The passport with 6 months validity is required to enter and depart Peru. Migraciones (Immigration) authorities may also require evidence of return/onward travel. Be sure your date and place of entry is officially documented by Migraciones, whether you arrive at a port, airport or land border. Retain the record of your entry, as you will need it when you depart.
Your length of approved stay will be determined by border officials at the time of entry, and can range from 30 to 183 days. Extensions for tourists are not usually approved, and overstays result in fines.
The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Peru.
If you do not have an entry record, you are not allowed to exit the country until immigration authorities confirm the time and place of your entry in to the country. Depending on the circumstances, this can be a difficult process, costing considerable time and money to resolve. Make sure Immigration (Migraciones) records your entry, and then save the record for your exit. This is particularly important when entering through remote border crossings, where often the proper officials are not present.
Immediately report lost/stolen passports to local police and keep the report. You must apply for a new passport at the Embassy and obtain a replacement entry record from Migraciones prior to exiting Peru.
Minor children with Peruvian citizenship who are not accompanied by their legal parent/guardian (or by only one parent/guardian, who does not have sole legal custody) are required to have official authorization from the non-traveling parent(s)/guardian(s). This policy also applies to children with dual U.S./Peruvian citizenship. It does not apply to minors with only U.S. citizenship.
In the United States, authorizations for minor travel can be notarized at the nearest Peruvian Consulate by requesting a “Permiso Notarial de Viaje.” Please be aware that these authorizations are valid for 30 days and one trip only. If the minor child has only one legal parent or guardian, the traveling parent/guardian must have evidence of sole custody.
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