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by tupacperu
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: US Embassy Notary Service
Replies: 1
Views: 393

US Embassy Notary Service

Hi, Has anyone used the Embassy notary service? I am selling our home in NC and will do closing remotely. This will require a Notary. Are there international notary services here in Peru? Has anyone ised the service in the Embassy? My home: https://www.facebook.com/timothy.alvin1/posts/1312931978743...
by tupacperu
Mon May 29, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hotels in Tumbes close to the border
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: Hotels in Tumbes close to the border

Wow! Thanks for the info Ardilla.
We will certainly look into these recommendations.
Really appreciate this :)
by tupacperu
Mon May 29, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Charles Schwab accounts closing for some Expats
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Charles Schwab accounts closing for some Expats

https://www.expatfocus.com/c/aid=3139/financial/tom-zachystal/charles-schwab-announces-account-closures-for-us-citizens-in-five-countries-more-expected/ Anyone know about this? I was researching opening an Expat account. Charles Schwab Announces Account Closures For US Citizens In Five Countries, Mo...
by tupacperu
Sat May 27, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hotels in Tumbes close to the border
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Hotels in Tumbes close to the border

We need to border hop to change the status of my kids. Leave on the US passport and enter with DNI. Any hotels near the border? Wants to spend a day in Tumbes and catch reliable taxi from the hotel to the border and back , preferable 4 stars+ or resort

Any info appreciated

Thanks
by tupacperu
Sat May 27, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: How Popular Are Ricer Cars in Peru?
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Re: How Popular Are Ricer Cars in Peru?

Talk to this guy, he imports part and owns a auto performance company.

https://m.facebook.com/juancarlos.aucahuasi

Company:


http://www.facebook.com/Performance.Import
by tupacperu
Tue May 16, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Drywall vs Brick and Motar - Which is safer for earthquake?
Replies: 24
Views: 2782

Re: Drywall vs Brick and Motar - Which is safer for earthquake?

At the 16 second mark. In general this is how I see ribar used in hime building in Peru.

https://youtu.be/w7MXGQgLeNk
by tupacperu
Tue May 16, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Drywall vs Brick and Motar - Which is safer for earthquake?
Replies: 24
Views: 2782

Re: Drywall vs Brick and Motar - Which is safer for earthquake?

From what I have researched it depends on the concentrated of the ribar. I have yet to see this type of reinforcement in Peru.

http://graphics.latimes.com/towergraphi ... ete-risks/
by tupacperu
Tue May 16, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Drywall vs Brick and Motar - Which is safer for earthquake?
Replies: 24
Views: 2782

Re: Drywall vs Brick and Motar - Which is safer for earthquake?

I have lived in LA most my life. I have seen concrete parking structures collapse and ribar snap. The weight of the concrete will crush you to death. In Peru the only external structures are the front entrance and the back wall., so yes concrete would be appropriate.. but inside I prefer drywall, es...
by tupacperu
Mon May 15, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Drywall vs Brick and Motar - Which is safer for earthquake?
Replies: 24
Views: 2782

Re: Drywall vs Brick and Motar - Which is safer for earthquake?

As far as noise and drywall, get good insulation. We live in a concrete highrise with windows between apartments in the middle of the structure... you don't need a megaphone for the nrighbors to here your business, even the clopping of wheeled book bags in the hallway in the morning. The neighbor ab...
by tupacperu
Mon May 15, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Drywall vs Brick and Motar - Which is safer for earthquake?
Replies: 24
Views: 2782

Re: Drywall vs Brick and Motar - Which is safer for earthquake?

Talk to these guys in Lima, they've done steel reinforced multi floor projects. Most people now are doing 2nd and 3rd floor additions with drywall.


https://youtu.be/FCOn65XpKrg
by tupacperu
Mon May 15, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Drywall vs Brick and Motar - Which is safer for earthquake?
Replies: 24
Views: 2782

Re: Drywall vs Brick and Motar - Which is safer for earthquake?

We are doing Drywall at the beach, We have had a problem living near the beach in Miraflores with concrete/ Mold, my kid got sick years ago, also mold in the closets on the clothes. We opted for a concrete foundation with steel powder coated girders. In Peru most home only have the front and rear ex...
by tupacperu
Mon May 15, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Border hopping after getting DNIs for my 2 kids.
Replies: 0
Views: 643

Border hopping after getting DNIs for my 2 kids.

