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by mulcahen
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Driving licence canje in provinicias
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Driving licence canje in provinicias

Hi

Anyone know if the canje of foreign driving licence is an instant thing? Especially if done in provincias. Or does it need to be sent to Lima to be approved?
Thanks
by mulcahen
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: tax on contracting services from abroad
Replies: 7
Views: 1902

Re: tax on contracting services from abroad

Thank you Fanning. Well explained.
by mulcahen
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: tax on contracting services from abroad
Replies: 7
Views: 1902

Re: tax on contracting services from abroad

Our accountants said 30%. Not sure which rule they are quoting top of my head but they are generally always right. Just seems an odd concept to me personally. Told by them the same applies if we have someone working for us who lives in the UK rather than Peru in a sales role. Whatever we pay him, we...
by mulcahen
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: tax on contracting services from abroad
Replies: 7
Views: 1902

tax on contracting services from abroad

Hi

We as a peruvian company are hiring a company from Canada to work on our website . Is it correct we have to pay 30 % tax to the sunat on this?

Thanks
by mulcahen
Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Can anyone recommend good travel insurance for visiting UK
Replies: 6
Views: 4946

Can anyone recommend good travel insurance for visiting UK

Hi, heading back to the UK for a short visit and it seems about two the three times the price to buy from Peru to UK than for someone from UK to visit Peru. Peruvian companies such as Rimac and Mapfre seem to offer a much lower level of cover to. Wondered if anyone had any recommendations please. Th...
by mulcahen
Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: buying property- at what moment do you pay?
Replies: 6
Views: 1385

Re: buying property- at what moment do you pay?

Thanks everyone
by mulcahen
Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: buying property- at what moment do you pay?
Replies: 6
Views: 1385

buying property- at what moment do you pay?

Hi At what precise moment is the money deposited into the seller's bank account? The notary has apparently said that I am to make a payment into the seller's bank account and with the voucher we go to the notary and sign. No way am I going to make a payment without something more substantial than a ...
by mulcahen
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Centro de Conciliacion
Replies: 1
Views: 722

Centro de Conciliacion

Is there any point in a lawyer when you go to one of these or not. Have just been charged 1500 soles by a lawyer to write out an agreement on alimentos, who has the kids when, etc etc. Necessary in order to get a divorce. The divorce which can then be done via a notario but with the lawyer, will cos...
by mulcahen
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Nikon DSLR and Accessories for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 640

Nikon DSLR and Accessories for sale

Hi, I am selling the following:

Nikon D300- low usage-1200U$
Nikon Speedlight 700 flash- brand new-400U$
Tokina lens for Nikon: AT-X Pro 20 - 35mm 2.8-250U$
Tripod-sunpak compact sxl-80 soles

I am in Cusco , thanks.
by mulcahen
Tue May 29, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: do they have straw bales in Peru?
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: do they have straw bales in Peru?

Thanks all- I am reliably informed the north does have square bales made from rice stalks and you can get square ones too. Pacas de paja they are apparently known as.

thanks for the help
by mulcahen
Mon May 28, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: do they have straw bales in Peru?
Replies: 4
Views: 953

do they have straw bales in Peru?

Hi, has anyone ever seen them here or have any idea where ( and when) you can get them? Thanks
by mulcahen
Tue May 22, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Paperwork needed for divorce?
Replies: 2
Views: 928

Re: Paperwork needed for divorce?

Thanks Suzanne. good info on the page you linked to
by mulcahen
Wed May 16, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Paperwork needed for divorce?
Replies: 2
Views: 928

Paperwork needed for divorce?

Hi.

Does anyone know for sure what paperwork is needed for divorce in Peru ( wife is Peruvian)in case of having married overseas. We live here. Is it just a legalised copy of the translated marriage certificate that Reniec does? Thanks
by mulcahen
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Calling Cusco dwelling ex pats
Replies: 7
Views: 1651

Re: Calling Cusco dwelling ex pats

in the food markets for those foods you mentioned and much much more. Used refrig, look in Rueda de Negocios, 0.50 sol newspaper comes out 3 times a week, it is all ad listings, often used household stuff in there
by mulcahen
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: spouse visa dependent on travelling together
Replies: 7
Views: 1703

Re: spouse visa dependent on travelling together

oh she can bear to be separated from me alright! ( thats the way life goes sometimes)But separated from the kids, no I cannot understand that either. Saw one of the saddest programmes a year ago, it was a documentary about women who were working in the UK to earn money to send back to their family.E...
by mulcahen
Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: spouse visa dependent on travelling together
Replies: 7
Views: 1703

Re: spouse visa dependent on travelling together

as I thought! thanks
by mulcahen
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: spouse visa dependent on travelling together
Replies: 7
Views: 1703

spouse visa dependent on travelling together

My peruvian wife wants to go to the UK on a spouse visa and work then take the children over a year or so later. I do not want to go to the UK at present, though may return in a few years time. To me it is obvious that any visa application she makes will be rejected straight away as spouse visas are...
by mulcahen
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Your Advice Please! Departing + CE w/ no annual fee paid
Replies: 7
Views: 1544

