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 comprehensive information and advice on all Peruvian tourist visa issues that might pop up.
Nationals of some countries need a tourist visa and have to apply for it at a Peruvian consulate before coming to Peru; see PDF under attachments at the end of this really long article to find out if you have to apply for a tourist visa.
Nationals of other countries can travel visa-free to Peru and receive a "temporary authorization to enter and stay as a tourist for a certain time" (nothing more than an entry stamp and an entry in the Migraciones database) at the Peruvian border or airport upon entry.
Most nationalities that can travel visa-free to Peru are allowed to stay up to 90 days in a 180-day period for touristic, recreational or health purposes (see attached PDF at the end of this really long article to find out if you can enter Peru visa-free and how long you can stay).
Peruvian tourist visas / "temporary authorizations" are single entry.
All visitors coming to Peru need a passport with at least 2 free pages in the visa section that is valid for at least another 6 months upon arrival.
As in nearly all countries around the globe, foreigners are not allowed to work or receive a remuneration for any kind of professional activity while being in Peru on a tourist visa / temporary authorization to enter as a tourist.
Tourists can only sign legally binding documents (work contract, sworn statement needed, for example, for changing your immigration status, car or apartment purchase, marriage license, ...) with a so called "Permiso para firmar contratos".
Extensions of tourist visas / authorizations to enter as a tourist aren't possible
Do I need a visa to enter Peru as a tourist?
Peru is a very welcoming country that signed agreements with many countries, allowing the citizens to travel visa-free to Peru for tourism. Citizens of below mentioned countries do not have to apply for a tourist visa at a Peruvian embassy or consulate before coming to the county. They only need a passport with at least 2 free pages in the visa section that is valid for at least another 6 months upon arrival to get a “temporary authorization to enter and stay as a tourist for a certain time” (sounds great, but today is just an entry in the Migraciones datatbase and a stamp in your passport) directly at the immigration control at the airport or border. For a more detailed listing, please have a look at our PDF "Visas for Peru by country and allowed length of stay" at the end of this very long article for clarification.
Following nationals do not need a tourist visa for Peru
South America: Citizens of all South American countries except Venezuela
Central America: Citizens of most Central American countries (exception Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti and Nicaragua)
North America: Citizens of the United States, Canada and Mexico
Europe: Citizens of all countries within the European Union and Switzerland
Africa: Citizens of South Africa
Asia: Citizens of Brunei, Indonesia, Israel, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand; partly citizens of China and India: according to a supreme decree from September 2016 Chinese citizens and according to a supreme decree from March 2017 Indian citizens with a permanent residency or a visa with a validity of at least 6 months for the USA, Canada, any country belonging to the Schengen area, UK or Australia can travel to Peru visa-free; other Chinese and Indian nationals still have to apply for a tourist visa at a Peruvian embassy or consulate!
Oceania: Citizens of Australia and New Zealand
How and where to apply for a Peruvian tourist visa
As already mentioned above, citizens of some countries need a visa even for touristic and recreational purposes (please have a look at our PDF "Visas for Peru by country and allowed length of stay" at the end of this very long article for clarification.). As Peru doesn’t offer online visa applications, these nationals have to apply for a tourist visa at a Peruvian diplomatic mission that has jurisdiction over their domicile or country of residence.
Requirements for the tourist visa application at a Peruvian Consulate
Required documents to apply for a tourist visa include, but may not be restricted to:
Hotel reservation, tourist package reservation or invitation letter
Proof of sufficient funds
Proof of legal residency in the area or country under the consulates jurisdiction
Receipt for paid application fee
Please be aware that the consulate, where you apply, will invite you to a personal interview.
On the website of the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (RREE) you find a world map showing all Peruvian consulates abroad. Just click on a marker and the address, phone number, e-mail and - if available - website of the consulate appears.
There is no Peruvian embassy or consulate in my country. Where do I apply?
Especially in Africa and Asia, where the residents of most countries still have to apply for a tourist visa, Peruvian consulates are scarce, website aren’t up-to-date and e-mails often aren't answered. So, finding the correct consulate, getting information and applying for the visa can be quite a challenge. The Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs unfortunately doesn't consistently publish which consulates have jurisdiction over which regions / countries. Therefore, if there is no Peruvian consulate in your country of residence, the only way to find out where and how to apply for a visa is by getting in contact with the nearest Peruvian diplomatic mission (which sometimes isn’t near at all) and ask if they are in charge or know who is.
