Legal Stuff & "Red Tape" - Peru

Important information and guidelines for visitors and residents of Peru.
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Marrying in Peru

Legal Stuff
You are planning to marry in Peru? First of all, “Congratulations”! Tying the knot in Peru is a simple and easy process, at least if you have a general understanding about the process and, in case a foreigner is involved, have all the necessary documents on hand.
When travelling to a foreign country it’s always a good idea to know which items you can take without any problems, and which ones you better leave at home because restrictions or bans apply in the country of your destination. For Peru find a quite detailed list of items that you can bring witho...
When traveling by plane, especially during busy holiday seasons, delays, canceled flights and damaged or lost luggage unfortunately are nothing uncommon. While annoying, frustrating or just inconvenient, there are actually only two things you can do when affected: keep your cool and know your rig...
For years it wasn’t possible to extend your tourist visa / "temporary authorization to enter as a tourist" once you entered Peru. This changed in May 2018 - however, according to latest rumors, only by accident for all nationalities.
Foreign visitors, who entered Peru on a tourist visa and who need to sign legally binding documents before private and public entities (work contract, sworn statements for example for changing the immigration status, rental contract, car purchase, marriage license, apartment purchase, ….) have to...
All administration charges and processing fees government agencies, public authorities and entities levy in Peru have to be paid at the Banco de la Nacion.
Foreigners, who have lived or are still living in Peru, as well as Peruvians quite often have to provide a police clearance certificate or a criminal background check for example when applying for a new job in Peru or abroad, when applying for a resident visa in other countries, when getting a de...
Foreigners in Peru who applied for a visa – correctly who applied for a change of their immigration status (cambio de calidad migratoria) or a change of their visa type (cambio de clase de visa) – as well as those who applied for an extension of their residence visa can only leave the country dur...
Visitors who come to Peru as tourists or on any other short-term temporary visa can drive with their national driver’s license in Peru for up to 183 days. To be prepared for all eventualities it is however recommended to apply for an international driving license in your home country before visit...
While in many first world countries an unaffordable luxury, in Peru having a so-called empleada (domestic worker) that does your cleaning, laundry, cooking, watching the children or even driving you around is quite common and for middle and upper-class Peruvians and foreigners still affordable.
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