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by FDiH
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Keep "Migraciones" informed about changes to your status
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Keep "Migraciones" informed about changes to your status

When applying for an appointment for "Modificación de Datos en la ficha de Inscripción de Registro Central de Extranjería" (I need to update my address), you need to fill out an online form (similar to F-007). One questions on the form I have no clue about: FECHA DE INGRESO (see below scre...
by FDiH
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Shipping 40 ft container of household furniture from the USA
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Shipping 40 ft container of household furniture from the USA

You're welcome, My company exports, so we have a lot of experience with freight agents, customs agents etc. I do not however have experience with importing household goods, but I am sure a good customs agent can give you all the advice you need. Just in case I would call SUNAT in Callao to double ch...
by FDiH
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Looking for a cross-hybrid bicycle
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Looking for a cross-hybrid bicycle

I am looking to buy a new or used (max 5000 km) cross-hybrid bicycle: ⋅ Size: 58-61 cm / XL ⋅ Brand: Cannondale, Specialized, Giant, Merida, Scott, Diamondback, Felt ⋅ In good condition, not looking for project bike ⋅ Shimano Deore or XT set ⋅ Also c...
by FDiH
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Shipping 40 ft container of household furniture from the USA
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Shipping 40 ft container of household furniture from the USA

You'll need a customs agent to clear your container + organize offloading + transport to the port warehouse. They can probably also assist you with transferring the load into a truck or transport the container to your house for offloading. I check with our shipping agent, IFS but they cannot do. The...
by FDiH
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: online appointment system for migraciones broken?
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: online appointment system for migraciones broken?

It could be bugged. Just in case try select another migraciones office and see if that works. Lima has two offices (Brena and MF).
by FDiH
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Apartment for Renting or Selling
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Apartment for Renting or Selling

A few good photo's is worth a thousand words
by FDiH
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Emergency Eye Care/Optometrist/Ophthalmologist
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Emergency Eye Care/Optometrist/Ophthalmologist

Another good clinic, where a lot of expats go to is Delgado clinic: https://clinicadelgado.pe, Calle General Borgoño, Miraflores, +51 1 3777000.
by FDiH
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expat relocation
Replies: 10
Views: 316

Re: Expat relocation

Tarapoto 1. Sunny/warm weather year-round - 26-34 degrees daily year round 2. Within 2 hours of Lima. - 5-7 flights per day. USD 35-60 one way 3. Reasonable house/land prices. - Many RE development projects ongoing. Even though Tarapoto is considered expensive, the RE investment boom has resulted in...
by FDiH
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?
Replies: 19
Views: 2534

Re: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?

Moved to TPP a few weeks ago but my stuff only arrived last week (Peruvian efficiency). Absolutely love it in TPP. Huge improvement over Huanuco. Still settling in and getting to know what's what and where but there's no doubt in my mind that moving here was a good decision. I have met various expat...
by FDiH
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")
Replies: 28
Views: 376

Re: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")

Peru is definitely not a top coffee producer in the World. Peru producers approx 200,000 mt of green beans annually which does not even get it a place in the top 10 of bean producers. Where Peru does shine is as specialty coffee producer, especially organic fair trade coffee. It has won several pric...
by FDiH
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Customs clearance agent required ASAP
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Customs clearance agent required ASAP

We have good experience with alefero operador internacional s.a.c (http://www.alefero.com/) and International Freight Shipping (IFS, http://www.ifssac.com/en/)
by FDiH
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?
Replies: 19
Views: 2534

Re: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?

People from Huanuco have a reputation of being rude, disrespectful and unfriendly. Unfortunately, this is correct. The behaviour can be seem in all parts of daily life in Huanuco: traffic, crime, family relations, cleanliness. Besides 2 malls, there is nothing to do really. No tourism, no (outdoors)...
by FDiH
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?
Replies: 19
Views: 2534

Re: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?

It looks like I'll be moving to Peru in the next month or 2. Found a stunning apartment. Just 3 block from the plaza, new building, top quality look and feel. Will probably live there for 1.5 years whilst looking for land in or around Tarapoto. This time we stayed a week to explore the cite and surr...
by FDiH
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru and paved highways for the last 30 years
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Peru and paved highways for the last 30 years

I guess fooks from Iquitos might disagree with you there. But I must admit that the road network is improving. Especially on this side of the Andes, lots of work is done by Chilean and Chinese companies and the quality seems excellent
by FDiH
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima at spot 121 in the Mercer "COST OF LIVING CITY RANKING"
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Lima at spot 121 in the Mercer "COST OF LIVING CITY RANKING"

https://mobilityexchange.mercer.com/Insights/cost-of-living-rankings Top 10: Rank City Country/Region 1 Hong Kong Hong Kong (SAR) 2 Tokyo Japan 3 Singapore Singapore 4 Seoul South Korea 5 Zürich Switzerland 6 Shanghai China 7 Ashgabat Turkmenistan 8 Beijing China 9 New York United States 10 Shenzhen...
by FDiH
Wed May 29, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Relaunch of Expatperu.com
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: Relaunch of Expatperu.com

