Peru’s deadline to initiate the online immigration regularization procedure passed on November 10, 2023. During the previous six months, foreign nationals in Peru with an irregular migration status could register and obtain a temporary residence permit (CPP). A face-to-face appointment for the registration of biometric data was also required.
After six months, CPP holders can apply for special resident immigration status, allowing them to receive an immigration card for a period of one year (this is renewable). Irregular migrants who did not register in time under this procedure are subject to administrative sanctions which may include a mandatory exit order or expulsion.
Recent amendments (Decreto Legislativo No.1582) to the Migration Law have created a faster deportation process for certain foreign nationals with an irregular immigration status and those who carry out activities that threaten public order, national security or the security of citizens.
The same amendments introduced a new resident visa for digital nomads working in Peru while employed and paid by an employer outside of the country.
The decree also ties the validity of identification cards (carné de extranjería) to the validity of the holder’s visa.
Further details and administrative regulations are expected.
Erickson Immigration Group will continue monitoring developments and sharing updates as more news is available. Please contact your employer or EIG attorney if you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or case-specific questions.