Peru Travel and Visa Requirements for Nigerian Citizens

Travel and Visa Requirements for Nigerian Citizens Travelling to Peru

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About Peru

Peru is a South American country with a population of 31 million; where it is always happy hour.

General Requirements for Peru Visa
  • Visa application form completely filled (in block letters) and signed.
  • Recent passport-sized photographs which captures the full face and taken in white background.
  • National passport with validity exceeding the expected return date, with at least two blank pages.
  • Copy of the passports data sheet (page on which the photo is located).
  • Copies of your previous visas (if any).
  • A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Peru and itinerary.
  • Flight Itinerary with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Peru.
  • Health Insurance. Proof of health insurance covering international travel.
  • Foreign Exchange or Credit Card copy. Applicant must provide Foreign Exchange or Credit Card copy.
  • Hotel reservation for the duration of the intended stay in Peru.
  • A proof of your civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse if applicable).
Types of Peru Visa

Peru Tourist visa


Processing Time 5 - 7 days

Duration of Stay 90 days

Visa Fee $160.00


Eligibility

  • This is the type of visa issued to persons who intend to visit Peru for tourism purposes.
  • Travelers need a passport valid for at least half a year with at least 2 free pages in the visa section when entering Peru.
  • The maximum stay in Peru on a tourist visa is 183 days (per year). You can't extend your tourist visa once you have entered Peru.
  • Peruvian tourist visa are single entry visa only. Like in most countries around the world, you are not allowed to work on a tourist visa.
  • South Africans can get a tourist visa at the airport or any other Peruvian border without applying for it at an embassy or consulate, but this option is not available to Nigerians.
  • According to Peruvian law foreign visitors must have a return or onward ticket /passage when entering the country.
  • While this law isn't enforced by Peruvian immigration, airlines often demand to see a return or onward ticket when checking in for a flight to Peru. If you can't provide one, most airlines refuse boarding the plane. So in case you are planning to leave Peru for example by bus, check with the airline, if they accept a bus ticket or similar to avoid unpleasant surprises at the airport.
  • In case you need to sign any important contracts (work contract, apartment purchase, sometimes even a marriage certificate...) you need a permission to sign contracts otherwise the papers are not legal. You can get this permit quite easily at the Immigration Office "Dirección General de Migraciones y Naturalizacion", Av. España 734 in Breña.
  • For journalists traveling to Peru, a Peru press visa is required. Journalists must present a letter from the company stating the purpose of visit and the equipment that must be transported along with the visit.

Peru Business visa


Processing Time 5 - 7 days

Duration of Stay 90 days

Visa Fee $160.00


Eligibility

  • This is type of visa issued to Nigerians traveling to Peru for business purposes.
  • Anyone travelling to Peru for business has to apply for a business visa at a Peruvian Consulate before entering the country.
  • The maximum stay on a business is 183 day within a 365 days period, but the consulates abroad reserve the right to grant visas for shorter stays.
  • Peruvian business visa can't be extended.
  • Holders of this visa are able to attend business meetings and sign contracts and agreements while in Peru.
  • The Peruvian business visa is a multiple entry visa and entitles its holder to enter Peru within a time period of 12 months from the date of issue.
  • The maximum stay on a business is 183 days per year, but the consulates abroad reserve the right to grant visas for shorter stays.
  • Peruvian business visa can't be extended.
  • Applicants must provide a letter from the company sponsoring the business trip, indicating the purpose of the visit to Peru, length of the stay, and assurance that the business person is travelling with sufficient funds to last the duration of the trip.
  • Proof of legal residency in the area or country under the consulates jurisdiction.
  • The specific purpose of the trip must also be clearly indicated.

Peru Work visa


Processing Time 5 - 7 days

Duration of Stay 90 days

Visa Fee $160.00


Eligibility

  • If you want to work in Peru you will need a special visa called “el Carné de extranjeria” which could be translated as “Foreign Resident ID Card”.
  • With the “Carné de extranjeria” you are allowed to work in Peru and you don’t have a limit on the number of days you can stay. However you will need to pay $20 a year and an initial fee of $200.
  • Other than being married to a Peruvian or having Peruvian family, to apply for the Carné de extranjeria you will need to have a contract with a company that wants to hire you.
  • The contract must be for a year minimum.
  • Unfortunately it is more complicated for companies to hire a foreigner than to hire a Peruvian and they are only allowed to hire a certain amount of foreigners to their company.
  • An initial application fee of $49.90 applies to this visa.
  • The process of applying for the Carné de extranjeria can be a bit complicated and the procedure is not always the same for everyone.
  • So, make sure that you ask about the details of the procedure at the immigration office.
  • Not all officials speak English, so if you aren’t fluent in Spanish make sure you bring someone who can translate for you.
  • Peru has no special visa for volunteers. Travelers planning to volunteer in Peru will enter the country on a tourist visa and are allowed to volunteer (without payment) at a charitable organization or institution for a maximum of 183 days.

Peru Student visa


Processing Time 5 - 7 days

Duration of Stay 90 days

Visa Fee $160.00


Eligibility

  • People going to Peru to study will need a student visa.
  • Students wanting to intern (without payment) at a Peruvian company also have to apply for a student visa.
  • Note that the Peruvian educational institution or training facility has to be recognized by the Peruvian Ministry of Education or the National Assembly of University Rectors.
  • In some cases "short-term" students and participants of study abroad programs don't have to apply for a student visa.
  • You should contact the nearest Peruvian consulate to check if this exception applies to you.
  • While Peruvian Consulates in the US still issue student visa for three-month stays (which can be extended once you entered Peru), Peruvian Diplomatic Missions in other countries don't issue Student Visa anymore.
  • Students or interns have to enter Peru on a tourist visa and then change their immigration status at Peru's immigration office.
  • Students need to present an enrollment certification issued by a recognized educational institution.
  • Interns will present an official letter from the foreign university or higher education institution, legalized by the Peruvian Consulate (or stamped with an Apostille) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Proof of sufficient financial resources to fund your studies or internship in Peru is also required.
Peru Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Nigeria
Peru

Address: Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central District Area, Abuja, Nigeria

Phone: Phone: (234)-9-461-4000

Email: Email: consularabuja@state.gov