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by sunflower
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dehumidifier or Heater?
Replies: 12
Views: 6665

Re: Dehumidifier or Heater?

We tried a dehumidifier for a few weeks in our first winter here and as fanning didn't feel any relief with the cold feeling; instead our electricity bill rose to unexpected heights. So we bought a Sole gas heater (back then for S/. 499, now more the price fanning said)), which uses a standard 10kg ...
by sunflower
Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Citizenship by Marriage -- it's all changed
Replies: 53
Views: 15835

Re: Citizenship by Marriage -- it's all changed

Yes Gringito you explained the legal part much better than I could. But if from a legal standpoint the whole procedure or parts of it are questionable or not, actually don't change anything. Fact is, I can't like many other citizens just apply for a second nationality, because the Germans generally ...
by sunflower
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Citizenship by Marriage -- it's all changed
Replies: 53
Views: 15835

Re: Citizenship by Marriage -- it's all changed

Sunflower, That is very strange that you can not hold dual citizenship as many members of my husband's family hold first their Peruvian Passport and secondly their German. Maybe it doesn't work the other way around but it is worth looking into because they enjoy the benefits of both countries. Not ...
by sunflower
Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Potential Church
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: Potential Church

On LImaEasy you find the correct contact details; http://www.limaeasy.com/lima-info/paris ... ial-church. For any further questions get in contact with Edward.
by sunflower
Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Art Supplies locally?
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Art Supplies locally?

There are numerous art supply shops on Av. La Paz block 2 to 6 in Miraflores and two or three on Calle Esperanza / Miraflores.
by sunflower
Wed May 29, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lawyer Costs - Company Setup
Replies: 12
Views: 1719

Re: Lawyer Costs - Company Setup

Philipc4u59 wrote:Are you willing to share the names & contact info - for these people who only charged 500 soles?

Thanks,
Philip :roll:


I send you a pm with the details
by sunflower
Wed May 29, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Spanish lesson plan in schools
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Spanish lesson plan in schools

Is there a lesson plan in Peru that schools have to follow? Does anyone know where I can find it for the subject Spanish 9th and 10th grade? Or would anyone share what their kids do in Spanish in school? What books do they read for example in 9th and 10th grade (III secundaria, IV secundaria). Thank...
by sunflower
Tue May 28, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Country to be frozen again for Census, Sunday, October 21
Replies: 21
Views: 2676

Re: Country to be frozen again for Census, Sunday, October 21

Business as usual on census day 2007? Really? I was in Miraflores and it was the most beautiful, tranquil and quiet day I ever experienced in my seven years here in Lima. Larco and Benavides were dead empty, no crazy micros, no honking, just a nice stress-free day in Lima.
by sunflower
Tue May 28, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lawyer Costs - Company Setup
Replies: 12
Views: 1719

Re: Lawyer Costs - Company Setup

Are we talking about US Dollar 900 or 1500??? Wow, I think the prices are really high. OK it's a few years back and the prices might have gone up, but we only paid S/. 500 incl. IGV for the whole process of setting up and registering a SAC. The thing we had to do on our own, was opening a bank accou...
by sunflower
Mon May 27, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone have experience with getting their AFP transferred
Replies: 18
Views: 3003

Re: Anyone have experience with getting their AFP transferred

What happened to Americorps? When I remember correctly, he has some experience with transferring the AFP to the US. Probably you can try and send him a PM.
by sunflower
Mon May 20, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Did I only get a 40-day Visa at Lima Airport?
Replies: 16
Views: 2406

Re: Did I only get a 40-day Visa at Lima Airport?

The link you provided states under Prorroga de Permanencia Turista this "Para los nacionales y residentes extranjeros de los países miembros de la Comunidad Andina:" So to me it seems only nationals of the Andean community countries can still extent their visa. Or am I wrong?
by sunflower
Sat May 18, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with Peru Driving Laws/Information
Replies: 24
Views: 5789

Re: Help with Peru Driving Laws/Information

@bobg
WHY ARE YOU SHOOTING AT US ALL THE TIME??? IT'S REALLY ANNOYING.

adrian Thorne wrote:... pedestrians have the right of way especially as the crossing points are on the corner of a junction ...


