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There are 18 entries in this glossary.
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Migraciones

Migraciones, the Superintendencia Nacional de Migraciones (National Migration Superintendence), is the authority in Peru in charge of the immigration control of Peruvian nationals and foreigners.

PNP – Peru’s National Police

The national police force in Peru is the PNP, the Policía Nacional del Perú (Peruvian National Police). Being attached to the Peruvian Ministry of the Interior, the PNP has jurisdiction over the countries land, sea and air territories. Its main missions are ...

Synonyms - PNP, Peruvian police
PromPeru - Peru’s official tourist board

PromPeru, the Peruvian Commission for the Promotion of Export and Tourism, is Peru’s official tourist board in charge of promoting the country’s image as a tourist destination and boosting international commerce by promoting Peruvian products around the globe, this way contributing to Peru’s sustainable and decentralized development.

Synonyms - PromPeru
Reniec

Reniec (Registro Nacional de Identificación y Estado Civil) is Peru’s National Registry of Identification and Civil Status in charge of maintaining the civil registry as well as the electoral register.

SUNAT - Peru's tax authority

Sunat, Peru’s National Customs and Tax Administration Superintendence (La Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria), is a government administrative agency attached to the Peruvian Ministry of Economy and Finance who enforces taxation and customs in the country.

Synonyms - sunat
TAM

The TAM, Tarjeta Andina de Migracion (Andean Migration Card), is an obligatory migration and statistical control document needed by nationals and foreigners to enter and leave countries of the Andean Community (Comunidad Andina) including Peru.

Tasa Anual

The Tasa Anual de Extranjería (TAE), also known as Foreigner Tax, is a fee that all foreigners residing in Peru had to pay each year until 2016. With the introduction of a new immigration law in 2017 this tax is suspended, at least for now.

UIT - Peruvian tax unit

The UIT – Unidad Impositiva Tributaria – is a reference unit set annually by the Peruvian Ministry of Economy (MEF) to determine taxes, penalties, fines, processing fees, deductions, and others. In 2022, 1 UIT is equivalent to S/ 4,600.

Synonyms - UIT

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