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by Wiracocha
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: SERPOST & CUSTOMS AGENCY
Replies: 4
Views: 76

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: 76

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: 6
Views: 1703

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: 6
Views: 1703

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: 523

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: 523

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: 523

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: 169

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: 169

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: 169

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: 158

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: 158

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: 234

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: 878

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: 878

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: 273

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: 273

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: 1061

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: 1061

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: 270

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: 536

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: 536

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: 536

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: 581

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: 581

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: 581

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: 629

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: 629

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: 1061

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: 1061

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: 1061

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: 1061

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: 1061

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: 1061

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: 10
Views: 721

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
by Wiracocha
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Re: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !

G'day Dutchy, I understood that with Peru and China making a FTA (Free Trade Agreement) some time back, that this eliminated import duties here on Chinese products. And , yes, they will sell at a loss for as almost as long as it takes to destroy almost all local makers....that's their tactic, and th...
by Wiracocha
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Re: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !

G'day all, Separately from crops/agriculture and the Chinese....my other posts have warned to beware of the "Trojan Horse"concept, relating to funding and equipment given to Peru from China. Okay, I want to sound the alarm bell AGAIN, about Peru's textile industry and the Chinese stealth t...
by Wiracocha
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Re: Carnet

Further to my last post....internet shows the following visas for Peru. Resident worker visa Student visa Catholic religious visa Non-Catholic religious visa Independent investor visa Independent professional visa Rentista visa (a form of retirement visa, or for foreigners with a permanent income wh...
by Wiracocha
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Re: Carnet

G'day Kooku, To simplify : Rentista visa/carnet is for fully retired people who receive an pension from their homeland.You cannot work.It does not have to be renewed every year. Marriage visa/carnet : if you are married to a Peruvian. You have to renew each year with new proof of marriage. Residente...
by Wiracocha
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Re: Carnet

G'day Beep beep,
I kinda covered that aspect in my Feb 2 posting if you read all....no worries, mate!! :)

Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Re: Carnet

Hello Beep-beep, "You, Wiracocha, have a rentisra visa. Completely different from a carnet" Interesting comment... I am happy to learn. I wonder why my collection document had these words..."Para recoger su Carné de Extranjería", and on my carnet (ID card) it says "Calidad M...
by Wiracocha
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Re: Carnet

G'day Gordi, ( interesting handle!!) As extra info, please see my other posts on the "30 day turn around limit"(which never happens), and what you may do IF it's greatly overdue, maybe with the help of a legal eagle. In the current climate, you may expect 2-3+ months, mainly because of the...
by Wiracocha
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT

Thank you, Al-Pal. !! :D
W
by Wiracocha
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT

Thanks for all the various advice, troops. :D

As per my original request, could someone with experience please make a list of what is wise to have in an overnight bag, for quick escape? Water etc etc.

Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 30 day limit for carnet applications
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: 30 day limit for carnet applications

G'day all, In conclusion...I am very happy to say that I received my carnet today, no problems. Rentista status and also an appropriate stamp in my Aussie passport, as a Residente. :D For Jumpinjack flash....my carnet card needs to be renewed every 4 years...same principle as a DNI, but shorter peri...
by Wiracocha
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 30 day limit for carnet applications
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: 30 day limit for carnet applications

G'day Jumpinjack (-flash !!) Perhaps I sould have also mentioned that my carnet will be on a Rentista Visa basis. Info I have says: Rentista Visa:- "Consequently, it is easy to understand why foreigners who hold a rentista visa may benefit from various advantages. As for the duration of this mi...
by Wiracocha
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT

Thanks Windy, Sounds logical. We, the missus & I, live in a rental apartment, ground floor, so a huge tank is not an option...we are on direct connection....but a couple of large San Mateo's would be good. However, we did buy a rather large plastic bin type container, size of a big round rubbish...
by Wiracocha
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 30 day limit for carnet applications
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: 30 day limit for carnet applications

A little progress report....as at Friday 25th. After the normal 15 days wait, Migraciones responded and I am due to go in and pick up my carnet on this Monday. I will not get too excited just yet, until I have it in my hand....just in case the buggers put another stone in my way. I am curious to fin...
by Wiracocha
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT

G'day Gerard, Thanks for that info. I have had a look at both and seems pretty logical what they say. I will keep that in mind if some others don't give me the benefit of their preparation(s) list(s). Talking to my wife's Peruvian family, it seems like not many people worry about this preparation......
by Wiracocha
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT

G'day all, Could someone please give me a list of vital things/products, to include in an overnight bag, to act as a short term survival kit for my wife & I ?....in case of home evaculation due to a major shake? Being an ol' Boy Scout from years past...Be Prepared ! ...comes to mind. Thanks in a...

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