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More than 200,000 Venezuelans in Peru

Wednesday April 25, 2018

More than 200,000 Venezuelans in Peru

Over 200,000 Venezuelans are currently in Peru.

The majority of the Venezuelans who came to Peru as tourists will stay in the country for a maximum of 183 days. Besides that, more than 36,000 Venezuelans will spend one year in Peru since they got a Temporary Resident Permit (PTP) which allows them to study, work, access health services, open a bank account and pay taxes in Peru.

According to Peruvian Migration Superintendent Eduardo Sevilla, the migration of Venezuelans affects not only Peru (more…)

Peru and EU Sign Visa Deal

Tuesday March 15, 2016

On March 14th, Peru´s President Ollanta Humala traveled to Brussels to sign an agreement with the European Union. The agreement details that Peruvians will be able to travel visa-free for up to 90 days in the Schengen region of Europe.

Europe´s representatives will be Federica Mogherini, Bert Koenders, and Dimitris Avramopoulos, of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the Netherlands, and Ministry of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, respectively.

The visa deal will allow Peruvians to travel to Europe with a free visa starting on March 15th. (more…)

Biometric Passport will be key in visa process

Wednesday March 02, 2016

Peru recently came out with biometric passports. These passports are predicted to be essential in the process of crossing the border into other countries, particularly the United States. The Peruvian Foreign Affairs Ministry asserted that the US is working on a visa-free entry for Peruvians. If this passes, it will be required for Peruvians to have biometric passports to enter.

Ambassador Carlos Polo, head of the General Directorate of Peruvian Communities Abroad and Consular Affairs, emphasizes the usefulness of the biometric passport (more…)

Free Movement Agreement between Peru and Ecuador expected to increase tourism

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Jose Sandoval, Ecuadorian Ambassador to Peru, stated “Our projections suggest that tourism is expected to witness a higher growth rate of 10%, I mean tourism on both sides.”

The governments of Peru and Ecuador have an agreement to allow their citizens to stay on a tourist visa for up to 180 days. As most bordering countries do not have such agreements, this free movement between countries is expected to increase tourist flow by 10% in 2016.

Tourism, a major industry in both nations, is already high between Peru and Ecuador. (more…)

Peru Waives Visa Requirement for Europeans

Wednesday November 11, 2015

While many European tourists have temporarily been enjoying the privilege of traveling to Peru without a visa, a large chunk of other citizens from the region haven’t. Peru recently announced, however, that it will extend the visa waiver to more European citizens coming to the country temporarily.

This decree, issued by the Foreign Ministry of Peru, extends the temporary exemption from the visa requirement to citizens of countries who are members of the European Union in the Schengen Area (more…)

Peruvian tourism in the United States will increase by 20% with Visa Waiver

Monday May 26, 2014

The US Department of Homeland Security declared last week that Peru would start the procedure of applying for the Visa Waiver Program.Jorge Jochamowitz Rodriguez, the president of the Peruvian Chamber of Tourism, Canatur, believes that, if the US accepts a Visa Waiver for Peruvian citizens, tourism between Peru and the United States would rise significantly. He is convinced that the Peruvian visits in the US could expand by 20% and moreover that US tourist arrivals in Peru could increase by 6%. But Peru will have to be patient because it is going to take time before the procedure will be finished. The US recently accepted a Visa Waiver for Chile after a process of two to three years. (more…)

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