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by TShadow
Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New immigration law
Replies: 94
Views: 27066

Re: New immigration law

If (…) the Residencia Permanente will require, for example, a certain minimum amount of monthly income, for example 3500,- Soles per month, several foreigners, including foreign spouses of Peruvian citizens, may not be able to fulfil this requirement and “fall into the trap”. I don't think they wil...
by TShadow
Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3158

Re: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?

Well the real power comes from important business men, no matter how they made their money. I do not believe that certain people care in Peru about the international agreements, but I do agree with @asgp about the fact that people most probably would support a strong leader taking the lead with some...
by TShadow
Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visa Familiar Residente for "convivientes"
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: Visa Familiar Residente for "convivientes"

For whatever reason they qualified for a visa, there has been never a rule, that "convivientes" can have a family visa. My friend a lawyer who is very specialized in this matters said so when we talked the other day. http://peru21.pe/actualidad/extranjeros-atrapados-leyes-que-desintegran-s...
by TShadow
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru's GDP grows 4+% 9n April
Replies: 13
Views: 3168

Re: Peru's GDP grows 4+% 9n April

The last estimation for 2015 is a annual growth rate of no more than 3,25%, far lower than necessary for a recovery. Furthermore poverty is increasing again in at least 7 regions in Peru. I don't have the link at fingertips, but my Novia confirms as she works for the Instituto del Peru leaded by Ric...
by TShadow
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cutting the cable (tv)
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: Cutting the cable (tv)

I do only watch streaming TV from Germany, Italy and the USA. Better choice, more series available, and you can watch a complete season whenever you want to in their original language. Internet speed sometimes could be an issue, in this case I download and can watch without hiccups. If you want ad f...
by TShadow
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Amazonas Recovery Project
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Re: Amazonas Recovery Project

@windsportinperu a very legitimate question, especially if you would know the people behind this "project".

Maybe some replies to @teamoperu questions would be interesting,
by TShadow
Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3158

Re: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?

It doesn't come to a surprise that at least 33% of the Peruvians are in favor of a dictatorship. The popularity of H&N is not important for such an event, but as @gringito already stated, the military support would be. It is also true that Humala is not the decision maker in Peru, other people a...
by TShadow
Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Peru: Tips
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Re: Moving to Peru: Tips

With your given information it's hard to near impossible to give you more than some generic common sense advices as @panman already has done.

Looking at your writing style I'm not sure that you really know what you are doing.
by TShadow
Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visa Familiar Residente for "convivientes"
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: Visa Familiar Residente for "convivientes"

The next TUPA will be issued in January 2016 and will only contain administrative procedures. From what I heard there are no intentions to change the actual situation concerning the possibility for a foreigner to get a VISA for "convivientes". As already stated it's only about civil rights...
by TShadow
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visa Familiar Residente for "convivientes"
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: Visa Familiar Residente for "convivientes"

Today the aproved the new law 'Union solidario' which seems to exclude the possibility of a visa for "Familiar Residente". Peru is one the few countries with does not implement a "Union Civil" law which would have given such a possibility. My friend is a lawyer, will ask him on o...
by TShadow
Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The Magic Bank Account
Replies: 5
Views: 1025

Re: The Magic Bank Account

Very nice Adrian Thorne.

I do agree with your comment.
by TShadow
Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What are you reading or is on your reading list?
Replies: 14
Views: 1637

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

Existenzanalyse und Daseinsanalyse von Alfried Längle, Alice Holzhey-Kunz

That's what I'm reading now.
by TShadow
Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New Forum Options: Wouldn't it be nice ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1905

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

It's not so easy as it seems. I'm programming Forum Software and have seen from experience that users should not be allowed to delete threads or comments. If the forum has a moderation you could user to report a naughty or offensive comments. Other than this I'm usually implementing an ignore functi...
by TShadow
Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: PISCO omnibus order – who likes to join?
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: PISCO omnibus order – who likes to join?

