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by FDiH
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Web Site Hosting
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Web Site Hosting

I have been using TransIP, a Dutch company who also operates internationally. Been using them for 15+ years. https://www.transip.eu/ Basically any hoster that is directly connected to one of the larger Internet exchanges (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_exchange_points_by_size). A sou...
by FDiH
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Trujillo in this day and age - safety...
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Trujillo in this day and age - safety...

There are some statistics to be found about crime in Peru: https://gestion.pe/peru/inei-son-regiones-mayor-cantidad-victimas-delincuencia-256940-noticia/ https://sgp.pcm.gob.pe/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/3.-Anibal-S%c3%a1nchez.pdf Inei has a dedicated portal for crime statistics and reports: http://...
by FDiH
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Transfering Money to Peru.
Replies: 12
Views: 969

Re: Transfering Money to Peru.

Worldremit seems to be a upcoming and popular service to transfer money. Haven't tried it yet: https://www.worldremit.com/
by FDiH
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Hello

Hello Fuzail, welcome to the forum!
by FDiH
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Summer weather in Lima vs Buenos Aires
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Summer weather in Lima vs Buenos Aires

I visited Buenos Aires last month. January seems to be the warmest month with temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius. Humidity was quite low, around 50%. Coming from Tarapoto this felt great We had 1 day with rain showers which according to our cabby was unusual. BA has a real winter that lasts 4-5 ...
by FDiH
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Keep "Migraciones" informed about changes to your status
Replies: 10
Views: 740

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

Alan wrote:Perhaps latest entry into the country?


Forgot to mention that it is indeed the last entry date in your passport. They system does not accept any other days, implying that it already knows the date - so why enter it in the first place....
by FDiH
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Uruguay's deal?
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Uruguay's deal?

I was in Montevideo last week. I combined my trip with Buenos Aires and Mendoza. I was expecting a lot of good things for Uruguay (also passed through Colonia, did not go to Punta del Este). But I must say that MTV looks a bit like it has passed its glory days a while ago. The city looks like it has...
by FDiH
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International Flights (Departure) ex Jorge Chavez International Airport
Replies: 2
Views: 161

International Flights (Departure) ex Jorge Chavez International Airport

Quick heads-up for people departing with an international flight (most leave at night). The time it takes you to get through immigration and customs on week days is 45 to 90 minutes. Apparently it takes even longer during weekends.
by FDiH
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Blood Donor Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: Blood Donor Needed

by FDiH
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?
Replies: 23
Views: 3447

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

Great to hear from someone else trying to invest in Tarapoto. There are indeed numerous areas interesting for RE. The Juan Guerra district is indeed up and coming but it is quite far out for my taste. The western part of Juan Guerra is a bit hilly and is absolutely stunning with gorgeous views all t...
by FDiH
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Keep "Migraciones" informed about changes to your status
Replies: 10
Views: 740

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: 7
Views: 484

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: 162

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: 7
Views: 484

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: 246

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: 373

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: 249

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: 771

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: 23
Views: 3447

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: 1057

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: 491

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: 23
Views: 3447

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: 23
Views: 3447

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: 540

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: 710

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: 1275

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: 2454

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: 1977

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: 11
Views: 2301

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: 1087

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: 1910

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: 1910

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: 1428

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: 1910

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: 23
Views: 3447

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: 23
Views: 3447

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: 2283

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: 1175

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: 2192

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: 2818

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: 2263

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: 2971

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: 1214

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: 2971

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: 607

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: 737

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: 1003

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.

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