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by Udo
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No one seems to know?
Replies: 18
Views: 2055

Re: No one seems to know?

I returned from the U.S. in January where I renewed my passport. Upon arrival in Peru, they stamped my new passport with the date of entry. I live in Trujillo and went to local Migraciones here yesterday. Much to my dismay, the local bureaucrat told me that I must secure an appointment online. He al...
by Udo
Mon May 28, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Residency
Replies: 1
Views: 631

Re: Residency

If your CE is still valid, you can open a business banking account (if you don't already have one). I would hire a good immigration attorney. If you can demonstrate some valuable skillset and/ or advanced degrees, better still. You can set up a Sociedad Anonima Cerrada (S.A.C.) with yourself as the ...
by Udo
Wed May 09, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tips for buying land in the provinces
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Tips for buying land in the provinces

I have been looking myself for parcels up to 10 hectares en Viru, La Libertad, just south of Trujillo. It has been very much word of mouth as I arrive in the Plaza de Armas of Chao and just start walking around. Apparently, every Plaza is supposed to have a "consejo" office maintaining pro...
by Udo
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Last Will & Testament
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Last Will & Testament

Thanks, Alan, no heirs here, just wanting to make beneficiaries a younger brother and niece in the U.S.
by Udo
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Last Will & Testament
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Last Will & Testament

Anyone know how this is done in Peru and if there is a do-it-yourself method that doesn't incur huge legal fees? I just want to appoint a beneficiary so the greedy municipality doesn't seize my house.
by Udo
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Drive-Thru or Drive-Through in Peru?
Replies: 7
Views: 2379

Re: Drive-Thru or Drive-Through in Peru?

Yes, but that requires special license/fees and more red tape, unlike a sandwich shop, for example.
by Udo
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Drive-Thru or Drive-Through in Peru?
Replies: 7
Views: 2379

Drive-Thru or Drive-Through in Peru?

Hi all,

Just wondering if there are drive-thru or drive-through establishments in Peru? I haven't really seen any up here in the province of Trujillo, and wondering if not, why not? Is there any additional red tape hurdle and are there any in Lima?
by Udo
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Expats in Trujillo
Replies: 2
Views: 1790

Re: Expats in Trujillo

I'm in Trujillo over 3 years now and have been looking for any local expat events here. I don't often visit Huanchaco as I don't surf and instead manage an apt. building in front of UCV here in Urb. California. I would be interested in any expat gathering in my zone. Also feel free to pass me a PM.
by Udo
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New immigration law
Replies: 94
Views: 27075

Re: New immigration law

Daniel Stirnimann
http://www.migracionesconsulting.com/#! ... alleryPage

He established my business, got me the CE, and is on track to get me permanent residency by this August.
by Udo
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Retrieve pension when leaving Peru
Replies: 2
Views: 957

Re: Retrieve pension when leaving Peru

Check out this link I just got from AFP Habitat:
http://trk.masterbase.com/V0/3282/R/406 ... terior.pdf
by Udo
Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New immigration law
Replies: 94
Views: 27075

Re: New immigration law

Here in Trujillo, Immigration told me to pay the TAE at Banco de la Nación first, and then, after Feb. 5, I would be able to use that receipt to register the payment online somehow, thus avoiding a trip. If anyone could post the relevant link...
by Udo
Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Serpost Strike
Replies: 28
Views: 7483

Re: Serpost Strike

I had two packages sent from the U.S. on Oct. 23, not arrived, but has taken up to two months before even without the strike. Is it just the mensajeros who are on strike or the whole entity? I am in Trujillo. Would it be worth the cab fare to visit the P.O. and check their little log book?
by Udo
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 8705

Re: Crime in Peru

I've been living in Trujillo for just about three years and not been robbed yet. But as for the Malls being safer, you have to watch out there too:
http://elcomercio.pe/peru/la-libertad/t ... ia-1810445
by Udo
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Housing Prices Starting to fall: Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 2414