How long can I stay in Peru as a tourist?
In March 2017, a new Peruvian Immigration Law (Decreto Legislativo 1350) went into effect, allowing tourists who can travel visa-free to Peru for touristic, recreational or health purposes to stay for a maximum of 183 days within a 365-day period. Shortly afterwards, the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs excluded Schengen States nationals from this general rule, allowing them only to stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. Then, in June 2019, a new publication of the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (RREE) eliminated the general 183 days in a 365-day period granted by the immigration law for most nationalities.
Today, most nationalities who don’t have to apply for a tourist visa before coming to Peru are only allowed up to 90 days in a 180-day period; the 180-day period isn't per half year from January to June or July to December but calculated from your first entry.
Brazilian, Chilean, and Mexican nationals as well as those Chinese and Indian passport holders with a permanent residency or a visa with a validity of at least 6 months for the USA, Canada, any country belonging to the Schengen area, UK or Australia, who are still allowed visa-free up to 180 days should know that Peruvian immigration often only gives them 90 days as well.
In case you have to apply for a tourist visa before coming to Peru, it’s up to the consulate to decide the number of days you can visit the country. Be aware that even if the consulate issued a 180-day tourist visa, often immigration officers still only give you 90 days when you enter.
While you generally can expect to get the full days allowed (if you haven’t overstayed your welcome before excessively or if you haven’t been in Peru before and now try to re-enter the country before your 180-day period is over), you should be aware that you aren't entitled to getting the full 90 (or 180) days. As everywhere around the globe, it’s at the discretion of the immigration officer if he or she lets you enter at all and how many days you are allowed to stay.
Please see our PDF " Visas for Peru by country and allowed length of stay" at the end of this very long article to find out if you need a visa to enter Peru or if you can travel visa-free and how long you can stay - this PDF is an English translation of the original from the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs which can be found here.
With the introduction of the new Immigration Law in 2017 and progressive digitalization entering Peru today is a quite easy, seemingly organized and at least for now quick process.
After a complete shutdown, Peru re-opened the country for international air travel in October 2020. Land borders only re-opened in mid-February 2022.
Finally, on November 1, 2022, the State of Emergency in Peru was lifted and all Covid entry requirements as well as all other regulations and restrictions that were in place to avoid the spreading of Covid were repealed.
So, entering Peru is back to "normal" again and you just need your passport with at least 2 free pages in the visa section that is valid for at least another 6 months upon arrival and, if you have to apply for a tourist visa before coming to Peru, your visa stamp.
If you want and get the system to work, you can pre-register your arrival in Peru on an app. You can find detailed information about the app as well as how to register in our article “Pre-Registration at Peruvian Immigration before arrival”.
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 trave...
The pre-registration is not obligatory and the app often doesn't work properly. So, you won't have any problems coming to Peru without having pre-registered.
After leaving the plane (or at the border), just follow the flow to the immigration control; note: as of September 2022, the automated passport control machines at Lima’s airport that those visitors who pre-registered their arrival were supposed to use, are still out of order, so everyone has to proceed to the immigration counters. But, according to news reports, the automated passport control machines are supposed to be put into operation at the beginning of 2023.
At immigration control just present your passport (which should have at least 2 free pages in the visa section and must be valid for at least another 6 months upon arrival) and, if you have pre-registered, the by the app generated QR code. As part of Corona hygiene measures, stamping of passports was eliminated in 2020, however, since May 2022 you get an entry stamp in your passport again, on which the number of days you are allowed to stay in the country as a tourist is written. And while for years you got a little white card, the TAM, today your visit as a tourist is just an entry in the Migraciones database, called TAM virtual.
If you later want to check which personal data is registered, how many days you were given when you entered the country or if for whatever reason you need to prove when you entered or left Peru, you can retrieve your Tam Virtual on the Migraciones website or the Agencia Digital. Find more information on how it's done in our article "How many days did I get when entering Peru?"
