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There are 11 entries in this glossary.
Apostille

An Apostille is an official sticker, stamp or printed form placed on or attached to a public document by a competent authority in the country of origin that certifies its authenticity for the use abroad; so, a specialized certificate verifying the legitimacy, genuineness and origin of a document.

Carné de Extranjería – Peru’s ID Card for foreigners

The Carné, officially the Carné de Extranjería or abbreviated CE, is an ID card for foreigners in Peru. It is issued by Migraciones after the application of a residence visa was approved and accredits its owner as a legal resident of the country.

DNI - Peru's National ID Card

The DNI, Documento Nacional de Identidad, is the Peruvian version of an ID card. It’s the only personal identity card recognized by the Peruvian State for all cases (civil, commercial, administrative and judicial) in which a person has to identify him- or herself.

Indecopi

Indecopi, the National Institute for the Defense of Free Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property, was founded in 1992 to promote a free market and protect consumer rights in Peru. It also encourages a climate of fair and honest competition for all involved (costumers, entrepreneurs and the State) and defends intellectual property.

INEI -Peru's National Institute of Statistics and Informatics

INEI, the Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática (National Institute of Statistics and Informatics) is Peru’s official statistics office. It is a semi-autonomous Peruvian government agency in charge of collecting, coordinating, compiling and evaluating statistical information for the country as well as overseeing the national information technology.

Libro de Reclamaciones

The Libro de Reclamaciones (Complaints Book), in Peru also known as Libro de Reclamo, is a useful tool for protecting consumer rights. It allows costumers to file a complaint against any in Peru operating company, institution or service provider – private or public – in case any kind of problem with an acquired product or service arises and no other solution with the provider can be found.

Migraciones

Migraciones, the Superintendencia Nacional de Migraciones (National Migration Superintendence), is the authority in Peru in charge of the immigration control of Peruvian nationals and foreigners.

PNP – Peru’s National Police

The national police force in Peru is the PNP, the Policía Nacional del Perú (Peruvian National Police). Being attached to the Peruvian Ministry of the Interior, the PNP has jurisdiction over the countries land, sea and air territories. Its main missions are ...

PromPeru - Peru’s official tourist board

PromPeru, the Peruvian Commission for the Promotion of Export and Tourism, is Peru’s official tourist board in charge of promoting the country’s image as a tourist destination and boosting international commerce by promoting Peruvian products around the globe, this way contributing to Peru’s sustainable and decentralized development.

SUNAT - Peru's tax authority

Sunat, Peru’s National Customs and Tax Administration Superintendence (La Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria), is a government administrative agency attached to the Peruvian Ministry of Economy and Finance who enforces taxation and customs in the country.

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