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by adrian Thorne
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

As far as I am aware the last time I had a passport stolen I had to file a lost/stolen passport with the tourist police and be able to present the report to the Consular before they would consider issuing a temporary passport which was valid for one year. If you present this and some form of other I...
by adrian Thorne
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: why properties are so expensive in Peru ?
Replies: 38
Views: 7100

Re: why properties are so expensive in Peru ?

What are some resources to learn more about this topic in Peru? I still mostly see stuff outside the avg Peruvian’s price range even in the provinces. Yet recently some real estate guy on this forum has said the market has cooled. I suspect there must be a lot of foreign ownership from wealthy spec...
by adrian Thorne
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fishing in Lima and coast.
Replies: 45
Views: 13422

Re: Fishing in Lima and coast.

thanks Adrian. you're not the first to mention the danger of surf fishing alone. Not familiar with the term PM me. The equipment I have probably isn't geared for bait casting so I might have to invest in another pole and reel. Thanks for responding Jim That's fine Jim. PM (private mail) A word to t...
by adrian Thorne
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fishing in Lima and coast.
Replies: 45
Views: 13422

Re: Fishing in Lima and coast.

I have done a little fishing here up and down the coast, but it can be dangerous unless you are in a party due to robbery etc. I have all the tackle tucked away. A little dusty but am sure it would clean up if you are interested. PM me for further information.
by adrian Thorne
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best VPNs for Peru?
Replies: 9
Views: 996

Re: Best VPNs for Peru?

I also use ExpressVPN and have done for a few years. They are pretty reliable and the speeds are not bad. I still end up dropping it when speed is needed. If you want to avoid tied in contracts the free ones are not that bad. If not give ''TOR´´ a try.
by adrian Thorne
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: WILLS
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: WILLS

Now this is a question and a half. I am not a lawyer but have jumped through hoops over this one. The laws regarding inheritance are very strict and a Will can end up as a useless piece of paper. The divisions are set for surviving spouse and dependants, unless a waver is legally signed by a benefac...
by adrian Thorne
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 826

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

You are correct in saying a SWIFT code but this is a separate system. There are sever variants and in Europe it is known as I BAN. For what ever reason SA did not adopt this and therefor created there own known as CCI or TIN. As far as I am aware, this is still controlled by SWIFT. The important fac...
by adrian Thorne
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 826

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

Scotia will except transfers in to a ''Soles'' account. In this country it is quite common for clients to open both a soles and Dollar account. All accounts including Scotia operate according to the Banking agreements. The accounts have separate account numbers of 10 - 16 digits for both accounts pl...
by adrian Thorne
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 826

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. Cheer...
by adrian Thorne
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 826

Re: 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 $...
by adrian Thorne
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Warning to Expat = Venezuelans
Replies: 53
Views: 6561

Re: Warning to Expat = Venezuelans

This happened less than a week ago ago in Lima The whole family was temporarily kidnapped and tied up (including the grandmother, a 14 years old teenager, and the 2 little girls of 5 and 6 years old) . Also a pregnant woman was tied up and beaten in her head with the hand grip of a gun The family a...
by adrian Thorne
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: SERPOST CHARGES
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Re: SERPOST CHARGES

Hold on. I think changes are under way. Ordered an item from Australia with a projected delivery on three weeks (Ha Ha) Lo and behold the package tracked as landed in Peru and passed to La Victoria in seven days. I expected a further month in the Vic. sorting office. I was wrong, parcel delivered by...
by adrian Thorne
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Warning to Expat = Venezuelans
Replies: 53
Views: 6561

Re: Warning to Expat = Venezuelans

Strange how Peru needs outside help to fight poverty here, but throw the borders open and support people like these.
by adrian Thorne
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: SERPOST CHARGES
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Re: SERPOST CHARGES

We usually send in the region of twenty cards a year, so we send them to one of the family at a cost of about 30-40 soles and they forward them on. Also I have noticed a larger package seems to arrive a week or so quicker. Just 2 pennies worth.
by adrian Thorne
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HELP! Real Estate Tax Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1329

Re: HELP! Real Estate Tax Question

Sad about your situation, but as non-residents in Peru , you will have to pay 30% tax on the profit in Peru. Had you been living in the house as your main dwelling and as a Peruvian resident it would be 3%
by adrian Thorne
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Car Mechanics
Replies: 0
Views: 932

Car Mechanics

I have found after many years of looking a gem of a mechanical repair and service engineer in La Molina. First and foremost no surprises on repair charges, great workmanship, took good care of our car and the pricing was within budget. MAFECY: Avenue La Molina Este 1865 Sol De La Molina La Molina. T...
by adrian Thorne
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TIN and CCI
Replies: 2
Views: 7219

