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by Jennifer
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Recommend an English-Speaking Dentist?
Replies: 20
Views: 6017

Re: Recommend an English-Speaking Dentist?

RollTide: knowing dentists who are your friends doesn't mean that they are actually any good. And the last thing you want is a newby prodding around your mouth and making mistakes. And if they are recent graduates, probably they have had little hands on experience in a clinic with real patients. Gen...
by Jennifer
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Recommend an English-Speaking Dentist?
Replies: 20
Views: 6017

Re: Recommend an English-Speaking Dentist?

Kirby. You recommend her because you are married to her... or are at least on the website under the names of the workers. Your posts should be removed.
by Jennifer
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tax
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Tax

How much can you earn before you pay any tax? And is that tax automatically deducted from your pay? What are the tax brackets before you move in to the next category and pay a higher percentage tax? Does your employer take care of it completely?
by Jennifer
Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Humala
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Humala

So, it's been a while since Ollanta took centre stage. What are some of the things he has done and what impact have they had on the country - good or bad? I see Peru growing very well economically and things seem to be OK with little major change, considering a lot of wealthier Peruvians were terrif...
by Jennifer
Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Recommend an English-Speaking Dentist?
Replies: 20
Views: 6017

Re: Recommend an English-Speaking Dentist?

Definitely Perudental.com are the best. Amazing new clinic, great doctors, 3D cad cam crowns and other stuff all in just one appointment. No messing about and get the job done quick. That's what I like.
by Jennifer
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Marriage Problems
Replies: 19
Views: 3248

Re: Marriage Problems

I bought it after we were married. But it is only in my name.

Help.
by Jennifer
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Marriage Problems
Replies: 19
Views: 3248

Re: Marriage Problems

by inscop » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:20 pm Anything holding you there? Mejor que just pack your trash and leave. Unless the guy has been a major PITA, try to be nice, don't take more of the bank account than is yours to take. A little kindness in these situations goes a long way. Trust me. Been there, do...
by Jennifer
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Marriage Problems
Replies: 19
Views: 3248

Marriage Problems

I am considering splitting from my Peruvian husband. If I kick him out and change the locks, will it give me problems with the law?
by Jennifer
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thoughts on IVF In Lima
Replies: 7
Views: 3331

Re: Thoughts on IVF In Lima

What is the price range for IVF here in Lima? Can you give us an idea?
by Jennifer
Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Music Playing in Lima
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

Re: Music Playing in Lima

There's a big group of people that get together every Sunday evening from about 6.30 in Parque Maria Reiche, block 6 of Malecon de la Marina. There are some tribal drum bangings, didgerydoo's and some beats of various musical instruments going on there until around 11pm. You might make some contacts...
by Jennifer
Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interpol - changes in processing your info
Replies: 11
Views: 2207

Re: Interpol - changes in processing your info

The teeth check is done with a dentist there who completes a tooth chart to register missing teeth, if your wisdom teeth have been removed or not and to take details like that.

Yep, I guess its to identify you if you turn up dead...
by Jennifer
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interpol - changes in processing your info
Replies: 11
Views: 2207

Re: Interpol - changes in processing your info

I'm not from the US, I'm from England.... must be different for different countries then, I guess.
by Jennifer
Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interpol - changes in processing your info
Replies: 11
Views: 2207

Re: Interpol - changes in processing your info

No, not according to past posts (which typically, i cannot find now). I read that you should take an A4 envelope with you as they often run out, which interpol put your file/info into and they then give you the pack which you mail yourself. ''You can get your carnet long before the interpol report c...
by Jennifer
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interpol - changes in processing your info
Replies: 11
Views: 2207

Interpol - changes in processing your info

So, I went to interpol today after doing the paperwork and necessaries for requesting residency. As per past information on this forum, I expected to be handed a ticket/receipt/document at the end of my interpol visit which I should take to migraciones to complete the steps for residency (through ma...
by Jennifer
Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cell phone difficulties
Replies: 17
Views: 2849

Re: Cell phone difficulties

Claro also has what it calls Cargmontones. Call *779 and you can multiply your remaining saldo by up to 4 times. Follow the instructions or get someone who understands the system to call. Your 20 sole card can become an 80 sol card by just clicking a few buttons on your phone. Takes less than 30 sec...
by Jennifer
Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: British and Married?
Replies: 2
Views: 751

British and Married?

