More than 200,000 Venezuelan citizens are currently in Peru, the vast majority of them as tourists, with 183 days of authorized stay in the country, informed the National Superintendent of Migration, Eduardo Sevilla Echevarría, according to Andina.
“Of that number, more than 36,000 have the Temporary Permit Permit (PTP), which allows them to regularize their immigration status and access to employment, subject to tax payments, and basic health and education services.”, the media says.
The Venezuelan migratory phenomenon is regional and not confined to Peru, said Sevilla, who added that both the World Organization for Migration and the United Nations Agency for Refugees have asked the countries to welcome these migrants and adopt formulas to regularize them.
Peru implemented in 2017 a Temporary Permit of Permanence (PTP), which allows Venezuelans to normalize their migratory status in the country.
“He indicated that a group of Venezuelan citizens who are in the condition of tourists in Peru is opting to process the PTP; while another continue their journey to the south of the country, bound for Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.”, said Andina referring to comments made by Sevilla.
This exodus from Venezuela is a consequence of the humanitarian and social crisis that is taking place in the South American country as a result of Nicolas Maduro’s administration.
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