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by ducado
Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ExpatForum congratulations
Replies: 0
Views: 584

ExpatForum congratulations

Congratulations to you all !

We reached 100 pages of topics, with all kind of info about/from Peru !
Keep up the good work !
by ducado
Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: That return ticket home??
Replies: 48
Views: 17292

The return ticket is just a formal requirement by Peru. Which means in practice that Peru makes the airline responsable to ONLY allow passengers with tickets out of the country. If the airline fails to check, Peru can FINE the airline, and force the airline to transport the passenger back from where...
by ducado
Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Financial Crisis and affects in Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 1861

Part of the financial crisis we decided NOT to raise the rates in our hotels for 2009. So we maintain the same prices for 2009 in our hotels..
But if it would attract more tourists to come to Peru .. Well I don't know. We do our part.
by ducado
Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: washing machines?
Replies: 6
Views: 1356

About washing machines. Here in Peru the top loader model is the most commonly used ( like in the USA I suppose ). For our hotel we used 5 of them to wash the towels and bedlinen. Well they consume a LOT of water, and if you use them 'industrial' ( like 5 times a day ) they break down a lot. We deci...
by ducado
Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Importing Internet services as a Peruvian company
Replies: 8
Views: 2049

If you are interested in the details, it is in art 56 of the Ley de Impuesto a la renta. Also have a look at PDT 617. I have it confirmed from a specialized taxlawler, a associaton of our business and the SUNAT. To me it also sounds quite weird, but the logic according to SUNAT is that money leaves ...
by ducado
Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Importing Internet services as a Peruvian company
Replies: 8
Views: 2049

Importing Internet services as a Peruvian company

I am just finding out the hard way about importing services like Google adwords, or Internet services like hosting or domainnames or software out of Peru for a small business. Normally a business can deduct its costs from its sales, and pay a tax ( Impuesta a la Renta, or IR ) over your profit ( 30%...
by ducado
Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: FYI--if you ever plan on leaving Peru indefinitely...
Replies: 45
Views: 11716

Actually I went through this. From 1999 -2000 I was a legal resident, but we decided to go back to my home country. I didn't renounce my residency, and everytime we came as a tourist back to Peru, I just entered as a tourist. Then in 2006 we decided again to go to live in Peru, so I had to become a ...
by ducado
Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting employees work visas?
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

The one in Salavery is closed because of remodelation. The building simply is abandoned for the time being. Better go to the one in Canada.
by ducado
Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting employees work visas?
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Go to the ministerio de Trabajo in
Av. Del Aire 485
(Alt. 14 Av. Canadá)
San Borja
http://www.mintra.gob.pe

I have seen a section for contracts with foreigners. Don't forget your ID to enter..... And lots of patience.

And offcourse Digemin.
by ducado
Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Enforcing laws against the poor
Replies: 31
Views: 6228

Have a look at the traffic fines http://www.sat.gob.pe/papeletas/tablainfracciones.asp My point is that some laws are simply to harse if enforced. Take E-29 (Parking where not allowed ) Fine S/. 140 + 6 months loss of drivers license + tow away of vehicle Or Speeding ( D-01 ) S/. 140 + police takes ...
by ducado
Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What do you think of all these long holidays???
Replies: 19
Views: 3589

Talking of holidays .. In Holland I had 7 weeks and 3 days holiday every year. And any overtime I made ( which was calculated by the minute, with your entry badge ) I could take as extra holidays. Which meant roughly another 10 days ( working days ! ) extra. Sick days ?? In Holland you don't have a ...
by ducado
Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: tramites :(
Replies: 21
Views: 4439

I have my original diploma stamped ( legalized ). They put the stamps on the back though .
Physics is not an Engineering study ? I have MSc, so I had to go to Colegio de Ingenieros.
by ducado
Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: tramites :(
Replies: 21
Views: 4439

I would say, talk with this ANR and explain you need your diplomas validaded in order to get your CE. I suppose then they will just ask a copy or maybe a legalized copy of your passport. In the end they just need your ID. Is it by the way the ANR you need, or maybe one of the colegios.. ( Like Coleg...
by ducado
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Updated:Bus Crashes. August 11th - Another Civa Crash
Replies: 25
Views: 7168

What I don't understand of that stretch of road is why buses and trucks take that road ( the 'Serpiente Pasamayo' ) and not the perfect 4 lane highway just parallel of that road. The fact is that there are two roads, the Serpiente with its many many accidents. Only trucks and buses are allowed to ta...
by ducado
Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Recibos de Honorario Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

If you write RH you need to have a Libro ( I think retenciones ) but ask a Notario in which you write your ingresos. This libro must be legalized by a notario BEFORE you write in them. Also there is a plazo in which you must fill them out. ( Like the first 10 days of the next month ) . And you are n...
by ducado
Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Recibos de Honorario Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

Thats how our contadora writes us .. ( I also have problems understanding her sometimes ;) , It gets better if she writes though, talking is even worse, that's why I made her write this ) I read somewhere else by the way that the retencion is for RH lower than S/. 700 but maybe that amount is increa...
by ducado
Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Recibos de Honorario Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