There must be some recently married Brits here on this forum. If you are a Brit and married in the lst year or two, we need some help and guidance on the whole process of getting hitched! Please pm me or write to [email protected].com We have lots of questions and need some clear cut, accura...
by Jennifer
Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Euroman
Replies: 9
Views: 2473

Re: Euroman

I miss regular mentions of ''come to Tarapoto: swaying palm trees, a perfect climate, beautiful waterfalls...'' and all that makes Tarapoto, Tarapoto - including him. I, as others have mentioned, also found his posts more useful and not insulting/offensive at all, and think that the forum is missing...
by Jennifer
Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 2011 Visa Info - what's the story?
Replies: 21
Views: 4235

Re: 2011 Visa Info - what's the story?

I'm just saying that this guy knows almost every person on the immigration desks, so if someone needed 183 days, then he can do it for you, while other taxistas may only get you 90 days or whatever depending on the mood of the official behind the desk. It helps to have a buddy behind the desk. Whene...
by Jennifer
Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Euroman
Replies: 9
Views: 2473

Euroman

Perhaps not relevant, but I miss Euroman. His comments were not always 100% on topic and were often quite funny but since his departure, the forum is missing some pazzaz, some uumf, some life. I say come back / bring back Euroman! What happened to him? Maybe that missing wife got the better of him...
by Jennifer
Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 2011 Visa Info - what's the story?
Replies: 21
Views: 4235

Re: 2011 Visa Info - what's the story?

Contact this guy in Tacna, Juan Carlos 952384572. He'll meet you at the airport/bus terminal and take you through the borders. He'll do all your paperwork too. He's knows almost all the people behind the desks at immigrations both on the peruvian and chilean side and will get you back in with the ma...
by Jennifer
Tue May 31, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: CE in a nutshell
Replies: 26
Views: 5327

Re: CE in a nutshell

So, in a nutshell, everyone gets their CdE without the need of the very final paperwork from Interpol coming through? As long as you show that you have the receipt for the paperwork and payment for the check to be done, to the nice people at immigration, they are satisfied? And each idividual posts ...
by Jennifer
Wed May 25, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Naturalization NOT based on marriage
Replies: 10
Views: 1523

Re: Naturalization NOT based on marriage

What's this exam for? What things does it ask, do you know already?
by Jennifer
Tue May 24, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Becoming Peruvian?
Replies: 18
Views: 3503

Re: Becoming Peruvian?

Does it matter what type of CE you have i.e marriage/rentista/work.... and for all types of CE, after two years can apply for your naturalisation & then dni and then passport etc? Is this right?
by Jennifer
Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tourist visa renewal
Replies: 21
Views: 2341

Re: Tourist visa renewal

Also depends on the mood of the official who sees you. You might get a miserable one who'll only give you two or three months. It's really pot luck. And apparently it's much easier to do the Tacna border hop than the Ecuador one, according to past posts. Alternatively, you can stay over your visa an...
by Jennifer
Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: practical safety tips and ideas only thread
Replies: 32
Views: 5723

Re: practical safety tips and ideas only thread

I think this first post is a bit paranoid too. Sure, there are dos and donts and most of the advice is good, but wherever you are if common sense normally prevails, chances are that you'll be ok. The only time i ever felt like i might be in trouble was when i was in the back of the cab and the big g...
by Jennifer
Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fono Claro vs Mobile?
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Fono Claro vs Mobile?

