Legal Stuff & "Red Tape" - Peru

Important information and guidelines for visitors and residents of Peru.

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After having closed all borders and having suspended all international and national travel by air, land, sea and river at the beginning of the pandemic in mid-March 2020, in October of last year tr...
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 counte...
As part of the Covid entry regulations everyone - visitor, resident and Peruvian; vaccinated or unvaccinated - who wants to enter Peru is required to present a Health Affidavit and Geolocation Auth...
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 sta...
When travelling to a foreign country it’s always a good idea to know which items you can take with no problems, and which ones you better leave at home because restrictions or bans apply in the cou...
Foreign visitors, who entered Peru as tourists or temporary visa holders such as temporary students, have to apply for a special permit called “Permiso especial para firmar contratos (PEFC)” at the...
All foreigners must present the Ficha de Canje Internacional to Migraciones when changing their immigration status – either from a temporary visa or temporary authorization (for example tourist) to...
Foreigners in Peru who applied for a visa - correctly 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) - ...
Visitors who come to Peru as tourists or on any other short-term temporary visa can drive with their national driver’s license in Peru for up to 183 days. To be prepared for all eventualities it is...
Foreigners, who have lived or are still living in Peru, as well as Peruvians quite often have to provide a police clearance certificate or a criminal background check for example when applying for ...
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National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History - Lima, Peru.mp4

National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History - Lima, Peru.mp4

Founded in April 1826, the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru (MNAAHP) is Peru's oldest state museum. On display is a wide range of perfectly preserved pre-Hispanic ceramics, textiles, metals, organic materials and lithic's. Objects of historic-artistic value are exhibited. The documentary, photographic and bibliographic collections tell...
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02 July 2021

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    Peruvian Economy

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    The Jeweled Frog and the Condor

    By a quiet pond, at the side of a cloud-topped mountain in Peru, lived a small green frog and his large green family.…
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    History of Peruvian Archaeology

    The story of the origins and development of Peruvian archaeology begins with the earliest Spanish contact in 1524, and…
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    The colorful Fabrics and Textiles of Peru

    Europe’s first knowledge of Peruvian textiles was acquired following the Spanish invasion of Peru in 1532, when the…
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    Francisco Pizarro González (1474-1541)

    Francisco Pizarro, a peasant from Spain, was one of the least well-equipped conquerors in history. However, in the name…