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by Wiracocha
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: sending gifts to Peru from the US
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: sending gifts to Peru from the US

To "sailor", Postage times from the US to Lima may only take 8-10 days to arrive in Lima....BUT, then through Customs and Snailmail-Serpost, can add another 2-3 weeks before actual deivery, or availability to collect from Serpost,IF the parcel is deemed to large for the postie to take on h...
by Wiracocha
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Sports bars in Lima?
Replies: 20
Views: 8463

Re: Sports bars in Lima?

Yes, Beep Beep, Shorts but no body padding nor metal helmets like Yankee gridiron etc. All are sports are good though.

However,since I have come to reside in Peru now (for more than 2 years)
, I have grown to like soccer also. (futbol)

Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Sports bars in Lima?
Replies: 20
Views: 8463

Re: Sports bars in Lima?

What about real football....Aussie Rules ? chuckle. :-)
Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I want to marry my Peruvian gf and have her live with me in the UK
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: I want to marry my Peruvian gf and have her live with me in the UK

G'day Andrew, It seems to me the logical thing to do could be that you should get married soon and then for her to apply to the British Embassy for a "spouse visa"to go over to live with you in the UK. That could take some time, if it's anything like it was for my Peruvian wife in 2006 thr...
by Wiracocha
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: PLASTIC BAGS ACTION
Replies: 6
Views: 142

PLASTIC BAGS ACTION

G'day all, Monday week ago, my local Plaza Vea s/mkt began charging 10c for "bio-degradable"plastic carry-bags at the check-out. Their normal Plaza Vea bags had disappeared. I reckon that this is a good thing and a step in the right direction for the environment. However,I did not notice a...
by Wiracocha
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria
Replies: 13
Views: 2212

Re: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria

G'day Rudder,

I applied for a Rentista Visa & permanent resdidente.

W
by Wiracocha
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria
Replies: 13
Views: 2212

Re: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria

G'day Esteban, The only reason I used a lawyer(the son of a friend of one of my in-laws here) was because Migraciones stuffed me about on my first submission last year(see my earlier posts in mid last year)),so to assist me to be more certain this time on my second attempt, I used the lawyer to over...
by Wiracocha
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria
Replies: 13
Views: 2212

Re: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria

G'day Rudder, I don't have a template as such, but here is the link, to get the required form for submission to Migraciones, for what my lawyer & I did...but remember my original comment..."especially IF they write "30 days"on your application receipt document" of your CE app...
by Wiracocha
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is it COLDER this year than normal?
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Is it COLDER this year than normal?

G'day Woody, Yes, in my opinion it is colder this year....but not sure why that is...maybe something to do with ocean currents temperatures near out coast?? We also live in Lima (Los Olivos) for 2 years now and we have noticed that it is a couple of degrees lower than 2018, coupled with misty rain a...
by Wiracocha
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interpol still needed for CE? And bank questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Interpol still needed for CE? And bank questions.

"My visit to Peru will be short, not more than 2 months so I was wondering if I could make the CE on time." Sorry for a dumb question...but given that you are only visiting for 2 months, why not just come in on a tourist visa for that time? It'll take longer than 2 months to get another CE...
by Wiracocha
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vegan Meetup?
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: Vegan Meetup?

69roadrunner wrote:Sounds great!! Don't know of any such restaurants but put me on the list.
Cheers g,day


Yeah, I can just imagine Beep Beep going...probably turn up wearing a "Feed the Man Meat" T-shirt !! :-)

My turn !!
W
by Wiracocha
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Problems with UPS mail from US?
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Problems with UPS mail from US?

As one of many examples of my experiences with receiving stuff from the USA (EBay) via USPS. Product arrived to Serpost on May 10(within 10 days of exiting USA very good!!)...BUT still not delivered by Serpost. With most of my EBay purchases ,via USPS ,the product arrive into Peru within 10 days(ver...
by Wiracocha
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Problems with UPS mail from US?
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Problems with UPS mail from US?

@Beep Beep,
Point taken...it was what I was told by my Peruvian in-laws.
No, I have never had a card sent, so haven't had one nicked....but, nonetheless, I would be cautious myself about that situation.
Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Problems with UPS mail from US?
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Problems with UPS mail from US?

@Beep Beep, I was talking about Serpost...NOT USPS. USPS gets things to here in 8-10 days...then it spends forever in the Serpost system...that was my point. It can be in the Serpost system that cards can/may disappear....sticky fingers and all that....not in the USPS side of things. May I quote som...
by Wiracocha
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Problems with UPS mail from US?
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Problems with UPS mail from US?

G'day Woody, Nothing new there,mate. Serpost should be named Snailpost!! I have had stuff arrive from USA to Serpost's system in 10-12 days...BUT, then it sits in their system for another 3-4 weeks. Buggered if I know what they do for all that time with normal letters & parcels. The only time th...
by Wiracocha
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: SERPOST & CUSTOMS AGENCY
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: SERPOST & CUSTOMS AGENCY

Thank you Windy.

Sounds good.

