Traveling to Peru

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Peru Visa & Passport Requirements

Peru Visa & Passport Requirements

*** Updated: February 23, 2018

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Rest of World Citizen of countries NOT mentioned on this list, it is vital that you check your specific visa requirements before traveling to Peru. We recommend visiting VisaHQ to stay up-to-date with all the latest visa & passport requirements.

** Note for Travelers from New Zealand, South Africa, and other Latin American countries

Travelers from New Zealand, South Africa, and many other Latin American countries DO NOT REQUIRE A VISA to enter Peru. However, it is still very important you check with your local consulate or embassy for the most up-to-date visa & passport requirements.

Passport Requirements:

Citizens of ALL countries: To enter Peru, your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your travel dates. For example, if you are traveling to Peru in March, your passport must be valid through September of that year.

We strongly recommend making copies of your passport. Keep your original passport locked away in the safe of your hotel and carry a photocopy of your passport with you during your travels. You might also consider purchasing a passport holder to keep all your documents safe.

Visa Requirements:

With a few exceptions, visas for citizens of the USA, UK, Canada, Japan, and most other EU Nationals are NOT REQUIRED for entry into Peru. 

Tourists are permitted a 183-day, non-extendable stay, stamped into passports, as well as a tourist card called a Tarjeta Andina de Migración (Andean Immigration Card). Do not lose this! It must be returned upon exiting the country. 

Note: If you are considering extending your stay, request the full amount of time to the immigration officer at the point of entry, since they have a tendency to issue 30-day or 90-day stays.

If you lose your tourist card, visit an oficina de migraciónes (immigration office) for a replacement. 

Processing Time for Visas:

If your nationality requires a visa, allow for at least 24 hours for visa processing. 

We always recommend that if you need to apply for a visa, you do so as soon as your flights have been scheduled.

Vaccination Recommendations: 

We highly recommend visiting the World Health Organization website for the most up-to-date country-specific vaccination requirements. 


Embassy of the Republic of Peru in the USA
1700 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington DC, 20036
Telephone: +1 (202) 833 9860
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Consulate of Peru in Seattle, United States
3717 NE, 157th Street Suite 100

Seattle, Washington 98155
Contact: Mr. Miguel Angela

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