Peru Entry Requirements

Peru Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Germany Yes no Yes
Austria Yes no Yes
Switzerland Yes no Yes
Other EU countries Yes no Yes
Turkey Yes no Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must still be valid for at least 6 months upon entry.

Visa information

A visa is generally required except for citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for a non-extendable stay of up to 90 days per half year when arriving by air. Those arriving by land receive an entry card (“Tarjeta Andina de Migración”) on which the approved length of stay is noted. This applies to all visit purposes (tourism, business trips, visiting relatives etc.) unless otherwise stated: (a) EU countries and (b) Switzerland; (c) Turkey (tourists only).

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Germany and Austria Tourist and Business Visa: US$30. Tourist visa fees apply to nationals who require a visa and have a valid residence permit for Germany or Austria and are resident in Germany or Austria. Fees depend on the current exchange rate. Switzerland Tourist and Business Visa: US$30. Tourist visa fees apply to visa-required nationals who have a valid Swiss residency permit. Fees depend on the current exchange rate. Note: Student visas are currently not issued by consular posts.

Visa types and costs

Including tourist, business, student and transit visas. Embassy details.


Tourist Visa: Valid for 12 months for a maximum stay of 90 days. Business Visa: Valid for 12 months for a maximum stay of 90 days.


Travelers who otherwise require a visa and who fly on within 24 hours with the same aircraft or the next connecting flight, do not leave the transit area and have reserved seats do not require a transit visa. Valid travel documents and confirmation of seat reservation must be presented. In person at the consulate or in the consular section of the embassy (see contact addresses). Postal applications will only be processed in exceptional cases.

Application required

Tourist visa: (a) 1 application form (downloadable from the website of the relevant diplomatic mission). (b) 2 color passport photographs. (c) Passport that is still valid for at least 6 months upon entry (when applying for a business visa in Munich, a copy of the personal data is sufficient. The original of the passport must then be presented during the interview.). (d) Booking confirmation of the return or onward journey and proof of accommodation or invitation. (e) Visa fee (on application in cash or with a crossed check; also by bank transfer with receipt). (f) Evidence that the applicant has his permanent place of residence in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. (g) private travel: letter of invitation, legalized by the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or hotel reservation. (h) A prepaid registered return envelope. (i) Proof of sufficient financial means (copy of the last bank statement). Business visa additionally: (j) Company letter stating the duration, the reason for the visit and the Peruvian companies to be visited. (k) Invitation of the business partner in Peru with justification for the business trip.

Processing time

Different. Information can be obtained from the responsible consular representatives (see contact addresses).

Proof of sufficient funds

Foreigners must have sufficient funds during their stay.

Legally Required Registration

Business travelers of all nationalities require a business visa and are required to register in Peru. Upon arrival, they must report to the Superintendencia Nacional de Contribuciones (Financial Authority).

Documents required upon entry

Occasionally, the return or onward ticket must be presented.

Extension of stay

Tourist and business visas are non-extendable.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Minors under the age of 18 traveling alone or accompanied by only one parent who also have Peruvian nationality (for stays longer than 90 days) or who are resident in Peru require a declaration of consent from the parents not traveling with them, certified by a Peruvian notary, in order to leave Peru. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU).

Entry with pets

For dogs and cats, an international vaccination card (available from the official veterinarian) is required, which contains information about the owner, the identity of the animal and a rabies vaccination (at least 30 days old) and both the official veterinarian and the superordinate German, Austrian or Swiss office (in Berlin this is the registry office Berlin I) and finally authenticated by the responsible Peruvian consulate. An official veterinary certificate is also required that the animal is free of diseases, which must also go through the certification process described. A quarantine is then not necessary in Peru.

Peru Entry Requirements