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by argidd
Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pan Frances
Replies: 10
Views: 4764

Re: Pan Frances

Thanks for the recommendation, but I have followed these recipes for years and I have not yet found one that results in the same bread. My largest problem is creating the hollow center. I believe that it is over proofed, but can't duplicate this characteristic. At some point, someone will provide t...
by argidd
Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No rental without a letter from employer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1606

Re: No rental without a letter from employer?

If you ere here for a while maybe they'd check you on INFOCORP, but if you haven't been here fir long then yes, you'd need to prove you have an income and not default on your payments, it makes perfect sense to ask for proof and would be irrespondible not to do it. To the previous posters... It may ...
by argidd
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carpet Cleaning
Replies: 12
Views: 2159

Re: Carpet Cleaning

Jan,

These guys are really good, found them through Groupon [email protected].
They are professional and puntual.
by argidd
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: US-Source Salary in Soles or dollars?
Replies: 7
Views: 1317

Re: US-Source Salary in Soles or dollars?

Thanks for the help, folks. I dug a little further and it does seem that dollar accounts are quite feasible. Not sure why the employer thinks they need to pay me in soles in order to get the visa, but I guess that's a question for an immigration lawyer. Will track one down. Peruvian taxes seem to b...
by argidd
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Papers For Marriage
Replies: 14
Views: 2050

Re: Papers For Marriage

If this is more than just an "example" - Congratulations! There's a bunch of threads here on the subject and on the homepage under the blue bar near the top of the page there's a section for Marriage under Legal Issues that will tell you what documents you need. Off the top of my head I r...
by argidd
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: HOUSEHOLD ITEM SALE IN MIRAFLORES
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

Re: HOUSEHOLD ITEM SALE IN MIRAFLORES

We have the washer and lamp left! Will take best reasonable offer!
by argidd
Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Looking to Buy a Guide of New York City
Replies: 0
Views: 359

Looking to Buy a Guide of New York City

Hi Everyone,
I'm looking to buy a guide of New York City, mainly looking for info on neighbourhoods, the subway system, map, etc.
If you have one and want to sell or trade for books, please EMAIL me.

Thanks!
by argidd
Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Government School UK Budget 4 million a year v Peru, 400k s/
Replies: 6
Views: 1081

Re: Government School UK Budget 4 million a year v Peru, 400k s/

You really don't need to know the numbers to know where your child would have a better education.
Just think how much you have to spend in Peru to get a mediocre one; and yes, I know the UK's education scores have gone down... But Peru is light years behind that even.
by argidd
Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: HOUSEHOLD ITEM SALE IN MIRAFLORES
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

Re: HOUSEHOLD ITEM SALE IN MIRAFLORES

*UPDATE*
Sofa- sold
Coffee maker - sold
Futon - sold
Mirrors - sold
Cat carriers - sold
by argidd
Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: HOUSEHOLD ITEM SALE IN MIRAFLORES
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

HOUSEHOLD ITEM SALE IN MIRAFLORES

Hi Everyone, My husband and I are leaving the country, so we are selling our household ítems. These are the ítems we have for sale: Philips Coffee maker (holds 2 full cups, filter incorporated), 1 year used. 40 soles Daewoo 7.5 kg washer. 2 years used. 400 soles. Futon. cream color, folds to sleep o...
by argidd
Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Update on my Peruvian citizenship application
Replies: 14
Views: 3538

Re: Update on my Peruvian citizenship application

I'm sorry to hear.... honestly I still don't understand why you would put yourself through something like that...
Hope if all goes well.
by argidd
Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Leaving Peru have Carnet Extranjeria - what to do?
Replies: 10
Views: 2171

Re: Leaving Peru have Carnet Extranjeria - what to do?

If you want to leave the country and have a carnet de extranjería you may have to get a certiifacte to present at Passport control when you leave the country. In the last two years I've flown back home (USA) 6 times and have never been asked for that although I've read the same thing you posted. Ju...
by argidd
Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cambio de calidad Interpol requirement rush?
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: Cambio de calidad Interpol requirement rush?

