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Guidelines for Peru visa requirements

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Peru is situated in the southern part of South America and borders Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil, and Bolivia to the east, Chile to the south, and the Pacific to the west. It’s pretty quick to reach Peru. You will be issued the “Tarjeta Andina de Migracion” (TAM) and the customs declaration form shortly before the landing of the stewardesses on your flight. According to Peruvian legislation, international tourists must provide a return ticket/passage when entering the country. Although this rule is not followed by Peruvian immigration, airlines sometimes inquire for a return or departure ticket while checking in for a flight to Peru. When you can’t have that several airlines decline to board the flight. Mostly on arrival in Peru, you will receive a 30, 60, 90, or 183-day visa depending on the immigration officer at the desk. Anybody traveling to Peru for commercial purposes, in particular when business contracts or agreements are signed, or business-related financial transactions are made, must apply for a business visa at the Peruvian Consulate before entering the country. Foreign nationals who wish to visit Peru and need a visa can apply for a tourist visa based on their country of origin if they have recreational purposes. Anyone who travels to Peru for commercial purposes, in particular when contracts or deals are signed or financial transactions related to the business are made, must apply for a business visa before entering into a Peruvian Consulate.

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If I hold a U.S. passport, do I need to apply for a Peru Business Visa?

US citizens who want to travel to Peru for business purpose needs to apply for Peru business visa.

What is the maximum number of stays in Peru with a business visa?

The Peru Business Visa will usually be given for single entry within three months from the date of issue, for stays in Peru not exceeding 90 days.

How many times can I enter Peru with a business/tourist visa?

Peru visa allows a traveler to visit for a single entry only.

If I hold a U.S. passport, do I required to apply for a Peru tourist visa?

U.S. Passport holders who want to travel Peru for tourist purposes do not require to apply for the Peru Tourist visa.

For non-U.S. passport holders, will they be required to apply for a Peruvian business/tourist visa?

Holders of a non – U.S. passport who are planning to travel Peru for business/tourist visa purposes must need a visa to enter Peru.

What are the Peru visa requirements to obtain a Peru business/tourist visa?

The required documents to obtain a Peru business/tourist visa are as follows:


Your current valid signed passport. This must be available for at least six months after the planned stay and must have at least one free visa page. Foreign Embassies could not grant a visa on a page not marked as a visa page. The amendment and endorsement sections in the back of the passport cannot be used when issuing a visa. A passport cannot be stamped on a page even though there is just one small stamp on the passport document. When your passport is not valid for at least six months after your planned term, you will need to renew your passport.


Required two latest professional passport photos. Digital and non-passport images are not permissible.

Proof of US status:

A photocopy of a permanent resident card (Green Card) or current U.S. and I-94 visas are needed.

Proof of Departure:

Print of the round-trip flight tickets, itinerary or e-ticket, or a confirmation letter from the travel agency. The itinerary shall show the name of the applicant, the date of arrival and departure from the country, and the flight details. The Embassy does not suggest that you buy your ticket until a visa is granted.

Business letter:

A business letter of responsibility will be written on the organization letterhead and addressed to the Embassy of Peru, Visa Office. The letter must clarify all the following: the nature of the company to be carried out, name and reference to be viewed. Guarantee of the return of the vehicle and appropriate money for a visit. The document will be signed by an officer of the business other than the applicant.

Invitation letter:

Letter of invitation through the letter from the hosting business or organization in Peru. An invitation will specify the dates of arrival and departure, the name and passport number. Fax or scan should be allowed. A letter of invitation must be addressed to the Embassy of Peru.

How long will it take to process a Peru visa?

The processing time for a Peru visa should expect to wait for at least 4 to 5 business days.

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What is Peru’s visa validity?

The Peruvian visa for tourists is a single-entry visa and is issued for a limited duration of 183 days. At the same time, the Peruvian business visa is a multiple entry visa and entitles the holder to enter Peru within 12 months of the issuance date. The actual time spent on a company is 183 days a year, but the international consulates retain the ability to issue visas for shorter stays.

What is the process of getting a Peru visa?  

  It is quite a simple step for US citizens to apply for a Peru visa. Kindly follow the below steps carefully:

  •   Choose the departure and arrival country, select the required visa type, enter your name, and click ‘CLICK TO START.’
  • Verify the visa fee and terms and conditions on the next page.
  • On the third page, enter your basic details in the respective field and upload the necessary documents (you can upload the documents in a later stage also).
  • After that, review and confirm the information of your form, then proceed with the payment. We support all types of cards for payment.
  • You will receive the invoice and a confirmation mail with a link in your registered email id.
  • Click the link and complete the remaining form (you can also upload the document in this stage) and submit it for processing.
  • Once the visa process is completed, click2visas will send your visa related documents to your email.
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