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by sunflower
Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet de Extranjeria requirements for British citizen?
Replies: 49
Views: 6963

Re: Carnet de Extranjeria requirements for British citizen?

Seems I have been wrong and you have to fill in the form as well online. Have a look at the instructions for using the Sistema de Citas http://www.migraciones.gob.pe/citasmigraciones/PAGINA_MAESTRA/INSTRUCCION.aspx. After entering the numbers from your Banco de la Nacion slip, it seems to have to fi...
by sunflower
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet de Extranjeria requirements for British citizen?
Replies: 49
Views: 6963

Re: Carnet de Extranjeria requirements for British citizen?

Is anyone familiar with this filling-out the f-004 form & booking the appointment to attend Migrations online? Never heard that you have to submit the formulario online. You can print it out on their website. If you go to the main page of the DIGEMIN website http://www.digemin.gob.pe/ a pop up ...
by sunflower
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Gringo Tax when booking flights
Replies: 14
Views: 2604

Re: Gringo Tax when booking flights

Yes you are right, I probably used the wrong word. :oops:

But anyway thanks a lot for the confirmation that at least at the moment foreigners can book the cheaper Star Peru tariffs as well.
by sunflower
Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Gringo Tax when booking flights
Replies: 14
Views: 2604

Gringo Tax when booking flights

I know Lan and Taca charge the gringo tax and now even mention it on their website when booking. I checked out StarPeru and prices in the Basica and Regular Tariff are more than good. I searched the whole website for possible restrictions for non-residents. Anyone know if these very economic tariffs...
by sunflower
Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 180 day rule... flexible.
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Re: 180 day rule... flexible.

The Peruvian law states you can spend 183 day on a tourist visa. The problem is that is doesn't state precisely if these 183 days are for one year or per entry. So this leaves a lot of space for interpretation which in your case was used by the immigration officer to earn a little bit of extra cash....
by sunflower
Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Regularize overstaying as a tourist
Replies: 19
Views: 2465

Re: Regularize overstaying as a tourist

That seems to be a fair explanation. But why a new law? Just leave the country, pay the multa, come back and apply again for residency.
by sunflower
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Regularize overstaying as a tourist
Replies: 19
Views: 2465

Re: Regularize overstaying as a tourist

Yes Chi Chi that was my understanding from the beginning. And therefore my question at the beginning. Where is the point of this new law. If I can fulfill the requirements for a work visa or a family visa, there is no need to overstay for years.
by sunflower
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Regularize overstaying as a tourist
Replies: 19
Views: 2465

Re: Regularize overstaying as a tourist

Article 6: " una visa de residente por el plazo máximo de dos años con la calidad migratoria de trabajador (WRA) o independiente profesional (IPA) o familiar residente, ..."
by sunflower
Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Regularize overstaying as a tourist
Replies: 19
Views: 2465

Re: Regularize overstaying as a tourist

That's so typical Peru. :)

Anyway I try to stop my logical thinking when it comes to bureaucracy, but still everybody tells me how great this new law is. And for Chi-Chi this even means it pays out to be illegal. Sorry I just don't get it.
by sunflower
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Regularize overstaying as a tourist
Replies: 19
Views: 2465

Re: Regularize overstaying as a tourist

Actually I don't see the point of this new law. They will only accept your application if you can fulfill the requirements for the resident visa you are applying for (see articulo 6). If you can fulfill them why overstay in the first place? Can someone enlighten me?
by sunflower
Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ice skating in Lima
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Re: Ice skating in Lima

We've been there numerous times and it's really fun. To be honest the skates aren't top-notch and due to the warm and humid weather in Lima the ice isn't always perfect. But the staff is super friendly and helpful and we always had a great time. Exact location and some more info can be found under h...
by sunflower
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Nicotine patches or e-liquid?
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Re: Nicotine patches or e-liquid?

