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by bgreenman
Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dentists in Lima
Replies: 57
Views: 36297

Re: Dentists in Lima

I definitely echo all of the prior posts on this forum that have recommended Peru Dental ( http://www.perudental.com ). They have a beautiful clinic with state of the art equipment, and their facilities are only matched by their excellent service. I have now had two experiences with them (once for m...
by bgreenman
Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: registering new passport with DIGEMIN
Replies: 7
Views: 1770

Re: registering new passport with DIGEMIN

This has already been said, but here are the links to the actual Migraciones website with the directions: 1. Traslado de Sello (Getting the Peruvian entry stamp in the new passport): This is the process if you are a tourist in Peru -- https://www.migraciones.gob.pe/index.php/traslado-de-sello-de-ing...
by bgreenman
Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rules for Yellow Fever Vac. & Iquitos
Replies: 18
Views: 3525

Re: Rules for Yellow Fever Vac. & Iquitos

I work for a non-profit organization here in Peru, and we routinely take groups to Iquitos (15 - 20 groups from the US and Europe each year). We highly recommend that anyone who comes to Iquitos gets the yellow fever vaccine prior to travel, but in the last five years that I have been working here n...
by bgreenman
Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian citizenship application - status update
Replies: 25
Views: 3291

Re: Peruvian citizenship application - status update

Yeah...this is actually the second time that my papers have gone to the palace. The first time they were there waiting for the president to sign the Ministro del Interior changed and everything was sent back to the Natutalization office to start the process over from square one. I just hope that it ...
by bgreenman
Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian citizenship application - status update
Replies: 25
Views: 3291

Re: Peruvian citizenship application - status update

Hey Lon,

I am in exactly the same boat as you are. My papers were also sent to the palace on December 10. I am hoping that this all gets done soon. I originally turned in all my paperwork in August 2012. If it all does work out, then I imagine that we will end up at the same ceremony!
by bgreenman
Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian citizenship application - status update
Replies: 25
Views: 3291

Re: Peruvian citizenship application - status update

So I finally made it to the Ministerio del Interior yesterday, and they were able to confirm with me that earlier this month my oficio was also sent to the Palacio. Have you tried going to verify anything with them yet at Desamparados? I asked as well at the Ministerio del Interior, and that is wher...
by bgreenman
Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian citizenship application - status update
Replies: 25
Views: 3291

Re: Peruvian citizenship application - status update

Hey Lon, any new updates on your status? Mine got as far as yours, signed by the ministro del interior, but then before the president signed off the ministro del interior changed and the whole thing was sent back to the naturalization office to start the process over again with a signature from the ...
by bgreenman
Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ATM Withdrawls - $ or S/ ?
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: ATM Withdrawls - $ or S/ ?

I guess it depends on where your original account is from. If you have a US account in dollars, then I recommend that you take out your money directly in soles. I usually withdraw from Scotiabank because there are no fees to withdraw with them from my Bank of America account. I have always gotten a ...
by bgreenman
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: COUNTERFIET $100 Bills
Replies: 22
Views: 2443

Re: COUNTERFIET $100 Bills

If you do end up with some of the $100 bills that are real, but the bank says they won't accept them because they are worried about the serial number coinciding with a series of counterfeit bills, then try depositing them in the bank's deposit ATM machine. I have run into this problem on more than o...
by bgreenman
Sat May 11, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization
Replies: 54
Views: 16677

Re: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization

It has to be two years of continuous residency with no interruptions, and it that two year period has to include your current residency. If at any point you lose your residency and then get it back, then the two year countdown starts over from the beginning. Also, once you apply, you have to maintai...
by bgreenman
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization
Replies: 54
Views: 16677

Re: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization

Congratulations! I'm glad to hear that at least someone has finished the tramite. I have definitely taken advantage of the fact that I live in Lima, and I have been paying the people in the naturalization office monthly visits to see how things are going. Getting anyone on the phone who knows anythi...
by bgreenman
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization
Replies: 54
Views: 16677

Re: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization

The answer to "do you get it back" is OF COURSE NOT. Which makes sense, since it's a "derecho de tramite" but I was also made to pay for my titulo de ciudania at the beginning which is expensive and also non-refundable even though it is very likely you WON'T get the titulo. Mart...
by bgreenman
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization
Replies: 54
Views: 16677

Re: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization

I have some good news...well, kind of. It looks like DIGEMIN has lowered it's prices. Now, according to their web site the derecho de tramite costs S/. 569.50. It is still much more expensive than the S/. 54 that it cost last year, but much better than the S/. 2484.10 that they were charging at the ...
by bgreenman
Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Moving--Furniture and Appliances for sale!
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: Moving--Furniture and Appliances for sale!

