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Peruvian immigration app and automated passport control

Pre-Registration at Peruvian Immigration before arrival

Pre Registro Migraciones App and automated passport control system in Peru

Since October 2020 everyone traveling to Peru by air is asked to pre-register his or her arrival in the country on an app. As pre-registered travelers don’t have to proceed to an immigration counter upon arrival but can use the automated passport control system to clear immigration, this novelty at Lima’s airport reduces contacts and is supposed to be more efficient and timesaving.

At least, that was the plan. When we entered Peru in mid-September 2021, the automated passport control machines were out of order and everyone had to proceed to an immigration counter.

While half a year ago the app was easy to download and in most cases worked perfectly, as of September 2021, many passengers seem to have problems to download the app or fill in required fields.

If downloading the app or filling in required fields doesn' work, don't worry. For now, pre-registering is not obligatory.


How does the pre-registration work?

Pre-registering your arrival is a super simple process. Actually, you are just doing the job the Migraciones officer would do when you enter Peru.

Step 1 - Download the app

First download the app “Pre Registro Migraciones” on your mobile device. It’s available in the iOS App Store and Android Play Store.

Pre registration Migraciones app Peru
Download the Pre Registro Migraciones app available for iOS and Android 

Step 2 - Open App

Then open the app and enter the captcha.

Step 3 - Scan your passport

You are now asked to focus the camera of your device on your passport and scan the lower part of the page with the personal data - if for whatever reason this doesn’t work you can enter your personal data manually.

Pre registro Migraciones app Peru
The Pre Registro Migraciones app asks you to scan your passport, as shown in the picture. If this doesn't work, you as well can click on the bottom right to enter your personal data manually.

Step 4 - Check your personal data

Thoroughly check if your personal data appearing on the screen is correct. If yes, confirm; if no, it’s crucial to correct the mistakes before confirming.

Confirm personal data pre registration Migraciones Peru
Please check on the Pre registro Migraciones app that your personal data was scanned correctly; if not, correct mistakes before confirming

Step 5 - Scan QR code

Scan the QR code of your boarding pass.

Scan boarding pass - pre registration migraciones peru
Now the Pre Registro Migraciones app asks you to scan the QR code of your boarding pass

Step 6 - Health declaration

Fill in the affidavit of health; the first questions are Covid-related, the last general.

Health declaration and taking a selfie pre registration Migraciones Peru
After answering some health questions (left on the picture), the Pre Registro Migraciones app asks you to take a selfie.

Step 7- Take a selfie

Take a selfie. After that, the app generates a QR code.

QR code automatically generated by the Pre registration Migraciones app
The Pre Registro Migraciones app generates a QR code which you can show the immigration officer at the airport

Be aware that each person should pre-register even minors and that Migraciones asks to do so in the 48h before arrival.


Arriving in Peru

Once arriving at the airport, you were supposed to proceed to the automated passport control machines., where the QR code generated by the app would have been scanned and your passport and face compared to entered data.

However, as of mid-September 2021, the automated passport control machines were out of order and all arriving passengers had to proceed to an immigration counter.

Those who could get the app running and had the generated QR code spent a bit less time at the counter as all their data was already in the system and the immigration officer only needed to scan the QR code and quickly check the passport. On the other hand, those passengers who couldn't get the app to work actually didn't suffer any disadvantage and could clear immigrations conventionally with no problems.

Welcome to Peru!

Obligatory Health Declaration for entering Peru

While not having pre-registered your arrival doesn't pose a problem, presenting the Health Declaration is obligatory. Find here detailed information on how to get it in a few minutes.

As part of the Covid entry regulations everyone - visitor, resident and Peruvian; vaccinated or unvaccinated - who wants to enter Peru is required ...

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  • This commment is unpublished.
    CLuv · 05/09/2021
    The app doesnt work
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      • LimaEasy
      · 05/09/2021
      Yes, a few travelers already reported that they had trouble getting the app downloaded, fill in the spaces, take the picture or get the QR. Really annoying. We personally downloaded the app on iOS and Android and filled in all necessary data; it worked perfectly.

      Anyway, pre-registering your arrival is not (!) obligatory and you won't have any problem with immigration in Peru. If the airline asks for the app, just tell them you can't download it or it doesn't run on your phone; they are aware that some people can't get it to work.


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