I'd suggest you head to Av. España and tell them your case, don't rely on the advice you can get anywhere but directly from them.

Good luck!
by argidd
Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cambio de calidad Interpol requirement rush?
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: Cambio de calidad Interpol requirement rush?

Hi, Do you have any sort of receipt, proof or anything that you did the Interpol thing? Maybe you can show them that and since you are only waiting to pick it up, then they can give you those extra days. Sorry to ask, but weren't you supposed to present the interpol records with your other documents?
by argidd
Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: MIRAFLORES MOVING SALE - NEED SOLD QUICKLY!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1680

Re: MOVING SALE - MUST SELL QUICK WITHIN THE MONTH!!

Mamama wrote:Do you have a TV for sale?
My email is [email protected]
Thank you,

Marilu Camacho


Hi Marilú, I have a 22" Samsung tv for sale if you are interested.
by argidd
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Gifts to bring from US
Replies: 9
Views: 1414

Re: Gifts to bring from US

Little debbie snack cakes!!!!!!
by argidd
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Worried about re-entry
Replies: 43
Views: 3744

Re: Worried about re-entry

How is leaving the country and re-entering "abuse?" Your exit and entry stamps are right there in your passport for any official to see. If they let you back in the country after looking at your stamps then Immigration obviously doesn't have a problem with you - where's the abuse? It is u...
by argidd
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Worried about re-entry
Replies: 43
Views: 3744

Re: Worried about re-entry

I know someone who had done 1 border hop, in due time, left the country and came back and they did not want to let them in. They mentioned something about family and finally being able to start paperwork for residence and were given 3 months, but if they did not comply with the admittance days, and ...
by argidd
Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Leaving Peru have Carnet Extranjeria - what to do?
Replies: 10
Views: 2171

Re: Leaving Peru have Carnet Extranjeria - what to do?

HI James, We will be leaving the country and my husband must cancel his residency. I was looking at the Digemin site and they list the following as requirements: Formulario F-007 (gratuito) Recibo de pago del Banco de la Nación por derecho de trámite (S/. 20.80 nuevos soles) Carné de extranjería con...
by argidd
Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The Work Visa...any tips, tips, and more tips
Replies: 5
Views: 1066

Re: The Work Visa...any tips, tips, and more tips

Nikki, since they are sponsoring you they will need to submit documents and prepare a contract, it's not that you take care of "everything". About the law firm, my husband went in for a simple paper procedure (renewing his CE) and they quoted like $450 (USD); we thought they were insanely ...
by argidd
Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Addiction - 1'st step is admitting you have a problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1808

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

Chris, my husband had the same addiction. He loved them with his afternoon coffee. He has gained serious weight, so one day he said "I won't eat them again"; and he hasn't. He has amazing will power though.
by argidd
Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: cringeworthy Peruvian names
Replies: 20
Views: 2715

Re: cringeworthy Peruvian names

Working with large employment populations in the provinces you see quite a lot. I must report: Lady Mosquito (first and last name); Pretty Lesly; Mayco Maycoll: José Mamerto; Clitoriano; Eisenhower; Hitler; Jackson; Celestino.... the most inappropriate one though seems to be the quite common: Fanny...
by argidd
Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: cringeworthy Peruvian names
Replies: 20
Views: 2715

Re: cringeworthy Peruvian names

Working with large employment populations in the provinces you see quite a lot. I must report: Lady Mosquito (first and last name); Pretty Lesly; Mayco Maycoll: José Mamerto; Clitoriano; Eisenhower; Hitler; Jackson; Celestino.... the most inappropriate one though seems to be the quite common: Fanny....
by argidd
Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Autorización judicial para salir del pais
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

Re: Autorización judicial para salir del pais

My understading is that the permiso judicial is if the other parent is not in the country. If the other parent is in the country, and recognized as a citizen (so not in prison), then you have to do the regular permiso through a notaria. If he refuses, unfortunately he is in his right to, since you s...
by argidd
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Santiago vs Lima
Replies: 24
Views: 5572