I've asked several people about these fono claro's and all of them tell me it's not such a good deal and they have problems with calls and network. You might want to ask at polvos azules or las malvinas or somewhere dodgy like that. If you do do it, let us know. I for one would be interested to know...
by Jennifer
Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interpol check
Replies: 7
Views: 1775

Re: Interpol check

Mr Lockwood. Thanks for that information. So, when you received the background check back here in Lima and collected it from interpol (by the way, how long did it take to come through?) did it have your past conviction on there? Did they say anything to you? Do you know if warnings show up? I did so...
by Jennifer
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interpol check
Replies: 7
Views: 1775

Interpol check

Hi all. I want to stay in Peru permanently but have a question. I realize that to get any form of residency or permission to stay long term i.e CdeE, you must go through an interpol check - i.e work visa, marriage etc requires this. Does anyone have experience with this that had once been arrested a...
by Jennifer
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Landlord asking to pay for damage not my fault.
Replies: 22
Views: 7947

Re: Landlord asking to pay for damage not my fault.

I agree with these other posts. I'd say just get some cheap paint and do it. This will save you a lot of time and effort and frustration dealing with the owner that is unlikely to budge. And leaving it to the owner may see other ''charges'' and expensive paint/painter being used. Not ideal, either w...
by Jennifer
Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: venue for outdoor wedding in Lima?
Replies: 6
Views: 2650

Re: venue for outdoor wedding in Lima?

I went to a friends wedding last year in Parque de la Amistad in Surco, by Caminos del Inca avenue/Benavides. There was also one in the Maria Reiche park last week that i saw which looked nice. Overlooks the ocean too, so would be great for photos if you're doing a summer wedding. It's also very spa...
by Jennifer
Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 5 a side football (Soccer) anyone?
Replies: 30
Views: 3171

Re: 5 a side football (Soccer) anyone?

Can girls come along too? And i dont mean to cheerlead... used to play back in college, not brilliant but very interested. Miraflores would suit me too. If possible.
by Jennifer
Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: We need a DENTIST!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: We need a DENTIST!!!

The people that advertise on this site Travel and Smile have had some psoitive reviews on other threads in this forum. Clean, quick, professional and painless was my experience! They gave me prices over email too. So maybe drop them a line and ask whatever it is you need doing. it is http://www.trav...
by Jennifer
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rentista Visa
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Rentista Visa

So, who knows what exactly is involved in getting this visa? I read through this http://www.expatperu.com/vrequirements.php, But am still a little unsure. Of those of you that have one of these Rentista visas, how did you achieve that? What source of income do you have? Does it have to be deposited ...
by Jennifer
Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Claro Centro de Atencion Reduced Wait Time?
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Claro Centro de Atencion Reduced Wait Time?

Do you happen to have a contact for osiptal, too?? Since the change in cel phones not needing city codes anymore, for some reason, nobody in my country receives my text msgs now. But they always charge me. And when i call customer service, if they dont cut me off, the person on the other end doesnt ...
by Jennifer
Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ormeño
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Ormeño

I used them once. And never went back. All round terrible. How they survive is a miracle.
by Jennifer
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Border official attempted to refuse tourist visa
Replies: 23
Views: 3603

Re: Border official attempted to refuse tourist visa

All very interesting comments! I was doing a border hop this very last weekend in Tacna. I got VERY lucky and got a taxi guy to take me in his car for S/.100 - a bit steep, but so what. During the first 30 seconds of our conversation I realized he was a pleasant fellow and had experience in this fie...
by Jennifer
Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best Ceviche in Miraflores
Replies: 13
Views: 3704

Re: Best Ceviche in Miraflores

There's a reasonable place on Av. Ejercito, about block 7 of Miraflores. It's called Puerto Marisko and does great ceviche for a very good price. However the VERY BEST is inside the market just behind the Vivanda store on the corner of Encalada/Primavera. Absolutely the most incredible plate of cevi...
by Jennifer
Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dentist in Lima for a simple cleaning?
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

Re: Dentist in Lima for a simple cleaning?