While during the height of the Corona pandemic Peruvian immigration officers didn't stamp passports when entering the country, since May 2022 all f...
Once you are finished at the immigration counter, proceed to the baggage carousel and claim your luggage.
Since June 2022, the good old customs declaration form has served its time and was replaced by the App "Bienvenido al Perú" which is available on iOS and Android and in short details which items have or haven’t to be declared. So, if you have something to declare, download the App, fill in required fields and once in Peru proceed to the customs counters at your point of entry.
Peruvian customs urges travelers to know and comply with Peruvian customs regulations. So, it's up to you to inform yourself. Our article “What you can & can’t bring into Peru” helps with this.
When travelling to a foreign country it’s always a good idea to know which items you can bring with no problems, and which ones you better leave at...
If you have nothing to declare, you don’t have to do anything. Clear immigration, get your luggage and proceed to the exit.
If you have something to declare, download the App "Bienvenido al Perú", follow the instructions and fill in the form within 48h prior to your arrival in Peru. Once in Peru, proceed to the customs counters at your point of entry.
If you carry more than US$ 10,000, download the App "Bienvenido al Perú", follow the instructions and fill in the form within 48h prior to your arrival in Peru. Once in Peru, proceed to the customs counters at your point of entry.
We highly recommend to be honest, as failing to declare taxable or dutiable items can result in fines of 50% of the custom value of the items if caught; failing to declare currency over US$ 10,000 results in a 30% fine on the amount you carry with you.
Before you can leave the airport, you and your luggage are scanned and you might be asked to follow an official for a thorough check of your luggage.
You made it! Welcome to Peru!
How many days did I get?
After not stamping passports during peak Corona times, since May 2022, tourists entering the country finally get an entry stamp again, making it easy to check how long you can stay in Peru. Just flick through the pages of your passport and find the entry stamp.
In the middle of it, you see the date you entered Peru, above the number of days you are allowed to stay and below the immigration control post where you entered. So, by adding the number of days written there to your entry date, you know exactly by which date you have to leave Peru or, if you stay longer than that, from which day on you have to pay the overstay fine.
In case the stamp is, for example, smeared or you just can’t decipher the number of days, check out our article “How many days did I get when entering Peru?” which not only explains in detail the legal backgrounds but also gives you other options to check how many days you were given.
For years, it wasn’t possible to extend your tourist visa / (for those who can travel visa free to Peru) once you entered Peru) temporary authoriza...
Expired Peruvian tourist visa
Like in any other country, we recommend respecting the rules and regulations here in Peru, including the time you are allowed to stay in the country as a tourist.
However, if you overstayed your tourist visa or, if you can travel visa-free to Peru, your authorization to enter and stay as a tourist (which today is just an entry in a database) a few days, weeks or even months - at least for now - you rarely have to fear extreme consequences. When leaving Peru you just have to pay a fine of S/ 4.95 (2023, 0.1% of an UIT) per day you overstayed. The fee can be paid at a small counter before passing immigrations at the airport, at larger borders, on pagalo.pe, Peru's online payment platform, or at a branch of the Banco de la Nacion.
In our article "Peruvian Overstay fine for tourists" we explain the process in detail.
Tourists who stayed longer than the number of days they were given when they entered Peru must pay a fine when leaving the country. While this usua...
Once the fine is paid, you can usually leave Peru with no reprisals.
Those having excessively overstayed their welcome (we are talking about many months or even years), however, might be additionally sanctioned with a re-entry ban for a certain time.
Between 2008 and 2017, border hopping was an easy and popular way to “renew” your tourist visa. Back then, the Peruvian foreigner law stated that visitors can enter Peru for touristic, recreational, or health purposes for 183 days. It however didn't mention if the 183 days were per year or per visit. So, many foreigners used this little gap in the old Peruvian immigration law to live in the country on a tourist visa. As soon as their visa was about to expire, they just crossed the border, stayed 5 minutes, a day or two, in one of Peru’s neighboring countries and returned asking immigrations for another 183 days. For years, this worked absolutely fine.
