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by Chucky
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is the K1 Visa One Way?
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Re: Is the K1 Visa One Way?

I don't know how much time before she finishes her studies but remember, once the visa is actually issued, she will have 6 months to enter the U.S. So between the time it takes to get the visa and the 6-month grace period once she gets it, she may have enough time to finish. Good luck.
by Chucky
Thu May 02, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Permission to Leave Country with Minor
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Permission to Leave Country with Minor

As mentioned above, if the form is properly prepared it will have the date that you intend to depart the country, as well as the airline information, and it will have all of the return information. What I do not know and what you may be asking is whether there is some sort of timeframe prior to your...
by Chucky
Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Child support
Replies: 15
Views: 3178

Re: Child support

I would treat this situation carefully and contact a family law attorney in Lima. Your post raises several potential issues, not the least of which is whether the mother even has legal custody of the child. Was the child born in Peru or the U.S.? If born in Peru, is the father listed on the birth ce...
by Chucky
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Legal Eagles in Peru
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Legal Eagles in Peru

Just curious, are there any attorneys from the United States currently living in Peru that are doing contract work (not as in contract law but performing services on a contract basis) for U.S. firms? With the internet, performing legal research and brief writing can be done most anywhere in the world.
by Chucky
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Single Father traveling with my son to Peru
Replies: 15
Views: 4202

Re: Single Father traveling with my son to Peru

What documents did you have to submit in order to get the letter of consent? You'll need the child's birth certificate (they request an original but I used a good copy) as well as the Peruvian passport and DNI numbers of both your child and wife. The cost is $20 US. And although not required, I bro...
by Chucky
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Single Father traveling with my son to Peru
Replies: 15
Views: 4202

Re: Single Father traveling with my son to Peru

What documents did you have to submit in order to get the letter of consent? You'll need the child's birth certificate (they request an original but I used a good copy) as well as the Peruvian passport and DNI numbers of both your child and wife. The cost is $20 US. And although not required, I bro...
by Chucky
Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Single Father traveling with my son to Peru
Replies: 15
Views: 4202

Re: Single Father traveling with my son to Peru

Went through all of this a few months back. The whole issue turns on the citizenship of the child. Mine has both Peruvian and U.S. citizenship and lives in Peru. In that case, to leave Peru he had to use his Peruvian passport and required that I have a notarized letter of consent from a Peruvian con...
by Chucky
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: expatperu member of the month
Replies: 13
Views: 3112

Re: expatperu member of the month

I would be nice if there's a montly election for 'expatperu member of the month' and at the end of the year ' member of the year' election. And then at the end of a decade, an "expatperu member of the decade award" and even an expat member of the century award, seriously! Really...what ex...
by Chucky
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: expatperu member of the month
Replies: 13
Views: 3112

Re: expatperu member of the month

chi chi wrote:I would be nice if there's a montly election for 'expatperu member of the month' and at the end of the year ' member of the year' election.


And then at the end of a decade, an "expatperu member of the decade award" and even an expat member of the century award, seriously!
by Chucky
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American Citizenship for Expat Baby
Replies: 8
Views: 1627

Re: American Citizenship for Expat Baby

By the way, make sure to set up an appointment through the link provided on the website. Should be four to six weeks. Also, let the photographer at the Embassy take the photos as the requirements are very strict.
by Chucky
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American Citizenship for Expat Baby
Replies: 8
Views: 1627

Re: American Citizenship for Expat Baby

Did this a few months ago and is a seamless process if you're prepared. I am a citizen of the U.S. and the mother of my child is a Peruvian citizen so the requirements are a bit different but below I pasted the requirements for two U.S. citizens directly from the U.S. Embassy (Lima) website. If you ...
by Chucky
Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fare Sale - TACA Sept 1 - Nov. 29
Replies: 17
Views: 2819

Re: Fare Sale - TACA Sept 1 - Nov. 29

americorps wrote:My mom snagged a ticket, thanks for posting.


