- This commment is unpublished.· 19/11/2022@Michael Hello Michael,yes, no problem to apply a week before your travel, so you have peace of mind.The reason why Migraciones gives this recommendation is that people apply a day or even an hour before they leave and then wonder why their application isn't processed in time.GreetinsEva
Foreigners in Peru who applied for a visa - to be precise who applied for a change of their immigration status (cambio de calidad migratoria) or a change of their visa type (cambio de clase de visa) - as well as those who applied for an extension of their residence visa can only leave the country during the processing time of their application with a special travel permit, the so called Permiso especial de viaje, officially as well known as Autorización de estadía fuera del país.
While for years those that had to or wanted to travel outside Peru during the processing time of their application had to pay the Migraciones office a visit to apply for the permit in person before their travel, in March 2018 the application process was simplified and now can be easily done online.
Requirements for the application of the Travel permit
- Form PA - Autorizaciones y Permisos
- Receipt for paid application fee (S/ 29.90 in 2022; code Migraciones 07562; concept Autorizacion por estadia afuera del pais por treinta (30) dias)
- The approval of your visa application or extension of your resident visa is in process when you want to travel
Be aware that you must apply for the Travel permit before (!!!) leaving the country, otherwise your application is null and void. Migraciones recommends applying 48 - 72h before you travel outside the Peru.
How to apply for the Travel permit
To apply for the permit, first pay the fee of S/ 29.90 for the Migraciones administrative procedure "Formulario PA-Autoriz./Permisos y control migratorio" under code 07562 with "Concepto": Autorizacion por estadia afuera del pais por treinta (30) dias at any Banco de la Nacion branch / ATM or on pagalo.pe.
As you already paid the fees for your visa application or extension, you know how the systems works, otherwise check again in our article "Paying administration charges and processing fees in Peru".
Then open the Migraciones Agencia Virtual. Choose "Extranjero" and enter the data requested. Enter your personal data exactly as in your passport. On the next page in the menu on the left you find under "Permisos" the point "Especial de viaje". Click on it.
Then just follow the steps as indicated; nothing you can do wrong. Always check that all personal data you entered (or was automatically filled in) is 100% correct.
At one point, you end up on a page where all requirements are listed. Click on the little arrows next to each requirement, and certain fields appear depending on the requirement. Just fill in the fields as requested and upload the corresponding document (for example, PDF of your passport (page with your personal data); PDF of your bank receipt; possibly PDF of your flight ticket). Under “Pago por derecho de tramite” you are asked to enter certain information of the bank receipt. If you don't know where to find the requested bank information on your receipt, click on the question mark.
At the end of the process - if everything works smoothly - you get the confirmation of your application with the administration procedure number (tramite no.) and date of application. Download this document and/or print it; keep it safe.
The Travel permit is usually sent to you within 48h.
The Permiso especial de viaje / Autorización de estadía fuera del país is only good for one exit and one re-entry. It is valid for 30 days counted from the departure date you indicated and can’t be extended. If you stay outside the country longer, the application of your visa or visa extension is canceled.