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by TonyLeslie
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Employee Problems and Solutions
Replies: 16
Views: 1402

Re: Employee Problems and Solutions

Slightly off track, but I walk past Migraciones 4 days a week as part of my exercise routine and I have never seen so many Venezuelanos waiting to get in as I have today. I reckon a thousand at least were lined up against normally 3-400. I think it would be impossible for staff to service every pers...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interpol Schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Re: Interpol Schedule

It used to be 7.30 to 11.00 am. or therabouts for enquiries. Most things you need to do there regarding checks will be start around 8.30 to 9.00 am. That includes dental checks, finger prints and paperwork. I do not know of any changes that might have occured since I was there last year.
by TonyLeslie
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Prórroga de Residencia Online Appointments
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Prórroga de Residencia Online Appointments

That option will come up when you actually go through the process. Likewise, you do not have to accept the first option that comes up and you can look for other times and dates.
by TonyLeslie
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Grace period for expired C.E. before leaving Perú???
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Grace period for expired C.E. before leaving Perú???

I use the old fashion method when I want to clarify something. A visit to Migraciones information centre if you're in Lima. Go and find out as soon as possible, then you will have time and advice of the best way forward. Migraciones have simplified a lot of their regulations and it may be as simple ...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Citizenship by Marriage -- it's all changed
Replies: 53
Views: 14371

Re: Citizenship by Marriage -- it's all changed

Danny55, can't help you much other than I can tell you they will go through everything in exact detail. I have put mine on hold till next year for a number of reasons, which include the tension caused in the household, the amount of hours my wife was missing from her work, (40 hours in 4 months) and...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Border Hopping - Help!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1549

Re: Border Hopping - Help!!

Why would he get a 5 year block from returning to Peru if he has a Tourist Visa that does not expire for another 2-3weeks? You trying to scare him?
by TonyLeslie
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Information disappears
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Information disappears

Twice I have written extensive information and I mean step by step extensive information, regarding my experience relating to the topic of whether you can do the Interpol Interview before you go to Migraciones, as I have just completed the Interview at Interpol. Both times, in excess of one hour of ...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Citizenship by Marriage -- it's all changed
Replies: 53
Views: 14371

Re: Citizenship by Marriage -- it's all changed

I am going through the Citizenship by marriage at the moment. I will give update details when I have finished the ordeal, but I can tell you there is no tests for citizenship through marriage. You have to go through Interpol again, but that is no different than when you did the same for your carnet....
by TonyLeslie
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: INTERPOL paperwork before Resident paperwork? Is it possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 3140

Re: INTERPOL paperwork before Resident paperwork? Is it possible?

That is a great help, FDiH, it gives an insight of where we are going and what to do before we go to Migraciones to start the procedure. I will do a post myself when we have progressed through the system.
by TonyLeslie
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: INTERPOL paperwork before Resident paperwork? Is it possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 3140

Re: INTERPOL paperwork before Resident paperwork? Is it possible?

Thanks again cariboso, very much appreciated.
by TonyLeslie
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: INTERPOL paperwork before Resident paperwork? Is it possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 3140

Re: INTERPOL paperwork before Resident paperwork? Is it possible?

OK cariboso, sounds good enough for me, thanks. Was there any other information you needed to take to Interpol besides the application number. Myself and others will appreciate your information.
by TonyLeslie
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: INTERPOL paperwork before Resident paperwork? Is it possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 3140

Re: INTERPOL paperwork before Resident paperwork? Is it possible?

Thanks cariboso. Unfortunately we now have two opinions, so can anyone else help with the procedures required?
by TonyLeslie
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: INTERPOL paperwork before Resident paperwork? Is it possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 3140

Re: INTERPOL paperwork before Resident paperwork? Is it possible?