I sit corrected...impressive!
by Chucky
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fare Sale - TACA Sept 1 - Nov. 29
Replies: 17
Views: 2819

Re: Fare Sale - TACA Sept 1 - Nov. 29

If it sounds too good to be true . . .
by Chucky
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fare Sale - TACA Sept 1 - Nov. 29
Replies: 17
Views: 2819

Re: Fare Sale - TACA Sept 1 - Nov. 29

Looks like they're only available through an outfit named CheapOair. Anyone familiar with them?
by Chucky
Fri May 25, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How bad is it, really?
Replies: 21
Views: 2734

How bad is it, really?

My girlfriend constantly insinuates that because she does not have a degree from a University, she will have a difficult time landing a job with a decent company as a salesperson. I understand the importance of having a degree but is it as limiting as she suggests?
by Chucky
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Pediatric neurosurgeon
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Pediatric neurosurgeon

Hi, Can anyone recommend a pediatric neurosurgeon in the Lima area. My seven month old son has a condition called positional plagiocephaly and needs to use a helmet to reshape the back of his head which is flat. Also, if anyone has any experience with this condition and can recommend doctors or clin...
by Chucky
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: cell phone ripp off at airport
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: cell phone ripp off at airport

[quote="chi chi"]When you arrive at Jeorge Chavez, the first touts that approach you are those girls from the cell phone rental.

''only 10 dollares''.

Responsible use of the "edit" button.
by Chucky
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: cell phone ripp off at airport
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: cell phone ripp off at airport

$10.00 per rental not per day. Yet another example of why you need to be careful about information you post.
by Chucky
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Money To/From U.S.
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

Re: Money To/From U.S.

I set up a foreign transfer account through Wells Fargo who then wires it to Banco Continental. Instantaneous, $8.00 per transfer and the beneficiary does not need an account there.
by Chucky
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: dual citizenship? american mother, peruvian father.
Replies: 15
Views: 8735

Re: dual citizenship? american mother, peruvian father.

A dual citizenship between USA and Peru doesn´t exist. The parents have to choose one of both citizenships, The child would have only one passport. For example a peruvian citizen who apply for the U.S.A. citizenship have to sign an oath of renunciation of his or her peruvian citizenship. http://www...
by Chucky
Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What I Don't Miss
Replies: 16
Views: 1781

Re: What I Don't Miss

Truth!
by Chucky
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 4 days.
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: 4 days.

http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=13181&p=76013#p76013 Check out this link to a thread with great information on this subject. Yep, saw that helpful discussion. I was hoping to get more responses on hotels and restaurants. Realizing that the inquiry is almost hopeless...
by Chucky
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 4 days.
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

4 days.

Okay, so I've been to Lima a handful of times but feel like I know next to nothing about the city and surrounding areas. In February, I will be in Lima with my parents who have never been. Not wanting to appear as if I'm completely clueless about the "must see" places (I know, it's all rel...
by Chucky
Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What don't they have there?
Replies: 14
Views: 1921

Re: What don't they have there?

I like the USB hard drive idea, hundreds to choose from over here and very cheap. When I lived in Spain 20 years ago, Levi 501's were all the rage there but cost $120.00. I couldn't believe that people were paying that much for something we dropped a 20 spot on. So my mom sent over a box full for my...
by Chucky
Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What don't they have there?
Replies: 14
Views: 1921

Re: What don't they have there?

Protein powder is a hit there with the workout crowd as my girlfriend asked me to bring some on a recent trip. She also requested Capezio dance shoes as they apparently do not sell them there. There have got to be some stocking-stuffer type items that would be a big hit other than lotions/scented oi...
by Chucky
Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What don't they have there?
Replies: 14
Views: 1921

What don't they have there?

So, I was asking my girlfriend who lives in Peru what I could bring in my suitcase the next trip that she could turn around and sell easily to her girlfriends or others. Having been to Peru about ten times, it seems there isn't much you can buy in the States that you can't buy there. Of course, depe...
by Chucky
Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What do you pay for rent, utilities, and goods & services?
Replies: 39
Views: 6711

Re: What do you pay for rent, utilities, and goods & services?

