Peru: Migrations office to eliminate 130 unnecessary procedures


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”:

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.



Hillary Ojeda

Hillary moved to Peru in August of 2014 to learn Spanish, live with her family, and pursue writing. Born and raised in Bakersfield, Ca, Hillary earned her B.A. in Anthropology at University of California, Berkeley. Since moving to Peru she drinks fermented potato and coca concoctions daily and is enjoying learning about the abundant and natural andean foods of the country. Hillary hopes one day to become an investigative journalist. You can follow her blog.