After the introduction of the new foreigner law (Decreto Legislativo 1350) which rectified the loophole in 2017 and the reduction of the time most nationalities can stay visa-free in Peru two years later, Peruvian border officials got stricter and increasingly applied the new rules giving foreigners only the back then allowed 90 or 183 days in a 180 days or 365 days period and didn’t let border-hoppers re-enter (or only for a few days) when they already stayed the maximum allowed time as visitor in the country.
Then in March 2020, Covid hit the country, borders were closed and Migraciones worked hard on digitalizing certain processes and procedures. Now, all entries and exits are saved in the Migraciones database and can be retrieved at all control points.
Since August 2021, travelers, who already stayed their allowed 90 days in a 180-day period, reported that when trying to re-enter the country at Lima’s airport before their 180-day period was over, that they were scolded and only given anything between 3 and 30 days. And according to reports from travelers who tried to re-enter Peru at a land border after already having stayed their 90 days, immigrations often only gave a few days up to a month. Others reported that they still got the full 90 days, however only if they haven't already stayed the max of 183 days in a year.
Nevertheless, it seems that the times of border-hopping are over and foreigners wanting to stay longer in Peru should work on getting a "real" temporary visa (for example, a temporary work visa or a temporary student visa) or a residence visa.
Do I need a return ticket when travelling to Peru?
Peruvian law requires that foreign visitors need a return or onward passage out of the country if they aren't residents, proving that they leave the country when the visa or temporary authorization to enter expires. But the law doesn't state that this return or onward passage must be an airline ticket; it could be anything proving that you leave Peru when the time comes.
When entering the country, Peruvian immigration officials hardly ever ask to see this proof. The ones executing above regulations are usually the airlines. As they could be held responsible and have to fly you back, if denied entry to Peru, most airlines require a return or onward flight ticket to even let you check-in for your flight to Peru.
So, if you plan to come to Peru on a one-way ticket, it’s best to check the requirements of your carrier. Some insist on a flight ticket showing that you leave the country, others accept a reservation for a return flight, a few are happy with a bus ticket and there are as well airlines that let you fly with just a one-way ticket.
If your airline requests a return or onward ticket, you could always make a reservation for one, print the confirmation, and then depending on the agency, you either don't pay it and let it expire or cancel it within a certain time. Other options include buying a fully refundable ticket or more affordable "renting" a ticket.
Can I work in Peru when on a tourist visa?
A Peruvian tourist visa / temporary authorization for tourists allows entry for touristic, recreational, or health purposes only. Even though there are quite a few foreigners working on a tourist visa in Peru, Peruvian law explicitly prohibits to work or to receive a remuneration for any kind of professional activity while visiting Peru as a tourist.
Can I study or do an internship in Peru on a tourist visa?
Generally no, sometimes yes.
For more information, please have a look at our detailed article "Peruvian Student Visa".
Foreigners planning to study at a Peruvian educational institution or to do an internship / apprenticeship (without payment!) at a Peruvian company...
Can I sign legally binding documents in Peru when on a tourist visa?
Before signing a legally binding document (work contract, sworn statements, car or apartment purchase, marriage license, ...) tourists have to apply for a so called "Permiso para firmar contratos". Our article "Permit to sign contracts" explains in detail how it works and what you have to do.
assuming you are a US passport holder, I don't see any reason to worry or any complications. You can enter both Peru and Ecuador as a tourist visa-free.
You can stay in Peru for up to 90 days in a 180-day period and a max of 183 days per year as a tourist, and I think in Ecuador up to 90 days in a year. If you don't plan to exceed these amount of days and there is nothing I'm not aware of you are fine.
Additionally, both countries eliminated all Covid entry requirements last year.
I entered Peru for the first time a month ago, I hold a New Zealand passport, on my entry stamp it says 90 days, now I need to enter Ecuador for a few days and back again for business matter. My question is can I enter normally since I used only 30 days from my 90 days in 180 rule or since the visa officer wrote 90 days on my visa it's counted as using them although I stayed only 1 month?
when you entered Peru the immigration officer gave you 90 days. So, you are allowed to be in the country for 3 months starting from the day you first came to Peru. In case you leave before these 90 days are over, your “authorization to stay as a tourist” (nothing more than the entry stamp in your passport and an entry in the Migraciones database) is canceled and the remaining days expire.