You can get gum and patches (called here Nicotinell chicles or parches) in most pharmacies. Can't remember the price. For me they didn't work. Getting e-liquid isn't that easy in Lima. I only found one company selling real e-cigarettes incl. all you need for it. It's called Mi Cigarrito. Their websi...
by sunflower
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to stay for 1-2 weeks in Callao bringing container in
Replies: 11
Views: 1598

Re: Where to stay for 1-2 weeks in Callao bringing container in

When we brought our container into Peru 7 years ago we had to go to Callao in person about 2 or 3 times during the 12 days it took to get the container out. My mother in law brought her container in about 9 months ago and she wasn't supposed to go there in person. The day the container was opened an...
by sunflower
Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Claro
Replies: 13
Views: 2123

Re: Claro

Yes I already gave up hope long ago and am unfortunately stuck with telefonica (ok if you only need internet Olo is a very good and reliable option). We live just three blocks from Ovalo Higuereta at the border of Miraflores and Surco, so anything than a remote area.
by sunflower
Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Food gifts from Peru when traveling
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Re: Food gifts from Peru when traveling

aji amarillo, aji panca, cancha, maná, chifle, maiz cuzco, chicha morada, Huacatay, hierba buena
by sunflower
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Micro Routes
Replies: 12
Views: 1523

Re: Micro Routes

Few tips when you get a taxi on the street: license plate (both front and back) should have a yellow strip on the upper part plate numbers written on the sides of the car red/white reflective strips along the sides of the car taxi sign on top of the car sit behind the driver's seat Only new or re-r...
by sunflower
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Claro
Replies: 13
Views: 2123

Re: Claro

For years I'm trying to get rid off telefonica / movistar and call former telmex now claro if they finally managed to extend their service. But while they offer their service just one block from our house away and promise they are working on covering our area soon, nothing happened for the last 4 ye...
by sunflower
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to get IT/Telco work/visa & how much can I earn?
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: How to get IT/Telco work/visa & how much can I earn?

Yes it is possible to enter Peru on a tourist visa and then try to find a company supporting you with a resident workers visa. But be aware that Peru isn't an ideal immigration country for people looking for a proper job. Regulations for employing foreigners are quite strict. Only a certain percenta...
by sunflower
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Sporting Goods Store -- Where to Buy Dumbbells
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: Sporting Goods Store -- Where to Buy Dumbbells

It should be "pesas" or "mancuernas". You could try the sport shops at polvos azules; probably even ask at polvos rosados. Other option in Miraflores on Larco about opposite the municipality is a small store selling sporting equipment, another one on Av. Benavides near the Ovalo ...
by sunflower
Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Being called by your appearance: gringo, chato, gordo, negro
Replies: 21
Views: 3779

Re: Being called by your appearance: gringo, chato, gordo, negro

Sorry, but the use of words like gringo, cholo, negrito, gordo, etc. is a clear case of double standards here in Peru. While Peruvians haven't got a problem if Peruvians use these words, they are offended as soon a foreigner uses them. So following the comments even here it's ok and normal that some...
by sunflower
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mistura
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Mistura

Have a look at the blog of LimaEasy; http://www.limaeasy.com/editors-corner/ ... stura-2013. The article is full of info about Mistura incl. that no credit card payments are possible. On the bottom of the article you find a map with all the bus stops of the Metropolitano.
by sunflower
Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 22
Views: 3220

Re: Crime in Peru

Be honest guys, crime got up in Peru, but sorry the warnings of the US State department are a bit over the top. As said before a normal tourist won't see a difference to a few years ago at least if he / she follows a the one or other simple rule. A week or so back there has been a nice article about...
by sunflower
Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Mistura 2013 Gastronomical Fair
Replies: 27
Views: 4056

Re: Mistura 2013 Gastronomical Fair

Anyone knows the exact route of the Metropolitano?
by sunflower
Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Legalisation of Pension Documents
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: Legalisation of Pension Documents

As France signed the Hague convention that's probably correct and you just need to get an apostille on your documents. In Paris the Cour d'Appel, Service de Apostille, e-mail apostille.ca-paris [at] justice.fr is responsible for authenticate French documents.
by sunflower
Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian citizenship by marriage
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Peruvian citizenship by marriage

As your son has a Peruvian mother he is entitled to Peruvian citizenship. Visit the nearest Peruvian consulate in the US asap to get him registered.

