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by fanning
Thu May 07, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17798

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

expatPERU.com Jesus...teamoperu...Baltimore, Texas and Toronto. Your geography teacher should have a serious word with you. :| Don't you get his point ? Surely he tries to say that not only in Peru bad things happen. And in the places he mentions even you would probably feel safe in public. So if y...
by fanning
Thu May 07, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Trios with Movistar vs. Claro??
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Re: Trios with Movistar vs. Claro??

I have it the other way around, currently I have Claro with 8MB, a 500 MB Movil Internet dongle, 39 HD channels, 1 HD deco, and 2 standard, and 500 minute calls for S/. 220 a month, and now Telefonica is calling me to switch to them , offering 15 MB Internet, 4 decos ( they didn't specify if they ar...
by fanning
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coming through customs--probably a dumb question
Replies: 8
Views: 1280

Re: Coming through customs--probably a dumb question

And look this forum for its many topics about the paperwork you should take with you to get married, and then later on get your residency.
by fanning
Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lanpass and Lifemiles
Replies: 1
Views: 713

Lanpass and Lifemiles

Just wondering, How many of you are saving Lifemiles or Lanpass kilometers ? Through BCP lanpass kilometers and GNB/BBVB Continental Lifemiles we have travelled the last couple of years to many destinations in Peru, and South/Central America for free. We traveled for free to Talara (Mancora), Tarapo...
by fanning
Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Opening bank account as Swedish national
Replies: 10
Views: 1905

Re: Opening bank account as Swedish national

The easiest would be, as you already suggest, to open a bank account in your wifes name. The debit card she will get, can also be used by you, when you are in Peru, as debit cards are 'anonymous', they don't have any name printed on them, you pay just using the PIN code, without need of identificati...
by fanning
Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Leaving Peru with a CE rentista
Replies: 7
Views: 937

Re: Leaving Peru with a CE rentista

To be able to leave with only his passport he'll need the TAM with the entry stamp on it which he had given in to DIGEMIN when they issued his CE. To simply download, print and fill it in is not enough. As you say, the TAM he handed already in to Digemin when he got his CE. So while in Peru as a re...
by fanning
Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Leaving Peru with a CE rentista
Replies: 7
Views: 937

Re: Leaving Peru with a CE rentista

You leave with your Dutch passport, as you are only Dutch. You leave with a new TAM https://www.migraciones.gob.pe/index.php/obtenga-su-tam and you need your CE only to show on your return trip so they won't bother you with the return trip requirement, and the moment you pass immigration in Lima, yo...
by fanning
Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travel Insurance, valid in Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 1438

Re: Travel Insurance, valid in Europe

Be carefull with Dutch travelinsurance. They usually only apply for people actually residing in Holland. ( Because basically the travelinsurance won't have to cover medical costs, as your standard Dutch insurance would cover that ) But in the case of a Dutch expat, a standard Dutch travelinsurance i...
by fanning
Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travel Insurance, valid in Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 1438

Re: Travel Insurance, valid in Europe

If you have a Platinum or Signature credit card, it has travel insurance included. My Signature card even gives the Schengen travel insurance voucher, which is necessary if you travel as a non-EU tourist to Europe.
by fanning
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Touring Club Driving Test Centre Open on Saturdays?
Replies: 14
Views: 3637

Re: Touring Club Driving Test Centre Open on Saturdays?

Well according to that website you can only use a foreign license if it is of 'your country' So reading that, it wouldn't apply to you, as Peru isn't 'your country' it doesn't state that it applies to being a resident of the country you hold the license, but it basically states you must be a citizen...
by fanning
Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Touring Club Driving Test Centre Open on Saturdays?
Replies: 14
Views: 3637

Re: Touring Club Driving Test Centre Open on Saturdays?