Re: Housing Prices Starting to fall: Peru

Was watching TV Peru I think it was yesterday, and newsflash appeared saying the real estate sector dropped 28% in 2014 (link to follow). If anyone feels like explaining exactly how they calculated the decline. Shrinking number of cement bags sold? Decreased total volume of real estate sales? I don'...
by Udo
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Change in use of Bank of America cards in ScotiaBank ATMs
Replies: 18
Views: 6496

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

Same here, teamoperu. Hope our luck continues.
by Udo
Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Change in use of Bank of America cards in ScotiaBank ATMs
Replies: 18
Views: 6496

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

Yep, got mine in December when I was home for the holidays in Reno. Now back in Peru, I'm fooked.
by Udo
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Change in use of Bank of America cards in ScotiaBank ATMs
Replies: 18
Views: 6496

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

This is very bad news as for many us the atm card is the lifeline. I just opened a BoA account a month ago, tried it this afternoon at a Scotia Bank atm, and, sure enough, it spit the card out. The card also didn't function on a BCP atm. Does anyone else have similar experiences, or a workaround?
by Udo
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Source for Land Prices
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Re: Source for Land Prices

Thanks, Sergio

Specifically I'm looking at El Galenos, Ingenieria II or II en Trujillo near UPAO.
by Udo
Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Source for Land Prices
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Source for Land Prices

Anyone know a broadly used source of land prices per square meter, preferably by province and even by city?
by Udo
Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apostilization
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Re: Apostilization

Ya, thanks all, I checked their waitlist online. And it was a standard State form Durable Power of Attorney that I just printed out myself and had a notary notarize, not sure where she is working now. So, anyhow, biting the bullet, and buying airline tickets back to the U.S. now.
by Udo
Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apostilization
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Re: Apostilization

I might have been phrasing my question wrong. Basically, I left the States and a friend there, whom I gave PoA over a condo in rent at the time. Now, I'm trying to sell that condo with my PoA friend representing me and he lost the original PoA. We both only have copies and the County to record the s...
by Udo
Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apostilization
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Apostilization

Already used search, couldn't find any useful information. So does anyone know how to get a U.S. Power of Attorney agreement notarized if they DHL the agreement to me here in Trujillo, Peru? Can a Peruvian notary duplicate / satisfy any U.S. notary services? Is my only option U.S. consular services ...
by Udo
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Additional Paid-in Capital?
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Re: Additional Paid-in Capital?

Fanning, thank you for your response. Do you know if that's something I can do myself or requires a lawyer, notario, and more? If you have time, maybe you can post the more detailed steps of a self-loan here or PM me them? Anyhow, that sounds like a great idea.
by Udo
Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Additional Paid-in Capital?
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Additional Paid-in Capital?

This Board has helped me before, so here goes. I have my own S.A.C., really as a shell company that got me my Carnet. The initial share capital inscribed in SUNARP and all that was about 10,000 Soles or $3,300. After months of operation without sales but with two paid employees, the account balance ...
by Udo
Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Working out of your home
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Working out of your home

Does anyone know the logistics and licensing if any required to work legally out of your home, in this case in Trujillo? I am not another informal, but have my own RUC and domicilio fiscal registered with SUNAT at my home address. I need to buy some small drying units and maybe a grinder and small v...
by Udo
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lawyers in Lima
Replies: 32
Views: 19241

Re: Lawyers in Lima

I can highly recommend Daniel Stirnimann Rico of Migraciones Consulting, linked here: http://www.migracionesconsulting.com/# As the company name implies, this firm specializes in immigration law. Mr. Stirnimann is bilingual Spanish / English and recently secured me my Carne de Extranjeria as a worke...
by Udo
Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Citibank Credit card
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: Citibank Credit card

Yes, I have one, and my mother has a U.S. Citibank account. Went to Citibank branch in Trujillo and was told there is absolutely no relation between U.S. Citibank and Citi Peru. Couldn't receive a wire, interact with U.S. credit card account, etc.
by Udo
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Technology Center
Replies: 11
Views: 955

