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by pingouin59
Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Single Father traveling with my son to Peru
Replies: 15
Views: 4213

Re: Single Father traveling with my son to Peru

What documents did you have to submit in order to get the letter of consent?
by pingouin59
Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Single Father traveling with my son to Peru
Replies: 15
Views: 4213

Re: Single Father traveling with my son to Peru

We have just been confronted by the same issue yesterday. my wife Peruvian, my son french and peruvian citizen were ready to board the plane for France and I was anxiously waiting for their arrival. I moved one month earlier to arrange all the many relocation details. I called the family to see if t...
by pingouin59
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Marrying a Peruvian
Replies: 19
Views: 2665

Re: Marrying a Peruvian

Just to mention that the Peruvian consulates have nothing to do with appostille- Documents such as a birth certificate or others and issued by a US administration must be appostilled by a US administration entity in charge of appostilles. Legalization is done by the ministry of Foreign Affair (RREE)...
by pingouin59
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: dual citizenship? american mother, peruvian father.
Replies: 15
Views: 8765

Re: dual citizenship? american mother, peruvian father.

I suppose you need to go to the nearest Peruvian Consulate to have him registered
by pingouin59
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bilingual Children
Replies: 9
Views: 2172

Re: Bilingual Children

I agree that it is important for the parents to speak their own native languages but how do you proceed when one of the parent is already bilingual? I know my son will speak Spanish and French but what about English which is also part of his linguistic legacy? In a near future, It is probable that w...
by pingouin59
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting Married
Replies: 26
Views: 4749

Re: Getting Married

No need of the mariage certificate on the contrary you must provide a certified copy of your decree of divorce- I understand that you got divorced in the USA so you have to ask a certified copy at the clerk of the family court then have it appostilled by the office in charge of that kind of job( jus...
by pingouin59
Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Baby Visa
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: Baby Visa

Your child born from one peruvian parent is to be registered at Reniec to get her DNI and later the passport. You can probably wait a while before registering her in your country´s consulate unless you decide to travel back to your home country. In any situation, you´ll need two passports, the Peruv...
by pingouin59
Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting Married
Replies: 26
Views: 4749

Re: Getting Married

Take into account that there may be a waiting list and you may not be able to marry on the date you picked. We got married on December 10th after a long paper work process. First I had to get the authorization of the French Consulate, then got my papers appostillated ( Decree of divorce in the US an...
by pingouin59
Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apostille
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: Apostille

Call the administartive body that issued your diploma and ask them whether they know or not what office is in charge of appostille. It could be the State department of education or any state adminiuistartion. Just google Appostille diploma stae of ? Anyway , what is issued in the US has to be appost...
by pingouin59
Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: certifid (juramentados) translator neede
Replies: 3
Views: 1115

certifid (juramentados) translator neede

Anybody can recomend me to a good certified translator? I have French and english documents to translate before submitting them to the Ministerio de relaciones exteriores (Marraige paper work )
by pingouin59
Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting documents notarised? help please
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: Getting documents notarised? help please

Depending on the country you need to submit documents, yoy need or needn´t have the documets legalized by a notary or a diplomatic entity. Peru has been a member of the international appostille convention since Dec 2010. if the country you need to submit the documents is also a member of this Conven...
by pingouin59
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lost ordered items?
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Re: Lost ordered items?

Two or three hours for a pair of pants and a sweater ! You must be kidding ? And I bet they charge you something, don´t they?
by pingouin59
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lost ordered items?
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Lost ordered items?

About a month ago I ordered items( pieces of clothes and a baby toy .Value about 50 bucks) from a French mail order company called La Redoute. Shippig info told us that it should take from 12 to 20 days to arrive. I am starting to worry because i haven´t received anything yet. I suppose that the par...
by pingouin59
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International Package.
Replies: 12
Views: 2153

Re: International Package.

Districts have a two digits zip code mumber. I don´t know if it is new or not but for the sake of accuracy, it would be worth adding it to your mailing adress.
by pingouin59
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..
Replies: 123
Views: 22851

Re: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..

Whatever the age difference, it doesn´t matter as long as the partners are compatible. if you´re too old and sex doesn´t interest you that much and your younger woman has a temperament and wants to live her womanhood to the fullest. Could only work some time but with a lot of frustartion or compensa...
by pingouin59
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..
Replies: 123
Views: 22851

Re: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..

When i told people in the US that I had met a Peruvian lady on-line and that we had started a steady and daily virtual relationship ( one to three hours daily telephone calls and E-mails) they warned me that the girl was probably fishing for a visa. I didn´t care about what people could have said. i...
by pingouin59
Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..
Replies: 123
Views: 22851

Re: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..

