This article is drafted to serve Foreign Business men and women, who wants to travel to Peru for Business or any other Business-related activities.
It is a complete guide for the Peru Business VISA application procedures.
The Peru Business VISA is a short stay VISA, also known as the Peru Temporary VISA. It is mainly for Foreign Nationals, who wants to enter Peru for Business purposes.
The VISA is valid for the period of 183 days.
Who Needs The Peru Business VISA?
Almost everybody traveling to Peru for Business purposes or any other Business-related activities, needs the Business VISA.
Countries that have reached a VISA-waiver agreement with Peru, are allowed to enter Peru for Business Purposes without a VISA.
Countries whose Nationals can travel to Peru for Business without a VISA are:
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- South Africa
In addition, Nationals of other Countries traveling to Peru for Business purposes, can enter the Country VISA-free, given that they hold a passport issued by the Countries listed below, which possess an APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) containing the “PER” code on the reverse:
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
Also, you need to note that, Nationals of China and India, who hold a VISA with a minimum validity of more than 6 months, or a permanent residence permit issued by Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States or a Schengen Member State, are VISA exempt for a maximum of 180 days during a six-month period.
Holders of diplomatic, official or service passports of any world country, except for Venezuela.
Required Documents For The Peru Business VISA
You will have to compile some Documents for the VISA application. The documents that will be needed are;
- VISA application form in two copies, fully completed. The answers must be given in capital letters. If filled in by hand, make sure you use black ink.
- Your passport, valid for at least another six months beyond the date of your arrival in Peru. Passport with a minimum validity of six months after expected date of arrival to Peru.
- Passport copies of the front and back sides of.
- Three recent photos in color (4.3 X 3.5 cm). Your face must cover between 70%-80% of the photo.
- Cover letter explaining the purpose of your trip to Peru. Do not forget to sign it at the end.
- Round-trip ticket reservation to Peru.
- Travel Itinerary for every day you plan to spend in Peru.
- Hotel reservation(s) in Peru.
- Proof of you can financially support your trip. This could be your recent bank statements, fixed deposits, and similar.
- If you are employed present a no-objection letter written and signed by your employer. The letter must indicate for how long you have been working with them, the purpose of your trip to Peru and the intended period of stay.
- Personal Income Tax Return (ITR), if applicable.
- If someone else is sponsoring your trip to Peru, located either in Peru or your country of residence you should submit the following additional documents:
- A guarantee letter from your sponsor attesting that he or she will be responsible to cover some or all costs of boarding and lodging, or repatriation, if needed.
- Valid identification document of your sponsor.
- Proof of financial solvency of the sponsor, e.g. bank statements, fixed deposit.
Keep in mind: These are only the generally required documents, as you will need to submit additional documents as directed by the Consulate.
When applying for a VISA to Peru, you will need to follow the procedures listed below in the given order.
- You will need to have a contact with the Peruvian Embassy in your Country of residence, or its representative Authorities closest to your Home. They will inform you whether you need to make a VISA appointment by phone, email, online, or you can just show up at the Embassy, as this procedure differs from one country to another.
- Obtain the full list of the required documents in the Website of the Embassy of Peru in your Country, or ask the person with whom you contacted to ask regarding the appointment to provide you with one.
- Collect the required documents. Make sure these documents meet the criteria as set by the authorities of Peru, as if not, your application will be rejected.
- Attend your VISA appointment with all the required documents with you. Show there on time as being late may cause you to lose your appointment date, and you will have to schedule another.
- During the appointment you will also have to attend the interview with a Consular Officer, who will ask you some basic questions regarding to your intended trip, background and similar.
- Pay the VISA fee. You will either be able to pay the VISA fee at the Embassy, or they will provide you with a piece of document, with which you will pay the fee at a particular Bank, and return to the Embassy to submit the payment receipt.
You will have to wait for your VISA to be Processed after you have finished paying your VISA fee. The processing time for the VISA is 30 days.
When you get your VISA, you can travel to Peru.
Business VISA is valid for a maximum of 183 days.
Note: US citizens traveling to Peru for Business purpose must get a VISA beforehand.