Government Of Peru Requires Six-Month Validity On Passports To Enter Peru


Effective since January 1, 2019, the Government of Peru is enforcing a new immigration law that requires all foreign travelers to have a minimum of six months’ validity on their passports upon entry into Peru.

The US Embassy in Peru notified this information through a press release, adding that “travelers not meeting this requirement will be denied boarding at their point of origin, while transferring planes, or denied entry into Peru, upon arrival”.

If this were to happen, the travelers will have to return to their point of origin, so it is important to verify your documents before planning a trip.

“The US Embassy cannot intervene on behalf of travelers not abiding by Peruvian immigration law”, the press release informed.

In Peru, US Passports can be renewed, by making an appointment at the US Embassy in Lima, following the instructions found at this link:

To apply for an emergency passport for immediate travel, please send an email to LimaACS@state.gov.

To make an appointment: http://lima.usembassy.gov/service.html.

“For travelers in the United States, passport renewal in the United States takes four to six weeks but can be expedited in two weeks for an extra fee”, they explained.

(Source: Press release)
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Ermelinda is a journalist from Caracas, Venezuela. She has a Master’s degree in Digital Journalism and has recently finished a technical degree in Veterinary Assistance because of her love for animals. She likes to do sports, but especially ballet, which she has practiced for more than 17 years. Her passion is to read, write, and blog about different topics, as well as travel whenever she can.