We entered Peru 8 months ago, we applied for DNIs in the Reneic in Chiclayo. My kids entered Peru on their US Passport. Immigration has told us there is no change in status , so we have to Travel to Tumbes (weekend vacation), leave Peru then bring the 2 kids back in on their DNI. We will have to pay...
by tupacperu
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Reglamento de Migraciones
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

Re: Reglamento de Migraciones

Overstay exoneration if you have kids who are Peruvian.
Temporary visa for up to a year.

https://www.migraciones.gob.pe/index.ph ... ermanente/
by tupacperu
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bringing Children in on a US PASSPORT, applying for a DNI
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Bringing Children in on a US PASSPORT, applying for a DNI

My two kids are Peruvian, we recenty got their DNI after entering Peru. The immigration office does not do a change of status when you arrive on a US passport, though we applied and received DNIs for both kids. We where told we have to take the kids out of Peru (border hop), then present the DNI upo...
by tupacperu
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: PTP - benefits Venezuelans and parents of Peruvian child
Replies: 3
Views: 708

PTP - benefits Venezuelans and parents of Peruvian child

We returned to Chiclayo 9/30/2016, we worked on getting our 5 (born in Arizona-Apostille) year old and 14 year old (born in Chiclayo, their DNI. My wife has her DNI. I attempted to apply for a CE in Feb 2017, but due to heavy rains and bridge and highway outage, there was no transportation to Lima. ...
by tupacperu
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Colegio in Chiclayo looking for Teachers - Native English
Replies: 0
Views: 452

Colegio in Chiclayo looking for Teachers - Native English

My kids school are looking for teachers, native english speakers.
2000 Soles per month. If interested, contact:

http://raymond.edu.pe/
by tupacperu
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Passport for a child born in the US to a Peruvian
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: Peruvian Passport for a child born in the US to a Peruvian

Thanks Fanning.

I am told his Birth Certificate has to be Apostillised in the US.

Sending it off too Phoenix AZ, cost $3 plus postage.

Thanks again
by tupacperu
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Changes
Replies: 56
Views: 10697

Immigration Changes

http://gestion.pe/politica/siete-cambios-que-trae-nueva-ley-migraciones-y-estaran-vigentes-desde-marzo-2179137 The Executive yesterday published Legislative Decree N ° 1350, which establishes a series of changes to the Migration Act - DL N ° 1350, with the aim of simplifying and ordering the immigra...
by tupacperu
Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Customs declaration change for Peru (goods and cash)
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Customs declaration change for Peru (goods and cash)

http://gestion.pe/tu-dinero/viajeros-que-ingresen-bienes-menos-us-10000-ya-no-presentaran-declaracion-jurada-2178068 Excuse the translator Reiner Díaz reiner.[email protected].com.pe They will facilitate customs procedures for travelers whose baggage to carry goods or cash value less than $10,000. ...
by tupacperu
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Passport for a child born in the US to a Peruvian
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Peruvian Passport for a child born in the US to a Peruvian

Any one have info on: Peruvian Passport for a child born in the US to a Peruvian parent. Currently moved back to Peru.I am told we may need to travel back to the US to have his birth certificate legalized and presented to the local consulate for certification.

Anyone gone thru the process?

Thanks
by tupacperu
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Citizenship now only in 2 months
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Peruvian Citizenship now only in 2 months

http://elcomercio.pe/sociedad/lima/extranjeros-podran-obtener-nacionalidad-peruana-2-meses-noticia-1952464 Foreigners may obtain Peruvian nationality in 2 months Migrations decreased requirements and procedures as it will not last 2 years, as it was before The Minister of the Interior, Carlos Basomb...
by tupacperu
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Drywall cost in Peru por M2
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: Drywall cost in Peru por M2

My dad was a builder and contractor: This is available is Peru Water-resistant drywall has been around for over 25 years. Many people recognize it from the green-colored paper facing. In fact, it is affectionately called green board by builders and drywall hangers. It is a great product when it is u...
by tupacperu
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Drywall cost in Peru por M2
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: Drywall cost in Peru por M2

