|Carné de Extranjería – Peru’s ID Card for foreigners|| |
Synonyms: Carné, CE, Carné de Extranjería
The Carné, officially the Carné de Extranjería or abbreviated CE, is an ID card for foreigners in Peru. It is issued by Migraciones after the application of a residence visa was approved and accredits its owner as a legal resident of the country.
Like the DNI the Carné is a personal and non-transferable document recognized by the Peruvian State in most cases (administrative, civil, commercial and judicial) as form of identification for a foreigner in Peru (rarely a passport is required additionally).
Next to confirming the identity of a foreigner, the CE card verifies that a foreigner lives legally in Peru for a limited or indefinite period of time and is allowed to work, start a business or study (depending on the visa type), open bank accounts, take out loans, have access to the public health system, get a postpaid cell phone plan and much more.
The Carné is a credit card sized card and contains:
CE holders should know the Carné is linked to their passport. So, if you get a new passport or if any other of your data changes (name, civil status, address, if applicable employer, educational institution or religious order, etc.) Migraciones must be informed about it within 30 calendar days.
Another point that quite often causes confusion is related to the different dates on the card.