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by Danny55
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ATM withdrawals
Replies: 7
Views: 2764

Re: ATM withdrawals

The Dutch embassy posted a message on their FB page regarding BCP atm transactions: Dutch expats and Dutch tourists in Peru CAUTION Due to technical changes in the computer system of the Peruvian bank, Banco de Crédito del Perú (BCP), the Dutch bank card is only available once a month for a maximum...
by Danny55
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration to peru and naturalization
Replies: 6
Views: 1426

Re: Immigration to peru and naturalization

I have a question about the 2 years of residence. I lived in Peru 1987-1989 but only for 22 months. I had a CE. I married a Peruvian who I met while I was there but due to Sendero declaring war on foreign religious and NGO workers, we returned to my country Australia and were married there. Our mar...
by Danny55
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration to peru and naturalization
Replies: 6
Views: 1426

Re: Immigration to peru and naturalization

Dear All, I have read on other forums and on the migration website that anyone living for two years can apply for peru citizenship. What would be the best way of doing it. Is it possible to get naturalized and obtain a peru citizenship after living for two years in peru and learning spanish etc. I ...
by Danny55
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Prórroga de Residencia Online Appointments
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: Prórroga de Residencia Online Appointments

A quick but important update on this. 1) The Online system for the appointment is flexible enough. 2) IF YOU ARE MARRIED TO A PERUVIAN AND YOU ARE DOING THE PRORROGA FAMILIAR - YOU DO NOT NEED TO PAY THE $50 , ONLY THE 25.6 SOLES. EVEN THOUGH THE MIGRACIONES WEBSITE TELLS YOU THAT YOU NEED TO PAY TH...
by Danny55
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Prórroga de Residencia Online Appointments
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: Prórroga de Residencia Online Appointments

Thanks - I guess I was trying to get a feel for how far out I need to get the appointment. I am only having to consider this because my Citizenship tramite is taking forever despite being in the final stage. Ideally I will get granted citizenship before my prorroga is due - but it is starting to get...
by Danny55
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Prórroga de Residencia Online Appointments
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Prórroga de Residencia Online Appointments

Hi

Has anybody recently booked their appointment online to do the tramite 'Prórroga de Residencia'?
How long from making the appointment online until you can get the appointment?

Thanks
Dan
by Danny55
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: DIGEMIN "Authorization of Absence" for expats to be out of peru longer than 183 days
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: DIGEMIN "Authorization of Absence" for expats to be out of peru longer than 183 days

I just realised that on the F-007 form there is an option to make the request that you can be outside of the country for more than 183 days and maintain residency.

https://www.migraciones.gob.pe/formularios/f-007.pdf

Hope this helps
by Danny55
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: DIGEMIN "Authorization of Absence" for expats to be out of peru longer than 183 days
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: DIGEMIN "Authorization of Absence" for expats to be out of peru longer than 183 days

I have spoken to my lawyer about this in the past - there were a few things he mentioned, but the key point seemed to be : If your company is set up in Peru and that is it's base for business then you should be able to do this. Also - you can get authorisation for family or medical emergencies. Che...
by Danny55
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: DIGEMIN "Authorization of Absence" for expats to be out of peru longer than 183 days
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: DIGEMIN "Authorization of Absence" for expats to be out of peru longer than 183 days

My understanding is that the only way for an expat to retain their Peruvian residency while being absent from the country more than six months out of the year is if they are granted an Authorization of Absence by immigration. The only way I have heard of this happening is if a private Peruvian comp...
by Danny55
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Exchanging Money in Peru
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: Exchanging Money in Peru

Sometimes it really does seem like an exaggeration, but I suppose the money changers fear that they won't be able to pass them down the line, so they take a firm stand. On the other hand, Soles can be ripped, with up to 50% of the bill missing, and Peruvian financial institutions are obliged by law...
by Danny55
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Citizenship by Marriage -- it's all changed
Replies: 53
Views: 14901

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

When I did it 5 years ago, the trick seemed to be to get some personal phonenumbers of the secretary or the one who is overlooking the paperwork, so you can call them on their cellular once in a while to check on your paperwork, instead of going there in person. I hired a lawyer basically for this ...
by Danny55
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Citizenship by Marriage -- it's all changed
Replies: 53
Views: 14901