Lived in California fir 25 years, the homes were stucco and drywall. Chiclayo is sunny and warm unlike Lima.
All homes I know of in the US are drywall, east coast brick
by tupacperu
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Drywall cost in Peru por M2
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Drywall cost in Peru por M2

Finally returned to Peru after a 6 year hiatus. Ready to build my beach home in Pimentel. I spent money on home plans 6 year ago, brick and cement was the common material then. But upon return, I am seeing drywall as the preferred building material. How thing change. My question, how much is the goi...
by tupacperu
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visa Renewal new Time Frame
Replies: 29
Views: 5616

Re: Visa Renewal new Time Frame

There is no legal basis to enforce it at this time. The Reglamento for DL 1236 is yet to be published. The law will not come into effect until 90 days after the Reglamento is published. That nay be the way it is supposed to work, but I personally know of at least one case in which a person was not ...
by tupacperu
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Drivers Licens, New theoretical exam, Translation
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: Drivers Licens, New theoretical exam, Translation

Hi as I have to do my Peruvian drivers licens test to keep driving legal in Peru I started to practice the theoretical exam & found out at the test there is a new exam out :-/ New exam can be downloaded from below link. http://www.mtc.gob.pe/transportes/terrestre/licencias/documentos/licencias/...
by tupacperu
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: DHL & Couriers
Replies: 18
Views: 4489

Re: DHL & Couriers

I have had a big issue with DHL this week. My folks back home (UK) sent me a very important document via DHL - which we used for speed and security, plus it was almost half the price of FedEx. The package also contained two bars of chocolate (hopefully Cadbury's...) and one document. Total cost, 36...
by tupacperu
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Level with me about moving to Peru?
Replies: 18
Views: 2299

Re: Level with me about moving to Peru?

I currently live in the US but my wife is Peruvian (we had the wedding done in a consulate also so our marriage is recognized in both countries) and we've been considering moving to Peru for some time now. I don't have a college degree but do have some college completed and my high school diploma. ...
by tupacperu
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Level with me about moving to Peru?
Replies: 18
Views: 2299

Re: Level with me about moving to Peru?

If you even have to ask that question, you're going to have a hard time. Come and visit for a month, look at the prices in supermarkets, prices for children's products compared to, say, Walmart or Target, what the traffic is like, the cost of housing in safe areas and the pay scale for jobs you thi...
by tupacperu
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Level with me about moving to Peru?
Replies: 18
Views: 2299

Re: Level with me about moving to Peru?

Just moved back Oct 1 2016 for the same reasons, family. The caveat is I am retired. Your best bet is to open a business. Maybe work with an export logistic company offshore/virtual (from home). As far as schools, we have a 14 yo and a 5 year old. We live in sunny Chiclayo (Northern Peru). We found ...
by tupacperu
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: English/Bilingual school in Chiclayo
Replies: 0
Views: 259

English/Bilingual school in Chiclayo

English/Bilingual school in Chiclayo
We returned to Peru
We were surprised, We found an English/bilingual school in Chiclayo at a very reasonable price /S.250 monthly.

Raymond Shreve

https://www.facebook.com/Colegio-Biling ... 918555261/
by tupacperu
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting my African American type hair styled
Replies: 7
Views: 1303

Re: Getting my African American type hair styled

victmanu wrote:Maybe this Dominican hair stylist knows how to do or another dominican they have expertise in hair styles.



https://es-la.facebook.com/KuchiFarriel/

Excellent find. My wife only uses dominicas in the US
by tupacperu
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting my African American type hair styled
Replies: 7
Views: 1303

Re: Getting my African American type hair styled

Here is a FB group with mostly Afro-Peruvians. May want to join and get some info

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1375196712808674/
by tupacperu
Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting my African American type hair styled
Replies: 7
Views: 1303

Re: Getting my African American type hair styled

Try Callao, near the airport. There is a Heavy Afro-Peruvian community there.
by tupacperu
Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: THYROID MEDICATION PERU
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Re: THYROID MEDICATION PERU

Thanks a bunch!
I was about to buy a 6 month supply in the US for $275.00.
This is great news.

