- This commment is unpublished.· 20/08/2022@John Hello John,
Thank you so much for your nice words.
Even though Peruvians are extremely strict with the slightest discrepancy in names, I personally think you shouldn’t have a problem as you are entering as tourists and your wife’s maiden name is still part of her married name.
If you want to make sure that there is no rude awakening at the check-in counter where the passport and vaccination certificate might be checked as well, best ask the airline what they have to say about it.
Have a great trip to 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't 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.
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.
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.
Step 5 - Scan QR code
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.
Step 7- Take a selfie
Take a selfie. After that, the app generates a QR code.
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.