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Travel Permit (Permiso Especial de Viaje / Autorización de Estadía fuera del País - AEP)

Travel Permit (Permiso Especial de Viaje / Autorización de Estadía fuera del País - AEP)

Foreigners leaving Peru during the approval process of their visa (extension) need a special travel permit

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
  • Passport
  • 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".

All administration charges, processing fees and fines government agencies, public authorities and entities levy in Peru have to be paid at the Banc...

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.

 

 

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    John · 06/12/2022
    Update:  I received the notification letter from Migraciones that my change of migratory status (rentista visa) has been approved.  Since this is my first time having a CE, I need to go to have my biometrics taken for the card (photo, etc.), however, I am unable to schedule an appointment for this procedure until end of January.  

    I need to leave Peru in a few weeks for Christmas (will be gone <30 days).  Do I still need to request the special travel permission or since my resident visa applicaiton is no longer in review and has been approved, can I just show the immigration officer at the airport a copy of said letter? 

    Alternatively, is it possibly to simply show up at the biometrical office w/out an appointment as so long as I bring this approval letter?  Of course, the Agencia Digital portal won't let you modify your cita fecha online (not to mention there are zero available appointments in December to begin with).  What do you think?
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 06/12/2022
      @John Hello John,

      As the process for getting your residence visa and carné isn’t completed and you still don’t have your carné, yes you have to get the travel permit to leave the country which is only valid for a max of 30 days. And no, I doubt that the immigration officer is happy with just the approval letter as you must show your carné together with your passport when leaving Peru.

      So, you haven’t made the biometric appointment right after your application? Hmm … at least in Lima you can’t just show up at Migraciones to get your biometrical data taken. They won’t let you enter without an appointment. If you are in the provinces, you might have a chance, but there you can get an appointment at some Migraciones offices in a few days anyway.

      Greetings
      Eva
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      John · 06/12/2022
      @Sunflower I made the biometric appointment before my visa application was approved (and even then only appointments towards the very end of January were available in Lima on the digital platform).  

      However, now that my visa has been approved do I have any sort of privileges or priority to "fast track" or expedite my biometric appointment any sooner?  

      It seems you should be allowed to get your biometics done earlier once you have been approved by the government.

      Also, my legal status as a 90 day tourist is frozen in time until I actually pick up the physical carne card and close out the entire process, correct?
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 06/12/2022
      @John
      Sorry John, no privileges. You have your appointment and that's it.

      And yes, your tourist status is as you said "frozen", even though now you aren't a tourist anymore as your residence visa is approved. But you still need your carné to finish the process.

      All the best
      Eva
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    John · 01/12/2022
    Hello, I am trying to request the special permit to travel in the Migraciones Agencia virtual portal and it is asking for these three specific pieces of information in order to proceed:

    -numero expediente 
    -fecha de publicacion
    -codigo de verificacion

    I was under the impression that you can pay the fee on pagalo.pe and then simply enter the corresponding info from the "constancia de pago de tasas" (banc de la nacion receipt that has all the payment confirmation data) but the information Migraciones Agencia is asking for seems different.  Did something change?  I don't see the verbiage "numero expediente" "fecha de publicacion" or "codigo de verificacion" anywhere on the standard pagalo payment receipt.  Are we talking about the same thing?
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 01/12/2022
      @John
      Hello John,

      the travel permit is needed when you have or want to leave Peru while your visa application or extension is still in process.

      The numero de expediente etc. don't have anything to do with your pagalo / bank receipt. That's the file number and date of your visa application. So, you should check on the confirmation of your application to find the necessary information.

      Greetings
      Eva
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      John · 01/12/2022
      @Sunflower I have the file (tramite/expediente) number and date of visa application but was never provided a "codigo de verificacion."  How, where, and from whom can I request this key information?
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 01/12/2022
      @John
      Hello John,

      I never heard that you have to fill in a "codigo de verificación". Unfortunately, I don't have access to this part of the Agencia, so never have seen the fields you have to fill in and can't check myself.

