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by Wiracocha
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 2589

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

G'day Adrian, As of this week my Aussie Navy pension arrives in Soles to my Interbank account....mission accomplished. To top it all off, Interbank did not hit me with an International transfer cost(as was the case with Scotiabank)...which Interbank originally said could be approx' 75 Soles. The onl...
by Wiracocha
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Does Peru store you entry and exit details on computer?
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: Does Peru store you entry and exit details on computer?

@Alchemizt....Once you have exceeded your tourist visa days, you are technically illegal. If you are detected at any check point and Migraciones are informed, they will give you 15 days to leave the country normally.It can vary. Now, not having your passport as a means of indentification is another ...
by Wiracocha
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail
Replies: 11
Views: 1454

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

here is a copy of my previous...somethings not relevant to your query, but others are: I have quite some experience with Migraciones, after many months to get my carnet and their laws, not all of which are apparent until you run up against them(the laws). Firstly, somewhere back on this site, 2018,t...
by Wiracocha
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail
Replies: 11
Views: 1454

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

G'day Beep beep. It is 7 postings under this one, with the topic I wrote. If you cannot see it, I can't explain that. :-)
Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail
Replies: 11
Views: 1454

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

Please read previous posting here "New Immigration Law" Feb 28. That may help you.
Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Immigration Law
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: New Immigration Law

Will re-do my post. G'day Donadpree, I have quite some experience with Migraciones, after many months to get my carnet and their laws, not all of which are apparent until you run up against them(the laws). Firstly, somewhere back on this site, 2018,there were postings about Americans being limited t...
by Wiracocha
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Immigration Law
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: New Immigration Law

Hi Alan,
I followed your instructions, but below the dialogue box there is only 3 buttons...Save Draft, Preview & Submit.

I know I definitely clicked on Save Draft intially. :-(

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by Wiracocha
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Immigration Law
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: New Immigration Law

Help...Adrian or Allan...I was writing a long answer to this post, saved it to DRAFT, and now don't know how to re-open it to continue.
Advice please.
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by Wiracocha
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: WILLS
Replies: 3
Views: 1283

Re: WILLS

Thanks Adrian,

After reading your advice/comments, I think I won't bother to get wills made...seems the law automatically gives to the spouse.
Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: WILLS
Replies: 3
Views: 1283

WILLS

G'day all, My next query,"after getting my feet under the table" here in Peru is:- How necessary is it for a married couple to make their "wills", for assets and financials ,here in Peru I have heard that bank accounts' monies automatically go to the survivor of the couple, in ei...
by Wiracocha
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 2589

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

G'day again Adrian, In conclusion of all this....today I consulted with the local Interbank manager, and was told they will accept my pension,in Soles, direct from the RBA in Aussie., so I will open an account with them soon and set up the transfer details with my pension contact at the DVA. I will ...
by Wiracocha
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 2589

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

G'day Adrian, My Aussie money transfer company (WorldFirst) can only send in US dollars to here, they said cannot do in Soles, when I asked some time ago. So will have to try with my pension from the RBA...direct from them to Scotia. The one thing that worries me is that I pushed Scotiabank Peru, ba...
by Wiracocha
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 2589

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

Thank you Adrian. I am aware of the interbanking code & SWIFT details etc, as that is how my pension comes now, and also other transfers by my transfer company in Aussie. I will give it a try in Soles and open a separate account for that and not tell Scotiabank my reason. I will then advise my A...
by Wiracocha
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 2589

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

G'day Adrian, I need to explain a bit more. My navy service pension is generated by the Dept.of Veteran Affairs in Australia, and they pass onto the RBA (Reserve Bank of Aust') who then send military pensions to all Vets living overseas. The RBA is not my bank....it is the official government bank o...
by Wiracocha
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 2589

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

Thanks Adrian, My main focus/conern is on question 2,please. I am not talking about money transfer companies, I need to know about Aussie bank direct to Interbank, in Soles, and IF they will accept direct transfer in Soles. I have done my best to layout my quieries, but can re-word if needed. Cheers...
by Wiracocha
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 2589

Interbank charges/fees.

G'day all, For anyone who has an INTERBANK account here, could you please advise me on my queries,please? 1) If you receive international money transfers, what fees do they charge? I mean, is it a set charge or a percentage of the amount received? (For example, Scotiabank Peru has a set charge of $2...
by Wiracocha
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Long distance relationship
Replies: 11
Views: 1571

Re: Long distance relationship

G'day Katie,
From which country do you intend to fly to Lima?,
Then maybe I can offer some advice on flying cost.
Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !
Replies: 11
Views: 1916

Re: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !

G'day Dutchy, I understood that with Peru and China making a FTA (Free Trade Agreement) some time back, that this eliminated import duties here on Chinese products. And , yes, they will sell at a loss for as almost as long as it takes to destroy almost all local makers....that's their tactic, and th...
by Wiracocha
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !
Replies: 11
Views: 1916

Re: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !

G'day all, Separately from crops/agriculture and the Chinese....my other posts have warned to beware of the "Trojan Horse"concept, relating to funding and equipment given to Peru from China. Okay, I want to sound the alarm bell AGAIN, about Peru's textile industry and the Chinese stealth t...
by Wiracocha
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet
Replies: 12
Views: 2081

Re: Carnet

Further to my last post....internet shows the following visas for Peru. Resident worker visa Student visa Catholic religious visa Non-Catholic religious visa Independent investor visa Independent professional visa Rentista visa (a form of retirement visa, or for foreigners with a permanent income wh...
by Wiracocha
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet
Replies: 12
Views: 2081

Re: Carnet

G'day Kooku, To simplify : Rentista visa/carnet is for fully retired people who receive an pension from their homeland.You cannot work.It does not have to be renewed every year. Marriage visa/carnet : if you are married to a Peruvian. You have to renew each year with new proof of marriage. Residente...
by Wiracocha
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet
Replies: 12
Views: 2081

Re: Carnet

G'day Beep beep,
I kinda covered that aspect in my Feb 2 posting if you read all....no worries, mate!! :)

Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet
Replies: 12
Views: 2081

Re: Carnet

Hello Beep-beep, "You, Wiracocha, have a rentisra visa. Completely different from a carnet" Interesting comment... I am happy to learn. I wonder why my collection document had these words..."Para recoger su Carné de Extranjería", and on my carnet (ID card) it says "Calidad M...
by Wiracocha
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet
Replies: 12
Views: 2081

Re: Carnet

G'day Gordi, ( interesting handle!!) As extra info, please see my other posts on the "30 day turn around limit"(which never happens), and what you may do IF it's greatly overdue, maybe with the help of a legal eagle. In the current climate, you may expect 2-3+ months, mainly because of the...
by Wiracocha
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT
Replies: 11
Views: 2264

Re: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT

Thank you, Al-Pal. !! :D
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by Wiracocha
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT
Replies: 11
Views: 2264

Re: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT

Thanks for all the various advice, troops. :D

As per my original request, could someone with experience please make a list of what is wise to have in an overnight bag, for quick escape? Water etc etc.

Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 30 day limit for carnet applications
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: 30 day limit for carnet applications

G'day all, In conclusion...I am very happy to say that I received my carnet today, no problems. Rentista status and also an appropriate stamp in my Aussie passport, as a Residente. :D For Jumpinjack flash....my carnet card needs to be renewed every 4 years...same principle as a DNI, but shorter peri...
by Wiracocha
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 30 day limit for carnet applications
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: 30 day limit for carnet applications

G'day Jumpinjack (-flash !!) Perhaps I sould have also mentioned that my carnet will be on a Rentista Visa basis. Info I have says: Rentista Visa:- "Consequently, it is easy to understand why foreigners who hold a rentista visa may benefit from various advantages. As for the duration of this mi...
by Wiracocha
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT
Replies: 11
Views: 2264

Re: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT

Thanks Windy, Sounds logical. We, the missus & I, live in a rental apartment, ground floor, so a huge tank is not an option...we are on direct connection....but a couple of large San Mateo's would be good. However, we did buy a rather large plastic bin type container, size of a big round rubbish...
by Wiracocha
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 30 day limit for carnet applications
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: 30 day limit for carnet applications

A little progress report....as at Friday 25th. After the normal 15 days wait, Migraciones responded and I am due to go in and pick up my carnet on this Monday. I will not get too excited just yet, until I have it in my hand....just in case the buggers put another stone in my way. I am curious to fin...
by Wiracocha
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT
Replies: 11
Views: 2264

Re: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT

G'day Gerard, Thanks for that info. I have had a look at both and seems pretty logical what they say. I will keep that in mind if some others don't give me the benefit of their preparation(s) list(s). Talking to my wife's Peruvian family, it seems like not many people worry about this preparation......
by Wiracocha
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT
Replies: 11
Views: 2264

EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT

G'day all, Could someone please give me a list of vital things/products, to include in an overnight bag, to act as a short term survival kit for my wife & I ?....in case of home evaculation due to a major shake? Being an ol' Boy Scout from years past...Be Prepared ! ...comes to mind. Thanks in a...
by Wiracocha
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?
Replies: 120
Views: 21519

Re: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?

Having read most of the posts on this touchy subject, I must put my 2 bob's worth in and say that there are so many spelling mistakes and incorrect grammar, that is makes me wonder where some of the posters gained their education.No names,no shame. :roll: American English, or just learners(who may b...
by Wiracocha
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 30 day limit for carnet applications
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

30 day limit for carnet applications

G'day all, For anyone making application for carnets...marriage or foreign resident etc. Just to further explain the heading for this topic...... When Migraciones mark your application receipt document 30 DAYS, it simply means that they have 30 working days to respond to your application....assumimg...
by Wiracocha
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Pisco and India
Replies: 23
Views: 2566

Re: Peruvian Pisco and India

G'day Alan,

No problem for me ...I now live in Lima. :-)

Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Pisco and India
Replies: 23
Views: 2566

Re: Peruvian Pisco and India

G'day Alan, Oddly enough, that regulation was instigated (from memory) by the Australian DFAT ( Dept'of Foreign Affairs & Trade) in Santiago a few years back. So that was beaut....right in the face of Chile, huh?!! Chile exporters were not happy....bad luck !! The pricing in Australia...well, ha...
by Wiracocha
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !
Replies: 11
Views: 1916

Re: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !

G'day Alan, Would this possibly be because China is buying a lot more produce, since the Free Trade Agreement? China is very,very clever. I know from how things are in Australia nowadays.( before I left to live here in Peru) The Chinese strategy seems to be to buy up big for a year or three, get som...
by Wiracocha
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Pisco and India
Replies: 23
Views: 2566

Re: Peruvian Pisco and India

G'day Windy, You said..."3º This 2019 India has recognize Pisco as peruvian, but goes further. It is not allowed for Chileans to sell their replica with the name Pisco ...." Just as a side note, Australia did the same thing a few years ago. I think that Aussie Customs Agents will seize any...
by Wiracocha
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Warning to Expat = Venezuelans
Replies: 53
Views: 9990

Re: Warning to Expat = Venezuelans

G'day all, The time seems right to close the borders now. As my dad once said to me "learn from the mistakes of other, as you don't live long enough to make them all yourself". So, Peru government ( and goodie two shoes people) have a look at Europe....Germany, France etc where they accept...
by Wiracocha
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Redefining the KILOGRAM
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Redefining the KILOGRAM

Having read the info in the link provided...I think this is just a storm in a tea cup!! When most market scales in Peru are not subject to a "weight & measures" standard & approved testing, who will know/notice? No bugger!!
Next !

Happy New Year all. :-)
W
by Wiracocha
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best Antique and Classic Cars Collection in Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 1263

Re: Best Antique and Classic Cars Collection in Peru

G'day Windy, Had a look at your video...WOW!!...I have never ever seen such a beaut collection of restored cars in my life. The antique cars are a marvel...the restoration process would certainly be expensive,extensive and a labour of love !! Would be kinda interesting to know where they purchased t...
by Wiracocha
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Price Boom is Over !!!
Replies: 23
Views: 4091

Re: The Price Boom is Over !!!

G'day all, Does anyone think that maybe, just maybe , the high housing prices have been caused by us lot coming to Peru and paying over-the-top prices in the first place? I think we all know/suspect that prices rise on sight of a gringo !! The achievement of the initial inflated prices gave sellers/...
by Wiracocha
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Favorite Paneton
Replies: 7
Views: 1747

Re: Favorite Paneton

On the same note as Jimmy, about Christmas cakes....what about the traditional gringo type English/Australian/American fruit cakes with icing.

Does anyone know if and where they maybe imported & sold in Lima ?
Oh yes, and plum puddings also ???

Not a big fan of panetone. :-(...yet!!

Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does this make any sense?
Replies: 12
Views: 2166

Re: Does this make any sense?

G'day Woodchuck, I am with Scotiabank Peru for 3 months now. So I will tell you that they ALSO charge to receive international transfers. Their standard charge is $24.00 for any amount. I have heavily debated that with them, as it comes out of my transferred Aussie navy pension( by the Aussie govern...
by Wiracocha
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does this make any sense?
Replies: 12
Views: 2166

Re: Does this make any sense?

G'day all, I notice that Woodchuck said that was using $'s...I assume US dollars. A little off topic, but in the theme of BCP, it was my experience, in the latter part of last year, that BCP's ATMs stopped issuing withdrawals in US$'s...only to be in Soles. No-one could give me a logical answer...ju...
by Wiracocha
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ALERT ABOUT CELL PHONE SCAM
Replies: 0
Views: 1227

ALERT ABOUT CELL PHONE SCAM

G'day all, Please be alert to any received calls on your mobile from 015 or 013 number prefixes. To cut a long story short, IF you answer these calls, there can be no voice and connection cuts in 3-5 seconds. I t is clever SCAM....DO NOT answer, or, just reject the call. My experience was that the t...
by Wiracocha
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Warning to Expat = Venezuelans
Replies: 53
Views: 9990

Re: Warning to Expat = Venezuelans

"Charity begins at home".....look what refugees did to Germany and France!!

W.
by Wiracocha
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: MOVISTAR
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

MOVISTAR

G'day all, I have a question I would like to ask of other users of Movistar for their cell phone. I receive constant advertisements about deals, offers etc etc, in which I have no interest or need. They even arrive at some unGodly hours of the night/morning . I only use my phone as a phone...nothing...
by Wiracocha
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: SERPOST CHARGES
Replies: 7
Views: 2289

Re: SERPOST CHARGES

G'day Flying Dutchman, Don't think it was EMS, as I opted for Economica avion rate, after I was given a choice. Express was something like S/20.00 per card....that was probably EMS. Sending has not been an issue for me, except for the bloody prices !! Receiving is another story ....received a letter...
by Wiracocha
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: SERPOST CHARGES
Replies: 7
Views: 2289

SERPOST CHARGES

G'day all, I am just wondering why Serpost charges so much for international mail. I just posted 10 Christmas cards(small & light) to folks back home in Australia. Crikey !! What an experience. Firstly, the lady inspected all contents of each one and weighed..can handle that precaution and proce...

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