Re: Santiago vs Lima

Ahhhh Santiago.... If it weren't for the food and the pollution, it would be my ideal place to live. I agree Tom, it is a beautiful city, and much more modern than Lima; the mountain surroundings are amazing, and there aren't any disgusting shanty towns deteriorating the view. If you want a menu sty...
by argidd
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: WIFE REFUSES TO DIVORCE URGENT HELP NEEDED
Replies: 38
Views: 5234

Re: WIFE REFUSES TO DIVORCE URGENT HELP NEEDED

If he is not a permanent resident, he will need her to confirm they are still married; that may be the situation why he wants to change status, so he is not illegal during the divorce? I must agree with a previous poster, you never know what may happen with marriage, no matter where you marry, but ...
by argidd
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: WIFE REFUSES TO DIVORCE URGENT HELP NEEDED
Replies: 38
Views: 5234

Re: WIFE REFUSES TO DIVORCE URGENT HELP NEEDED

If he is not a permanent resident, he will need her to confirm they are still married; that may be the situation why he wants to change status, so he is not illegal during the divorce? I must agree with a previous poster, you never know what may happen with marriage, no matter where you marry, but i...
by argidd
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: job hunting
Replies: 27
Views: 2883

Re: job hunting

As much as I hate to admit, Chi Chi is right. It is not like jobs are raining from the sky for Peruvians, let alone for people who don't speak the language. Teaching may be your best bet. Yes, getting a job at a foreign call center is a possibility, but those don't happen very often and many times y...
by argidd
Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: That $178 LAN "multa"
Replies: 20
Views: 4059

Re: That $178 LAN "multa"

I flew on Star once, and it smelled like one thousand llamas slept on the plane before we got on it. Never has that happened to me in any other airline.
by argidd
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 25w 110V light bulb in Lima?
Replies: 6
Views: 1148

Re: 25w 110V light bulb in Lima?

Hmmm... given that Peru works on 240v, I'd be surprised you'd find one. However, you can have a look in the Centro Ferretero on Tomas Marsano. It''s on block 14.
by argidd
Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: shantytowns
Replies: 24
Views: 2084

Re: shantytowns

panman wrote:
Most members, though the majority now living in Peru, still have an interest in their country of origin.


In that case, I would expect ChiChi to bring up issues regarding Belgium (if he is indeed Belgian), not the UK...
It's just his usual hunger for attention, and firing up the crowd.
by argidd
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Working for Langrow?
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: Working for Langrow?

All these places try to take advantage out you gringos.
Even the bigger ones like Euroidiomas. I swear, I would have made a claim at the ministry of labor, but my husband told me he did not want to make a big fuss for the pennies he was getting from them.
by argidd
Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Seeking online English teachers $US 8-10 per hour
Replies: 5
Views: 974

Re: Seeking online English teachers $US 8-10 per hour

I have a paypal account and it is tied to my Scotia account.
Where did you get the idea paypal is not available? You can evan pay Bembos delivery with paypal.
by argidd
Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where can i get my tax return cheque cashed?
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: Where can i get my tax return cheque cashed?

It's not that simple, not all Banks take international checks.
I processed a check from the US at Scotiabank, they charged me about $25, and it took 30 days to clear the funds into my account.
by argidd
Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Short Term Apartment rentals
Replies: 9
Views: 1054

Re: Short Term Apartment rentals

My parents found a rental which they stayed at for 3 weeks here https://www.airbnb.com.pe/ The woman who has the apartments is Karin, she has a few apartments in Miraflores, they are all furnished, and the price is about $50 - $70 per night. If you are looking to rent a longer term, unfurnished, aft...
by argidd
Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Tourist killed by altitude sickness in Peru
Replies: 25
Views: 14949

Re: Tourist killed by altitude sickness in Peru

Travelling by land only makes your trip dreadful. Unpaved roads, narrow curves and poorly maintained bridges make you even sicker. I know several people who when back to their localities or travelling by bus due to there not being airport access/money for airfare feel sick; and so the smell lingers ...
by argidd
Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: AUSTRALIAN wanting to apply for dual citizenship
Replies: 6
Views: 808