I don't hold a UK driving licence. If I was to have a Peruvian driving licence I would be allowed to drive in Ireland on that for up to 12 months, then after that I would need to take a driving test in Ireland. https://www.ndls.ie/holders-of-foreign-licences.html#holders-of-driving-licences-from-ot...
by fanning
Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visa Familiar question
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Visa Familiar question

Have a look at https://www.migraciones.gob.pe/documentos/normalegal_13.pdf ( DL 1043 , art 1.u ) There the definition of a 'Familiar Residente' is explained. a familiar residente is a 'dependiente' of the Peruvian relative. An adult foreigner cannot be a dependiente of a minor Peruvian child. Also t...
by fanning
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visa Familiar question
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Visa Familiar question

From a migracion point of view, the moment you are divorced, you lost your right to be a resident. You should do the paperwork to cancel you residency based on marriage. Then when you remarry, you can do the whole process again, with the paperwork of your new marriage. There was a case about just th...
by fanning
Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visa Familiar question
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Visa Familiar question

If the child is an adult they can support your family visa, otherwise NOT. The reason behind this is that the Peruvian has to sign a document to guarantee financially and moraly the application of the foreigner. Minors cannot sign those documents. If you remarry a Peruvian, but don't do the paperwor...
by fanning
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Real Estate License required in Peru?
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Real Estate License required in Peru?

I am pretty sure that yes you need one. It is some course or certificate you must get to be allowed to bill for corretaje. Have a look at http://www.utp.edu.pe/agente-inmobiliario/
by fanning
Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Passport photos
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Passport photos

It was again time to renew the Dutch passport of one of my kids, and as usual we went to 'Bonny foto' in Angamos, because it was recommended by the embassy for some time, and the photo requirements for the biometric passports are many times unknown to the simpler photo shops, so the embassy recommen...
by fanning
Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Spanish Consulate in Lima refusing to issue a Schengen Visa!
Replies: 12
Views: 2357

Re: Spanish Consulate in Lima refusing to issue a Schengen Visa!

Sorry to hear. The law you quote doesn't really seem to do with your situation. The law you quote seems to apply to spouses of EU citizens who live in that EU country with a valid residence card are exempt from further visa requirements to visit other EU countries. In your case the embassy doesn't e...
by fanning
Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cell Phones
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: Cell Phones

With Claro at least you get normally a 'convertable' chip, which basically is a nanochip, with on the plastic where the chip is located has two shapes which allows you to change it to a micro-sim or a standard sim.
So they are for any cell phone. I suppose Movistar has something similar.
by fanning
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to buy electronic components here in lima?
Replies: 5
Views: 2481

Re: Where to buy electronic components here in lima?

Close to Miraflores - The shop is called 'Electronica' in Jirón Dante 708, Surquillo. Thats like 2 blocks to the right from the Via Expresa into Av Angamos going east. - Also many shops around Calle Central and Petit Thouars. It is where in Av Arequipa there is a grifo. They are also specialized in ...
by fanning
Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: BBQ Grill and Charcoal
Replies: 13
Views: 2302

Re: BBQ Grill and Charcoal

You could check out Makro, which is closer to Barranco
by fanning
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expedición de Pasaportes Nuevos Formulario F-001
Replies: 1
Views: 901

Re: Expedición de Pasaportes Nuevos Formulario F-001

You get that there. It also tells you in the website. (Formulario F-001 (Gratuito). Es generado por el Sistema de Migraciones en la ventanilla de atención.) Just the payment, original and copy of the DNI, both of the kid as of the parent. ( I think they only ask for the DNI of the parent that accomp...
by fanning
Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Reasonable health insurance?
Replies: 19
Views: 3299

Re: Reasonable health insurance?

I did have health insurance when i first arrived in Peru through the wifes job when i had to have my appendix removed. Which cost $22'000 and was covered by the insurance. To prevent fraud you still have to pay a small percent of that in cash which was around $4000 i think. Some years ago we didn't...
by fanning
Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Reasonable health insurance?
Replies: 19
Views: 3299

Re: Reasonable health insurance?

Well, didn't I just quote some rates ??? What more you expect from a forum ? If you want an exact rate just call one of the insurance companies, or private clinics.
by fanning
Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Reasonable health insurance?
Replies: 19
Views: 3299

Re: Reasonable health insurance?