Your husband is another story. He has to live in Peru for two years on a carné through marriage to be able to apply for Peru citizenship.
by sunflower
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to buy potato seeds???
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: Where to buy potato seeds???

That's great! Could you please let me know as soon the plants have developed "fruits" that contain the seeds. I'll stop by and pick them up ... :)
by sunflower
Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to buy potato seeds???
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: Where to buy potato seeds???

Thanks guys. We are a step further. It seems potato seeds are produced in Peru. I already had doubts about it. I contacted the Potato Center / La Agraria and still waiting for their reply. I as well phoned several semillerias. They wanted to sell me yukon gold and similar, couldn't understand why an...
by sunflower
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to buy potato seeds???
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Where to buy potato seeds???

The title says it all. Does anybody know where I can find potato seeds of different Peruvian varieties here in Lima?
by sunflower
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: GRINGA - IS A "BARKER"...
Replies: 14
Views: 2721

Re: GRINGA - IS A "BARKER"...

Back to the topic, before using a shock collar or drugs try what I recommended in my post above. The barking of your dog won't disappear, but it gets controllable.
by sunflower
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: GRINGA - IS A "BARKER"...
Replies: 14
Views: 2721

Re: GRINGA - IS A "BARKER"...

Sorry Philip, but even thinking of using meds or a shock collar is disgusting. I would try a good mixture of attention and education. Lots of useful info on the web about this topic. While our Rottweiler rarely barks, our Beagle couldn't get enough of it. A little bit of training worked wonders, no ...
by sunflower
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ***** landlord - SUNAT option not working...
Replies: 28
Views: 4312

Re: ***** landlord - SUNAT option not working...

You are supposed to have spend nearly S/. 3000 on sedapal for 6 month??? What have you done? Even with a broken water supply of a toilet that is running 24 hours you won't be able to use S/. 500 worth of water per month. Have you filled the pool every 4 weeks. Go the legal Peruvian way. Next to the ...
by sunflower
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: BUYING A LOT OF...
Replies: 4
Views: 1063

Re: BUYING A LOT OF...

What are you specifically looking for??? School for babys? And what do you mean with you were outbid. What exactly are you doing? Not everybody here is familiar with your project in Ica. So it would be great to get some more info. And just one small tip. I would immediately get your wife's e-mail ad...
by sunflower
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to buy Gold in Lima
Replies: 14
Views: 8073

Re: Where to buy Gold in Lima

gringito wrote:You will obtain extremely good gold prices in the provincia de Madre de Dios


I assume illegally mined.
by sunflower
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Maxalt in Peru
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: Maxalt in Peru

Yes, I like Inkapharma as well. I'm looking for a friend of mine for Maxalt who is coming to Peru for a year and is afraid she doesn't get her migraine medication in case she is running out of supplies. I went to a small Inkapharma in Plaza Vea yesterday and they hadn't had a clue. So I checked thes...
by sunflower
Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Maxalt in Peru
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Maxalt in Peru

Is Maxalt, a migraine medication available in Peru? Or another drug containing rizatriptan?
by sunflower
Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: so close to dni
Replies: 17
Views: 1801

Re: so close to dni

no se puede dar una partida de nacimiento a una persona que no nacio en peru. Is this a new regulation? My children, both not born in Peru, have a Peruvian birth certificate issued by Reniec here in Lima and they got it completely legal. el tramite extemporaneo es para 2 casos: 1) peruanos que no s...
by sunflower
Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: so close to dni
Replies: 17
Views: 1801

Re: so close to dni

Nothing against your cousin, but as usual most staff of DIGEMIN and Reniec don't know specific laws and once in a while have to be reminded. Reniec tried to send us to DIGEMIN with our children as well, even though they were underage. Only when we showed them their own regulation, they started to wo...
by sunflower
Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: so close to dni
Replies: 17
Views: 1801

Re: so close to dni

Foreign born children of Peruvian nationals must be inscribed only at consulates. No actually not. Both my children (Peruvian father) were born abroad and not registered at a consulate. You can get a birth certificate once you are in Peru; just do it immediately, otherwise it's a long and painstaki...
by sunflower
Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: so close to dni
Replies: 17
Views: 1801

Re: so close to dni

Just a question: why did you go the carné / naturalization way and didn't just have your birth registered at Reniec which would have been possible with Peruvian parents and I think much easier and quicker?
by sunflower
Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Border hopping Ecuador - need advice, please!
Replies: 13
Views: 1966

Re: Border hopping Ecuador - need advice, please!