No, its not that simple. If you write RH for more than I suppose S/. 1500 you don'tneed to pay 'retención' which is like an advance on the taxes you will need to pay. But if you write several RH a month, and exceed the limit, you will need to pay taxes. I have an example in Spanish: ( Renta cuarta i...
by ducado
Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru: If you were President for a day....
Replies: 25
Views: 4727

- Force banks to have ONE fee for transferring money from one account to the other. ( An account in Lima -> Lima is now free, but from Lima -> Provinces costs money, this is a barrier for development of the provinces. As you cannot force banks to do it for free, but you can force them to use a singl...
by ducado
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hotels near the airport with shuttle
Replies: 6
Views: 1469

As a hotelowner, I must offcourse respond to this thread ;-)
Hotel El Ducado offers a FREE shuttle service from the airport to the hotel if you stay at least two nights. Our banner you can find in the top of this forum.
Have a look at our website, and book !
by ducado
Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Holy taxes batman...ITF!?!!?
Replies: 9
Views: 2709

It is only not charged if your employer pays you directly in your account. The disadvantage for the employer is that instead it costs like S/. 0.35 per employee, with a minimum of S/. 10 . Where is the logic ?? That fee is by the way charged by BCP, and not SUNAT
by ducado
Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Any other private schools in Santiago de Surco that....
Replies: 21
Views: 4603

Yep, thats it. You pay a quota de ingreso, a matricula and a monthly payments.. Our son is now in Nivel A. There the prices are more reasonable, and the system is similar to the Trener. It is in Chacarilla, close to the crossing of Av. Caminos del Inca and Av. Astete. The quota ingreso ( a one time ...
by ducado
Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Any other private schools in Santiago de Surco that....
Replies: 21
Views: 4603

You could get in in Wong. ( At least last year ). Maybe the Nido your kid goes to has also a copy of it. By the way, most schools have their entry exams around this time, so if you like your kid to enter in 2009, now is the time to investigate and present them to schools. We just presented our kids ...
by ducado
Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cheap bank transfers
Replies: 6
Views: 1908

I heard BCP has a convenio with La Caixa in Spain. To transfer money from an account in La Caixa to BCP only costs 3 EUR, no matter the amount.
by ducado
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Does anyone use Vonage or some other Voice-Over IP service?
Replies: 21
Views: 6404

Nono is part of Betamax Gmbh which also has Voipbuster, voipdiscount and various others. It allows you to make Phone2phone calls, which means in your software application you put your phonenumber, and the number you wish to dial. Then when you click on call, your phone starts to ring, and once you a...
by ducado
Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dual Sim Card
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

If you mean a cellular base, the ones that you put a SIM card in, and a standard telephone ? Yes those you have with dual simcards, and also that they are so intelligent that based on the number you dial, the base decides to use Movistar, Claro or a landline. Look in El Comercio in the clasificados ...
by ducado
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hotel cost, Miraflores or Barranco
Replies: 6
Views: 1731

Both hotels are located between Larcomar and Parque Kennedy, closer to Larcomar. To Parque Kennedy, where the calle de pizzas is located is a 5 a 6 minute walk.
by ducado
Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coca leaf powder -- OK to bring to US?
Replies: 22
Views: 18017

Once in Jorge Chavez I asked to the aduanas if it is allowed by Peruvian law, and they told me as long as you don't take leaves, it is ok, so in teabags you can buy in the shops are ok. In the Netherlands however, the law is quite simple. Any coca related product is on the hard drug list. So basical...
by ducado
Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hotel cost, Miraflores or Barranco
Replies: 6
Views: 1731

We have a hostal in Miraflores, named Hostal Porta which offers single rooms for US$30 and double or matrimonial rooms for US$35 per night. It is very central, close to Larcomar.
Our hotel Hotel El Ducado is a bit pricier, and is located even closer to Larcomar..
by ducado
Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help me find a good kindergarten for my 2 years old daughter
Replies: 7
Views: 1597

Have a look at http://www.lacasadetinkuy.com/ ( the site only seems to work with Internet Explorer, not with Firefox )
My kids went there two years ago some days, then it was S/. 12 a day, and basically you could drop your kid and pick them up later.
by ducado
Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Open a business in Peru
Replies: 41
Views: 12514

It is an example.. To show the logic ..