This stuff goes down like wine. One of the best Piscos I ever tasted.
by TShadow
Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Down on Peru...
Replies: 49
Views: 4838

Re: Down on Peru...

@teamperu - gringito simply has his eyes wide open and see it from a realistic point of view. Your view obviously seem to be different, but reality is not.

Most of the expats we know are seeing it in the same way, especially when you're out of your puberty and displaced or lost you pink glasses.
by TShadow
Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Removing front claws from my cat
Replies: 11
Views: 1155

Re: Removing front claws from my cat

Well said , Rhiannon!! People who do that need professional psychological help ! :evil: Might be wasted time, those people shouldn't be allowed to have cats. I always had cats and I now adopted a Kitty here which I will take with me to Europe when I have found all the infos about the documentation ...
by TShadow
Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Iquitos/Tarrapoto/architecture. /split fromRenting Apartment
Replies: 19
Views: 1846

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

Well a friend of mine who is also a member of this forum has been in Tarapoto two weeks ago and he posted a lot of beautiful pictures from it in his FB. He has also been in Iquitos, but prefers Tarapoto. I must admit that there are a lot of places in Tarapoto looking very nice. So something must be ...
by TShadow
Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Anyone thinking of leaving Peru.
Replies: 36
Views: 2487

Re: Anyone thinking of leaving Peru.

We all see things with different eyes. That's fine, thus it should be. My daughters cousin immigrated some years ago to London and she is doing great there. She's not even thinking of going back. In Italy my tax payments were more than 50% of my earnings, health care is not free if you're working on...
by TShadow
Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Anyone thinking of leaving Peru.
Replies: 36
Views: 2487

Re: Anyone thinking of leaving Peru.

In two years living here I've seen already the death of 6 friends/family members for various reasons like bad health care, one died recently because she had no health insurance and no money to get help in a hospital. I wrote about this case in my Forum which is in German language. Other 2 got assaul...
by TShadow
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Tarapoto Barts
Replies: 23
Views: 1367

Re: Tarapoto Barts

Interesting @teamoperu.

Now we only need to know if chi chi is real. Maybe you can find that out too.
by TShadow
Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: General info on what to do to get a job in IT in Peru!
Replies: 25
Views: 1514

Re: General info on what to do to get a job in IT in Peru!

Just try it, send your CV in Spanish to all Companies which might offer an IT a job.

It's useless to speculate any further, you will keep us informed.

Good luck.
by TShadow
Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Border Hop Poll
Replies: 24
Views: 1918

Re: Border Hop Poll

Well it seems that's chi chi job :lol: I'm dead certain that until now nothing has changed and it's still 183 max. not in the calendar year but each time you enter Peru. @KenBe is right, It all depends on the immigrations guy or woman, it is completely random. If it will change and will be like in E...
by TShadow
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Parque Kennedy and Pizza Alley – Current situation?
Replies: 14
Views: 7307

Re: Parque Kennedy and Pizza Alley – Current situation?

I've been living near Parque Kennedy for 3 months and passed there every day. In the whole time I've been approached only once by a prostitute and when eating out with some friends in Pizza Alley we've never been harassed by any infamous Pizza Alley woman. The only negative part I recently saw is th...
by TShadow
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Border Hop Poll
Replies: 24
Views: 1918

Re: Border Hop Poll

Well I recently passed thru Tumbes and I only got 90 days, as the officer told me that I already have been more than enough in Peru. On the other hand another foreigner I talked to went the Tacna way and got only 30 days. We came to talk about it because we both are already here for 2 years. Until n...
by TShadow
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Probably millions of Peruvians will leave the country in2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5905

Re: Probably millions of Peruvians will leave the country in2015

And when they (migraciones) see the opportunity to make SOME extra money (I guess most travel passport holders will want to exchange their old passports for new biometric passes) they will grab it, I'm sure of it.



