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by sunflower
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to buy carpets
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Re: Where to buy carpets

Thanks Andrew, but my original post is 5 years old, my daughter outgrown the need for a lovely carpet and I doubt that it's worth that someone in Lima, OH ships a children's carpet to Lima, Peru. Have a nice day.
by sunflower
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Changes
Replies: 56
Views: 10762

Re: Immigration Changes

I wasn't talking about the 1991 law. There have been changes in between, probably not by law but by decreto or whatsoever. Probably ten years back you only got 90 days when arriving and then could extent your tourist visa at then called DIGEMIN (today Migraciones). Then in 2008 or so the rule 90 day...
by sunflower
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Changes
Replies: 56
Views: 10762

Re: Immigration Changes

craig wrote:Disappointing to the sensibilities of Europeans and USians this will probably not entail execution.


Honestly? Not sure what your problem is Craig.
by sunflower
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Changes
Replies: 56
Views: 10762

Re: Immigration Changes

Border hopping was never officially allowed or forbidden. The old law (sorry can't remember the number) allowed tourist to stay 183 days in the country leaving open if this is per year or per visit. This vagueness of the law made border hopping in Peru possible, neither really legal nor illegal. The...
by sunflower
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Changes
Replies: 56
Views: 10762

Re: Immigration Changes

Because they are from more wealthy countries and usually are more rich/educated and are not here to work illegally, So most of the time they contribute but not take up jobs/resources. So if you are coming from a rich country and contribute to the economy you are allowed to break the laws of your ho...
by sunflower
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Changes
Replies: 56
Views: 10762

Re: Immigration Changes

I absolutely agree with you. I never understood why it is ok and no big deal for North Americans or Europeans to overstay their visa or work without the appropriate visa in Peru while back home they considered those people illegals and everyone wants to get rid of them.
by sunflower
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Changes
Replies: 56
Views: 10762

Re: Immigration Changes

When I understood correctly it is 183 days per 365 days.
by sunflower
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Changes
Replies: 56
Views: 10762

Re: Immigration Changes

Honestly, I have read mentioned article and just scanned the new law as well and don't get it. For years now there have been temporal visas and residential visas; seems to me this isn't new, the process / execution / timeframes might differ. I don't get the part about volunteering. Peru never had a ...
by sunflower
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Applying for residency
Replies: 0
Views: 326

Applying for residency

I have a few question regarding applying for residency in Peru, I hope someone can answer. When you want to apply for a resident visa (cambia de calidad migratoria), do you still have to pay at Banco de la Nacion in person? Or is it possible to pay at an ATM / online banking? Anyone knows the "...
by sunflower
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where, how and when to pay visa overstay fine at Lima airport
Replies: 8
Views: 4204

Re: Where, how and when to pay visa overstay fine at Lima airport

So the fee is still US$ 1 per day you overstayed?

Any idea if and / or when the new immigration law goes into effect? Or is it completely of the table?
by sunflower
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Oktoberfest / Beer Festivals in Lima and Peru
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Oktoberfest / Beer Festivals in Lima and Peru

A few years back there were quite a few different Oktoberfests in Lima and Peru. When I remember correctly there was the “original” Lima Oktoberfest Peru Cusqueña , then the Oktoberfestival in Miraflores, the small ACAP Oktoberfest at Treff, an Oktoberfest in Cusco, Arequipa and Pozuzo, the Fiesta d...
by sunflower
Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Claro credit check
Replies: 4
Views: 6151

Re: Claro credit check

If you have a pre-paid sim call *777 and then choose option 1.

Or enter *777# and they send you a SMS with your Saldo.