( In the example your sales were S/. 140000 and your costs S/. 139000, making your profit only S/. 1000 )
by ducado
Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Open a business in Peru
Replies: 41
Views: 12514

By the way, if you are a Persona Juridica ( SAC for example ) you DON'T need to legalize your Libro de Planilla in the Ministerio de Trabajo, but you do need to fill out the Planilla Electronica. Also at least the Gerente General must be in planilla ( on the payroll ). Many people will say it is not...
by ducado
Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Open a business in Peru
Replies: 41
Views: 12514

Well, now we get to the fineprint .. If you are in the Regimen General, you pay 30% taxes over your profit. You calculate this after the year closes and you need to pay it somewhere half of march the next year. But you pay 'in advance' every month 2% over your sales. This amount you deduct of the ta...
by ducado
Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I rent rooms in my house, where should I announce it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1402

Adwords. By the way, I see you run it more like a Casa de Huespedes. ( Guest House ) You should get a license / boletas etc. If your area is 'Residencial Media' ( you can download a map on the website of the Municipalidad of Miraflores ) you can get a license for Casa de Huespedes. Then go into the ...
by ducado
Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Open a business in Peru
Replies: 41
Views: 12514

If you open a SAC, yes you need socios. ( a SAC is at least constituted with 2 socios, and maximum somewhere between 20 and 30, don't know the exact number ) But as each socio has shares, you can divide the shares in such a way that effectively you are the owner ( You 3999 shares, your socio 1 ) The...
by ducado
Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Question about permanent residence permit (Imigrante status)
Replies: 1
Views: 691

Question about permanent residence permit (Imigrante status)

Hi, I have my PEB Carnet Extranjeria ( married with a Peruvian ) but I have now two years residency. This means I can change it into a permanent residency ( still a Carnet, as a foreigner, so not citizenship ) Anybody knows if my Carnet number remains the same, as I have it registered in several off...
by ducado
Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: my carnet...
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Actually I had this situation once. In 2000 I had my Carnet ( the old one, the minipassport ) and we moved back to my homecountry. I didn't resign my residency, and everytime we came back for holidays in Peru I entered without problems as a tourist ( while basically I had an expired residence permit...
by ducado
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Did someone say earthquake?
Replies: 6
Views: 1980

by ducado
Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Open a business in Peru
Replies: 41
Views: 12514

The shares part is just how to divide the profits in the end of the year. I think if you start an SRL you don't have shares, just every socio has an equal cut in the profit. ( But I am not sure of it ). A SAC protects you that the other socios cannot just sell their share to anybody, ( the Cerrado p...
by ducado
Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Recommendations please
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

Hi Jim,

Good choice !! :D
I see your reservation in our system, but you forgot to put your email, so the reservation department cannot confirm / contact you on your booking. Please send your email to the hotel. You can use the same reservation form, or the Contact us page..

ducado
by ducado
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: married with children
Replies: 17
Views: 2919

Once you get your Carnet ( After the long procedure that lays ahead .. ) There will come a time that it needs to be renovated (prorroga ) One of the documents you will need to supply is a proof you are STILL married. The only way to prove that is to produce a fresh copy ( so get a new copy of your m...
by ducado
Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: married with children
Replies: 17
Views: 2919

Sorry to say, but the advice of inscop is not really advisable. First of all you cannot remarry if you are already married. You just need to get your foreign marriage-certificate legalized in Canada in this case, by the Canadian authorities and then by the Peruvian Consulate. That will be your basis...
by ducado
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Open a business in Peru
Replies: 41
Views: 12514

by ducado
Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Open a business in Peru
Replies: 41
Views: 12514

Thanks :D I feel better already ..
by ducado
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Open a business in Peru
Replies: 41
Views: 12514

For other types of business the procedure is roughly the same. In the case of the brand for example, I suppose one of the socios is the 'Persona Juridica' ( your business in Canada. An NGO will have a different TAX regimen. But the procedure of getting the paperwork done will be roughly the same. In...
by ducado
Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Open a business in Peru
Replies: 41
Views: 12514

Open a business in Peru

I am in the process of starting my own business. I will give a resume of the steps to take. I decided to start a business with the SAC type ( Sociedad Anonima Cerada ) for basically two reasons: The business basically is my own business, so I could have started a EIRL ( Empresa Individual Responsabi...
by ducado
Wed May 28, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: temblorcito
Replies: 9
Views: 1483

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by ducado
Wed May 28, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: PHONE COMPANY SEARCH
Replies: 12
Views: 1785

What do you need ? A US number which makes a Peruvian phone ring, or a US number that makes a Internet SIP phone ring ?

In the latter case you could use Skype In I suppose.
by ducado
Wed May 28, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: pay edelnor with interbank online
Replies: 1
Views: 530

How it works: The electricity company has a contract with the bank, and send a list of all account numbers with the amount it is going to charge. If however you are paying automatic, your electricity company customer number is entered in another way in the bank system ( only the bank which is actual...
by ducado
Wed May 28, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: bill payments - direct debit
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Yes, you need to go to your bank and fill out a form, with the customer number you have of the electricity of phone company.

In Banco de Credito you can also do that online. with your online bank account. Don't know about Interbank
by ducado
Thu May 22, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Legal fees buying a house/apartment in Peru
Replies: 8
Views: 1212

And then you need to pay the 'acabalos' ( Sure I spelled it wrong .. ) Which is a tax of 3% of the amount of how much you registered it in the registros publicos. ( The amount you register it and/or buy a house is not necesarily the same amount, usually the amount you register it with is lower as yo...

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