- This commment is unpublished.· 25/01/2022@BobbiHello Bobbi,You are in Peru since December 2017? Assuming you got 183 days when entering, you could have stayed until June 2018 and since then have to pay overstay fees:- June 2018 - December 2018: S/ 4.15 per day- January 2019 - December 2019: S/ 4.20 per day- January 2020 - March 16, 2020 when all borders were closed and all international travel was suspended: S/ 4.30 per day- March 17, 2020 - August 19, 2021: nothing as overstay fees were waved due to the state of emergency and travel restrictions- August 20, 2021 - December 2021: S/ 4.40 per day- January 2022 - day you leave (2022): S/. 4.60 per daySo, now using the exact date you entered, the days you got and the date you will leave, you can calculate yourself how much you have to pay. Not knowing your exact dates, you are now at an estimated S/ 3300 - S/ 3500. The good news: your granddaughter doesn't have to pay (see attached screenshot from the Decreto Legislativo 1350, page 16, article 66; as far as I know, this wasn't changed in the updated version Decreto Supremo 002-2021-IN).Usually, the overstay fee is paid when leaving the country at the airport (or border). By the way, you can NOT leave Peru without having paid! After check-in and security check you proceed as everyone else to immigrations. There your overstay fee is calculated and you get a piece of paper with the amount you have to pay. With this, you pay at the Banco de la Nacion branch at the airport, return to immigrations and are free to leave. As this might take a while in your case and the immigration officer you have to deal with knows that you have to catch your flight, it might be wise to be there more than early, giving you enough time to negotiate a reduction of the fees.To avoid having to discuss at the airport you can (at least before Covid could) pay a Migraciones office a visit a week or two before your planned departure, present your case and a flight ticket out of the country, negotiate a "discount" and even discuss if a ban to re-enter the country is really necessary. After having paid at a Banco de la Nacion branch or on pagalo.pe under the Migraciones administrative procedure 00675-Multa Extranjeros - Exceso Permanencia (Por Día) and the concepto Multa Ext.- Exceso Permanencia (por día) UIT 2018 / 2019 / 2020 / 2021 / 2022 you would get a permit to leave.However, you can't show up at Migraciones anymore and nearly everything is done through the Agencia Digital. I'm not sure which tramite is the right one in your case, but assume (!!!!!) it's the "Solicitud de reconsideracion del procedimiento sancionador" under "Solicitudes en general" in the Mesa de Partes virtual. This tramite might be wrong as it's usually used when you already got a fine and request Migraciones to reconsider. But I couldn't find anything that would fit better to your case. Sorry.Anyway, personally, I would try to call Migraciones or use their chat function on the Agencia Digital (bottom right corner) and ask how you best proceed.GreetingsEva
- This commment is unpublished.· 25/01/2022@Sunflower Thank you immensely for all of this information.
- This commment is unpublished.· 25/01/2022@BobbiYour are more than welcome. And if you left Peru would you please share your experience. This might be helpful for others.All the best for you and your granddaugter.Eva
For years it wasn’t possible to extend your tourist visa / "temporary authorization to enter as a tourist" once you entered Peru. This changed in May 2018 and quite a few tourist extended their stay. However, in August 2021 things have changed back; so tourist visa extension aren't possible at the moment anymore .
- Tourist visa extension in Peru, May 2018 to March 2020
- Tourist visa extension in Peru, March 2020 to August 2021
- Tourist visa extension in Peru from August 2021 until today
To understand what's going on with tourist visa extensions in Peru, first some important background information about the situation from May 2018 to March 2020 and from March 2020 to August 2021 and then the current, unpleasant situation since August 2021.
From May 15, 2018 to March 2020, when Covid hit Peru, tourists who got less than the from the 2017 foreigner law allowed 183 days in a 365-day period when entering the country could extend their tourist visa - correctly their "temporary authorization to enter as a tourist" - while in Peru quick and easy online. The procedure was and still is called "Prórroga de Permanencia – PRPL". However, it seemed that the online extension process was only supposed to work for South American nationals according to bi- and multilateral agreements and Migraciones was a bit surprised to find that all nationalities, some with problems, could suddenly extend online.
