You want to move to the third largest country in South America to start your new life? Then get ready for a country of many traditions, coupled with modern lifestyle and unique areas. We know of no one who has regretted moving to Peru.
Visa and residence when moving to Peru
Basically there is free entry in Peru, but this is only for tourist purposes. From the moment you want to stay longer than 90 days, you need a visa. You can apply for this at the Peruvian consulate, for immigrants this is the “work visa”. You can only apply for this visa if you have already found a job in Peru. You can apply for the visa either online or at the Peruvian consulate in Switzerland. It is important that you have a job, because in Peru it is very difficult to be unemployed, because there is no such thing as unemployment benefit.
A permanent residence permit is only possible after several years, for this foreign workers must have lived and worked in Peru for several years. Only then it is possible to make such an application, you can then contact the Peruvian consulate on the spot. The many documents that are needed for the application, you can also ask at the Peruvian consulate and most of them can be prepared there.
The move and the customs regulations when moving to Peru
First of all, you should think about the right moving company, this is not always easy to find. You should get several quotes from different providers, so that you can then choose the best one for you. We also provide individual cost estimates on request. Furthermore, it is important to unsubscribe from current contracts and memberships, as you usually have a 3-month notice period and should therefore cancel promptly in order not to pay forever for nothing.
Also, a list, with all your belongings would be a good idea to make it easier for the movers to pack everything and not forget anything. Moreover, this list is needed to provide you with a reliable quote.
Also with the customs such a list would be advantageous, since you can save yourselves thus unnecessary stress and annoyance. In addition, you should inform yourself on the Internet about the current customs regulations and pay attention to the list in advance, whether you are allowed to carry the object at all.
Sights and culinary diversity
After your arrival and all the packing, a period of acclimatization to your new home is important. This includes getting to know Peru and the people and their culture. For beautiful experiences and attractions we want to help you a little bit. We have listed the most famous and beautiful ones for you here:
Machu Picchu, the most famous Inca ruined city in Peru, is located on a mountain peak at an altitude of over 2,300 meters. Since 1983 Machu Picchu belongs to the UNESCO world cultural heritage.
- The royal city of Cusco is, along with Lima, the most visited city in Peru. It has numerous Inca sites and first-class architecture ranging from historic to modern.
- The mud city of Chan Chan was built around 1300 and impresses with enormous buildings made of mud, which have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986.
- The Huacachina Oasis is located in the middle of the largest sand dunes in Peru. In the center of the oasis is a small idyllic pond where you can swim as well as surf.
- The Plaza Mayor or Plaza de Armas is located in the capital Lima and is still the center of the historic old town. With its 14,000 square meters, the Plaza de Armas is considered the most important sight in Lima.
- Trujillo on the northern coast of Peru, is an ideal starting point to fascinating sites. Also the beautiful monuments and the colonial buildings, give the city its special charm.
Peruvian cuisine is a paradise for all gourmets among you. It is said to be the best cuisine in South America. Among other things, the cuisine was influenced by the Inca and by the Spanish colonial period. In the 19th century, elements of various immigrant cuisines were also adopted, including French, Italian, Chinese and Japanese.
Among the most famous and popular dishes are:
- Anticuchos skewers, these are grilled beef hearts and are sold on every street corner at every stall.
- Rocoto, is a hot bell pepper stuffed with a mixture of beef, onions, peanuts and garlic.
- Chupe de Camarones, a soup consisting of shrimp, potatoes, milk and chili that packs a punch if you don’t tolerate spiciness well.
- Aji de Gallina is one of the most popular chicken dishes in Peru. It is made of yellow chile and light spiciness, combined with rice and olives served.
- Mazamorra Morada, a dessert that resembles a fruity pudding and is popular served with rice pudding.
We wish you a good start and much success in your new life.