When you re-enter the country, you will get a new “authorization to stay as a tourist”. And it’s at the discretion of the immigration officer how many days he/she gives you. As you are allowed up to 90 days in a 180-day period and only stayed 30 of it, you should get at least the remaining 60 days or as you haven’t stayed the full 183 days per year perhaps even another 90 days; or just 30 days or whatever the immigration officer gives you, nobody can tell you. Be aware you don’t have the right to get the remaining 60 days or any number of days; it’s completely up to the immigration officer.
the pre-registration, which doesn't really work for most visitors at the moment, has nothing to do with a visa obligation of some foreign nationals.
So, yes, Nigerian passport holders must apply for a tourist visa at a Peruvian consulate before coming to Peru. As there is no Peruvian consulate in Nigeria, you must apply at the Peruvian consulate in Accra, Ghana.
I am a US citizen who has been to Peru five times, starting on December 11th, 2021. I have a girlfriend in Lima, and I lived at her house for six months this past year. I went to Peru initially from December 11-22nd, then again from December 28th- March 3rd, from April 28th- June 25th, from August 15-September 15th, and from October 26th- November 4th. Every time I went to Peru, I was given 90 days almost every time and never had to pay an overstaying fine because I didn't stay past 183 days in a year. However, the 5th time I was in Peru,(from October 26-November 4th), the immigration officer asked me how long I will be in Peru for and I said 10 days and he gave me 52 days, which was a weird number. We are in Chile right now waiting until December 12th to enter Peru again because we think I will be given more time when I enter Peru and because I am only allowed to stay in Peru up to 183 days in a 365-day time period for a US citizen. I am looking to try to purchase a plane ticket out of Peru in March on my 89th day in Peru (if they give me another 90 days). Do you think they will give me another 90 days since my 365-day time period is up? Again I have never paid an overstaying fine because I never overstayed, and I stay at my girlfriend's house and give them the exact same address every time. Thank you so much for your time!
Also, one last thing, every time Peruvians officially have stamped my passport, it has always been vertically. However, this last time the official stamped it horizontally, and I don't know if this means anything. Thanks again!
Adding all your stays from December 11, 2021, when you first entered until November 4, 2022, when you left for the last time, you’ve been in Peru for 174 days; so, you are well in the max allowed time of 183 days per year. On December 12, 2022, a new 365-day period should begin, and you should be able to get up to 90 days when you re-enter Peru.
But, be aware that you do not have a right to get the full 90 days when you enter the country; it’s always at the discretion of the immigration officer you have to face, how many days he/she allows you to stay. At any time, for whatever reason, the immigration officer could give you only 10 days or 30 or whatever number he thinks appropriate. There is no guarantee.
Additionally, even though you never overstayed, many entries and exits may raise suspicions and you might be questioned about it.
And no, I never heard that the placement of the entry stamp is some sort of secret message, but it could, of course, be. Nevertheless, you haven’t overstayed your max time per year in Peru and as a new 365-day period starts for you on December 12, you can re-enter; the question is how many days the immigration officer will give you. Something I can’t predict.
I am a US Citizen and I traveled the first time to Peru for myself on June 23rd and returned to the US om July 2nd, I am planning on doing a trip to visit my girlfriends parents in just a couple days, I was given 90 days upon entry. I seem to of calculated the difference of 143 days. Will I have any issue coming back into Peru? I just found this article and wasn't aware of this.
Not sure what you weren’t aware of. Anyway, US passport holder can stay in Peru as a tourist for up to 90 days in a 180-day period (so three months in half a year) and a max of 183 days in a year.
You entered on June 23 and left on July 2; that’s only 9 days. Your 180 day-period ends on December 20, but you have up to 81 days (90-9) left that you are allowed until December 20 (not sure how you ended up with a difference of 143 days).
So, yes, you shouldn’t have a problem returning to Peru in a couple of days, but be aware that the number of days you are given when you (re-)enter is always at the discretion of the immigration officer. He can give you any number of days he feels comfortable with, so just 30 days, for example, or the remaining 81 days or the full 90 days. You surely won’t get more than that.
