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by rudder
Thu May 07, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Any new info on CBD oil?
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Any new info on CBD oil?

I thought Peru had legalized hemp. Why not grow your own?
by rudder
Thu May 07, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rentista Visa
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Rentista Visa

I can’t help much. But I’m in the same boat. My wife is a dual citizen, whereas I’m only a US citizen and non-resident of Peru. I too would like to move to Peru and live there full time with my wife. As far as I know you have to start the application for permanent residence with a personal visit to ...
by rudder
Thu May 07, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anybody left in Lima? When will the airport open to escape?
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Anybody left in Lima? When will the airport open to escape?

AFAIK everything’s open again on the 10th. I assume that includes the airport.

Where do you plan to escape to?

The reason I ask is because I’m considering escaping TO peru.
by rudder
Thu May 07, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Challenging The Tyrants
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Challenging The Tyrants

Yep. Crazy times. No matter how hard the numbers are manipulated they just don’t seem to warrant the global lockdown. I’m really trying hard nowadays to keep an open mind towards both perspectives. Personally, I’ve been thinking the virus is overhyped for political and economic gains. The “stimulus ...
by rudder
Wed May 06, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Will Tourists be Able to Fly to Peru after May 10th?
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Will Tourists be Able to Fly to Peru after May 10th?

I’m thinking about moving down there permanently from the USA with my Peruvian wife. Will we have to worry about being injected with experimental covid vaccines? :o I’d be going as a tourist with only about 50 days left on this 365 day period since I already spent about 130 days there ending a coupl...
by rudder
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Real Estate Lunacy
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Peruvian Real Estate Lunacy

(Post your examples) Here's one to start: https://terreno.mercadolibre.com.pe/MPE-438640508-propiedad-en-venta-_JM#position=2&type=item&tracking_id=91b621e0-28c1-4272-93c8-b7ed1a56d65e Nice quiet paved street with plenty of space between the neighbors. Right! Let's at least figure out how to...
by rudder
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Keep "Migraciones" informed about changes to your status
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Re: Keep "Migraciones" informed about changes to your status

This was an expensive learned when I had a new passport issued. The US embassy never informed me of this law & I had no reason to believe otherwise. When I moved to Huaral, I owed a significant fine at Migrations. With all the people employed in the embassy passport department, someone should b...
by rudder
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 90 days only for tourists now?
Replies: 18
Views: 1050

Re: 90 days only for tourists now?

I just got to Peru. The migraciones guy who stamped my passport said that 90 days is now the maximum they’re allowed to stamp. Messed up my plans. I’m pissed. Now what? I even had my Peruvian wife with me and we both showed our return itinerary. I’m not sure I can get residency, because there’s pro...
by rudder
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 90 days only for tourists now?
Replies: 18
Views: 1050

90 days only for tourists now?

I just got to Peru. The migraciones guy who stamped my passport said that 90 days is now the maximum they’re allowed to stamp. Messed up my plans. I’m pissed. Now what?
by rudder
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to buy real estate from abroad?
Replies: 0
Views: 314

How to buy real estate from abroad?

Came across a good opportunity for a property purchase. My Peruvian father-in-law is doing some legwork to see if the title is “en regla” at SUNARP and going to meet with the owner soon. He knows what we’re looking for in a property. We already have flights scheduled to Peru in November, and I’m wor...
by rudder
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Motorcycle License in Tarapoto
Replies: 0
Views: 284

Motorcycle License in Tarapoto

My Peruvian wife’s motorcycle license expired a long time ago. Now it looks like she needs to test again, but it’s so confusing to figure out what all the requisites are. Apparently the Ministerio de Transportes is no longer the go to agency for motorcycle licenses (at least in Tarapoto). Apparently...
by rudder
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Relaunch of Expatperu.com
Replies: 11
Views: 1472

Re: Relaunch of Expatperu.com

First time I've checked in for the past few months, but I notice the site has greatly improved. Great job! Welcome back. I’m personally looking forward to the wiki idea, as recently my wife was reading about getting her motorcycle license, and we were reading some info published in 2018 on the Mini...
by rudder
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where is Coca grown nowadays?
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Where is Coca grown nowadays?

That’s a nice article. Very eye-opening. I didn’t know Coca was about three times more profitable than cacao. The article didn’t make the area sound very dangerous nor did it mention other regions. Would you consider the entire area around Tocache to be safe nowadays? Coca doesn’t necessarily equal ...
by rudder
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where is Coca grown nowadays?
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Where is Coca grown nowadays?