It works for me too! I agree with the fact that when you really love, cultural and social differences are not an issue. However I also believe there is a real difference between peruvian and North American women who are usually more independent and demanding . I am not the macho type of guy but I ju...
by pingouin59
Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: money order
Replies: 0
Views: 427

money order

The lady at the Court wants me to include a 5 $ money order with the request for some documents. What is the word for money order in Spanish ? Is it Giro?. I also need to include a pre stamped enveloppe. Where can I buy that ? DHL ?
by pingouin59
Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to obtain a residence visa in Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 1741

Re: How to obtain a residence visa in Peru

Yes, of course, the document has to be translated. Ministerio de asuntos exteriores has a list of assermented translators
by pingouin59
Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: spouse visa dependent on travelling together
Replies: 7
Views: 1272

Re: spouse visa dependent on travelling together

call me a conservative but I have never understood how people can accept to be separated on the purpose of going to live abroad in the spouse' s home country, even less leaving the kids behind! I bless everyday when I wake up and have at my side my lovely Princess and the smile of our baby. I could ...
by pingouin59
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Teaching English worth it? Please share
Replies: 11
Views: 2480

Re: Teaching English worth it? Please share

I have been working for an Institute in San Isidro, the working conditions are great, the boss super friendly and supportive , 10 dollars an hour but not enough hours. For that reason I am starting to look for extra hours either private classes or any institute that will acept to pay me under the ta...
by pingouin59
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to obtain a residence visa in Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 1741

Re: How to obtain a residence visa in Peru

Don't forget that Peru has been a member of the Hague convention for apostille since December of last year. That means that your foreign Birth Certificate has to be appostilled by your home town, county or States administration. Once appostilled, your documents don' t have to be certified by any go ...
by pingouin59
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hotels in Lima
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

Re: Hotels in Lima

Thank you for the tip. As many Peruvians , young ..and older couples, we are confronted with a lack of intimacy. I have been looking for a nice and decent place to go once in a while so we can unleash our passions without being interrupted every 10 minutes by the little niece pest who lives upstairs...
by pingouin59
Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: so here's the story
Replies: 13
Views: 1403

Re: so here's the story

A solution; Get rid of the dog! :lol:
by pingouin59
Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: looking for a job? Then, just hang around on the street.
Replies: 30
Views: 4712

Re: looking for a job? Then, just hang around on the street.

A Trabant car would have add some more salt to the story of our dear Euroman. Where has he been by the way. In several parts drifting by the shore in a suitcase?
by pingouin59
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: looking for a job? Then, just hang around on the street.
Replies: 30
Views: 4712

Re: looking for a job? Then, just hang around on the street.

And have we ever seen a Lada in Lima, by the way? Euroman stories would have been be a source of inspitation for the famous belgian cartoonist Herge or anyway somone should write a book
by pingouin59
Fri May 27, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: hotel in Arica
Replies: 10
Views: 2861

Re: hotel in Arica

I' ve already been to Arica. I like the idea of spending the night in Tacna. What should I do? Can I just cross the border and cross it back just a few minutres after or should I go to Arica?
by pingouin59
Mon May 23, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: hotel in Arica
Replies: 10
Views: 2861

hotel in Arica

Hi,
I am going to Arica on saturday. Any suggestions for a nice affordable hotel. Something around 30 bucks ?

Thank you in advance
by pingouin59
Mon May 16, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: toilet seats and toilet paper
Replies: 16
Views: 1806

Re: toilet seats and toilet paper

going back to the topic, it is wise to always have a roll of papaer when you travel.
by pingouin59
Sun May 15, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: toilet seats and toilet paper
Replies: 16
Views: 1806

Re: toilet seats and toilet paper

Starbucks toilets are a safe place to surf the net without having a bandilleros snatch your laptop
by pingouin59
Tue May 03, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: child custody in case of divorce
Replies: 24
Views: 5499

Re: child custody in case of divorce

The exgirlfriend of a friend of mine (Peuvian Canadian citizen)run away without notice with their daughter. She is Peruvian as well as the daughter and they lef without notice to Tumbes. He, who is a good father desperately wants to have her daughter back with him. He has a carreer, she is a 20 year...
by pingouin59
Sun May 01, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: what do you miss from your home country?
Replies: 34
Views: 4396

Re: what do you miss from your home country?

I forgot to add Barnes and Nobles We need one here oh and also IKEA
by pingouin59
Sun May 01, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: what do you miss from your home country?
Replies: 34
Views: 4396

Re: what do you miss from your home country?