I had visited Peru from July 13 to September 2, so about 52 days. I was given 90 days upon entry. I want to visit again from December 10 to January 29, so another 50 days. The 180 day time period would reset January 9, but I still had 38 days on the original 90 days granted.
if you haven't stayed before your July trip as tourist in Peru, I think you shouldn't have any problems entering Peru and even getting another 90 days as you haven't used the max of 183 days in a year.
So, no, under normal circumstances you won't have any issues. But as everywhere around the globe, it's always at the discretion of the immigration officer how many days he/she is allowing you to stay.
As a US passport holder, you can stay in Peru up to 90 days in a 180-day period and max 183 days in a year.
You just have been in Peru 35 days in December / January, 15 days in May and 34 days in August / September; together 84 days in over 9 months, until December, when you plan to re-enter, in over 11 months.
So, when you return in December you shouldn’t have any problems entering and getting the full 90 days. But be aware that it’s always up to the immigration officer how many days he/she is giving you. And just in case the immigration officer questions why you entered so often, just tell him/her about your “Peruvian princess” that you are about to marry, which should end all further un-called-for questions.
I don’t understand what advice you are looking for and what your plans are.
Do you want to move to Peru now? Or when you retire in a few years?
If you are planning to move to Peru when you retire, your best option is to apply for a rentista residente visa. You find more information about this resident visa, including requirements and how to apply in our article “Peruvian retirement visa”.
If you want to move to Peru now, depending on your circumstances, getting a proper resident visa might be difficult. As a tourist, you can only stay in Peru up to 90 days in a 180-day period; so, max 3 months in Peru and then at least 3 months out of Peru. Not really an option for a long-term stay.
Since March 2017, Peru offers the so-called "independent work visa" (trabajador residente independiente). This visa gives independent professionals (for example, freelancers) the right to stay long term and work legally in Peru without being employed by a Peruvian company; however, a "service contract" with a Peruvian company has to be presented. The requirements and application process are the same as the ones for a work visa; but instead of the work contract, you have to have a service contract.
Then another option for you to get a Peruvian resident visa might be to set up a Peruvian company as a foreigner (be aware that you need a Peruvian (silent) partner who owns a small percentage), then employ yourself as the general manager, get your work contract approved by the Peruvian Ministry of Labor and then apply for a work visa. I highly recommended to discuss the details with a trusted Peruvian notary or lawyer.
Other options include marrying a Peruvian and apply for a family visa; invest S/ 500,000 and apply for an investment visa; extend your knowledge, study at a Peruvian university and apply for a student visa.
maybe i missed it in the article. recently, i received 90days on arrival. i got a copy of migration document from a hotel and it stated 90 days. "if" i stay over 90day and up to 180 days. it is 4.6soles per day from day 90 to day 180 payable at the airport at passport control?
this was similar to 2021 i paid "a" 85-day overage at the airport?
I entered Peru on May 14, 2022 and because I counted the days wrong I stayed until August 19, 2022 (one week past the 90 days). I’m just curious what day I can re-enter Peru and get another tourist visa. I believe it’s 180 days after May 14,2022 but not sure. Let me know when you get the chance, thank you!
Most nationalities are allowed to stay in Peru as a tourist up to 90 days in a 180-day period; so, at most three months in Peru and at least three months out of Peru. Additionally, tourists can only be in Peru for a max of 183 days in a 365-day period; so, more or less two times 90 days in two consecutive 180-day periods.
If you entered Peru on May 14, 2022, your 180-day period ends on November 10, 2022. So, the earliest you should return to Peru is November 11, 2022. But as you overstayed and there are no regulations published how this affects the 180-day period, I can’t base my answer on the Peruvian law. Additionally, you have no right to get the full 90 days when you enter Peru. It’s always at the discretion of the immigration officer if he/she lets you enter at all (never heard of anyone ever being denied entry in cases like yours) and how many days he/she is willing to give you.
With this being said, I think you shouldn’t have a problem returning to Peru mid-November or so and getting another 90 days.
I just left Peru and thought I would give my experience.
I don’t know if immigration officials don’t know the rules or are being more strict but I have had problems both leaving and entering Peru this year as a U.K. citizen. I entered Peru on 28th October 2021 and although I was asked how long I was staying, and replied 88 days, I was only given 30. I left Peru on 17th February 2022 without problems after paying the fine.
