jhand8pp4 wrote:In January I went to the provincial office of Migraciones here in Tacna for my exoneration of tasa as a rentista. The officer told me that I had to handle it online. She entered my information into the computer for the central office to send me a password to handle it online. I went back to my apartment and noticed that the central office had sent me the password. When I tried to handle the exoneration online, the message was that I could not and that I should go back to the local Migraciones office.
Yes, what she told you was bogus because rentistas
were not one of the categories allowed to do it online.
jhand8pp4 wrote:When I went back to the provincial office she shook her head and pulled out her copy of some regulations that were published in November of 2015. According to what she showed me, since my income as a rentista was more than $1,000.00 per month, then I was not eligible for exoneration and had to pay the $20.00 tasa.
That is even more absurd. Rentistas
are and always have been exempt as a matter of the law that created the rentista
category. Your income is irrelevant. The part of the regulations that places an upper limit on income is for another category of resident: inmigrante
jhand8pp4 wrote:In the provincial Migraciones office I read the regulations that the officer had shown me and the rentista visa was no longer listed as a type of visa where the payment of the tasa was exonerated. I am not bothered by it because it is much easier to pay the $20.00 than provide all the documentation they required to prove that I still qualified for my rentista visa.
Perhaps this is what you read.Exoneración del Pago de la Tasa Anual de Extranjería
The part "listing" the rentista
category is the same as it always has been; namely the following.
Para el resto de supuestos de exoneración de la Tasa Anual de Extranjería, el administrado presentará la documentación idónea que acredite estar dentro del alcance de los mismos.
The appropriate documentation required by this to qualify for the exemption
as a rentista
is nothing but having a CE as a rentista
. You don't have to present documentation to prove you still qualify as a rentista
Well, losing $20 is not an enormous loss. It is certainly not worth taking a trip to Lima to avoid the ignorant local official. But next year you should know that nothing is necessary anymore. Unless, of course, by next year they change the rules again.