I never say it, but in this case: me too.
by TShadow
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Probably millions of Peruvians will leave the country in2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5905

Re: Probably millions of Peruvians will leave the country in2015

Looks like by the end of this year Peruvians will travel to EU visa free. They then need the new biometric pass which should have introduced in Peru already years ago. Lets see how speedy bureaucracy will be. When flying out of Jorge Chavez, go well ahead of time or you might miss your flight becau...
by TShadow
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The Labor Ministry
Replies: 32
Views: 2469

Re: The Labor Ministry

teamoperu wrote: People, this does not represent my daily life and experience in Peru. That is possible, but regretfully your experience is not representative. What chi chi says is true for the majority of people in Peru. Where I live nearly all house owners are paying cash under the table. Even in...
by TShadow
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Price of Land in Lima rose tenfold in 10 years
Replies: 43
Views: 4498

Re: Price of Land in Lima rose tenfold in 10 years

BUT if the employee lied on his sworn statement, then the employee is in trouble, and not the employee. This might work out in USA and Europe, but Peru is still very far away from something called civil consciousness. The best examples are sitting in the congress. This regretfully includes some par...
by TShadow
Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Price of Land in Lima rose tenfold in 10 years
Replies: 43
Views: 4498

Re: Price of Land in Lima rose tenfold in 10 years

Were they Peruvians? The flats they bought here were all over $250.000

I did find in Internet something about a 'Declaración de Origen de Fondos', but if they handle it like with Toledo and many others, then I doubt it will be very useful.
by TShadow
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Price of Land in Lima rose tenfold in 10 years
Replies: 43
Views: 4498

Re: Price of Land in Lima rose tenfold in 10 years

The notary asked both the buyer and seller to sign declarations. Maybe this is a new requirement.


How were this declarations? In Family they recently bought some ground and flats and I asked them about it. There were no documents to sign concerning the origin of their money.
by TShadow
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: is fear of crime worse than crime itself?
Replies: 26
Views: 3090

Re: is fear of crime worse than crime itself?

Are they by chance Fujimori supporters?


No way. Not then not now.

And again agree with chi chi.
by TShadow
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: is fear of crime worse than crime itself?
Replies: 26
Views: 3090

Re: is fear of crime worse than crime itself?

All of my friends who lived in the Fujimori era are saying that Lima was a much safer place to live. There is no doubt that crime has increased in Peru during the last years. Criminal assaults are becoming more and more violent, and still many crimes are not even reported to the police. Also there a...
by TShadow
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Price of Land in Lima rose tenfold in 10 years
Replies: 43
Views: 4498

Re: Price of Land in Lima rose tenfold in 10 years

And masturbation will make you go blind!


Yes must be true, seeing so many blind people around.
by TShadow
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Price of Land in Lima rose tenfold in 10 years
Replies: 43
Views: 4498

Re: Price of Land in Lima rose tenfold in 10 years

Those casinos should be closed. They are hotbeds for crime. The prey on vulnerable people. There's a huge problem with gambling addicts. Many of the steal or rob people just to get money to gamble. Gambling causes mental problems and destroys people their lives. I agree with that. I don't understan...
by TShadow
Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Price of Land in Lima rose tenfold in 10 years
Replies: 43
Views: 4498

Re: Price of Land in Lima rose tenfold in 10 years

Once those apartments are bought in bulk, they are registered in Registros Publicos, and the buyer needs to sign off with a declaracion jurada where the money comes from That is not a problem. There are many ways around to hide the real source of the money. I saw it many times how they do it. It wo...
by TShadow
Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's your favourite place to hang out?
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: What's your favourite place to hang out?

In my garden and listen to and watch the birds.
by TShadow
Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Dr. Doom is Bullish on Peru!
Replies: 59
Views: 5672

Re: Dr. Doom is Bullish on Peru!

Some days ago they were discussing this fact in TV. Don't remember the name of the economists who were talking, but they said that a growth of less than 7.1% in Peru does mean that the rate of poverty will not decrease very much anymore. They also said that you can't compare the growth of a country ...
by TShadow
Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Encounter at a Police Checkpoint - what does that mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Encounter at a Police Checkpoint - what does that mean?

