PERU – Extended Eligibility for Temporary Residence Permit for Venezuelan Nationals
Effective immediately, the National Superintendency of Migration of Peru has extended the right to apply for a Temporary Residence Permit (PTP - Permiso Temporal de Permanencia) to all Venezuelan migrants who entered Peru before 1 August 2017.
Previously, the PTP was available to Venezuelan nationals who entered Peru before 2 February 2017. The permit has already been awarded to over 11,000 Venezuelans, and around 8000 more have arrived in Peru since 2 February 2017.
What is the PTP?
- The PTP regularizes the status of Venezuelans who legally entered Peru during the qualifying period, and allows them to work. It is valid for one year and is renewable.
- Qualifying Venezuelan nationals can make an appointment to apply at an immigration office within 120 days of 1 August 2017, and applications will be decided within 30 working days of submission. A sworn declaration of no national or international criminal record must be submitted in support of the application.
- A similar special residence permit has recently been introduced for Venezuelans in Colombia – see our alert of 2 August.
- Qualifying Venezuelan nationals should consider applying for the PTP before the deadline, to regularize their immigration status and allow them to work in Peru.