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

[quote="jimuazu" You will indeed be free ... free of the paperwork and bureaucracy of being a resident once you've got all the way through to the other side![/quote] Exactly! This is one of the driving factors among others :) Well thankfully for this married to Peruvians that test is no lo...
by Danny55
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Citizenship by Marriage -- it's all changed
Replies: 53
Views: 14901

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

Tony Thank you for the details - sorry to hear that you have had so many issues. I will let you know how I get on... for those of us married to Peruvians it really should not be a huge hassle - but we are in red tape city :( I spent a lot of time - or more like it feels like I have wasted a lot of t...
by Danny55
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Queen Size Mattress for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: Queen Size Mattress for sale

Hi

Are you selling just the mattress or the whole bed? It looks like there is a pull out bed below?
What price are you asking and where in Lima?

Thanks
Dan
by Danny55
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Citizenship by Marriage -- it's all changed
Replies: 53
Views: 14901

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 Danny55
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Flowers in Lima !
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: Flowers in Lima !

gerard wrote:I've used http://floreriasanisidro.com when I've been abroad and needed to send flowers.


Me too, never had any problems with them.
by Danny55
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Has PPK won?
Replies: 27
Views: 6987

Re: Has PPL won?

Latest update

ACTAS PROCESADAS: 97.097%
ACTAS CONTABILIZADAS: 95.454%
ACTUALIZADO EL 07/06/2016 A LAS 07:59 h.

PERUANOS POR EL KAMBIO 8,362,088 50.142%
FUERZA POPULAR 8,314,802 49.858%
by Danny55
Sat May 21, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Skyscanner has the best fares!
Replies: 11
Views: 1538

Re: Skyscanner has the best fares!

I have now found that google flights are actually even better than skyscanner, hipmunk, kayak etc...
by Danny55
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Getting in touch with other expats?
Replies: 8
Views: 1575

Re: Getting in touch with other expats?

I live in La Molina, I travel to Miraflores quite often, there are many tourist but I do not know how big the expat community is up there. I'll explore a little deeper. Thanx :D there are lots of expats in La Molina. get out and take a walk around the area. am sure you will find an expat. go to the...
by Danny55
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Holiday in UK, CE, TAE, Form 1495 help please
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Holiday in UK, CE, TAE, Form 1495 help please

I would say that there will be no need to worry about your TAE if you have only just got your CE. BUT, check the status on the DIGIMEN website : https://sel.migraciones.gob.pe/servmig-valreg/VerificarCE If it says TAE is Vigente you will have no problems. You will need to fill out an TAM form and ke...
by Danny55
Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HELP! package sending from UK to Lima
Replies: 1
Views: 911

Re: HELP! package sending from UK to Lima

If it is that urgent why not just DHL it?
Sure it costs, but you will get quickly.
by Danny55
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: taxis from Airport to Barranco?
Replies: 12
Views: 5249

Re: taxis from Airport to Barranco?

Does anyone know the current cost in soles of a safe taxi from the airport to Barranco? Our hotel has offered to pick us up, but they will charge us $25 US which seems high. According to Satellite it costs 55 soles. I would guess with EasyTaxi the fare will be similar. http://aplicacionesautotaxi.c...
by Danny55
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: COMPUTER CLASSES
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Re: COMPUTER CLASSES

The other option if he wants something with a curriculum is www.udemy.com

There are plenty of free courses and then there are plenty of offers so you can get q course for $10 say.
by Danny55
Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying baby items in Peru and using car seats
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Re: Buying baby items in Peru and using car seats

Thank you both for your replies. I am going ship a crib and mattress and bring a booster seat checked baggage. Take a chance on everything else. Dan - you say the car seat belt fix can be done - is this with one of the those locking gadgets or some other manual way. Just trying to decide if we need...
by Danny55
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying baby items in Peru and using car seats
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Re: Buying baby items in Peru and using car seats

Hi, we are moving to Trujillo in March and we have small children, so we need to think about what to bring, what we can get when we arrive.... Is it fairly easy to buy baby items like cribs, high chairs, booster seats in Trujillo or Lima? Are there any second hand sale forums? Also, does anyone hav...
by Danny55
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Kid Activities during the Peruvian Winter
Replies: 13
Views: 2796