Thanks
by tupacperu
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: THYROID MEDICATION PERU
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

THYROID MEDICATION PERU

Hi, I take Synthroid 112-mcg. My question is:
Do I need a prescription to buy it in Peru?
We are returning to Peru Sept 2016 to live and I will only have a 4 month supply.
by tupacperu
Sat May 14, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Construction Cost =: Brick/Concrete vs Drywall
Replies: 13
Views: 2121

Re: Construction Cost =: Brick/Concrete vs Drywall

Sorry to detract from your post. I don't have costs for drywall construction, but wonder what problems you might have if you build up two floors and cover your neighbor's windows (which never should have been included in the first place). I know, the arquitects said that the windows are in violatio...
by tupacperu
Sat May 14, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Construction Cost =: Brick/Concrete vs Drywall
Replies: 13
Views: 2121

Re: Construction Cost =: Brick/Concrete vs Drywall

I know homeowners that are in expensive litigation currently as they want to build a second story. The adjacent building has windows on the common wall & the owners have blocked the new construction. The owners have BRIBED the city to stop the new construction - BE VERY CAREFUL. The new constru...
by tupacperu
Sat May 14, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Construction Cost =: Brick/Concrete vs Drywall
Replies: 13
Views: 2121

Re: Construction Cost =: Brick/Concrete vs Drywall

I know homeowners that are in expensive litigation currently as they want to build a second story. The adjacent building has windows on the common wall & the owners have blocked the new construction. The owners have BRIBED the city to stop the new construction - BE VERY CAREFUL. The new constru...
by tupacperu
Sat May 14, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Construction Cost =: Brick/Concrete vs Drywall
Replies: 13
Views: 2121

Re: Construction Cost =: Brick/Concrete vs Drywall

caliguy wrote:can't give you an exact cost per square meter. i had some drywall work integrated into concrete construction in Lima. the material costs are very similar to that of home depot. instead of using wood studs, you should use aluminum. comparably, labor costs are way less than U.S.

Thanks caliguy
by tupacperu
Sat May 14, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Construction Cost =: Brick/Concrete vs Drywall
Replies: 13
Views: 2121

Re: Construction Cost =: Brick/Concrete vs Drywall

Yes, that is a hotel next door. I have already spoken to lawyers regarding the windows. The law is that the hotel is infringing on my space. I plan to pursue it.

Thanks
by tupacperu
Thu May 12, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying meat in Lima
Replies: 7
Views: 1027

Re: Buying meat in Lima

The Market just re-opened for US Grade A (imports)

You might want to find a store that imports US beef, if price is no issue :)
by tupacperu
Thu May 12, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Construction Cost =: Brick/Concrete vs Drywall
Replies: 13
Views: 2121

Construction Cost =: Brick/Concrete vs Drywall

Returning to Pimentel Peru Sept 2016 to retire. I had spent $1000s in 2009 on plans for a beach home. I recently ran across ads from contractors and viewed videos for building with drywall @ $20 per M2 in Chiclayo. I had to jump through bureaucratic hoops just to get my plans approved in 2009, I can...
by tupacperu
Thu May 12, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Taste of Barranco
Replies: 0
Views: 546

Taste of Barranco

WE are returning to Peru after 6 years, got an AirBnB in Barranco.
We will arrive in the morning on Sunday May 15th.
Does anyone know if the y still have the Taste of Barranco on Sundays, next to the Municipalidad?

Any info appreciated :)
by tupacperu
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What does Peru need?
Replies: 15
Views: 2684

Re: What does Peru need?

I don't know what your friends technical background is, but I have identified a need for a service company that provides web design / writing / translations directed towards the agro-export sector. This is a sector that is slated to keep growing (no pun intended), and most companies have web sites ...
by tupacperu
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone doing Uber in Lima?
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Anyone doing Uber in Lima?

Uber is operating in Peru. Anyone driving Uber? What kind of Pay do you make? The claim in US IS $90k per year. I figure 1/3 of that in Peru. Retiring in 6 months, looking to do Uber in Chiclayo as a way to make some income and keep active. Something other than teaching English (Flexibility) Appreci...
by tupacperu
Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Latin American currencies are set to continue their slide in 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 2115

Latin American currencies are set to continue their slide in 2016

Hold on to your dollars. Latin American currencies are set to continue their slide in 2016


http://latincorrespondent.com/2015/12/h ... e-in-2016/

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