This might be the law. But have you ever been a pedestrian in Lima?
by sunflower
Sat May 18, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Washing machine (AEG Lavamat) repairshop
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Re: Washing machine (AEG Lavamat) repairshop

I don't think your washing machine hasn't survived the transport. I think it's a problem with the 60Hz in Peru versus 50Hz in Europe. If your washing machine doesn't state that it can work on 50 / 60Hz you might have to get the motor, pump or even parts of the electronics changed. When we came here ...
by sunflower
Fri May 17, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with Peru Driving Laws/Information
Replies: 24
Views: 5789

Re: Help with Peru Driving Laws/Information

The Reglamento Nacional de Transito can be found here http://www.seguridadidl.org.pe/normas/r ... ansito.pdf
by sunflower
Tue May 14, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Considering Lima - just escaped Taipei
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: Considering Lima - just escaped Taipei

I love sun. I need it. I'm wired for the beach and the tropics. Climatewise your are definitely wrong in Lima. Lima's climate is anything than tropical. The beaches are partly nice, but surely not like in the real tropics, the water is cold (Humboldt Current) with some nice waves for surfers. On Li...
by sunflower
Tue May 14, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: new subway opening
Replies: 9
Views: 1231

Re: new subway opening

There's a real one. And one of the best in the world. Am I living in a different Lima using a different tren electrico??? Please the metro is great, but open your eyes: the construction is expensive and takes ages, Lima has exactly 1 line (better say half a line, the other half is still in construc...
by sunflower
Mon May 06, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fun Activities for the Weekends
Replies: 12
Views: 2673

Re: Fun Activities for the Weekends

Actually, there is an ice skating rink in Lima located in Jesus Maria called Iceland Park. Here's a link to their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iceland-Park/110527419057296 Thanks for this info! Any ideas about the entrance fee and until what size they have ice skates? Couldn't find ...
by sunflower
Mon May 06, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fun Activities for the Weekends
Replies: 12
Views: 2673

Re: Fun Activities for the Weekends

Interesting question that I'm asking myself regularly. Once in a while I have the feeling people do nothing else than driving down to Asia in summer, to Cieneguilla in winter or have lunch at one of the numerous restaurants. For go karting you have to go to Asia. Have a look here http://racingdakart...
by sunflower
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tasa Anual procedure for this year
Replies: 39
Views: 5024

Re: Tasa Anual procedure for this year

If your marriage ( or birth ) is registered in a Peruvian consulate abroad, you can get a fresh copy of that document in the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Cercado de Lima. No need to travel back to Washington or London.. http://www.rree.gob.pe/servicioalciudadano/Paginas/Copias_Certificadas.aspx I...
by sunflower
Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tasa Anual procedure for this year
Replies: 39
Views: 5024

Re: Tasa Anual procedure for this year

Provided link states the following : " Procedimiento para la Inscripción de matrimonio de peruano celebrado en el extranjero, que no fue inscrito en la Oficina Consular Peruana correspondiente ." So you can only register your abroad marriage if it's not already registered in a Peruvian con...
by sunflower
Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tasa Anual procedure for this year
Replies: 39
Views: 5024

Re: Tasa Anual procedure for this year

Does this mean even though one was married abroad to a Peruvian and registered the marriage at a Peruvian consulate, one can register the marriage at RENIEC in Peru a second time? Are you sure? I have many friends who go through the trouble of having send a "new" marriage certificate each ...
by sunflower
Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New to Lima. Need help locating something!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: New to Lima. Need help locating something!!!

With a simple Google search I found the following: Peru Natural Products seems to have it; http://www.perunaturalproducts.com/sal_epson_y_sus_propiedades.htm. [email protected].com o [email protected].com And here it's offered as well http://www.pe.all.biz/el-sulfato-de-magnesio-sal-...
by sunflower
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Applying for Carnet on a tourist Visa
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: Applying for Carnet on a tourist Visa

Actually first you have to apply for some sort of residence visa / make a cambio de calidad migratorio from tourist to for example visa residente familiar, rentista, trabajador or what so ever. Once your resident visa is approved you need to go to DIGEMIN again and apply for your carné which is just...
by sunflower
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Citizenship by Marriage -- it's all changed
Replies: 53
Views: 15835

