Peru: Visa and Passport Requirements
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To enter Peru, a valid passport is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is recommended by the Peruvian government, but is not required.
Visas are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above travelling as tourists for stays of up to 183 days.
Note: Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.
A business visa is required for all nationals if the purpose of the visit is business. Any business-related unpaid work can be made on a tourist visa. Upon arrival in Peru, the business visa holder must register at the Dirección General de Contribuciones for taxation purposes. Business visa holders can remain in Peru for 183 days. If wishing to extend the visit, an application must be lodged with the Dirección General de Migraciones.
Anyone applying for a tourist visa requires a bank statement showing a minimum balance of £1,000 and a mini statement taken from a cash machine on the date of application. Anyone applying for a business visa must prove their company is solvent.
All nationals are advised to check with the Peruvian Consulate prior to departure to obtain current details of any documentation which might be required. Postal visa applications are not accepted unless submitted through a travel agency.
Tourist and business: £21.90. Costs are subject to change according to exchange rates.
Up to 183 days, but you must ask for this and the discretion lies with the officer. Stamps have been issued for as few as 30 days. You will be able to extend your visa at consulates.
Transit visas are not required by any nationals of the countries listed within the above table, or by anyone else provided: you do not leave the transit area; your connecting flight is within 24 hours; you have all your documents and ticket for your next destination; and your luggage is checked through to your final destination.
Temporary residence is not available in Peru, except through business visas. You can apply for permanent residence if you have a Peruvian spouse.
At least 24 hours; longer if authorisation from the immigration office in Lima is required.
You must prove you have sufficient funds (last three statements showing a minimum of £1,000) only if you need a visa.
If you require a visa, you must also provide proof of an onward journey and proof of sufficient funds as well as your passport. Your passport should have at least six months' validity left on it, as well as at least two blank pages.
If you are a resident of a country which does not require visas for Peru, you will be stamped into the country for 30 to 90 days. From that point, you can obtain visa extensions at the immigration offices in the main cities for up to 183 days.
There are no particular requirements when bringing children into the country provided they have their own documentation.
You can bring packaged foods into Peru but raw or unpackaged foods are prohibited. In particular, fruit and seeds are often confiscated.
If you comply with the regulations properly, there is no quarantine for pets and you can bring them into Peru. You need a signed, legitimate vet’s health certificate for your pet, which shows vaccinations against rabies and other diseases specific to your species of pet. You will also have to pay several fees. For more detailed information ask your vet and visit www.pettravel.com.