** UPDATE **

Everything has been sold. Thank you!
by bgreenman
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Health Insurance Options in Lima
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Health Insurance Options in Lima

Just wondering if anyone has any specific recommendations for health insurance here in Peru. Is it better to go with a big company like Pacifico and Rimac, or is it better to buy insurance at an individual private clinic like the Clinica Anglo Americana? Does anyone know of a Peruvian insurance that...
by bgreenman
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Moving--Furniture and Appliances for sale!
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: Moving--Furniture and Appliances for sale!

** UPDATE** I have sold almost everything. The only thing remaining is: -- Desk/Book Shelf from Maestro: S/. 250 The desk is about 1.5 years old but I travel A LOT for work, so it is good condition. Pictures can be found at the following link: http://www.12degreessouth.com/about/for-sale/ I need to ...
by bgreenman
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Moving--Furniture and Appliances for sale!
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Moving--Furniture and Appliances for sale!

I am moving out this month, and I need to sell everything in my apartment. I live in Surco near the US embassy. You can contact me for details. My cell is 986635721, and my email is bgreenman @ latinamericamission.org. The following items are for sale: -- 1,2,3 Sofa set: S/. 1350 -- Futon from Riple...
by bgreenman
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization
Replies: 54
Views: 16677

Re: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization

The test is given on the last Friday of every month. I turned in all of my documents towards the end of August, and they scheduled me for the test at the end of September. If you turn all of your completed documents in at the beginning of the month, then you may even be able to get scheduled for the...
by bgreenman
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving cash to Peru.
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: Moving cash to Peru.

Depending on how much of a rush you are in and how much money you are talking about, the cheapest way is to put your money into a Bank of America account in the States. Bank of America has an ATM agreement with the Scotiabank network here in Peru. Neither bank will charge any type of fee for withdra...
by bgreenman
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization
Replies: 54
Views: 16677

Re: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization

They say that they switch out the questions, but they asked me the following: - Write down the last verse of the national anthem. - Name six coastal rivers. - How many volcanoes are there in Peru? - How many cordilleras are there in Peru? - Name the countries that share a border with Peru? - Who was...
by bgreenman
Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cheaper to Buy transformers in the U.S. or Lima?
Replies: 7
Views: 1482

Re: Cheaper to Buy transformers in the U.S. or Lima?

Also, remember that most laptops and cell phones are made to work with either 110 or 220. If you look at the information on the power cord, then it will tell you. I use my laptop computer that was purchased in the States by plugging it directly into the outlets here -- no transformer. It is good for...
by bgreenman
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Purchasing a used car on a tourist visa in Lima
Replies: 20
Views: 2174

Re: Purchasing a used car on a tourist visa in Lima

I have a friend who opened a bank account here in Peru on a tourist visa a couple of months ago. They wouldn't do it for him until he had permission to sign a contract from DIGEMIN, then it was no problem. I recommend that you get the permission to sign a contract first--especially if you are planni...
by bgreenman
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization
Replies: 54
Views: 16677

Re: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization

When they said they would probably call you back in 3-6 months to sign the Titulo, I assume that means the Titulo de Naturalizacion? Yes. I haven't gotten to this part yet, but I believe DIGEMIN issues you your Titulo de Naturalizacion . It is that document that shows that you are now a Peruvian ci...
by bgreenman
Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization
Replies: 54
Views: 16677

Re: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization

The good news is: I'm approved! The president signed, NOW I have to go get fingerprinted and photographed for the titulo de ciudadania (and what were those pictures for "titulo" that we already had to turn in?) and then 30 days later the titulo should be ready. 4 years ya'll and the end i...
by bgreenman
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization
Replies: 54
Views: 16677

Re: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization

But what I wonder is how does that affect your residency renewal process for the next year? Can you show your tramite in process and be exempt from all the renewal procedure? If I understood correctly, then you have to continue to renew your residency each year until the entire process comes to an ...
by bgreenman
Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization
Replies: 54
Views: 16677

Re: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization

Where are some good sources explaining how to get the different visa,work,school and business are those that interest me. Do you know if the visa for volunteering is the same as a tourist visa? Martha, do you have a link on obtaining a work visa? Do you have any links to employment sites as well? H...
by bgreenman
Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization
Replies: 54
Views: 16677

Re: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization

I live in Lima, so that makes life a little bit easier for me. Even still, the only way that I have successfully been able to get in touch with them is by going in person and talking to them during their regular business hours. I only just took the test in September, so you are farther along than I ...
by bgreenman
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization
Replies: 54
Views: 16677

A Guide to Obtaining Citizenship through Naturalization

So I am currently in the process of obtaining Peruvian citizenship by naturalization— NOT due to marriage or Peruvian Parents . I have combed through the different forum posts, and while some of the information offered was helpful, none of the posts fit my exact situation. I have spent a lot of time...

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