A Guide to Peruvian Visas

peruvian visa application and types

Peru is a very welcoming country and allows citizens of many countries to visit for touristic and recreational purposes without a visa. But as soon as you are planning to do business in Peru, study, work, settle or retire in the country, Peruvian law stipulates to have the appropriate visa for it.

Peru offers a sometimes quite confusing amount of different visa types. To make the whole Peruvian visa system more transparent and easy to understand for foreigners, we compiled several articles dedicated to the most important and used visas.

In general, Peru distinguishes between temporary visas and resident visas.

Peruvian temporary visas

Temporary visas are intended for short-term stays in Peru. These include:

  • the tourist visa
  • the temporary student visa
  • the volunteer visa
  • the business visa
  • the temporary work visa

Visitors can apply for a temporary visa at a Peruvian embassy or consulate in the country of their residence (in case of the tourist visa, if necessary). If there is no Peruvian diplomatic mission in your country of residence, please read here on how to proceed. A listing of all Peruvian embassies and all Peruvian consulates abroad sorted by continents can be found on the website of the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (don’t miss the little arrows under each section to see more results).

Peruvian resident visas

Resident visas however are for long-term stays in Peru. They include:

  • the work visa
  • the family visa
  • the retirement visa
  • the student visa

The Peruvian diplomatic missions abroad don’t issue residence visa anymore; these must be applied for in Peru. So, visitors planning a longer stay in Peru and being able to meet the requirements for one of the resident visas, enter the country as tourists and then change their immigration status at the Peruvian immigration authority Migraciones.

Important Info - Disclaimer: We from LimaEasy are not the Peruvian immigration authority or a Peruvian embassy or consulate. We publish all information to our best knowledge and should only give you general guidelines of Peruvian procedures. As regulations, requirements and practices can change without prior notice, all information is subject to change! Therefore, we recommend checking the current regulations before your trip to Peru with the nearest Peruvian embassy or consulate!

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Peruvian Tourist Visa

Peruvian Visa Types
When planning a trip to Peru, eventually bureaucratic and visa related matters come to mind. As finding detailed and up-to-date information on this topic can be challenging, we put together compreh...
Part 1

Peruvian Student Visa

Peruvian Visa Types
Foreigners planning to study at a Peruvian educational institution or to do an internship / apprenticeship (without payment!) at a Peruvian company, have to apply for a student visa.
Part 2

Peruvian Volunteer Visa

Peruvian Visa Types
Peru has no specific visa for volunteers. Travelers planning to volunteer in Peru enter the country as tourists and are allowed to volunteer (without payment or receiving any kind of remuneration) ...
Part 3

Business Visa for Peru

Peruvian Visa Types
Nationals of some countries travelling for a short duration to Peru for business related reasons that do not require actual labor work or receiving payment (such as engaging in any sort of internat...
Part 4

Temporary Work Visa for Peru

Peruvian Visa Types
If a foreign company posts one of its employees for a limited period (max. 1 year) to a Peruvian company for professional activities in Peru, the to be posted employee has to apply for a temporary ...
Part 5

Peruvian Work Visa

Peruvian Visa Types
Foreigners who have a correctly signed and valid work contract with a duration of at least 12 months with a Peruvian company that was approved by the Peruvian Labor Ministry can apply for a residen...
Part 6

Peruvian Family Visa

Peruvian Visa Types
Some family members of Peruvian nationals and foreigners with a resident status in Peru have the right to a family union and can apply for a family visa, the so-called "visa familiar de residente"....
Part 7

Peruvian Retirement Visa

Peruvian Visa Types
Retirees and pensioners who receive a state or private pension or other benefits (for example a disability pension) of at least US$ 1000 per month or the equivalent in any other currency can apply ...
Part 8
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