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Moving to Peru – Resources for Living in Peru


The Ultimate Peru List – This is a great list of information for those coming to Peru, no matter how long your stay may be. The Ultimate Peru List has everything from immigration information to things to do in your free time. If you’re coming to live in Peru and need work, don’t forget to check out the ‘Jobs’ section.

Peru on Wikipedia – If you’re looking for basic information on Peru, Wikipedia is a good place to start.

DIGEMIN – In Spanish – This is the website of Peru’s Immigration and Naturalization offices.

Peruvian Money – Learn to recognize Peru’s bills and coins.

Foreign Embassies in Peru – A complete listing of foreign embassies and consulates located in Peru.

Telephone Service: There are two main providers of telephone service in Peru, and plenty of debate in our forums as to which is the better of the two. Both offer telephone, internet, cable and cellular packages.

Luz de Sur – Peru’s electric service provider.

Peruvian National Police – Check the website of the PNP if you’re looking to contact a particular commisario (police station) or one of their special units. In case of police emergency, dial 105.
Tourism Police – The PNP has a special division for tourist complaints. If you are robbed, either on the street, in a taxi or in a hotel, this is who to call. Even if you aren’t a tourist, it’s usually best for foreigners to call them first, as they have officers trained in English and some other languages. They have two stations in Lima – for south Lima and Miraflores, call 241-2190. In the City Center and northern Lima, call 423-3500.
Fire Brigade – Surprisingly enough, all of Lima is covered by voluntary fire brigades. In general, they are well equipped and trained in rescue and first aid. In case of fire emergency, dial 116.

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