Last update 05 August 2019Diplomatic missions
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Republic of Peru
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in the capital of Peru Lima. The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Brasilia, Brazil is accredited in Peru.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Brazil
Address: SEN Av. das Nações, Qd. 801, Lt. 08, CEP 70432-900, Brasília DF
Telephone: +55 61 3223 6193; +55 61 3223 9849
Fax: +55 61 3323 3285
Office hours: 09.00 - 17.00 h
Embassy of Peru in Athens (accredited for Bulgaria)
Address: 115 28 Athenes, 2, rue Semitelou
Tel.: +30 210 779 27 61
Fax: + 30 210 779 29 05
Office hours: 09.00 - 16.00 h
For more information, please contact:
Embassy of the Republic of Peru in Germany
Address: Mohrenstr. 42, 5. Etage; 10117 Berlin
Telephone: +30 20 64 10 3
Fax: +30 20 64 10 77
Embassy of Peru in the Czech Republic
Address Muchova 9, 160 00 Praha 6 - Dejvice
Telephone: +224 316 210, +224 315 741
Fax: +224 314 749
New sal (nuevo sol); US $ 1.00 = S/ 3.30.
Peru boasts some of the most spectacular natural scenery in all of South America.
The beautiful Peruvian Andes are home to local natives who still speak the ancient Indian language Quechua and maintain a traditional lifestyle.
Peru has had a rich cultural life in the ancient capital of the Incas - Cuzco and Machu Picchu, the lost city, thousands of years before the Spanish conquerors arrived.
Official languages - Spanish, Quechua and Aymara.
Crime and security
Approximately 45% of the population is poor, and 16% lead an extremely poor life.
Vehicles with foreign registration plates can travel freely, provided they carry an entry permit “Voucher for paid duty”, issued by the customs office of entry, or by a travel and automobile club in the country of origin.
Specifics of legislation
The country is known as cocaine producer. A consistent combat is carried out under a number of international programmes against the production of and illegal trade in drugs. The international airports in Peru are equipped with most advanced technical devices for control of drug trafficking. The minimum sentence for drug trafficking is 5 years.
An international driver’s license can be used on the territory of Peru.
Visitors are advised to have vaccinations against yellow fever, smallpox, typhoid, hepatitis and malaria.
Although Peru is a country which lies on the equator, it has mostly tropical and equatorial climates. The equatorial climate zone has only 1 season, characterised by much rain. The tropical zone has two seasons - winter and summer, and winds are tropical.
Travel papers and visas
Passports should be valid for at least six months from the date of entry.
Bulgarian tourists may stay in Peru for up to 90 days without a visa.
Persons travelling by plane need to pay an airport fee of USD 30.
Tourists are issued a permit for 30 to 90 days of stay, which is stamped in their passports and on the tourist card which must be returned when leaving the country. The actual length of stay is determined by the immigration officer upon entry.
A thirty day extension of the visa costs about $ 50 and can be obtained at immigration offices in major cities.
The stay may be extended to a total of 180 days.
However, it must be borne in mind that if travelling to Peru on business, a business visa is required. Upon arrival in Peru, the business visa holder must register in Dirección General de Contribuciones for tax purposes. The business visa is valid for 183 days. Applications for extension of the visit should be submitted before the Dirección General de Migraciones.
The following documents are required for a business visa:
- Valid passport.
- Fully completed and signed visa application form.
- One colour photo (passport size, against a white background).
- Return ticket or reservation indicating dates of arrival and departure from Peru.
- Paid fee of USD 30.
- Letter from an employer confirming your employment status and nature of activity in Peru. This required letter must contain the passport number and specify that all costs are covered by the employer.
- Proof of solvency of the firm or company posting the person.
- If a trip is related to a Peruvian counterpart, a letter from the Peruvian company is required, signed by a company representative, and must bear the number of a Peruvian identity document or of the passport and/or identity card of a foreigner.
An average tourist usually needs between USD 25 - 100 per day.
Bargaining is normal in the country, especially so for taxi drivers.
The best places to exchange money are usually casas de cambio (foreign exchange bureaus). Most easy to exchange are US Dollars and Euros.
Passport and tourist card must be carried at all times.
For security reasons, it is recommended that travellers carry a photocopy of the two documents and keep them in a separate place from the originals.
Certification and Legalisation
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and recognised by the Bulgarian institution any documents issued by the authorities in Peru must bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After that they should be certified by the embassy of Peru in Brazil. The signature and certification of the embassy of Peru in Brazil should be certified at the consular service of the embassy of Bulgaria there.
The documents should then be translated into Bulgarian by an authorised translation agency in Bulgaria and certified by the Certifications and legalisations department of the Ministry of foreign affairs.
Emergency Travel Document
In case of an emergency (such as a lost passport), Bulgarian citizens can seek assistance on the spot from a diplomatic mission of any EU Member State for the issuance of an Emergency Travel Document.