It used to be in the 80s and 90s Tocache was basically the cocaine capital of Peru, and the surrounding area cultivated lots of Coca. Nowadays that area from Juanjui to Tingo Maria has largely switched to other crops (mostly cacao). So where is Peru growing most of its coca nowadays? Where is big or...
by rudder
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How much money do you need to show for naturalization?
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: How much money do you need to show for naturalization?

Hi, actually we were aware of the requisite number 9. This is why we contacted MIGRACIONES and they provided the reply we posted. Additionally, from a legal viewpoint, MIGRACIONES should not ask for any financial requisite insofar as article 4 subsection 2 of Ley de Nacionalidad N° 26574 only requi...
by rudder
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How much money do you need to show for naturalization?
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: How much money do you need to show for naturalization?

Please note that according to MIGRACIONES, they do not ask for any document in relation to you income when you are married to a Peruvian citizen Well what makes you so sure? Number nine that I linked to above from the Migraciones website states exactly the opposite of what you state! If not my inco...
by rudder
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria
Replies: 14
Views: 3075

Re: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria

G'day Esteban, The only reason I used a lawyer(the son of a friend of one of my in-laws here) was because Migraciones stuffed me about on my first submission last year(see my earlier posts in mid last year)),so to assist me to be more certain this time on my second attempt, I used the lawyer to ove...
by rudder
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What kind of residence is the right one for naturalization based on marriage?
Replies: 0
Views: 401

What kind of residence is the right one for naturalization based on marriage?

https://www.migraciones.gob.pe/index.php/preguntas-frecuentes/temas-relacionados-a-nacionalizacion/ “¿Cuánto tiempo de residencia en el país se exige como mínimo para el trámite de Naturalización? El procedimiento N° 15 del Texto Único de Procedimientos Administrativos TUPA-MIGRACIONES, establece co...
by rudder
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How much money do you need to show for naturalization?
Replies: 5
Views: 673

How much money do you need to show for naturalization?

I’m reading the list of requirements on the Migraciones website for nacionalizacion de peruano por matrimonio. Number 9 says, Documentos que acrediten el ingreso familiar. https://www.migraciones.gob.pe/index.php/nacionalizacion-de-peruanoa-por-matrimonio/ They want to know how much you earn? Well h...
by rudder
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria
Replies: 14
Views: 3075

Re: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria

Hello, Did you get an answer to your questions. I am looking to get the rentista visa, and would like to find a lawyer (good but inexpensive) to help me with the process. Do you have any experience with this? Thank you. G'day Donadpree, Below is a copy of one of my earlier postings about protracted...
by rudder
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Questions about absences when striving for citizenship
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: Questions about absences when striving for citizenship

Do they only allow 183 days total outside Peru in a given 12-month period? I’m guessing you can’t be in Peru for the first 183 days, Return to your country for 365 days, and then return to Peru for another 183 days to complete your 2-year residency period. Also guessing you can’t stay in Peru for th...
by rudder
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Questions about absences when striving for citizenship
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Questions about absences when striving for citizenship

This isn’t entirely clear to me from the Migraciones website: Cuánto tiempo de residencia en el país se exige como mínimo para el trámite de Naturalización? El procedimiento N° 15 del Texto Único de Procedimientos Administrativos TUPA-MIGRACIONES, establece como requisito mínimo dos (02) años consec...
by rudder
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Citizenship: Marriage to Peruvian - Tourist-Permanent Resident-Citizen
Replies: 0
Views: 408

Citizenship: Marriage to Peruvian - Tourist-Permanent Resident-Citizen

I got married in Peru a few years ago, but pretty much immediately moved to the USA with my wife. Now we are considering moving back, and I want to know how to go there as a tourist and end up as a Peruvian citizen. I read this article: https://www.expatperu.com/becoming-peru-citizen-by-marriage/ Bu...
by rudder
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best way to cover yourself when using laborers
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: Best way to cover yourself when using laborers

Last thing I would want is for someone to get hurt and end up suing me. Hello Rudder, I am supposing you are hiring for working at a Farm, so I voted for the first option. It is hiring some local workers and paying them by the day. It is even better to ask around your land and see what you get . Yo...
by rudder
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru has the more solid and strongest money in Latin America
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Peru has the more solid and strongest money in Latin America

Winds, you make a good point. Peru is pretty much exporting to everyone.