I have just decided to try for residency myself. My question is, do you actually need to take anything in particular to Interpol? Initially, I was thinking of having most of my paperwork with me just in case, but this "convenient post" has opened up the question I was pondering. Also, is t...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet Renewal
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: Carnet Renewal

Step 1: Go to Migraciones Information Desk and get a copy of the latest updates. There has been a number of modifications to make it easier.
by TonyLeslie
Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Real Estate Prices HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 1039

Re: Real Estate Prices HELP

dez is probably correct, Peruvians are notorias for not dropping their prices even if the house/department has been for sale for 12 months or more. Also they rarely choose a price compatable for their own area, usually it is based on a better district.
by TonyLeslie
Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Migraciones?
Replies: 7
Views: 1507

Re: Migraciones?

Compared to just a couple of years ago, I find Migrations extremely efficient and streamlined. True that is in regard to Carne De Extranjería for married Expats specifically. The current renewal system is only one piece of paper from the Information counter and your carnet. You only need to write yo...
by TonyLeslie
Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cultural Peculiarities
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Re: Cultural Peculiarities

If they all sit down at midnight to eat, who the hell lets off the million fireworks that start at midnight? I would be interested in knowing when the fireworks tradition started as well. Understand New Years Eve, but over the last couple of years, I think Christmas night seems to be edging in front...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Would like to find an Imigration Lawyer
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Re: Would like to find an Imigration Lawyer

The answer is on another thread, but I cannot remember the heading at the moment. From memory when I did this in 2015 .... If you are in Lima, just take your passports to Immigraciones, go to Informes (Point number one) and tell the person there. You will get a slip with a number on it and when the ...
by TonyLeslie
Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New immigration law
Replies: 94
Views: 26498

Re: New immigration law

So it is becoming obvious with all these posts that no one wants to consider going to the Immigration Information Desk, talking to someone there who has English and finding out the facts first hand. I would not be surprised if they not only gave you all the information but also the paper work you mi...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: how much do you spend on menu?
Replies: 17
Views: 5374

Re: how much do you spend on menu?

Dear oh dear caliguy, my wife and I live and eat out at Brena all the time without problems and have done for several years. We probably do not go to the $/.6.00 restaurants much these days but anything around $/. 8-20 mark. I find one of the biggest problems here is you pay $/.17-20 soles, eat as m...
by TonyLeslie
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Serpost Strike
Replies: 28
Views: 7401

Re: Serpost Strike

Don't know if it will help or even if they are still open everyday, but I was at Serpost at Avenida Cuba, Jesus Maria, close to Salavery on Tuesday (1/12) and at least had my Christmas cards accepted. They did not have a lot of staff on hand and only one counter was open. Whether the cards will actu...
by TonyLeslie
Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Spanish Lessons S/.5
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: Spanish Lessons S/.5

Do we know the teacher?
by TonyLeslie
Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet de Extranjeria
Replies: 5
Views: 2700

Re: Carnet de Extranjeria

Actually the easiest way and in my opinion, the best advice if you are in Lima, is to go directly to Migraciones in Breña, go to the information desk and ask for and get all the information you require. They should also give you all the details you will need for your trip to Interpol as well. Gettin...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: registering new passport with DIGEMIN
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Re: registering new passport with DIGEMIN

Don't know if this is exactly what your asking for, but I had to register my new passport today (4th Sept) and I will need to get a new Carnet issued as well. I do not know if you have a Carnet or not, but if you do, then the number on your new passport will not be the same as the passport number on...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Security change at USA Embassy in Lima
Replies: 20
Views: 2907

Re: Security change at USA Embassy in Lima

In reference to the enquiry by ironchefchris, I have only had need to go to the Australian Embassy twice and one of those was to vote, but from my brief experience, they were all very polite and efficient. Obviously it is a lot smaller than the U.S Embassy, so that must be taken into account. Certai...
by TonyLeslie
Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee Thread - 2015
Replies: 55
Views: 6802

