What You Need to Know about Peru Visas
Applying for a visa has been made easier with the introduction of online application forms for this travel document. To apply for a Peru visa, all you need to do is to check if the consulate or embassy of the country you intend to visit has its own website where you can find the forms and additional information.
Just fill out the form, take note of the required documents for the particular type of visa that you are applying for, and submit these documents personally or by mail.
The two most common types of Peru visas include the tourist visa and the business visa. A tourist visa is issued to you if you are entering the country for traveling, sightseeing, tours, or general entertainment. You need a business visa if you are going for business or professional purposes like business conferences.
If you are applying for a tourist visa, you will need to present a bank statement with at least a £1,000 balance, as well as a simple statement from a cash machine on your application date. For a business visa, you must submit a bank statement with at least a £1,200 balance and also the mini cash machine statement.
These visas are valid for up to 90 days.
In addition, there is also the student visa for foreigners who want to study in the country, as well as the transit visa for those who want to stay for a while before they board their succeeding flights.
For a Peru tourist visa application, you need to submit:
- Your passport
- Completed application form
- Passport photograph
- Proof of departure, or flight itinerary from your travel agent or airline
- Employment letter from your employer that states the length of your service with the company, as well as your authorized leaves; otherwise, a valid letter of explanation (If you don’t have this, your visa application is usually denied.)
For a Peru business visa application, you need to submit basically the same documents with the tourist visa; however, instead of the employment letter, you must submit a business cover letter indicating your financial activities and responsibilities, as well as the duration of your business trip.
For the Peru student visa application, an additional document is the official invitation letter from the academic institution you will be attending.
Aside from Peru visas, you may want to know more about some things the Immigration officers in Peru are strict about.
When leaving the country, you are only allowed 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars, three liters of alcohol, and gifts with a maximum value of $300. When it comes to archaeological art and items, you are not allowed to take them out of the country. (Want to know more about Peru’s economics, read Peru Exports)
You may also want to bring extra passport photographs, in case you unfortunately lose your passport or it is stolen. If you have one for emergencies, you can save yourself time, effort and frustration. If you learn from this article, you’ll surely be interested in reading how to prepare for international travel.