Alan, I did not realize that was the case. I’ve heard a lot of talk about the “silk world order” or the Eurasian Trade Zone rising up quickly as the world superpower with a gold-backed world reserve currency.
by rudder
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru has the more solid and strongest money in Latin America
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Peru has the more solid and strongest money in Latin America

Thanks for posting this. It’s a topic on my mind. I’ve been wondering for the past 8 years how long until the world dumps the dollar. As of the time of writing this response, one dollar gets you 3.29 soles, so things are currently better for the dollar than what the article predicted. Nobody has a c...
by rudder
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best way to cover yourself when using laborers
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Best way to cover yourself when using laborers

So, I’m planning some land-based projects, and will probably need the help of 4-5 workers for a period of 3 weeks. At first I assumed I would just go to the local pueblo and pay 4 people a daily rate to come help out for no more than 3 weeks. However, I’m wondering what responsibilities that opens m...
by rudder
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A mortgage loan in Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 3280

Re: A mortgage loan in Peru

I have never tried a Mortgage here rates are too high. As far as the market here the prices have dropped and sales are slow. During the real estate boom, I had several apartments but sold all of them except my residence. I do loan money on improved real estate here it must have an occupiable reside...
by rudder
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why is Peruvian land more expensive than US land?
Replies: 6
Views: 2051

Re: Why is Peruvian land more expensive than US land?

Some prices are actually reasonable, but really nothing dirt cheap unless the seller doesn’t have a title. As an example of what I’m talking about, just look at the Tarapoto RE market. Exorbitant prices for 3rd world parcels. Does anyone know how that works? Some sellers say to do a contrato de comp...
by rudder
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: why properties are so expensive in Peru ?
Replies: 38
Views: 10151

Re: why properties are so expensive in Peru ?

What are some resources to learn more about this topic in Peru? I still mostly see stuff outside the avg Peruvian’s price range even in the provinces. Yet recently some real estate guy on this forum has said the market has cooled. I suspect there must be a lot of foreign ownership from wealthy specu...
by rudder
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why is Peruvian land more expensive than US land?
Replies: 6
Views: 2051

Why is Peruvian land more expensive than US land?

I was interested in getting some land in Peru, but then looked at all the exorbitant prices. Looks like the USA is cheaper in many areas. I'm not sure why that would be the case.
by rudder
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A mortgage loan in Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 3280

Re: A mortgage loan in Peru

I have never tried a Mortgage here rates are too high. As far as the market here the prices have dropped and sales are slow. During the real estate boom, I had several apartments but sold all of them except my residence. I do loan money on improved real estate here it must have an occupiable reside...
by rudder
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A mortgage loan in Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 3280

Re: A mortgage loan in Peru

The op specifically talked about land. Would you say the real estate prices in Peru have slumped now across the board? When did this start?

I was viewing prices of properties in San Martin just a couple months ago, and thought prices there were still unrealistically high.
by rudder
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transferring $ from US to Peru
Replies: 38
Views: 10545

Re: Transferring $ from US to Peru

Alan, GREAT ARTICLE; thanks. For my situation, WU is the clear winner. I am a bit nervous about collecting $20,000 from their office & then hustling to my bank to deposit. Any suggestions? Thanks again. :roll: PS - Peruvian banks sometimes have a fee to deposit money; anyone know the different ...
by rudder
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transferring $ from US to Peru
Replies: 38
Views: 10545

Re: Transferring $ from US to Peru

So how does WU work? Say I have $30k sitting in my US account, and want it to be in my Peruvian interbank account. What is the process?

Having read the article, I understand it takes four days.

What would interbank charge to receive these funds via WU?
by rudder
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Property taxes
Replies: 0
Views: 1203

Property taxes

How do municipalities calculate property tax on land in Peru?
by rudder
Wed May 16, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tips for buying land in the provinces
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Tips for buying land in the provinces

windsportinperu wrote:Hi Rudder,

Do you have any kind of particular crops in mind ?