SIS is even less coverage than EsSalud. It really is for people with very low income in Peru. In the microempresa you can be insured through SIS. You could insure yourself though for example Maison de Santé. Their lowest plan ( with less coverage an only in one of their clinics ) costs S/. 49 a mont...
by fanning
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corn Syrup and Vanilla for Baking
Replies: 10
Views: 1651

Re: Corn Syrup and Vanilla for Baking

Isn't jarabe de goma (to make pisco sour) not similar ? And vanille extract you can buy in any bodega for 1 sol.
by fanning
Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru: Cost of Living 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3023

Re: Peru: Cost of Living 2015

It is not the time of oranges now. In Makro I pay now s/.32 for 15kg while in july it is around s/14.50 Better buy mangos now. They are cheap and wayyy nicer than in Europe. Personally I like Haden they are sweet and juicy. In Peru we live the good life. ( i am writing now in my hammock overseeing t...
by fanning
Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Car Insurance needed
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Car Insurance needed

Use a broker, they can negotiate for you with the insurance company. We use Marce y Asociados ( http://www.marceperu.com/ ) With renovation they standard ask the primas of the other insurance companies, and basically make sure that your current company ( even if they quoted higher than the rest ) ma...
by fanning
Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: me robó
Replies: 5
Views: 1433

Re: me robó

You should take a look at their 'tasas y tarifas'. I don't know what amount you where sending, but an international bank transfer can easily go up to US$ 30 - US$ 85 per transaction. If the amounts are high, these costs are negligible, but if you transfer for example EUR 500, percentage-wise this wi...
by fanning
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Frozen Food Aisle
Replies: 40
Views: 4047

Re: The Frozen Food Aisle

A Cuenta Sueldo is just a bank account in which your salary is deposited. Most banks give extras like discounts in restaurants. If you also have your CTS deposited in the same bank, they give more discounts. For example with BCP I get 50% discount in the following restaurants: Olive, Hornero, Caplin...
by fanning
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Frozen Food Aisle
Replies: 40
Views: 4047

Re: The Frozen Food Aisle

When we don't feel like to cook, we order delivery ( Papa Johns or Pardos Chicken ) or go out to eat in a restaurant ( Using our Cuenta Sueldo for 50% discount ). I think many Peruvians who make around S/. 1000 will never buy frozen food as it is too expensive. They cook at home and take it in a tup...
by fanning
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Living the Good Life in Peru 4
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: Living the Good Life in Peru 4

We are now living the good live in Arequipa on a short long weekend holiday using our Lanpass km. Tommorrow we go to the club internacional to enjoy the pool. Today was a sunny day in Arequipa. And in three weeks we celebrate the last weekend of the holiday of the children in Mancora, Pocitos for an...
by fanning
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Private English Lessons - where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 2121

Re: Private English Lessons - where to start?

Starting from 2015, only Recibo por Honorarios ELECTRONICOS are allowed. That will make it more difficult to 'buy' them. Offcourse this rule has been implemented specifically to avoid this kind of abuse of the system !
by fanning
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mortgage as rentista?
Replies: 30
Views: 6520

Re: Mortgage as rentista?

Wouldn't be the reason not to give a mortgage as that in case you don't pay anymore, the bank cannot embargo your income, as it comes from abroad. If you have Peruvian income the bank has at least the guarantee that in case you don't pay they can force the employer to pay directly to the bank. If yo...
by fanning
Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Reasonable apts. in Miraflores?
Replies: 10
Views: 1309

Re: Reasonable apts. in Miraflores?

We have rooms for that price (S/.600 - 700 ). Just 2 blocks from Larcomar. My sister in law handles those rooms, contact her on [email protected]. I don't know if there are now available, but you could give it a try.
by fanning
Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Obtaining Residence Visa w/criminal record
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: Obtaining Residence Visa w/criminal record

Have you seen programs like 'Border security Australia' or Canada. In those programs you see from time to time a tourist with a criminal record, who usually cannot even get into the country as a tourist. In Peru they don't have these checks for tourists ( well maybe if you are on an Interpol list or...
by fanning
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why no receipts?
Replies: 17
Views: 1406

Re: Why no receipts?

