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by randomperson
Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Third World Country-land invasions
Replies: 17
Views: 2025

Re: Third World Country-land invasions

Ancient Alien: Specific areas? Understand that specific areas mean nothing. This has to do with the federal government's inability to enforce laws across the board. Nobody is going to fork out 6 figures because a "certain area" is considered safe for the moment. There is no concept of escr...
by randomperson
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Third World Country-land invasions
Replies: 17
Views: 2025

Re: Third World Country-land invasions

There are certain areas where your land can simply be stolen from you, have had it happen to friends... but, only certain areas, not everywhere... but I fail to see your question in the post...... ? Dont like it, retire in a different country Certain areas? So like in Nigeria, there are certain are...
by randomperson
Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Third World Country-land invasions
Replies: 17
Views: 2025

Third World Country-land invasions

So my Peruvian husband and I were planning on purchasing land to build on in the future for our retirement. Nope. El Comercio today featured a story about a 93 yr. old woman who had her home sold out from under her, without her knowledge. Many other headlines about properties being taken over by thu...
by randomperson
Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: IRS troubles? Say goodbye to your passport
Replies: 1
Views: 326

IRS troubles? Say goodbye to your passport

A few years ago this was bundled in to a transportation bill but didn't pass. It's now been resuscitated and may become law January 1st.

http://money.cnn.com/2015/11/20/pf/taxe ... -passport/

Must owe in excess of 50k and folks on a payment plan aren't affected.
by randomperson
Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Locked up Abroad: Peru unique meetup opportunity
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: Locked up Abroad: Peru unique meetup opportunity

I'll be visiting the penitentiary pavillion in Ancon/Piedras Gordas this Saturday where most of the foreign (read: European and English speaking inmates are housed). Noticed someone had posted about non-touristy things to do, well this is one of them. The organization facilitating the visit is the F...
by randomperson
Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: I WANT TO DIVORCE
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: I WANT TO DIVORCE

Forget getting divorced in Peru because with a kid, you have to wait 4 years from the date of your marriage, no exceptions. Get divorced in your home country to circumvent this. PM me. I'm a jailhouse lawyer, married to a Peruvian, currently in Lima for the next week. Note: I believe you'll have to ...
by randomperson
Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need anything from the US?
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: Need anything from the US?

Refreshing post because last chance. Still have room for small items or documents. Arriving 11/3 can deliver Tuesday, 11/3 in the afternoon in San Isidro, near Pezet & Portillo.
by randomperson
Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anybody Coming to Peru from the US?
Replies: 25
Views: 3780

Re: Anybody Coming to Peru from the US?

For those that inquired and are ordering from Amazon.com, please make sure item can be delivered no later than Saturday October 31st to a California address in order to receive your item in Lima on Tuesday, November 3rd.
by randomperson
Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anybody Coming to Peru from the US?
Replies: 25
Views: 3780

Re: Anybody Coming to Peru from the US?

sent you yet another pm with my US phone number requesting size and dimensions and asked if it can be delivered prior to my departure date and still no response. I checked my expat forum pm and my email.

Sorry I can't help you.
by randomperson
Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need anything from the US?
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: Need anything from the US?

items arriving from Amazon daily...last chance suitcases filling up fast
by randomperson
Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Marriage documents
Replies: 4
Views: 2418

Re: Marriage documents

There seems to be some confusion regarding the duration of the validity of documents. That a document be emitted within the last 3 months only applies to the Peruvian national. Apostilled gringo documents, on the other hand, have a validity of up to ONE YEAR. This applies to every municipality. Peru...
by randomperson
Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anybody Coming to Peru from the US?
Replies: 25
Views: 3780

Re: Anybody Coming to Peru from the US?

I'm always happy to bring items at no charge when my luggage is well below the permitted weight and I offered to bring the part you requested, at no charge. You inexplicably never responded. I'll think twice before offering to be helpful.
by randomperson
Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anybody Coming to Peru from the US?
Replies: 25
Views: 3780

Re: Anybody Coming to Peru from the US?

Pm'd you my shipping address in California along with a follow up request and no response after a week or more. I don't think this will work out, sorry. Please don't ship anything at this juncture. Communication is key!
by randomperson
Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New visa Overstay Fee and 5 Year Ban
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Re: New visa Overstay Fee and 5 Year Ban

This is a game-changer. For sure looking at other options until I'm old enough to qualify as a rentista-someday. Although I'm married to a Peruvian I haven't done diddly squat to adjust my status in Peru. I just haven't got the time. In the meantime, the Barrio del Sacramento in Uruguay looks good: ...
by randomperson
Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need anything from the US?
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Need anything from the US?

Arriving in Lima November 3rd from San Francisco and for the first time, my suitcases are well under the allotted weight.

I am happy to bring small items at no charge on your wish list-perhaps a hard to find ingredient for Thanksgiving dinner, a book, documents, etc.

PM me, first come, first served.
by randomperson
Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anybody Coming to Peru from the US?
Replies: 25
Views: 3780

Re: Anybody Coming to Peru from the US?

arriving Nov. 3rd from California-pm me
by randomperson
Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Looking for entrepreneurs
Replies: 3
Views: 2160

Re: Looking for entrepreneurs

Clicked on misleading title.