Re: Your Advice Please! Departing + CE w/ no annual fee paid

they can and probably will deny you exit if you have not paid the fee.And there is no way of paying at the airport, so you would lose your flight. Just go and get it sorted is really your only option
by mulcahen
Thu May 12, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: should you register kindle in peru or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

Re: should you register kindle in peru or not?

thanks for the good advice and humour!
by mulcahen
Tue May 10, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: should you register kindle in peru or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

should you register kindle in peru or not?

is there any disadvantages to registering one in Peru, ( even if you spend all your time here) or should you register it U$?Thanks
by mulcahen
Fri May 06, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: naturalisation
Replies: 25
Views: 3348

Re: naturalisation

gonna just have to go with the flow and let them have what they want I guess ( or of course fly to lima! thanks for the answers
by mulcahen
Thu May 05, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: child custody in case of divorce
Replies: 24
Views: 6578

Re: child custody in case of divorce

well we have sparked some discussion.! Certainly not suggesting my wife wants the kids for financial reasons. They are her kids and she would want them just the same as I would ( because they are mine).Just with income disparity, and not having much trust that money I send would be correctly spent (...
by mulcahen
Thu May 05, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: naturalisation
Replies: 25
Views: 3348

naturalisation

our lovely provincial immigration office has a far more complex list of requirements to present thant he digemin website, they say lima will ask for them! Includes, proof of earnings ( not required on website), legalised copied of dnis of your whole family ( rather than just simple photocopies as on...
by mulcahen
Thu May 05, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: how much does a kindle cost in lima and where
Replies: 7
Views: 1534

Re: how much does a kindle cost in lima and where

ouch! definite case of get one brought in then. thanks
by mulcahen
Thu May 05, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: how much does a kindle cost in lima and where
Replies: 7
Views: 1534

how much does a kindle cost in lima and where

its all in the title really, does anyone know where to buy one and what it costs please? thanks
by mulcahen
Wed May 04, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: child custody in case of divorce
Replies: 24
Views: 6578

Re: child custody in case of divorce

thanks for all the replies what do I mean by custody? It may not be the correct term to be honest. If I split up with my wife, she thinks the kids should live with her and I think they should live with me. I know some people do 50% of the time at each house in other countries. She has said for them ...
by mulcahen
Mon May 02, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: child custody in case of divorce
Replies: 24
Views: 6578

child custody in case of divorce

Here in Peru, does the mother always win? I am guessing it is quite likely, although in western countries this is less the case than people seem to commonly think, but we are not in a western country. Guessing the fact that you pay and always have paid everything for the kids, including the house th...
by mulcahen
Sun May 01, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Cusco-Need Advice!
Replies: 4
Views: 1964

Re: Moving to Cusco-Need Advice!

ok. Personally I would get a flight down without the kids and spend time house hunting. Paper called Rueda de Negocios comes out 3 times a week is the best place for accom ads,be aware you will never see the price published so always have to waste time and ring. Could strike lucky and find somewhere...
by mulcahen
Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: coffee grinder-where to buy in Lima
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

coffee grinder-where to buy in Lima

Any ideas where? Talking one for the house,not an industrial one. Hand grinder or electric. Thanks in advance
by mulcahen
Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: can you legally work on familiar canet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1628

can you legally work on familiar canet?

is this a grey area or is it 100% legal that you can work on a carnet issued because you are married to a peruvian???
by mulcahen
Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: where can gamblers get help?
Replies: 4
Views: 800

Re: where can gamblers get help?

in Spanish. Thanks for the link.
by mulcahen
Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thread for 'Things that are not readily available in Lima'
Replies: 17
Views: 2387

Re: Thread for 'Things that are not readily available in Lima'

Marmite is actually banned from Peru as it is widely known to be the food of the devil
by mulcahen
Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: where can gamblers get help?
Replies: 4
Views: 800

Re: where can gamblers get help?

thanks Eva, appreciated
by mulcahen
Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: where can gamblers get help?
Replies: 4
Views: 800

where can gamblers get help?

anyone know what options exist for helping gamblers ( in Spanish), ideally in Cusco, but travelling is always a possibility.cheers
by mulcahen
Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: how do you read books in Peru?
Replies: 17
Views: 3865

Re: how do you read books in Peru?

thanks guys, some things to check out there.But as you say, there really is not a lot of choice.
by mulcahen
Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: how do you read books in Peru?
Replies: 17
Views: 3865

how do you read books in Peru?

no sarcastic answers needed! I have realised how much less I read out in Peru compared to the UK where you have an endless free supply of books from the public libraries.And I really notice this for my kids. How does anyone else get around this? Is there a great online library somewhere on the web t...
by mulcahen
Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: approved provider of english test for UK visa
Replies: 1
Views: 550

approved provider of english test for UK visa

Does anyone know where in Peru this can be done? Was not previously necessary for wife/husband tof a British citizen to sit an english test before getting a visa for the UK but they have just changed the rules.
by mulcahen
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Tourist killed by altitude sickness in Peru
Replies: 25
Views: 16384

