Im in Peru on a tourist visa with the hopes of working temporarily (2-3 months) in Lima.
I read that I need to apply for the permit to sign work contracts. Is that all I would need to do in order work temporarily in Peru or is there a longer process? Would I need to apply for a temporary work visa?
Appreciate the help, the process can be overwhelming
- This commment is unpublished.· 07/07/2022@Jose Hello Jose,
As I already answered your other comments (see my reply to your comment on our work visa and paying administrative charges article) in detail, here only in short:
- You are not allowed to work for a Peruvian company and receive any kind a renumeration when you are in Peru as a tourist! To legally work in Peru as a foreigner you need a temporary or resident works visa, a permit to work (only available for students), or another resident visa allowing work.
- If you want to sign a work contract, first you have to apply for the Permit to sign contracts (see this article for more details).
- The work contract must be approved by the Peruvian Labor Ministry (see my reply to your comment on the work visa article)
- Other documents are needed for the temporal work visa application (see my reply to your comment on the work visa article)
- Preparation of all documents might take a few weeks, the processing time of your visa at least a few weeks up to many months (see my reply to your comment on the work visa article)
Considering the time necessary to prepare all needed documents, apply for the temporary work visa and then get it approved, and the time you want to work (only two or three months) in Peru, it’s not worth the effort.
In my personal opinion, you even might have a hard time getting everything together before your tourist visa expires, and this has to be still valid to be able to apply for the temporary work visa.