Oh,there is a principal Serpost complex a few minutes from me in Los Olivos...so no worries.

Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: SERPOST & CUSTOMS AGENCY
Replies: 4
Views: 324

SERPOST & CUSTOMS AGENCY

G'day all, Could someone with the experience please advise me about sending mail type parcel/box to overseas. In so far as, I know that the Serpost office inspects all mail...envelopes or boxes, before they accept them for posting... but my query is :- after that Serpost check,do then Customs also o...
by Wiracocha
Mon May 20, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria
Replies: 13
Views: 2212

Re: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria

Hello, Did you get an answer to your questions. I am looking to get the rentista visa, and would like to find a lawyer (good but inexpensive) to help me with the process. Do you have any experience with this? Thank you. G'day Donadpree, Below is a copy of one of my earlier postings about protracted...
by Wiracocha
Mon May 20, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria
Replies: 13
Views: 2212

Re: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria

Hi How long should it take to get the actual card after your residency application has been approved? My application was approved after 3 months of processing. I registered for the carnet and got the pick up date. When I went to the Migraciones my CE wasn't there and I was told it hasn't been print...
by Wiracocha
Thu May 09, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 1208

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

"Yarr! ye don't seem to be from my parts. T'is thee sound a 69 Road Runner makes. Yer ignorance is fergiven." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX56azPYytI[/quote] My comment was aimed at Formidable's use of the word "dag"....nothing else.It's a rather common word in the Kiwi idiom...
by Wiracocha
Thu May 09, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 1208

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

[
W[/quote]
No quarter! Blimey ye impressed me.
Sha Na Na[/quote]

He's a bit of a dag, mate!

Cheers![/quote]

Yes, he is.Kiwi !! :-)
by Wiracocha
Wed May 08, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 1208

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

On the cooked chook theme here....in Feburary at my local Plaza vea (Los Olivos), because I spent a certain amount in my general shopping, the check-out sheila gave me a voucher to collect a cooked,hot chook from the hot food area for....wait for it....S/1.00 ...one Sole....couldn't resist telling y...
by Wiracocha
Sun May 05, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: MODEL RAILWAY ITEMS
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: MODEL RAILWAY ITEMS

You gotta caboose? No, sorry mate. Apart from the loco:- all new: Peco 36"lengths of HO code 100 flex track,(8) Midwest 36"track beds, (4) Midwest turnout pads,( 2 pair,one each of LH & RH) Woodlands Scenic packs of railway figures..engineers,track workers etc Rustyrail track paint pe...
by Wiracocha
Sun May 05, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: MODEL RAILWAY ITEMS
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: MODEL RAILWAY ITEMS

12 volt DC for the loco.
by Wiracocha
Sun May 05, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: MODEL RAILWAY ITEMS
Replies: 4
Views: 514

MODEL RAILWAY ITEMS

G'day all, Amoungst our expats, is there anyone who engages in the popular hobby of model railways ? If so, I have a few new items remaining from my own layout construction that I wish to sell off. My stuff is HO scale for a size reference.Rails/tracks,cork type trackbeds,turnout pads,etc etc.plus a...
by Wiracocha
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: RING TONE ON CLARO CELL PHONE
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: RING TONE ON CLARO CELL PHONE

Belay my request...I have found a way. Used the "record"function and then recorded another tune on the phone from the internet on my computer speakers, and then set it as my ring tone...mission accomplished. The tune??...Peruvian National anthem !! Gotta be different, eh? :-0 Cheers, W P.S...
by Wiracocha
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: RING TONE ON CLARO CELL PHONE
Replies: 5
Views: 402

RING TONE ON CLARO CELL PHONE

G'day all, Could someone, with a Claro cell phone , please advise me how to change the incoming call ring tone ? Well, IF it's possible, that is. :-) My cell phone is NOT a Smart nor I phone...just a cell phone. The standard ring tone is the same as heaps of other people and I never quite know if it...
by Wiracocha
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Communes in Peru?
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Communes in Peru?

Woody,
I think there is still a German commune a little out of Lamas.( In the north)
I would also imagine that there could be in Oxapampa...but not sure.
Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New port in Chancay
Replies: 22
Views: 1346

Re: New port in Chancay

Hello Alan, "On the other hand, Venezuela down the road has sold their soul to the Chinese and Russian governments, and that's going to be a tricky bargain for them to manage in the future." Exactly my concern for Peru in the long term. It all sounds really beaut on the surface and could d...
by Wiracocha
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New port in Chancay
Replies: 22
Views: 1346

Re: New port in Chancay

G'day all, I am curious to know whose money is financing all this ? Can any informed person enlighten me,please? ( and I don't mean Beep Beep) Why do I have the suspicion that it is Chinese money, as the financier is not disclosed here. IF it's a loan from China to Peru, then this could eventuate in...
by Wiracocha
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting Peruvian Residency For my 18 Years old Daughter
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Getting Peruvian Residency For my 18 Years old Daughter