Re: AUSTRALIAN wanting to apply for dual citizenship

I'm pretty sure Peru doesn't let go of you even if you give up your citizenship; but not 100% sure; so that is a good start. If Peru considered your mother as a Peruvian, the only way for you to become a Resident would be if you were a single daughter and your mother lived in Peru. In order to claim...
by argidd
Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: electric plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: electric plugs

However, if you come from the US, consider that voltage is 220, not 120.
by argidd
Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Will pay to bring our pet Lola from Lima to Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: Will pay to bring our pet Lola from Lima to Florida

I wonder why my post was deleted. Look for Pet Wings, they may be able to help you.
by argidd
Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: When is the best time to go shopping?
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: When is the best time to go shopping?

NOW seems like a good time. All major stores have sales. I asked "until when", to which they answered "hasta agotar stock".
by argidd
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Leaving and taking out AFP Habitat
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Re: Leaving and taking out AFP Habitat

My sister did this. BUt she is a Peruvian living abroad; so it might be slightly different. Best is to ask them exactly what they need you to provide. My sister provided statements from her 401k contributions and other documentation required (proof of resindecy in the US, letter from former employer...
by argidd
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International Movers and Moving Boxes
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

Re: International Movers and Moving Boxes

Hi Sunflower,

I have contacted ATG http://atg-relocations.com/ I have not actually done the move yet, but all their pre-move service is very good.
by argidd
Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: URGENT-Need to buy duffel bags and suitcases.
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Re: URGENT-Need to buy duffel bags and suitcases.

Sent you an email!
by argidd
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: No Longer Easy to be On overstay - Tourist Visa
Replies: 13
Views: 2298

Re: No Longer Easy to be On overstay - Tourist Visa

In Calais in France, hundreds are trying to get on trucks and ferries bound for the UK. For New Years 2013 my husband and I took a coach trip to Paris (from Kent). There were two asian women along with all brits, and me. So when we were back at Calais to take the Eurotunnel back into the UK. We all...
by argidd
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Leaving and taking out AFP Habitat
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Re: Leaving and taking out AFP Habitat

You have to prove you have been making contributions for at least 36 months, pre or post your contributions in Peru. If you didn't make any contributions prior to you coming to Peru you have to contribute for 36 months abroad. At the moment, according to their rules, they will not give you that money.
by argidd
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Will pay to bring our pet Lola from Lima to Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 1625

Re: Will pay to bring our pet Lola from Lima to Florida

Hi JV If you have no luck with finding someone to take Lola back to the states, you could try a pet shipper. They will help you int he best way possible. I have been in touch with Dr. Melisa Grisolle, she owns "Petwings" https://www.facebook.com/petwingsperu?fref=ts she has handled situati...
by argidd
Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Permeant authorisation for one parent to travel with kids?
Replies: 8
Views: 1073

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

This states that if one of the parents is abroad, a judicial authorization must be requested. It also states the absent parent would need to send a consular power of attorney. However, if you read the very end, it says if both parents are in agreement, then you would have to do it through a notary. ...
by argidd
Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: fed up with the passenger in front of you reclining his seat
Replies: 23
Views: 1257

Re: fed up with the passenger in front of you reclining his seat

A bit late, but still, interesting what happens when you mess with people's space.
http://www.bbc.com/news/28942485?ocid=s ... w_facebook
by argidd
Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: PERUVIAN ODDITIES
Replies: 18
Views: 2645

Re: PERUVIAN ODDITIES

Agridd, I bet if you have lived in the states or maybe England or most anywhere, you have questioned, "why do they do that? It is just crazy the way they do ______________." Maybe the OP was a little uppity, but maybe, like the can opener reasoning, he can find method in his/her perceptio...
by argidd
Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: PERUVIAN ODDITIES
Replies: 18
Views: 2645

Re: PERUVIAN ODDITIES

captcosmic wrote:
argidd wrote:Where the heck in Peru do you live? As a Peruvian, I feel insulted, to be honest.


Which one of us? :)


The OP

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