airport but as well at any border crossing.
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#Edie2014-08-20 14:07
Greetings,
I'm a haitian national and am required to have a visa to enter peru, since there isn't an embassy in Haiti I have to go to the neighboring country(Dominican Republic). Any idea how long the process of getting a tourist visa could take?
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#Eva - Editor2014-08-20 22:07
Hello Edie,
as we from LimaEasy don't have any contact to Peruvian consulates abroad and each consulate has different visa processing times, I honestly can't tell you how long it will take to get your visa. But under normal circumstances you should be able to get it within a week. Best give the consulate in Santo Domingo ("http://www.limaeasy.com/peru-info/peruvian-embassies-consulates-worldwide/dominican-republic-peruvian-consulate-santo-domingo") a call to ask for the exact (!!!) requirements and how they handle visa applications from people living outside the Dominican Republic. Sorry I couldn't help more.
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#Ronaldo2014-08-26 07:09
Can I buy Peruvian Fowl Chicken in Peru and bring it in my Home Country Philippines
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#Eva - Editor2014-08-26 08:04
There shouldn't be a problem to buy them. The questions is how to export them from Peru and how to import them into the Philippines. For export regulations best get in contact with the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture ("http://www.minag.gob.pe/portal/") and Senasa ("http://www.senasa.gob.pe/"). For import regulations you have to contact the corresponding authorities is your home country.
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#Ryan2014-08-27 10:05
How strict is the 6 mos before expiration on my passport? I have only 4 mos from when I enter the country.
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#Eva - Editor2014-08-28 11:22
If you are lucky, the immigration officer you have to face won't even notice; but there is as well a chance he or she will. We are in Peru, so how the reaction will be, is unfortunately unpredictable. And if you are allowed to enter the country and for how long is completely up to the one person you are dealing with at immigrations. To avoid any discussion, trouble or even the possibility not being allowed to enter the country, I would prefer to get a new passport, even if it only is a temporary one that you can get within a few days.
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#FAISAL AZIZ BHATTI2014-09-13 01:35
Respected Officials,

I am from Pakistan and i need to know about getting to Peru as there is neither any consulate,nor any Embassy in our country.Is there any condition to get the visa online or through email to embassy?Or to get any kind of electronic visa?

Please update me about the visa policy for Pakistanis.
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#Eva - Editor2014-09-13 13:37
Hello,
we from LimaEasy aren't "officials", just people sharing our knowledge and giving advice. With this being sad, Peru doesn't offer online visa applications and in most cases a personal interview is required. As there is no Peruvian embassy or consulate in Pakistan you have to get in contact with the consular section of the Peruvian Embassy in New Delhi India. You find the visa policy on the webpage of the Peruvian Embassy in New Delhi under Visa Information ("http://www.embassyperuindia.in/visainformation.html").
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#Deepa S2014-09-15 09:22
Hello, I am a Indian Passport holder living in US on a valid Visa H4 US Visa. I want to visit Peru in Feb 2015 and wanted to know where in US can I apply for Peruvian Visa. If possible provide me the phone no of the embassy so that I can call them.

Thanks!
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#Eva - Editor2014-09-15 13:27
You have to apply for a visa at one of the numerous Peruvian consulates in the US. On the website of Peruvian consulates in the States under "Encuentra tu Consulado" ("http://www.consuladoperu.com/general/mapa.php") you find the one that has jurisdiction over the state you are living. Just click on it and the exact address and contact details pop up.
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#Kach2014-09-15 16:47
Hello, I just want to ask.. We are already here in Arequipa, Peru. My partner is British and I'm from the Philippines, we already have job offers to work but to sign a contract we need a temporary working permit (not the carne extranjera) - they've said it's called visa for pirma de contrata (my spanish is terrible).. So I tried to look at the website but couldnt find the details about it. Can you explain to me the process? We would be really grateful.
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#Eva - Editor2014-09-15 17:20
No, you don't need a temporary work permit. You need a so called Permiso Especial para Firmar Contratos ("http://www.migraciones.gob.pe/index.php/permiso-especial-para-firmar-contratos-turista-y-estudiante/"), so a special permit to sign contracts. It's really easy to get within an hour or so at a Migraciones office, even in Arequipa. Fill out form F-004 (can be downloaded on the Migraciones website here ("http://www.migraciones.gob.pe/formularios/f-004.pdf")) and pay S/. 16 at a Banco de la Nacion branch. Then visit Migraciones and have the form, the receipt of your payment, a simple copy of your passport, your passport and your Tarjeta Andina with you. Just hand in all documents and they will stamp the permit into your passport. Only with this stamp you can legally sign for example a work contract here in Peru.
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#sant2014-09-17 08:43
Hi I am from India and I just received my peru visa . I wish to find out that for how long is it valid ?
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#Eva - Editor2014-09-17 18:58
The tourist visa is valid for 12 months from the date of issue - meaning you can enter Peru one time within one year. For how long you can stay in the Peru should be written somewhere on the visa stamp; most often you find there 30, 60, 90 or 180 days. If you can't find it, you have to ask at the Indian consulate that issued your visa.
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#Celine2014-09-23 13:12
hi,