You're fishing for franchisees not entrepreneurs.
by randomperson
Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Locked up Abroad: Peru unique meetup opportunity
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: Locked up Abroad: Peru unique meetup opportunity

If you're not able to join me but wish to donate items that will be personally given to the inmates, Alan has graciously agreed to store them until the second week in November planned visit. Please pm him or me to coordinate drop-offs. Some suggestions of much appreciated items: English language boo...
by randomperson
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Locked up Abroad: Peru unique meetup opportunity
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Locked up Abroad: Peru unique meetup opportunity

Will be visiting either Sarita Colonia or Piedras Gordas penitentiary during the second week of November to distribute creature comforts (playing cards, English language books and magazines, flip flops, etc.) with a charitable organization. If you're interested in joining me, please send a PM as the...
by randomperson
Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mantas, Tapestries , rugs wholesale
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Mantas, Tapestries , rugs wholesale

Try this:

http://media.peru.info/issuu/guiartesanal.pdf

Should have a subsection with textile manufacturers and contact information
by randomperson
Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: US Citizen Marrying a Peruvian
Replies: 15
Views: 9141

Re: US Citizen Marrying a Peruvian

No one seems to have mentioned this detail. While yes, it's much quicker, easier to get married in Peru, any significant time you spend there represents a loss of first world income-assuming you aren't retired. This comes into play when submitting your affidavit of support, your most recent tax retu...
by randomperson
Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: lodging in Peru with fireplace in room oh and bathtubs
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: lodging in Peru with fireplace in room

absolutely fabulous recommendations...thank you! Peru seems to overlook creature comforts in design whether residential or apartments lodging for tourists, i.e. showers and no hot soaking tubs with jets or wood burning fireplaces which would do wonders to counter the pervasive humidity during the wi...
by randomperson
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: lodging in Peru with fireplace in room oh and bathtubs
Replies: 5
Views: 745

lodging in Peru with fireplace in room oh and bathtubs

Can anyone recommend lodging with a real wood-burning fireplace in room? Preferably within a day's drive from Lima. Farther away is ok. Was looking for some rustic, cabin-type accommodation short of camping as I'd rather have a root canal than pitch a tent. However, using Tripadvisor and fireplace a...
by randomperson
Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Are there really any job opportunities for a foreigners?
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Re: Are there really any job opportunities for a foreigners?

Unfortunately if you don't have a 4 yr. degree and a valid teaching credential or an engineering degree you don't have much in the way of options. Peru is a lovely country and easy to fall in love with. However, visiting vs. actually living here are 2 different things. If I'm not mistaken, the Peruv...
by randomperson
Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Divorcing in Peru internationally
Replies: 19
Views: 5353

Re: Divorcing in Peru internationally

OP keep us updated. I believe there are many expats who are similarly situated.
by randomperson
Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Info on the CE
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Info on the CE

So far no one has addressed the "permiso para viajar" once in CE status. I believe there was another forum member who like me, travels back and forth but we both want to eventually obtain citizenship. I, personally am married to a Peruvian and will be going through the CE process in August...
by randomperson
Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Locating a Lima resident by the address
Replies: 13
Views: 1754

Re: Locating a Lima resident by the address

OP keep us posted. This is a very interesting dilemma that would make a great feel good story. Consider that Cafeladeria 4d has a Twitter account. Perhaps a quick mention on their account directing them to this thread could do the trick. https://twitter.com/cafeladeria4d Don't underestimate the powe...
by randomperson
Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Upholstery.
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: Upholstery.

http://www.decorartehogar.com/tapizado- ... a-peru.htm

or you could just Google servicios de tapizado there are tons of upholsterers and probably less expensive than above link- ask to see their work. Hope this helps.
by randomperson
Tue May 26, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I have a carnet AND visitor visa...
Replies: 21
Views: 2809

Re: I have a carnet AND visitor visa...

by waiting period I meant the 2 years being a CE holder prior to being eligible to applying for eventual citizenship (I am married to a Peruvian). I'm curious about the permiso de viajar during the time I have the CE because I will need to divide my time between Peru and USA and don't want to jeopar...
by randomperson
Tue May 26, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I have a carnet AND visitor visa...
Replies: 21
Views: 2809

Re: I have a carnet AND visitor visa...

Does anyone know under what circumstances a "permiso para viajar" is given? I too plan to apply for CE this summer but during the 2 year waiting period will need to travel back to the US regularly. My question is not about the length of stay but the permiso itself.
by randomperson
Fri May 22, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What makes a good land boundary?
Replies: 18
Views: 2462

Re: What makes a good land boundary?

land mines, high voltage fence and wi-fi enabled surveillance cameras to notify you when marauders arrive to build and usurp the property so you can watch it unfold in real time on your smart phone
by randomperson
Fri May 22, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Divorcing in Peru internationally
Replies: 19
Views: 5353