Re: Kid Activities during the Peruvian Winter

Here is a starting point for you http://www.limaparapequenos.com

There are a number of play centres lima Wannabe / smallplace / LaPlacita / City Toys which would be fine for the 6 year old but I suspect would not be of that much interest to the 9 year old.
by Danny55
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New immigration law
Replies: 94
Views: 27783

Re: New immigration law

Here is the link https://www.migraciones.gob.pe/index.php/tramite-de-la-tasa-anual-de-extranjeria-2016-podra-realizarse-via-internet-2/ The exonerations allows those married to locals to not even have to pay the $20. But to avoid a trip to Breña is worth paying $20 so I may not look to hard even. he...
by Danny55
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New immigration law
Replies: 94
Views: 27783

Re: New immigration law

Not sure when this went into effect or indeed if it's already common knowledge, but I went to DIGEMIN today to do my TAE exoneracion and prorroga as a foreigner married to a Peruvian. I can confirm that at no stage was I required to present either a partida de matrimonio or a declaracion jurada. Th...
by Danny55
Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Serpost Strike
Replies: 28
Views: 7691

Re: Serpost Strike

For important stuff like passport applications I just take the hit and pay to DHL it. Sure it costs about 300 soles but at least it gets there.
by Danny55
Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Naturalization by marriage (split from Naturalization Exam)
Replies: 15
Views: 2751

Re: Naturalization by marriage (split from Naturalization Exam)

Jimmy

Thanks so much for the links, those very helpful.

Do you know if there is a minimum requirement to show the 'Documentos que acrediten el ingreso familiar'?

Dan
by Danny55
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buffet to Sample Peruvian Foods
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Re: Buffet to Sample Peruvian Foods

For criollo food try the Rustica, I like the one on the costa verde, nice sea views.
by Danny55
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Naturalization by marriage (split from Naturalization Exam)
Replies: 15
Views: 2751

Re: Naturalization Exam in DIGEMIN

Yes , i am married to a Peruvian also . My Spanish is not that good , so after studying for over 1 month for the exam , they told me that it was cancelled . ¡Viva la Patri!, ¡Viva la Libertad!, ¡Viva la Independencia! . I received my certificado nacionizacion today . That is great news - congratula...
by Danny55
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Info on the CE
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Info on the CE

So far no one has addressed the "permiso para viajar" once in CE status. I believe there was another forum member who like me, travels back and forth but we both want to eventually obtain citizenship. I, personally am married to a Peruvian and will be going through the CE process in Augus...
by Danny55
Mon May 18, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights
Replies: 23
Views: 3571

Re: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights

My wife will stay airside with the kids while I go alone to collect and checked our bags onto our connecting flight. Just a thought - how will your wife and kids checkin for the Are Lingus flight? Is it online, and do you need to present identification documentation at Madrid so that they confirm t...
by Danny55
Sat May 16, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights
Replies: 23
Views: 3571

Re: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights

I had a similiar problem this year with Lan / Iberia. We took a flight from France to Madrid to Lima - could not check in for the Madrid even though it was Iberia + Lan. In Madrid we had to leave the security zone and go to the baggage check in just to get the tickets. I could not select any seats o...
by Danny55
Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Touring Club Driving Test Centre Open on Saturdays?
Replies: 14
Views: 3677

Re: Touring Club Driving Test Centre Open on Saturdays?

I believe I paid the 24.50 before taking the test.

There are plenty of videos on youtube if you want to memorise the circuit / routes.
by Danny55
Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Touring Club Driving Test Centre Open on Saturdays?
Replies: 14
Views: 3677

Re: Touring Club Driving Test Centre Open on Saturdays?

I thought the payment was 24.50. There may have been two payments - as I say it was last year and the exact payments I forget. Depósito original del Banco de la Nación Cta. 01600 por el importe de S/. 24.50 (Derecho de Emisión de Licencia de Conducir). Tributo al MTC. http://www.touringperu.com.pe/c...
by Danny55
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Touring Club Driving Test Centre Open on Saturdays?
Replies: 14
Views: 3677

Re: Touring Club Driving Test Centre Open on Saturdays?

