• Peruvian passport
  • Pasaporte peruano
Front cover of a Peruvian biometric passport.
TypePassport
Issued by Peru
First issued8 July 2016 (biometric passport)
PurposeIdentification
EligibilityPeruvian citizenship
ExpirationTen years [1] (5 years pre issued Aug.2023)
CostS/ 98.50 (33 US dollars approx.)

A Peruvian passport (Spanish: Pasaporte peruano) is a travel document issued to citizens of Peru with the purpose of identification and to travel outside the country. It is issued by the Superintendencia Nacional de Migraciones, the Peruvian immigration and naturalization authority, which is part of the Ministry of the Interior. The Peruvian passport has the benefit of "visa free" status for member nations of the Andean Community and Mercosur, as well as several Central American nations.

Alternatively, a document called an Andean Migration Card can be used at any Andean airport, with which Peruvian citizens can travel freely throughout the territory of the Andean Community.

Types

Other types of passports established by international agreements also exist.[3] A non-biometric passport, known as a mechanized passport (Spanish: Pasaporte Mecanizado), was issued until July 7, 2016.[4]

Peruvian citizens abroad who must travel for an emergency but you do not have a passport due to loss, damage, or theft, can request a salvoconducto (safe-passage document). Salvoconductos are issued in all of Peru's local consular offices. They are emergency passports granted with the purpose of allowing the traveler to return to Peru or to their usual country of residence. A salvoconducto expires within 30 days of issuance. The salvoconducto may be kept by Peru's migration agents after the holder arrives in Peru.[5]

Physical appearance

Peruvian passports are burgundy, with the coat of arms of Peru emblazoned on the front cover. The words "COMUNIDAD ANDINA" (English: Andean Community) and "REPÚBLICA DEL PERÚ" (English: Republic of Peru) are inscribed above the coat of arms. Below the coat of arms, the words "PASAPORTE" (English: passport) and "PASSPORT" are visible. Since 2016 they are biometric passports.

Visa requirements

Main article: Visa requirements for Peruvian citizens

As of May 2018, Peruvian citizens have visa-free or visa on arrival access to 135 countries and territories, ranking the Peruvian passport 8th in the American continent and 35th in terms of world travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index.[6]

Application

To apply for a Peruvian passport, one needs a national ID (DNI) and the proof of the payment for the passport fee. Then with both documents, one must enter the Migraciones website to book an appointment (normally granted the same day) which also requires both documents. No forms need be filled. The passport is issued the day of the appointment.

Peruvians living abroad can apply at a Peruvian consulate. Issuance abroad takes about three weeks.

Andean Migration Card

An Andean Migration Card (Spanish: Tarjeta Andina de Migración, TAM) is a migration document issued and valid in the Andean Community's member states: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The document can be presented to migration authorities instead of a passport for travel between these countries.[7]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "En agosto se empezaría a emitir el pasaporte con vigencia de 10 años". www.gob.pe (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-09-08.
  2. ^ "Obtener salvoconducto por pérdida, robo o deterioro de pasaporte en el extranjero". Gob.pe (in Spanish). 2 July 2023. Retrieved 2 July 2023.
  3. ^ "Tipos de pasaporte". Gob.pe. 2022-05-08. Retrieved 2022-06-22.
  4. ^ "Pasaporte Mecanizado". Gob.pe. 2022-05-08. Retrieved 2022-06-22.
  5. ^ "Salvoconductos". www.consulado.pe (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 July 2023.
  6. ^ "Global Ranking - Passport Index 2018" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Tarjeta Andina de Migración - TAM". Gob.pe. 2022-05-08. Retrieved 2022-06-22.