Re: TIN and CCI

By accident I bumped into the website http://www.tin.com.pe/ some weeks ago. After reading I understood that all Peruvian bank account numbers are going to be standardized. The same way they have done it in Europe, by preceding you existing account number with unique bank codes. In Europe this stan...
by adrian Thorne
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apellido Materno for a baby born in Peru when the mother changed name upon marriage
Replies: 8
Views: 1929

Re: Apellido Materno for a baby born in Peru when the mother changed name upon marriage

Back in the day. Before, at Naturalisation and since, because of English documents. Everything has my middle christian name as the maternal. In fact it is very common for people to address me as Mr David. It does no harm and might be worth bearing this approach in mind.
by adrian Thorne
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transferring $ from US to Peru
Replies: 38
Views: 7798

Re: Transferring $ from US to Peru

We have the same thing with transfers from the USA. it has to do with the fact that the banks use 'intermediate banks' which also charge a commission. In total the commission is like 81-89 usd. But on transfers of 6-9 thousand it is percentage wise a low cost compared to charging a credit card, whi...
by adrian Thorne
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transferring $ from US to Peru
Replies: 38
Views: 7798

Re: Transferring $ from US to Peru

We have the same thing with transfers from the USA. it has to do with the fact that the banks use 'intermediate banks' which also charge a commission. In total the commission is like 81-89 usd. But on transfers of 6-9 thousand it is percentage wise a low cost compared to charging a credit card, whi...
by adrian Thorne
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transferring $ from US to Peru
Replies: 38
Views: 7798

Re: Transferring $ from US to Peru

A quick update and a big thank you to English professionals. BCP responded to my complaint with four or five hours and promised to investigate together with implementation of an alternative method to confirm costs. I received an email the next day asking me to comment on the process. I have not rece...
by adrian Thorne
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 113
Views: 16649

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

Bad news for Venezuelans. They are not welcome anymore in Brazil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0zpJ033FZc The borders are virtually closed in Ecuador and from the 25th August Peru are only allowing Passport holders to cross in to Peru. On Sunday a new revalued currency is being introduced, remo...
by adrian Thorne
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LIMA TRAFFIC
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

Re: LIMA TRAFFIC

Culture, Poor Driving Skills, Bad Policing, and the pair of horns that appear as soon as a driver gets in his car. Only been driving here 10 plus years.
by adrian Thorne
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: operating a motor-bike or electric scooter
Replies: 11
Views: 2195

Re: operating a motor-bike or electric scooter

To obtain a Peruvian license, you’ll need to pass a written exam, a practical driving test, and a medical exam. Not quite correct. As an Expat if you hold a current full driving license from your home country and are willing to get it certified you can avoid the practical exam. The written part is ...
by adrian Thorne
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transferring $ from US to Peru
Replies: 38
Views: 7798

Re: Transferring $ from US to Peru

Have you heard of Transferwise from the US? as they work here with the banks in Peru. I know BCP charges between 25 and 35 Dollars for no matter how much you want to transfer from the US using transferwise. I've been using Transferwise to receive my money from China to the US in Dollars and it cost...
by adrian Thorne
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transferring $ from US to Peru
Replies: 38
Views: 7798

Re: Transferring $ from US to Peru

We have the same thing with transfers from the USA. it has to do with the fact that the banks use 'intermediate banks' which also charge a commission. In total the commission is like 81-89 usd. But on transfers of 6-9 thousand it is percentage wise a low cost compared to charging a credit card, whi...
by adrian Thorne
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transferring $ from US to Peru
Replies: 38
Views: 7798

Re: Transferring $ from US to Peru

Have a look at this https://www.globalmediapro.com/content/WhatAreBENSHAOURPaymentInstructions And on top of that, the BCP will charge its fee .. I could not agree more. The ''our'' instruction was applied and yes BCP are admitting there were intermediary charges, but all said and done it would be ...
by adrian Thorne
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transferring $ from US to Peru
Replies: 38
Views: 7798

Re: Transferring $ from US to Peru

Curious as to why you are so quick to take the word of your UK bank. I think I would become heated and have a little trouble showing respect too, if I where BCP. Quite right too. I would expect nothing less from a bank employee. This is precisely why I waited for the confirmation letter from HSBC i...
by adrian Thorne
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transferring $ from US to Peru
Replies: 38
Views: 7798

Re: Transferring $ from US to Peru

I have quite an interesting situation at present with BCP. At the beginning of this month I transferred $2,500 from my British account to BCP here in Lima. I became a little confused when $2416 was shown as deposited followed with only an entry for tax. I contacted the bank who quite firmly informed...

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