Legal Stuff & "Red Tape" - Peru

Fighting your way through the bureaucratic jungle of a foreign country, being aware of important rules and regulations or even laws and knowing how certain things work or are done can be challenging, especially here in Peru.

Our “Legal Stuff” section gives visitors and (newly) residents of Peru important information on the most common topics and hopefully helpful guidelines for the most often needed procedures.

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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, since October 2020 traveli...
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; adult and child; vaccinated or unvaccinated - who wants to enter Peru is required to present a Health Affidavit and...
As Peru doesn’t stamp your passport anymore when entering the country and doesn’t give you anything in writing showing how long you can stay as tourist, many travelers, especially those wanting to ...
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...
All administration charges and processing fees government agencies, public authorities and entities levy in Peru have to be paid at the Banco de la Nacion.
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...
One of the requirements to apply for a resident visa in Peru or to change your visa type, for example from a work visa to a permanent resident visa, are the “Antecedentes policiales, penales y judi...
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...
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