Our Peru Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Peru’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Peru.
Visitor visas to Peru must be obtained through one of the Peruvian diplomatic offices in their respective countries. US citizens travelling to Peru for tourism purposes are exempt from visa requirements. They can stay for a maximum of 183 days before leaving the country. However, US citizens travelling to Peru for other purposes, such as business, are required to obtain a visa in advance.
Entry into Peru
There are no COVID-19 restrictions on travel from Ireland to Peru. Passengers are not required to present COVID-19 vaccination or testing certificates or to complete a Passenger Locator Form. Passengers who enter Peru via land from Ecuador must have their passports stamped at the local immigration office with a Peruvian entry stamp. Without a valid exit stamp from the most recent country visited, immigration officials may deny permission to depart Peru. We advise Irish citizens in Peru to abide by local laws and public health regulations. Local authorities encourage COVID-19 vaccinations and mask use, but both are voluntary. To learn about current restrictions, consult El Peruano (Peruvian Spanish) or local media.
You will need the following:
Possess a passport valid for at least six months upon entry, with at least one visa page remaining blank.
Maintain evidence of sufficient funds.
Hold documentation of your onward and return flights.
Maintain documentation proving the purpose of your trip.
Hold all necessary travel documents for your next destination.
The Immigration office requires 30 business days to process a Visa Application with consular notification, while a Change of status in Peru requires 60 business days.
You may not need an appointment. It is advised to check the Embassy page closer to your time of travel to see if you require an appointment for your visa.
Who Can Visit Peru Without a Visa?
A valid passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of entry into the country is required for entry into Peru. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, and Chile are permitted entry with a valid national ID.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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|What is a Visa?|
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The types of visa available in Peru are:
- Visas for tourists are valid for a maximum of 183 days.
- Business visas are valid for no longer than 183 days.
- Student visas – good for 90 days.
- Artist visas – good for 90 days.
- Similarly, religious visas are valid for 90 days.
- Crewmen visas – valid for 48 hours.
- Visas for diplomats are only valid for 90 days.
What To Do If Your Peru Visa is Refused
Individuals regularly question us how we can “guarantee” that a visa will be granted. Because embassies make all final determinations, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. The one and only thing you can do, though, is to ensure that your application is as powerful as possible. If your visa request has been denied, please get in contact with us. You are permitted to contest this decision. A standard form is given by the embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa to inform the applicant of the decision to deny a Peru visa and the reasons for the refusal.
Visa processing for Peru might take up to 30 days. It is expected that the majority of visas are processed within five days.
Tourists are also required to produce proof of return or onward travel. Arriving visitors to Peru will obtain a card from Peruvian Immigration indicating the length of their authorised stay (usually 90 days). There are no extensions allowed, and overstays will incur fines.
If you overstay your visa, you will be obliged to pay a daily fee of $1.50. Cash is required for payment at the exit. Ensure you have the correct currency before you depart, otherwise you may have difficulties. There is a $30,000 USD limit on entry and exit.