Splendid achievement!
by FDiH
Tue May 14, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 1712

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

Considering your background (and interest?) you might want to dive into the FinTech and digital marketing sectors. FinTech is growing especially fast in Lima with several VC's supporting development of the sector. Marcom is still undervalued so there should be plenty of opportunities there. Most com...
by FDiH
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New port in Chancay
Replies: 22
Views: 1455

Re: New port in Chancay

I am looking forward to an additional container terminal. Most carriers only have one vessel per route per week. Hopefully this will now increase. I must admit that I also thought that Peru has sold a a part of its soul again. Here in Huanuco local government sold off a new hydro power plant for hal...
by FDiH
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best VPNs for Peru?
Replies: 9
Views: 1916

Re: Best VPNs for Peru?

Have a look here for reviews and comparisons of VPN services and service providers: https://thebestvpn.com/
by FDiH
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Mexican Food - New restaurant in Miraflores
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: Mexican Food - New restaurant in Miraflores

Is it more like a fast-food kinda place or a proper restaurant?
by FDiH
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !
Replies: 11
Views: 1498

Re: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !

Peruvian Import duties according to the China-Peru FTA are 9% for both clothing and footwear. FTA: http://fta.mofcom.gov.cn/topic/enperu.shtml You cannot simply blame Chinese traders for this. They see an opportunity and cash in on it. A lot of Peruvian consumers opt for cheap clothing and really do...
by FDiH
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !
Replies: 11
Views: 1498

Re: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !

Alleged dumping of Chinese textiles into Peru threatens hundreds of thousands of jobs in Gamarra, Lima’s historic garment district. This is actually quite strange. The import duties on clothing and footwear are quite high in Peru. Expats who order clothes from overseas complain on the various FB gr...
by FDiH
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 30 day limit for carnet applications
Replies: 6
Views: 1229

Re: 30 day limit for carnet applications

Great info. Thanks!
by FDiH
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !
Replies: 11
Views: 1498

Re: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !

Good morning, As a agri product exporter I may be able to shed some light on this. Ever since the superfood hype, some 10 years ago, agri products from Peru have been popular. PromPeru, an organisation that promotes Peru Tourism and Peruvian products, even uses the slogan "Superfoods from Peru&...
by FDiH
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?
Replies: 19
Views: 2534

Re: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?

Found them as well. But is seems there's a shortage of housing in Tarapoto and the offerings found online are quite steep. Most RE is sold through the informal network locally. So was hoping for some contacts.
by FDiH
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?
Replies: 19
Views: 2534

Re: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?

One year and a bit later. Finally had time for a proper visit of Tarapoto. I have been living in the city of Huanuco since January 2015. First impressions of Tarapoto: ⋅  Green. The city is so green. Even for a jungle city, the city has incorporated a lot of vegetation. ⋅  Quiet....
by FDiH
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: SERPOST CHARGES
Replies: 7
Views: 1972

Re: SERPOST CHARGES

Perhaps the cards were send via the EMS service (https://www.ems.post/en/about-us-contacts/about-us) that Serpost also uses. We use EMS all the time. It is expensive but we have never had problems with sending through Serpost EMS. The reason the prices are high is because the Serpost cost include th...
by FDiH
Wed May 30, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Russian malware?
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: Russian malware?

Claro uses Cisco routers which can be accessed and updated either remotely (by Claro) or by yourself. PM me if you need the universal Claro systems admin password to access the router admin system. In nearly all cases, router malware can be removed by simply restarting (rebooting) the router. Since ...
by FDiH
Wed May 02, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Other options?
Replies: 6
Views: 1982

Re: Other options?

Have you looked into Huaraz? Has expats, great surroundings, it's a small-to-medium size city, Been planning to visit for ages, but haven't gotten round to it yet.
by FDiH
Wed May 02, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bringing expensive gifts to Peru
Replies: 7
Views: 2609

Re: Bringing expensive gifts to Peru

1. Do not send it by post or even a courier service. Chances are a lot higher that the parcel will be opened for inspection. 2. I have never been checked at the airport. That of course does not mean you will not be checked but I would just take my chances. I usually bring a lot of stuff from Europe ...
by FDiH
Wed May 02, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Nazca Lines from Pisco or Ica Airport?
Replies: 2
Views: 2157

Re: Nazca Lines from Pisco or Ica Airport?

