A Guide to Peruvian Visas

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Peru is a very welcoming country and allows citizens of many countries to visit for touristic and recreational purposes visa-free. But as soon as you are planning to do business in Peru, stay longer, study, work, settle, or retire in the country, Peruvian law stipulates that you 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 most used visas.

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

Peruvian temporary visas

Temporary visas are intended for short-term stays (depending on the visa for up to 3, 6 or 12 months) in Peru. These include, but aren't restricted to:

Officially, if necessary, foreigners should apply for a temporary visa at a Peruvian consulate abroad (you can find a list of all Peruvian consulates worldwide on the website of the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs). However, since August 2021, an increasing number of Peruvian diplomatic missions abroad don't issue temporary visas (except tourist and business visas) anymore. So, foreigners must enter Peru as a tourist and then change their immigration status from tourist to the temporary visa at Migraciones in Peru.

Peruvian resident visas

Resident visas are for long-term stays in Peru. They include, but aren't restricted to:

Officially, you can apply for a residence visa at a Peruvian consulate abroad or at Migraciones in Peru. However, since August 2021, an increasing number of Peruvian diplomatic missions abroad don't issue resident visas anymore. So, foreigners 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 Migraciones.

Important Info - Disclaimer: We from LimaEasy are not the Peruvian immigration authority Migraciones or a Peruvian consulate. All information is published to our best knowledge and should be seen as general guidance introducing you to Peruvian procedures. All information is subject to change, as regulations, requirements, and processes can change quickly without prior notice! Therefore, we recommend checking the current regulations with the nearest Peruvian consulate or, if you are already in Peru, with Migraciones!

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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 can apply for a student visa to stay legally in P...
Part 2
While Peru has a volunteer visa, the so-called “visa cooperante” (cooperation visa), getting one is such a bureaucratic mess and in most cases not worth the effort or sometimes even impossible, esp...
Part 3

Business Visa for Peru

Peruvian Visa Types
Foreigners who travel temporary to Peru for business related reasons that do not include actual labor or gainful employment have to apply for a business visa at a Peruvian consulate before entering...
Part 4

Peruvian Work Visa

Peruvian Visa Types
Foreigners who have a valid and legally signed work contract with a Peruvian company that was approved by the Peruvian Labor Ministry or who have a legally signed service contract with a Peruvian c...
Part 5

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 "familiar residente visa". De...
Part 6

Peruvian Retirement Visa

Peruvian Visa Types
Foreigners, who receive a state or private pension including social security pension, government pension, employment related pension, union pension, disability pension, etc., so lifetime annuities,...
Part 7

Peruvian Religious Visa

Peruvian Visa Types
Priests, nuns, and missionaries who want to stay in Peru to perform religious or missionary activities can apply for a religious visa, called “religioso residente”.
Part 8
Foreign nationals who can travel to Peru visa-free, enter Peru as a tourist and then apply for their residence visa at Migraciones in Peru. However, those foreign nationals who can’t enter Peru wit...
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