Returning to Peru after spending almost 6 months in a 12 month period - tourist visa

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Returning to Peru after spending almost 6 months in a 12 month period - tourist visa

Postby dusty1244 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:07 pm

Hi All

The latest rules dictate that a visitor can not stay for more than 6 months in a 12 month period.
(Ley de Migraciones - D.L. N° 1236)

Can anyone confirm if this is per calender year (January - December) or just within a 12 month period?

I spent some time in Peru from November 2016 to May 2017, but in that time I also went to Chile and Bolivia.

I was given 60 days on the 6th April whilst entering Peru via Bolivia and left the country on 23rd May. This was my last visa given to me. They based this on my time already spent in the country since November 2016 therefore I believe the rule applies per 12 months and not per calender year.

By my calculations I've spent = 4 months and 7 days in Peru** this calender year.** of 2017.

Since November 17th 2016, I've spent = 167 days.

I left Peru with 14 days remaining on my 60 day visa on the 23rd May 2017

Therefore - does anyone know - would it be a safe bet to fly in after the 17th of November 2017? My original entry in to Peru was the 17th of November 2016.

Or 6 months AFTER the final 60 days (so after 23rd November)?

I would only need 30 days or less for this current trip - I can't see it being a problem on around the 19th of November, being as my original entry date was the 17th November 2016.. ?


Thanks for any advice.


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Re: Returning to Peru after spending almost 6 months in a 12 month period - tourist visa

Postby mrsteak » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:01 am

Seems to be 6m per calendar year.

I was returning after spending 176 days in Peru in 2017 and the lady said: "Hmmm but your have spent almost your 183 days here this year, I'm not sure what I can give you?! MOTIVO PARA VIAJAR A PERU? " - then she got a bit rude but I got 60 days....
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Re: Returning to Peru after spending almost 6 months in a 12 month period - tourist visa

Postby mrsteak » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:02 pm

OK I ve found something on that:

https://www.migraciones.gob.pe/wp-conte ... amento.pdf

Artículo 77°.- Calidad migratoria Turista
77.1. Relaciones Exteriores otorgará esta calidad migratoria
a las personas extranjeras que deseen realizar actividades
turísticas, de ocio, de salud o similares. Esta calidad
no permite al extranjero trabajar, ni realizar actividades
remuneradas o lucrativas.
77.2. El plazo de otorgamiento y de permanencia es de ciento
ochenta y tres (183) días consecutivos o de periodos de días
que sumados den un resultado de ciento ochenta y tres (183)
días dentro de un año, contado desde su primer ingreso al
territorio peruano. Estos plazos no son prorrogables.



so, basically they have changed the system now to work the same way it does/or did in Brasil:

YOU RECEIVE YOUR MIGRACIONES "BIRTH DATE" WHICH IS THE FIRST DATE YOU ENTERED PERU

then they HAVE TO count your days according to that first entry date.


e.g. I entered first time on 1 May 2014. Then the 365 days period is defined BY their law to be counted as:

1 May of 2014 to 30 Apr 2015
1 May of 2015 to 30 Apr 2016
1 May of 2016 to 30 Apr 2017
1 May of 2017 to 30 Apr 2018
...

and so on. So, by THEIR LAW you are entitled to receive 183 days in total in any of these periods. (unless you are banned by them, infringed some laws and so on).

So technically, you can get 183 days e.g. coming on 1 Nov 2017, leave the country on 30 Apr 2018, then come back on 1 May 2018 and receive again 183 days. You have to had been out of the country for 183 days before 1 Nov 2017 and you will have to be out of the country for 183 days after 30 Oct 2018.

Some space to play with it :)

Print that law, mark the relevant places and put it under their nose, when they claim something else when you pass by migraciones.
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Re: Returning to Peru after spending almost 6 months in a 12 month period - tourist visa

Postby trevor33 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:52 am

Is it still $1 a day for overstays? ;)
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Re: Returning to Peru after spending almost 6 months in a 12 month period - tourist visa

Postby toughrider » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:58 pm

trevor33 wrote:Is it still $1 a day for overstays? ;)


I guess so.

I don't think they will let you now go for free.

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