Bharti AXA TRAVEL INSURANCE Peru Visa Guide Overview There is something curious about this wonderful South American country. Peru is rich in natural beauty, it is calm and away from the worldly chaos, though it has a long history of civilizations and conflicts. Situated on the Western coast of South America, facing the majestic Pacific Ocean, Peru is one of the most unique travel destinations around the world, because of its rich natural and cultural heritage. Peru shares its borders with Ecuador and Colombia in the North, Brazil in the East, and Bolivia and Chile in the South. And one of the most mesmerizing places in Peru is the capital city Lima. A bay, a mountain ridge and beautiful cities connected through the highway running parallel to the sea-shore, that is Peru for you! The motto of Peru is ‘Firm and Happy for the Union’. People of Peru are really sweet, and their unique culture & culinary fervour adds a distinct charm in their hospitality. Also, if you are a sports enthusiast, you are in for a treat as the Pan American Games will be held in the capital city of Peru - Lima from July to September 2019. More than 8600 sportsmen will fight it out, to showcase their skills at 39 sports and 17 para sports. And more than 60,000 tourists from around the world will watch them as they qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But make sure that you get a travel insurance for Peru, before you embark on your journey to Peru. Outlined below is the Peru Travel and Visa Guide for Indian citizens. Application Process You can get a Tourist Visa or a Business Visa for Peru from the Embassy of Peru in New Delhi. The process and requirements are different for Tourist Visa and Business Visa. The other categories of Visa which fall under the purview of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru, might require additional processing and clearance from their headquarters in Peru. Here is a concise Peru tourist visa guide for Indian citizens. TOURIST VISA: If you wish to visit Peru only for recreational purposes, you can easily apply for a tourist Visa. The application for tourist Visa doesn’t validate a permanent residence, business activities and the purpose of immigration of the applicant. The requirements and process for the Tourist Visa is as per mentioned below. Application Process: - The tourist Visa applications are to be submitted at the Embassy of Peru in New Delhi. This is the only authorised office for India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, for issuing Peru tourist Visa. Make sure that your application is submitted here only. - The Embassy of Peru doesn’t accept Visa applications over email or courrier. It can be either in person or through an agent. - In case, your application is being submitted through an agent, the application will be processed upon the submission of the original file only. - The applicants from Bangladesh, Nepal or Sri Lanka, are required to furnish a Police Clearance Certificate along with the application. - The tourist Visa processing time is usually 4-5 days for Indian Nationals. Applications from other than Indian nationals might take around 10 days to be processed. - All the Visa applications are duly assessed and processed by the Peruvian Council and just submitting the Visa application doesn’t mean that you have received the Visa. - Holding a Yellow Fever Certificate is not mandatory for Peru Visa applications. Documents Required: - The applicant needs to hold a passport with minimum six months validity from the date of arrival in Peru. The photocopies of the passport needs to be submitted along with the application. - The applicant needs to submit two duly filled DGC 005 Form - hand-written or printed in black ink, to the embassy. - Along with the application, the applicant needs to attach 3 latest passport size photographs of 4.3 cm X 3.5 cm size. The face in the photograph should cover approx 70% to 80% area and the background of the image should be white. - The application also needs to have a cover letter signed by the applicant. - In case the applicants are employed, they must furnish a No Objection Certificate from their employer. The NOC must mention the date of joining the organization, the purpose of visit and duration of the stay in Peru. - The tentative itinerary of tourist visit, hotel reservation details and round-trip ticket booking for Peru are also to be submitted with the application. - If required, the applicant might have to attach the personal ITR Form 16 (Income Tax Return for one year) with the application. Keeping it handy would make the process a lot easier. - The statements from your bank regarding your account as well as fixed deposits is also required as a proof of your financial solvency. And if the trip is sponsored, the proof of financial solvency of the sponsor is also required to be submitted. - If the applicant is taking a sponsored trip to Peru, the sponsor needs to take full responsibility for all the cost of boarding, lodging and/ or repatriation, if needed. - In case of a sponsored trip, the identity proof of the Peruvian/ Indian sponsor such as Peruvian DNI, Passport or Indian Aadhar Card are also to be submitted. BUSINESS VISA: If you wish to engage in business activities in Peru, then you must apply for a Business Visa. The business Visa is mandatory if you are planning to engage in commercial and contractual activities. Until and unless there is an agreement between your government and Peruvian government allowing business visits without a visa, you can not engage in business activity in Peru without a valid business Visa. The requirements and process for the Peru business Visa are as per this concise Peru business visa guide for Indian citizens. Business Visa - Application Process: - The business