Peruvian law states that tourists can stay for up to 183 days. It doesn't state if it's per year or entry. So there is lots of room for interpretation. Saying the lady immigration officer last time wasn't correct, is actually not 100% correct either. When you leave and reenter the country you are no...
by sunflower
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet - Tourist visa Expiring
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Carnet - Tourist visa Expiring

Your tourist visa has to be valid at least to the day you are applying for your residence visa. At this day you need to have all required documents. If they don't accept your application, because something is missing, a stamp not correct or whatever, you are in trouble and than have to get a fresh t...
by sunflower
Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Peru- How to get residency?
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Moving to Peru- How to get residency?

Does this mean that someone that naturalizes here through marriage (once you have a DNI I don't think it matters if you were naturalized or not) can then bring their parents (obviously from another country) over and get them a visa? Just curious. Very interesting question. I haven't got a clue if t...
by sunflower
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Peru- How to get residency?
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Moving to Peru- How to get residency?

Yes sure. But what I wanted to point out is that the mother won't be able to apply for a visa familiar through her underage (Peruvian?) daughter only through her son.
by sunflower
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Peru- How to get residency?
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Moving to Peru- How to get residency?

Tupac is right. The only chance on getting a resident visa / carné (if you don't want to invest a significant amount of US$$$ or find an employer that supports you) is your son. You have to apply for a visa residente familiar based on being the mother of a Peruvian. Only small inconvenience is that ...
by sunflower
Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: American Style Milk
Replies: 8
Views: 2695

Re: American Style Milk

Personally I can't stand the milk from Gloria, Laive, etc. in bags and cartons; even though some say Leche entera or Leche fresca, they just have a horrible taste. But yes you can buy "real" fresh milk even in Lima. In Wong supermarkets and sometimes at Plaza Vea as well they sell Danlac L...
by sunflower
Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Shipping express from Peru to America
Replies: 11
Views: 1826

Re: Shipping express from Peru to America

Sorry I can't tell you anything about shipping from Lima to the US. I normally send from Lima to Europe. But yes it's true, if you want to send a package for example with Serpost abroad, bring it open as they will have a look and sometimes even unpack it completely. Other courier service do the same...
by sunflower
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expat Taxes
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

Re: Expat Taxes

Is your wife probably talking about 50 - 60 k Soles? That would more plausible. Additionally Sergio is right. If you want to live in Lima on the same standard as in the US, life is expensive.
by sunflower
Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cheap Flights From London to Lima?
Replies: 23
Views: 3443

Re: Cheap Flights From London to Lima?

I made a completely different experience. I am married to a Peruvian as well. He was already in Peru and our kids and I followed on a one way ticket. At this time I hadn't had my carné and they wouldn't let me and our kids even check in because of the one way ticket. They forced me to buy a return o...
by sunflower
Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cheap Flights From London to Lima?
Replies: 23
Views: 3443

Re: Cheap Flights From London to Lima?

... one way ... As long as you don't have a residency / carné most airlines won't allow you to fly one way to Peru. So either you have to book a round trip or you have to proof that you will leave the country for example via bus (even though you won't leave as you are applying for your residency). ...
by sunflower
Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet de Extranjeria requirements for British citizen?
Replies: 49
Views: 6963

Re: Carnet de Extranjeria requirements for British citizen?

Once you have your birth certificate get it legalized at the Peruvian consulate. When you are in Lima you need it legalized by the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, officially translated and back to the Ministerio (or do the apostille thing; not sure if the UK signed the agreement). Regarding you...

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