Re: Citizenship by Marriage -- it's all changed

Thanks for the tip. But the problem with the inmigrante visa through marriage is, that even though my husband needs to sign a carta de garantia for me, I still have to have an income of 10 UITs. Or does my husband's income counts as well?
by sunflower
Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Citizenship by Marriage -- it's all changed
Replies: 53
Views: 15835

Re: Citizenship by Marriage -- it's all changed

Yes the requirements for getting the Peruvian nationality are stricter since the beginning of this year. I hope nobody minds that I'm hijacking the post. I have a related questions. As German I'm not allowed dual citizenship, so becoming a Peruvian as well isn't an option for me anyway. But I'm here...
by sunflower
Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Traveling international from Peru with dual citizenship baby
Replies: 18
Views: 2516

Re: Traveling international from Peru with dual citizenship baby

Thanks for the info! That was really helpful!
by sunflower
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Traveling international from Peru with dual citizenship baby
Replies: 18
Views: 2516

Re: Traveling international from Peru with dual citizenship baby

The rule leaving on the Peruvian passport and entering the other country on your US / European passport is clear for me; but which passport do you show when checking in and which passport number should be on the ticket? Assuming my son has a Peruvian and German passport and wants to fly back to Germ...
by sunflower
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Applying for Carnet on a tourist Visa
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: Applying for Carnet on a tourist Visa

If you can complete the CE procedure before your visa expires then you'll be fine but otherwise you'll have to do a border run. I'm not sure about that! Fact is, your visa has to be valid when you apply for your residency. When I applied for my carné it took DIGEMIN 3 month to have it ready and in ...
by sunflower
Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: overstaying tourist visa or applying for extension?
Replies: 7
Views: 2148

Re: overstaying tourist visa or applying for extension?

I'm not sure from when you Lonely Planet is, but since June 2008 you can't extend your tourist visa once you are in the country. Only nationals of countries belonging to the Andean community still can extend their tourist visa. So leaving Peru and returning or paying the US$ 1 per day fine is the on...
by sunflower
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where do thieves sell a stolen bike???
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Where do thieves sell a stolen bike???

Last night someone broke into our front yard and stole my son's bicycle. We just gave it to him as a Christmas present and are really upset. It's a Specialized Hardrock, white with black and red stickers, and not so common in Peru. It was around S/. 2000. specialized-hardrock.jpg As it has 29inch ti...
by sunflower
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dogsitting cooperative
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: Dogsitting cooperative

In relation to the original topic, I am shocked at how few seemingly quality dog kennel choices there are in a city this size given the amount of pet dogs I see around town. I think there is no real need. Most people I know who have dogs just leave it with the empleada at home when they are traveli...
by sunflower
Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Question about "visa run"
Replies: 109
Views: 16119

Re: Question about "visa run"

chi chi wrote:... Even the airport don't have one...


Sorry Chi Chi but the airport has lockers. Have a look here http://www.limaeasy.com/lima-info/lima- ... t#services or just pay the domestic arrival area a visit. Sure you find them.
by sunflower
Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Question about "visa run"
Replies: 109
Views: 16119

Re: Question about "visa run"

This only seems to apply to, and I quote, "Foreign nationals and residents of member countries of the Andean Community" And by the way, as nearly no bank allows tourists any more to open an account, you won't be asked at DIGEMIN to proof that your pension is entering Peru via a financial i...
by sunflower
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ARBITRIOS
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: ARBITRIOS

S/. 500 for a 90 m2 flat??? Is Magdalena so expensive? We live in Surco and pay for our house double the size including the impuesto predial S/. 521 per year. I think when you pay monthly or quarterly it's a little bit more expensive.
by sunflower
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tasa Anual procedure for this year
Replies: 39
Views: 5024

Re: Tasa Anual procedure for this year

I assume you do the exonaeration? If so, fill out form F007, add your husband's details under representante legal and sign.
by sunflower
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Smokeless Tobacco
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Re: Smokeless Tobacco

I'm not 100% sure, but I think I've seen it at the Casa de Fumador in Larcomar or at the other "smokers" shop there which also has a good selection of cigars; just can't remember the name
by sunflower
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Nicolini Car Museum
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: Nicolini Car Museum