Or send an SMS to the number 777 with the word "SALDO"

Or register with miclaro
by sunflower
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Question - License (Canje extranjero) change from the US
Replies: 1
Views: 1678

Re: Question - License (Canje extranjero) change from the US

Can't explicitly state anything for your driving license; but all foreign documents any authority in Peru asks you for have to have an Apsotille and have to be translated into Spanish.
by sunflower
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What dog food have you found or are feeding your dog?
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: What dog food have you found or are feeding your dog?

not sure how big your dog is, but shipping dog food to Peru??? I lived nine years in Lima and had two dogs. In supermarkets you find at least 4 or 5 different brands. At the beginning I fed my dogs Pedigree and one other brand I can't remember the name; later I went to one of the numerous pet shops ...
by sunflower
Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New to Lima - Safety concerns
Replies: 24
Views: 4127

Re: New to Lima - Safety concerns

Wow, I'm speechless ... and that doesn't happen very often :-) Thank you teamoperu for your lovely words.
by sunflower
Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New to Lima - Safety concerns
Replies: 24
Views: 4127

Re: New to Lima - Safety concerns

Really? Do you think so? Sorry, I have to disappoint you. There are a few things I miss, sure; but no, right now there is nothing pulling me back to Peru soon. I'm actually very happy and content where I am right now :-)
by sunflower
Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International Movers and Moving Boxes
Replies: 7
Views: 1638

Re: International Movers and Moving Boxes

I just send you a very detailed E-mail through this board about our experience. Wish you all the best.
by sunflower
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New to Lima - Safety concerns
Replies: 24
Views: 4127

Re: New to Lima - Safety concerns

gringito wrote:
PS:
@sunflower: the Caribbean seem to be boring....


You seem to have no idea .... :D
by sunflower
Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New to Lima - Safety concerns
Replies: 24
Views: 4127

Re: New to Lima - Safety concerns

Lived over 9 years in Lima and even rode my bike on a regular basis ... and I'm still alive to now enjoy the Caribbean :-)

Use you common sense, be a little bit more careful and observant and most important enjoy your half year in Lima ... it's a really great place to stay for a certain time.
by sunflower
Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Service Dog
Replies: 3
Views: 1813

Re: Service Dog

As far as I know there is only one law in Peru regarding service dogs and this only aims at service dogs for visually impaired people. Just google Ley 29830 which establishes that assistance dogs are allowed to enter all public and private places incl. public transport. Be aware that people in Peru ...
by sunflower
Sun May 17, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet Process
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: Carnet Process

A Peruvian company has to help a foreigner with the work visa / carné when they want to employ him / her. They have to sign a proper work contract with the foreigner, have to have all their SUNAT stuff in order, get the contract approved by the ministerio de trabajo and then help with the applicatio...
by sunflower
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to buy Puff Pastry / Danish Pastry
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

Re: Where to buy Puff Pastry / Danish Pastry

Sometimes you can find puff pastry at Wong (Av. Benavides con Av. Panama); but it's not deep frozen. They have it on the cooling shelves near the cream cheeses / masa para empanadas. The dough is already rolled out and packed in a flat plastic bag.
by sunflower
Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Lima Domains for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 495

Lima Domains for sale

We are selling the following .com domains: limanight.com – 11 years old - Registered until 27 Jul 2016 – 150.00 USD (includes limanoche.com) limanoche.com - 6 years old - Registered until 24 Jun 2016 - 150.00 USD (includes limannight.com) forumperu.com – 9 years old - Registered until 27 Jul 2016 (p...
by sunflower
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: work visa
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: work visa

As soon your work visa is approved and you have your carné, you are a legal foreign resident in Peru. Then your husband can apply for a "Visa Familiar de Residente para el caso de casado con extranjera residente en el pais"; so a family visa based on being married to a foreign resident.
by sunflower
Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: WIFE REFUSES TO DIVORCE URGENT HELP NEEDED
Replies: 38
Views: 5394

Re: WIFE REFUSES TO DIVORCE URGENT HELP NEEDED

When I renewed my visa residente (married to a Peruvian) at the beginning of this year, they didn't want a Carta de Garantia, but a Declaracion jurada para prorroga de residencia de familiar. With this declaration the Peruvian spouse has to declare that he / she still is related to the foreigner and...
by sunflower
Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: For Sale - Electronics, Power Tools, Plants, ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

Re: For Sale - Electronics, Power Tools, Plants, ...

