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Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:08 am
by alchemizt
I wasn't able to extend my tourist visa in time so am gonna have to overstay at least 2 months but more likely 9 months so wondering what to do. I read that theres a fine of 1 USD per day on leaving the country. Thats not so bad for short overstays but 9 months and it adds up. If I do a border run after 2 months and pay the fine, will they give me another 3 month stamp when I return?

Also will I still be able to travel WITHIN Peru normally? For example can I take a domestic flight or will they stop me when they look at my passport?

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:08 pm
by Wiracocha
Please read previous posting here "New Immigration Law" Feb 28. That may help you.
Cheers,
W

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:23 pm
by 69roadrunner
Wiracocha wrote:Please read previous posting here "New Immigration Law" Feb 28. That may help you.
Cheers,
W

I don't see the previous post there is only, you and the op showing, nothing prior.

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:23 pm
by Wiracocha
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

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:49 pm
by Wiracocha
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,there were postings about Americans being limited to 90 days only for tourist visas.....don't know if that is the case or not...anyone else clarify that for this person, please?

Now, if that is not the case, the maximum number of days for a tourist visa is 183 days in any 365 day period...not just a calendar year.
The number of days are calculated from your first visit to Peru, so assuming this is your first visit, then I suggest that you put "visiting friends & relatives" on your immigration card, before you go thru Immigration at the airport.That may help you get the 183 days.
With that marked in the entry stamp in your passport, you may leave and return until the 183 days are used up.

If you stay longer than the 183 days, for example, you stay for the year as you mentioned in your post, then you WILL have to pay a multa(fine) at the airport before you are permitted to leave.

Some people still try "border hopping" to extend their tourist visa...but that's not really safe to do, because it all depends on how alert/diligent the immig' officer is at the airport. You could more than likely find yourself barred from entry.

The rate is US$1.00 per day of overstay. So that's about $180 for your extra 6 months .
I don't know if you can pay in dollars at the airport, or IF it has to be in Soles equivalent.You would need to have the correct amount....getting change could be an issue.

After that, I think that you are are permitted to return to Peru after 6 months...but that needs to be confirmed...could be a year now??!!

Once you have overstayed your 183 day visa, you are classified as illegal, and, if discovered by some random check, you will be forced to leave the country within a few days.

You might like to consider a working visa, IF you could work here.There is info on this, and others, on Migraciones web site.

Hope this helps...any other queries, please ask.

Cheers,
W

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:34 pm
by lacanchadetumadre
Once you have overstayed your 183 day visa, you are classified as illegal, and, if discovered by some random check, you will be forced to leave the country within a few days.


Or you can give a 50 soles bribe :)

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:35 am
by captmilkshake
alchemizt wrote:I wasn't able to extend my tourist visa in time so am gonna have to overstay at least 2 months but more likely 9 months so wondering what to do. I read that theres a fine of 1 USD per day on leaving the country. Thats not so bad for short overstays but 9 months and it adds up. If I do a border run after 2 months and pay the fine, will they give me another 3 month stamp when I return?

Also will I still be able to travel WITHIN Peru normally? For example can I take a domestic flight or will they stop me when they look at my passport?

Never took a domestic flight but traveled by bus on a Tourist Visa. The bus line checks your passport and federal officials will stop the bus and check passports.

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:42 am
by Formidable 1
Wiracocha wrote: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. :-) aww
Cheers,
W


Could you link the thread in question, please?

Cheers!

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:25 pm
by alchemizt
captmilkshake wrote:Never took a domestic flight but traveled by bus on a Tourist Visa. The bus line checks your passport and federal officials will stop the bus and check passports.

So I cant even take buses? Is it all bus lines that check passports? And how common are these official stops? What about trains? Ive never had to show a passport on trains or buses in my own country. I didnt see this in Colombia either. My passport got incinerated in a fire recently so I wont even be able to show them a passport which is a bit of an issue since I have to go to Lima to get a new one and Im in Pucallpa. Does anyone here have a lot of experience with buses in Peru? Is there a way to do it without passport? What about boats on the rivers?

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:29 pm
by Alan
alchemizt wrote:
captmilkshake wrote:Never took a domestic flight but traveled by bus on a Tourist Visa. The bus line checks your passport and federal officials will stop the bus and check passports.

So I cant even take buses? Is it all bus lines that check passports? And how common are these official stops? What about trains? Ive never had to show a passport on trains or buses in my own country. I didnt see this in Colombia either. My passport got incinerated in a fire recently so I wont even be able to show them a passport which is a bit of an issue since I have to go to Lima to get a new one and Im in Pucallpa. Does anyone here have a lot of experience with buses in Peru? Is there a way to do it without passport? What about boats on the rivers?



Security will check your passport when you board as a form of ID, at least on the more expensive bus lines. So will the airlines. Can you show any other kind of ID? Do you have a photo of your passport id page? Did you denounce the loss of your passport with the police so you could show anyone who cares a copy of the "denuncia"?

Another option is to take a cheaper bus that might not be as rigorous with ID checks.

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:34 pm
by adrian Thorne
As far as I am aware the last time I had a passport stolen I had to file a lost/stolen passport with the tourist police and be able to present the report to the Consular before they would consider issuing a temporary passport which was valid for one year. If you present this and some form of other ID you will not have a problem with the buses and internal flights.

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:45 pm
by gbrunet54
I entered Peru on October 17th for a stay of 5 months .i received the 183 days visa after arguing with the agent.
Upon leaving on April 6 the agent told me that i will get only 90 days when i return ,i then said that the law does allow 183 days which her answer was when did you see this law which I replied last week ,her response no,it’s now only 90 days
I will have to bring a copy of the law with me when I return in November

Gérard