Search found 164 matches

Go to advanced search

by amigorick
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TUMS - where to find?
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: TUMS - where to find?

Bismitol tablets are the same thing as Peptol Mismol.
by amigorick
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Wills and inheritance: Peru
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Wills and inheritance: Peru

What happens in the case of a Peruvian resident or citizen that has no spouse or children, and only has surviving brothers and sisters? Can they will 100% percent of estate to anyone?
by amigorick
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is it COLDER this year than normal?
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Is it COLDER this year than normal?

Definitely cooler in Iquitos this year.
by amigorick
Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: RESIDENTS w/ C.E. -- I need help understanding 183-day limit for travel outside Peru
Replies: 11
Views: 1596

Re: RESIDENTS w/ C.E. -- I need help understanding 183-day limit for travel outside Peru

Soudie,

Can you please provide the web address where you submitted your inquiry with Migraciones?

Thanks!
by amigorick
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: RESIDENTS w/ C.E. -- I need help understanding 183-day limit for travel outside Peru
Replies: 11
Views: 1596

Re: RESIDENTS w/ C.E. -- I need help understanding 183-day limit for travel outside Peru

My lawyer has informed me that permenant residents such as Rentistas are now allowed to spend a maximum of 365 consecutive days outside of Peru to keep their residency. This is published in NORMAS LEGALES in "El Peruano" dated September 26, 2015 and they have forwarded me a copy of the ass...
by amigorick
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Iquitos (Loreto) real estate lawyer wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Iquitos (Loreto) real estate lawyer wanted

I sent you a brief PM with some additional information.
by amigorick
Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Iquitos (Loreto) real estate lawyer wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Iquitos (Loreto) real estate lawyer wanted

Yes, the purchases were in Iquitos and went smoothly. I'm not sure if it's current but the number I have is 232-636. Salazar is both a lawyer and notario I believe and is all you need to complete the deal. He has highly trained helpers that will do most the leg work. If I remember correctly the pric...
by amigorick
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Iquitos (Loreto) real estate lawyer wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Iquitos (Loreto) real estate lawyer wanted

We have used Jose Salazar Bernedo located at 584 Arica for several real estate purchases and other services. You will have to obtain a current "copia literal" from SURNAP (adjacent to his office) to ensure that the property is clean and that the seller is true the owner. I have had dealing...
by amigorick
Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Arica trip complete...
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Arica trip complete...

Thanks for sharing your experiences. I've never hopped but may need to in the future.
by amigorick
Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New visa Overstay Fee and 5 Year Ban
Replies: 3
Views: 936

Re: New visa Overstay Fee and 5 Year Ban

Yes, Jan 1st.
by amigorick
Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New visa Overstay Fee and 5 Year Ban
Replies: 3
Views: 936

New visa Overstay Fee and 5 Year Ban

Looks like the new immigration rules change the overstay fee to $5/day and if you overstay you can be banned from entry for 5 years. This is currently being discussed in the "Expatriots in Peru" Facebook group.
by amigorick
Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New immigration law
Replies: 94
Views: 27608

Re: New immigration law

I don't think that it would affect a hop in 2015 as folks think it with be effective People Jan 1, 2016. But if enforced as written, at the time that you enter Peru in 2016, Migracciones will look over the past 365 days. You would only be eligible for 183 days minus any days spent here within that t...
by amigorick
Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New immigration law
Replies: 94
Views: 27608

Re: New immigration law

Here's the excerpt of the law as quoted from #562292 NORMAS LEGALES, Sábado 26 de setiembre de 2015 / El Peruano, and Google translation. CALIDAD MIGRATORIA: Turismo (V5) DESCRIPCIÓN: Para el extranjero que ingresa al territorio nacional con el único propósito de realizar visitas turísticas, de ocio...
by amigorick
Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New expatperu format
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: New expatperu format

Thanks Alan. I'll read through the them.
by amigorick
Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Excluciva bus service
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Excluciva bus service

I just got back from a trip to Cajamarca using Excluciva. Paid for VIP tickets with 180 degree sleeping seats 4 days in advance. Arrived at Lima station 3 hours before scheduled departure to find that that they had cancelled our bus to combine with 2nd bus leaving one hour later. Although we had arr...
by amigorick
Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New expatperu format
Replies: 2
Views: 683

New expatperu format

I had the old system icons and navigation symbols wired (thanks to Kelly years ago) but can't figure out the new mobile system (see only new posts for example). Is there a new user instruction somewhere that I haven't seen?
by amigorick
Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How does the new site work?
Replies: 10
Views: 1528

Re: How does the new site work?