No, sorry. Everything is sold!
by sunflower
Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Organic / health food Shop
Replies: 7
Views: 1705

Re: Organic / health food Shop

I've never seen almond butter or coconut flour in Lima and I fear you have to use the "normal" imported peanut butter. But in the past few years the organic market is slowly growing in Lima. Here a few markets and shops where you can get organic stuff: Mercados ⋅ Bio Feria Mirafl...
by sunflower
Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: For Sale - Electronics, Power Tools, Plants, ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

Re: For Sale - Electronics, Power Tools, Plants, ...

Top Craft is a European brand.

Anyway all tools and other stuff we had is sold!
by sunflower
Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: For Sale - Electronics, Power Tools, Plants, ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

Re: For Sale - Electronics, Power Tools, Plants, ...

We sold most of our stuff, but still have a few items left. Just have a look at http://www.mediaoff.com/4-sale.pdf where you find the updated list.

And by the way, even though not on the pdf, we as well still have a few plants that are on sale.
by sunflower
Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: familiar de residente y inmigrante por familiar residente
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: familiar de residente y inmigrante por familiar residente

You will need a recent copy of your "Peruvian" marriage certificate; you can't apply with your UK marriage certificate any more. If you are married to a Peruvian and want to apply for your family visa in Peru, your marriage has to be registered either at a Peruvian consulate abroad (in you...
by sunflower
Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: For Sale - Electronics, Power Tools, Plants, ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

Re: For Sale - Electronics, Power Tools, Plants, ...

Just send you an e-mail
by sunflower
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transferring Residency passport stamp
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Re: Transferring Residency passport stamp

3 tramites just because of a new passport???? I can't believe it.

Why is Peru making it so complicated to have your documents in order?
by sunflower
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transferring Residency passport stamp
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Re: Transferring Residency passport stamp

I'm waiting for my new passport as well and was also seaching how it works on the Migraciones website. Check out "Registro de Extranjeros" - Traslado de Sello http://www.migraciones.gob.pe/index.php/traslado-de-sellos-residentes-e-inmigrantes/ Seems to be an easy process without appointmen...
by sunflower
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HELP: How to become a resident in Peru?
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Re: HELP: How to become a resident in Peru?

... 2 weeks only, ... Can anybody tell me if that is OK or what I should need to know / do in that situation During the processing time of you resident visa you are not allowed to leave the country. You can apply for a permission to leave Peru, but personally I think it's not recommended. Additiona...
by sunflower
Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: For Sale - Electronics, Power Tools, Plants, ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

For Sale - Electronics, Power Tools, Plants, ...

As we are moving we have a few items for sale: mostly some household electronics, lots of power tools, action cam, sewing machine, big plasma monitor, stereo, small UPS, transformers 220V to 110V ... and of course my beloved plants. Check out http://www.mediaoff.com/4-sale.pdf to see the complete li...
by sunflower
Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LimaEasy - The online Lima Guide for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 458

LimaEasy - The online Lima Guide for sale

Most of you surely know the website http://www.limaeasy.com, the online Lima city guide, my husband and I started 7 years ago. Due to a new job sending us abroad and a few other projects, we won’t be locals anymore and unfortunately won’t have enough time in the future to continue with LimaEasy. Eve...
by sunflower
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Permeant authorisation for one parent to travel with kids?
Replies: 8
Views: 1104

Re: Permeant authorisation for one parent to travel with kids?