Before someone posts that all police in Peru are corrupt, That would be an overstatement, many are corrupt. Well I've been stopped many times and never had any problem. I'm always gentle and they were always polite and never had been asked for a bribe. Chi chi it depends where in Europe. I never fo...
by TShadow
Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: illiegal Aliens can regularize their situation
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: illiegal Aliens can regularize their situation

That's on the paper, lets see how it will work out on reality. Don't forget we're in Peru, not in Germany.
by TShadow
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Let me shake your hand!
Replies: 10
Views: 1326

Re: Let me shake your hand!

If possible, I never shake hands. Sometimes it can't be avoided.

Another thing I hate is the cheek kissing they use here.

I also now wonder about the danger of kissing. Maybe I should avoid that too.
by TShadow
Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Teaching Music
Replies: 6
Views: 1465

Re: Teaching Music

That's true, a friend of mine who teaches piano is also charging S20 an hour. The only problem is that she has to go to the customers, and that means for teaching 3 hours a day she stays out for the whole day traveling with Taxis and Micros and therefore her expenses are also quite high, as customer...
by TShadow
Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Bilingual Dual Peruvian/USA citizen.What are my job options?
Replies: 15
Views: 5486

Re: Bilingual Dual Peruvian/USA citizen.What are my job options?

It's a good profile you have, in reality your income should be more in Dollars than in Soles, and thinking that the owner of the company where you work is a friend of your family. No further comments. The truth is that in Peru the better paid jobs are rarely advertised, they are more an insider know...
by TShadow
Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Dr. Doom is Bullish on Peru!
Replies: 59
Views: 5672

Re: Dr. Doom is Bullish on Peru!

The past 3 elections in Peru have been democratic. Why a sudden turn around? True, but actually there are many things happening, some openly many under the hood. Speaking with Alan Garcia he also feels that democracy in Peru is having a very bad moment and is in danger. Inflation in Peru is hoverin...
by TShadow
Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pirates Bay Moving to Peru - Founder on trial
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: Pirates Bay Moving to Peru - Founder on trial

There are some Proxies which don't work, but the well known ones did not miss a beat.

It's even quite fast nevertheless having a PE domain.
by TShadow
Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: FRIDAY THE 13TH
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: FRIDAY THE 13TH

I'm looking forward to the day after, today my girl friend needs to drain some steam off.
by TShadow
Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: expats, listen up.
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: expats, listen up.

think that if I could take my husband and our 2 cats


I would opt only for the cats :-)
by TShadow
Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's going on with the money?
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: What's going on with the money?

chi chi, just tell us where, so some marcas may like to talk to you.
by TShadow
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 19 reasons you should probably up and move to Lima, Peru
Replies: 16
Views: 2626

Re: 19 reasons you should probably up and move to Lima, Peru

I do a lot of cycling


You certainly are a capable cyclist and in this case I agree with you, it's a good thrill to do so in the most parts of Lima. I wouldn't try it, but that is just me.
by TShadow
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: That return ticket home??
Replies: 48
Views: 16630

Re: That return ticket home??

Welfare in Peru? Interesting. That's what they say are the requests to enter Peru and can be asked at customs: - Valid passport - Round-trip air ticket or booking - Negative certificate of police/criminal record - Hotel reservation or tourist package; or an invitation letter, if legalized before a p...
by TShadow
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No more schengen tourist visa for peruvians ?
Replies: 50
Views: 7871

Re: No more schengen tourist visa for peruvians ?

Everything seems to get more complicated: http://www.rpp.com.pe/2013-12-05-once-paises-europeos-se-oponen-a-suprimir-visa-schengen-al-peru-noticia_652770.html Especially my country Germany is the biggest opposer to make Schengen less strict for people from SA. Even Belgium is against as are all the ...

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