Maybe for those of us with toddlers, the post could include education. In that regard, what schools have you found provide the most bang for the buck, or the nuevo sol?
by Chucky
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What do you pay for rent, utilities, and goods & services?
Replies: 39
Views: 6711

Re: What do you pay for rent, utilities, and goods & services?

Folks, This started out as a very interesting subject (for me at least) about cost of living and quickly devolved into drivel about evil banks. Please remember that many of us use this section as way to obtain valuable information about various aspects of life in Lima and not as an opportunity to re...
by Chucky
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Paternity test
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: Paternity test

Thanks everyone.
by Chucky
Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Paternity test
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Paternity test

I am traveling to Lima next week and need to get a paternity test done. Any information regarding the best place, the process, the amount of time for the results etc. would be greatly appreciated.
by Chucky
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why can't Peru clean itself up a little bit.
Replies: 54
Views: 7276

Re: Why can't Peru clean itself up a little bit.

Not that I know anything about this subject but let's go ahead and rule out the United States!

Alpineprince wrote:
canadiantraveller wrote: I have never been with a prostitute and never taken a single drug during my time here,
Matt

Is this because of the "quality" or the "prices" and what countries would you recommend?
by Chucky
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: PERU/USA carry trade
Replies: 11
Views: 1820

Re: PERU/USA carry trade

Bottom line, Alpineprince, is invest in what you know. As Buffet says, "if you don't understand a business, don't buy it." For those that may not know, you appear to understand how to sell currency with a relatively low interest rate (dollar) in order to purchase currency yielding a higher...
by Chucky
Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: why properties are so expensive in Peru ?
Replies: 38
Views: 8708

Re: why properties are so expensive in Peru ?

I wish I had that type of foresight - your decision was a sound one, at least at this point in time. The path back to a more austere American lifestyle is only complicated by the fact that Congress represents BIG INTERESTS, not the middle class, so until something is done about that very complicated...
by Chucky
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: why properties are so expensive in Peru ?
Replies: 38
Views: 8708

Re: why properties are so expensive in Peru ?

The article is vague in its reference to the "level of prices and services" analyzed. The conclusion that Lima has a low cost of living doesn't necessarily speak to the price of property relative to other cities. While the actual study ( which I have read) does help explain. One of the mo...
by Chucky
Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: why properties are so expensive in Peru ?
Replies: 38
Views: 8708

Re: why properties are so expensive in Peru ?

The article is vague in its reference to the "level of prices and services" analyzed. The conclusion that Lima has a low cost of living doesn't necessarily speak to the price of property relative to other cities.
by Chucky
Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Legal implications
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Re: Legal implications

Well it's understandable that the government would want to force the biological father to pay some amount if the mother has requested some type of government assistance or the mother needs no government assistance but wants the father to pay his fair share. However, where neither of these circumstan...
by Chucky
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Legal implications
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Re: Legal implications

That is interesting and makes sense, but I'm wondering if the mother has to take steps to initiate the process. In my case, the mother is financially stable and does not want or need financial support even though I want to assist. So I guess the next question is whether the government will require m...
by Chucky
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Legal implications
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Legal implications

It is my understanding that an unmarried mother can have the presumed father's name put on a child's birth certificate. If this is the case, does anyone know if there are legal/financial implications that arise from this? Thanks.
by Chucky
Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: nanny
Replies: 3
Views: 535

nanny

Hi,

I'll be in Peru next week to visit my girlfriend. On the list of things to do is to find a nanny. I have seen names provided in older posts so I wanted to hit the refresh button for more recent recommendations. Caring for an infant is part of the job. Thanks.
by Chucky
Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Babies, fiances...
Replies: 15
Views: 3500

Babies, fiances...

Hi all, Last Monday I was a bachelor in the U.S. carrying on with my business as usual. On Tuesday, that all changed as I learned that I am an expectant father with many big life decisions looming on the horizon. I have done some initial searching on this site to try to find answers to a few of the ...

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