does there exist something as a temporary work visa? I am a toursit now, wanna apply for a job but it is only one for three months and i always heard you need a year contract to apply for a work visa. So how do i do this?
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#Eva - Editor2014-09-23 15:02
Only for a resident work visa you need a work contract that is valid at least one year. On the other hand there are two different kinds of temporary (!) work visa: “Visa Temporal Trabajador Designado” which you can apply for when your company is sending you to work in a Peruvian company; and the Visa “Trabajador Temporal” for foreigners working for less than a year for a Peruvian company. Both visa are valid 90 days, but can be extended. And for both temporary work visa you first need the contract from the Peruvian company before you can apply for it. Detailed info on requirements can be found on the Migraciones website ("http://www.migraciones.gob.pe/index.php/solicitud-de-visas-temporales-2/"). For the application process you have to get in contact with a Peruvian consulate.
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#Yinle2014-10-01 17:11
I'm an international student studying in US with F1 visa. I'm planing to travel to Peru this coming December. Where should I go to apply for a tourist visa? what documents I need to prepare?
Thanks,
Yinle
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#Eva - Editor2014-10-01 18:54
You have to apply at a Peruvian consulate in the US that has jurisdiction over the state you are living in. Have a look at the website of Peruvian Consulates under "Encuentra tu Consulado ("http://www.consuladoperu.com/general/mapa.php")" to find the right one. Under "Visa Requisitos ("http://www.consuladoperu.com/general/index.php?consulado=&pagina=RequisitosVisa.php")" you find all documents you need for your visa application.
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#amiir2014-10-04 18:30
Hi
My name's amir
I'm a kenyan man
I want to travel venezuela but I will be transit in Peru 5 hours and 20 minutes
Do i need transit visa
I don't want to leave international flights area
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#Eva - Editor2014-10-04 19:48
Actually you have to check with the airline if they check your luggage through and if you can stay in international transit. If so you won't need a visa.
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#Shant2014-10-05 19:34
I am an Indian citizen residing in US an have a green card. Will I need a visa to visit Peru for 1 week for purpose of tourism
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#Eva - Editor2014-10-05 20:31
Indian passport holder have to apply for a tourist visa at a Peruvian consulate before coming to Peru; there is no exemption for this when you have a green card. So best get in contact with the nearest Peruvian consulate in the States to apply for your visa.
Under this link ("http://www.consuladoperu.com/general/mapa.php") you find the right consulate for your state of residence and here ("http://www.consuladoperu.com/general/index.php?consulado=&pagina=RequisitosVisa.php") the visa requirements.
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#Demdoum Gacem2014-10-06 10:17
Do algerian citizen apply for visa ?
regards
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#Eva - Editor2014-10-06 15:36
Yes Algerian passport holder have to apply for a visa at a Peruvian consulate before coming to Peru.
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#Adi2014-10-06 13:10
Eva,

I read through the visa requirements and would like some clarification regarding "Round trip ticket", and "hotel reservation, Tourist package reservation". Are these tentative flight itinerary plans? Most blogs that I have come across explicitly recommend to NOT book any tickets until you get a visa to avoid the following situation - what happens if I book my tickets, and do not get the visa? For the visa application, please clarify if we need a tentative flight itinerary OR a confirmed ticket (includes return ticket). I have the same question regarding the tourist package reservation. Thanks for your help - Adi
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#Eva - Editor2014-10-06 15:50
The requirements we listed are as published by the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and most Peruvian consulates abroad. If someone on a blog mentions not to book any tickets in advance that's fine; but unfortunately then it might get difficult to apply for a Peruvian tourist visa.
As LimaEasy is a private project and has no affiliation with any Peruvian consulates abroad, it might be best to get in contact with the consulate where you are planning to apply for you visa and ask them for the official answer.
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#Reha Sharma2014-12-09 01:39
Hello

I hope you can answer my query at the earliest
I am a citizen of India and am currently in Bogota, Colombia. From here I wish to go to Peru for a voluntary internship in the social sector.
It is not possible for me to go to India.

How do I apply for the Peruvian visa?
Can I get visa on arrival instead?
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#Suhail2014-12-09 04:44
I am an Indian citizen who wants to marry my gf who is the resident of Lima.I want to know do i have to apply for a marriage visa and how long it could take ?i had also been suggested on a particular website that i can marry on a tourist visa as well.Please do clarify
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#Jason2014-12-10 19:11
Hello Eva,

I am an Indian National currently in the US on a F1 Visa. I looked through the Peruvian Embassy website about the Tourist Visa application process but could not find the details below (posted as queries). My efforts to reach Washington D.C/Atlanta Embassy desks have not been fruitful either.

1. Do I require an appointment to get a Visa or could i bring my documents in person and get it done on the same day?
2. What is the processing time for a Tourist Visa Application?

Alternatively, Could I complete the process in Canada? I will be visiting my family in Calgary in a couple of weeks.

Thank you for taking the time to answer my queries. Appreciate your support!

Best,
Jason
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#Mohammed Ala Uddin2014-12-15 17:00
Dear Sir,

I am Bangladeshi passport holder and I am holding permanent resident permit for Paraguay and Living here in Paraguay I am willing to travel to Peru please advise if i need a visa to enter to pure.

Your help would be highly appricaited,

Best regards'
Mohammed
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