Peru is a South American country that attracts millions of tourists each year for its captivating nature, culture, history, and archeological sites. Almost 100 countries can travel to Peru for tourism activities and stay in Peru for up to 183 days within a one-year period.
Foreign nationals from the following countries must apply for a Peru tourist visa, before traveling to Peru:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote D’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, India, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian State, Qatar, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Republic of Sudan, Republic of South Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
The Peru tourist visa is usually multiple entry, allowing for a maximum 183-day stay within a one-year period. Peru tourist visas not used within the 6-month validity period will be deemed null and void.
Foreign nationals applying for a Peru tourist visa should meet the following requirements:
A machine-readable passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Peru.
A filled out and signed Peru visa application form.
One recent, standard photo on a white background
An airline ticket showing proof of exit from Peru for another destination
Hotel reservations or proof of lodging during stay in Peru, or an invitation from a Peruvian host
Applicants should provide proof of financial means, e.g. bank statements.
A consular fee payment for the Peru foreign mission where the application is being made.
Please note that certain applicants may be required to provide additional information than those listed above.
Foreign nationals applying for a Peru tourist visa should follow these steps:
Fill out a Peru visa application form, complete with your personal details and other requested information.
• Set an appointment at your nearest Peru embassy, consulate or representation office.
• Submit the Peru visa application form and all required documents at your nearest Peru embassy, consulate, or foreign mission abroad.
• Attend a personal interview, if required.
• Pay the Peru visa application fees.
• Collect approved Peru visa from the Peru embassy, consulate, or representation office where you applied.
• Make sure all information on the visa is correct and matches your passport.
Please note that the Peru embassy or foreign office where you are applying may require you to attend a personal interview during the Peru tourist visa application process.
The cost of a Peru tourist visa varies depending on your nationality and the location where you are applying. It is advisable for applicants to contact their nearest Peruvian embassy or consulate to inquire about the specific visa application conditions.
Foreign nationals applying for a Peru tourist visa should visit their nearest Peru embassy, consulate, or foreign mission abroad.
Peru visas are usually processed within 5 to10 business days, but processing times may vary, depending on the Peru foreign office where you are applying. Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible, in case of delays or unforeseen circumstances.
Approved Peru tourist visas can be collected from the Peru embassy, consulate, or foreign office where you applied.
Foreign nationals from almost 100 countries can travel to Peru visa-free for tourism purposes, namely:
Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Grenada, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Holy See, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kiribati, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovak Republic, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Tuvalu & Vanuatu, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Uruguay.
Chinese and Indian Nationals can travel to Peru visa-free, provided they hold a US, Canada, UK, Australia, or Schengen visa or residence card, valid for 6 months from the date of entry into Peru.
The Peru tourist visa costs depend on your nationality and the Peru foreign office from where you are applying. You are advised to check with the Peru embassy or representation office nearest you for their particular Peru visa application procedures and conditions.
Peru does not issue visas-on-arrival or transit visas.