We've always used Dr Yuen of www.travelandsmile.net 202 2222 and has good reviews on here.
by Jennifer
Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to Live in Lima
Replies: 12
Views: 6297

Re: Where to Live in Lima

I love Miraflores because everything is so close, summer is great by the ocean and the cliff top parks are beautiful. Great summer climate too. Being by the ocean is important to me. La Molina is LONG way away and even though i have some friends there, there simply isn't much to do. Sure there are a...
by Jennifer
Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Construction Apartments
Replies: 18
Views: 3116

Re: New Construction Apartments

I'd be interested to know which buildings you're considering? Can you give us the websites of those (if they have them!) you're looking at?? I also found that prices vary from around US$600 p/sq meter to around US$1500 around the Malecons. Quality varies tremendously too. In fact I was surprised to ...
by Jennifer
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A place to get married without much paperwork
Replies: 7
Views: 758

Re: A place to get married without much paperwork

Hi Tom, By getting married in the provinces, did you still get your CdE and everything OK? And with only passport and birth certificate... you didnt need to get them legalized, pay all the fees, do the interpol thing and etc? How long from start to finish? Was your wife from that area or can anyone ...
by Jennifer
Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Telefonica and Prepay cards
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Telefonica and Prepay cards

So, I discovered something recently and would like to get some feedback from the community if i may... I bought a ''Tarjeta 147'' to make international calls, which I'd always used from the office (telefonica) landline before. However, I needed to call home over the weekend and so used a public phon...
by Jennifer
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dentistry in Lima
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Re: Dentistry in Lima

I went a while ago and had a lot of stuff done too. I was quite impressed. They have a blog too where you can see the clinic and other photos http://www.travelandsmile.wordpress.com i just looked it up after searching dentists in lima.
by Jennifer
Fri May 28, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Opening an account in BCP with a tourist visa
Replies: 11
Views: 1392

Re: Opening an account in BCP with a tourist visa

On the topic of banks... i guess someone with only a touist card, but with a bank account here cannot apply for a loan i.eto bu a property?? Any ideas?
by Jennifer
Wed May 26, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Opening an account in BCP with a tourist visa
Replies: 11
Views: 1392

Re: Opening an account in BCP with a tourist visa

I opened my account with just my passport, recently in bcp. Turns out it's not what you know, but who you know! And that's how a LOT of things are here in Peru. Get making some contacts...
by Jennifer
Mon May 24, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: can 90 day visa be extended?
Replies: 2
Views: 428

can 90 day visa be extended?

I jumped the border to renew my tourist visa. again. the official as i was coming back in to peru refused to give me more than a 90 day visa even though i have a property and may get married at the end of the year. I haven''t even been here for 2 years and he wouldnt budge. He said it was his right ...
by Jennifer
Mon May 24, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: English speaking dentist in Lima
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Re: English speaking dentist in Lima

Yep, i also used the same group. Was very happy with the quality and final results.
by Jennifer
Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: Two rooms for 12 days
Replies: 1
Views: 840

Two rooms for 12 days

I've got friends coming - two ladies and a baby who need somewhere to stay from the 25th Feb - 9th March.

Can anyone help with a place to stay?? Ideally around Av. Ejercito, or somewhere between Miraflores and Magdalena, close to the parks.
by Jennifer
Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Should I rent a cell phone at the airport?
Replies: 8
Views: 799

Re: Should I rent a cell phone at the airport?

I absolutely agee with that post. It is daylight robbery. In fact, don't buy anything from the airport, not even foreign currency or a bottle of inka cola!
by Jennifer
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru 2010 Calendars
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Peru 2010 Calendars

Hey you guys. I've been searching all the local bookstores in Miraflores for a typical Peru calendar for 2010 - you know, Machu Picchu, the jungle, Titicaca etc. The only one i can find is a square one. I need a more traditional, rectangular one, 'A4' (ish) in size as it will be covering a rather ug...

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