Emigrating is defined as leaving their country or place of origin to settle in another territory, however, despite the reasons that force a citizen to leave their roots, the same situation allows them to learn and grow as a person. If you have already decided and want to emigrate to Peru, here we specify everything you must take into account to undertake this new life project.
Steps and requirements to emigrate to Peru
To travel to Peru from Venezuela in order to be an immigrant in that country, you must meet the following requirements:
- Valid passport.
- Having the relevant documents apostilled to spend as little time as possible as an illegal immigrant, thus facilitating the process to obtain the documents that allow legal circulation in Peru.
Once the citizen steps on Peruvian soil, the immigration authorities grant him a temporary permit to stay for ninety continuous days as a tourist, during which time the immigrant must process his visa according to the activity he wishes to carry out in Peruvian territory, the visas that can request are the following:
- Temporary visa: this visa must be requested by the immigrant who does not intend to stay more than one year in Peru, with the condition of renewing it every three months and with the exception that the person requesting this visa does not have the right to request to obtain it. of the alien card. To apply for this visa, the following documents are needed:
- Form F-007 (this form is free)
- Copy of the passport or the document with which you entered Peru, any of the mentioned documents must be valid.
- Authenticated or notarized legalized copy of the work document approved by the administrative work entity (this document must be legalized by the migration notary)
- The so-called «RUC file» of the company that hires must be in an «active and existing» capacity
- Copy of the validity of the power of legal representative of the updated company (document issued by the registered office), said copy must be legalized by the migration notary
- Payment receipt from Banco de la Nación for an amount of S/. 107.50 as a right of procedure.
- Residence visa: This visa is granted to immigrants who wish to stay one year or more in Peruvian territory, this document must be renewed once a year, in addition, the citizen must have the foreigner’s card. In order to renew this visa, the immigrant must have a contract that establishes his stay for one more year and a document that specifies his employment continuity.
- Immigrant visa: this visa is permanent and is granted to citizens who have lived in Peru for more than two years.
NOTE: Venezuelan citizens do not need a visa to enter Peru but once they are in Peruvian territory they must be legalized if they wish to remain as legal immigrants.
If the immigrant wants to look for work in Peru, he must enter that country as a tourist and once he gets the job, the employer will indicate the documents and requirements he needs to stay working there, it is possible that the same company manages said documents.
Known as the identity document for foreigners, this card allows the free transit of immigrants in Peru, opening bank accounts, working, among other things.
To obtain the immigration card, the citizen must register at the immigration office with the following documents:
- Form F-007 (this form is free)
- Passport or document with which you entered Peru.
- Payment receipt from Banco de la Nación for an amount of S/. 49.90 as processing fee.
The first thing that a foreigner must define is the place where they want to live. The busiest cities in terms of work, housing and population are: Lima, Arequipa, Cusco and Trujillo. In the city of Lima, being the capital, is where the economic activity is centralized, for this reason the cost of renting houses is a little higher.
If the foreigner decides to live in a less populated and slightly cheaper city, he should consider that job opportunities may be fewer and even purchasing power may be somewhat limited.
Among the best places to live in Lima are Miraflores, San Isidro and La Molina, there are small one-bedroom apartments with a bathroom and kitchen in which the rent is S/.600 and up, unlike other cities a little more. far away like Arequipa and Cusco where the rent ranges between S/.400 and S/.500.
A good option would be to rent just one room, this would alleviate the burden of renting a bit since it is cheaper than an apartment. In San Borja, Pueblo Libre and Surco the rental rate is S/. 250 and up, unlike Miraflores, San Isidro and La Molina where renting a room costs around S/.300.
Points that you should consider when renting a room or an apartment in Peru.
- What the citizen must take into account is that, in general, the apartments or rooms for rent are not furnished, which must be considered to acquire artifacts that meet their needs.
- In some cases, there may be offers to rent rooms or apartments, but the owners do not specify that the service and/or maintenance costs are not included in the monthly rate, so these costs are borne by the tenant.
There is the possibility of looking for housing in Peru from Venezuela to facilitate the arrival and stay in a totally new and different country. To rent houses or rooms in Peru before leaving Venezuela you can do it by visiting urbania; I found her; trovit; peru.real estate; wheretolive.com.
study the area
The first thing that a person who decides to emigrate should do is study the area in which they want to start their life anew, evaluate the opportunities offered by the place where they decided to live. The basis of this study is to manage the monthly budget that you have to avoid being involved in a difficult economic situation; you should also consider the positive and/or negative aspects of living far or close to work because you may be spending a significant amount of money on public transportation.