Rob, You can hire cars there for 30 soles - the whole process is actually well organised for renting the cars. Regarding payments - I think you will find that the cost for the written test also covers the practical test. I did mine last year so my memory is a little fuzzy. One thing - take foots for...
by Danny55
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian getting a UK visitor visa?
Replies: 7
Views: 1948

Re: Peruvian getting a UK visitor visa?

Hey Adrian, Do you mind me asking which visa you applied for? There are two which seem suitable, the general visitor visa and the family visitor visa. The problem with the latter is they look for the husband to be a UK resident (clearly not the case as I am resident here in Peru) Several times my wi...
by Danny55
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: embarazo
Replies: 20
Views: 3068

Re: embarazo

ok...wow....so no anchor baby laws here....would anyone care to list any South American countries that do? Colombia. If you have a child with a Colombian you are eligible for residency. This is a smart move as it makes it easier for the non-Colombian to stay in country and ultimately support the ch...
by Danny55
Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Buying a TV
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: Buying a TV

Personally I would check out the deals before signing up for a store credit. Note - from memory you will need another credit card in Peru to be able to be eligible for one of these store cards.
by Danny55
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Buying a TV
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: Buying a TV

Here is a thought. If you have a CMR card (Saga / Tottus) or a Ripley card then you can take advantage of the specials they offer for card holders. You can actually pay off the card at the check out. If you don't have one then maybe you have a friend that does, you can simply give them the cash to c...
by Danny55
Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet question
Replies: 6
Views: 910

Re: Carnet question

It's not the easiest of processes, so are you sure you're eligible for a carnet? The most common reason to get one is when you marry a Peruvian. You might be putting yourself to a lot of trouble for nothing. I am with Sergio on this one. A quick question so we can help you : Under what basis are yo...
by Danny55
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Want to buy good - used furniture
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: Want to buy good - used furniture

Why not new furniture? You do not need to pay the department store prices. You could try Plaza Hogar which is situated on Angamos between Miraflores and Surquillo, not too far from the Open Plaza. Or if you are looking to buy a bunch of stuff at the same time - go to Villa El Salvador - which is whe...
by Danny55
Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Claro SIM Card
Replies: 7
Views: 1419

Re: Claro SIM Card

When I had a prepared Claro SIM and visited the US it did not work.

Not sure about your other question.
by Danny55
Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rooftop bar/restaurant in Lima?
Replies: 7
Views: 2385

Re: Rooftop bar/restaurant in Lima?

Not sure it meets your specification - but the Radisson Hotel has a roof bar. It is located in Miraflores. It was a pretty decent vibe when I went, but that was a year or two ago.
by Danny55
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: English conversation classes
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: English conversation classes

Another option is trying something like conversation exchange out: http://www.conversationexchange.com
You help someone with your language and they do the same for you.
by Danny55
Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Review: Long Horn Restaurant Jokey Plaza
Replies: 8
Views: 2345

Re: Review: Long Horn Restaurant Jokey Plaza

I happened to be in the Jockey at the time, hence the selection. El Hornero is good, like you rightly say you only get what you pay for. I find Rodizio pretty reasonable, but the best one by far in in Aviacion, the one in La Molina is only so so. As Adrian says the trip tot he Jockey is pretty quick...
by Danny55
Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Review: Long Horn Restaurant Jokey Plaza
Replies: 8
Views: 2345

Re: Review: Long Horn Restaurant Jokey Plaza

For some unknown reason we tried out Longhorn in the Jockey this weekend. The service was not awesome, but also it is was not bad considering we are in Peru. However the meat was a disgrace, an overcooked piece of fatty grizzly leather which they attempt to pass as Bife de Chorizo. The fries came ou...
by Danny55
Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruanas abroad
Replies: 47
Views: 5528

Re: Peruanas abroad

My wife and I can very easily enter both Spain and the UK on a visitors visa, but onward travel from Spain to the UK is a problem, because the Schengen is not valid to enter the UK. If my wife, who has no language barriers obtained the visa and followed up with full residency, is it possible to tra...

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