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PERU - New Entry Rules for Venezuelan Nationals

Effective 15 June 2019 at 00:00, the Peruvian immigration authorities will only allow Venezuelan nationals to enter Peru if they have a valid passport and visa.

It will no longer be possible to apply for a humanitarian visa at the border. Venezuelan nationals who intend to enter Peru with a "Humanitarian Visa" will be able to apply for one at the General Consulates of Peru in Caracas and Puerto Ordaz, in Venezuela; as well as, exceptionally, in Bogotá, Medellín and Leticia, in Colombia; and in Cuenca, Guayaquil, Quito, Machala and Loja, in Ecuador.

Alternatively, Venezuelan nationals may apply for a Tourist, Business or other immigration status (other than Humanitarian) at any Peruvian Consulate abroad.​

In response, the Venezuelan government has announced a reciprocal visa requirement for Peruvian nationals.


This change will affect anyone using the services of Peruvian consulates, as their increased workload is likely to lead to increased processing times.

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Employers who may be affected are encouraged to contact a Newland Chase immigration specialist for case-specific advice.

This alert was prepared with information provided by AOV Abogados, GoLocal and EMS.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2021 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.