      Is this codigo part of the information you have to enter from bank receipt? Or is somewhere on your application confirmation another code that might belong there? Or have to tried to leave it blank (this works, for example, when you have to fill in the questionnaire and are asked for a codigo preregistro?

      Sorry, I really don't know.

      Eva
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    Michael · 19/11/2022
    If Migraciones recommends applying 48 - 72h before travel, can we still apply, say, a week in advance_
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 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.

      Greetins
      Eva
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    Kat · 26/10/2022
    Hi, you are doing great job here, best and clearest info I've found so far :)
    I have 2 questions:
    2)working visas-temporary working visa is valid only for a time of a contact (for ex. trial contract of 3 months) or
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 26/10/2022
      @Kat Hello Kat,

      Thank you for your nice words. Always great to hear that the info here on LimaEasy is helpful.

      If you have a work contract with a duration of at least 12 months, you get a resident work visa (trabajador dependiente) which is valid for one year and then can be extended.

      If you have a work contract with a duration of less than 12 months, you get a temporary work visa, which usually is valid only for the duration of the contract. So, in case you have a trial contract with a duration of three months, the temporary work visa usually is issued only for these three months. It can be extended or, if after the trial period you get a work contract with a duration of 12 months or more, you can apply for a resident work visa.

      Not sure what your second question is (the rest of your message seems to be “compromised” and was automatically blocked by our system).

      So, if you have more questions, please get back to me or check out our Work Visa article where you find lots of general information about the different work visas, requirements, and a step-by-step guide on how to apply.

      Greetings
      Eva
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    Michael · 16/10/2022
    I'm thinking about visiting home for Christmas.  Having timed everything out, I believe my visa application will be processed around Christmas time; I don't think I'll have my visa before then.  So, two questions:

    1) In theory, as far as we know, is it possible to be given the "Autorizacion por estadia afuera" wanting to leave the country for almost any reason?  Or does it need to be something like a sudden illness or family problem?
    2) Again, in theory, is it possible to be denied the authorization / permission to leave the country, in which case it's risky to buy a ticket hoping that I'll indeed be allowed to leave the country?
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 17/10/2022
      @Michael Hello Michael,

      Peru has different subtypes of the “Autorización de Estadía fuera del País” with slightly different requirements. If your resident visa application is still in process, and you need or want to leave the country, you have to apply for the travel permit that allows you to be outside Peru for a maximum of 30 days.

      In this case, according to the current regulation Supreme Decree 002-2021-IN (page 21, article 67.2.1) and the current TUPA (page 25) you only have to apply for the authorization before (!) leaving the country, pay the fee, have a valid passport and travel ticket showing your travel dates. You usually do not have to give a reason for your travels.

      2) In theory, yes, Migraciones could deny your authorization to leave the country (as they could deny your resident visa application; or could at any time ask for other documents). But in practice, I never heard that anyone who applied properly for the Autorización de estadía fuera del país because his resident visa application was still in process, was denied.

      Greetings
      Eva
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    Emanuele · 13/10/2022
    Hi, I have submitted my travel permit with the pagalo details, but it produced an 'error de servidor'. I then tried to repeat it again and it said that my payment voucher had already been used, so I am not sure if it accepted my payment.

    Do you know if you are normally meant to get a confirmation email? Is there anyway to try and get support, or submit the application via a different route?
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 13/10/2022
      @Emanuele Hello Emanuele,

      Things change constantly, but as far as I know, you should have gotten a confirmation with a tramite number. In my opinion, you now have three options:

      If you aren’t under time pressure, wait a day or two and see if they send you the travel permit.

      Or, which most probably is the better option, get in contact with Migraciones (phone 200-1000 or use the chat on the Agencia Digital) and ask if your application went through or not. If yes, great, just wait. If not, you have to pay and apply again. but can request a refund of your first payment later.

