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Overview of Peru Visa

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In South America, there are few places that are as visually blessed as the Peruvian region. The nation not only has some of the world’s most beautiful locations and tourist sites, but it also has some of the most interesting cultural experiences a traveler could ever have. Make sure you have already for your trip to Peru by obtaining your Health Certificate, Peru visa, and other necessary documents. Peru is largely interested in what is called cultural tourism. It is, basically, the largest sector in the tourism industry in the world. There is much remaining evidence of cultures that existed in the Pre-Columbian period. The ruins of the ancient city of Macchu Picchu are the most identifiable archaeological sites in the world. It is located in the Eastern Cordillera, in southern Peru.

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What are the types of Peru visa?

The most common Peru visa types are the following:

Business visa: Anyone who needs to travel to Peru for business purposes, especially when business contracts or agreements are signed or financial transactions are made related to the company, must apply for a business visa before entering a Peruvian Consulate in the country. No remunerated tasks can be carried out only for business meetings and discussions when traveling for this purpose.

Tourist visa: Tourist visa if they have to visit family and friends, for leisure or similar purposes. No business or function is permitted.

Transit visa: For connecting air travel through a country that is not a final destination.

Employment or Studyvisa: For paid employment in the countries of destination.

How long is a Peru visa valid?

The tourist Peru visa is a single-entry visa and is issued for a maximum duration of 183 days. While the business Peru visa is a multiple-entry visa and entitles its holder to reach Peru within 12 months from the issuance date. The average stay on a company is 183 days a year, but for shorter stays, the consulates abroad reserve the right to issue visas.

How long taking time to process of Peru visa?

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

When’s the best time to apply for a Peru visa?

The best time to apply for a Peru visa is 1-2 months in advance of your travel date.

Do US citizens need a visa to Peru?

  • US citizens who wish to travel to Peru for business purposes must apply for a business visa from Peru.
  • US citizens who want to travel Peru for tourist purposes do not require to apply for the Peru Tourist visa.

What are the common documents required for US citizens to obtain a Peru visa?

Peru visa requirements for US citizens:

  • US Passport, valid for six months after the planned stay
  • Tickets and Return or onward travel documents
  • Vaccinations – An International Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate required when arriving from an infected area

What are the common documents required for non-US citizens to obtain a Peru visa?

Peru visa requirements for non-US citizens:

  • Passport -Your current valid and signed passport. It must be valid beyond the planned stay for at least six months and must have at least one blank visa tab. Global embassies are unable to request a visa on a website that is not marked as a visa. The adjustment and endorsement pages at the back of the passport cannot be used for issuing a visa. A visa cannot be marked on a document even though the visa document includes just one small stamp. If your passport is not valid beyond your planned stay for at least six months, you must renew your passport, and then we can secure your visa with the new passport.
  • Photograph – Two recent photographs of the professional passport type, electronic and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
  • Proof of Residence – A Photocopy of Resident permit is required. If a traveler is coming from the USA, a photocopy of permanent resident card (Green Card) or valid US visa and I-94 is required.
  • Proof of Departure – Copy your round trip airline tickets, or itinerary or e-ticket, or travel agent confirmation letter. The itinerary must indicate the applicant’s name, the country’s date of arrival and departure, and the flight details. The Embassy is not suggesting that you buy your ticket before issuing a visa.
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What are the additional documents required for non-US citizens to obtain a Peru visa for business purposes?

Peru visa requirements for non-US citizens of business purpose:

  • Business Letter – To be typewritten on your official letterhead, a business letter of obligation is required.
  • Invitation Letter – Letter of invitation on letterhead from a Peruvian host company or organization. The dates of entry and exit from the country, your name and card number and, if applicable, any special visa specifications (Multiple Entry Visa) should be detailed in the invitation. We support fax or check.

What is the information contain in the invitation letter for the Peru visa for business purposes?

The invitation letter must explain all of the following:

  • Company design to conduct, 
  • Name of reference and address to be visited, 
  • This letter should request a Multiple Entry Visa if applicable, 
  • Guarantee of return transport and appropriate funds for the tour, 
  • The letter will have to be signed by a company official other than the applicant.

What are the photo requirements for the Peru visa?

  • Verify that the photo shows the entire head from the top of the hair to the bottom of the chin
  • Using the frame to focus the head
  • The person in the photograph should have a neutral expression and should face the camera.
  • The photograph must be recent-taken in the last six months.
  • The photo must be 2 “by 2.”
  • Head height (top of hair to bottom of chin) should be 1 inch to 1 3/8 inch (25 mm-35 mm)Make sure the eye height ranges from (28 mm – 35 mm) from the bottom of the photo.
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