VISA INFORMATION

The Government of Peru will facilitate entry into Peru of accredited participants in the 2015 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund through the following visa policies.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Diplomatic, Special, Official, and Service Passports and UN, EC and OAS Laissez Passer: In accordance with regulations in force from August 1, 2015, all foreign citizens holding Diplomatic, Special, Official, and Service Passports and United Nations, Organization of American States, and European Community Laissez Passer, will be allowed to enter Peru without a visa for a stay of up to 90 days from the date of entry. This can be extended, if needed. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the planned date of arrival.

Ordinary Passports from countries that do not require a visa: Accredited Annual Meetings participants holding passports from the 97 exempt jurisdictions do not require a visa to enter Peru, provided they stay less than 184 days. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the planned date of arrival.

Ordinary Passports from countries that require a visa: Accredited Annual Meetings participants holding passports from countries not included in the aforementioned 97 jurisdictions require a visa to enter Peru. Visa requirements are specific to the individual’s category of participation (as defined by the Government of Peru).

For a summary table (pdf file) on the visa requirements please click  here.

For more information, please contact:
Visas2015Lima@mef.gob.pe

Questions regarding the issuance of visas may also be directed to the Diplomatic Liaison, Minister César Jordán at  cjordan@mef.gob.pe

Visa Requirements by Category of Participation

1. Attendees and Invitees

This Category includes:

• Officials and Employees of the Organizations, including Governors and their Deputies, members of the Committees of the Boards of Governors, Executive Directors and their Alternates, advisors of any of the aforementioned persons, officials of tribunals and panels, and officials and employees of the Organizations, and;

• Representatives of the Members, including all representatives, deputies, advisors, technical experts and clerks of the delegations designated by the members and accredited by the Organizations as delegates to the Meetings.

• Relatives, including relatives of Officials and Employees of the Organizations and of the Representatives of the Members.

• Visitors: Representatives of financial institutions, commercial companies, civil society, individuals.
 

Specific Requirements:

1a. Attendees and Invitees holding Ordinary Passports from countries outside the 97 exempt jurisdictions must file an Official Visa application with the Peruvian Diplomatic or Consular Mission in their country. The following must be provided:

• Visa Application Form DGC-5.

• Valid Passport, with minimum validity of six months (attach copy of the identification page).

• One Photograph (color, white background, passport size).

• Letter confirming registration as participant in 2015 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund.
 

1b. Effective July 1, 2015: Attendees and Invitees from countries with no Peruvian Diplomatic or Consular Mission may request visas an online system, via the following link: http://VisasJuntasBM-FMI.rree.gob.pe.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after verification of all requirements by applicants, will issue an "Official e-Visa" to allow them to easily board their airlines and enter the country. The following must be provideds:

• Valid Passport, with minimum validity of six months (attach copy of the identification page).

• One color Photograph, facing forward, white background, including head (uncovered) and shoulders. File size less than 500 Kb.

• Letter confirming registration as participant in 2015 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund.
 

2. Participants

This Category Includes:

• Individuals accredited by the WBG or IMF to attend the Meetings as observers, special guests, and speakers in seminars

Specific Requirements:

Individuals in the Participants Category should follow the same procedures as for Attendees and Invitees.
 

3. Service Providers/Journalists

This Category Includes:

• Contractors, including employees of companies providing goods or services related with the Meetings.

• Journalists accredited by the WBG or IMF.
 

Specific Requirements:

3a. All Service Providers must apply for a Business or Temporary Working visa with the Peruvian Embassy or Consulate in their country even though they are nationals of a country that does not require a visa. The following must be provided:

• Visa Application Form DGC-5.

• Valid Passport, with minimum validity of six months (copy of the identification page).

• One Photograph (color, white background, passport size).

• Consular Fee (Business Visa US$30, Temporary Worker Visa US$25.00).

 Letter confirming registration as Service Provider of the 2015 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund.

3b. Accredited journalists must contact and make arrangements with the Peruvian Embassy/Consulate in or in charge of their country. They must travel on the appropriate visa category even though they are nationals of a country that does not require a visa. Detailed information is available through this link: http://VisasJuntasBM-FMI.rree.gob.pe.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after verification of all requirements by applicants, will issue an "Official e-Visa" to allow them to easily board their airlines and enter the country. The following must be provided:

The following must be provided:

• Journalist Visa Form.

• Valid Passport, with minimum validity of six months (copy of the identification page).

• Two color photographs (facing forward, with a white background, including (uncovered) head and shoulders).

• Letter from the institution that the journalist represents.

• Letter confirming registration as accredited Press.

Even though a journalist, because of citizenship, may not require a visa to enter to the country, the journalist visa will facilitate press accreditation and temporary entry of equipment. (see more below)

Professional equipment:

To bring professional equipment, journalists need to file a Temporary Import Form for professional equipment and materials (cameras, audio equipment, etc.), which can be downloaded here.

The equipment, in principle, has to enter the country with the journalist. However, if a journalist needs to send the equipment earlier or bring it back later, the same tax and customs treatment can be applied as long as it is established, with the Passport or official document, that the baggage arrived in the country one (1) month before and up to six (6) months after the date of arrival of the passenger. This should be indicated on the list of equipment accompanying the visa application with the arrival date of the passenger and the arrival / departure date of the equipment.
 

IMPORTANT:

Fly-aways, drones, wireless microphones:

Fly-away transmission equipment, drone cameras and Wireless microphones, require a special authorization issued by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications. The journalist has to apply for a permit from that institution, in person or through a representative with a letter of attorney. The form is available here.

Entry of Wired microphones is allowed.

More information (in Spanish):

http://www.mtc.gob.pe/comunicaciones/concesiones/internamientos/internamientos.html