A recent *InterNations* survey found that *Peru* has the highest prevalence of native-foreigner relationships in the world. Of the members within the expat network in Peru, they found “72 per cent of expats [were]in a relationship with a local resident.”
For many of these foreigner-local resident relationships, procedures involving legal status in Peru are about to get a lot easier.
*Migraciones* (Migrations) announced it is going to eliminate *130 requirements* they found unnecessary in procedures involving *legalization*** in the country.
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This news benefits a lot of foreigners in Peru. For example those who have had to present original documents to renew the *resident visas* of their families living in Peru. They will no longer need those original documents.
The National Superintendent of Immigration, *Boris Potozén*, said this along with other requirements will be eliminated.
“They will no longer ask for such absurd things such as a copy of a carnet de extranjería (foreign registration card), when it is something that they already administer, or request a copy of the DNI (ID), when I can just look it up in the Reniec system” Potozén told “Gestion”:http://gestion.pe/tu-dinero/migraciones-eliminara-130-requisitos-innecesarios-diversos-tramites-2144159.
They will only now require an affidavit from the foreign worker to renew *resident visas*.
These changes, and many others, are fixed in the Texto Único de Procedimientos Administrativos (TUPA) or Single Text of Administrative Procedures and will be realized in the next two weeks.