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PERU – Visa-Free Entry for Certain Indian Nationals

Effective 26 March 2017, qualifying Indian nationals will be able to enter Peru visa-free for business or tourism, for one or more stays totalling up to 180 days per year.

To qualify, Indian nationals must hold permanent residence or a visa valid for at least six months for Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States or a Schengen Area country.

This visa exemption scheme was established by Decree No. 006-2017-RE, which was published on 6 March 2017.

As we reported at the time, Peru granted a similar visa exemption to certain Chinese nationals in September 2016.

Action Items

  • Qualifying Indian nationals planning travel to Peru should take the upcoming visa exemption into account.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Barrios Fuentes Abogados.

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 © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.