A visitor wishing to visit Peru for the purpose of tourism and sightseeing may require a tourist visa depending on his or her nationality. Citizens of most American and Western European countries do not require a tourist visa to enter Peru.
Peru tourist visa is valid for a period of 183 days. It is a single entry visa and it does not grant the holder the permission to work in Peru.
Eligibility Criteria for Peru Tourist Visa
To be eligible for Peru tourist visa you will have to fulfil the following conditions:
- You must have a valid passport with at least 2 blank pages
- Your passport must have a validity that extends the duration of the visa you are applying for by at least 6 months
- You must provide a copy of your completed visa application form
- You must provide a copy of your return air ticket to and from Peru
- You must provide proof of confirmed hotel reservation, tourist package reservation, flight bookings, invitation letter and day by day detailed tour itinerary for the entire duration of your stay in Peru
- You must provide proof of your financial ability so as to support yourself financially during your stay in Peru and for your return transportation
- You must provide a formal statement of your financial situation from your bank for the previous 3months
- You must provide last one year’s income tax receipt with Income Tax Department’s seal on it
- You must be free from any contagious disease
- You intend to leave Peru at the end of your authorized stay
Steps to follow to apply for Peru Tourist Visa
Before you apply for Peru tourist visa, find out the nearest Peruvian Diplomatic Mission. Check out the processing time required to issue a tourist visa. Peru does not offer the facility to apply for a tourist visa online. Once you are aware of all the details regarding the application, you can go ahead with the following procedure:
Step 1: Download the visa application form
Obtain the visa application form from the Peruvian Diplomatic Mission in your country or you can download the Visa Application Form through the internet.
Step 2: Fill up the visa application form
Fill out the details required in the application form carefully. Do not forget to put your signature on your completed application form.
Step 3: Gather the required documents for visa application
Make a check list of the documents that you need to submit along with your application form. Gather all the documents and keep them ready for submission.
Step 4: Provide photograph for your visa application
Provide your recent colour photograph for the visa application. Make sure that your photograph matches or corresponds to all the specifications required for visa photographs. In any case, your photograph must not be more than 6 months old. You will need to submit two copies of your passport photograph along with your visa application form.
Step 5: Check the visa application fee
Check the fees required for your visa application. Keep the fee ready for submission along with your visa application form. Remember to check the mode of payment accepted for the visa application by the Peruvian Embassy or Consulate where you intend to submit your visa application.
Step 6: Schedule an appointment
Contact a representative at your Peruvian Embassy or Consulate to schedule an appointment for submission of your visa application
Step 7: Submit your visa application form
Submit your completed visa application form in person at the Peruvian Embassy or Consulate, along with all the required documentation.
Step 8: Pay required visa application fee
Pay the applicable fee for your visa application at the time of submitting your application form.
Step 9: Collect your visa
After your visa application is processed and the visa is issued you will be notified by the Peruvian Embassy or Consulate. Collect your visa on time
Required Fees for Peru Tourist Visa
Fees for Peruvian tourist visa – USD 30 (INR 1,907.23)
- Your application fee will not be refunded if your application for a tourist visa is refused or rejected for any reason.
- The conversion into Indian currency is based on current conversion rates, which may change.
- The visa application fee is subject to change at any time.
Extension of Peru Tourist Visa
The Peruvian tourist visa cannot be extended by a visitor after he or she enters Peru. Be aware that if you remain inside the territory of Peru after your visa expires you will incur a fine. You will be able to leave Peru after you pay the fine and get your exit stamp.
Peru Tourist Visa Exemption
Peru exempts the citizens of several countries (including all countries under European Union) from obtaining a tourist visa to visit the country for a period of up to 183 days. The following is the list of the visa-exempted countries for Peru:
|Andorra||Antigua and Barbuda||Argentina|
|Marshall Islands||Mexico||Federated States of Micronesia|
|Palau||Panama||Papua New Guinea|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||Saint Lucia||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Solomon Islands||South Africa||South Korea|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Turkey||Tuvalu|
|Ukraine||United Kingdom||United States|
Dos and Don’ts for Peru Tourist Visa
You must remember the following dos and don’ts while applying for Peru tourist visa.
- Apply for a tourist visa at least 3 weeks in advance of your planned travel date so that there is enough time for the application procedure to be completed on time
- Fill up your application form carefully with all accurate details
- Bring original copies and photocopies of all supporting documents when you come to submit your visa application form at the Peruvian Diplomatic Mission
- Do not present false documents for your tourist visa
- Do not hide or misrepresent facts in your application