Re: Technology Center

Thanks all, I think to try that Compupalace definitely because it looks like they have an authorized Acer store.
by Udo
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Technology Center
Replies: 11
Views: 955

Technology Center

Sorry to bother everyone again, but this place has been one of my best resources. I have a 2 year-old awesome Acer Aspire computer that needs a battery. It is not a common model. My former landlord needs a not-so-common battery for his cellular phone. Where exactly is a center of technology vendors ...
by Udo
Fri May 02, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: La cara del diablo
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: La cara del diablo

I saw it and I did notice shot on location in Tarampoto in the closing screen credits. I saw it in Spanish and even with my Spanglish I was able to understand it, that's how lame the dialogue was. Also, it was not scary...nice scenery though.
by Udo
Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting my Contract approved by the ministerio de trabajo
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Getting my Contract approved by the ministerio de trabajo

I can only post anecdotal experience in my work contract with the Ministerio, which is now pending. I have an MBA and they did ask me for a notarized copy of the certificate / title, and a notarized, translated version of it.
by Udo
Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigrant (Resident) Visa
Replies: 18
Views: 2955

Re: Immigrant (Resident) Visa

Thanks for the responses. I'm aware that I need to fly into Lima for the digital fingerprints and Interpol visit. The concept was that that would be ALL I need to do with the help of a tramitador, thereby only spending a few nights in Lima in a cheap hotel. Was hoping to mail the firm a carta poder ...
by Udo
Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigrant (Resident) Visa
Replies: 18
Views: 2955

Re: Immigrant (Resident) Visa

Umm, the above referenced tramitador firm quoted me base fee $500, plus $400 in expenses (T&E?). Having to fly into Lima from the Provinces all makes this add up to a big number. In anyone else's experience, does this fee some normal? Also, continuing to look for more contact information on Lima...
by Udo
Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigrant (Resident) Visa
Replies: 18
Views: 2955

Re: Immigrant (Resident) Visa

I appreciate all the responses and will try to contact that tramitador firm maybe even by Skype if they have it. Just to be clear, I must still choose a qualifying category as a permanent resident and update my status at DIGEMIN even if I switch employers (?). Maybe the independent professional rout...
by Udo
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigrant (Resident) Visa
Replies: 18
Views: 2955

Immigrant (Resident) Visa

OK, so I read that after two years on a legitimate CE, you can get a long-term (permanent) resident visa. The "ultimate Peru list" blog says that as a requirement you need to show certain minimum amount pay stubs? Suppose that you received your CE as a rentista? Also, my main question, onc...
by Udo
Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EXPATs: Peru immigration starts regularization of foreigners
Replies: 4
Views: 2396

Re: EXPATs: Peru immigration starts regularization of foreigners

Does anyone (preferably a Peruvian abogado or notario) know what this means, practically? Amnesty, loosening requirements for CE and residency visa, ability to complete the processing in some provinces (minus a trip to Lima), all of the above, none of the above?
by Udo
Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Medical Insurance in Peru?
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: Medical Insurance in Peru?

Got mine through Pacifico Seguros and have been very happy with it. Entitles me to use private clinic right by my house and runs around $70 per month.

http://www.pacificoseguros.com/site/
by Udo
Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Paying taxes in Peru on money earned abroad
Replies: 11
Views: 2768

Re: Paying taxes in Peru on money earned abroad

Recently sent this email to a recomended Lima tramitador: "Hello, I am a U.S. very early retiree living in Trujillo on a tourist visa extension. I receive all of my income from condominiums that I rent in the United States. I was hoping to qualify for a rentista resident visa, but will the Peru...
by Udo
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Border hopping Ecuador - need advice, please!
Replies: 13
Views: 1735

Re: Border hopping Ecuador - need advice, please!