I returned to Peru on 8th June 2022 and was told by the immigration official that I had used all my days and was then asked lots of questions and asked to show my return ticket. They did give me 90 days after this.
I left Peru on 3rd September 2022 so 88 days, but after being subjected to many questions by immigration. He actually asked me to come round his desk and look at the computer screen showing my entries, which are just the above plus 2, one week long entries in 2019. I was told by this immigration official that I could not re-enter Peru this year. Though when I insisted I’d like to return on 20 December he replied “podría ser”.
I’m hoping to get a work visa via the creating a company method with the help of a lawyer and gaining residency in Peru. I will try and re-enter Peru on 20 December and see how it goes, but I’m now dreading all of the questions.
Btw, immigration does now stamp passports, I received both entry and exit stamps on this trip.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write to LimaEasy and share your experience in such detail with us.
Exactly feedbacks like yours are so valuable not only to keep LimaEasy as up to date as possible but also to help other travelers visiting Peru on a regular basis and make them aware of the one or other strange situation they might encounter.
You are actually not the first one who only got 30 days without reason and who describes being told by immigration officials that he already used all of the days even though after checking the dates everything seems to be within the allowed time frame and sometimes within the tolerance range. So, I’m not sure what is going on, either the one or other official can’t count, or doesn’t know the regulations, or likes to play power games (it’s always at the discretion of the immigration official how many days you get), or something is afoot.
Anyway, I just checked your dates. The 2019 dates shouldn’t count anymore. So, you entered the first time on October 28, 2021, adding 90 days which you can stay we are at January 26, 2022; even though you overstayed longer as you just got 30 days, you were in Peru 22 days longer than the max allowed time, usually not a big deal. Your first 180-day period ended on April 26, 2022.
As Migraciones announced that they count the 180-day periods from the first entry of a visitor, your second 180-day period should have started on April 27, 2022. When you entered on June 6, 2022, you were well in your second 180-day period, got 90 days, stayed less and the second 180-day period should end on October 24, 2022. Then a new 180-period should start, and you are allowed another up to 90 days.
But it might be as well possible that your second 180-day period only started with the date of your second entry on June 6, 2022. But even then, you stayed less than the 90 days you got when you left on September 3, 2022. The 180-day period ends on December 5, 2022. So, after that you should be fine to re-enter Peru and get another up to 90 days in a new 180-day period.
So, I really don’t understand the statement of the immigration official.
And yes, as mentioned above, since May 2022 passports are stamped again.
I wish you all the best and hope you manage to set up your company and get a work visa to avoid these unpleasant situations.
Hello guys. In the pdf file it says that Ukrainians can stay 90 days ( without any specification of time frames). I left Peru on 2nd of July and overstayed 1 day and had to pay When I can come back to Peru again?
I have peru tourist visa which is valid from march 2022 till march 2023, i have been once in peru for two weeks, i want to go back to this country after fee months for few days, is it possible to use the same visa? Is this sth like multi visa?
Which one you have, I don’t know. Probably check the visa in your passport and see if you somewhere find "entrada simple" or "entrada multiple" on it.
If you have a single-entry tourist visa, you are allowed to enter Peru only one time during its validity, which you have already done. If you want to enter a second time, you have to apply for a new tourist visa.
If you have a multiple-entry visa, you are allowed to enter and leave Peru multiple times during its validity without having to apply for a new tourist visa each time.
Hi i Have a question, I’m a Nigerian with a valid visa that will expire on 6th sep 2022. I applied for residency before the expiration of my first 183days and the residency is yet to be issued. I am planning on traveling to Barbados for 4days on the 10th of September and I do not know if they will allow me back into the country. Your response will be much appreciated
Did I understand correctly that you are in Peru at the moment on a tourist visa and applied for residency already, but want to travel and your application is still in process?
If so, you can only leave the country during the processing time of your resident visa application with a special travel permit (Permiso especial de viaje, officially as well called Autorización de estadía fuera del país); if you don't apply for this travel permit before leaving Peru, your resident visa application is null and void.