Re: Coffee Thread - 2015

Interesting one Caliguy. I actually bought Cafe Risso whole beans at Expo Cafe Peru about 2013 I think it was and was really impressed with the taste. When I eventually made it to Lince and had a coffee, It was terrible and I was disappointed with it. At the time I put it down to the Barista(?) who ...
by TonyLeslie
Thu May 14, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Debit Card Smart Chip issues in Peruvian Banks
Replies: 7
Views: 2537

Re: Debit Card Smart Chip issues in Peruvian Banks

Been using my chipped cards from Australia without any problems. Stopped using Scotia Bank ATM's though because they now add a $15.00 extra charge for withdrawals. I have just finished some renovations in our department and used the cards at many places like Decor Centre, Sodimacs, Oeschle and other...
by TonyLeslie
Sat May 09, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What is your favorite store-bought coffee?
Replies: 11
Views: 2371

Re: What is your favorite store-bought coffee?

Not a store, but I still like the coffee from Cafe Verde in Miraflores. Watch it being roasted fresh every Monday.
by TonyLeslie
Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee Thread - 2015
Replies: 55
Views: 6802

Re: Coffee Thread - 2015

A topic after my own heart. Comes directly after wine and beer. Have read a couple of interesting articles of late, which I will share with you. Boiled Greek Coffee has, after recent studies, been declared the best coffee you can drink to help your vascular system. Stronger than the normal coffee, b...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Taking a trip south.
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: Taking a trip south.

You suggested you will be on the road for 10 days, is that one way only? I cannot see how you will have much time for site seeing if your going from Lima to Santiago and possibly Argentina, which will probably be Mendoza, as it's the closest big city in Argentina to the Chilean Border. I struggle to...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tarapoto for 3 months (part 2)
Replies: 26
Views: 3152

Re: Tarapoto for 3 months (part 2)

One option for your coffee beans could be Cafe Verde in Miraflores. Coner of Santa Cruz and Piura. They roast every Monday morning but only in limited amounts. Takes about a week to sell out. The owner gets his beans from two Peruvian locations, of which one at least, I believe he has some financial...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: .77¢ Breakfast
Replies: 17
Views: 1740

Re: .77¢ Breakfast

I think every doctor in Peru reckons you should stop drinking coffee. The first time I was told that, I waited until my next visit home (Australia) and told my doctor there and the reason it was said and he suggested that cutting out coffee was getting a bit drastic. Therefore I think doctors here s...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Change in use of Bank of America cards in ScotiaBank ATMs
Replies: 18
Views: 6418

Re: Change in use of Bank of America cards in ScotiaBank ATMs

I also went through the same drastic increase in fees with my new micrchip Visa Card (operating via an Australian Bank) at the Scotiabank ATM's. I changed to the Banco De La Nacion Redibank ATM and at the moment, it is still only charging the old fees. Prior to the new charges coming into play, Scot...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Men over 60
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: Men over 60

You will find 1000's of natural product shops in Lima and most of them will sell various tablets for Prostrate inflamation. (enlargement) I am quite sure you will find most of them are reputable and the products are from reputable firms who distribute locally to world wide. Many of the products you ...
by TonyLeslie
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Maps of Argentina, Chile, Bolivia
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Re: Maps of Argentina, Chile, Bolivia

It's not a map store, but the South America Explorers Club will have just about everything you want, including reviews from previous travellers to regions you might want to explore. It is also a safe place to deposit unwanted extra luggage if you need to. They are members here as well, so they can e...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Happy newyear.
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: Happy newyear.

That's the Queen of Australia your quoting I presume Adrian. :) And a belated "Feliz Año Nuevo" to all.
by TonyLeslie
Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What are you eating for Christmas dinner?
Replies: 21
Views: 1523

Re: What are you eating for Christmas dinner?

Why on earth would someone supposedly living in Spain, be drinking a bottle of Chilean wine for Christmas. Some of the worlds best red wines come from Spain and many are reasonably priced locally. Many of the original Chilean grape varieties were cultivated from cuttings brought to Chile from Spain ...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Has ExPatPeru lost its original focus?
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: Has ExPatPeru lost its original focus?