I've also been there several times together with my car crazy husband and son and even I loved it. Interesting not only the jewels in the main exhibition room, but also the cars in original condition in the garages and the workshop. Not sure if they do tours in English. I know there is a "resta...
by sunflower
Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Question about "visa run"
Replies: 109
Views: 16119

Re: Question about "visa run"

Does Peru really make it so difficult for tourist (!!!) ??? I think yes, but not because of the visa issues, but more because of missing infrastructure, long distances, lack of development in the area of tourism, etc. If we are honest with ourselves, getting a tourist (!) visa for Peru is still very...
by sunflower
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Question regarding looking for somebody in Peru
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Re: Question regarding looking for somebody in Peru

Haven't you just seen her and her lawyer? She wants more money, but didn't give you an account number to transfer it to or an address or a phone number??? Have you checked the phone book, paginas blancas?

Just read your post again: She kidnapped your husband???
by sunflower
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Question about "visa run"
Replies: 109
Views: 16119

Re: Question about "visa run"

As in most countries working on a tourist visa is prohibited in Peru. Yes lots of people do it, but this still doesn't make it right. Luckily at least for the moment nearly no-one really checks, but when I look at the new requirements for visa and hear that border hops aren't as easy anymore, I have...
by sunflower
Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet Extranjeria CE Rentista 2012 process
Replies: 21
Views: 5406

Re: Carnet Extranjeria CE Rentista 2012 process

JanD wrote:Present the docs together with other requisite docs. and your application [form. 007?] to DIGEMIN, Breña.


It's form F004 Cambio de Calidad Migratorio a Rentista
by sunflower
Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Child support
Replies: 15
Views: 3403

Re: Child support

Not sure which exchange rate you use, but when using the one from the BCRP today we are talking about approx. S/. 1800 per month. For an average Peruvian that's a lot of money. If it's a lot for bob2lan and her husband depends on their monthly income. And that should be the base for calculating the ...
by sunflower
Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Colegio La Union
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: Colegio La Union

Their website is http://www.launion.edu.pe/. Under contactenos you find an e-mail address
by sunflower
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Peruvian Passport Location
Replies: 9
Views: 1108

Re: New Peruvian Passport Location

Thanks for the advice, but my kids are 9 and 15, so no voting for them.

Anyone knows if I can get their passport at Ovalo Gutierrez even though they get the first one?
by sunflower
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Peruvian Passport Location
Replies: 9
Views: 1108

Re: New Peruvian Passport Location

Can you also go to the branch at Ovalo Gutierrez when you apply for a passport for the first time? My kids got their DNI last year and I would like them to have a passport as well, but postponed it .... I hate migraciones in Breña
by sunflower
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: GOOD NEWS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT USERS IN LIMA
Replies: 12
Views: 1593

Re: GOOD NEWS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT USERS IN LIMA

These are really good, but old news. Since I'm in Peru, more than 6 years, we hear stories like this. Ok now we have at least one route of the Metropolitano, a half finished Tren Electrico with 2 or 3 new trains and a few new micros. Let's hope for Lima and Peru that things are changing, but I'm sur...
by sunflower
Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: English speaking gynecologist
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

English speaking gynecologist

Can anyone recommend an English speaking gynecologist for a check-up? The one I used to go to "disappeared", in his clinic is now a dentist and plastic surgeon and I can't remember his name :oops:
by sunflower
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: finally, a safe place for trolls and bigots
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Re: finally, a safe place for trolls and bigots

I received the same e-mail. First I thought it's only spam, but unfortunately it's not, Below the mail you find the address of a new Peru blogspot and forum. Even though we all know Peru is not perfect, this is by far too much.
by sunflower
Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tasa Anual procedure for this year
Replies: 39
Views: 5024

Re: Tasa Anual procedure for this year

The Tasa Anual has to be done between January and March each year, otherwise you pay more. But if you are married to a Peruvian even though you are late you are exempted anyway. For the prorroga have a look at your carné. On the front you find "vencimiento". Mine state 11th of January, so ...
by sunflower
Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Student Visa
Replies: 10
Views: 1770

Re: Student Visa

It's doable. Check out the DIGEMIN webpage http://www.digemin.gob.pe/servicios_inm ... toria.html under Cambio a Estudiante for all the requirements. The only thing I'm not sure about is if you are allowed to work.

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