It is important to know that the round trip bus ticket in Peru costs S/. 1.51, which means that the monthly budget for the use of public transport cannot be less than S/.90.
However, the Peruvian capital Lima has several public transport options, the combis and buses are the most used by the population. Once the passenger boards the unit, they will see a sign specifying the routes and prices for each of them.
Find work in Peru
Because Lima is the capital, it is where the economic activity of the Peruvian territory is concentrated, therefore it is where there is greater labor competition, this means that once you are an emigrant in Peru it is advisable to have a budget that allows you to cover your stay, food and transportation while getting a job.
they will be wondering Can you work in Peru as a tourist? And the answer is yes!
To work in Peru as a migrant you must have a permit that allows you to sign contracts; The requirements to obtain said permit are the following:
- Submit original and copy of passport.
- Original and copy of the Andean Migration Card (TAM).
- Form F-004 that is easily obtained and is free.
- Payment receipt from Banco de la Nacion of S/. 16.
- The migrant must carry out the «Change of Immigration Quality»
- Payment receipt from Banco de la Nación of S/. 16.
For Venezuelans, the Peruvian government has established a system in which they grant a Temporary Permit of Permanence that allows migrants to release labor restrictions before the Ministry of Labor, as long as the employing company is in accordance with Peruvian legislation. .
If you want to look for jobs in Peru before leaving Venezuela, you can do so by visiting the following pages: computrabajo, bumeran, tranajando.pe, indeed, laborum and Peru jobs.
Deciding ways to emigrate to Peru
To travel to Peru from Venezuela, the migrant can do it by bus or by plane. At this moment the first option, although it is later to reach the destination, it is also true that it is the cheapest given the excessive price of plane tickets.
Travel by bus to Peru
One of the known routes to travel from Venezuela to Peru is through the Colombian border, crossing that country, Ecuador and finally reaching Peru. Another of the routes is through Brazil, although it is longer and the least used, it is possible that if you choose it you could enjoy the trip through the Brazilian jungle until you reach Peru.
The duration of the trip from Venezuela to Peru can be between 5 and 7 continuous days, the companies that are in charge of the transfer of users are the following:
- TISECA – Transporte Internacional Sudamericano Express, CA: this company covers the San Antonio del Táchira-Piura (Peru) route. The buses of this company covering the aforementioned route leave on Mondays and Fridays, changing in Rumichaca (Colombia-Ecuador border).
The buses have reclining seats, power outlets per seat, air conditioning, restrooms, and Wi-Fi. In addition, this travel agency provides snacks, breakfast or dinner on the way, showers, guides and tourist stops.
The cost of the ticket with this agency from San Antonio del Táchira to Piura is 608,000 Colombian pesos or $225.
- Rutas de América is the other company that provides transportation from Caracas to San Antonio del Tachira or from San Cristobal to San Antonio del Tachira, from where the route to Peru begins.
Along the way, the user has lunches or dinners provided by the company, spaces for personal hygiene and personalized attention.
The allowed weight of luggage per person is 20kg in the hold and 5kg in hand luggage, the additional kilo has a cost of 8,000 Colombian pesos.
The cost of the ticket with Rutas de América is 610,000 Colombian pesos or approximately $228.
Travel by plane to Peru
It is possible to travel by plane from the international airport of Maiquetía located in La Guaira, Vargas state to Peru, the cost of the ticket is a little more expensive than traveling by bus but the trip is shorter and more comfortable.
The airlines that travel to Peru and their rates are the following:
- Aviation $637.86
- Copa Airlines $986.64
- Avianca $1,308.71
Prepare the previously relevant documentation to expedite access to another country, as well as facilitate the process of legalization of nationality before the competent authorities of the destination country, which allows free transit in said territory and in all scenarios (work, medical and academic).
Change of Immigration Quality
The change of migratory quality is a procedure that a migrant performs to process a document that allows and describes the activity that will be carried out in Peruvian territory.
In order to make the request for Change of Immigration Status, the applicant’s permanence must be valid (the tourist visa).
The procedure to make the Change of Immigration Status is as follows:
- First of all, the applicant must pay an amount of S/. 177.60 for processing rights.
- Second, you must enter the system migrations.gob.pe
- Subsequently, you will have to click on the space «Change of Immigration Quality» and select the residence that you consider applies to you.
- Then the system will throw you certain forms in which you must enter the deposit number and the date it was made.
- You will have to complete a form with personal data as it appears in the passport.