Love the new mobile format. I can actually see stuff on my iPhone without expanding everything!
by amigorick
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rentista Visa
Replies: 0
Views: 383

Rentista Visa

I'd like to work with the local Peruvian Consulate to obtain my Rentista Visa here in the States. It would much easier and efficient as I am based in Iquitos and all tramites would need to be done in Lima. I have heard that this is not possible but wanted to send out some feelers to see if this has ...
by amigorick
Sat May 30, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What makes a good land boundary?
Replies: 18
Views: 2744

Re: What makes a good land boundary?

But as said above, if you are not residing on the property you could have major problems. Register the title with SURNAP to be notified for any changes to the title or you can put a freeze on the title change for 10 years. That's what we did plus keeping all of are paperwork for property taxes. Chec...
by amigorick
Sat May 30, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What makes a good land boundary?
Replies: 18
Views: 2744

Re: What makes a good land boundary?

I live in Iquitos and the climate is simular to Pulcallpa. Bougainvillea might be a good choice. A lot of spines and beautiful flowers. You need to fertilize it to grow fast and it needs as much sun as it can get but it's an option.
by amigorick
Mon May 04, 2015 4:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tarapoto questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2798

Re: Tarapoto questions

Thanks all you your Tarapoto insights. I hope to visit sometime this year.
by amigorick
Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tarapoto questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2798

Tarapoto questions

I'm looking into possibly moving and had a few question about Tarapoto. Does anyone know how medical care is in Tarapoto? Also has Plaza Vea or Metro opened there? How is crime there? Is the a large drug problem (fumones)?
by amigorick
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pepper Spray
Replies: 2
Views: 1083

Pepper Spray

Last year a fumón said that he had a gun and tried to get me to a ATM to give him $1000. Short story is I scared him off and the tourist police captured him. So now I always carry pepper spray on my key chain for protection. Question I have is if I am only threatened and not physically harmed (at le...
by amigorick
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBTQ in Lima?
Replies: 29
Views: 4479

Re: LGBTQ in Lima?

In Iquitos it would be a problem. Renting a room with 2 tenants is more expensive than one.
by amigorick
Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Change in use of Bank of America cards in ScotiaBank ATMs
Replies: 18
Views: 6722

Re: Change in use of Bank of America cards in ScotiaBank ATMs

I just used my Capital One 360 ATM card at the ScotiaBank in Iquitos. For years never paid a fee to Scotia but they zapped me with S/.15 service charge yesterday. Got to find another bank or card.
by amigorick
Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The Magic Bank Account
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: The Magic Bank Account

Nice post - thanks for sharing. I'm passing the story on to family and friends - theyike it too.
by amigorick
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What Christmas presents did you get?
Replies: 16
Views: 1410

Re: What Christmas presents did you get?

Got the field guide "Birds of Peru" and a pair of compact Nikon binoculars. They'll both get a lot of use.
by amigorick
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What are you reading or is on your reading list?
Replies: 14
Views: 1711

Re: What are you reading or is on your reading list?

"The Last Days of the Incas". Heard that it was very good but just haven't got around to reading it.
by amigorick
Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Travel Company Recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Peruvian Travel Company Recommendation

Thanks mammamia.
by amigorick
Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Travel Company Recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Peruvian Travel Company Recommendation

We're looking to take a vacation soon and was wondering if anyone could recommend a company with a website that lists package deals leaving from Lima. Also did you perform that transaction online and were you satisfied with your trip?
by amigorick
Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to buy Thai (Red and Green) Curry Paste
Replies: 14
Views: 3169

Re: Where to buy Thai (Red and Green) Curry Paste

I know that it's available through amazon.com but have no experience ordering it from witin Peru.
by amigorick
Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Inheritance Law
Replies: 2
Views: 1790

Re: Peruvian Inheritance Law

I wanted to bump this post to see if anyone has any personal experience with this situation or if there are any lawyers out there that could shed additional light on the issue. We are not able to legally marry however we do have wills and advanced health directives that were drawn up in the US but I...
by amigorick
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Internet quality around Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 2912

Re: Internet quality around Peru

In iquitos it's ok the the early morning but gets slow after 9-10 am thru the evening. We have Movistar.
by amigorick
Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Treatment of Domestic Dogs in Peru
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: Treatment of Domestic Dogs in Peru

This is a HUGE problem in Iquitos. Stray dogs (and their waste) can be found in any street. Many are very sick with mange or other obvious problems. As soon as people take out the trash in the evenings the dogs tear into garbage bags looking for food scrapes littering the streets. Dogs that have own...
by amigorick
Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Early Retiree Seeking Rentista Visa
Replies: 16
Views: 2383