Would dearly like to hear this answer, as I am on a visa extension of 183 days and need to renew the tourist visa this November. By the way, I heard the Tumbes overland route is the worst / most dangerous in all of Latin America...
by Udo
Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet de Extranjeria strategy
Replies: 5
Views: 923

Re: Carnet de Extranjeria strategy

I'm experiencing the same problems out in the Provinces of Trujillo. A friend at Immigration says that they are looking to modernize the process some day by transmitting digital fingerprints over the Internet, etc. Basically, I am going to border-hop until the process of getting a CE / resident visa...
by Udo
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Basic company due diligence
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: Basic company due diligence

Thanks, this helped me out. I also registered with SUNARP online, but have no idea what the hell this is...
by Udo
Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Basic company due diligence
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Basic company due diligence

Hi again, I tried searching here and the Web resources I have to conduct basic due diligence on an investment opportunity, but am a little bewildered and was wondering if someone could recommend some more links? A friend of my landlord's (both with strong Piura ties) here in Trujillo runs a raw leat...
by Udo
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Permission to Sign Contracts for Foreigners & One Other
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: Permission to Sign Contracts for Foreigners & One Other

Thanks, Chichi. Any advice on second part of my question if one heavily overstays the tourist visa, ways to avoid the exit fee? I have heard you can negotiate it at the airport, but aren't there overland crossings to Ecuador where you can just skip Peruvian Customs? Thanks again for the help of all,...
by Udo
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Permission to Sign Contracts for Foreigners & One Other
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Permission to Sign Contracts for Foreigners & One Other

Hi, I was wondering if the expat consensus is that it's good to get the immigration form "Permission to Sign Contracts for Foreigners" which I believe costs $50, or that it's just a waste of money? Reason being is I am about to sign an annual lease (after looking at the lessor's DNI, etc.)...
by Udo
Mon May 20, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: small restaurant business
Replies: 15
Views: 1279

Re: small restaurant business

Here in Trujillo, they are all over (particularly near Centro), family-run out of the ground floor. They usually have a fixed menu of that tallarin saltado, chichurrones del pescado, cebiche, sopa de verduras, and pata de cabrita or something. Excuse my bad Spanish. They only charge 5 Soles per dish...
by Udo
Sat May 18, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Self-Service Laundromat, Trujillo
Replies: 13
Views: 2875

Re: Self-Service Laundromat, Trujillo

And, as always, I put this out here and got some good advice. Chichi I think you have given me advice before and I appreciate it. I will look into other avenues.
by Udo
Sat May 18, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Self-Service Laundromat, Trujillo
Replies: 13
Views: 2875

Self-Service Laundromat, Trujillo

I just wanted to throw the idea out here for feedback, but I read in a recent Emprendedor section of El Comercio that the concept of a self-service laundromat might catch on here in Peru. Trujillo is a university town and I wonder if it would work if nicely situated. It could also offer an internet ...
by Udo
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Chamber of Commerce
Replies: 1
Views: 714

Chamber of Commerce

Hi, I am just trying to get a bird's eye view on Peru import-export data and found that the Trujillo Chamber of Commerce is near me in Centro, allegedly with two computers hooked into the Chamber's database open to the public (as well a team of helpful staff to help the public supposedly). I was jus...
by Udo
Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Smokeless Tobacco
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Smokeless Tobacco

Thought I would put this topic here and probably isn't everyone's cup of tea: But, as a long-time dipper, I was wondering if anyone knows how to get smokeless tobacco in Peru like Copenhagen? I think shipping it in is cost-prohibitive with the import duties. I had heard tell that a store in Jockey P...
by Udo
Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 937
Views: 212779

Re: Introduce Yourself!

Hi, I'm Dave and I've been living in Trujillo for the past two weeks. Would like to hear of any expat nights out in Trujillo, although I realize most of you are in Lima. I play basketball in the Complejo Deportivo Chicago next door to me pretty much daily and am a very early retiree. Looking forward...

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