Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

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Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

Postby ExpatPeruMods » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:41 pm

Learning to drive in Peru can be terrifying, make sure you take a look at our article http://www.expatperu.com/requirements-p ... rs-license "Getting my Peruvian Driver's License"


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Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

Postby Carlos C » Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:33 pm

Hello
I just read a blog about obtaining a driver's license in Peru ... in the blog I found a reference indicating that:
If you have a Foreign License exemption, you’ll need your current international driver’s license and your current license from your
home country, plus the document from the issuing office – and photocopies of each.[/i]
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Does anyone know how to actually get the "document from the issuing office" ?? In my case my US diver's license is from Georgia.

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Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

Postby woodchuck » Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:50 pm

How can a person qualify for a "foreign license exemption"?
I have been told the Peruvian driver's test is mostly about history questions & very little about actual driving skills. My Spanish is not good, so I would probably have trouble understanding the questions.
Drive safely!
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Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

Postby Wiracocha » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:49 am

I really don't see the point in going for a driver's licence here...no-one drives like they have one, or knowledge of road rules....it's Raferty's Rules in Lima....go where you like when you like, and bugger everyone else !! I have been driving cars for more than 50 years, and could not even dream of driving here.
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Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

Postby 69roadrunner » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:57 pm

Wiracocha wrote:I really don't see the point in going for a driver's licence here
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Uhhhh.......It's the law?
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Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

Postby woodchuck » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:17 pm

With the off-topic posts, my genuine post has gotten lost:

: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License
Postby woodchuck » Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:50 pm

How can a person qualify for a "foreign license exemption"?
I have been told the Peruvian driver's test is mostly about history questions & very little about actual driving skills. My Spanish is not good, so I would probably have trouble understanding the questions.
Drive safely!
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Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

Postby alan » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:17 am

woodchuck wrote:With the off-topic posts, my genuine post has gotten lost:

: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License
Postby woodchuck » Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:50 pm

How can a person qualify for a "foreign license exemption"?
I have been told the Peruvian driver's test is mostly about history questions & very little about actual driving skills. My Spanish is not good, so I would probably have trouble understanding the questions.
Drive safely!


They have an English language version of the test, which is not really about history, but about laws. There is a simulation on line (in Spanish), but your wife can give you a sense of what is being asked: https://sierdgtt.mtc.gob.pe/

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Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

Postby woodchuck » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:55 am

Thanks, Alan for your help.
This is what makes - EXPATPERU - such a valuable resource.
I wonder what is the difference with all the various driver options at the end of the simulator explanation page?
Thanks again Alan & Happy New Year 2020 to you & yours.
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Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

Postby alan » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:49 pm

woodchuck wrote:Thanks, Alan for your help.
This is what makes - EXPATPERU - such a valuable resource.
I wonder what is the difference with all the various driver options at the end of the simulator explanation page?
Thanks again Alan & Happy New Year 2020 to you & yours.


Those are the different categories of license, for the different kinds of vehicles and services.. for example, truck drivers, or bus drivers, or taxi drivers.
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Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

Postby fractaldragon » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:44 pm

The documentation I've read online (thanks for the links) say I need a DNI to obtain my Peruvian license.
What about with my Carnet de Extranjeria? Will it be accepted as well? Thanks!
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Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

Postby alan » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:34 pm

fractaldragon wrote:The documentation I've read online (thanks for the links) say I need a DNI to obtain my Peruvian license.
What about with my Carnet de Extranjeria? Will it be accepted as well? Thanks!


Yes.
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Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

Postby woodchuck » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:27 am

Thanks for the update Alan.
Is there a license center close to Huaral?
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Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

Postby alan » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:31 pm

woodchuck wrote:Thanks for the update Alan.
Is there a license center close to Huaral?


Nope. Doesn't look like it. The next closest one appears to be in Trujillo, which would be around 7 hours away from you.

Hopefully they will offer services in the Cono Norte at some point.

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Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

Postby woodchuck » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:15 pm

A friend told me you do not need a drivers license if your personal car is a- moto.
Doesn't make sense but who knows what the laws are in Peru.
Best wishes & stay safe.
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Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

Postby 69roadrunner » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:36 pm

What is a 'moto''?
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Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

Postby alan » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:50 am

woodchuck wrote:A friend told me you do not need a drivers license if your personal car is a- moto.
Doesn't make sense but who knows what the laws are in Peru.
Best wishes & stay safe.



He was probably referring to electric scooters, and the motorized bicycles.

If you are riding a motorcycle, you need a license.
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Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

Postby samthesham » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:34 pm

What about a golf cart?
License needed for that, too?
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Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

Postby woodchuck » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:49 pm

Thanks Alan,
I may have misunderstood what my friend told me.
Best wishes & stay safe.

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