We actually have the same problem: my husband will leave 5 or 6 weeks before me and I will travel with the kids alone. As the permiso para viajar is only valid 30 days, he can't get one before he leaves. So yesterday we went to a notary to check out other options. As fanning already described the pa...
by sunflower
Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International Movers and Moving Boxes
Replies: 7
Views: 1638

Re: International Movers and Moving Boxes

Thank you so much for your lovely words, Alan. Honestly I will miss ExpatPeru. From the day we arrived in Peru to now 8 years later it was such a great source of information with an incredible community always willing to help and give advice. I hope you can keep up the great work you are doing here....
by sunflower
Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International Movers and Moving Boxes
Replies: 7
Views: 1638

Re: International Movers and Moving Boxes

Thanks guys. I will get in touch with both and have them send me a quote. And just for information: the moving boxes with holes at the sides aren't common here. So I just bought moving boxes without at Sodimac. I found them quite expensive: box 60 x 40 cm was S/. 6.50, 60 x 60 cm was S/. 8.50 and th...
by sunflower
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International Movers and Moving Boxes
Replies: 7
Views: 1638

International Movers and Moving Boxes

Can anyone recommend a reliable mover for moving from Lima to Mexico?

And any ideas where I can find moving boxes, preferable the ones with holes in the sides for easy carrying?
by sunflower
Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: National Paso show at Mamacona
Replies: 1
Views: 464

Re: National Paso show at Mamacona

Best get in contact with the Hacienda Mamacona http://www.haciendamamacona.com.pe/; probably they already now know the dates for 2015
by sunflower
Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Womens Shoes - Larger sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: Womens Shoes - Larger sizes

Oh yes that's sounds so familiar. :) There might be no difference when it comes to running shoes or climbing boots (which in Peru I bought in the mens section), but until now I never saw dress flats or high heels for men and think that mens dress shoes might look a bit funny with my suit or dress go...
by sunflower
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Volunteer in Peruvian Selva?
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: Volunteer in Peruvian Selva?

That's sounds absolutely great! Thanks a lot!
by sunflower
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: shipping meds to Peru?
Replies: 11
Views: 2121

Re: shipping meds to Peru?

Yes very good idea.

I personally would add Inkafarma http://www.inkafarma.com.pe/ to your list. They were the only ones answering my mail when I was looking for a special medication.
by sunflower
Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet de extranjeria
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Carnet de extranjeria

Actually there is not a lot to say about canceling your resident visa. On the website of Migraciones you find the requirements. http://www.migraciones.gob.pe/index.php/cancelacion-de-residencia-y-ficha-de-salida-definitiva/ I think you only can stay a few days after your application of canceling you...
by sunflower
Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Keurig
Replies: 15
Views: 2543

Re: Keurig

I'm not a coffee drinker, so can't participate in the discussion about tastiness. But why don't you get a Mucho Gusto coffee maker. You can buy the machine in different variations here and get these small cups with coffee in them that you put into the coffee maker in most supermarkets. I was told th...
by sunflower
Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: shipping meds to Peru?
Replies: 11
Views: 2121

Re: shipping meds to Peru?

All medication "imported" to Peru has to be registered with the Ministerio de Salud. That's at least what the law says. Exception: tourists can bring medication for their personal use into the country. Stay away from UPS, DHL, Fedex; they will give you trouble. If you are only coming to Pe...
by sunflower
Sat May 31, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Womens Shoes - Larger sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: Womens Shoes - Larger sizes

I feel with you. I have shoe size 41 and it's nearly impossible to find shoes here this size or larger. A few month ago I found 1 (!!!) really nice pair at Payless Shoes at Angamos Plaza, sometimes the branch in Miraflores on Av. Larco near the Ovalo has women shoes size 41 and 42. The offer is very...
by sunflower
Mon May 26, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tamarind
Replies: 0
Views: 269

Tamarind

I always wondered for what Peruvians use tamarind that you can buy here as "block" or the fresh pods? I only know that lots of Peruvians make agua de tamarindo with it. Any other uses in the Peruvian kitchen?
by sunflower
Sat May 24, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Volunteer in Peruvian Selva?
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Volunteer in Peruvian Selva?

A friend of mine would like to do some volunteer work for about 3 to 4 months at a rainforest or animal project. But it seems that for a lot of volunteer options in this area you have to pay 4 digit fees. :cry: Can anyone recommend a program / project where one can volunteer for free or at least onl...

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