And small restaurants which are in the 'RUS' regimen pay a fixed amount of S/. 20 - S/. 50 a month. Depending on their sales. So unless they are about to pass a level of around S/. 40.000 a month, for these companies it shouldn't matter to much how many boletas they write. It is culturally motivated...
by fanning
Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why no receipts?
Replies: 17
Views: 1406

Re: Why no receipts?

5%
by fanning
Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Baptist
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: Baptist

We go to 'Camino de Vida' in Miraflores, right in front of Larcomar, but the entrance is in the street on the other side of the building in Diego Ferre. ( just a 2 minute walk from our house )
And we used to go to 'Vida Nueva' in La Molina, they also have one in Chacarillas, and in Valle Hermoso.
by fanning
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Marriage Process Follow Up
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Marriage Process Follow Up

Why don't you make your fiancee go to the municipalidad and get the requirements on paper, and talk with a person there. They will give you the exact requirements as these seem to vary from municipio to municipio. You probably would need to get the papers legalized or apostilled, and officially tran...
by fanning
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: CSI Peruvian style
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Re: CSI Peruvian style

I read once that they do that so the body doesn't sustain more damage during transport. There was case where they transported in a more civilized way ( in a coffin ), and then the defense tried to use that against them, because supposedly the transport caused the wounds found on the victim.
by fanning
Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: IDIOTS GUIDE
Replies: 32
Views: 5360

Re: IDIOTS GUIDE

And anyway the requirements for getting a CE and getting married are pretty similar, paper-wise .. Just get the papers with the stamps and translations they ask for. It is pretty straightforward. And you seem to be English, so the translations are also easier to be done, than from a language like Du...
by fanning
Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: IDIOTS GUIDE
Replies: 32
Views: 5360

Re: IDIOTS GUIDE

Do they use sterile equipment in Peru ? They just use a standard sterile needle which they put in your vain. You move your arm a bit so when your blood starts dripping, it falls in a small testtube, which they will test for Aids. The needle is disposed of. In our case it was done in a municipal cli...
by fanning
Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buddhist Temples ---
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Re: Buddhist Temples ---

In our hotel we had once a guest who I suspect was Buddhist. When he started making a ritual fire in his room, and the hours long monotonic prayer music came from his room bothering the other guests, we had to cancel his future reservations. So the temple in our hotel is since then closed..
by fanning
Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Driving Licence
Replies: 10
Views: 1454

Re: Driving Licence

My Dutch license expired some years ago, while living in Peru. As it is very costly to get a driving license in Holland I renovated it without problems. Normally in Holland you do that in your municipality but when you live abroad it is directly with the ministry ( RDW ). It states I live in Peru, s...
by fanning
Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How do you change a computer to English, bought here ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1308

Re: How do you change a computer to English, bought here ?

In the end there is only a code in the package. You must download the software from their website.
The pricing in Peru is many times a bit cheaper than in US or Europe. For example Spotify costs S/. 16.90 a month, while in Europe it costs EUR 10, and it is the same product.
by fanning
Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How do you change a computer to English, bought here ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1308

Re: How do you change a computer to English, bought here ?

I use the Office 365 for 2 years now ( as a home user ). The moment you download your version you get the option in what language you download it. Now you get 1TB of Onedrive on each of the 5 accounts you can create. Now my kid goes to highschool, so he got a PC for christmas, on which another versi...
by fanning
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Studies Certificate Required to Obtain a Driving Licence!
Replies: 15
Views: 2044

Re: Studies Certificate Required to Obtain a Driving Licence!

It would obviously have to be a declaracion jurada in which you state you have completed highschool ( secundaria ). Use the correct format, something like DECLARACIÓN JURADA DE HABER CUMPLIDO SECUNDARIA Yo,………………………………………………………………………………., identificado (a) con CE Nº……………………………… y con domicilio en…………...
by fanning
Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Studies Certificate Required to Obtain a Driving Licence!
Replies: 15
Views: 2044

Re: Studies Certificate Required to Obtain a Driving Licence!

Do you have anything higher than highschool education ? The requirement is that you have AT LEAST highschool, so if you could show anything higher than that, wouldn't that be enough ? So proof that you have some degree in anything. On the webiste of Reniec it shows that Peruvians can give a 'Declara...

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