@farman,
IF I can be of any useful help by putting you in contact with an appropriate person, I will send you are private message...no promises though....am waiting for advice.
Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting Peruvian Residency For my 18 Years old Daughter
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Getting Peruvian Residency For my 18 Years old Daughter

Hello farman, Interesting predicament to normal on visas. Having a little think about your words, may I suggest to you that there is both a Peruvian & a Pakistani Embassy in Santiago, Chile. Contact details for both are on the Internet. "They said that "she needed a letter to demonstra...
by Wiracocha
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 1764

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

@ Alpineprice: "I have had direct deposit to Interbank for years and have never had an issue!" I have posted much before this...but am happy to summarise for you. Well, I was receiving my Navy pension into Scotiabank Peru, in US dollars from Aussie, and the banks' commssions in between the...
by Wiracocha
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 1764

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

G'day Adrian, As of this week my Aussie Navy pension arrives in Soles to my Interbank account....mission accomplished. To top it all off, Interbank did not hit me with an International transfer cost(as was the case with Scotiabank)...which Interbank originally said could be approx' 75 Soles. The onl...
by Wiracocha
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Does Peru store you entry and exit details on computer?
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: Does Peru store you entry and exit details on computer?

@Alchemizt....Once you have exceeded your tourist visa days, you are technically illegal. If you are detected at any check point and Migraciones are informed, they will give you 15 days to leave the country normally.It can vary. Now, not having your passport as a means of indentification is another ...
by Wiracocha
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

here is a copy of my previous...somethings not relevant to your query, but others are: I have quite some experience with Migraciones, after many months to get my carnet and their laws, not all of which are apparent until you run up against them(the laws). Firstly, somewhere back on this site, 2018,t...
by Wiracocha
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

G'day Beep beep. It is 7 postings under this one, with the topic I wrote. If you cannot see it, I can't explain that. :-)
Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

Please read previous posting here "New Immigration Law" Feb 28. That may help you.
Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Immigration Law
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: New Immigration Law

Will re-do my post. G'day Donadpree, I have quite some experience with Migraciones, after many months to get my carnet and their laws, not all of which are apparent until you run up against them(the laws). Firstly, somewhere back on this site, 2018,there were postings about Americans being limited t...
by Wiracocha
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Immigration Law
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: New Immigration Law

Hi Alan,
I followed your instructions, but below the dialogue box there is only 3 buttons...Save Draft, Preview & Submit.

I know I definitely clicked on Save Draft intially. :-(

W
by Wiracocha
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Immigration Law
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: New Immigration Law

Help...Adrian or Allan...I was writing a long answer to this post, saved it to DRAFT, and now don't know how to re-open it to continue.
Advice please.
W
by Wiracocha
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: WILLS
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Re: WILLS

Thanks Adrian,

After reading your advice/comments, I think I won't bother to get wills made...seems the law automatically gives to the spouse.
Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: WILLS
Replies: 3
Views: 971

WILLS

G'day all, My next query,"after getting my feet under the table" here in Peru is:- How necessary is it for a married couple to make their "wills", for assets and financials ,here in Peru I have heard that bank accounts' monies automatically go to the survivor of the couple, in ei...
by Wiracocha
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 1764

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

G'day again Adrian, In conclusion of all this....today I consulted with the local Interbank manager, and was told they will accept my pension,in Soles, direct from the RBA in Aussie., so I will open an account with them soon and set up the transfer details with my pension contact at the DVA. I will ...
by Wiracocha
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 1764

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

G'day Adrian, My Aussie money transfer company (WorldFirst) can only send in US dollars to here, they said cannot do in Soles, when I asked some time ago. So will have to try with my pension from the RBA...direct from them to Scotia. The one thing that worries me is that I pushed Scotiabank Peru, ba...
by Wiracocha
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 1764

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

Thank you Adrian. I am aware of the interbanking code & SWIFT details etc, as that is how my pension comes now, and also other transfers by my transfer company in Aussie. I will give it a try in Soles and open a separate account for that and not tell Scotiabank my reason. I will then advise my A...
by Wiracocha
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 1764

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

G'day Adrian, I need to explain a bit more. My navy service pension is generated by the Dept.of Veteran Affairs in Australia, and they pass onto the RBA (Reserve Bank of Aust') who then send military pensions to all Vets living overseas. The RBA is not my bank....it is the official government bank o...
by Wiracocha
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 1764

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

Thanks Adrian, My main focus/conern is on question 2,please. I am not talking about money transfer companies, I need to know about Aussie bank direct to Interbank, in Soles, and IF they will accept direct transfer in Soles. I have done my best to layout my quieries, but can re-word if needed. Cheers...
by Wiracocha
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 1764

Interbank charges/fees.

G'day all, For anyone who has an INTERBANK account here, could you please advise me on my queries,please? 1) If you receive international money transfers, what fees do they charge? I mean, is it a set charge or a percentage of the amount received? (For example, Scotiabank Peru has a set charge of $2...
by Wiracocha
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Long distance relationship
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: Long distance relationship

G'day Katie,
From which country do you intend to fly to Lima?,
Then maybe I can offer some advice on flying cost.
Cheers,
W

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