Most foreigners entering Peru require a valid passport. Visitors
with a tourist visa may not engage in business activities. Visitors must have a passport of their nation of origin, proof
of adequate resources or, in certain cases, a letter of guarantee and return tickets.
No visa is necessary for citizens of Western European and Scandinavian countries, Canada, the USA, Japan, all Latin
American and Caribbean countries (except Cuba), South Africa and South Korea, Brunei Darussalam, Filipinas, Indonesia, Israel,
Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, New Guinea, and Taiwan.
For citizens of countries not listed above, the requirements to obtain the Peruvian tourist visa are the following:
- Valid Passport.
Pay USD 30.00 for the tourist Visa (cash or Money Order No personal check)
A departure ticket from Peru.
One colour passport size photo.
Fill the application form
Proof of economic solvency (Bank Statement).
Pre paid envelope to return your passport.
- Proof of your legal residence in
the United States of America.
Citizens from Cuba, Bangladesh, Popular Republic of China, North Korea, Iraq, Iran, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka,
must request their visas to this Consulate General, which will ask the authorization to the General Directorate of Immigration
in Peru in order to grant it.
A tourist visa and entry permits may be granted for as long as three month and, depending on the economic resources
of the tourist, may be extended or renewed for 60 days at General Directorate of Immigration in Lima (Direccion General de
Migraciones also in major towns like Cusco, Iquitos, Arequipa or others). For this purpose you must present your passport,
a valid return ticket to a destination outside Peru, a written request for a extension and payment of USD $ 40.00. If you
wish to extend your entry permit after 90 days have already elapsed since your entry into Peru this is possible at the discretion
of the authorities, but on payment of a fine of USD$ 20.00. The maximum stay in such a case would be 150 days from the first
It's important to remember
that it is your responsibility to ensure that your passport is stamped in and out when you arrive or depart of Peru. The absence
of entry and exit stamps can cause serious difficulties. Also, do not lose your entry card.