Visa applications are also to be submitted at the Embassy of Peru in New Delhi. This is the only authorised office for India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, for issuing Peru business Visa. So, you must submit your application here only. - All the Visa applications are duly assessed and processed by the Peruvian Council and just submitting the Visa application doesn’t mean that you have received the Visa. - The Embassy of Peru doesn’t accept Visa applications over email or courrier. It can be either in person or through an agent. - In case, your application is being submitted through an agent, the application will be processed upon the submission of the original file only. - The applicants from Bangladesh, Nepal or Sri Lanka, are required to furnish a Police Clearance Certificate along with the application. The applicants from Iran needs to submit their application to the Embassy of Peru in Turkey. - The business Visa processing time is usually 4-5 days for Indian Nationals. Applications from other than Indian nationals might take around 10 days to be processed. - Upon submission of the business Visa application, the Consular Section of the Embassy of Peru has the right to ask for more documents and even an interview with the applicant, depending on their needs. - Holding a Yellow Fever Certificate is not mandatory for Peru business Visa applications. Business Visa - Documents Required: - The applicant needs to hold a passport with minimum six months validity from the date of arrival in Peru. The photocopies of the passport needs to be submitted along with the application. - The applicant needs to submit two duly filled DGC 005 Form - hand-written or printed in black ink, to the embassy. - Along with the application, the applicant needs to attach 3 latest passport size photographs of 4.3 cm X 3.5 cm size. The face in the photograph should cover approx 70% to 80% area and the background of the image should be white. - The application also needs to have a cover letter signed by the applicant. - You also need an invitation letter from your business associate in Peru, in English or Spanish. The letter needs to be mailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed on +91-11-4616 3301, by your business associate. - A letter from your organization, mentioning the company profile and purpose of the travel is also to be furnished along with your application. - You need to attach the proof of registration of your organization and a letter from any recognized organizations such as FICCI, ASSOCHAM, FIEO, APEDA, etc., confirming your organization’s registration too. - Along with the application, you need to attach the details of hotel reservation and round-trip ticket booking for Peru. - Your personal bank statements for the last 3 months, income tax receipt for the last financial year and salary slips for the last 6 months are also required for obtaining a business Visa. Important Update for Indian Citizens If you are an Indian national with an ordinary Indian passport, holding permanent residence OR if you have a visa with at least 6 months’ validity from USA, UK, Canada, Australia or any of the 26 Schengen countries of Europe; you don't need a temporary visa for Peru for the maximum 180 calendar days’ stay. From March 2017, the Indian citizens fulfilling these criteria, are exempted from the mandatory tourist visa. These 180 days’ stay may be a continuous stay or in the form of multiple visits in a year. The conditions of stay shall be determined by the immigraiton officers at the port of entry. So, you need to be very careful about the eligibility criteria, visa processes and documents required along with the application. And the above mentioned details are the processes and documents required for the tourist visa and business visa only. If you wish to migrate to Peru as an artist/ designated worker/ resident worker/ student/ working professional/ religious worker/ investor/ immigrant, you must first get in touch with the Peruvian Migratory Authority. Fees for Peru Visa: The typical Single/ Multiple Entry Visa for 90 days, is valid for one year and the visa application fee is INR 2250 for both tourist and business Visa. FAQs What are the types of visas offered by the Peruvian government? Even though the visa types offered by the Peru government can be mainly divided into business and tourist visas, some of the other sub-types include artist visa, appointed worker visa, student visa, catholic religious visa, independent investor visa, independent professional visa, among others. What are the fees for obtaining a Peruvian visa? The fees for Peruvian visa are INR 2250, which is common for both business and tourist visas. How important is travel insurance while travelling to Peru? Travel insurance is not mandatory, but its importance cannot be undermined. In case of unforeseen circumstances, travel insurance can save you from the brunt of overwhelming financial losses, such as through accidents and more. What is the best time to travel to Peru? Owing to the tropical conditions in the region, the best time to visit the region is during the dry season, which is between May and October. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Planning on an international trip? Take a look at our FAQ section that resolves commonly-asked queries on travel insurance. How do I benefit with Travel Insurance? Overseas travel insurance protects you when you are travelling in a foreign land. The insurance covers the expenses incurred during events like flight cancellation, illness, injury, misplaced baggage, loss of passport, etc. There would be financial reimbursement offered to cover the financial risk. Are Children and Senior citizens covered? 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