The short answer Timothy is YES. I also agree with Adrian's first post. I still try to help people sometimes, but often wonder if it is really worth going to the trouble. I just recently read the posts about "Finally getting Married" and made the comment about most of the posts being littl...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Finally Getting Married
Replies: 31
Views: 3948

Re: Finally Getting Married

After re-reading the original post and all the following posts, I certainly hope the OP went somewhere else for his information. What a load of trash.
by TonyLeslie
Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Addiction - 1'st step is admitting you have a problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1729

Re: Addiction - 1'st step is admitting you have a problem

In the context of juicer or blenders, I used to have a combination of the two before I came to Peru to live. Used to be able to use both parts at the same time. It was something I thought I would buy at the earliest convenience here, but obviously, I have never seen any to buy. Considering the huge ...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Finally Getting Married
Replies: 31
Views: 3948

Re: Finally Getting Married

You will find it easier if you get your documents apostilled before you come and then you will only need the official translations done here. It is a bit more costly at your end, but far more efficient than what you will find at this end. Take note that they will need to be less than three months ol...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Santiago vs Lima
Replies: 24
Views: 5383

Re: Santiago vs Lima

I think it's time we had a few more words from our OP. Tom, where are you?
by TonyLeslie
Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Santiago vs Lima
Replies: 24
Views: 5383

Re: Santiago vs Lima

Tom, you have to be in Las Condes, my favorite spot in Santiago, if you are in the financial district and I go along with Ingrid regarding Parque Araucana and finding some decent restarants in that area. I was always lucky having some local knowledge to lead me to some very good restaurants hidden i...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: AUSTRALIAN wanting to apply for dual citizenship
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Re: AUSTRALIAN wanting to apply for dual citizenship

I was thinking Lisa, I hope you might get time to scribble down the process that you go through and post it here for future reference. Maybe anyone from the Commonwealth Countries thinking along the same lines would face a similiar course of action. Mind you, there is probably not that many people o...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Going to the Migraciones office
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Going to the Migraciones office

Just been through this, but like Gringito suggests, you need tell us exactly which Carnet you are after, so we can verify which area you need to go. If you have any doubts, you can go to the Information desks at Immigraciones. The security people at the front door will tell you where to line-up. You...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: AUSTRALIAN wanting to apply for dual citizenship
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Re: AUSTRALIAN wanting to apply for dual citizenship

I honestly cannot help you exactly, but in my case (also Australian) I can get a Peruvian Passport given the time I am here and passing the mandatory tests and working through the horrendous Peruvian red tape. Having lived here for three and a half years I am past the eligible time in which I can st...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chifas and your stomach. split from: Ayahuasca--Safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 2037

Re: Chifas and your stomach. split from: Ayahuasca--Safe?

Anyone notice yet that Chi Chi hasn't answered the steak stomping accusation yet. We all know he posted this (and spitting on the food) in earlier times when talking about his work experiences. With his current (apparently) fetish for being clean, it appears this cleanliness didn't transfer for the ...
by TonyLeslie
Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: DIGEMIN Incompetence and injustice exposed on peruvian tv
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Re: DIGEMIN Incompetence and injustice exposed on peruvian tv

If Peru starts introducing visas and charging money for that for visitors then tourism will suffer. Illegal immigrants don't have an impact on the economy in Peru. Only a few backpackers work illegally as English teachers. Most immigrants only spend money which is good for the economy. According to...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Anyone from the coffee generation?
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: Anyone from the coffee generation?

Five cups a day, me. One Juan Valdez cappuccino and four from the dripulator. Except mondays when I have two in Cafe Verde, one at Juan valdez and two at home. Never have a problem sleeping either. I do however, start the day at breakfast with tea sweetened with honey. This is also good in the eveni...

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