What is the change? Additional details are now available regarding the new online process for changes of immigration status.

What does the change mean? Applicants must appear in person for an appointment at which they will provide their fingerprints and photograph and receive their username and password for the online portal that will provide notices on the progress of their application. If the visa is approved, applicants will need to appear in person again to collect their Foreign ID card (Carné de Extranjería) but will not have to provide additional information.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate.
  • Visas/permits affected: Changes of immigration status.
  • Who is affected: Foreign nationals in Peru applying to convert their status, including those switching their status from temporary to resident.
  • Next steps: Applicants will need to schedule an appointment at a Migraciones office, at which time their biometrics will be taken and they will receive a username and password to access an individual mailbox on the Migraciones web portal.

BAL Analysis: Applicants changing status in Peru should plan to schedule an appointment with Migraciones to provide their biometrics at the application stage rather than at the end of the process as was previously done.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Peru. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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