Re: Tourist killed by altitude sickness in Peru

confused about why you put the end quote PTTurboe? quote: ""Acetazolamide is a "water pill" (diuretic)."" I am guessing you are still not convinced? quote from http://www.basecampmd.com/expguide/diamox.shtml "Acetazolamide (Diamox®) is a medication that forces the ...
by mulcahen
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Race in Peru - Perspectives from Foreigners
Replies: 20
Views: 4991

Re: Race in Peru - Perspectives from Foreigners

[quote="cuymagico"]? And do they outweigh being made a target of every kind of scam, and random people's resentment, and those looks you get when going out in public with someone whose skin is as dark as 98% of Peruvians? Its a shame you have had those experiences cuymagico. I would say it...
by mulcahen
Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Tourist killed by altitude sickness in Peru
Replies: 25
Views: 16384

Re: Tourist killed by altitude sickness in Peru

apologies, I previously said sorojchi pills contained paracetamol. Actual ingredients are aspirin, caffeine and salophen. The reason they appear to work, is that they temporarily get rid of the headache ( aspirin) and make you feel less sleepy ( caffeine). Acetazolamide ( diamox) as recomended by th...
by mulcahen
Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Race in Peru - Perspectives from Foreigners
Replies: 20
Views: 4991

Re: Race in Peru - Perspectives from Foreigners

I think the last speaker in the radio-clip sums it up by saying " an afro peruvian agenda is a national agenda. It is about citizens... and human rights. While the article concentrates on racism towards black people, there is a lot of racism (classism?) towards indigenous people too.There is ce...
by mulcahen
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: is peru destined for a credit crisis?
Replies: 36
Views: 8093

is peru destined for a credit crisis?

Saw an advert the other day offering credit cards to those earning above 400 soles per month. Cannot remember which bank. Also Cusco had become full of new shiny cars in the last two years or so bought from equally shiny new car dealerships If you look at what the vast majority of people earn, there...
by mulcahen
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Q'orianka Kilcher arrested
Replies: 0
Views: 616

Q'orianka Kilcher arrested

noticed this amongst other news articles, http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i-oDQUDN9ZQbI6n-Odep0Ua2fJUQD9G3DAI00 took me a while to work out why her mother had poured a black substance over her, representation of oil I assume. was surprised it had not made the news sections of eithe...
by mulcahen
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Tourist killed by altitude sickness in Peru
Replies: 25
Views: 16384

Re: Tourist killed by altitude sickness in Peru

Would not bother with sorojchi pills. Most doctors I have worked with find them laughable. If I remember correctly the ingredients are something like, caffeine and paracetamol. About as healthy for you as Red Bull. At least that would give you wings so you could fly back down from altitude when you ...
by mulcahen
Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: cancelled CoE: can you still book lan flights!
Replies: 8
Views: 1389

cancelled CoE: can you still book lan flights!

preparing for the worst here! If you lose your Carnet due to having been out the country too long, at what point does someone actually take the card from you? I am assuming when you re-enter the country?? Basically I need to book some internal flights with Lan later in the year just after returning ...
by mulcahen
Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I marri...peru citizen have resident card how do I renew?
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

Re: I marri...peru citizen have resident card how do I renew?

Just do not go near an airport until you have sorted it out. I had forgot about renewing earlier this year until the day I was due to fly. Managed to get all the paperwork, copies etc, bar paying the small amount in the bank and taking it back to immigrations to get the actual sticker. They thought ...
by mulcahen
Mon May 31, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: CofE,can you get around being away for 6months
Replies: 26
Views: 4157

Re: CofE,can you get around being away for 6months

Thanks for those replies. Thanks Mahou123 for spotting a possible way around. Just had a thought. And this is a question rather than a statement.Would we as lay people spend as much time looking at bits of law, if we were living in our orginal home country?Law in whatever country is never particular...
by mulcahen
Fri May 21, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: CofE,can you get around being away for 6months
Replies: 26
Views: 4157

Re: CofE,can you get around being away for 6months

If you read the question I actually asked officially or unofficially. Yes I agree bribing your way around things is not ideal. However there are a lot of rules that have their little loopholes, their little exceptions both in Peru and abroad. The old days of most foreigners border hopping every so o...
by mulcahen
Thu May 20, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: CofE,can you get around being away for 6months
Replies: 26
Views: 4157

CofE,can you get around being away for 6months

Hi. With carnet you cannot be out of country for 183 days in the last 12months. Its looking likely that I will go over this in the next year which would then stop me getting permanent residency( nationality?)at the completion of 2 years.Has anyone ever succesfullygot around this? officially or unoff...
by mulcahen
Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: emergency cancer op in peru...state or private?
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: emergency cancer op in peru...state or private?

thank you for all the replies. I will pass the info on to the family. I too thought 10K was rather excessive!

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