We recently contracted someone to plant 11,595 plantones. There are 55 different species in total, but a core group comprised primarily of Guava, Pino Chuncho, Coco, Mango, Palta and Nuez de Macadamia.
by rudder
Sat May 12, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transferring money to Peru
Replies: 3
Views: 1994

Re: Transferring money to Peru

We have a Scotiabank Peru account. Their deposit/transferr fee is miniscule. Don't have my calculator in hand to calculate the percentage, so I will just say that they charged 5 US cents for a USD$10,000.00 wire transfer, via an exchange/transfer company in Australia(my ex-home country)....you may ...
by rudder
Thu May 10, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tips for buying land in the provinces
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Tips for buying land in the provinces

I have had good success finding all kinds of real estate in olx.com. As far as a bubble, I believe there is one & I hope it bursts soon. It is difficult to find any real estate agents once you are out of the greater Lima area or not in a larger city. No matter where you are searching, there is ...
by rudder
Tue May 08, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Naturalization Exam in DIGEMIN
Replies: 70
Views: 35356

Re: Naturalization Exam in DIGEMIN

rgbjr wrote:Hi
If you are married to a Peruvian Citizen there is no exam.
Bobby


Is that a fact? What are the requirements then?
by rudder
Tue May 08, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tips for buying land in the provinces
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Tips for buying land in the provinces

I'm married to a Peruvian wife. She's about to get dual citizenship in the USA via marriage with me. We work and live in the USA. We want to implement a 10 hectare agroforestry project on rural property in the northeastern part of Peru, close to my wife's hometown. Any advice for property searching?...
by rudder
Tue May 08, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is overstaying my tourist visa still no big deal?
Replies: 17
Views: 2511

Re: Is overstaying my tourist visa still no big deal?

What if you travel to Peru for 30 DAYS in April ...can you go back for another couple months in November of the same calendar year? Another scenario: Is it OK to stay in Peru every year as a tourist from December - March? Or the following year you wouldn't be able to come back until 365 days after t...
by rudder
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How do you keep from being bothered by locals?
Replies: 12
Views: 1951

Re: How do you keep from being bothered by locals?

Here's some details about the situation in another thread:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30468&p=153731#p153731
by rudder
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Are there any NGOs that can help a Peruvian woman in this situation?
Replies: 4
Views: 906

Re: Are there any NGOs that can help a Peruvian woman in this situation?

Señor Fiscal de La Nación de la República del Peru, Dr. Pablo Sánchez Velarde, Yo, W, con DNI #, domiciliada en EEUU desde el mes de Noviembre del año 2014, le escribo a su digno despacho con la finalidad de dirigir su atención a La Fiscalia Provincial Mixta de La Banda De Shilcayo-Tarapoto-San Mart...
by rudder
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Are there any NGOs that can help a Peruvian woman in this situation?
Replies: 4
Views: 906

Are there any NGOs that can help a Peruvian woman in this situation?

Does anyone know of any NGOs, non-profits, legal aid foundations, media contacts, etc. in Peru that could help my wife get her ex to stop exploiting the legal system as a way to harass her? Apparently my wife is now facing some orden de captura, for some B.S. that her ex keeps trying to condemn her ...
by rudder
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How do you keep from being bothered by locals?
Replies: 12
Views: 1951

How do you keep from being bothered by locals?

My peruvian wife and I were considering moving back to Peru. The keyword here is 'were'. Yesterday we found out from our Peruvian lawyer (a greedy and untrustworthy individual asking for absurd amounts ofmoney!) that there's some sort of capture order against my wife now, because the lawyer, taking ...
by rudder
Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What Part of Peru has the most Extroverted Friendly People?
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: What Part of Peru has the most Extroverted Friendly People?

Have you been to Tarapoto?

So your recommendation is essentially Trujillo, Chiclayo, Piura and other small towns in between?
by rudder
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What Part of Peru has the most Extroverted Friendly People?
Replies: 2
Views: 774

What Part of Peru has the most Extroverted Friendly People?

I'm pretty sure I can scratch Tarapoto, Moyobamba and Arequipa off the list. The people seem really shy in these places, and it feels damn near impossible to make friends. Just today I met an older woman from Trujillo who has lived in Canada for 20 years. She has the same issue I have with Tarapoto,...
by rudder
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to Get Books in English
Replies: 9
Views: 1890

How to Get Books in English

I'm interested in finding a specific english language novel that I lost earlier on my trip and also a specific series of ESL textbooks. Am I pretty much at the whim of local bookstores and shipping books from the USA? I assume it's harder to find the novel, but finding the ESL textbook series should...
by rudder
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: peru ecuador transit
Replies: 7
Views: 1970

Re: peru ecuador transit

How come no one on here ever talks about taking the bus from Jaen, Peru to Loja, Ecuador for the visa renewal?

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