Back then, the platform to extend a “tourist visa” was embedded in the Migraciones website - where you still, however unfunctional, can find it - and didn’t work properly. While some foreigners could extend without any problems, others got seemingly never-ending error messages from “no data record found”, to “information of the bank receipt not found”, to “requested extension days invalid”. If the problems were just the result of bad programming or that the system supposedly only was intended to work for some nationalities - which makes sense to me and seems plausible as the Banco de la Nacion payment code with which you paid for the extension under "prorroga permanencia" explicitly stated that this option is only for South Americans - we will never know.
Anyway, in June 2019 it got a bit more complicated - welcome to Peru. The Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs quietly published an updated list showing which nationals need a tourist visa from a Peruvian consulate before coming to Peru and which nationals can travel visa-free to Peru and for how long. With this new publication, the general rule to be allowed to stay 183 days in a 365-day period became outdated for most nationalities.
So suddenly and mostly unnoticed, next to Schengen State nationals, many other nationalities including, for example, US and Canadian nationals were only allowed to stay for up to 90 days in a 180-day period. Immigration officers increasingly applied the new regulations from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, giving many nationalities only the for their nationality allowed 90 days upon entry, which resulted in an increasing number of visitors in need of an extension and challenging the system.
Please see our PDF " Visas for Peru by country and allowed length of stay" at the end of this article to find out how long you can stay visa-free in Peru - this PDF is an English translation of the original from the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs which can be found here.
Then, in March 2020, Covid hit Peru, borders and airports were closed from one day to the other and thousands of tourists were stuck in the country for months. The Peruvian government assured all visitors that they can stay in the country, even with an expired "tourist visa" without having to fear any reprisals. As long as Peru is under the State of Emergency “tourist visa” extensions wouldn't be necessary and all overstaying fees would be waved. Additionally, visitors would get a 45-day grace period to leave the country after the State of Emergency is lifted.
Then in mid-2020, Migraciones - back then all offices were still closed - introduced a completely new online platform for Peruvians and foreigners, the Agencia Digital. Since then foreigners can for example change their immigration status (so apply for or change their residence visa), extend their residence visa, apply for different permits (such as the permit to sign contracts), check the status of several procedures, etc. online. One menu point of the Agencia Digital is named “Prórroga de Permanencia”, so the extension of your temporary stay which technically includes the tourist visa / authorization to enter as a tourist.
However, in March 2021 a new law (Supreme Decree 002-2021-IN), which changes the Peruvian foreigner law from 2017, was published, and in July 2021 the new TUPA (Administrative Procedures of the National Superintendency of Migration), which establishes new administrative procedures under the jurisdiction of the National Superintendency of Migration. Both lack any information regarding tourist visa extensions and only establish the rules and regulations for extending "real" temporary visas, such as a temporary student visa or the temporary work visa.
Despite still being in a State of Emergency, in mid-August 2021 Migraciones announced that - with air travel being possible for months now - the grace period for foreigners being in the country on an expired tourist visa /authorization to enter as a tourist is over. Starting August 20, 2021 foreigners who are in the country on an expired tourist visa / authorization to enter as a tourist have to pay the overstay fee of S/ 4.40 (0.1% of an UIT) per day they overstayed when leaving.
Furthermore, it was communicated that at the moment, the "tourist visas" of those that are already in the country are not extended anymore. Those visitors only have the option of leaving Peru or applying for a temporary or permanent residency.
Visitors who entered Peru in or after August 2021 might have noticed that they only got 90 days, which - except for a few nationalities - is now the number of days most foreigners are allowed to stay in Peru on a "tourist visa". See below pdf document "Visas for Peru by country and allowed length of stay - October 2021" in the attachments.
And - at least for the time being - they as well can NOT extend their tourist visa / authorization to enter as a tourist anymore. After their time is up, they have to leave Peru. If overstaying, since January 1, 2022, the fee of S/ 4.60 (0.1% of an UIT) per overstayed day has to be paid when leaving the country.