For $280 you can fly all the way to Santiago. Nazca lines flight should be available for around $50 p.p. If you have 3 or more people in your party then try to get a full plane discount. Google is your friend here.
by FDiH
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to handle delayed or cancelled flights
Replies: 8
Views: 2759

Re: How to handle delayed or cancelled flights

woodchuck wrote:1 hour & 57 minutes.


In Huanuco that is considered on time :D

Most delays are caused by lack of capacity at Lima International. Quite often the entire airport is backup till a grinding halt because of ground traffic blockage. Seen it several times. Lima needs to expand quickly.
by FDiH
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: San Isidro migraciones office
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: San Isidro migraciones office

Wow,that's around the corner from my goto hotel in MF. Great to know!
by FDiH
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to handle delayed or cancelled flights
Replies: 8
Views: 2759

Re: How to handle delayed or cancelled flights

LATAM, Star Peru, LCPeru, etc are a member of IATA, which means they have to play by the rules set out by IATA. IATA has a consumer protection section that handles delays, cancellations, etc. More info: ⋅  http://www.iata.org/policy/consumer-pax-rights/consumer-protection/Pages/index.aspx ...
by FDiH
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TAE, tasa alien tax cancelled
Replies: 1
Views: 546

TAE, tasa alien tax cancelled

I found out today that the TAE has been cancelled. https://www.migraciones.gob.pe/index.php/comunicado-004-2017-sobre-el-pago-de-tasas-en-dolares/ https://www.migraciones.gob.pe/index.php/comunicado-no-015-2017/ Apparently you no longer have to pay the annual $20. Do you still need to go to immigr t...
by FDiH
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru simplifies immigration status change process for foreigners
Replies: 1
Views: 653

Peru simplifies immigration status change process for foreigners

Peru's National Superintendence of Migrations on Wednesday announced the immigration status change application process will be simplified starting Monday, March 19, in order to provide a better service to foreign citizens. This will help foreigners get the Carnet de Extranjeria (Peruvian identificat...
by FDiH
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is this legal?
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: Is this legal?

Three months sounds rather quick to close an account for not using. I am sure there is another reason or some misunderstanding.
by FDiH
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Small business accountant recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 1543

Re: Small business accountant recommendation

I am also in for a English speaking accountant, preferably with experience with Export matters
by FDiH
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: AYACUCHO
Replies: 19
Views: 1862

Re: AYACUCHO

I live in Huanuco, another small region capital, similar in size. I often hear/read that medical facilities in the region's capital cities is not good. Perhaps this was the case 10-20 years ago, nowadays medical facilities are more than adequate. If you want more options for non-urgent medical matte...
by FDiH
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Incorporating a business - employing myself!
Replies: 6
Views: 2349

Re: Incorporating a business - employing myself!

Donnie123 wrote:If you are going to peru to delinquency or you are a psycho i will find you and give you to the police


:lol: :lol: :lol: This made my day
by FDiH
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Online Driving Test for Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

Re: Online Driving Test for Peru

Excellent, you can then use Google Translate to help you with your Spanglish.
by FDiH
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru may be cut off from USD clearing
Replies: 33
Views: 2199

Re: Peru may be cut off from USD clearing

I am not sure how posting this helps anyone. The articles are 10 months old. It is a well know fact, especially within Peru, that Peru is the largest producer of counterfeit USD. Money laundering and financial corruption seems to be part of Latin American culture. Nothing new here. I actually do bus...
by FDiH
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Mechanical Engineer looking for a job
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: Mechanical Engineer looking for a job

Goedemorgen Halko, finding a job here with a limited understanding of the Spanish language will be difficult. There are a few Dutch companies in Peru such as APM Terminals (Port of Callao) and Shell, but even there I reckon you'll need to speak/write Spanish. My suggestion is to learn Spanish asap. ...
by FDiH
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to buy grass fed beef, lamb, free range chicken??
Replies: 13
Views: 6398

Re: Where to buy grass fed beef, lamb, free range chicken??

Free range, grass fed, etc are all 'western' concepts that are protected by regulation in the western world. These regulations do not exist in Peru and therefor the label 'free range', 'grass fed' are not protected and can be used by anyone. Organic is a protected cultivation concept. Since agri is ...
by FDiH
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Almost a victim!
Replies: 7
Views: 1699

Re: Almost a victim!

Report it. It is the only way to root out the corruption problem. There's a website where you can report corruption cases. Google is your friend here.
by FDiH
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need expert for printer
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: Need expert fo printer

The help is on the HP support site. Just follow the steps and repeat till printing resumes to normal

https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c04906240
by FDiH
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: A really great burger
Replies: 2
Views: 1813

Re: A really great burger

On my to visit list. Their burgers look great. Have you been to Osso yet?

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