Re: Early Retiree Seeking Rentista Visa

That said, Migraciones' Cambio de Calidad Migratoria regulations in 2012 included a note containing the above quoted elaboration (in Spanish). This seems to have been removed in the Cambio de Calidad Migratoria version now on the Migraciones site. I found this Migraciones PDF for Rentista requireme...
by amigorick
Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Early Retiree Seeking Rentista Visa
Replies: 16
Views: 2383

Re: Early Retiree Seeking Rentista Visa

Speaking to our legal expert about your situation, I have been informed that the immigration authority only requires that a Peruvian consulate in the States legalize a letter that certifies that you will receive a minimum of $1,000.00 per month and at least that amount must be sent monthly to a Per...
by amigorick
Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Early Retiree Seeking Rentista Visa
Replies: 16
Views: 2383

Early Retiree Seeking Rentista Visa

I’d like to immigrate to Peru under a Rentista Visa but am not sure if I can qualify. I am a US citizen, currently in my mid-50’s. I have retired early but will not be able to draw my Social Security estimated at $1500/month until I turn 62. However I do have retirement funds and cash with a major i...
by amigorick
Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cheese
Replies: 16
Views: 6625

Re: Cheese

I agree that the cheeses here are much more "mild" tasting. I really miss my jack and cheddar form the US. On the other hand as a true quesadilla addict the lack of good cheese has helped me shed some weight (that and no fast food chains here in Iquitos!).
by amigorick
Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New Forum Options: Wouldn't it be nice ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2002

Re: New Forum Options: Wouldn't it be nice ?

I'm a fan of the thumbs solution too. Also could be as an informal anonymous survey tool in certain situations?
by amigorick
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help. Accidental overstay.
Replies: 30
Views: 3238

Re: Help. Accidental overstay.

Can people please continue to report their re-entry tourist visa experiences when hopping or visiting outside the country? I think a lot of us are very interested in this.
by amigorick
Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Old Passport Number
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Old Passport Number

Thanks! Good to know. I'll scan mine next time I'm in the States.
by amigorick
Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What foreign dishes do you like to prepare at home?
Replies: 8
Views: 1706

Re: What foreign dishes do you like to prepare at home?

Are you making your pesto with pine nuts? If so, are you getting them here, where and at what price? If not, are you using some other nut and do you have a good recipe for pine nut free pesto? No pine nuts to be found in Iquitos! I bring large jars of pesto from Costco when I come back from visitin...
by amigorick
Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What foreign dishes do you like to prepare at home?
Replies: 8
Views: 1706

Re: What foreign dishes do you like to prepare at home?

Japanese and Thai curries, veggie sushi, pasta with pesto, southern fried chicken with white pepper gravy and occasionally bacon-egg-cheese croissant sandwiches. My suitcase is always filled with foodstuffs when I come back from visiting family. More food and spices than clothes lol.
by amigorick
Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What Peruvian dish do you like to prepare at home?
Replies: 9
Views: 2104

Re: What Peruvian dish do you like to prepare at home?

Count me in on the Rocoto Relleno - my favorite. Unfortunately I'm not to excited about regional jungle food. Local dishes that we rotate thru at home include estofado, escabeche, sopa, tallarín, and frejol.
by amigorick
Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Iquitos/Tarrapoto/architecture. /split fromRenting Apartment
Replies: 19
Views: 1960

Re: Iquitos/Tarrapoto/architecture. /split fromRenting Apartment

I live in Iquitos and can attest to the beauty of the old colonial buildings from the rubber baron era. The architecture is stunning.
by amigorick
Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ají
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: Ají

Thanks! Just what I was looking for.
by amigorick
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ají
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: Ají

You can find it in most burger joints and lot of places that sell menu as a condiment. No cheese in this sauce. I think that it also has garlic in it.
by amigorick
Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ají
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Ají

Does anyone have a recipe for the creamy yellow ají typically served at most Peruvian restaurants? I'm told ají armarillo peppers, oil, salt and water in a blender but I haven't got a real confirmed recipe.
by amigorick
Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Electricity prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2714

Re: Electricity prices

Look's like I'm going to take the cake on this one. We pay S/. 0.5577 per kWh :cry:
by amigorick
Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Border Hop Poll
Replies: 24
Views: 2088

Re: Border Hop Poll

She just enjoyed taking a gringo for a ride and I am sure that she's just after a propina. You just should have told her to shut up. No, she was very curtious and had a lot of patience answering all of my questions. I had brought a friend who was raised in Iquitos with to help translate if there wa...

Go to advanced search

Login  •  Register