From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Latest update: Entry requirements section (Visas)

Visas

British nationals don’t need a visa to travel if the purpose of the visit is tourism.

If you are travelling for any other purpose, check entry clearance requirements with the  Peruvian Consulate-General in London.

On arrival, you’re normally given permission to stay for up to 183 days.

Double check the period of time you’ve been granted. If you overstay, you’ll need to pay a fine. In the worst case scenario you could be held in detention.

Immigration

If you enter Peru overland from Ecuador, make sure your passport is stamped with a Peruvian entry stamp at the local immigration office. Most people crossing the border with Ecuador enter Peru through Aguas Verdes (Tumbes region) – you may need to ask for directions to the immigration office.

If you enter Peru from Bolivia by bus or taxi, make sure your passport is stamped with a Peruvian entry stamp at the immigration office in Desaguadero or Copacabana (Puno region).

Immigration authorities may also not let you leave Peru without a valid exit stamp from the last country you visited.

If you enter Peru without an entry stamp then you’re required by law to apply for a new entry stamp at the nearest immigration office.

The British Embassy can’t intervene in immigration issues. Make sure you get your entry stamp when you arrive in Peru.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay in Peru.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Peru. Your ETD should be valid for the duration of your stay in Peru.

Customs

British nationals have experienced problems when trying to enter the country with more than one laptop. You should familiarise yourself with Peruvian immigration or customs procedures before you enter the country. For further details contact the Peruvian Consulate in London.  

If you are returning to the UK via Europe, be aware that the customs authorities in European airports frequently confiscate duty free alcohol and other liquids purchased at the duty free shops in Lima airport from passengers in transit. 

Travelling with children

Children under the age of 18 years travelling on a British passport who have resident status in Peru need written permission (Autorización de Viaje Notarial) from the non accompanying parent(s) to leave the country. This permission is obtained by a notary public in Peru. The letter must mention the proposed destination, the purpose of the trip, the date of departure and the return date. If unable to obtain a notarial permission, the child will need a judicial written permission (Autorización de Viaje Judicial) issued by a judge. Children who have tourist status do not need these permissions, however, the Immigration Officer is free to request them in circumstances considered suspicious by the Immigration Authorities or if the child has stayed in Peru for over 183 days even if only as a tourist. For further information, contact the Peruvian Consulate in London or the Peruvian Immigration Directorate.

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