You must know that Peru has no special visa for volunteers. If you are planning to volunteer in Peru, a tourist Visa is all you need!
Citizens of the following nationalities ARE ALLOWED to travel and volunteer in Peru without applying for a Visa at a Peruvian
embassy or consulate; and are allowed to stay in the country for max. 183 days. It's best to always confirm this with the Embassy before leaving, as it can change at all times. This list is also available
- North America: Citizens of the United States, Canada and Mexico.
- Central America: Citizens of Belize, Costa Rica and Panama, Honduras,
- Caribbean: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados,Dominica, Granada, Jamaica, San Cristobal& Nevis, Sta. Lucia,
San Vicente & Gra., Trinidad & Tobago
- South America: Citizens of all South American countries.
- Europe: Citizens of all countries within the European Union, except Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia Herzegovina,
- Africa: Citizens of South Africa.
- Asia: Citizens of Brunei, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand;
citizens of Hong and Taiwan.
- Oceania: All Oceanian citizens
If you come from the one of the above-listed countries, you will be given a 30, 60, 90 or 183 day Visa upon arrival.
And it is up to you to request the appropriate amount of time for your stay. For example: if you want to visit Peru for three months or longer, make
sure you request a 183 day stamp from the Immigration officer granting you entry.
Usually, you will not be allowed to stay more than 183 days, but if you absolutely must, inquire this with the Peruvian Embassy or Consulate you are
applying to and DO NOT attempt to travel to Peru without receiving a confirmation first.
Additional to this, you will also need a) valid passport and passport copies; b) round trip ticket, hotel reservation, tourist package reservation or
invitation letter from the people or organisation that is hosting you; c) some countries require a personal interview and/or proof of legal residency
of the country you are living. Passport must be valid for 30 more days after the intended return date from Peru; d) If you are flying out of Peru via
the Lima Intnl. Airport, you will have to pay a Departure Tax of $31 USD per person.