As far as food is concerned, I definitely miss or have a hard time finding dairy food such as sour cream and real yoghurt, I mean not just drinking one,the Bulgarian kind.Good cheese is also on the top of the list because Peruvian cheese is just a joke. I also miss the big and plumpy sandwich tomato...
by pingouin59
Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A Great Big Thank You
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

Re: A Great Big Thank You

I had a great time. It was nice to put faces on some names and the food was wonderful

Thanks Alan
by pingouin59
Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bus to the Airport
Replies: 18
Views: 4876

Re: Bus to the Airport

One option is to take the metropolitano to Thomas Valle and then a combis to aeropuerto. On the way back with visitors loaded with luggage, and at night, I wouldn't be safe not to take one of the taxis with permit.
by pingouin59
Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ExpatPeru Anniversary Dinner - April 28th
Replies: 56
Views: 12153

Re: ExpatPeru Anniversary Dinner - April 28th

With all the veggies on the menu, don't expect many Peruvians to be there :D Just kidding. I'd love to meet everybody but My recovering broken leg still limit my autonomy and taking the taxi from Los Olivos to Miroflores plus the restaurant would be too much money for the moment. Have fun and see yo...
by pingouin59
Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: $1 Fine waived with Peruvian Passport?
Replies: 8
Views: 1647

Re: $1 Fine waived with Peruvian Passport?

Hopefully,next time I leave Peru, I will have a resident card. Only problem is my current tourist visa is expired. Will I be able to go through all the paper work to get married with this expired visa? When I leave the country in the future, with a resident card, will the fine be waived ? The thing ...
by pingouin59
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting married in Peru
Replies: 3
Views: 939

Re: Getting married in Peru

, your birth certificate or any official document you will need for your marriage have to be appostillated by US administration ( County Court States Courts , Municipality.... ) and NOT a Peruvian Consulate in The US. Call the place where your birth certificate was issued and ask them what jurisdict...
by pingouin59
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visas
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Visas

Hello, I currently have an expired tourist visa. My son was born one month ago and has his DNI. My novia and I are going to get narried. One of the steps required is to submit the Ministerio de asuntos exteriores appostillated documents such as birth certificate and in my case Certified decree of di...
by pingouin59
Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tourist visa renewal
Replies: 21
Views: 2499

Re: Tourist visa renewal

My son has Peruvian nationality and I have a tourist visa. As the father of a Peruvian citizen, can I change my status and avoid the trip to Chili?
by pingouin59
Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pardo's Chicken -- feh?
Replies: 15
Views: 3901

Re: Pardo's Chicken -- feh?

it is true that many Peruvian restauranta don' t know how to cook French fries but maybe they just want to save oil and energy. Good French fries have to be cooked twice for different times and at different temperatures
by pingouin59
Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Babies, fiances...
Replies: 15
Views: 3510

Re: Babies, fiances...

My son Enzo gerard was born last monday. We went to Clinica Jesus del Norte on Izaguirre Ave not far from Tupaz and the Metropolitano. My wife got C- sectionbecause according to her obstetrician she was too old ( 36) and her bones would be too hard for natural birth. Made me suscpicious but for the ...
by pingouin59
Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: easy way to make good money
Replies: 17
Views: 2068

Re: easy way to make good money

Euroman, are you thinking of leaving your beautiful Tarapoto paradise ?
by pingouin59
Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: easy way to make good money
Replies: 17
Views: 2068

Re: easy way to make good money

I was just thinking about how a good old frieten place would do in Peru. I miss my frieten and fricandelle or bicky burger that we find in Belgium. Not to mention that I wouldn't mind teaching the Peruvian how to actually cook real French fries.I was also thinking of a creperie place. I don' t have ...
by pingouin59
Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Safety in Peru
Replies: 186
Views: 28035

Re: Safety in Peru

Soo funny! Did the robbery involved some compensation of any kind ? I think the difference with crime in the US is that you will never see the gangsters venture in the suburbs or out of their area of jurisdiction, I would say. We now that in any city in the US there are places you should never dare ...
by pingouin59
Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Safety in Peru
Replies: 186
Views: 28035

Re: Safety in Peru

Lima is a dangerous city as many big cities in the world are but I think the tabloids and Noticieros do nothing to calm the phobia of the llimenos. These so called journalist act as scavengers and no blood stains, nor grieved widows lamentings are spared to us. I hate this voyeurism!
by pingouin59
Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian taboos
Replies: 81
Views: 16414

Re: Peruvian taboos

Sex is a topic I avoid to talk about with any peruvian except my wife. According to her mood, and the proximity of family members she will fuss or giggle about my nasty jokes or inuendos :D It seems to me that homosexuality is more widely accepted in this macho country than I thought. Every barrio h...
by pingouin59
Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian taboos
Replies: 81
Views: 16414

Re: Peruvian taboos

Birth control may not be a taboo but it seems that a lot of women are reluctant to take it. You will tell me it is due to the influence of religion and the importance of a big family to support each other. As far as i am concerned, it has been a joyful and carefree experience to try to have a baby b...
by pingouin59
Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Question about being an English teacher in peru.
Replies: 24
Views: 7097

Re: Question about being an English teacher in peru.

Please not the Mormom temple ! :evil: :evil:

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