Carné de Extranjería – Peru’s ID Card for foreigners
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Synonyms: Carné, CE, Carné de Extranjería
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.
Like the DNI the Carné is a personal and non-transferable document recognized by the Peruvian State in most cases (administrative, civil, commercial and judicial) as form of identification for a foreigner in Peru (rarely a passport is reuired additionally).
Next to confirming the identity of a foreigner, the CE card verifies that a foreigner lives legally in Peru for a limited or indefinite period of time and is allowed to work, start a business or study (depending on the visa type), open bank accounts, take out loans, have access to the public health system, get a postpaid cell phone plan and much more.
The Carné is a credit card sized card and contains:
CE holders should be aware that the Carné is linked to their passport. So, if you get a new passport or if any other of your data changes (name, civil status, address) Migraciones must be informed about it in a timely manner (usually within 30 days).
Another point that quite often causes confusion is related to the different dates on the card.