asp wrote:There is no legal basis to enforce it at this time. The Reglamento for DL 1236 is yet to be published. The law will not come into effect until 90 days after the Reglamento is published.
Polaron wrote:The person in question was a US person.
Polaron wrote:The person in question was a US person.
jumpinjack wrote:Polaron wrote:The person in question was a US person.
Irregulars, lol. Great term. Wonder if that will catch on elsewhere.
We are not law breakers (illegals), we are irregulars.
bigdaddy wrote:Learn to offer propinas.
They'd rather have a few extra soles in the pocket and food on the table than enforce some silly law.
jhand8pp4 wrote:Actually, your problem was not having overstayed but having lost your Tam. I remember being at the airport in Mexico City and I had lost my paper acknowledging my temporary visa while I was in the airport to change flights. They would not let me on the plane for the connecting flight. I had to go to the immigration office in the airport to obtain another one. Since then I have tried to avoid the airport in Mexico City. The question still remains whether they would have allowed you back into Peru if you had overstayed your 183 days. I do not know what would have happened. I think there are some on this site who would suggest that you would not have been allowed back into the country. Also, what will you do if you have overstayed and a policeman stops you on a street and demands to see your papers? If you have overstayed, will you be deported? I do not know, but I think it is a possibility you need to consider.
Mateka wrote:I am the person who posted 2nd
Just to update, I am from AUS, and I was allowed back in the next day, no questions asked. I didn't actually over-stay my time I was almost a week early. I only got 90 days but then again I did not ask for more for fear of upsetting anyone It seems a little weird like no one really knows what the actual rules are, first they some one thing then the other and even then they are not sure and are checking and double checking with other officials and not even referring to any official looking documents or even a website. It all seems to be by hearsay. But I am glad to be back, even if it is for 90 days. I don't think I will do it again and just overstay and pay the fee when the time comes. I still hear it is $1 day not $5!!
I have also been told by locals that the border crossing at Tumbes is a lot more relaxed than Tacna, that was advised to me this morning.
SoNouveau wrote:I'm tempted to say ... why are people online so defensive?!?! Geez. Get a grip. I have a valid point. I'll just keep quiet from now on and let everyone just W-A-D-E through the same senseless bureaucratic poop that I've waded through. (I thought this was a FORUM. I guess I'm wrong.)
SoNouveau wrote:Okay, first things first. In my humble opinion, everyone on the planet knows that 200 vitamins and 3 rolls of floss is PROBABLY less than $200 US. (If not, then they shouldn't be working in a government post inspecting incoming packages.) Asking me for a receipt is pointless 'cause I could doctor ANYTHING up and send it to them--so the bureaucracy here is IN-SANE. Surely you don't argue with that, do you?!? Also, my asking someone in the U.S. to mail me a receipt for something they bought 6 weeks before and shipped is outlandish. Even more so when the total purchase price was probably $25 US. Add to this the fact that I spend $10,000 + in Peru each year, and the receipt seems like an exercise in futility We're not talking about painkillers here, or even a prescription drug. It's just STRING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With maybe some wax on it. And vitamin A, vitamin B, iron, calcium, etc. THAT'S my gripe--and I think it's legitimate.
Regarding my reentering the country, I didn't have 6 months when I first came in. I got just 3 months. And when I went to Tumbes (just a month of so later) and crossed the border I was hoping to get 6 months--to more or less match that of the companion I was traveling with. But I got a lecture and something like 30 days. So I did end up with less time than when I left.
I'm tempted to say ... why are people online so defensive?!?! Geez. Get a grip. I have a valid point. I'll just keep quiet from now on and let everyone just W-A-D-E through the same senseless bureaucratic poop that I've waded through. (I thought this was a FORUM. I guess I'm wrong.)
jumpinjack wrote:Don't stress youeself. You are on Perus field and it is their ball, you have to play by their rules.
Polaron wrote:asp wrote:There is no legal basis to enforce it at this time. The Reglamento for DL 1236 is yet to be published. The law will not come into effect until 90 days after the Reglamento is published.
That nay be the way it is supposed to work, but I personally know of at least one case in which a person was not allowed back into Peru.
Overstaying permission as a tourist in Peru is not a problem until you want to leave the country. Upon leaving you must pay a fine of $5 per day beyond the amount of time you are granted as a regular tourist. When your time Runs Out you are classified as irregular, but not illegal. The good side of that is that Peruvian authorities are not running around arresting people whose time has passed.
The bad part is that if and when you want to leave the country, you'll either have to pay a small fortune or not be allowed to leave. I was just one of the case and that you would simply allow people to renew your tourist permits as often as they wish. I Can Only Imagine that people from certain countries were living as tourists and working without permission in Peru and not paying taxes, and the government decided to tighten up the rules.
Aquaman wrote:Just returned from the Tacna border hop last week/was told that I could not re-enter due to the new 6 months out of the year rule. I have been a tourist for the past DECADE and have always flown out/returned via the Lima airport and ALWAYS received the 183 days because my wife has always been with me and she made sure they knew we were married. We drove across this time/Tacna and the only reason I was able to come back in with 90 days was because my wife promised them I would get my residency - this just happened, so the new rules ARE in place - be warned!