Yes! Education is what lights up a modern world, and there are several Countries in which education is made their priority, and Peru is one of them.
To study in Peru, you must get the Peru Student VISA.
All the information you will need concerning the Peru Student VISA, it’s application Procedures and the prerequisites for application, have been explained in this article.
Peru Student VISA
Applying for the Peruvian Student VISA, depends on your study program.
If your study program is valid for 3 months, you will have to apply for Peru Temporary VISA i.e. short stay VISA.
But if your study program is more than 90 days, then you have to apply for the Peruvian Residence VISA.
Before you apply for the VISA, you must be accepted into a Peruvian Educational Institution, get an acceptance letter as a proof, it will be needed as part of the documents for application.
Additionally, you should note that there are several Countries that are exempted from applying for the Peru VISA, due to the fact that they have reached a VISA-waiver agreement with Peru.
But the exemption is only for Tourism and Business purposes.
Requirements For The Peru Student VISA
To apply for the Peruvian Student VISA, you will be required to submit several documents such as;
- 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 that these are only the generally required documents, as you will need to submit additional documents, depending on your purpose of travel to Peru.
You have to follow the steps below in order to apply for the VISA:
- 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 the return to the embassy to submit the payment receipt.
When you are done with all the procedures, the only thing that will remain, is for you to wait for a notification from the Embassy, for you to go collect your passport alongside the decision of your application.
When you receive the Peru Student VISA, you can proceed to travel to Peru.
Student VISAs can be extended for up to 1 year.