You must have a valid passport to travel abroad. A passport is an official government document that certifies one's identity and citizenship.
The process and cost associated with getting a passport can be high, so start the process at least six months before you plan to leave. Your passport must be valid 6 months beyond your intended stay.
A visa is a certificate placed on your passport or travel document to indicate that you are authorised to land in the State. This means that you will still be subject to immigration control at the point of entry to the State even if you have a visa.
Most of America and Western Europe countries do not require a tourist visa to enter Peru, and their maximum length of stay granted by the authorities is 183 days (it can not be extended). For a longer stay or with other objectives (business, study, work, etc.) it is necessary to previously apply for the corresponding visa to the Peruvian consulates.
In any case, to enter Perú, it is an essential requirement to present a valid passport. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and Chile can enter with their national identification document.
You will need a visa if you are a citizen of one of the countries marked with a YES (sí)
If you travel to Perú with any other means that "tourism". For example, to work, to study, if you are a journalist or an artist, etc.
No visa required
You do not need a visa to land in Perú if you are an European or American citizen, or from Oceania (with very few exceptions included) and the purpose of the trip is to travel the country within the days you are allowed to. Check the complete list of countries in the linked table.
Citizens from any South American country are exempt of a visa requirement
Note that country agreements may change occasionally. We recommend you contact your closest Peruvian embassy/consulate to check on your specific situation.
If you travel to Perú with any other means that tourism, (for example work, study, if you are a journalist or an artist, etc.) you will have to apply for a valid visa.
You can travel to Perú with your working place already assigned. However, if you first want to travel to the country as a tourist to settle down before you look for a working position, you can also do than before your tourist visa expires.
In this case, the procedures to follow if you want to travel to the country and see the opportunities that may arise are:
In those cases where the contract is established as a probationary period, it shall grant temporary visa until the fulfilment of that period; then the user may request the change to Resident Visa class.
The working/resident visa grants a holding period of three hundred sixty five (365) days, renewable for the same period.
For complete information about visas and institutional procedures, visit:
The National Superintendence
Find out more about the visa that suits you the best here.
Peruvian citizenship is obtained in different ways. Most Peruvian citizens get their citizenship through birth or descent or naturalisation. However, if you are a foreign national who is either married to a Peruvian citizen or a civil partner of a Peruvian citizen, you can apply for Peruvian citizenship through spouse or civil partner of a Peruvian citizen.
For furthest information contact your nearest Peruvian embassy or consulate (visit "Public Services section") or Citizenship Division.
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