      Or, if you don’t have enough time anymore before leaving or can’t reach Migraciones, pay the fee again, wait a few hours until the payment is processed and then apply for the permit again. As above, if the first application didn’t go through, you can request a refund of your first payment. If it went through, you might end up with two travel permits which you both have to pay.

      And no, you have to apply for the travel permit on the Agencia Digital, no other way. Sorry.

      Greetings
      Eva
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    Victor · 23/08/2022
    I have filed my application for a student visa, but I was given 60 days on entry last time. I will be late by at least a month when I leave for 3 weeks starting October 12th. Is this travel permit permissible if I'm late when leaving? 
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 23/08/2022
      @Victor Hello Victor,

      Did I understand correctly that you entered as a tourist, were given 60 days and then within the 60 days applied for a temporary or resident student visa (officially you applied for a cambio de caldidad migratoria)?

      If so, you don’t have to worry. On the day you applied on the Agencia Digital for your student visa and received the confirmation of your application, time stops, the days aren’t counted further, and even though you are in the country longer than the 60 days you got, you are legally in Peru until your visa application is either approved or denied. So, when you leave you are not late, your visa application is just still in process.

      And exactly in these cases, so when the approval of your temporary or resident student visa is still in process but you have to leave Peru, you need to apply for this Travel Permit otherwise your visa application is null and void.

      So, in case by October 7 or so your visa still wasn’t approved, yes, you should apply for the travel permit, so you can leave for the three weeks without losing any progress on your application.

      Greetings
      Eva
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    Dario · 11/04/2022
    Will they let me leave Peru if I get the travel permit but my carnet de extranjeria is expired? My passport is still valid by the way
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 11/04/2022
      @Dario Hello Dario,

      you only get the travel permit, if you applied for the extension of your resident visa or for a new carné (two different things!) and your application is in process, but you need to travel during the processing time. So, if your visa/carné is expired, you applied for an extension and are waiting for the approval, only then can you apply for the travel permit to leave the country.

      If you haven't applied for an extension yet and your resident visa or carné is expired, you can leave Peru. However, you will lose your residency and you might be asked to pay a fine for not extending your residency on time; in 2022, the fine is S/ 46 per day since your residency expired.

      In case your residency is expired for some time, then it's getting really expensive. So, personally, I would contact Migraciones and see if there are any options to leave the country without paying or to try arranging a deal.

      Greetings
      Eva
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    Hatim · 08/02/2022
    Will the travel permit be enough for me to board on my return flight to Peru or do I need to apply for another visa as well?
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 08/02/2022
      @Hatim
      Hello Hatim,

      I don't really understand your question. Do you have to leave Peru during the processing time of your resident visa application or the extension of your resident visa?

      If you are already a resident and are in the process of getting the extension, then you still have your valid carné and can additionally to the travel permit, if necessary, show a copy of your tramite. This should be sufficient to be let on the plane.

      If you are in the process of applying for a resident visa for the first time, you actually have nothing to show except the travel permit and your tramite. So, while I highly advise against leaving the country during that time, I don't know what the airline will make of it. Personally, I think the travel permit should be enough, but to make sure I would ask the airline you are flying back to Peru what you have to expect when checking in and if the document is enough to board the plane. Re-entering Peru surely isn't a problem.

      And no, you can't apply for another visa while applying for a resident visa.

      Greetings
      Eva
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      Hatim · 08/02/2022
      @Sunflower Thank you Eva!

      Yes I am in the process of applying for a resident visa for the first time. I have to leave Peru for an emergency in my country. I would have preferred not to as you mentioned... But I need to leave. I'm coming back after 28 days so that should be fine to re-enter here with the permit. My question was if the permit is accepted as a valid document to board the plane when I'm coming back, just like a visa would be.
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 08/02/2022
      @Hatim This is a question you should ask the airline, as they are the only ones who can answer it according to their policies. I personally think (!!!), yes the travel permit should be enough, but who knows. Better have something in writing from the airline so in case they give you trouble when you are checking in just with your travel permit, you can show something from the airline as well. 

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