Re: Divorcing in Peru internationally

And what about "Conducta deshonrosa"? If the divorce takes place in the USA, most but not all states have no-fault divorce so even if your spouse is the most evil and dishonorable degenerate, the court couldn't care less so it falls in the catch-all irreconcilable differences department. ...
by randomperson
Wed May 20, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Divorcing in Peru internationally
Replies: 19
Views: 5353

Re: Divorcing in Peru internationally

Ojo: the determination of the duration of the marriage is key to determining division of assets. A foreign citizen can use exit (departure) records maintained by Control Migratiorio in Peru as legal proof to determine the date of the end of the marriage, even if the filing is done much later. This c...
by randomperson
Tue May 12, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Divorcing in Peru internationally
Replies: 19
Views: 5353

Re: Divorcing in Peru internationally

Source: I'm a jailhouse lawyer and have vast personal experience marrying and divorcing Peruvians :lol: Off topic: Then you must be the reincarnation of Phil or the Big bold Biker... :shock: Channeling Phil Hendrie? You bet. That, and a good sense of humor plus the patience of Job and resilience is...
by randomperson
Tue May 12, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Divorcing in Peru internationally
Replies: 19
Views: 5353

Re: Divorcing in Peru internationally

Divorce must usually be requested in the country where your last common domicile has been. Did you check if this requirement applies in your case? This gentleman resides in Texas, effectively establishing residency and the country and county that has jurisdiction over the dissolution, provided he i...
by randomperson
Wed May 06, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interpol
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Re: Interpol

I think it would be unwise to plan on same day service for anything in Peru involving a tramite, although you could be pleasantly surprised. Give yourself some wiggle-room just in case.
by randomperson
Wed May 06, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Divorcing in Peru internationally
Replies: 19
Views: 5353

Re: Divorcing in Peru internationally

I sent you a PM. I understand that if divorce occurs in USA, you must get it apostilled by your Texas Secretary of State, get it translated into Spanish by an official translator (in Peru). That document must then be submitted to the Poder Judicial before it can be taken to RENIEC so that your Peruv...
by randomperson
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Format for Apostille and Social Security Statement
Replies: 11
Views: 2148

Re: Format for Apostille and Social Security Statement

For any matters regarding Social Security, as per their own website, do not use a third party apostille service. The State Department is the only entity that can apostille federal documents. Beware of previous post offering to "help". Documents issued within states can always be apostilled...
by randomperson
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Format for Apostille and Social Security Statement
Replies: 11
Views: 2148

Re: Format for Apostille and Social Security Statement

When I replied I thought this was to qualify for the Peruvian rentista visa. I misunderstood. What exactly are you trying to accomplish, i.e. to whom do you need to submit the document and for what purpose?
by randomperson
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: CHECKMATE
Replies: 2
Views: 1308

Re: CHECKMATE

I too saw this today on the front page of Reddit. The comments put things in perspective:

http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comme ... ileaks_to/
by randomperson
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Format for Apostille and Social Security Statement
Replies: 11
Views: 2148

Re: Format for Apostille and Social Security Statement

In order for a document to be apostilled, it must have the signature of a representative official so I'm not sure how a downloaded pdf printout would work for that purpose. What is the title of the document you have? The Social Security website with this information is up to date. I'm surprised you ...
by randomperson
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Format for Apostille and Social Security Statement
Replies: 11
Views: 2148

Re: Format for Apostille and Social Security Statement

The document must be specifically the one titled Benefits and Income Verification Letter and the title of the person who signed it must be Office Manager of the local Social Security branch where it was obtained.

If you need any additional help, feel free to PM me.
by randomperson
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Format for Apostille and Social Security Statement
Replies: 11
Views: 2148

Re: Format for Apostille and Social Security Statement

Yes, you send it to the Dept. of State for authentication. Make sure you have the correct statement as there are two types: http://blog.apostille.us/social-security-administration-ssa-benefits-and-income-verification-letter/ then you submit it with this form: http://www.state.gov/documents/organizat...
by randomperson
Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: US Secret Service, Jiron Azangaro, and a university degree
Replies: 9
Views: 6104

Re: US Secret Service, Jiron Azangaro, and a university degree

Ironchef props to you for recognizing the sarcasm as it was intended. I hope vicmanu took the stereotypes in stride. I was stunned by his extraordinary response to the lovely old disappearing homes of Lima thread. He put quite a bit of effort on that post and I have nothing but respect for him. He n...
by randomperson
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: US Secret Service, Jiron Azangaro, and a university degree
Replies: 9
Views: 6104

Re: US Secret Service, Jiron Azangaro, and a university degree

a Jim Bob is a stupid lecherous American +50 yrs old who found love in the jungle with a 17 yrs old girl whilst his name is on Interpol that is Jim Bob in a nutshell. He has yellow teeth a social security pension and hides from his obligations in his home country. Average Jim Bob prob has COPD, owes...
by randomperson
Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: US Secret Service, Jiron Azangaro, and a university degree
Replies: 9
Views: 6104

Re: US Secret Service, Jiron Azangaro, and a university degree

incendiary topic

Jim Bob is a fictional character, btw a gringo with financial means probably a rentista who's getting taken for a ride by his Peruvian girlfriend or wife. We all know a Jim Bob.

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