Peru Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No

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A passport with a minimum validity of six months on the date of entry is required by all foreign nationals. 


Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above travelling as tourists for stays of up to 90 days.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Visa note

A business visa is required for some nationals (British, US, Australian and Canadian nationals) if the purpose of the visit is business. Any business-related unpaid work can be made on a tourist visa. You have to complete a form from the Peruvian tax authority, which you can obtain from the embassy in advance or fill out at the airport on arrival.

Anyone applying for a tourist visa requires a bank statement showing a minimum balance of £1,000 and a mini statement taken from a cash machine on the date of application. Anyone applying for a business visa must prove their company is solvent.

All nationals are advised to check with the Peruvian Consulate prior to departure to obtain current details of any documentation which might be required.

Types and cost

Tourist/business visa: £30.00. Costs are subject to change according to exchange rates.


Up to 90 days, but you must ask for this and the discretion lies with the officer. Stamps have been issued for as few as 30 days. You can extend your visa in Peru.


Transit visas are not required by any nationals of the countries listed within the above table, or by anyone else provided you do not leave the transit area, your connecting flight is within 24 hours, you have all your documents and ticket for your next destination, and your luggage is checked through to your final destination.

Application to

In person at the consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Temporary residence

Temporary residence is not available in Peru, except through business visas. You can apply for permanent residence if you have a Peruvian spouse.

Working days

Allow at least 5 days for visa processing. It may take longer if authorisation from the immigration office in Lima is required.

Sufficient funds

You must prove you have sufficient funds (last three statements showing a minimum of £1,000) only if you need a visa.

Entry with children

There are no particular requirements when bringing children into the country provided they have their own documentation. When leaving Peru, unaccompanied minors require a notarized travel consent of the absent parent(s) only when they are Peruvian citizens or when they reside in Peru.

Entry with pets

If you comply with the regulations properly, there is no quarantine for pets and you can bring them into Peru. You need a signed, legitimate vet’s health certificate for your pet, which shows vaccinations against rabies and other diseases specific to your species of pet. You will also have to pay several fees.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Peru in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 833 9860. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.
Embassy of Peru in the UK
Telephone: + 44 20 7838 9223. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0930-1230 and 1500-1630.
British Embassy in Peru
Telephone: +51 1 6173000. Website: Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0800-1300 and 1400-1700; Fri 0800-1300.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.