TShadow wrote:That's on the paper, lets see how it will work out on reality. Don't forget we're in Peru, not in Germany.
It only applies for visaoverstayers that arrived before December 2011. So, if you borderhopped in the meantime, you won't qualify.
So, you must have been overstaying for the last 24 months or more.
I think that many of the foreigners that have been overstaying for a very long time and that are working on low wages won't be able to afford the fine so they will stay illegally.
I also think that the process to get a resident visa won't be free either and there will be costs involved.
I think immigration is mainly looking on collecting overstaying fines and collecting application fees for the resident visas.