- After having completed the personal data, display by clicking on «proxy data» there you must complete the data requested, otherwise the system will not be able to generate the form.
- Once the F4 form is completed, you must save the document, print it and request the appointment.
- On another computer screen, a page will open in which you will have to select the day and time until you are granted a space, confirm the appointment and print said confirmation.
- On the day of your appointment, you will have to meet the requirements according to the corresponding migratory status. It is recommended that you include the Interpol International Exchange Form among your collections.
- Once you are in the office and you are called by the corresponding official, you must answer certain questions about your marital status, profession, religion (in some cases), telephone number and address. Once the interrogation is over, the official verifies if the information provided is true and that the documents are in order, since the applicant will be given a certificate of receipt of the procedure.
- The process can take between 15 and 30 business days.
- When the procedure is approved, the migrant must visit the Migration office with their passport and the receipt of payment of the fee for issuing the foreigner’s card and the annual foreigner’s fee. Finally, they give you a service number, you will have to take your payment receipts to the link that is indicated, they will take a photo for your card and finally they will deliver it to you, in addition to leaving a wet stamp in your passport.
How to process the Temporary Permit of Permanence?
To request the Temporary Permit of Permanence, the migrant will have to meet the following requirements:
- Copy of current passport or identity card.
- Payment receipt that is made at the Banco de la Nación for an amount of S/. 41.90
- Proof of appointment purchased online.
- Form completely filled out on the day the appointment is assigned.
- Sworn statement stating that you have no criminal record, this condition applies only to adults with civil rights and obligations
- Interpol International Exchange Sheet, this condition applies only to adults with civil rights and obligations.
- In the case of minors, the representative or guardian must present the apostilled birth certificate.
Once all the requirements to obtain this document have been collected, the applicant will have to go to the Bureau of Migration Reports in Lima or to an area headquarters in the corresponding province. After the appointment, the applicant will be given a period of 10 business days to deliver any missing documents, if applicable.
The applicant will have a response of approval or not in a maximum time of 30 business days.
If the requested permit is approved, the corresponding card will be issued.
What is it for?
It is a document that regularizes the migratory activity of Peru. This document allows Venezuelans to have access to the social services of the Peruvian territory such as education and health.
Venezuelans and other migrants who have this document can obtain the single taxpayer registry (RUC) to pay the taxes corresponding to the economic activities they carry out, in accordance with the law.
The PTP has a duration of 12 continuous months (one year), it is a non-renewable document, however 30 days before said document expires, the citizen will be able to opt for the migratory status of resident, with which he will be able to continue carrying out his activities. , join the SIS and obtain the immigration card.
Why emigrate to Peru?
Peru is one of the most sought-after destinations for Venezuelans who decide to become migrants and this is because that country grants residence papers faster than others, the processes are not that long and they are also not expensive, in addition to that if the applicant does not have the economic capacity to cover the fees corresponding to the procedure, they are made to sign an affidavit in which they agree to cancel the debt in a period not exceeding 12 months.
What papers must be legalized and apostilled?
To emigrate to Peru it is necessary to have the following documents duly apostilled and legalized:
- Birth certificate.
- Driver’s license (consular license granted by the INTT)
- For university professionals (graduates or TSU) the original must be apostilled and a black background copy of the degree, the certified grades, the curriculum and the academic program. (legalized before the Ministry of Higher Education)
- For high school graduates, the degree and certified grades must be certified.
- If you have a postgraduate degree, the original and the black background copy of the title must be apostilled and legalized, as well as the documents that prove your undergraduate degree.
- In the same way, the certificates of courses carried out can be apostilled and that the company that issues them are registered and with your documents in order according to Venezuelan law.
Cost of living in Peru
The prices of things can vary depending on where you live and the number of people who consume and contribute in a household.
Basic needs in Peru are not difficult to afford since food and transportation are cheap, however rent and utilities can be the most expensive.
A monthly budget for 3 people could be the following:
Rent S/. 400, food S/.300, transportation S/.270, communications S/.90 (30 soles per rental plan), this for a total of S/. 1,060.
- Travel with a passport.
- Carry the pertinent documentation that allows expediting the process for free transit in Peru.
- Verify the migratory movement for the request for Change of Immigration Quality.
- Save each receipt that the Banco de la Nación gives you once you make the payment of a procedure or fee.
Peru is one of the few countries that grant facilities to Venezuelans, for this reason it is essential that if you decide to travel as a migrant to this country, you comply with what is specified on this page to facilitate all the processes. Much success!
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